My Jet Lag

I think I’m finally back on track. The past week really has been a blur, at best. I’ve always heard that traveling west to east is the worst for jetlag, but I had to experience it firsthand to really believe it. Most of the week last week, I spent in some weird state of pseudo narcolepsy, dropping off to sleep at the oddest and least appropriate times.

I won’t even intimate that my temporary condition approached the seriousness of real narcolepsy, rare as it is. But the trip home really threw my system a bigger curve ball than I could have imagined. We left Kansai in daylight and flew into a sunset. By the time we arrived in San Francisco, it was daylight again. I was so disoriented, I didn’t even think of contacting San Fran’s famous Pirillos for brunch or a quickie tour. By the time we arrived in Chicago, it was again dark. Count ’em – two sunsets and a sunrise in a single trip. It’s taken all week to reacclimate, but I’m back on my normal 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. time frame. I’ll be more prepared the next time – in late January, no less.

The Great Distro Review, with four installments under our belts, is taking a one-week hiatus. We’re looking at procmail and mail filtering in the GnomeTWEAKS all this week, and I’ve spent most of the weekend configuring the nearly perfect procmail setup. Since I’m a stickler for testing the things I write about, a reinstall and reconfiguration just isn’t in the cards for this week. We’ll pick up the review with RedHat 7.2 when the procmail series is complete.

Finally, winter seems to have found its way to Iowa, just in time for the holidays. As much as I dislike the cold, the wind and the snow, it does all add up to Christmas in Iowa. I hope that wherever you are, all conditions, weather and otherwise, are favorable to enjoy the holidays. We wish you all peace in this holiday season.