Work and things

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I’ve been a bit busy since coming back yesterday working on some small, but important, things and haven’t really had time to blog much about what I’ve been doing. For example, I had an issue yesterday where someone tried to email one of my users with 2 video files and a news article attached to the one message. It made for a nice 11MB email download that, even over the partial T-1, kept timing out on him! I increased the timeout to allow for the message to get downloaded but I really felt sorry for the people this guy sent it to who might be on dial-up. *L*

I also had my annual review yesterday, and well, nothing to really report there, as usual. There’s something entirely useless about having people review your job performance who don’t even understand what you do. I came to the conclusion a long time ago that my job performance was going to be entirely based on two things, if things worked or were broken, and if people complained about how quickly I got things fixed for them. That’s it, and there’s not a whole lot I can do about either one, because they are based on other people’s perceptions about things they don’t understand, and don’t want to learn about. (For example, if the internet connection is down a lot, I’m not doing a good job. Nevermind the fact that the ISP has a ton more to do with that than I do, it’s my job, as people see it.) I’ve gotten used to it, to the point where I don’t even bother trying to argue about it anymore.

One other thing that completely blew my mind yesterday, thanks to my wife’s account at classmates, I was able to get in touch with a guy I grew up with, way back in the day. I’ve been listening to his band’s music from their website, and while the country arrangements are not what I expected from a Brooklyn kid, the goofy guy playing around in the video is definitely the Bryan I remember!

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