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June 2nd, 2004
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Paranoid much?
I'm now in the habit of checking my work email before coming in to work. I'm not sure it's a logical thing, but if there's a crisis waiting for me, I can at least drive recklessly on the way to work to get the day started right.

So today, I hit the website, filled in my password, and boom! "Service Unavailable".

I immediately concluded that They had shut off my email account because I was getting laid off, and this is how I find out about it.

I'm now in at work, and there was a little popup message saying that there was a problem with the logs, which made them bring down the servers. So I think that my job's secure for another 24 hours.

Joy.

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From:wendywoowho
Date:June 2nd, 2004 09:56 am (UTC)
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That would have freaked me the hell out.
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From:tsmaster
Date:June 2nd, 2004 10:02 am (UTC)
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I'm still jumpy. On the way in to work, I started imagining what I'd have to do to "empty out my desk", and then what I might possibly do to pay the mortgage for the forseeable future.

The thing that made me most anxious was that I have a number of friends who might serve as good contacts if I needed to go looking for a job, but if they locked me out of my work email, there goes my contact list.

Ok, deep breaths. Nothing to be alarmed about.
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From:wendywoowho
Date:June 2nd, 2004 10:03 am (UTC)
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And, um, good little kick in the pants to copy your contact list....
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From:tsmaster
Date:June 2nd, 2004 10:05 am (UTC)
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:) No kidding.

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From:tsmaster
Date:June 2nd, 2004 03:32 pm (UTC)
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So the good news and better news:

Good: It turns out that I actually have my contact list duplicated here at home.

Better: the mail outage was not a sign of impending layoffs, it was that Symantec Antivirus deleted the entire company's mail database. Way to go, Symantec.
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