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Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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they started transitioning one of offices to hot desk open floor plan a few months earlier so im interested to see how quickly that halts and nobody takes the blame for a lovely office change

Agile Vector fucked around with this message at 02:47 on Mar 8, 2020

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Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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blink polyfill posted:

- Get as much natural light into the space. I also have two lamps with very warm white bulbs, it helps a lot.

for that ive been using some smart bulbs so I can boost sunlight colored light in the room on overcast days. it also sets a tone where, if its bright white light its work, and if its incandescent lights is not since my home desk is also a computer games desk

also doesnt hurt to invest in a selfie light for calls

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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i know it sounds silly but i always looked like i was in witness protection so some diffuse local light helps

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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brother mfc crew checking in

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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qirex posted:

vpn just went down with error message "too many concurrent users" :xd:

ours has started to crawl, and our teleconferencing is all hosed up for video calls. gonna just use facetime instead because it sucked before everyone started to wfh*

ohio just joined the club in the cleveland area so stay safe cle goons. looks like maybe some of the more recent tests based on the trickle of negative results

*oh no, my camera isnt working right *turns off video*

Agile Vector fucked around with this message at 22:21 on Mar 9, 2020

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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Base Emitter posted:

this was day 4 of wfh and i am kinda tired of not getting out and walking to/from work at least

still showering and wearing real clothes at least

i went to a public field and track park that was almost deserted with midday walkers every 50+ yards, which was good i guess

feel kinda uncertain what to do with my lunch at home. might setup the exercise bike and peddle in place to burn energy

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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qirex posted:

it's amazing that people who take home over 6 grand a month somehow can't afford to feed themselves or buy a $300 monitor

thatll buy two very decent home office displays and a stand too, theres really no excuse

heck, attach to a tv for a spare screen if you need to. its not great but its better than being stuck on a tiny laptop

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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lol maybe they can postmates a mr coffee and a 5 lbs bucket of folgers

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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Sagebrush posted:

if you have water, coffee grounds, a metal container, and a source of heat you can make coffee.

you dont even need the heat if you prep it in advance the night before and cold brew

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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Jimmy Carter posted:

honestly the thing in my household that has solved more Tricky Situations for me over the years than anything else is just having a 50-foot bundle of Cat5

this was my college solution since wifi wasnt a thing and i didnt want to sit right by a plug

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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PIZZA.BAT posted:

dude at least haul in the free checks until this blows over and you have to go back in

yeah, you might as well coast for a bit and not job hunt or worry about costs in a pandemic

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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qirex posted:

I'm on my third "mobile friendly" job and I'd estimate there's probably a 10-15% drag on business as usual but it's worth it IMO and fewer people bail at critical times

that sounds about in line withy experience with open offices, where i connected well with my team but productivity took a dip because distractions were everywhere. maybe this wont be as large a dip in some environments

PIZZA.BAT posted:

THE MEETINGS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVES

look as long as the video isnt required ill gladly sit in a large meeting at home from my couch with my dog

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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qirex posted:

I haven't worked anywhere that wasn't open office or maybe half cubes in almost 15 years

theyve slowly taken ours down and hotdesking is the future

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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fart simpson posted:

corvid19 has taught me to re-appreciate the simple things like a good cup of coffee in the morning.

same, stocked up on good stuff right as i finished cutting my caffeine so i can do a long steep and get a good cup without making motor oil thick coffee

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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qirex posted:

my local walgreens has plenty of tp but hand sanitizer and alcohol wipes no longer exist on this material plane

our store had three wipe containers left but an almost full shelf of lysol and clorox spray cleaners in the windex cleaner style bottles and a decent bit of paper towels. i did grab the last 409 but that's because it cleans a kitchen counter well

tp is out now, though, but some stores had rolling stock outages for a few days so like quilted northern was barren but those red bear ones were almost full

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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my office order from two weeks ago for screen cleaner was declined due to low stock, but desk cleaner was fine???

good luck office. nobody is there to get the mail now

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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echinopsis posted:

I pay off my student loan this month


just in time for society to collapse and debt become meaningless

same but my car so at least the gas caravans will be easier on the ol water savings

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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echinopsis posted:

also lol medical centres won’t let acutely unwell patients go near them, so they fax us prescriptions and ask we take the drugs out to them “oh casual interactions don’t count”

lol anyone wanna swap jobs

drone drop the bag into their hands like some amazon for drugs

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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someone finally suggested a bullshitting room to keep it sorted because this was all week for us

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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im tempted to take a photo of my desk behind me at work and use zoom so it looks like im in the office just to make meetings confusing

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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President Beep posted:

do goatse but strategically place yourself in front of the b hole

im going to be the ring

Joementum posted:

my biggest annoyance with wfh so far is that my work laptop's processor isn't good enough to use this feature without a green screen

yeah, it chugs on an ipad pro 11, too. im curious if it really needs to be a green screen or if i can pin a blue blanket behind me and itll chromakey on that as well

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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Penisface posted:

so far the most scariest thing i have seen is the LA photo with lines outside the gun shop and to be honest i think if i was living there i would have been in that line too

stay safe us goons

escape from la is a documentary

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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echinopsis posted:

poo poo we just got told that us pharmacists can give the flu vax free to everyone who qualifies for it free usually at the GP and from
today rather than 1st april

wowo

i think i remember you were stocking extra too?

