Retirement, that is. Nearly six months into retirement from Stanford, I can see my initial visions of kicking back in a La-Z-Boy with time to read and think were unrealistic.
First, until you've been through it, you have no idea how much paperwork getting to be retired involves. I'm still working on it. Second, I'm still involved in the on-going evolution of the LOCKSS architecture, and I'm now working with the Internet Archive to re-think the economic model of long-term storage I built with students at UC Santa Cruz. Third, I have travel coming up, intermittently sick grandkids, and a lot of sysadmin debt built up over the years on our home network. I haven't even started on the mess in the garage.
This is just a series of feeble excuses for why, as Atrios likes to say, "extra sucky blogging" for the next month or so. Sorry about that.