Other Means of Communication
From your phone you can reach any other extension in the DESY phone networks of Hamburg and Zeuthen. Dial a leading zero to get an outbound connection. You can always reach numbers in the local region (Hamburg and surroundings), but not all phones can make calls to the whole of Germany. International connections are usually blocked. However, there is a [http://www-it.desy.de/network/services/phones/codewahl.pdf list of quick dialling numbers] (PDF) to a couple of institutions (including many universities and CERN, for example) and companies – these numbers are always available. Dial 11 to get an operator. Have a look at the [http://www-it.desy.de/network/services/phones/ instructions for the phone system] for more details. There is an on-line version of the [http://www.desy.de/cgi-bin/pbook?lang=English DESY phone book] on the web and you can also use the phone command to find people. Some people have DESY mobile phones which can usually be reached by putting the digit 9 in front of the usual office extension.
- Every office has a mailbox for incoming snail mail on the ground floor of the staircase in building 1d. The large, unlabelled box in the bottom is for outgoing mail. Mail will be delivered and fetched twice a day by people from the DESY post office. You can get envelopes for the internal mail at Ramona’s office.
- There is a fax machine in Ramona’s office (extension 1812) and another one in the printer room 1d/20 (extension 3094). Don’t forget to dial a leading zero to get an outbound connection. There should be some sketch indicating how to put the paper into the machine (face up or face down).
- DESY maintains an incredibly wicked system of pneumatic post. The next station is located on the ground floor of the staircase in building 1d, it has the number 720. To send something with the pneumatic post, put it into a shell, dial the number of the recipient, and finally put the shell into the post station. A list with the numbers of all stations is attached to the box. If you don’t have a shell at hand, you can call the post office by phone (extension 3384) and ask them to send one or more shells to 720 – they will usually arrive within a few minutes. When a pneumatic posting arrives at the station, it will fall into the basket below the box.