If you're a systems administrator you can probably relate to this scenario:
On a Sunday afternoon you come in to do a minor task because its the only time you can bring down a system. When you get there you find out that a less experienced system administrator has trashed one of your systems when an upgrade failed. And now you're spending the night trying to rebuild & recover the server. That's why I'm sitting here, reading blogs while watching a tape drive spin off backup files.
Its now 5am, I've read the usual stuff, Arms & the Law, The Volokh Conspiracy (including most of the comments). I decide to see if I can hit the proxy that doesn't block blogspot and whoppie I get through to militarymotivators a (a politically safe test for this job). BTW: that's http://militarymotivator.blogspot.com. After reading Ride Fast and Shoot straight I decide to check his blogroll for someone I've not read before or for awhile.
And what do I see? This blog listed. Wow, I've been noticed? Which also reminds me, when was the last time I updated my list? Oh, packing.org is on there. So while I see that the tape drive is still spinning SunStudio I do a quick update and write this note.
BTW: I do read a good dozen more blogs, Says Uncle, Ahab, Blackfive.net, Days of our Trailers, Snowflakes included. I promise to do another update in the near future, but right now I think I'm going to go make more coffee, because the watched backup or restore never finishes. And daydream about how this unexpected overtime is getting me closer to a new H-D Cross Bones in olive.
p.s. Thanks for adding me, and if others have and I hadn't noticed, thanks to you all also.