Lol! Total brain fart. Got waaaaay too much stuff going on atm.
But not as busy as the two weeks after the election...
Different kinds of busy. Busy with developing and testing some automated configuration processes, licensing implementation, and coordinating some modifications to some already done systems, gives me time between configs/reboots/whatever to do things like post. Might be a bit distracted, but it doesn't prevent me reading and writing on the forum. Busy re-coding some incredibly complicated and obscurely written bastardization of pearl pretty much requires getting one's head completely into what you're doing. Take 5 minutes to think about something else and you'll lose the 3 hours worth of coding ideas you had juggling in your head just a minute ago. Think of it like trying to solve a puzzle in your head, and then writing down the solution you figured out. In my case, there were a half dozen different parts of the script which all needed to be modified in tandem. You can't stop halfway through doing those bits or you risk frankly ending up with the code that the previous guy handed me in the first place (I kid you not, there were sometimes three of four different functions with only slightly different names that did more or less the same thing, and were called by those different names throughout the main program apparently purely because he'd forgotten that he already had a function that did what he wanted. And don't get me started on the meandering path of variable names). And it's not just one change. It's a series of changes, each of which lead to the need to make another set, etc, etc.
That kind of busy involves shutting your door, turning off your phone, and focusing on just what you're doing with as few distractions as possible.
Edited, Jan 10th 2013 6:31pm by gbaji