Thursday, December 09, 2010
The funny thing about being in office with two other people is you get to hear their phone conversations. Well, earlier today, a disgruntled customer at one of our school districts called in to say their Internet service wasn't robust enough. Now, I have heard the term robust to describe many things, but never Internet Connectivity. I mean pasta sauce, yes, but not in how long it takes me to get to Google. In either case, this infuriated a co-worker, who was hoping to hear a more technical term.
I was at Region 7 Education Service Center in Kilgore Texas. A lot of stuff goes down here. I work IT. Let me explain something to you, IT in East Texas - well its crazy and strange and doesn't conform to the rest of the world, as far as IT is concerned. At Region 7 we provide we services to schools and part of those services include being an ISP which unfortunately also includes emails services. Not to mention content filtering and crap like that. In either case, it sounds boring, but believe me, its not. Some days are so stressful you can feel the tension and fear for your life. Other days are so hilarious, especially with the witty and sometimes asinine exchange of words between co-workers. Anyway this is the beginning, of what will no doubt be a long and stupid series of rants, but also funny stuff.