No blog yesterday do to some unforeseen log-on problems.
I sit down to the computer and it's 1st and 10. I type in my 37 stroke password that has to change like every 2 weeks it seems and the receiver drops the pass. FAIL!!
2nd and 10 but confidence is high. I type in the password and the ball is over thrown to a wide open Tight End. FAIL!!
OK OK, relax, it's 3rd and 10 and I only get 4 downs before I have to turn the ball over. I take a deep breath, look at the super secret sheet hanging on my wall that has PASSWORDS in bold type and type the letters with purposeful strokes. STOPPED AT THE LINE FOR NO YARDS - FAIL!!
damn it. Time out is called. It's crunch time and the digit finger is called in from the sidelines to run the play. tap . . tap . . tap . . tap and I hit ENTER. SACKED BEHIND THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE. I turn the ball over and now must call the dreaded HELP DESK.
The HELP DESK is not really a HELP DESK but more of a information gathering service who will forward my problem. The operator I believe was asleep and talks very very slow and deliberately. "What . . . is . . . your . . . last . . . name" "What . . . is . . . your . . . fist . . . name" "What . . . division . . . do . . . you . . . work . . .for" and so on. I answer all the questions. Melotte, no MeloTTe, Rod, BIS, B150, Male, about twice a week, she's my wife, not with a aardvark and so one.
I wait 10 minutes and security calls to give me a new password. I punch it in and FAIL. OK, try again FAIL, I have a coworker try it. FAIL!! hmmmmm Security tells me to try THIS their secret way to get in for the admin. FAIL OK, back to the drawing board, he'll get back to me.
Two guys show up 10 minutes later. They try it with their stuff, FAIL. Guy 1 asks if I have been migrated (server consolidation) I say yes but it burped and hiccuped and stalled but then went very very fast compared to others. Laughing I asked if this was ANY help and he says surprisingly it was very helpful and he understood exactly. great!
They will be back later as they leave shaking their combined heads. I see the server consolidation must be going smoothly.
10 minutes later they are back and do some magical typing and it seems I'm good to go. Something about linking this to that and bad timing and so forth. HOWEVER - it's now like 9:45 or something and I have things I have to get to. Thus - No blog
I see "Person of Interest" is the new "Suspect". There goes more things I can not use for describing interesting people. Goes with pink triangles and putting rainbows on your car. Just can't use them anymore. People keep stealing words and other things for their own use.
In 1862 the Battle for Antietam started in the American Civil War and it is the bloodiest day in American History as 22,800 solders were lost in one day.
OK - I don't know why this strikes me as funny but on this date in 1935 a Wisconsin native, Len Koenecke, playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers was killed in a small airplane. BUT WAIT - the story is "After starting a fight in the cockpit, Koenecke, a native of Baraboo, was bludgeoned with a fire extinguisher by the pilot."
WOW - THAT is an exciting flight!! Who needs movies!
With the lack of a camera (I should get it back next week) I've been going over old photos - have you ever seen this one of Columbus?
Anyway - camera is coming back next week for slightly less then anticipated! Not much but everything helps.
I think we found what the breed of our next dog will be, if we get another dog at some point.
A hybrid. Golden Retriever and a Poodle mixed into one dog.
But do not get them mixed up with Chocodiles - chocolate covered Twinkies! YUMMO!!
What do you get when you mix a Goldendoddle and a Chocodile?
A Golden Chocodoodle!
A soft cake baked until golden, filled with creme and dipped in chocolate that comes to you on your command. The perfect treat.
HEY - The Office starts the new season tonight!! WHOO HOO!!
Have a Thursday!