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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

well this week is starting to wear thin. i've got a pic up on my desktop from phillip island, which has been a nice distraction when i'm feeling overwhelmed.

today has been stuffing around with our anti-spam filter. and content management for our firewall servers. typically, nothing works out of the box and needs to be fiddled with.

we had an internet filtering presentation from a company called content keeper yesterday. i dunno if we can justify the expense though unfortunately, it's on a per user basis, and we'd end up paying about $7000 annually, on top of about $4000 to purchase. the initial purchase i could justify, but the maintenance is a bit expensive. what i liked about it is that you can pretty much set it and forget it. someone else has already done all the tricky bits for you. we'll probably end up with our existing solution, which is a bit fiddly.

so much for working smarter not harder. the more fiddly little solutions we do, the more crap i've gotta stay on top of. and the more computer crap there is, the more often some of it breaks down.

i'm trying to avoid doing overtime. if i follow my predecessor i'll be in here nights and weekends, he lasted about 18 months then decided he didn't want to do it anymore. so i'm trying to avoid working extra hours, but it's almost impossible to achieve anything during the day. every man and his dog, and the boss, want to interrupt me all the time. i get nothing done...

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