Yes, I'm back at work so I need to rant to save my sanity. I rant to myself. There isn't anyone else here since I work alone at home.
Ranting to myself isn't very satisfying. I don't empathize much with myself. I'm like, "Dude, will you give it a break? Go...do something else."
I'm afraid I don't act so nice in return, snapping back with heavy sarcasm, "Sure, thanks, dude."
I did overlook others when I said I'm completely alone. The cats are here.
My cats are the ultimate spin masters. Whatever I say, they spin it to mean "Come sleep on my lap" or "Do you want something to eat?"
They are brill natural hunters. I'm their prey. They continually hunt for ways to get something out of me.
Sometimes they scratch me. I think they're proving they can still get blood out of me.
Tuesday morning at work was like Monday morning at work with the first hour spent coaxing systems online. There's something wrongwith that machine even though all the programs say there's nothing wrong. Diagnostics tell me it's all good.
I'm a little leery of these diagnostics. If they were doctors and I was experincing chest pains, they'd probably tell me it's all good, just go run off my pain.
Whereas yesterday the work computer connected seamlessly to the Internet and the worlds beyond, the company's Intranet and its treasured applications weren't accessible. Today's issue was that the Connections Manager wouldn't connect. Wouldn't open, either. Kept clicking on it, looking for signs of activities from it. Nothing. Less life in it than a dried up lake bed.
So I fell back to the support response used everywhere: reboot.
That's usually option B with support. Option A is to check for updates. After A and B, it's on to C, uninstall and reinstall. Along the way, many will try to sell you on option D, buy a new product.
Once I rebooted, I connected but then the email system was wonky for a while. My email home page is AWOL. Call in Matlock or Perry Mason or someone. Oh, wait, they're dead.
The time spent shutting down and rebooting wasn't wasted, though. I ate breakfast - blueberries with yogurt and granola - and read a book while I monitored the machine's shutdown and reboot activities.
Oh, yeah, and I fed the cats.
Causes Michael Seidel Supports
Kiva, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Propublica.org, Doctors Without Borders, GreaterGood.com