Last Thursday, I got home to find Alexis and kcr playing video games. We had some interesting discussions about the future of IS at MIT and about how Kerberos may or may not fit into that plan.
Then we started discussing design directions for KLL. Specific details were not important. However it was enjoyable to actually get into the systems design mindset. I enjoy when I manage to get enough of a connection with a design space that I'm able to intuitively feel how things might fit together and to get excited about what I might be building.
I don't work on design problems enough lately. Some of the phone conversations with Nico have the feel of designing new systems. But they seem so distant and unlikely that I find it harder to appreciate.
ANyway, it was nice to be reminded of why I'm working on software.