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Woe is me

My life is a darkroom. One big, dark room... By the time you have read this I will have jumped leapt plummeted from the winter river bridge... Everything I touch turns to coal. Life is a pointless barrage of pain. I am sadder that anyone could possibly be, pity me, make comments in my journal so I feel loved...

I noticed a headline

Walking past a row of newspaper boxes a moment ago I noticed a headline; 'Half of Canadians Fear Tapwater". My first thought was, statistically, half of Canadians are of below average intelligence.

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I am not slacking

I'm actually testing a program agent to be used in a mail migration in the background. I've got to keep one eye on it to make sure it is working properly. If it doesn't do what it is supposed to I could end up mangling six thousand people's e-mail.

So the damn Royal Bank nitwits haven't returned my money yet. They said Thurday and it still isn't there. I'm going to get paid before this is fixed. I may as well have screwed my landlord over on purpose and not bother post-dating the cheque.

Too Funny

OK I found this posted on the wall of the coffee room and had a good chuckle. It's a tax form for recently laid-off employees. I have friends that fit this bill perfectly complete with the "accidentally forgot to return" laptops sold for rent and BMW payment. Personally the borrowing from your parents thing hit home.

Funny thing about this regular work day stuff: it seems I have a lot less to say. After all who wants to hear about the code I wrote today.

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It works. Now I can happily update my journal throughout the day and then quickly and easily upload my entries at the end of the day from home so there aren't any incriminating entries in the proxy reports. I've got all the features: picture selection, mood selection, even public/friends/private security. Hehe! Such a geek!

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Second test, problem with moods...

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This is the first test of my new offline Notes-based client.




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Damn student loan people.

They keep phoning me every bloody day - all because they fouled up my instructions and then proceeded to foul up again on the replacement cheque I sent them. It's enough to make a person want to leave the country. Not that I can think of another country I'd want to live in. Maybe I should vote for the BC Separatists - then I can leave the country without moving. That would be convenient.

Salmon day

Yup, I'm liking this regular work thing. Today was nothing but silly problems with the development servers and I got nothing much accomplished. If I was still independent I would have made no money today but with this "job" thing I still made money. Even with getting in late because of the post-dated cheque fiasco I still got six and a half hours in today. I'll work an extra half hour each day this week to make the time back that I lost this morning and I'll still be able to polish the week off with forty hours.


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