April 24th, 2007

phone, cordless phone

Why do people have this thing against Mondays? It's the *Tuesdays* that'll kill ya.

11:18 AM 4/24/2007
Happy Birthday, V! ♥

Pandora has pointed me at Cause & Effect, who sound a lot like Beborn Beton, Depeche Mode, the Pet Shop Boys, and that era of male-lead synthpop bands. I love that era.


11:39 AM 4/24/2007
Oh wtf. Dayshift has done something very scary with my hours, and I don't know how to make head or tail of it. I'm thinking that they went and did almost exactly opposite of what I was trying to accomplish with the change, rather than exactly opposite or exactly right.

I wanted them to track the hours of all timesheet people separately from all non-timesheet people. They seem to have tracked all supervisor vs. non-supervisor (some non-supervisors do a timesheet) and tracked assorted things negative or positive depending on whatever thing their little minds were thinking of at the time. WHAT. just... ow?

And the supervisor isn't around right now so I can't go ask wtf. Maybe she's back?

*whimper*

(Incidentally, the Blonder Half manages to violate a lot of my personal pet peeves, and *gets away with it* because he's him and no one else. He violates my language and spelling standards. He violates my non-homophobia standards. He violates my brain integrity. :-P There are serious cultural offsets. But somehow he manages to consistently make my top best friend spot.)


11:52 AM 4/24/2007
She was there. I guessed it right. Fortunately there were no non-timesheet people in there to mess with things. I'm'a go to the Company Meeting now, because that's got to have more with the sane than some of this other weird stuff.
phone, cordless phone

Afternoon.

2:36 PM 4/24/2007
I just sent Traveling Manager the correct information for contacting Facebook about
copyright infringements. I have no idea what address she was e-mailing to get them
to respond, but you can't just do that. You have to go through the correct channels
to even get noticed, especially if there's a small staff sorting all the crazy
stuff.

and omg. I just was trying to type my own name into the e-mail program, and I typed
in 'a', for 'Azz'. That's a name I don't use at work, but that's the first thing I
think of when I think 'my name', the one I answer to in public.

By the time I'm 40, I may well have changed my name.

I wonder if that's going to be the next big trend in social things -- people naming
their children knowing that the name they tack on their children at birth is a
temporary name, with naming ceremonies happening upon adulthood, when the person has
actually found their real name. I know it's a standard in some other
cultures, and I think the prevalence of use-names on the internet is going to lead
to a lot more people identifying more with their perhaps silly nickname than their
formal given name, to the point where they might feel like at least including it in
their legal name.


4:16 PM 4/24/2007
Pointed work at LJ for some examples of using blogging to augment work and/or make
work fun. I think I perhaps should start using my work-safe LJ a little more, even
in Support circles, though that runs the risk of me becoming more linked than I
already am. It's a little too late for me to separate my personal presence on LJ
from my Official Volunteer Presence -- azurelunatic is a far more known
"brand name", if you will, than my legal name will possibly ever be (unless I break
into popular fiction, and in that case I might still use a pseudonym).


5:13 PM 4/24/2007
Could have been a worse day, all things considered.