February 4th, 2006

work, headset, nerf bat, working

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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/02/03/bt_dsl_demon/ -- naughty BT, not telling ISPs that they're doing stuff!

I am sure everyone has already seen the animation/song of http://www.ultimateshowdown.org, and I am the one late to the party. The Little Fayoumis may not have seen it yet, and I am making sure that his mom shows it to him. Because he would so, so, so dig that.

The Brokeback Mountain hype hit work. Someone or other was on the point of going to see it -- then learned what it was about, and didn't, and would have been rather pissed off if he'd actually gone and been tricked into seeing a movie with OMG T3H GHEY. My general knowledge of US/UK exchange rates came in handy when they started discussing a UK reality show that involved a bunch of men chatting up a woman ... a woman who was in fact transsexual, and born male, which little fact the men did not learn until a little later on.

Surprising Rev. Not-So-Nice Super in a dark alley with a brick would not cure his fucking homophobia. Surprising Rev. Not-So-Nice Super in a dark alley with a brick would not cure his fucking homophobia. Surprising Rev. Not-So-Nice Super in a dark alley with a brick would not cure his fucking homophobia. Surprising Rev. Not-So-Nice Super in a dark alley with a brick would not cure his fucking homophobia. Surprising Rev. Not-So-Nice Super in a dark alley with a brick would not cure his fucking homophobia. Surprising Rev. Not-So-Nice Super in a dark alley with a brick would not cure his fucking homophobia. Surprising Rev. Not-So-Nice Super in a dark alley with a brick would not cure his fucking homophobia. Surprising Rev. Not-So-Nice Super in a dark alley with a brick would not cure his fucking homophobia. Surprising Rev. Not-So-Nice Super in a dark alley with a brick would not cure his fucking homophobia. Surprising Rev. Not-So-Nice Super in a dark alley with a brick would not cure his fucking homophobia. Surprising Rev. Not-So-Nice Super in a dark alley with a brick would not cure his fucking homophobia. Surprising Rev. Not-So-Nice Super in a dark alley with a brick would not cure his fucking homophobia.

I don't have issues with Rev. Not-So-Nice Super being upset with the social situation as set up: it's the sort of thing that Betan earrings were invented to take the mystery out of, and doing it for amusement on a reality show smacks of the sort of experimental conditions that would have an ethics advisory committee screaming. (I am not a committee.) I do have issues with anyone, even Rev. Not-So-Nice Super, saying that he'd take the £10,000 and hire a hit man for the erstwhile date. Not for the producers of the show, for the woman. (The producers of the show... that I would have a lot more sympathy with.)

Nobody mess with my sister's people. (No, not Sis. No, not my biological sister. Geeze.)
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Work remains surreal. I do appreciate the fact that the bullpen team functions as a team. That stays solid.
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It is now hat season again. I need to unearth the summer stuff. And poke Darkside about renfest. Which will mean schedule
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OMFG data integrity. There are some things that should not be done to a survey. Hope they can void and requeue it.
running, bomb tech

PSA & random/general update: Life of the Loonie

Backlogged on comments still/again. Inbox is sitting around 110 read-and-queued messages, not all of which are urgent, but none of which I've actually had the time to address.

Sunday is my Friday.

Sunday may also be my day where I say "fuck it" and go off to Mesa and bother Darkside. (If he'll let me.)

Today had some Technology Moments. Computers lost their desktop wallpaper. This led to at least two people coming up to the bullpen and declaring "My screen turned blue!" One of them was the One-Man Bald Nudity Crusade. I helped him shut down the computer and gave some cheerfully practical advice, like pointing out that that's the desktop, and as long as there's a little Start button down there, it's all good. This was evidently an invitation for him to unload a flood of bitterness about his own PC that stopped working all of a sudden and how computers should be designed to keep working, and he would have to PAY MONEY to get un-hostage-ized the stuff he had on disks, to the tune of $20 for printout, and so on and so forth.

I sat down at my desk again with shaking hands, and I told Comic Pirate Super that I really really wanted to hit someone right about now.

Comic Pirate Super was very understanding. (Comic Pirate Super brightened up my morning by saying "chu'" rather than "Activating!" in DIvI' Hol when he was setting up things on the dialer this morning. Did I mention that I adore some of my co-workers a whole lot?)


Rev. Not-So-Nice Super is plotting some cooking exploits (I was looking up the ingredients and methods for gelatin the other weekend, good gods) and conducting a sociology experiment. He hopes to write it up in paper form and publish, and then run for President on the platform "Homie G Super thinks I'm a nice guy!" I told him that if it didn't get taken as a paper, he should market it as comedy, and honestly, his plans for a reality show were totally unnecessary. In point of fact, I went on, he should just have somebody follow him around with a camera, and that would be reality show enough.

He was honest-to-goodness flattered by that. He and I are brothers in thrall to Thalia, see.

I'm thinking that informing him that his exploits are already entertaining portions of an interesting crowd online might be not such a good idea. As encouraging as it is to him, it might be a little too encouraging, and furthermore, that opens up the whole "work is a regular selection on LJ" can of frickin' worms.


I was sharpening pencils Friday night and Rev. Not-So-Nice Super entered the copy room. Sharpening pencils is noisy, and puts one's back to the door.

"BOO!"

"Waaaigh!"
He departed snickering. After my pulse un-spiked, I fell over giggling. Just on general principle.


Called the Darkside this afternoon after bidding farewell to the 9-hour shift. He was busy working on the computer. I called back two hours later. Still busy. (This sounded like a value of "working on the computer" that involved re-installation or at least heavy maintenance rather than an actual personal or work-related project.) I've been consciously referring to him as a man rather than a boy, at least when I speak, and especially when I speak to his mother.

Still need to ask him about the renfest.
Still need to poke him about a regular meetup. (And get a response. Somehow. I keep poking from time to time, and he keeps evading.)