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Notes from work.

http://www.harpers.org/TheEcstasyOfInfluence.html (use-monopoly)
http://onyxrising.livejournal.com/348477.html (Financial Darwin moments)


10:11 AM 2/8/2007
Hacking away at this thing. Management gave me more direction, and fortunately what I was doing was infrastructure not actual thing, so much.

10:35 AM 2/8/2007
The thing worked for Q3 and Q4. My meeting's in an hour. I'm trying to get January whipped into shape. Ack. The meeting is with Management and with her boss. Management is my grandboss, which makes this visiting dude my great-grandboss. I'm freaking out quietly, which I trust will not show as freaking out when I'm actually on the spot.

10:58 AM 2/8/2007
I'm letting the Access Documenter go through my DB right now, to see if that turns up anything interesting. January is not behaving itself, which means that I have to uncover how and why, which means delving into the guts of the database. This was supposed to be a smooth and streamlined operation, but of course it wasn't. I am still trying to figure out what-all needs to be done, because I didn't document it properly the first time around, though my exasperated notes probably provide a lot of insight.

I have half an hour before the meeting, and I'm a little cranky, rather understandably.

11:08 AM 2/8/2007
Holy fuck, how many hundred pages did the thing create? It's up to 500 now. This is a very klutzy database. Oi. It's hardly a properly done one at all, but it's better than something someone untrained would have done. (I think.) At least I have the theory. 700 pages.

12:39 PM 2/8/2007
I grew up on NPR, so this is something I'm behind:

Subject: Save NPR and PBS once and for all

Hi,

President Bush just proposed drastic cuts to NPR and PBS. We've stopped similar cuts in the past, but enough is enough: With the new Congress, we can make sure this never happens again.

We need Congress to save NPR and PBS once and for all.

Can you help out by signing this petition to Congress? It's really easy-just click the link below:

http://civic.moveon.org/publicbroadcasting/?referring_id=-1076471-jlhq1AbI39_3th0A1ZicCg

Thanks!


3:19 PM 2/8/2007
Meetings over. Scary stuff. Intense rather than actually scary. I need lunch, probably now.

4:15 PM 2/8/2007
Yay lunch. Tearing through my paperwork now.

4:39 PM 2/8/2007
The thing I like about arguing simple math is that I'm nearly always right.
Gone away, gone ahead,
Echoes roll unanswered.
Empty, open, dusty, dead.
Why have all the Weyrfolk fled?

Where have dragons gone together
Leaving weyrs to wind and weather,
Setting herdbeasts free of tether;
Gone, our safeguards, gone, but whither?

Have they flown to some new weyr
Where cruel Threads some others fear?
Are they worlds away from here?
Why, oh why the empty weyr?

-- "The Question Song", Anne McCaffrey
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