Jennifer Lawrence phenomenon (i can’t quite get Hunger Games popularity, but i love Silver Linings Playbook. how you should do proper conference badges (oh yeah, we’re learning!), Department of Defense outsources to private company management of their own images and movies archive for 10 years, RSA accepted 10M$ of bribe from NSA to promote weaker encryption algorithm and last but not least - DARPA vision of autonomic SkyNet network from eightees.
and to sum it up - how to deal with the fact that what you do in your daily job, may not be the thing you love. from my own experience i can attest, that you should strive to find job you’ll love and treat it as a hobby (while this may lead to blurring time between work and private life, and in effect - turning into workaholic).