I had one of those weird weeks at work, in particular on Thursday and on Friday when I actually and verifiably did work. Like, for hours at a stretch. Over the course of Thursday I wrapped up the essential features of the project I was originally hired for long, long ago, and on Friday I was able to clean up some little nice-to-have side effects that should make it harder for innocent users to accidentally do something stupid-or-destructive-or-confusing by accident. Fortunately I have the second project I was hired for, a year ago, ready to not be worked on because I don't have the stuff I need to actually work on it.
Anyway, Thursday was a real breakthrough, with the shocking discovery that I actually got it more or less. I even got the interactions I wanted with no problems once I got silly typos out of the way. Even better, it handled automatically something I thought would need clean-up once I got the rough idea worked out. I'm stunned. I can't wait to start not working on my next project.
Trivia: When the schooner El Dorado came to assist the hurricane-struck SS Central America on 12 September 1857 neither ship had the lifeboats which could have made it possible to rescue those still aboard. (Survivors from the Central America had been picked up by the brig Marine.) Source: Forgotten News: The Crime Of The Century And Other Lost Stories, Jack Finney.
Currently Reading: Nanocosm: Nanotechnology and the Big Changes Coming from the Inconceivably Small, William Illsey Atkinson. Yyyyyyeah, I believe totally that nanotechnology is going to make sleeping an obsolete practice by 2015, as an odd little short-story insert puts forth. And then suddenly we get into a lot of mocking K Eric Drexler for his nanotechnology ... oh, let's call it predictions.