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weather: cloudy
outside: 15°C
mood: stunned
*fa-THUMP*
*fa-THUMP*
*fa-THUMP*
*fa-THUMP*
*fa-THUMP*
*fa-THUMP*
*fa-THUMP*
*fa-THUMP*
*fa-THUMP*
*fa-THUMP*
*fa-THUMP*

That would be the sound of a 180 pound Co-worker Boy, not so successfully pretending to be a bunny rabbit, hippity-hopping past my office.

I am so not gonna ask.

The other thing: I tossed all 6 of my GMail invites at this thing and watched them all get slurped up right away. I wonder if I should say hello to these six random people...


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d2leddy
Sep. 20th, 2004 02:41 pm (UTC)
Re: *fa-thump

When I was first hired here, during the second week of my employment, my office mate--the DBA--seemed to flip out. Her name was Ruth and she had shoulder-length bright red hair. One day, Ruth emitted a blood-curdling scream. After I peeled myself off the ceiling, I turned around to look at her. She fastened her hair together in two pig tails. Each stuck out over an ear at a 90 degree angle to the side of her head.

She then stood, and hopped. Each time she came down she screamed "Ung!". She hopped out of our office, each hop punctuated by "ung". She hopped down the hall. She hopped to the front of the building, turned around, hopped back, hopped into our office, across the floor, and back to her chair. She calmly sat, unfastened the pig tails and let her hair fall back in place. She then turned around, and resumed work.

o_O

I got up and looked down the hall. Nothing. I walked past each office, even the leader's office. Nothing. Everyone's fingers were busy tapping out documents of code. I walked to the front of the building where the receptionist was busy typing something up.

"Barbara," I asked, "did you just see Ruth?"

She looked up at me, having been distracted, and stated "Yes. She does that all the time. Nothing to worry about." She resumed work. I returned to my work.

Barbara was correct. Ruth did do that all the time.

What exactly is this gmailer thing that everyone is talking about, anyway?
bride
Sep. 20th, 2004 02:56 pm (UTC)
A DBA. Yeah, she's more than likely entitled then. =}

Re: GMail - What is GMail?

It's a different way of organizing e-mail and it happens to make more sense to a lot of people.

For people who like to keep everything, it solves a lot of issues - storage space (1G), searching for a message quickly (it's Google, 'nuff said), a different approach to sorting (filters instead of folders). It also packages messages together into "conversations" to try to help you group things.
rcantilles
Sep. 20th, 2004 03:38 pm (UTC)
DBA? Qui est la?

(I'm cracking up over here, that was damned funny)
bride
Sep. 20th, 2004 03:43 pm (UTC)
Database Administrator. Oracle certified ones rock =)
bride
Sep. 20th, 2004 04:03 pm (UTC)
Oh, BTW:

Qui est là? => "Who is there?"
Qui est-ce que c'est? => "Who is that?"

And if you really wanted to express super puzzlement, "Qui est-ce que c'est que ça?!"
rcantilles
Sep. 20th, 2004 05:25 pm (UTC)
Doh. I had a feeling it was wrong. It's been too long since I've taken french, and I tend to say it right but write it wrong.
bride
Sep. 20th, 2004 05:31 pm (UTC)
Heh, the only reason I remembered that is because I still say "Qu'est-ce que c'est que ça" a lot =)
compscilin
Sep. 20th, 2004 07:22 pm (UTC)
I had a French teacher who chained it: "Qu'est-ce (que c'est que ça)^n", with n increasing with puzzlement.
bride
Sep. 20th, 2004 08:00 pm (UTC)
O_o
pne
Sep. 21st, 2004 02:59 am (UTC)
Or, if you don't care about politeness, what about "C'est quoi, ça, hein?"
d2leddy
Sep. 20th, 2004 04:45 pm (UTC)
A DBA. Yeah, she's more than likely entitled then. =}

AS I learned, indeed.

Re: Gmail. Thanks for the information. : )
bdspitapit31
Sep. 20th, 2004 02:43 pm (UTC)
I just don't understand what's so great about GMail. Am I missing out??
bride
Sep. 20th, 2004 02:54 pm (UTC)
It's a different way of organizing e-mail and it happens to make more sense to a lot of people.

For people who like to keep everything, it solves a lot of issues - storage space (1G), searching for a message quickly (it's Google, 'nuff said), a different approach to sorting (filters instead of folders). It also packages messages together into "conversations" to try to help you group things.

It's free, so there's no harm in trying it. =)
bride
Sep. 20th, 2004 03:16 pm (UTC)
mirai_sometimes
Sep. 20th, 2004 06:07 pm (UTC)
Wow! I didn't know that existed. I may end up giving away my invites too.
bride
Sep. 20th, 2004 08:08 pm (UTC)
There's also gmail_invite which I didn't find out about until after I did the Spooler =}
pne
Sep. 21st, 2004 02:58 am (UTC)
gmail_invite
But my experiences with it have been mixed; there are so many invites on the market that a lot of people who'd want an account already have one, and it seems hard to give them away there these days.
raisinberry
Sep. 25th, 2004 10:35 am (UTC)
Re: gmail_invite
How do you get the invites? I would like to get an account.
pne
Sep. 25th, 2004 11:09 am (UTC)
Re: gmail_invite
Well, I get them at random intervals - a blue bar will appear telling me that I have new invitations to distribute.

You can get them from someone who already has a Gmail account - either by looking in gmail_invite, which offers invitations or from a place such as http://isnoop.net/gmailomatic.php, for example.

Or I'll send you one if you give me an email address and a name to go with it.
raisinberry
Sep. 26th, 2004 01:20 pm (UTC)
Re: gmail_invite
I will send you my info. Thank you!
pne
Sep. 26th, 2004 10:56 pm (UTC)
Re: gmail_invite
And an invitation is on its way!
propitiate
Sep. 27th, 2004 09:04 am (UTC)
Re: gmail_invite
Do you happen to have any more invites?
My sister raisinberry just activated hers. Thanks if you can help.

pne
Sep. 27th, 2004 11:45 am (UTC)
Re: gmail_invite
Sure! Just give me an email address to send it to, and preferably also a first and last name. Either in a comment, or by email to (my username) @livejournal.com.
propitiate
Sep. 27th, 2004 11:51 am (UTC)
Re: gmail_invite
Thank you.
I did.
raisinberry
Sep. 27th, 2004 09:08 am (UTC)
Re: gmail_invite
Thank you so much for the invite!
pne
Sep. 27th, 2004 11:55 am (UTC)
Re: gmail_invite
Thank you for coming back and saying thanks!
ducks
Sep. 26th, 2004 09:59 am (UTC)
For more Gmail fun, you can check out http://www.gmailswap.com
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