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Phone Monkey

When I signed on to do my job, I did so thinking that I’d be doing crazy/wierd technical things. Now, I’m doing phone support. Yes, that’s right, phone support. Along with my normal work. Uggh. Tonight the resume gets finished.

On a happy side note, I got a number of the parts for my new computer today. Take a look at the case here. I’ve also got the HSF (Alpha PAL8045 w/ Papst fan), power supply (Seventeam ST-300 BLV, which is very similar to the Zalman ST-300BLP ultra-quiet power supply), and a single rounded floppy and SCSI cable (because all hard drives are external on the end of the fibre channel cable down in the basement). I’m hoping the power supply and HSF together will be very, very quiet. I’m sick of noisy computers. I want to sit in my office and hear nothing but silence or music. Whichever I have turned on at the time.

Tonight is the condo association annual meeting. This is the one thing I don’t like about living here. The association. I hate to sound biased, but this *seems* to be one group of people who have no experience with buisness or customer relations. I should volunteer for the board, maybe then the finances wouldn’t be so messed up. Well, I don’t think they are that messed up, but I’m sure there is something that could use to be set straight. After all, everyone did have to pay for new windows this year.

Ah well. I’ll stop complaining now. I need some dinner because I have to leave here at about 18:00.

[ Cross-posted from nuxx.net blog. Click here for the original post. ]

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Phone Monkey

When I signed on to do my job, I did so thinking that I’d be doing crazy/wierd technical things. Now, I’m doing phone support. Yes, that’s right, phone support. Along with my normal work. Uggh. Tonight the resume gets finished.

On a happy side note, I got a number of the parts for my new computer today. Take a look at the case here. I’ve also got the HSF (Alpha PAL8045 w/ Papst fan), power supply (Seventeam ST-300 BLV, which is very similar to the Zalman ST-300BLP ultra-quiet power supply), and a single rounded floppy and SCSI cable (because all hard drives are external on the end of the fibre channel cable down in the basement). I’m hoping the power supply and HSF together will be very, very quiet. I’m sick of noisy computers. I want to sit in my office and hear nothing but silence or music. Whichever I have turned on at the time.

Tonight is the condo association annual meeting. This is the one thing I don’t like about living here. The association. I hate to sound biased, but this *seems* to be one group of people who have no experience with buisness or customer relations. I should volunteer for the board, maybe then the finances wouldn’t be so messed up. Well, I don’t think they are that messed up, but I’m sure there is something that could use to be set straight. After all, everyone did have to pay for new windows this year.

Ah well. I’ll stop complaining now. I need some dinner because I have to leave here at about 18:00.

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Morons

Today I’m going to rant about stupid people.

This morning I wake up and it’s raining. Not bad, I like the rain. Unfortunately that means that the drive to work is going to be an especially horrid one. Remember, people don’t know how to drive in the rain. As soon as a water-dripping cloud appears people drive slow, hit their brakes more often, cut in at the last minute in lane-ending situations, and generally be foolish.

Today was no exception.

I’m driving down M-59 (Hall Rd / Rosso Hwy / Highland Rd / whatever) on the way to work and suddenly I see why everyone is stopped. A woman, complete with blond poof, in a beautiful 1980′s swede and leather trench walking against traffic on the shoulder of M-59. Okay, someone broke down. It’s too bad she has to walk in the rain, but at least it’s not an accident.

Then I see the real cause of the backup. This idiot broke down and decided to leave her fairly new Camero right in the middle of the road. So there it is, rush hour, and there is a driverless Camero parked in the middle of M-59 on the John R (or was it the Dequinder?) overpass.

I guess it’s all right, though. She’ll get hers. The emergency blinkers were left on, which means a run down battery will be in her future. Along with the transmission work the car will need after the Shelby Twp or Rochester Hill’s finest come along and have it towed as it sits there in park.

So maybe I shouldn’t be so upset.

[ Cross-posted from nuxx.net blog. Click here for the original post. ]

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Morons

Today I’m going to rant about stupid people.

This morning I wake up and it’s raining. Not bad, I like the rain. Unfortunately that means that the drive to work is going to be an especially horrid one. Remember, people don’t know how to drive in the rain. As soon as a water-dripping cloud appears people drive slow, hit their brakes more often, cut in at the last minute in lane-ending situations, and generally be foolish.

