**How can you care?** 'Because I choose to.' **You make it sound so simple.** 'That's because it is simple. Hard sometimes, but simple.'

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Yesterday I get a certificate from the Accounting department in thanks for "being available to quickly solve our computer problems and issues, making sure people are back to work with little delay, and for always maintaining a truly positive attitude".

Today my boss says I'm answering too many calls, that I need to give out the more long-term and research-involved calls to others, and here's a bunch of projects we want you to do, including a newsletter and learning how to run EPO...

...so you don't have time to answer so many calls so quickly...

*rolls eyes*

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Look into the sphere of birthless mind!
Let dawn the enjoyment of ceaseless play!
When free of hope and fear--that's the result.
Why speak of birth and death?
Come to the natural, unmodified state!

-Drinking the Mountain Stream: Songs of Tibet's Beloved Saint, Milarepa

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

I find it pathetic, when it's not rage-inducing, that neither my boss nor her boss trust their underlings to do work, and have to constantly harass, hound, and threaten with dicipline unless things are done.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Inpired while toweling dry from a shower:

Long lines of tissue
Up and down, across and back
Define who I am
*giggling madly*

I think Microsoft's been Slashdotted. ;-) I'm trying to download the new IE 7.0 release to test here at work, and my T3 is fighting to download it at 10KB a second. This may be the slowest 14MB download in a long time. ;-)

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

I am so fucking tired of being left out at work. Whether is lunches, meetings, just general knowledge, whatever. When shit work needs to be done, oh, I'm there. Otherwise, I'm not.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Everything's about to change at work, either for better or worse... our new VP & Chief Technology Officer starts Monday. I no longer believe in the platitude, "Things can't get worse," because believe me, they can. I just need to keep the following in mind...

There is no fire like greed and no crime like hatred. There is no sorrow like being bound to this world; there is no happiness like freedom.


I am professional. I am above petty politics. I get my work done and don't expect others to finish what I start. If he can't see that, then I will move on.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Lou Dobbs tells middle-class America to wake the fuck up

From the article...

Individual firms, corporations and national organizations spent a record $2.14 billion on lobbying members of Congress and 220 other federal agencies in 2004, according to PoliticalMoneyLine. That's nearly $6 million a day spent to influence our leaders. We really do have the best government money can buy.

So, did you contribute to that? I didn't think so...

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Adventures in corporate stupidity...

We use a program called Shavlik to push out Windows and Office updates. It needs to be renewed every year, and it's going to come due in about 3 weeks. Last week I got in touch with Shavlik in order to start the process. Now, we're a multi-billion dollar commercial real estate company, but we don't have any kind of corporate credit card to pay for these things with, so we asked for a purchase order. We get it, fill it out, hand it to corporate accounting so they can cut a check.

Corporate accounting decided that they don't cut checks from POs anymore, they have to have an invoice. Shavlik needs a filled out PO to send an invoice. So, what do you think happened next?

If you said, "Corporate accounting sent Shavlik the PO so they could get an invoice," you would be WRONG.

Corporate accounting sent an email to my boss late Friday saying Shavlik needed a PO until they could send an invoice. Corporate accounting calls me today asking if I'd seen the email. I said yes, but the director is on vacation, how can I help? They want a PO. I said we gave them a PO. They said they'll make a copy of the PO and drop it by me so I can send it to Shavlik for them and get an invoice that they'll pay.


Friday, October 06, 2006

NuclearPower is the home of 8-bit theater, a web comic that is rapidly becoming one of my favorites, if only because of the following punchline...

*dies of giggling*

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

I was putting together a music list to go to sleep to last night, and found that Dell had plunked a bunch of free music onto the hard drive. Most of it is crap, but there's been a couple of interesting things. One of them was a song by Guy Forsythe called "Long Long Time". Mostly it's him talking over the music, but it's an incredibly biting look at American society. The last line is this:

I wonder how the world sees us, rich beyond compare, powerful without equal? A spoiled 15 year old waving a gun in their face?

Yeah, basically, fuck you very much President Bush and Co....

Sunday, October 01, 2006

When we are firmly established in nonviolence, all beings around us cease to feel hostility. When we are firmly established in truthfulness, action accomplishes its desired end.

When we are firmly established in integrity, all riches present themselves freely. When we are firmly established in chastity, subtle potency is generated. When we are established in nonattachment, the nature and purpose of existence is understood.

-The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2: 35-39