I tried and I tried…

… but I couldn’t come up with anything to say today. So consider this an open thread to talk about whatever the hell you want. I’m going to try playing a little Left 4 Dead to see if zombie blasting gets the creative juices flowing.

I’m zoning out at the moment. Please leave a message after the tone.

I’m in a weird lethargic state of mind where thinking is harder than usual. Not sure if it’s being caused by a case of the Winter Blahs or just from using up all my mental energy getting through work and then going to class the last couple of days, but I keep thinking I should post something to the blog and everything I come across that I would normally write about is not inspiring much output.

Take this article about COPA being struck down by the Supreme Court. This is something I would normally write about as it deals with attempts to censor what can be hosted on a website. It’s a classic “won’t someone think of the children” bit of legislation and I’m quite pleased to see it finally die after so many years of litigation during which it was never enforced. But other than saying I’m pleased it’s dead I can’t think of anything else to say about it.

Work has been a little busier than usual and school is currently a bit boring as we’re covering stuff in the Windows Server 2003/2008 class that we covered last semester in the Networking class I took for a bit of a refresher before getting into the server stuff proper. Last night in the hardware class we took apart the PC on our desk and put it back together. Something I’ve done literally thousands of times over the years and could do with a blindfold on, in a dark room, with a toothpick, and both my arms tied behind my back. The one saving grace of the class so far is my lab partner is a total newbie when it comes to working on hardware so I spend a good potion of my time making sure he understands what the hell he’s doing and why he’s doing it. Something the instructor appears to appreciate as it makes for two fewer people he has to check in on. You know it’s going to be a fairly smooth class when your instructor is hitting you up for advice on possible components he should buy to upgrade his PC.

So here’s my “I got nuthin” post to explain why I’ve not been posting. As is often the case I’ll probably find a half-dozen things to post about now that I’ve greased the wheels a bit. Oh, I did finally finish up reading Kluge and I plan to get a review up shortly. Once my brain starts working again.