Ugh. Today I telecommuted. You’ve been seeing that a lot in my journal, and MAYBE half the time, it’s justified. The other half is me waking up and going ‘Don’t wanna go’ and then deciding I have to telecommute for reasons of my health, supposedly. I’ve been TCing nearly one day a week for the last few weeks and I have a bad feeling my bosses, who are usually ecstatic at my productivity, are starting to get annoyed by it.
To make up for the negative karma generated by slacking my ass off on your tax dollars by playing River City Ransom when I was supposed to be working, I stayed TC’d an extra two hours to do some particularly intense work on DHTML sliding graphical menus. I hope that’s enough to make up for dorking around so much lately, but it probably isn’t.
Last night I worked a bit with delfina on the outline for UE03/Thursday. She insists she didn’t do much to help, but the nudges and ideas she gave me snowballed into a complete outline that accomplishes a hell of a lot more than I had originally figured it would. Yay! Hmm. Maybe I can write some tonight; I haven’t been RPing much the last few days since my writing groove hit.
In other news of evil, the SCSSA or whatever it’s called is being shoved forward by Senator Hollings of South Carolina again. The man has been bought ($300,000 campaign contributions) by the MPAA, and he’s pushing a law that says, basically, “Every single computer and operating system and computer program and device that pushes bits in any way whatsoever must have government-certified digital copyright protection installed.”
If this passes, it’s the end of the United States IT industry. Linux would be illegal, since it won’t comply. Windows gets a monopoly by default since Microsoft owns a patent on DRM systems and can sue their competition. The entire population gets divided into two groups: “Media Creators” and “Consumers”… and of course, because I’m small potatoes (not part of the Big 5 Corps) and I’m working non-profit, I cannot be a Media Creator with full technological rights despite owning multiple copyrights on various things.
I am contemplating dropping several hydrogen bombs on South Carolina. Failing that, I would like all my readers who live there to call up your congressman and tell him to go stick his schlong in a paper shredder. Thank you.