Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Lynn works with an inventory database called MAPCON.
In fact she is the Queen of MAPCON. Nobody at McMurdo
knows more about this computer program than she does.
However this computer program is also a piece of junk.
It's a DOS-based program, which is ancient-computer-speak
for OLD. It isn't compatible with modern software and
you have to be a wizard to become proficient at it.
The past few weeks have been challenging to Lynn because
MAPCON is behaving badly. If it were a child, it would
be standing in the corner with a dunce cap on. I'm not
going to go into the details of why it's behaving badly,
but Lynn had to stay at work until 10:30 tonight fixing
problems that MAPCON had caused. She usually gets off
work at 5:30. Bad MAPCON...Bad MAPCON...no dinner for
you, and go to bed early!
Posted by Tom Hamann at 4:45 AM