Herding cats

Day 32. 28 pages, 13,629 words.

No time today, on account of a pointless meeting at lunchtime where I have to sit and painfully guide engineers to the realisation that they need to tell me what they’ve done if they ever want me to document it[1], and an all-afternoon meeting-sort-of-thing after that where we’re doing some upgrades of a machine so that at least should be interesting.

[1] Follow-up: Turns out the engineer responsible for giving me all the answers I need, according to all the engineers at the meeting, is the engineer who is on holiday this week and could not attend the meeting. Didn’t see that coming.

Annoying day.

Anyway, I’m out of time. I was going to talk about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (it was brilliant, of course), and possibly a bit more about the Hugos (voting is now open for the finalists) and Worldcon (they’re finally getting their program together and it looks like I’m in it somewhere), but it will all have to wait until tomorrow.

Long weekend coming up for Vappu. About time we got a long weekend, this five-day week has been exhausting.

About Hatboy

I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends. Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages? I am Hatboy. https://hatboy.blog/2013/12/17/metalude-who-are-creepy-and-hatboy/
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