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As the saying goes, work is the curse of the drinking classes.
Panic, Chaos, Destruction. My work here is done. Drink. Get drunk. Fall over - P O'H OK, I will win to day or my name isn't Ethel Crudacre! - DDEthel Crudacre I cannot live by bread alone. Bacon and ketchup are needed as well. - Trollslayer Have a bit more patience with newbies. Of course some of them act dumb - they're often *students*, for heaven's sake - Terry Pratchett
Well, the city of Lafayette, Indiana shut off our water earlier today because we had not paid, even though we had evidence of payment. It turns out that even though we had to go to the city hall and change our address in person, they did not update the online account number for us, and we actually paid into the old account. They found this and moved the money, but still didn't alert us NOR did they update the account number. We got no notices that our water would be turned off, and we had to fight them for a while to get it back on.
It seems someone in the city government didn't do their job, and that the IT infrastructure there is nonexistent.
We also have had issues with most other utilities here due to IT errors and complete technological ineptness.
I hate this place. There are over 200 excellent computer repair shops here, but it seems that no one can hire an IT guy that actually knows what they are doing! How counter-intuitive is that?!?
They would not let me come along. When I'm bored, I get creative with electronics and programming. They would not like what I can make out of parts scavenged from the spaceship if they lock me into it for a few months
I'm buying most of the meat we eat at a local farmer. It's always nice to be able to bring the kids and pet the animals before you buy them.
Today I wanted to buy some meat for a slow cooking stew, and I like to put a piece of bone in it for the taste. But he stopped doing the nice little pieces of soup bone that I used to buy, because it ruins the saw a bit to fast and he doesn't want to buy another one for the purpose.
But if I saw it myself I could get it for free.
So, what do I do with a five pound marrow bone?
Anyone got any good recipe for making your own stock? Any other Ideas?
People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.