Well, finally email@example.com are calming down. No more stop-ship bugs, I found and fixed a few things before the test guys noticed (they never found them, actually) and I repaired an emergency where a co-worker broke the communications protocol and the production had to stop while I fixed the tester (grrr).
But now.. I'm tired. I get home and all I do is stare at the computer screen, watch movies, or veg out to Animal Planet. I did one 3D scene of a monster that's just flying guts, a head, and arms.. but.. meh.
I suspect a full month of stress has drained my motivation for a while. I had this happen when I worked at Silicon Valley start-ups and before critical product ship dates.. you get burned out to produce, then the mind and body need recovery time before the NEXT set of idiotic disasters and/or stupidly short product development cycles.
I hope I can get about 1-2 weeks of just ordinary work, sitting and coding and debugging without 4 Priority 1 ASAP-type issues hitting at once. At least dishonored co-worker seems to have learned his lesson, but dang! This kind of thing has to stop!
I need to write more, and I need to illustrate it. Otherwise I'll end up losing my marbles and end up quitting to join a commune in Oregon or be a Pizza Hut dishwasher. Blech.
I just don't care about apathy!