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Since I'm trying to start weekend recovery, some thoughts on unrecovery from awhile back.

Political critics have their "hermeneutics of suspicion", and all its attendant glories.

It occurred to me the other day that for sysadminery, I use something else: a hermeneutic of paranoia.

The more I use it, the more truth it reveals about the interpretive problems I face every day (see preceding). The question is literally, a la Strange Days, "not are you paranoid, but are you paranoid enough?"

And I have no idea how to play this important concept to the nice, kind folks of ACME Int'l...

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