Lots of stuff going on at work over the last couple of months that I can't talk about here, let alone at my main blog. Probably much of it I'll never be able to write about—grab me in person if you want to hear things—but right now things seem to be actively turning out well, so that's good.

One thing that these events have brought home fairly strongly, though: different people have quite different views of the reality underlying a situation. And that is, in general, a perfectly fine thing: different data, and non-conclusive data at that, naturally lead to different hypotheses/beliefs. But sometimes it can lead to tension, especially in emotionally charged situations, and when that tension gets too strong, acknowledging that difference can be useful. Was, in fact, surprisingly useful to me recently.