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18 May 2006 @ 08:54 am
litany of sorrows  
Right. So.

Much turmoil around the office. The cool nightshift guy was going to leave, but now he's not. My cool dayshift coworker was going to go to a different group, but now they're rearranging her duties. Etc. Nothing I couldn't handle. Until now.

The real tragedy? They've blocked outside SSH from work. which means: I can't check my personal e-mail at work anymore. Or access any of my personal files.


(Pickett, I'm trying to use the webmail from here, but it keeps saying I have a faulty username/password. Guesses?)
OK, I'm in the webmail, it was using an old password. So now I have some vague, sort-of personal e-mail access. But still can't touch my files. Meh.
[EDIT: And yep, no access to my mail aliases, so I can only e-mail people whose e-mail I can remember. 0941 ET.]

Probably going to hop on that gmail chat in a few, hit me up there if you have something to say (paul dot jacobus). I *really* don't want to switch to any web-based e-mail permanently, man.


Yesterday was alternately tiring, awful and awesome. Hoping today is... less chaotic.

Didn't sleep much at all last night, and didn't get any painting done whatsowhoever. Today will be alternately caffeinated and queasy, I fear.

More later, I'm sure.
Rojirrojir on May 18th, 2006 01:46 pm (UTC)
I just tried adding you to gmail chat. jgiovanni. Wanted to hit you up about CoC.
Lizammitnox on May 18th, 2006 02:51 pm (UTC)
Melziemscheesecake on May 18th, 2006 03:12 pm (UTC)

I always think about these kinds of things when I think about when people interview for new jobs - part of what makes a happy work environment for me, for instance, is being able to check my personal mail, working on a mac, not having every url I look at monitored like I'm a criminal etc - but those aren't the kinds of things you can really specify in an interview - even though if it was the case it may get to be enough to look for another job.....
Strange Detractor: judgedeathprofessorbooty on May 18th, 2006 05:13 pm (UTC)
Time to get an ssh server running on port 80 somewhere.
relicsong on May 18th, 2006 05:32 pm (UTC)
I was having an awful lot of problems sleeping, so I went to the dr. who did some blood tests. She mainly found allergies and an elevated white count since I had an infection.

Anyway, she gave me xyrtec for the allergies and we talked about Ambien. A couple of people here take Ambien or another sleep pill. But instead, she avised me to start taking melatonin. So I have, and I feel great. You still have to be willing to devote 8 hours to sleep and I am still groggy in the morning, but I feel like myself again. No more feeling like I am nausous/going to pass out.
PMMJ: Giant robotcheetahmaster on May 18th, 2006 05:39 pm (UTC)
I used melotonin on and off about five years ago. Worked now and then, but that "need 8 hours sleep" thing is pretty valid. And, uh, for me to do that, I'd have to go to bed at 8:30 at night, every night. Which would mean about two hours of free time every night that's not spent commuting or working.
relicsong on May 18th, 2006 05:52 pm (UTC)
Two hours of free time doesn't seem like a lot, I know but that's maybe what I get when Ben is put in bed and I do some minor housework. A few lifestyle changes are worth it not to feel like you are throwing-up sick/going to pass-out. We're not 23 anymore and our bodies recover more slowly.