Feren (feren) wrote,
Feren
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In between the various situations that have demanded my time at work, I've been reading interdictor, letting his webcam run on my desktop and listening to the rebroadcast scanner of the National Guard/EOC trunked radio in the NOLA area. If you can, use PeerCast to listen to it via peercast://pls/007D48952E4E7D0992252C52EAE7C1CF?tip=192.153.154.157:7144. PeerCast helps spread the load by using P2P technology. Otherwise you can use the standard WinAmp-compatible Shoutcast stream at http://216.22.26.45:8002/ though I've seen it get overwhelmed at various times during the day.

After a full 8 hours of pseudo-immersion in the current situation, part of me very much wants to bail from work with nothing more than "back in a week or two." I want to head home, grab some clothes, throw them into the Expedition and head down there. After making a financial contribution I've been trying to think of how else I might aid the recovery efforts currently underway. My overwhelming desire is to put my technical skills to use in any way possible, most likely by helping the infrastructure folks get comms up and running again. Unfortunately, that's not going to happen -- the rational part of me realizes that despite my technical skills with the telecom gear I am completely unprepared for the environment I would be faced with upon arrival. Unlike interdictor I have no survival training and not enough of a military background, thus I would prove to be more of a hinderance than a help. It's very frustrating, to say the least.

Hang tight down there, people.
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