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January 2nd, 2007
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Arrrgh!
Some automated system (or addled person) has gotten hold of my pager number and has paged me eighteen times--approximately once per half-hour since 2:07 PM this afternoon.

They are paging me with "2235."

Sorry. Can't help with that.

Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated

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From:coleoptera
Date:January 3rd, 2007 04:51 am (UTC)

alphanumeric

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2235 = (A|B|C)(A|B|C)(D|E|F)(J|K|L)

Four letter word - someone's name?
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From:xoder
Date:January 3rd, 2007 05:10 am (UTC)

1337?

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ZZES?
RRES?
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From:happypete
Date:January 3rd, 2007 11:30 am (UTC)

Re: 1337?

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Exactly...it makes no sense.
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From:awfief
Date:January 3rd, 2007 05:24 am (UTC)
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usually your cell provider has some online thing where you can check text messages, and flag 'em as "spam", or perhaps find the correct return address to kindly inform....someone...something.

Alternatively, RFC2235 is Hobbes' Internet Timeline. http://rfc.net/rfc2235.html
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From:happypete
Date:January 3rd, 2007 11:29 am (UTC)

they turned on...

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caller ID and minimum message length...

that seems to have killed it.
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From:punkwalrus
Date:January 3rd, 2007 02:56 pm (UTC)
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Aw gee! I hate that. I once left a department where the people I left behind were such slackers, for a YEAR afterwards, I got paged (I was never issued a new pager, I just kept the old one). I recall one vendor called me in desperation:

"Please! This has been down for 13 hours, and no one will answer our calls? I know you don't work there anymore, but can you help anyway? Don't you still have the password? Can't you log into the switch and give us access?"

I feel a bit guilty at the smug happiness I felt still getting a call or two like that even a year later.
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From:catdeville
Date:January 4th, 2007 09:46 am (UTC)
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or...

it's an answering service and the on call for one of their clients has a pager that's close to your number and it's programmed wrong in their TAS. we have to page or call (sometimes multiple numbers) an average of every 15 minutes until a call is delivered and if the client instructs us to keep trying and leaves no alternative directions, that's what we do.
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