These last few days have been pretty hard on me. I still have some lingering mucus from my cold / allergies. We’ve also been pretty busy at work. In addition to everything else, I’m “on call” this week. My last job, in web programming, didn’t have a call rotation. If anything went wrong, they called me regardless of the time or day-of-the-week. Luckily our web stuff is pretty solid and we hardly ever had anything break. That kind-of spoiled me. Now I’m in a group with hundreds of servers that span dozens of applications. Being “on call” can now mean something. And by “mean something” I mean that it could be horribly inconvenient as things I’ve never heard of break in new and interesting ways. Of course this is also a great learning opportunity. Doesn’t every one like being randomly woken up at 2:30 in the morning so you can learn something totally new.
Maybe I’ll try to write something more creative later in the week.