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22nd of January, 2004 POST·MERIDIEM 08:44

Dilemma. I like my job; I get to stretch what I know, I use Unix all day every day, I’m getting comfortable in Perl. (Let’s say that last being a plus is a reflection that our world is imperfect, and sometimes the best approach to that is imperfection.) However, on the technical side, I get the feeling, with many of the people whose work affects mine, that I could do their jobs better than they are. Which is not a good place to be in.

I also signed up, over the last six months, for German language classes at the Goethe Institute. The constant exposure to something I’m patently bad at is healthy, in that it tempers the frustration above.

But, the term comes to an end this evening. So, I should go and pay for another term, right? But, I’ve just paid for a return trip to Japan (hi Claire) and the fee for the language class would throw me into poverty again.

Think I’ll end up doing it. Maximisation of resources, and all that.

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