I decided a couple of weeks ago (http://use.perl.org/~Limbic%20Region/journal/25807) that I wasn't accomplishing anything of any significance because I was too busy keeping up with what everyone else is doing.
I also admitted to myself that perhaps the reason I was doing that was because in such a league of extrodinary gentlemen (and ladies), I would find myself sorely lacking.
Having realized there was a possibility of fear and being tired of thinking about all my unfinished projects, I decided to go about doing 1 of 2 very difficult things that I have wanted to do my whole life. The first is related to the Perl community and the second is a personal goal.
So what does this have to do about a dream concerning Larry?
While I have been waiting to hear about the first idea (requires support and funding) I haven't started the second as I believe either will be an all consuming process. So I am at work (a previous job) and Larry is coming on site to consult. We are sitting down to get started and Larry is trying to turn on this two light lamp. I keep trying to tell him he isn't doing it right as it requires two switches to be in the right place at the right time and he finally gets it.
Now I have never met Larry. I don't think there is anyway that he would have required that much instruction to turn on a light - but maybe subconciously I was telling myself I still have something to offer even if I am not on par with the league of extrodinary gentlemen (and ladies).
In any case - if I haven't heard about the first idea this week, I will be off the grid even further as the secondary project is completely non-programming.