February 4th, 2005

asleep at mal 9/09

vent - yesterday

here's my shift notice from work yesterday - it was a horrendous day

intermittent gig and ospf bouncing in seattle, ip eng and noc are still working this - escalated

started the day with over an hour working with paul on ticket, logged in late working on this

nutso day so far - lost most of the network's routes just as i walked in, then had a mass outage on the west coast (wreaking havoc with our traffic patterns at all our peering points to other isps), then we lost the firewall about 2:20 (and we can't do anything - lost mail, aim, internet, can't trace past 1 <10 ms <10 ms <10 ms gw-out.corp.cogentco.com []) - firewall was down until 2:40, mass outage continued on west coast til about 8pm, and there've been several other fun tickets, notably one in seattle that has a bouncing gig port and ospf that has been going on since the switch to layer2 overnight last night - all in all, a terrible day

below is arcain's take on work from his shift notice

> As I ponder bleak and bleary,
> on this afternoon so weary.
> Abba is the hold que tune.
> Horrified I sit in gloom.
> The customers are mostly vapid,
> wanting resolution rapid,
> they clamber out of haunted holes,
> to tear apart our helpless souls!
> Then the hour fast appears,
> soon to fill the air with cheers!
> "Time to leave, it's almost here!"
> Off to drink a case beer!

following work, i went and met pyrogus, deadmoonrising, dan and kacie (sp?) for a lovely dinner, then headed over to alchemy_dc to dance and drink away my frustrations

not much luck on the dancing - music was very on again/off again last night and i never really got into a good groove, however, i did succeed in getting quite thoroughly buzzed (i left my car at gus' so i wouldn't have to worry about driving - thanks again sweetie)

so far, today is more of the same - i am sooo frustrated with this place!!