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What I Did on my Winter Vacation or Dear goodness, you mean she isn't dead yet?

Yeah, it's been a while since I was an active poster. And yet, I still catch myself composing LJ entries in my head now and again. Well, my recent activities have been:

  • Working my new(ish) job with a contractor. (I can has base access!)
  • Ordering video cards for [livejournal.com profile] linaloki. (One of these is going to work.)
  • Gathering tax information. (Curse you, IRS, bane of US citizens humanity!)
  • Studiously ignoring as much of the ongoing election crap as I can. (Living by the philosophy of the first two of the DNE monkeys means I can pretend political commercials don't exist! W00t!)
  • Visiting Mom's extended family. (Total visits in '07... 3? Maybe?)
  • Playing NWN2. (Nope, no flavor text here. Sorry)

And some other stuff. Like fighting with this censored keyboard just to get spaces in my entries, or fighting with my sister for access to the sole internet-capable computer.

Amusing note (I thought, anyway) I actually ran across Monty from ASMS in October (we were at the same conference). I found out today that he probably works in the same building I do. It's not definite, but if it's true, that makes three (non-coworker or client) people I know who work in the same building I do. The other two I know are actually from my church, which is pretty small, so the coincidences just keep adding up.


Well, if anyone has something they'd like to ask me about life, the universe, and whatever, please feel free! It'll prolly inspire me to post more often.

Legal disclaimer: Author reserves the right to not answer questions based on any number of undefined criteria, which may include, but is not not limited to: work, pop culture, small fish, boy bands, and winning lottery tickets. Unless the question is, "Do you want some/most/all of the money from my winning lottery ticket?"

Date: 2008-01-27 09:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chaoticogre.livejournal.com
From the "I can has base access" comment, I would assume that you have seen LOLcats or similar internet memes. Can you enjoy the absurdity essential to such a thing and yet keep your rigidity on the subjects of grammar and correctness?

On an aside, do you think that IT people get upset with the type of people who contact them every other day for their first month on the job with immediate needs to get software access on the assigned test equipment or to get things set up at multiple stations on opposite corners of the building?

Quite.

Date: 2008-01-29 03:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chaoticogre.livejournal.com
Of course I am the one making requests. It was known that I would be working in Development around mid-December. Started working at the start of the year. Things still needed "adjusted" so that I could get work done in mid-January. Granted, things are busy and our IT department is a whole of two people (so I should probably be glad that I have an account on the computers at all).

The biggest issue so far was the phone ping-pong over one of the test units. I was the ball, Frank was a paddle on one end with his "call IT and have them give you access," and IT was the other paddle with "the security settings are correct, so ask Frank about it." That took forever to resolve.

The current situation between me and IT is stable. I can do my job and so I am not contacting them. Still can't access the messaging system on the phone and it identifies me as "Melissa" when I call people, but they can get around to that at their leisure.

Re: Bugging

Date: 2008-01-29 03:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chaoticogre.livejournal.com
Also, just to clarify, I got response each time I made a request and they were prompt. The main issue was the vast variety of things which I need access to (both hardware and software).

Date: 2008-01-28 03:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mehrit.livejournal.com
You know I never really appreciated those Dilbert cartoons (or The Office, or any other cubicle-farm-related humor) until I actually started working in an office. And now they're hilarious, which is good, because you have to laugh, or else you'll cry. *sigh*

Office Space is quickly climbing the ranks to becoming one of my favorite movies. Adele got me the fire engine red Swingline stapler for my birthday last year. (And yes, it has been stolen several times...)

Hah, Monty! I haven't seen him in forevar. It's a small world.

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