It's oh-frickin'-dark-thirty an' here I am, about which you may be wonderin'.
The explanation is quite simple, really: we're on another huge project at the Big Old-Media company, at the peak of the vacation season and with a couple of the techies out sick or on limited duty. Me bein' so duty-minded an' all, when we hit the holiday weekend an' came up short, I offered to help out.
It's not that I am so terribly devoted; it isn't even (entirely) the time and a half plus brownie points, though that certainly helps. But even though the really heavy lifting of our current effort was contracted out to Arcane Experts, if my department doesn't stay in step with them, our part of the task will get hugely more difficult. A little extra now to save a whole lot of shrieking panic and superlong days later is well worth it!
1. The latter already redeemed to get time to attend the Indy Hamfest next weekend; this is not a feast consisting of tasty well-cured pork but rather an amateur radio swapmeet.
2. About which I would love to expound but it's the usual deal: there's a significant competitive advantage to my employer in keeping mum on the project until it is unveiled and it turns out (who would'a thunk?) my paycheck is paid out of their net profits; so nothin' doin' 'til later!
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