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The suckitude seems to be subsiding slowly.

+ I made noticeable progress last night on task #3.
- I was up until 3 doing it, and didn't make great progress on task #1 or #2.
+ This morning's shower really helped, and I'm even breathing better for the first time in ages.
- I didn't get out as early as I hoped, and again missed the train by about 30 seconds.
+ If I'd been 30 seconds sooner, I might have been the one pulled over by the cop at the 15 mph sign instead of the car in front of me, then I'd have gotten the ticket and missed the train.
- I had to pay Amtrak's weekend rate for a ticket on the next train.
+ I still needed to get the document done for task #1, and Amtrak trains have power outlets, which my laptop needs for any extended use.
- I missed a morning meeting that I had planned to attend.
+ Document comes first, so I had an easy out.
- These "swim-lane" style diagrams I had to make really break easy if you change them too much.
+ I did technically get the doc done this morning.
- It was 11:59 am and I had a visitor show up as I was literally working on the last page.
+ I helped visitor (task #2) and got her what she needed to keep moving.
- I didn't get lunch until 1:30.
+ I ate at a local Chinese place and didn't come back until I was good and ready.
- Now I'm stuffed and unmotivated.
+ This weekend is the Christinacon gaming extravaganza.
- I do have to finish tasks #2 and #3 today, or they will run into my weekend.

Which brings me to now. Gotta keep rolling, but it's hard. I'll do my best, then get my sleep on tonight. Time to attack #3 I think, since the person counting on that is still around.

- Pookah


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May. 12th, 2006 08:52 pm (UTC)
Busy busy!
It sucks that you're so swamped. I wish I could trade my current "nothing to do time" to you, I'm horribly bored doing little make-work things until the project I'm on can get going again. Try to save some energy for this weekend, if we get the requisite number of people on Saturday there will be some buckling of swashes.
May. 12th, 2006 09:09 pm (UTC)
could be worse
exchange took a crap, when i was restoring a users inbox,
and i've had two 14 hour days, restoring it..
May. 12th, 2006 10:45 pm (UTC)
Hah! You had an exchange box crap out. You're lucky. One of my higher profile clients had their entire terminal server/ application server raid backplane take a dump on them, meanwhile, another of my higher profile clients had some idiot tech who didn't know what they were doing install our software wrong; and not just wrong, but installed it 4 times on the same machine wrong, screwing up all kinds of registry entries and databse locations. In addition, they wiped all their databases by typing "del *.mdb" from a command prompt instead of "del *.ldb". No backup, of course because the high-profile client is also an idiot. Meanwhile I had 2 "must attend" conference calls in the same time block that I had to get to (solved by netmeeting into one and calling on my phone to the other) while I tried to clean them up. I also had time to get a little snarky commenting in with Shoggy. The client isn;t fixed yet, but luckily I don't care that much about my job, and I'm an expert delegator/shluffer (sp?). I have the one client searching for a backup over the weekend and the other I have calling Dell to get a technician on site this weekend to see if they can replace the backplane and until then, I of course can do nothing to retreive their data (this is false, but a convenient lie).

I guess I'm lucky that I am able to do this, but it still allows me to laugh at your "work ethics" HA HA HA HA HA!
May. 13th, 2006 12:00 am (UTC)
Oh yeah!
You guys think you have it bad? I had to spend all day, erm, twiddling my thumbs! And you best believe me, they are sore from all of that twiddlin'! I think I got carpal tunnel I've been twiddling for so long.
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