It’s a big day today, as the Academy Award nominations will be announced at 5:30 AM PST (you’d think they’d bump that up a bit, but I guess not). Now I get to hear which of the movies I haven’t seen are the best of the best. I can hardly wait ’til they come out on Amazon or Netflix.
In other exciting news, due to the fact that they’ve hired way too many people for our electronic medical records project, the parking lot where I work has become ridiculously overcrowded (as has the building; they have people stuffed into conference rooms, and offices designed for two people are now tripled and quadrupled up). It was bad enough before the snow flew, but now with snow piles and plows, we’ve lost even more spaces.
So they’ve come to the monumental decision to let us occasionally work from home (this isn’t a new idea, and is done extensively around the institution – just not in the IT area, because the person or persons who run the IT department are basically Luddites, which kind of goes to show who gets promoted around here). Apparently, we’re starting out a one day per week, and my day will be Friday (aka, tomorrow), which will be very nice indeed. Especially for the dogs, who get to have me around all day.
Speaking of the dogs, one of them chewed up my very expensive universal remote yesterday. I should have known better, but he had kind of ignored it, so I thought it was safe. Guess not. So he’s on my shit list for a while (until I get over it), and I’ve been shunning him. The little bastard.
Now, instead of just pushing one button on the touchscreen and having it turn on (or off) all the appropriate devices and settings, I now have to fart around with four or five remotes and try and remember what gets turned on for each thing. It’s kind of annoying.
Oh well, time to get back to work, I guess.