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Today is JACKHAMMER DAY in this construction site of a library!

I should have brought my noise-canceling headphones. Bah.
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The library is under construction and deconstruction right now, and there are LOUD JACKHAMMERS and other machinery happening near my office, enough so that I spent part of the afternoon in earplugs.

And as I was leaving for the day, I discovered that the vibrations are LITERALLY shaking the books off the shelves!

Cut for PROOF )

Arg...

Jun. 24th, 2014 12:32 pm
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...I don't really want to be the adult in this situation, but I can hear a girl talking at full volume outside my office, and this is technically the Quiet Study Section, so I really should go out there and ask her to keep it down.

What's making it harder for me is that nobody else is this area, so there's nobody to disturb. Well, except me, but I"m going through an online course at the moment, so I'm watching a video and she's really not bothering me.

...

Ah, I see my delaying tactic of posting to the internets instead of going out of m office and confronting her has paid off and it is now silent out there.
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I was trying to create a survey in Qualtrics when, after I added a new question, it put the wrong answer type up and then refused to let me edit anything. So I ended up with this useful question:



(I was able to fix it by closing it down and ignoring it for a while, then going back today and opening it up and clicking the "Edit" button. It's now letting me edit like nothing happened, so the question has been tweaked a bit and the answer is now a text box.)
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I left campus for lunch, and almost didn't get out of my lot. See, one end is blocked off because they're building a large crane for the next phase of construction on the library and are swinging heavy equipment around on chains.

And it seems a Dr. Pepper truck tried to take a nonexistent exit at the other end (the path through the lot is an S-shape, and he was at the wrong bend of the S) and got his truck hung up on the curb. To make matters worse, someone got to campus late, found no spaces left in this lot, and parked illegally, next to the end of the row of spaces, so there was only a very tiny space in between the Dr Pepper truck and his bumper. The truck driver helped me squeeze my car between them, but I think I may have been the last person out of that side of the lot. :)

I took a photo, of course!

cut for pic )

I'm not having a particularly bad day, but I know someone who's have a way, way worse one!

Oh dear

May. 23rd, 2014 09:27 am
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To the person who comes into my office before my working hours and occasionally runs a vacuum over the carpet:

That terrible, horrible, no good, very bad noise you hear your vacuum cleaner making is my fault. I dropped a dime and it has magically vanished into the pattern on the industrial carpeting in the office. I do apologize.

With great sympathy for the noise you are going to endure,
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I present an out-of-context quote from a memo circulated at work today:
Supervision is required since lasers will be involved.
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To understand this, you need to know that...

(a) our library decorates the lobby with "READ" posters made from photos of TCU student athletes holding books.
(b) there is an improv comedy group on campus that has a joking rivalry with the library that started when they posted a video called "50 Questions" and the library responded with "50 Answers."

So. This morning, guess what mysteriously appeared in the lobby, unheralded by anyone?

cut for photos )
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Dear Mr Guy In Hard Hat. Before you start flipping breakers to find the one you need, please remember there THERE ARE PEOPLE STILL HERE WORKING ON COMPUTERS.

I have a good habit of saving my work frequently, so I didn't lose anything, but a complaint has been sent up the chain. (And others notified in case they wish to check on the other computers in the basement.)
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One of my coworkers is the head of the campus' trap-neuter-release program for feral cats. She also fosters kittens found on campus. They had a setup outside the library for a couple of hours today to get awareness for the program, and had three tiny ambassadors who had been found in the construction zone recently. I dropped by her office for a few minutes.

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