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eventual doughnut gravel incomparable harbinger mdec [Jan. 24th, 2004|04:07 am]
Miss Von Trapp
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Slept all afternoon...from 12pm till 8pm!!

Was thoroughly knackered as I'd been up for 22 hours after only 2 and a half-ish hours sleep. In fact, I was SO tired that I was dizzy and physically shaking by the time I got to bed...almost Ozzy-fashion!!

Having slept so late, I had to rush a bit to be ready to leave for work at 9pm, but I managed it anyway...

Was on Duty Obs(ervations) all night...this means being in charge of the floor, staring at stats screens all night and phoning the bosses to tell them which MDEC (there are 10 of them) to put their teams into to key post...dependant on mail volume coming in on each. Boring, but at least I get to do crosswords/read things/draw etc and not type like a mentalist all bloody night!

Leon is switching shifts, so I will now also be taking over the Duty Obs team in a management/meetings capacity. Bugger! I'll do anything to shirk responsibility, but there was no getting out of it:/

We are also getting our own office as of Monday...we've previously been sat in our usual teams, but it was getting irritating when our friends kept asking us the mail volume overall every 20 minutes:/ This is good, as I can be shut away and do what I like without the bosses breathing down my neck. Rest assured my GameBoy Advance will be coming to work with me in future hehe...

They bribed us with doughnuts again...every time the team beat their targets for speed of processing/accuracy/whatever we all get little rewards of food... I suppose it's a management way of keeping the herd happy with their menial tasks...

If it weren't for having built up friendships on the MDEC, or for the nice high wage I get for doing a mindless job that requires little mental effort...plug in cd, zone out, key for jesus...I'd quit tommorrow...

I absolutely hate keying...but it pays extremely well even though it is a task for a no-brain. And the hours suit my needs for theatre. Dammit, a high paying creative media/theatre job would be so better for me, but I'm in the wrong sodding city.

Walked home at 3:30am again...lots of drunken lads staggering through the street behind me, singing loudly. Forgot it was a Friday:/

Now I'm drinking Whittard's WHITE hot chocolate...pure sex in a mug hehe!! Yummy!!

Going to the shop at 8am as I've run out of supplies, and then to bed. No plans for the weekend...maybe just red wine and films...


Oh, and I've been getting entertaining spam recently...from such fantastically diverse names such as 'Orville Marrero' or 'Seymour Augustine' and worse (which would only be suitable for horror stories)...the subject lines that come with these names have all gone DADA on me!!

Makes a change from VAMPGIRL_NO1 - ENLARGE YOUR PENIS anyway lolol!!!

The following subject lines are from a recent batch...written down in order of arrival, yet making almost perfect sense. Seems DADA spam can make riveting reading...

godparent apologetic kerchief

even by moonlight
some brunette stood
eventual gravel incomparable harbinger
octet betray
things caught fire
turned and frowned
before events bore
to the telephone


I am an Intellectual

Which America Hating Minority Are You?

Take More Robert & Tim Quizzes
Watch Robert & Tim Cartoons

My Phase is Olbos

Which Phase of the Greek Tragic Cycle Are You?

Take More Robert & Tim Quizzes
Watch Robert & Tim Cartoons

Good. You know your music. You should be able to
work at Championship Vinyl with Rob, Dick and

Do You Know Your Music (Sorry MTV Generation I Doubt You Can Handle This One)
brought to you by Quizilla


[User Picture]From: serpentbearer
2004-01-24 01:20 am (UTC)
I've being getting odd-titled spam too. This morning I received the rather lovely sounding octopus inescapable eight. I've noticed sometimes the body of the message has a load of random words in too. I was reading an article about Bayesian spam filters which are 'trained' on spam and non-spam emails you've received and which sort it based on the probability of particular words indicate spam; I wonder if this is the spammers' attempt to get round it?
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-01-24 01:27 am (UTC)
Wonderfully amusing are they not?!

I expect it is a new way of getting round them...I have SpamCop on my website email (where these come from) and these mails are the only ones that don't get marked out as such.

