Someday, I swear, it's going to happen that I have a good sound idea what to do at work, and logmein will allow me unfettered, speedy access to my work computer, and the work computer will not be doing the spontaneous rebooting that it's so prone to doing, and there won't be some minor problem making the people at work freak out that they insist I have to deal with first. Today is not one of those days and I wonder sometimes if I'm ever going to have one again.
The core problem today was a networking problem causing stuff to not work. This is, as far as I can tell, the same networking problem that was plaguing us a couple months ago, and that is entirely a server configuration problem. I don't touch the server configurations because I don't know anything about how to configure servers. Someday, maybe, they'll even believe me when I tell them it's a server problem that they have to work on because they do the server configuration work. But again, today is not one of those days.
As usual for a Thursday night/Friday morning, my humor blog's got a new major piece. If you added it to your Friends page or if you read it on RSS you knew that already, but if you missed it here's what's been happening the past week:
- Ridiculous Episodes Of History, this week's major piece and inspired by the book on Afghan history I just finished.
- Why I Should Be Making A List Before Going To Meijer’s as demonstrated by the sad consequences of my not having done so.
- When We All Stopped Watching Deep Space Nine, captioning an episode that made me wonder why I was going to the effort it did require to see the show back then.
- The Road Warrantiers, about something that could be coming to Michigan if a controversial and doomed road-funding initiative passes.
- 2,038 Sentences With Numbers In Them, in which I try for popularity the easy way.
- Statistics Saturday: Nations of Europe Ordered By Length, continuing my guide to the world! I hope.
- Betty Boop: Musical Justice, the debut of her least-seen side.
- Discovering Stuff About Guinea Pigs, last week's major humor piece, inspired by that book about Lansing's zoo I was reading.
Trivia: During the planning stages IBM estimated a total market of about 250,000 units for its original (model 5150-style) Personal Computer. In fact there would be individual months building and selling about that many systems. Source: A History of Modern Computing, Paul E Ceruzzi.
Currently Reading: Hoboes, Bindlestiffs, Fruit Tramps, And The Harvesting Of The West, Mark Wyman.