Friday, July 18, 2008


I'm sick and tired of the Big Secret Project at the Skunk Works. Not only has the technical side been [long, bitter description roughly paralleling ancient Chinese inscriptions about the unrightous being rewarded while the decent folk are stiffed, deleted] something of a cock-up and a bit of a Heath Robinson, the hours have become unseemly long.

Yeah, I get paid. But the time? That, I'll never get back.

Workin' again tomorrow. Bah.


Anonymous said...

People love to ignore that invisble infrastructure, aren't they?

Chuck Pergiel said...

Heath Robinson? What's wrong with Rube Goldberg? Well, for one thing he wasn't the predecessor to Colossus. Funny the things you pick up on the internet.

aepilot_jim said...

After exhaustive research by my crack team of investigative trappist monks. I have learned what the "Big Secret Project" is. I've put a hidden camera tape of the trial runs of the machine up on my blog (

BobG said...

"Yeah, I get paid. But the time? That, I'll never get back."

I agree with you there; during my twenties up into my forties I spent a lot of time working 7/12 or 7/16 for weeks on end. Uncle Sam took most of my overtime pay, and a missed lot of time I would have liked to spend doing other stuff.