July 17th, 2005

phone, cordless phone

Flagrant System Error!

The system went down at 8:30 this morning and stayed
down for an hour and fifteen minutes. Joy.

The Animation Acolyte was reading the new Potter book
in the downtime. I grinningly didn't spoil it. She had
some hopes for a favorite character of hers; Collapse )

Mornings are not my best time, except when they are. I
woke up for an hour in the middle of the night and had
difficulty getting back to sleep. That's always
dreadful.

I managed to get booths in half the room cleaned up
during the downtime. Downtime is often a bore for
monitors unless we have friends in on the phone who we
can chill and BS with.

Right now one of the other monitors and I seem to be
doing a 3 stooges routine with the monitoring system.
Only one person can monitor someone at once on the
telnet system, but when someone else tries to go in,
it knocks the person who was there off. This can be
bad when I'm IN THE MIDDLE OF MONITORING SOMEONE. ...
Looks like it wasn't another monitor, just Mr./Ms.
Telnet & me. Sucks to you, Telnet. (not "sucks to be",
just plain "sucks".)

Where's my coffee?
running, bomb tech

*grin* Plots & plans are for the Loony. And for the Darkside.

Darkside's chances of making it over to see me this weekend? Not so good.
His chances of getting here before Wednesday? Also not so good.
His chances of getting here anytime before next Sunday, in fact? We'll have to make it a felicitous three with "not so good". (He's planning to get some much-needed car repairs accomplished this upcoming weekend.)

Problem: I want to get the laptop back from him so V can use it when she leaves on her epic road trip sometime this week, but after Wednesday.

Solution: I take the bus to the mall near his place, he drives to the mall, and we meet up there. I take the bus home. All are happy. No one dies.

I'll be seeing him tomorrow evening, then, and giving him a ring when I get there.



He was tired when I called -- we'd both been reading the same book last night, but he stayed up a lot later. We both enjoyed it.