Fun Things...

So I learned of an easter egg last night that involves a long-time NOC team member. But, in true marketing form, you'll have to wait until sometime later in this note for that information.

Earlier this week, I was amazed to come around the corner in the access hallway and come face-to-face with a cart pulling food racks, each about twice the lenth of one of our racks. Ten of them. Like a train. Furthermore, the racks were tied together as a train using trash bags. The "caboose" looked a little precarious and they were just getting started. I almost followed them to see how long it took for everything to slide off.

You that know Allen would appreciate this. After a relatively short conversation in the SpyWare (oops... I mean WeatherBug) booth, the booth people were told that he works for the Cox School of Business at SMU. Their response? "They let you near children?"

This morning I learned something new about long-time NOC team member Karl A. Allen mentioned that he was planning to change his name to "CLEC" (Karl himself later correct me and told me that it was actually "ILEC"). Seems that it's currently RBOC...

Now for the Easter Egg... This one is from Fluke:

Go to www.flukenetworks.com. Who is that in that picture!?

Now click on Knowledge Base and in the search box type "geek". Select the
only result. Look familiar?

Today, we had people wandering into the fishbowl here at the iLabs. Never mind the two huge signs proclaiming the need for NOC credentials. Never mind that I asked if I could help him. His response? "No..." and he keeps wandering around. After persistent questioning, it turns out that he was looking for the NOC tour. Which doesn't even start here!

The quote of the day goes to Will as he was desperately trying to find someone to eat lunch with him: "You're three times my size, man, how can you survive on an apple?!"

God bless Ron Jarrell...

Good night, Gracie...