Foul stench of the chupacabra’s dragon breath and ear raking wail of her gibbering tongue’s beginning to grate on my nerves. Aside from that, things aren’t going too badly. I’ve got a heightened olfactory sense lately.

Yesterday, small hands came in and gave us all a big whiff of his cologne; Eau de Fruit Cup with a hint of sissy pants… a nostril-closing extravaganza that also wiped out everyone in Kev’s office a floral thing from the discount area of the dollar store, methinks. I had to open the door and fan it back and forth, begging the Brownian motion fairies for his fragrance to disperse more quickly. Chupacabra was her usual mix of fogged out smoker / coffee stink that was more offensive to me than many of the urine soaked vagrants I’ve had the unfortunate chance to share wind with.

Losing the net is really killing some aspects of productivity, but it can be worked around. No more digging on the net for good scripts or tutorials on how to do something now… Just crack the reference guides open and dig deep. I suppose it’s better in the long run, with more actual learning and thought going into the procedures instead of quick fixes. Deadlines are going to have to be extended to meet the need, though. You’d be amazed what a quick dig on the net will bring up for ideas on how to get a certain procedure done. Now, it’ll be pure local strengths instead of the global community. (At least until 5pm.) After that, all bets are off, and research can resume as normal.

I think the more pesky loss of the net on these systems is the lack of live updates to a few of the software packages, like Norton and BCC. I suppose we can do it via floppy or something, but not nearly as convenient. All of our FTP-ing has to be done via one lone machine in the corner. Bah. I weep for the day that the machine in question goes down, crippling the whole department.

I saw that my latest lj id user number person (a coworker, and a nice person to boot) has a new reader, . And he’ll tell two friends, and they’ll tell two friends, and so on, and so on… I wonder if he tripped over her page via mine? I suspect so, as I was the only one linked to her up until that point. Either that, or it’s a weird co-inky-dinky via hiking interests.

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