January 23rd, 2004

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Back in the swing

After another night of now work, we have a decent amount of stuff to do tonight. I've got a small training class to attend at 01:00 and there are a few jobs to do. Nothing overwhelming, but it's good to have something to do.

It's the Chinese year of the monkey. Google's doodle was cute. I missed the "Spirit on Mars" one, January 15, which you can see at their page about their doodles. (The Chinese New Year one wasn't up yet when I looked.) I'm intrigued to go off and find out more about my Chinese sign (which I know is the sheep/goat).

Hmm. It seems my lucky element is Earth. Activities that will increase this include wearing brown, choosing a bedroom in the center of the house, having a name associated with earth (Peter=rock) and activities like gardening, camping, meditation and poker.
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    contemplative contemplative
down and right

Grr.

I arrive at work today to discover that they changed my machine yesterday. A newer, supposedly better machine, yes, but it would have been nice if they had told me that this change was going to happen.

If they had, I could have used my down time over the last few days to back up things like my bookmarks, preferred settings, any personal files I had on the hard drive. Instead, I now get to recreate those things from scratch and waste a couple of hours doing so.

I don't get it. What possesses someone to change a tool that someone else uses (even if it's a shared tool) without even notifying the others that the change is going to take place?
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    angry angry