it would have been better if it had been about ice cream
I just came back from seeing the third Matrix movie but unlike last time had no-one to whom to make stupid internet references afterwards. Oh well at least I have a site to post them on. Without giving too much away there's a bit with all these robots and I'm telling you it cries out for them to all shout, a thousand metallic voices in unison
YOU HAVE TWENTY SECONDS TO COMPLY
card printer hell
Work is rubbish. I spent the week alternately
- sorting through hundreds of UCAS forms in dusty boxes looking for a specific set, so that they can be sent off to the scanners. I haven't really started the thing I thought I was supposed to be doing, that is checking that the scans that have already been done, all two gigabytes of them, to make sure they have been done properly (I don't even know what I'm supposed to be checking them against)
- printing university cards. The guy who was doing it before left so I got this fucking bullshit dropped on me. It was very hurriedly explained. There's about a million ways for the printer to fuck up; it feels dirty and wants to be cleaned, it wants more ribbon, it's taken in a card which has become stuck, it's taken in a card and spat it out again because the card is corrupted... There's a million shitty little things that you have to do on the screen to print a card that works everywhere, keeping all the numbers and barcodes in sync with what other places (like the library) think they are, for example. So as people came back to have their cards redone, I'm the one that gets yelled at. Of course it's about the worst thing that can happen to someone who's already convinced he's useless and incompetent.
I don't know what to do now it's all gone to shite