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Weird question, but I need it to complete a piece of documentation: Does anyone have Cingular Wireless, or happen to know the email-to-SMS (aka text messaging) address format for Cingular subscribers?

For example: I'm a T-Mobile subscriber. If someone wants to send email to my phone, they'd send it to 2065551212@tmomail.net.

Another example: My coworker is a Verizon subscriber, so if I want to email his phone, I'd send it to 2065555555@vtext.com.

I don't need your actual phone number, just the domain, i.e. the "tmomail.net" or "vtext.com" part. Can anyone help me out, or happen to know it? Their website is less than helpful.
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My company is hiring again. All positions listed are for our waterfront Seattle office.

Network Engineer )

Remedy Developer )

Software Test Engineer (2 positions) )

Technical Support Specialist (NOC) )

Senior Software Developer )

Unix Systems Engineer )

Technical Product Manager (2 positions) )

If you or anyone you know might be qualified for any of these positions, please send your resume to my lj username at live journal dot com and I'll forward it along to HR - in general, internal referrals have a much better chance than external ones.
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I just finished the On-Call Week From Hell. Eleven page-outs and a late night maintenance window over the course of seven days, during which my phone threatened to eat itself, and then [livejournal.com profile] datavore threatened to eat my phone.

I forgot to shower all weekend, and only left the house six times last week: four times for work, one 15min trip to the grocery store, and out to dinner on Sunday with Marty, [livejournal.com profile] beaq, and [livejournal.com profile] hollyking (who came up to stay the night so he could be fresh for the next day's job interviews).

Holy fuck, but I'm TIRED. Looking forward to Spa Night tonight with [livejournal.com profile] sirriamnis, [livejournal.com profile] rubylou, and friends. I desperately need a massage, or my head is going to pop off.

P.S. - You should all go congratulate [livejournal.com profile] hollyking - yesterday's interviews have already spawned a job offer!
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Remember this post? Well, I was wrong. We didn't collect two tons of food.

We collected two and a half tons. A total of 5373 lbs of food, more than twice what we collected last year, and by just under 200 employees. The Northwest Harvest driver had to call for backup - apparently they've "never picked up so much food from an office building, ever."

Today, geek bravado and macho one-upmanship RULE.
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I wimped out on the Yule party at [livejournal.com profile] tylik and [livejournal.com profile] craigp's place last night, due mostly to tiredness and (perhaps caused by) impending sinus woe. Last night was also my final opportunity to get anything together for the company food drive for Northwest Harvest, so I spent my evening cleaning out the pantry instead of curling up with a fluffy dog and a good book.

It was a good thing, too - I came across a heretofore undiscovered cache of mouse-chewed dry goods, hidden by a stack of soup cans. Much swearing occurred as I wiped up the detritus of rice grains, powdered soup mix, and spilled pasta. Alas, the WaMu pasta [livejournal.com profile] datavore received from [livejournal.com profile] vixyish was a casualty in the [livejournal.com profile] nerdvana War On Rodents - both bags were completely empty. A moment of silence, please...

So, yeah. Food drive. Our office does a Development-vs-Operations competition for the food drive every year, and in recent years it's really escalated. Last year's haul was over a ton - 2241 pounds, to be exact. This year, we lined both sides of the hallway with 3ft stacks of bags, boxes, and canned goods. I wouldn't be surprised if we edged closer to 2 tons (and accelerated metal fatigue in the support structure of the floor in the process).

I have somewhat mixed feelings on the subject of charitable donations. Cash is certainly more efficient - charities get special deals, can buy in bulk, and generally get $.40 more out of every dollar than Joe Consumer could for the same products. But if you donate a can of beans, chances are someone can't embezzle it to buy Elvis memorabilia. You also have something concrete, an object to hand over, and to some people that "feels" more like giving.

In other news, I'm wearing my chanukwanzayulemas gift from [livejournal.com profile] walbourn, the Best. T-shirt. Evar. And either I've gotten more efficient or the holiday slowdown finally appears to be hitting the office; I've spent more time webslacking today than in the last two weeks combined.

What're you doing? ENTERTAIN ME.
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VoIP sucks and I hate it. SIP can slurp my ass.

RIP

Jul. 11th, 2005 11:55 am
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The mood in the office is pretty melancholy today. We got news early this morning that someone in another department was killed in a climbing accident yesterday.

I didn't know him well, so I'm somewhat detached about it. The timing is rather ironic, though. It was only a few days ago, the day of the London bombing, when I realized I'd never experienced the death of a coworker before.

Rest in peace, Mark. You died doing what you loved, which is better than most ever get.
loree: (penguin)
[odd noise emanating from my coworker's desk]

Loree: Jimmy, what are you doing?
James: Rotating a banana.
Loree: .....
loree: (dragon)
A disproportionate number of the people in my department are ex-military or reservists. Most of them are fairly moderate, but a few are so gung-ho that I find it astounding. One or two have even proclaimed that everyone should be enlisted in the military between high school and college.

I could go into my personal politics of how very wrong an idea I think that is... But instead, I would just like to say that I've never been so thankful of having a mother like mine.

Thank you, Mom, for encouraging me to question authority. I don't think I've ever appreciated you or my childhood more than I do right now.
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My references checked out, the paperwork has been filed, and my soul rented at a reasonable rate. Monday morning at 8:00 AM, I report to the indoctrination center.

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