Email Sux

Maybe it is just me, but why is it that no one can invent a great email program? I mean, they really all suck. Nothing is built for my needs… huge volumes of email, lots of important requests from dozens of sources, tons of email lists, and tons of spam.

It takes hours to sort through what the filters leave behind.

Lots of companies promise they can help with this or that plug-in. So far most of them are a royal pain just to install for little or no help. Ugh!

Don’t even dare suggest mutt!

No Plans

No plans for this weekend. Well, I do have an election system to get operational, test, and have ready to go Monday at midnight. When I found out I was supposed to do it less than 6.5 days before it would be done, I thought maybe it would not be so bad. The old system is there, all I have to do is install a couple components and configure. Actually, I have had to re-install every component and still not even to the point I can configure it. With only a few days before the deadline.

Should find a time and place to play pool. I hate to play it by myself, though. Hmmmmmm.

Ran into yet another classmate from high school. Weird stuff. I’ve seen 6 in the last month.

New Goal

We have a wireless network in the building. Of course, it is built on 802.11b so the speed is only 11 Mbps. The wired LAN is Ethernet 100 Mbps. Just outside our 1st floor offices is a patio.

I am thinking it would be the bomb to put some patio furniture (chairs, table, and umbrella) out there so we can set up the laptops and do work. Already have a cordless phone. Could open up one of the windows and run an extension cord with a strip out to the table. 🙂

Of course, we’d make 1/2 the place extremely jealous and pissed at us. 🙁

Feel wrong to waste these gorgeous days inside working.

Singularity

Some say we are headed towards singularity, some say they’ve been been single for a while and hate it. Can’t say these are mutually exclusive. After all, being single does not have much to do with artificial intelligence… or does it?

I’d have to say the excuses for not actively seeking someone with which to share life are pretty artificial. Maintaining that life style is much easier and much less risky than actively attempting integration. Systems tend towards decay. Energy must be put into systems to sustain them. Energy is finite and thus precious. Yet it must to devoted to the cause in order to make the system work.

Retrospect

BlogRolling is pretty kewl….

Tomorrow is hopefully a donuts day. Someone at work has a birthday. The secretary will be out sick so hopefully our other mom will remember? Maybe I can snag one while they are still warm? Mmmmmmmmmm….

Oh, yeah… only 25 hours left to do my taxes. Starting to become more and more like my father. What? I’ve got so many hours left. Why do them now?

Through Ways

This is South Georgia. It gets really, really hot down here in the summer. It also tends to rain quite a bit as moisture from the Gulf of Mexico hits us in waves for an afternoon shower. You really should have an umbrella everyday as the predictability of the rain is rather low.

Where I work has a ton of small buildings scattered all over the place. So many people try to cut through various buildings that it is almost considered standard practice. My building is one exception. In the entire time I have been here, the doors to the old Personnel (then Human Resources and now vacant) area have always been locked.

People still try to cut through there. I have moved to an office just outside the locked doors. The last time it rained 5 sets of people attempted to go through those doors. Even after we put a sign “Doors Are Kept Locked”, people still tried to go through them. Guess they gamble that they might be unlocked is too tempting?