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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PIZZA.BAT posted:

triple post: it'll be real tempting to do this but do not do this. yeah gently caress work i don't care about that- you'll feel like poo poo. get out of bed at the same time, take a shower, get dressed, use your lack of commute to cook yourself a nice breakfast. it makes a huge difference in your mental well being

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qky7zaS5eTM

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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Salt Fish posted:

Ah yes the herman miller Cos... or as some say "cosm".

a real fan of herman miller sittimatic universe chairs

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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burning swine posted:

I went digging around for something on a shelf full of junk and struck gold



basically unused but already out of the package so I can't donate it. SO is wearing it to work every day now since her place apparently will never close

same here we apparently have two since i used to have a terrible dust and pet dander allergy (shots finished just as this started too) and ms. vector thought itd be smart to wear them while cleaning, which i mostly ignored so theyre in okay shape

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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Jonny 290 posted:

"time to regenerate" oh gently caress i forgot to dump it out first

*hrrrm* 'time to take the kids to the me'

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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CRIP EATIN BREAD posted:

gently caress i thought it was wednesday

after i worked a few nights and a weekend earlier in march i lost all track of time and every day is thursday

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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day 27: i have grown tired of the flat arm rest padding on my cheap but comfy ikea desk chair, have removed them, and have put rolled up fabric as larger softer rests

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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also my ergonomic keyboard is out and now i use a bluetooth keyboard from an hp touchpad because nothing is logical and this is somehow more comfortable than a thing designed for comfort and that i already use daily

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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ive been mostly skimming the headline on cleveland.com because they grab the highlights from dewines daily briefings but dont typically mention more nationally or internationally and dont put editorialized reports there

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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we have two in an opened pack meant for me to use while cleaning, since i had dust allergies and mild asthma. it is both dumb I didnt use them when i needed them and helpful that i didnt use them when i needed them

im still looking at sewn mask instructions because i have a nice singer, some 230 thread cotton cloth, and ive been meaning to improve my sewing skills

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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CRIP EATIN BREAD posted:

not hanging with my friends once and awhile has taken my conversations with my cat to a whole new level, and i have consumed a heroic amount of alcohol this week. 3 fifths of woodford reserve and 4 six-packs of various beers. alcohol has become boring.

social distancing is going good so far.

i stopped drinking more than a drink a week because some booze makes me stuffy and i didnt want to risk masking symptoms. we had white russians last night and hoo boy did the buzz feel good from one cocktail

same for coffee, my weekend coffees are full strength and i feel like magic all morning

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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Base Emitter posted:

reporter in seattle reported that alcohol sales were up like 60-something percent despite all the bars being closed

i believe that number. we did a bottle count and have something like 20 some odd wines now, just waiting to pair, as well as a half case of beer waiting for the fridge

if liquor sales encourage people to avoid crowds and drink at home then by all means

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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syntaxrigger posted:

Banking on dystopia timeline with alternative food sources. I'm IN. Please include crawfish tia.

pretty sure thats a similar setup in mona lisa overdrive in the wastelands of ohio so this sounds like a sound plan

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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echinopsis posted:

😓



but thankfully we just recorded more recovered cases today than new cases

our lockdown seems to be working

until... we stop locking down??

here in ohio our new cases daily peak curve just lowered from a potential ~10k to a potential ~2k and im so glad it seems like people are taking it seriously but also worry theyll think that means its okay now and slack on distancing

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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Jonny 290 posted:

every worthless manager type is valiantly flailing to Shake Things Up and Finally Deploy That because they're trying to justify their lovely worthless jobs since they can't do laps around the office all day micromanaging people. im hearing this exact story so much

same here, so many 'urgent' otherwise low use projects are being shoveled around and they somehow think bum rushing me will get them developed faster so they can show usefulness

meanwhile, my primary role is still totally unchanged and functionally useful, so now im handling frantic projects looking for justification while trying to do real work. literally had to draft a cya script for a particular group because they keeping doing this

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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dragon enthusiast posted:

today's wfh schedule: tikka masala, meeting, take a gigantic poo poo, meeting, meeting, maybe do work

so tikka masala and four meetings then?

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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PCjr sidecar posted:

ever read neuromancer? ever experienced the new wave? next wave? dream wave? or cyberpunk?

would you know a console cowboy if one showed up in your inbox?

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Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

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i know rhinovirus mutates quickly, which is why the common cold is so common

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