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Still stressed at work

I haven't yet sent an email to Ed (office chief) to ask for an explanation of "why me" after last week's meeting, but I'm working on it. Meanwhile, the office is buzzing with discontent (yes, I'm contributing, I have to say).

I spent about 3 hours this afternoon creating a bibliography. I last maintained my bibliography (and my resume) on the "CDP" system, which ran on our Prime minicomputers through the mid-90's or so. I could have sworn that I saved that file out when the CDP went away, but couldn't find any remnants. And as I haven't been thinking of transferring and wasn't publishing that much anyway, I just haven't kept a bibliography anywhere else.

John provided a list pulled from our current Reports Tracking System, but RTS was started in 1997 or so and wasn't up to date on my pubs for this year, anyway. I found an old Word file from about 1989 (old enough that my current version of Word disclaimed all knowledge of it), did a GEOREF search, and pasted all three together as a start.

It took lots of reformatting, and the results are a hodgepodge of styles. I also dropped my nice organization that had "real" publications first, then papers, abstracts, and lesser stuff in separate sections. Just so it will be in what I hope will be a longer-term format, I've also thrown it up on the Web. Not that impressive a list for 26 years or so, and extremely specialized (with a few exceptions), but that's what I have.

I was surprised to see how far the group that's scanning all the old USGS reports have gotten--I think all my USGS reports are now online except the Fact Sheet that was printed last month, and that I need to put up myself.

At the end of the day, it took 2 ibuprofens to rout my headache so I could go off to Jazzercise. I cut that a little short and came home and grilled a steak: red meat counts as comfort food in my book.



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Sep. 29th, 2005 12:55 am (UTC)
Good for you for being proactive, both with the bibliography [yay, ammo!] & with the jazzercise [something of which I believe kd5mdk to be also quite fond ;)].

I hope at least one headache got better soon; good luck with the other one.
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