I was sitting at my desk, consuming my second cup of Desktop Espresso and trying to get jacked up for the day, when I realized that I had no interest in US politics anymore.

This is a good thing.

My attention spand is one that is intensive, but very short. Samantha and I used to describe one of our dogs as having a “slide-show” mind: it could only hold one thought and it filled the entire screen when it was there. “Sleep under tree…<click>…be good dog…<click>…sit…<click>…squirrel”.

I work on that principle. In the run-up to the November 2 vote, I threw myself into reading as much as I could on the campaign and the potential results. Now, I don’t care. I have seen this bad movie before: Nixon’s Second Term. Time to move on.

Now I am throwing myself back into the world of Web performance, as seen by many of the posts from the last few days. I am trying to elevate myself above the day-to-day trivialities of working as a consultant (pipeline of new business, response to tactical questions from customers and prospects, etc) to concentrate on the bigger picture.

And next week, who knows. I will keep you posted.

Right now, I, Samantha and the boys are concentrating on getting better; we have this vicious cold that will not die. Samantha says its the season; I place tha blame on an inter-species virus that came from the Damnation Hound. She had kennel cough when she arrived, and I firmly believe in the sci-fi idea that she transferred it to us.

But she is so cute for a beast from the 9th Level.

Was I talking about something when I started writing this? I don’t remember…