There’s nothing I don’t like more on my blog than posting notices that basically say, “I’m busy, and that’s why I haven’t done anything,” but I think this time probably deserves a chance, since I’m not sure when things are going to be back to normal.
I think I mentioned this in passing in other recent posts, but here’s the story.Â About three weeks ago now, I woke up early one morning, went out to my living room and noticed my computer was turned off.Â It seemed rather odd to me, considering I hardly ever turn it off, though sometimes I do and just forget.Â I came back to it later, and realized that my power supply had died.Â That in itself is really odd, since I paid a lot for one of those quiet ones, and I’d had it less than a year.
Anyway, instead of rushing out to replace or get it RMA’d, instead I decided to just live without a desktop for a while, and that’s what I’ve been doing.Â Cutting myself off from that has been largely a positive experience.Â I needed a break from working on Gentoo and computer projects, and it’s helped curb my idling quite a bit, and I’ve been getting a lot done in other areas of life.
As far as Gentoo goes, I don’t have access to anything right now since everything was on my desktop.Â My SSH pubkey is on there, so I can’t work on any ebuilds.Â I can check my email through webmail, but last time I looked I had over 2500 new messages, and it broke the webpage.Â If you really need to contact me, I’m always on jabber during work hours (sdibb at jabber dot org).Â I would point to my contact page, but I accidentally zapped that the other day while upgrading my blog.Â Whoops.
In case you’re wondering, I am planning on “coming back” sometime, but for now I’m really enjoying the break.Â I’m using my laptop at home to get online, but it has a bare minimum of my preferences setup, so I mostly just use it to check my gmail and that’s it.Â As soon as I feel like I’m caught up with things again in life, I’ll get my computer fixed.Â I’m going to try and take it easier this time though, as I have a tendency to take on too much and get burned out quickly.Â I think maybe what I’ll do is instead of broadly approaching so many areas in the tree, I’ll focus on maintaining a few applications.Â Who knows.Â We’ll see.
In any event, have a great weekend.Â I should be back online for good in another week or so.