The past two months have been nerve-wracking at work–I’ve been working on a big project that should be completely invisible to users, but should make life a lot easier for those of us who run things behind the scenes. The potential for failure was huge, and I did everything I could to prepare and test and tweak the process. Fortunately, it looks like it’s all paid off; things went off almost perfectly yesterday, and unless something catastrophic happens this week, I’m going to be able to move on to a pile of new, more interesting, and hopefully less stressful projects. That’s the penalty for success, right?

I kind of regret missing Gnomedex this year, as looks like a lot of old friends were there, but I just couldn’t afford the time away from work in the middle of things. Maybe next year. In fact, I’m not quite sure where my summer went–I’ve been concentrating on this since early July; there are a huge pile of home improvement projects that didn’t get done last year and I’d put off until spring or summer this year, and I haven’t even touched them yet. Hopefully the weather will hold through the end of September, and I’ll be able to get a bit of yard work in.