If things could just like fucking *not* for a while that would be fucking tops.

Things are starting to shape up like Erin is going to be made redundant from her job. Of course this is right on the cusp of her being eligible for a substantial performance bonus that - shock - wouldn’t be included in any redundancy package.

Fucking cunt act by a pack of cunts.

The world doesn’t fucking end at Strathfield and not should it.

You like the city. Cool. But the shit in the city you enjoy having has to come from somewhere and be produced by someone too.

And this is the stupid thing about trying to talk transport and living and whatever.

We did the right things. We tried to save money so we moved further and further out. Problem is, as you do that, the quality of service decreases and deceases.

So what? I got a job reasonably close to where I live - still can’t get there. Should I quit? That’s it. I moved out of the inner city so I should just become destitute?

Fuck absolutely off.

I mean, I get it. Cars suck. The environment is crumbling around us.

But I tried to work out how I could get to work without driving and it turns out that to get there for 8am Monday I needed to leave home before I finished up on Friday afternoon. So....???

Love to read takes on what is and isn’t acceptable forms of transport from people that only view the world through the prism of “I live in the inner city suburbs, work in the city and have no reason to ever leave there”.

Love to read takes on what is and isn’t acceptable forms of transport from people that only view the world through the prism of “I live in the inner city suburbs, work in the city and have no reason to ever leave there”.

“I don’t like the images you’ve chosen.”

“Ok no worries. Have a look through the image library and pick out the ones you want.”

“Here are four emails with 20x30 pixel images I took on my 1994 phone with my finger over the lens. Use these”

....no.

Have I mentioned on here that I absolutely love US college football and I am also fully aware of how exploitative and problematic it is?

The Titanic.

“Things aren’t looking too good”

You don’t say.

Sitting in a training session at work so I can take photos for the website.

Class is asbestos awareness and let me tell you that shit is unpleasant.

Yeah, I'm going to need a bigger red pen.

Bernie boosted

*is given an 80-page document*

"Can you just give this a quick look and see if there's anything catastrophically wrong with it?

"Sure"

*reads first heading*

hooooo boy.

The new work place has two dedicated IT people and, given how absolutely casual and low-fi their computer system is, I have no idea what they actually do.

Yup. I am now writing a pitch to management that we nuke it from orbit and spend money getting it re-done properly (it was not done properly to start with) because that is going to save everyone a lot of time trying to force an undocumented and unmaintained abomination of a WordPress install into something useful.

My desk phone (yeah, apparently I have a desk phone) has my name on it.

Day Two:

I have pretty much convinced myself that the best step forward here is to not try and deal with five year’s worth of half-arsed legacy content and instead blow the entire website away and start again.

It is that much of a mess.

I’ve also been given an “ergonomic” keyboard and it is shortly going to have an accident with a glass of water.

What? Why? How?

I've been given a login to access the backend of the website, but I'm fairly certain it doesn't have the level of access I need to actually do my job and I reckon I'm going to get a blank stare from Old Mate in the IT department when I raise this with them.

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