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Thoughts from the 4th level.... - Paint It Black
Living the American dream one heartbreaking piece at a time
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Thoughts from the 4th level....
Because I was out for training last week, I am on call this week.

At 1410 CST our link with Cable and Wireless, one of the ISPs that service our office, took a hit thanks to a line failure -- or so it seems. At 1540 CST our BGP table, which also took a hit thanks to the line failure, began to suck. Routing upstream of our location is not functioning properly for two of our class C networks, the ones that we just so happen to care about the Internet being able to reach (naturally). Cable & Wireless sucks at tech support, they suck at troubleshooting, and in general they are airheads of the highest caliber. I opened a ticket at 1603 CST. Somehow I doubt they'll get back to me in the next 15 minutes, meaning I will have to call them to annoy them and find out what is going on up there at their POP. I equally doubt they'll be able to fix this problem in anything approaching a timely manner, meaning I will not get much rest tonight.

Phuq.

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aureth From: aureth Date: November 5th, 2001 02:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yayfun.

Where, on the other hand, I'm actually home at the 'normal' time, today (though I did start at 6, so I still put in 10 hours).
frostyw From: frostyw Date: November 8th, 2001 10:12 am (UTC) (Link)
I know that feeling, sorta. At the start of this week, I had to stay about an hour and a half late to finish up a project. Normally, I start work at 7AM and am out at 3:30PM, but due to ineptitude on my part, I messed up the project and had to start ALL over again. Since my boss's boss was on my @$$ and my boss's @$$ to give her feedback for this, like, yesterday, on next to no notice, I couldn't just wrap up and continue the next day.
After staying late, I found out that a floppy drive in one of the systems I need decided to fail. So I had to find a screwdriver and replace the drive with one out of a working computer. (Shoot now, ask questions later. Or, in this case, plunder now, call Dell later.) Then I encountered a flaw in the project's process which irritated me to no end. The flaw did not stop me from being able to gather the information my boss's boss wanted. However, since I strive for perfection, it bugs the H3LL out of me. My boss found me in the lab kicking cabinets. I need another vacation!
I finally get out of work at 5PM, I *know* I'm going to encounter heavy traffic. Worse yet, it's starting to rain, and it's only raining enough to wipe every few seconds. I found out my windshield wipers are so bad that they leave streaks for a couple seconds after the wiper pass, which means I could proably only see half the time. I also hate headlights shining at me in the opposite direction!
I am SO glad that I'm not an "on-call" person with a company cell phone. x_x
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