Today was a terrible day for getting anything done. Most of the (granted, this is MSFT software we're talking about here) infrastructure that I'm supposed to keep running or at least afloat managed to be broken by outside forces that I do not have direct control over. The whole experience, from the here and now perspective, is making me want to lock my network down to the point where people can just barely get the absolutely necessary accomplished. This is what creates new BOFHs. I've resisted for a long, long time but this day where the torrent of error emails carved my iPhone 4 down to 60% battery life by mid-day without making any phone calls may just be the final shove that I've needed to slough off this facade of niceness or cooperation and just run the network like a train system or something. Damn it. The trains will run on time.