11 December 2014

Just Whelmed

I'm just whelmed; not over-, not under-, just whelmed.

Some significant technical difficulties in the last couple of weeks have kept me from updating this sausage factory: Changing out all three connectivity devices... two unplanned, one catastrophic failure.

And then there's this (PDF, large file), which just really sort of made my day. Even several days before, when it became apparent that it was going to be released. And the blame extends back into the 1980s, because that's when the supervisors who kept pushing conduct like this were hired... often at the expense of those who had actual expertise and/or experience with the cultures, the people, the regions, the concepts. All under the less-than-benign ideological supervision of the Greatest Generation.