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To quote the Doctor: "Ask me anything, I'm on fire!"

Already today I've knocked out two enormous problems, had a friendly and useful meeting, acted to prevent a major disaster, fixed a minor one, and done a small pile of fiddly bits of work. Productive doesn't even begin to describe it.

It's a good day. :-)
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That is all.
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"My get up and go got up and went" is distressingly accurate at the moment.

ETA: And of course today--which was known to be awful--is significantly worse within ten minutes of getting to work.

I need some Christmas cheer, people. Tell me something neat you have done or will do this season. I'd be grateful for the distraction.
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I swear, 95% of all problems in a bureaucracy are due to unclear lines of communication.
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Every once in a while I'm reminded just how true the XKCD tech support flowchart is. What continues to baffle me is that some people still seem unable to grasp the simple concept. Try stuff that makes sense! If it doesn't work, try other stuff!

I was talking to Bobbi Jo yesterday, and it seems like I'm probably top three (of the people not actually employed for their technology skills) with using our new computer system. This boggles my mind. I didn't do anything that required any specific knowledge, I just played around until I figured out how it worked!

Given how important this computer system is, why hasn't everyone else been doing the same thing?
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I called a meeting. Everybody was engaged, and we are now all on the same page and have a plan for dealing with the oncoming problems.

Yes, that's right, a productive meeting. For all the other random crap, I still declare victory over today.

News check

Jun. 29th, 2010 08:14 am
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Over the last few days I've had two separate teachers come to me asking "So you know the IAI thing? Will you guys be standardizing your textbooks?"

I do not know the IAI thing. The only thing I know is the Core Standards thing, which a) is K-12, not college, and b) still leaves book selection at the district/school/teacher level with a small number of exceptions (a high school student should have read at least one Shakespeare play before graduation. Horrors). I mean, we are sort of standardizing textbooks here, but that's because of federal legislation. Yet both people specifically mentioned IAI.

So am I missing something here, or are people freaking out about the wrong things?
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A job that lets me occasionally just take the day off.

ETA: Every time I think "Hey, this isn't so bad-- I could totally have worked today," one of two things happens: either I try and stand up and flail comically while almost overbalancing myself, or I end up taking an unintentional nap.


Jun. 15th, 2010 03:52 pm
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Can be over aaaaaany time. It certainly doesn't have to wait on me.
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Explaining the same thing to faculty over and over and over again.

Especially the same faculty.
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I hate the part of work where you have things that are sort of important to do but you have to wait for other people to get back to you in order to do them.
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I totally kicked ass at the counselors' meeting this morning. Whoo-hah.


Apr. 14th, 2010 08:19 am
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Been at work less than half an hour, and I'm already fogged. This is going to be a long one.
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Pro Tip: If one part is labeled "top" and the other is labeled "bottom" and there are only two slots, you may try putting them in the right slots.
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Doing something I should have done a long time ago at work-- cleaning out the previous occupant's file cabinets. It is slow, unexciting work which will eventually allow me to put MY things in the filing cabinets.

I am trying not to fall asleep or spend my entire afternoon daydreaming about Final Fantasy.

ETA: Fail.


Mar. 15th, 2010 08:51 am
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This week looks like it's going to be sooper-crazy at work.

Nose to the grindstone time.
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No break for me today-- glad I got a real breakfast. I am buying myself a steak & booze dinner tonight for sure.
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Tuesday and Wednesday were Hell on Wheels. Today is looking just as bad. Tomorrow will, if anything, be worse.

After work yesterday I was working until bed on other projects. After work today it's going to be the same.

I'm trying to figure out what to do for a pick-me-up. Suggestions?
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Sorry Lucy, work exploded and I didn't have time to finish the thought. :(

So, this morning has been an onslaught of random crap, and when I can I've been sneaking back onto the web for a breather. Randomly I happened onto one of the Dollhouse / TSCC threads that still crop up. Someone posted a long, grammatically-correct, well-thought-out post in which they essentially said that the characters in TSCC were underdeveloped and unlikeable, and that the only interesting plot in season 2 was the Cromartie thing. They then went on to praise the characterization in Dollhouse.

I actually bust out laughing at my desk. Thank you, universe.