After a good bit of reading and thinking and I’ve reached a few conclusions that seem to have both improved my outlook and helped me identify some strategies to make myself happier. Sidestepping the debate as to the applicability of labels, running from disenchantment of the ever-present majority of any group that you want nothing to do with, I’m going to take the good parts and leave the rest.
I’m worn out for no reason in particular. Remounted a heat sink yesterday and I’m pleased with the result. Nothing extreme (no lapping the heat sink, etc) but it was nice to accomplish a smaller scale project and do something nice for someone I care about.