cat flopped in a big comfy chair, which looks like it's eating the cat, caption 'HALP'Tuesday was a little less terrible than Monday, mostly because we’d already heard enough bad news on Monday. Also, Aaron was back, even though he wasn’t feeling 100%. This is mostly because various regulations won’t let him get paid for the several weeks he’ll be taking off soon unless he goes in to work for the next few days.

But anyway, we tried to learn everything possible from Chris. I also tried to deal with the usual raft of really weird problems, requests that made no sense, and recalcitrant Citrix clients with singularly unhelpful error messages and terrible UIs. But I got most of that stuff done.

Finished reading The Wake, the last book of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman this evening. That book is about everyone saying goodbye to Morpheus, the main character of the series. It’s been a few years since I’ve read the whole thing. Like most long and complex works, it gives you a different experience every time you read it. Well, The Kindly Ones, the second-to-last book, is “big and heavy enough to stun a burglar if you hit him with it”, which is apparently a good criterion for judging whether something’s a good piece of literature. . . .