All the Viagra adverts and 'Make your woman moan' type ones have **SPAM** at the start of them hehe

I don't know why I get so many male oriented ones...my email is to vampGIRL for chrissake lol!!
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-01-24 01:28 am (UTC)
Octopus Inescapable Eight could be a great name for a free-jazz band though, could it not??

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[User Picture]From: serpentbearer
2004-01-24 01:49 am (UTC)
yeah, but I thought you were really a 57 year old bloke pretending to be a girl?! The spammers have found you out LOL.
Speaking of spam, there's a funny article here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/28/34817.html
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-01-24 01:56 am (UTC)
That article was damned funny lol!!

And, AAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!, you have discovered me!!! I made *such* an effort to hide the stubble in my photos as well:((

*sobs uncontrollably before reaching for the pipe and slippers*
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-01-24 03:04 am (UTC)
OMG!! Look at this!!

Just got it...

Even folk singers are in on the act these days!!

Danial Odonnell FWD:NEW:New discovery pill adds inches
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[User Picture]From: serpentbearer
2004-01-24 02:48 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: vimster
2004-01-24 04:12 am (UTC)
Duty obvs? Sounds like something out of a Tom Clancy novel.
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[User Picture]From: missbumpkin
2004-01-24 05:50 am (UTC)
Work=boo! Work sucks, so I'm glad I'm working for me. Although not working very hard right now I'm afraid, I keep getting drawn to the poota!

The white hot chocolate sounds yummy, I may have to try some, mmm.

I've been sent many penis-enlarging spams, does anyone actually buy their shit? Can't we have some bust enhancing spam? That might actually be useful in my case!

Laters dude
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-01-24 06:19 pm (UTC)
You don't need bust enhancing spam!!

Just swear by Gossard as I do;) (and corsetry that pushes it all up when you sit down)
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[User Picture]From: g3m
2004-01-24 06:15 am (UTC)
Now I'm drinking Whittard's WHITE hot chocolate...pure sex in a mug hehe!! Yummy!!

Mmm, that white hot choc is gorgeous isn't it?
I think I may have a a slight Whittard's addiction... I keep buying things in there! Eeeps, too many lovely things!

Bloody spam!
I was using Mozilla mail, now I'm using Thunderbird. Both are excellent, I couldn't live without the junk filters on them!
After a while, the mail client really does start to work out what is crap! Ingenious! ;)

You should give one a go if you really start to get fed up! :)
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-01-24 06:05 pm (UTC)
I can't stay out of that damn shop either lol!!

I have SpamCop on my webspace, then collect it all to my Yahoo...keeps me entertained for hours:)
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[User Picture]From: outdrageous
2004-01-24 11:41 am (UTC)


Hi there. You don't know me, but I was introduced to your site by a mutual friend, Donald (Latex Warrior). I work in the MDEC, too. I'm on the late shift. I agree with you on the fact that it is a no brainer job. However, after spending seven years on a factory floor, I think the MDEC is bliss. Just like you said, 'CD on, Zone Out, Key like buggery'. Is the night shift any different to mine? I was thinking about swapping, but am not sure.

I'd love it if you could get back to me in reply to this. From what I've read of your MDEC griping, I think we'd get on.

See Ya
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-01-24 06:08 pm (UTC)


It's a bit more relaxed I think...you don't have to switch seats and move around all the time, so you get to settle in at your desk and unpack your crap everywhere...(not that you're supposed to though;))

And we don't have stretch hour...but you can win hours off, and even nights off at the moment on a 'personal best' system. I think you'd prefer it to be honest...there are quite a few people in my team who've switched from lates and they're happy.

Also, providing you can get to sleep as soon as you get home, you can generally get up at 1ish and have time in town...but it does mean no more weekday drinking:/

(so I get hammered on the weekend hehe)
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From: wingsfromashes
2004-01-28 11:07 am (UTC)
Most of the spam I get has to do with credit and money and stuff like that. Maybe it's cos I'm in America. :D

I have received bust-enhancing spam before. Though I think everyone on the planet has received penis-enhancing spam, regardless of gender.
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