But I have a window cube at my new job (*happy dance*) and the only "extra" noise is the airplanes taking off - not all go overhead, so it's not constant.
Thursday was The Day Nothing Worked Right, which was frustrating. On Friday my boss figured out why my Blackberry wasn't initializing, a project which had occupied me and another admin for a while. And other things started working right. Started feeling like a productive sysadmin again. Will ask for a phone headset, as long conference calls are not unknown.
Still a lot to learn - I can sympathize with b when he gets that "I'm processing here" look on his face, because I'm so there. I have a list of Important Acronyms and Important Sites on my wall, and am working out Which Servers Go Where (especially the apps servers, which my group ends up updating frequently - one of the main apps is five servers per site).
Still getting calls and mails - took my resume off Dice, so might catch up shortly.
Head has hurt. Think this is a combo of processing information and sinus rather than the noise factor. Have meds, so will see how they work tonight (soup kitchen gets LOUD). Having nap shortly. :D