June 11th, 2007

running, bomb tech

A weekend of internet means a weekend of random links.

How To Ask Questions The Smart Way, as linked in techsupport.

"Glory Days" -- disturbing little bit of HP fic by cmwinters; I was an idea-bounce-off-person for this one, and I do like how it came out!

"Big Damn Zombies, Sir" -- Firefly hilarious zombie fic.

Flying cats in McDonalds. WTF?

http://www.freeware-palm.com/download-event-floater.html looks like what I've been looking for. If it works.

http://www.literotica.com/stories/showstory.php?id=283454&page=1 -- very silly NC-17 story.

http://www.datamancer.net/vonslattkeyboard/vonslattkeyboard.htm -- I have expensive tastes.
Housewife's Lament


Darkside was busy studying when I called this afternoon too, too busy to even babble at each other for a while. Alas. I see how he's probably going to be busy studying a lot in the future, because of that college thing. (And seriously, if you guys in the peanut gallery anticipated some form of major explosion, you may have overestimated the crazy and underestimated the best friends thing significantly.)

Some general tidying was accomplished. I had two TFM drawers, and one of them was completely emptied and TFMs for things that I no longer own were disposed of. myrrhianna was the happy new owner of the moderate-sized crockpot that I never use because I use the large crockpot because I cook for an army of one and then freeze it.

Flour and sugar are now in the cupboard under the stretch of counter that they used to be sitting on. If I can move all the appliances and dishes out of that cupboard, it can be the baking staples cupboard, and I'll have a baking staples cupboard, a spices cupboard, a dishes and teas cupboard or two, and a regular foodstuffs cupboard. And all will be happy! I still need pantry space, of course, but this will be more organized.

The bathroom floor was swiped at, but still will need serious attention thanks to Miss Kitty's box being generally in there. I gave the kitchen floor a bit of a swipedown too, and those jello spots are soaking. Hall needs sweeping, hall rug needs beating and then washing, but that'll happen when it happens.

jai_dit and I wound up looking at plots for the late-summer road trip to return him to his homeland. Preliminary plan: drive from Phoenix to the LA area, find a suitable crash space in the LA area, drive from the LA area up the coast to the SF area, find a suitable crash space in the SF area, do touristy things and have fun in the SF area (LJ fudge for 6A?), wind up in Stockton somehow, crash at the house, and then head back to Phoenix. I know sithjawa is California, as are pyrogenic and ataniell93. I'd like to introduce the new gang to Guide Dog Aunt, who is SF and generally has a spare room, especially if she has a month or two of notice that we're in the area. And since raranax is safely graduated and stuff, he may be around as well! Aunt-Fayoumis has expressed desire for an insane road trip as well; it would be very interesting if she were to be picked up on at least one leg of this for great justice. So. Good times to be had by all!

I don't know what my job situation is going to be at that point in time, but my cunning plan is to save up vacation hours from my current job, which I'm plotting to be keeping part-part-time, and use that in order to get through the days off work that I'll have to take, wherever it is that I'm taking them from. I did send my draft resumé off to a friend to look over; if there are no glaring flaws I'll be applying for the job that I want within the week.

Cox went down for about five very scary minutes a little bit ago. Ph34r!
running, bomb tech

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12:07 PM 6/11/2007
Lacey -- same icon set as the quoted one, which is why I used it there. Credit is in comments to mine. Feel free to go to the source, examine the set, and let the original artist know you're ganking.

1:23 PM 6/11/2007
I think I probably want a tea icon, namely, something with a caption along the lines of "This problem is too complex to be resolved without a cup of tea."

1:30 PM 6/11/2007
Our training room doubles as a hallway. People pass through here because the alternative involves security doors. We are supposed to have a security door, but the main security feature of it is the doors that are secured are key-locked, rather than keypad-locked. There is a sign on the inside of the door asking that we keep the door closed when not in use, because it is supposed to be a security door. This means that we leave it open only half as much as we want to.

2:08 PM 6/11/2007
Reasons given by trainees for leaving their last jobs: "My car got jacked on the way to work." Oh, and then the lady who put "Personal." as her reason for leaving all previous jobs. No schedule conflicts, no better opportunities, no moves -- only "Personal." Personally, I have my own opinions about that...

2:24 PM 6/11/2007
Decided to test the issue that someone higher-up asked me to test because I asked sassy questions about it and it wasn't known. The result seems to be clearing the username field and repeating the prev. error message even though is currently incorrect, not talking about details in any case. So! I have a case where the error language output needs correcting, maybe! I proved what I thought I might prove, with a bonus of "not telling me the right answer".

And if y'all followed that, you be in support-comms, readin' my comments.

I forgot my headphones today, so I'm stuck without music at work while the trainers interview potential trainees. I'm exploring the possibilities inherent in Google Docs for LJ-posting, because I saw that someone was using it as a client to post, and that's certainly a better idea than a Notepad file. Less footprint on my machine, and more auto-save action, and less clunky post-by-e-mail odd line breaks.

Forget "first post"; "first pun" is a far better coup. Especially when I'm competing against the likes of pauamma and leora and ... oh, heck, the whole dang support crew. ♥

Holy fuck, I made metafandom: http://community.livejournal.com/metafandom/117409.html

And that one girl, trendy chick #2, went back on the phones. Seems that between Obso1337 Manager and Snapping Gum Super, she got fed up and got the hell out. Can't entirely say I blame her; Obso1337 Manager is not entirely the best manager in the world. He micromanages and is Always Right.


I should get lunch or something. Applesauce with orange juice for breakfast (mixed together); strawberries and assorted pretzels/crackers for snack; time for lunch. Yay lunch. I brought pasta-with-sauce, helpfully frozen.


Yay for end of the day.