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December 1st, 2007

11:36 am - Today so far...

The Ref desk computer is down for the count, and the wireless network is being wonky and dropping connections randomly. SO MUCH FUN.

It didn't occur to me to try plugging the network drop into the laptop, which the librarian I'm tag-teaming at the ref desk today suggested just now, as I gave the desk over to him and went down to my basement office, but I am not optimistic that it'll work, as the network drop is probably on the faculty/staff subnetwork, and the laptops probably belong to the student subnetwork.

Luckily, nobody's panicking about research and papers and finals just yet. They'll probably start that tomorrow, which means it's a totally different librarian who has to deal with it then. :)

03:55 pm

In the opinion page for Friday's campus newspaper there's a bit of a kerfluffle. Apparently a student wrote a column for a campus magazine that was intended to be satirical, poking fun at the general idea that women only attend this school in pursuit of their MRS degree. The editors of the magazine failed to label it as humor. Lots of people took it seriously and wrote in, complaining. So the writer of the column has an opinion piece in Friday's paper that says, basically, that anyone who didn't get that it was supposed to be satire is a stupidhead, nyah-nyah-nyah.

Hon? I got news for you. Your job as writer is to make your point clear. If you were not able to make people understand that you were writing satirically without labeling the piece as satire, you fail. YOU. Not your confused readers, you.


11:29 pm

Virginia Beach Dating

That low mostly because I had no idea what a mojito was.
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