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Ow, my head.

10:41 AM 4/4/2007
Happy 4/04! My brain could not be found this morning. I need to boot faster in the

10:52 AM 4/4/2007
Pulling stats. Yay pulling stats. K-Bone is working on the paperwork. It's normal
paperwork, so there is no real need for me to dive in and help out, yay. Obso1337
Manager stopped by to say hi and chat about current events.

11:04 AM 4/4/2007
Ahh, adulthood, that happy state. How I love it. ...Or something like that. I am
having hot mint tea, sitting in a comfortable chair in front of a very nice computer
at work, listening to good music, wearing BPAL "London" scent, with the long
chestnut waves of my hair brushed out. Yes, life is good.

Last night, myrrhianna and I had a discussion about our technical roles
at work. It would actually make sense for us to be working as this in an official
capacity, actually -- we're the ones who translate between end-user and support
staff. I know that I don't have the training to be actual IT yet, but I can
certainly make problem reports to IT in a form IT can understand and won't have to
spend hours trying to decipher. It's another layer of management, to be sure, but
it's the sort of thing that needs to happen when there are Completely Clueless
End-Users working with technology. Saves strain on the tech support, saves strain on
the end-users, and helps facilitate communication, because IT is shielded from The
Lack of Knowledge, and the end-users are shielded from IT.

12:19 PM 4/4/2007
We do complex things like help re-size columns in tables in Word, turn off the
preview pane in Outlook, get this column and that column to automatically add in a
third column in Excel, and perform basic troubleshooting issues like "My keyboard
isn't working!" and "I don't have anything there; why's it giving me a #DIV/0!

12:35 PM 4/4/2007
Done with pulling the text files and converting it to spreadsheets. Now putting the
spreadsheets together and pre-checking for bad data.

3:01 PM 4/4/2007
Whee being dizzy in the head. Alas. Just had lunch, so it's not low blood sugar. I
suspect my sinuses, as I am low on tea. Tea is a good thing that keeps me

4:00 PM 4/4/2007
Hee, Snarky Lady trusts my assessment of people who I know, so if I think someone
would make a good fit, then she's happy with that. She doesn't trust Leftover
Leftovers Guy's assessment of his buddies, but she trusts my skills at assessing the
skills of my buddies. That's a good sign.

4:54 PM 4/4/2007
Ooo, is this a fever that I'm running? whee. Got to tell the "Girls Just Wanna Have
Fun" anecdote to the Refusal Workshop interviewers.
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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