atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#4875: Ahh, one day left this week.

So, last night I went to bed later than I should have and ended up feeling embalmed for most of the day. At lunch, I went out to the Jeep, ate a sandwich, and tried to catch a catnap; it helped a little bit but took its own sweet time to do so.

Definitely going to be in bed by 9 PM tonight. Shit.

Anyway, ran into a guy I worked with at the noise box, and he told me that I'm going to love it there; furthermore he added, "With your experience, they'll probably make you a supervisor like that."

Here's hoping.

He also added that there's no bullshit there; as long as you show up for work and do your job, management is happy with you.

Sounds good to me.

* * *

Borepatch on the sorry state of technical support in the modern world.

* * *

Steven Den Beste weighs in on the ecological disaster perpetrated by the EPA, the Gold King Mine fiasco.
It will take a while (probably years) before this becomes a drinking water issue, because most of that crap is going to settle to the bottom of Lake Powell, and the amount that flows out will have to spend a few years contaminating Lake Mead. But it's definitely coming.
"This is a fuckup of epic proportions," he concludes, "and we'll be living with the results of it for decades (if not centuries)."

EPA's response will be to tighten heavy metal limits in drinking water and to force municipalities to build ever more-expensive water treatment plants to ensure drinking water is "pure".

There will not be any repercussions for EPA or any sitting officials thereof.

Meanwhile the Chinese government is running the same playbook as the EPA is and no one's buying their bullshit, either.

"Tianjin's environmental monitoring center says it's 'a normal phenomenon when rain falls, and similar things have occurred before.'" Sure. And pay no attention to all the goings-on around that reactor, comrade; it's just a drill.

* * *

Can't believe the first week at the new job is almost over already. That's one out of nine; and it even looks as if we won't have to be there on Labor Day, which means I'll get a three-day weekend that week. Woohoo!

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