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Exactly what is he asking us to do?

Just got an e-mail from our new CIO (Chief Information Officer), which begins

As is human nature everyone wants details regarding the structure of CIT [Central Information Technology] and what does a LOB [Line of Business] for General Government mean. I am asking for all staff and managers to just bare with me until I am further along in the concept.

Tartan Day

colgaffneyis joined other local Scottish-American organizations for the local observance of Tartan Day. The weather was wet, cold, and dreary, so most of the ceremonies were inside at the State Capitol Building, which was somewhat limiting–no bagpipes, and no musket salute, the latter being one of our particular contributions to the event. However, afterwards we went outside and did get to fire two volleys. This was against my advice, when asked, I said I could not see the point of bringing the muskets. However, this was not my call and I am glad others thought otherwise. Despite the rain I think all of us musketeers were able to get off both shots. I rather enjoyed that; I think I only fired one shot all last season, at the final salute to close (I fear forever) the Big Muddy Rendezvous in Winona. I like making things go “BOOM”; think what you will of me for that.

BTW, the only firearms I have ever used in my life have been colgaffneyis matchlocks, and the first time I ever fired one of those was after my 50th birthday. Perhaps before I die I can advance into the 18th century and fire a replica “Brown Bess” or similar flintlock :-)>

In other colgaffneyis business, I printed, stuffed, stamped, and mailed the dead tree edition of the April newsletter. I was also confronted with an issue of whether to enforce a policy on Clann’s e-mail list. I dealt with this by abolishing the policy. I am not going to be an enforcer.

A Scare on the ‘Bay

Over the last couple years I have bought a number of things on Ebay, but never sold anything there and have no plans to do so. So I was rather surprised to get several e-mails today confirming that I had listed items for sale there. My first thought was that they were from a spoof site, but then I signed on to Ebay and found they were in fact listed as being sold by me. The payment information gave a Paypal account that was not mine. Apparently somebody managed to list these under my name so if they were sold, I would be blamed for non-fulfillment, while the unfortunate buyer’s money would go to the crook.

I have no idea how this happened, but I immediately reported this to Ebay and cancelled all of the listings, in the process learning more about the seller side of the ‘Bay than I had planned to. I also changed both my Ebay and e-mail passwords and the security questions associated with them.