A sister department had an incident with an authentication service earlier today. This was caused by problems with a server that also runs various other applications. So they asked me to stand by “around noon” in case they needed me to change any settings in the Apache webserver that references those applications. They never called.

An hour ago they called again asking how long I would be in the office today. I returned the question: “Well, how long do you need me here?”

“Until 5pm your presence is really required.”

So I agreed to be here until at least 5pm. It’s now 4:10pm, and I haven’t heard another word from them. Hans left half an hour ago, Sven about two hours ago. The other offices are all locked up, and the only people I can hear is the cleaning staff.