I've just come off a wonderful week of vacation with my lovely spouse. It was great, but I learned something about myself. I learned that something as a corollary to another lesson, and that primary lesson was that, if you turn a smart phone on while on a ship floating in the Pacific Ocean, you will get a text message telling you that using that phone will result in a charge of $30 per megabyte.
In the days running up to vacation, I put in a lot of work. I didn't want to fall behind at the office too much, I had volunteer duties at GWJ and elsewhere that I needed to work ahead on and find substitutes for. (Incidentally, Mister Magnus did a fantastic job keeping the Front Page running here, and you should all buy him candies or flowers or beer or something.)
One of the last things I spent any time thinking about before setting myself adrift in a data desert was Elysium's piece on discontent with 2012's games.