What I sorta loved and loathed about my last job was the early morning hours. So when I started this new job as a Provisioning Engineer, I was both glad and sad that I would normally be a 9 to 5 guy. I loved it because it means more time with my family, but meant even less time with the Battle Forum people (which I apologize, since my communication with them has dropped to virtually zero since I was dropped from my last job).
Well, I had to be on a call for the state of Kentucky (which I am completely responsible for now) to turn up their new gigabit ethernet circuits at 3 am my time (4 am their time). I am totally reminded of my old job as I sit here, working on Friday’s Juniper router interfaces for a series of Kentucky schools. It’s quiet, it’s cold and it’s basically really lonely. I’d be on the #battleforum IRC, except that I’m on a WYSE box here at work instead of our own PCs (so no Mibbit or IM program can run on this virtual session).
If you want your employeer to consider some decent kudos for their loyal employees, get them to read this.
Man, what can I say about Internet harassment? Kids today have to get thicker skins if they’re going to be on the Internet. I’m surprised that they take the Internet seriously. Hey, people on the Internets – stop taking everything so personally. JFC.
With that being said, the invasion of privacy thing at Reuters is disappointing. You’d think that people would have some sense of decency or know better than to tape their gay roommates having sex if they didn’t approve of gay sex in the first place. I swear – only morons and retarded bullies with no real social lives have nothing better to do than try and embarass people on the Internet. I’d totally reverse the harassment and say the two idiots responsible for the video are gay.
The worst part about the Reuters incident is that it overshadowed the real problem of an increase in gay teen suicides. 3 other suicides happened at roughly the same time, but there’s no media coverage other than Perez Hilton (who I dislike – not because he’s gay, but because he’s a moron). I hate the media – their standards continue to lower themselves.