Just a sentiment I wanted to let loose. No pun intended, my bowels are quite secure, alas, I fear my job isn’t. 

Today, it was brought to us of the IT department that we’ll get outsourced into another company owned by the same person. To „rescue“ that company, as it has a cash flow problem. 

Which means a few things:

  • Still no raise
  • new boss
  • well, we all know what outsourcing means: A new way of „The Man“ to mess with you, that’s what it means. 

So: Crap!

Ugly Kid Jeans

Who thinks that I love doing tasks that suck ? 

I’m the IT guy in the company . The senior IT guy even. Now, IT is everything that is more complicated than pushing buttons in the elevator, so lots silly tasks get dumped on our department. 

As this is a „fashion“ company every few months lots of pictures of clothing need to be made, so we can show them to the customer. These pictures are made with a digital camera. 

yup, you guessed right: That’s an IT job. 

Thankfully, I’ve broken free for this week, as someone has decided that some sticker needs to be put onto the clothing. This is of course not an IT job, so it’s a SEP for now. Go me! 

In the meantime, enjoy looking at the hideous crap I have to look at when I’ll eventually have to resume making these pictures. Pretty, huh ?


mood: mixed

Telephone line at work is broken. 

Either that, or the lightning that struck in our immediate vicinity has fried our telephone switch. Part of me is hoping for that, as we’ve been lobbying at the bosses to invest into a brand new IP telephony solution for over a year now. That would show ‚em !

But then, even if they say „go for it“ right now, it would take a few weeks till things get fixed. Which isn’t nice for a company that needs to use the phone constantly. So I work at getting this fixed fast. 

On the upside: I now have an excuse not to do other stuff right now :D

*Update: Thinks are working now. Really funny how the carrier reacted by quietly fixing it. No response at all to the problem ticket…

moving in…

And I remember how we’d play simply waste the day away
Then we’d say nothing would come between us two dreamers

well, certainly before a reinstall, this felt more at home. But now everything is brand new and shiny on this laptop… Guess I’ll spend the rest of the day „moving in“, fiddling with the settings, installing all those nice little tools and add-ins..