October 9, 2019

Well, today felt… anti-climactic. It seems that when IT “upgraded” the database system I work with, they failed to inform me of a new way that things are registered into the DB. As in, I was running around chasing my tail trying to figure out how to fix a thing that wasn’t broken because the criteria for correct was changed and no one thought to tell me. You wanna hear about the wasted hours I’ve spent trying to fix this thing? I’ll tell you if you really want, but I don’t think you’ll enjoy my language.

Training other people is hard. I keep realizing that there are things I haven’t told my team-mate at work. Things I thought he already knew, which I suppose is my mistake, but it just hasn’t come up in the past nine months, so not really anyone’s problem because he didn’t actually need to know the information until now? Except, if I’d magically gotten transported to Narnia, he’d have needed to know what to do. Failure to document how to do the thing too. That’s easily fixed, but still annoying.

Words: only this blog post so far.


  1. That I found out today that the vacation setting on eBay doesn’t immediately remove an item from being found. It used to, I thought, but well, it hasn’t. So, that changes how I approach that. It also reminded me that I need to put other platforms on vacation mode as well.
  2. That one of my friends was comfortable to come out as LGBTQ+ today. That’s always beautiful to see.
  3. That I have clarity on where I don’t want to be by spring and that’s a step in the right direction.

EBay: Shirley Temple photo, celluloid doll

Bonanza: Viewmaster slides

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