Regularly I go into inner hibernation. During these periods I minimise involvement with others. Do solitary things like wrangle Drupal modules into existence. Or deconstruct old patterns of functionality. Or move pixels from left to right. Who cares?
Monks have done similar through the ages. Without us I.T. Monks the world would have shut down long ago. We keep the wheels turning.
As we walk through the apocalyptic streets with our heads down. Muttering in binary code like madmen.