Submitted by shoe on January 16, 2004 - 3:44pm
Remind me I have to download some Chinese fonts for the new computers... of course, I don't think our brand spanking new print station supports Chinese fonts, so I have to look into that too.
Submitted by shoe on January 15, 2004 - 1:21pm
Our email terminal did something very uncool yesterday at 4:55 pm. It's an iMac or an eMac or an aMac or whatever the hell flavor it is.
A librarian came down as I was doctoring yet another computer and said, "It's flashing a question mark!"
So it was. I know diddly-squat about Macs, but it was evident that when you do a hard reset, and a smiley face and a folder with a question mark come flashing on your screen at start up, that there is a major problem.
Submitted by shoe on January 14, 2004 - 1:25pm
Hahahahahahahahaha! Just kidding on the subject line.
Yesterday I found my favorite thing to do at the library... throw obnoxious kids out. I hate to be the shushing librarian, sure, but this was downright fun. Of course, it would have been more fun if the little creeps were actually ashamed of their behavior.
I followed the little creeps around until they left. The last thing I wanted them doing was throwing their book bags into the eMacs. I have no idea how to fix an eMac. I don't need anyone complicating that.
Submitted by shoe on January 13, 2004 - 1:12pm
I had a dream about crayons arranged by Dewey Decimal number... I am worried. It took me at least six months before I started having dreams about patents at the patent office...
Submitted by shoe on January 13, 2004 - 12:09am
No help from the BPL today... For some reason I can't log into Horizon as administrator on my computer. That would be nice to be able to do that... Anyway, not the point of this journal post.
Next on the agenda? Better antivirus. If I have to operate many things in a quasi administrator account, I sure as hell want some assurance that no one is downloading stupid stuff onto our drives.
Submitted by shoe on January 10, 2004 - 9:40pm
My fixing o' the Dell seems to have quieted some of my fears about my new position. At least, I didn't have dreams of computers bursting into flames last night (as I did the night before).
I think I even know what the problem might be with the printer, but I'm not telling any one at work. I don't want the poor souls to get their hopes up.
Submitted by shoe on January 10, 2004 - 1:14am
I don't know what happened on the circulation desk this morning. All the computers rebelled. Refusing log ins, then finally one just gave up the ghost, right there on the circ desk.
Pahphooey! Beeeeeep! Beeeeep! Beeeep! Six long beeps, no signal on the monitor. When my supervisor asked what that meant, I said, "He's dead, Jim."
It wasn't that bad. It was memory that somehow got shook loose, and I put it back in. Trey at Dell gave me the hint, and opening the case confirmed it.
Submitted by shoe on January 9, 2004 - 12:00am
After spending eight hours trying to get our printer software to work with our security software, I've made some progress. However, why I am still in front of a computer screen typing this is beyond me.
I think I am going to go let my brains leak out my ears.
Submitted by shoe on January 7, 2004 - 1:23pm
I'd done (some) reference work at the MoS, and I enjoyed it. Yesterday, my second day on the job, two people called in sick and I got to man the reference desk (at least not all alone) for an hour and a half or so.
Here's what I learned:
Submitted by shoe on January 6, 2004 - 12:27am
It lives in the reference department. I bet the two, when networked together, could make sweet music. Or at least be really really loud.
My first day was good. I am tired. Boy, am I ever tired.
It's pretty scary... come see the systems librarian that couldn't figure out what the hell she did to clog her inkjet printer. Honestly, if it's a computer I can deal with it.
Submitted by shoe on January 4, 2004 - 11:39pm
I am nervous. I am wicked nervous, as they say in my neck of the woods. Plus, I predict a bad hair day for my first day of work. Not that my hair is ever particularly good or anything, but it's supposed to sleet tomorrow.
It's good to be employed after doing the student thing. I am scared to death, but I will keep telling myself that.
No,really, it is.
Submitted by shoe on January 3, 2004 - 8:05pm
Monday I start my new (first and only, except for a weakling internship at the Museum of Science) library job. Yes, I am a new systems/reference librarian at the local public library. I'm scairt.
They tell me scairt is good, sometimes.
I just finished my MLS from Simmons. I went mostly three quarters time, except for the summers.