Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


Queued Emotions

Filed under: Advice from your Uncle Jim,Bavarian Death Cake of Love,Criticism, Marginalia, and Notes,News and Current Events,Personal — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Snake which is just before lunchtime or 11:46 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waxing Crescent

You know, I should proofread these silly posts more closely.

I’ve mentioned on this blog before that I tend to queue up posts when I’m in a writerly mood so that I have them ready to go later. In fact, I have a bunch just sitting there, staring at me, waiting for me to be in the right mood to post them. This week, I turned two loose that had been in the queue for varying amounts of time. One was only there for a couple of days, but the other had been sitting there for close to six weeks. As a result, there were some things that hadn’t been clear to me when I wrote it that are clear to me now. Yes, I’m talking about where my relationship with LK stands. (We’re friends, now, incidentally. We finally both realized that, while we like the other person quite a lot, anything more intimate probably wouldn’t work well for either of us in the long-term. Sad, but true.) But, you see, earlier this week, I got an e-mail from a friend in a distant land who was concerned about me because I hadn’t been keeping up my regular posting schedule. So, without looking too carefully, I fired two queued posts into the blogosphere. Sadly, I hadn’t checked the second one closely enough and it was a slightly more “live round” than I’d intended. Whoops!

Oh, well, at least my loyal readers can learn from my mistake! 😉
Oh, and one more thing, before I forget… Some cute, local gal sent me a message on Match.com last night. Totally out of the blue, completely unexpected and totally cool. Just, you know, FYI, in case anyone was wondering.

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Advice from your Uncle Jim:
"The weakness of men is their facade of strength; the strength of women is their facade of weakness."
   --Warren Farrell

Sysadmin Day!

Filed under: Career Archive,Certification,Criticism, Marginalia, and Notes,Fun,Fun Work,Geek Work,Linux,MicroSoft,News and Current Events,Novell,Ooo, shiny... — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Tiger which is terribly early in the morning or 5:00 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waxing Crescent

Today is System Administrators Appreciation Day.

Today is a day set aside to give thanks that either: a) someone else manages your servers, or b) you have servers to manage. It’s not an official holiday, yet, but, much like “Administrative Professionals” Day (aka Secretaries Day), it’s a day to think about the “little people” that make your job possible. This is the seventh annual System Administrators Appreciation Day and, to date, no one has done a damn thing for me. I’m so unloved.
Actually, that pretty well sums up my life in IT. I’m the glue that holds the network together and virtually no one knows, notices, or understands what I do. Well, at least I have this small and hollow comfort that someone, somewhere cares enough to setup a webpage dedicated to guys like me.

Anyhow, it’s Friday and your sysadmin has kept the network running long enough for you to read this, so you might as well click on this link and get him something nice for next year! (If your wallet is feeling up to it and you want to show me how much you appreciate my work, you can get me something from my ThinkGeek Wishlist. Hey, a guy can dream!)

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