Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Just reboot already!!!

We got a new manager today. There was some sort of ceremony to "pass the torch" but I didn't go. And I was just about the only guy on the help desk who didn't go, but a lot of non-helpdesk people didn't go either, so I got a lot of calls during that hour. Sadly, most calls were unrelated to computers or simply wanted to know how to order computers or just needed a reboot.

I swear, every computer given to a person in a corporate environment needs a HUGE sticker on it that says: "If you haven't rebooted yet, don't call the helpdesk!"

Of course, the fun ones are the ones who start the reboot and then call anyway expecting that that won't take care of it. What a complete waste of time.

My dirge is level 74 in EQ2 now. No screenies, sorry. My training progresses at its regular pace in EVE. Got some online friends from a bulletin board setting up a corp and they've joined the CVA alliance in Providence, so I've asked them to set me blue and I'll probably head down there in a cruiser or something in a few days. We'll see.

My wife and I have been looking at houses lately. Found a nice little townhouse close to a lot of stuff, in a decent neighborhood and in our price range. Put in an offer, got a counteroffer, accepted it and are as of today "under contract." Let the inspections and appraisals and title work begin! I worked in the mortgage industry for about 2 years (but over 10 years ago), but I dealt with post-foreclosure concerns -- filing insurance claims on the loans. I started on regular PMI claims for conventionals, but then got moved over to the HUD/VA section. Even so, I still got to read th origination files and such, so I'm still semi-literate in mortgagespeak. Or at least I think I am. Hubris? Who knows. . . . . . .

1 comment:

Heather said...

COngratulations! I need details....

And, it's not hubris when you know what you are talking about.