Last updated on November 20, 2012
Well, I guess that this is my first journal entry. The bit of text up above this window implys that I should be using a client to do this. Oh well. The clients here (or at least the win32 ones) don’t support proxies. I really should be doing more work here. Today is just… one of those days. I’m not sure how to describe it. A combination of bizarre thoughts while tired last night, strange dreams, strange sleep patterns, and odd thoughts while in the shower put me into a very meloncohly mood. Hopefully that all will pass.
For the past few days (and for the next week or so) I’m monitoring a conference call providing support for technicians in the field. I admit, it doesn’t sound too bad, but I’ve been assigned to do this on top of my normal workload. That’s where it gets interesting. We all know the problems inherent with a preemptive multi-tasking OS. People behave the same way. Woo! Think about it… We’re all Windows 3.1 inside. Now, let’s see why: There’s the benefit that many things can be “on your plate” at once, but when you switch between things, there is the cost of task switching. That’s what I’m running into now. That, and the stress/fear of losing my job. It is probably an irrational fear, but a very real one none the less. I’m under the impression that my manager feels that I don’t do any work. (A coworker of mine has been told this directly) and that is the reason why the extra work is being piled on.
VMware is ticking away in the background installing the Netware client into a copy of Windows 2000 Professional. I’m needing this in order to admin servers remotely. I don’t want my normal machine logging into the domain. The reboot just happened, I think I’ll go back to work now. Mmm… Netware. Mmm… Client. Mmm… Legacy. Mmm… Old.