There are a lot of people on DJB's dns mailing list that are assholes. Complete and utter assholes. It makes it really hard to be on the list, but it's got some useful info when someone other than the assholes are talking. I understand djbdns a lot better for being on it, but I really wish I didn't have to be.
Of course, the fact that DJB is an asshole probably encourages assholes to sprout around him. Regardless, the fact is it's one of the least friendly public technical mailing lists I've seen; newbies come in asking questions and get flamed. Heavily. A few people have tried to stop the assholishness, but without much effect. So... bleh.
Forgot to do my supervisor review form over the weekend so I did it this morning and then turned it in a little while ago. Looking around it appears I'm not the only one. ;)
I find the whole idea of a non-anonymous supervisor review to be a horrible thing. I have nothing bad to say about my boss, I like him, but what does someone who has a horrible boss do? If they write that he's a horrible boss and he isn't fired, you know that person will have written themselves a death sentence - that person will, consciously or subconsciously, make their life a living hell. It's not worth it. Even when you like someone it's hard to criticize your supervisor when you know they'll be reading what you said about them with you right in front of them during your review. That sucks.
The whole situation seems pointless. If the company can't afford to give raises, fine. We're shooting for profitability, fine I can accept that. But to make us go through the entire review process after telling us we won't be getting a raise, and to demand that we critique the boss that will be giving us that review... it's cruel and unusual punishment, I think.
Anyways. Fortunately I like my boss a lot so I can write an honest review without feeling anxious or whatever. Still... makes me uncomfortable. Blarg.
Anyways... spent a whole lot of time doing not much today. Between meetings, filling out the review form, meeting my friend for lunch, etc. I don't seem to have accomplished much. I'm tired. Wanna go home. Sleeeeeeep. Sigh. Mondays suck.