I have spent some time this morning trying to access various work accounts, just in case I need them during this week-end of storm monitoring. Our new owners prefer to communicate by way of Slack, which I find a strange name for a communications app that's supposed to make us more productive. At least I think that's why we're using it. I don't see that it does much that e-mail doesn't do, but maybe I'm just not wise to its ways.
Yesterday I updated the emergency contact lists. We don't have that many people left at my campus, and most of the ones left don't have a complete set of keys.
I also decided to send an e-mail to the faculty and staff at my campus, just to make sure everyone has my non-school contact information. I give it out fairly freely, but people lose track, especially when it's not used often.
Here's what I wrote:"By phone, my home phone is best—it’s an old-fashioned land line: xxx-xxx-xxxx
My cell phone: xxx-xxx-xxxx (I have an old-fashioned flip phone—I can receive texts, but I can’t send them easily)
My non-work e-mail: xxx@AOL.COM (yes, it’s an ancient account, but it’s never been hacked)
I’m sensing a theme here—yes, I am ancient—or let me reframe this: I am a wise elder-to-be."