Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Squeak, squeak . . .

The university from which I retired, and which allowed me to retain my email privileges, has come through again, with banners flying.

They are migrating to a new email platform. When I contacted them some months ago about how to comply with their new rules, they discovered that I was no longer in the computer system. My info was archaic (I could have told them that) and had not been migrated to a newly established system. I no longer had
an ID number. I didn't seem to exist, for them.

I did, however, still have contacts within the University. Powerful contacts, evidently. Because I now am in the computer system, I have been issued an ID number, and feel a valid community member again.

I also received an email, today, addressed to retirees of the institution, which sets forth ex-act-ly how to move to the new email system along with the date parameters for getting it done.

I am a squeaky wheel. I gots da grease . . .

4 comments:

ol Doc said...

Whooo-boy! Recall when you'd share the FIU internet access with moi? Just as long as we both weren't online at the same time, of course. All text files, no GUI (Graphic User Interface) and mine running on a Tandy 8088. Them were the days, m' friend. Anybody want to buy a vintage Tandy? We still have it stored in the barn....

RANGER said...

Egad, Tandy, a name to conjure with. If gold keeps going up, you could render out the bits from all those stored computers to send grandsons to college, no?

On second thought, the Tandy may become (or already be) a treasured antique.

And I never shared access with anyone, ever. Never. Heh.

Zeta said...

Yes, Tandy was my first too expensive computer. Floppy Disks included. I share passwords with M. and we mixed ours up with Amazon. That was fun trying to figure out where our order went for Biged. LOL. One of their Techie employees figured it out. Ops.

RANGER said...

I do like the too-expensive computer name. All of ours were too-expensive except the one that S made for us out of new parts, new software, and thin air.