Today was no exception.

I’m driving down M-59 (Hall Rd / Rosso Hwy / Highland Rd / whatever) on the way to work and suddenly I see why everyone is stopped. A woman, complete with blond poof, in a beautiful 1980’s swede and leather trench walking against traffic on the shoulder of M-59. Okay, someone broke down. It’s too bad she has to walk in the rain, but at least it’s not an accident.

Then I see the real cause of the backup. This idiot broke down and decided to leave her fairly new Camero right in the middle of the road. So there it is, rush hour, and there is a driverless Camero parked in the middle of M-59 on the John R (or was it the Dequinder?) overpass.

I guess it’s all right, though. She’ll get hers. The emergency blinkers were left on, which means a run down battery will be in her future. Along with the transmission work the car will need after the Shelby Twp or Rochester Hill’s finest come along and have it towed as it sits there in park.

So maybe I shouldn’t be so upset.

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Go

Wow, what a long day… Left here with Nick at about 1:30 pm. Then we went to East Alley Records, back here to meet up with Brian, then Ann Arbor, then City Club, now back here. Now it’s 2:30 am and I’m real tired. Off to bed I shall go now. You know, I really need to start talking to more people in person. Or more people in general, specifically girls. I seem to have this bad habit of putting myself in positions where I could talk to someone, but I just fail to do so. It doesn’t seem important enough at the time, but then I kick myself for it later. Hopefully this will change…

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Go

Wow, what a long day… Left here with Nick at about 1:30 pm. Then we went to East Alley Records, back here to meet up with Brian, then Ann Arbor, then City Club, now back here. Now it’s 2:30 am and I’m real tired. Off to bed I shall go now. You know, I really need to start talking to more people in person. Or more people in general, specifically girls. I seem to have this bad habit of putting myself in positions where I could talk to someone, but I just fail to do so. It doesn’t seem important enough at the time, but then I kick myself for it later. Hopefully this will change…

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Sauna

I’m at work and it is HOT here. I don’t have a thermometer around anymore (it got moved into my basement) but it feels like the temperature is about 85°F. Nothing like sitting with your hands on an overheating notebook in a hot room, fully dressed, waiting for 45 minutes to pass.

At lunch today I picked up a new (to me) monitor. There’s this local place that has 21″ IBM Flatscreen monitors with Sony Trinitron tubes in them for $191 after tax. CAD monitors. Should be perfect for home. Now I’m just waiting until I can leave to sit in traffic. Mmm… Traffic.

Tonight I’m supposed to go to City Club with my friend Nick. This will be the third time he’s gone. Nick has a great job. He’s working over at Fredrick’s of Hollywood at Lakeside Mall. There’s something really satisfying about selling people purely luxury items. That means that they will always come in wanting to buy something, not feeling pressured by product failure (such as in the case of a washing machine) or hunger or something. Pure desire makes people much easier to deal with. I doubt he has to deal with many customers who are upset because they don’t understand the format of the lingerie or because they can’t figure out how to use it properly.

Maybe one day computers will be like lingerie. Or maybe not.

[ Cross-posted from nuxx.net blog. Click here for the original post. ]

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Sauna

I’m at work and it is HOT here. I don’t have a thermometer around anymore (it got moved into my basement) but it feels like the temperature is about 85°F. Nothing like sitting with your hands on an overheating notebook in a hot room, fully dressed, waiting for 45 minutes to pass.

At lunch today I picked up a new (to me) monitor. There’s this local place that has 21″ IBM Flatscreen monitors with Sony Trinitron tubes in them for $191 after tax. CAD monitors. Should be perfect for home. Now I’m just waiting until I can leave to sit in traffic. Mmm… Traffic.

Tonight I’m supposed to go to City Club with my friend Nick. This will be the third time he’s gone. Nick has a great job. He’s working over at Fredrick’s of Hollywood at Lakeside Mall. There’s something really satisfying about selling people purely luxury items. That means that they will always come in wanting to buy something, not feeling pressured by product failure (such as in the case of a washing machine) or hunger or something. Pure desire makes people much easier to deal with. I doubt he has to deal with many customers who are upset because they don’t understand the format of the lingerie or because they can’t figure out how to use it properly.

Maybe one day computers will be like lingerie. Or maybe not.

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