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Day of Doom Part 1 - Qualified Perceptions
firstfrost
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Day of Doom Part 1
Today is probably the busiest day of the year, for my job. Last night, the email notices saying "your account will be deactivated in January" went out to about 6000 people. A large number of these people have objections.

(The second busiest is the day after they actually go away, in which the people who don't pay attention to their email call us to find out what happened to their account. Happily, at MIT, more people read their email than not.)

Whee. :)

Current Mood: annoyed harried

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desireearmfeldt From: desireearmfeldt Date: November 15th, 2006 03:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

Harrying...

poke! pokepokepoke!

:)
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: November 15th, 2006 03:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Harrying...

I could deactivate you if you *wanted*...
desireearmfeldt From: desireearmfeldt Date: November 15th, 2006 04:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Harrying...

Just doing my bit to add to the ambiance. :)
ironrat From: ironrat Date: November 15th, 2006 04:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

But but but!

I didn't get an email, but I did notice some message popping up on my terminal...

But you can't deactviate my account! I'm a very important person! I _need_ my zephyrs! :P
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: November 15th, 2006 07:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: But but but!

You didn't get an email because you actually acknowledged the lert message. This is very rare. :)
kirisutogomen From: kirisutogomen Date: November 15th, 2006 05:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey, I saw a message that said something about something happening. What can I do?
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: November 15th, 2006 06:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
You were supposed to have answered my email saying "do you still want this account?" (I suppose, not being at MIT any longer, you are drifting farther into the "than not" category...). I will pretend this is an email reply. ;)
twe From: twe Date: November 15th, 2006 05:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

pleasepleaseplease

Don't deactivate me!
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: November 15th, 2006 07:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: pleasepleaseplease

You should already be set, because (unlike kirosutogomen) you *did* answer my mail. So you shouldn't have gotten the email warning, right?
twe From: twe Date: November 15th, 2006 07:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: pleasepleaseplease

Oh, sorry, I do think I'm set. I was just making a joke. I didn't realize the other similar messages weren't joke too. :)
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: November 15th, 2006 07:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: pleasepleaseplease

Whew. :)

(I've gotten something like a hundred messages like this today, so I didn't even think to wonder if this one wasn't serious! :) I just started poking at all the relevant files to figure out why you *would* have gotten the doom message.)
kirisutogomen From: kirisutogomen Date: November 15th, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: pleasepleaseplease

Actually, mine was supposed to be a joke, too, about the people you mentioned before who don't know how to read.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: November 16th, 2006 05:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: pleasepleaseplease

Hee! Now it's a funnier joke!
sorceror From: sorceror Date: November 15th, 2006 07:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
What -- they aren't deactivated automagically a year after you graduate any more? Hmmmm.... }8-)
marcusmarcusrc From: marcusmarcusrc Date: November 15th, 2006 09:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
See, the clear solution is to just keep enrolling at MIT for more and more degrees, and then your account never gets deactivated!

(actually, I was very sad for the six months I didn't have zephyr access before I came back)
probabilistic From: probabilistic Date: November 16th, 2006 03:35 am (UTC) (Link)
My test account is on the doom list :(
Is there any possibility of getting it off?
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