Monday, July 13, 2015
You feel the earth move under your feet
In fact, the science is robust, and one of the chief scientists behind it is Chris Goldfinger. Thanks to work done by him and his colleagues, we now know that the odds of the big Cascadia earthquake [approximately 8.3 —Editor] happening in the next fifty years are roughly one in three. The odds of the very big one [approximately 9.0 —Editor] are roughly one in ten. Even those numbers do not fully reflect the danger—or, more to the point, how unprepared the Pacific Northwest is to face it. The truly worrisome figures in this story are these: Thirty years ago, no one knew that the Cascadia subduction zone had ever produced a major earthquake. Forty-five years ago, no one even knew it existed.
Via Jason Kottke, The Earthquake That Will Devastate Seattle - The New Yorker
I knew about the San Adreas fault, and even the the New Madrid fault, but I did not know about the Cascadia subduction zone and as the article above points out, it has a history of “blowing” every 250–300 years, with the previous one being in 1700. And from reading, it doesn't sound good when the earth finally does move in the Pacific Northwest.
Monday! I should have known!
First day back on the job at The Corporation, and I am unable to log in and check my email. Hilarity ensues, and over the course of a few hours it gets worked out, and I find the following email:
- The Corporate Overload Corporation <XXXXXXXXXXXX>
- Sean Conner <XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX>
- Your WIN2K Password is Expiring in 13 days
- Wed, 1 Jul 2015 10:20:03 -0500
Your password is expiring soon. If you’re in the office, you can set a new password by pressing
CTRL+ALT+DELETEand selecting "Change a password…" If you’re working remotely you can change your password by logging into Outlook Web Access (XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX) the selecting "Options" (on the top-right) -> "Change Password" (on the left menu).
If you use ActiveSync on any mobile device, be sure to update your password there as well to prevent account lockouts.
Accounts that have expired passwords will be automatically disabled. If your account is disabled, you’ll need to contact XXXXXXXXXXXX (XXXXXXXXXXXX) for support.
Niiiiiiice! My password expired right when I started my vacation, and of course, I missed the entire two week nagging process to change my password …
But now, I can't log onto the VPN because the email password is somehow tied into the network password …