DAD: Any new and fun side projects?
ME: Yeah, a script that keeps track of digests for a bunch of files. Mostly my pictures.
ME: You know, so I can run it every half-year or so to make sure I’ve not got any bit rot.
DAD: And how likely is that?
ME: Not at all. Probably more likely to die in a car crash tomorrow.
DAD: So again, why?
ME: Just in case.
So really, I should be turning my efforts to something more productive. I keep telling myself I’ll sit down and slurp in the code base for some project in need, but I never get to it. The candidates are Quodlibet, sway, and dbus.
It’s a testament to the fundamental (though probably exaggerated) faith I have in my hard disk that I gave that hyperbolic example; I’m not even planning to leave the house tomorrow.