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Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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i was told to put in all my property pass/VPN/etc paperwork today :woop:

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Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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i like going to work

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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welp work from homing is approved and I think im going to take advantage

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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discovering an issue with WFH may be my complete lack of any ergonomics here :cenobite:

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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I should get a key to make my life easier but then Iíd have to remember when to take it off

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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My parents and grandparents are already dead

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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I mean I wouldnít expect them to like scan for illness at the entrances but I feel like they might take it up a notch

Then again Disneyland already puts lots of effort into operations as it is so :shrug:

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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my wife left the house so now one of the cats has decided to start harassing me instead

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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not yet but Iím a bit worried I might

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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idk I just go for my walk and stuff at home so itís not much different

the only thing thatís really bugged me is not having my insulated coffee mug and stuff

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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yeah my home ergo sucks

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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rotor posted:

it just occurred to me that this is sort of a worst-case scenario for all the people at goog, fb, cisco and the rest that are sleeping in vans at night to save on rent

well, you know, as wealthy people they can just get a short-term lease or maybe decide the box-truck-life isn't the best idea after all and finally get a place

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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I wish I could just buy a monitor/keyboard/whatever I want and hook it into my work laptop but unfortunately I'm not allowed to plug in non-employer-owned stuff to it so I either just need to go without or decide to grovel for them

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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I'm perfectly willing to believe that FAANG et al. employees are barely functional adults

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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I still haven't made a conclusion on WFH yet; definitely need to improve ergo, but being able to listen to music and have an open window and hang out with cats and having access to home niceties is good

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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yeah they really haven't put it all together in their heads

mandatory WFH and virus scare and infection control are all living in orthogonal headspace right now

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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I would coast just because if I quite work with no continuance to another job, I'd just devise tasks for myself to do instead, which likely wouldn't generate any income but then id never want to go back to work

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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qirex posted:

example: my company doesn't do MLK day

:eyepop:

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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well I just learned its a bad idea to try to download large-ish files over the VPN

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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what's the cutoff for a holiday?

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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turns out porn sites could indeed withstand the traffic

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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yeah I'm amazed that they're still open and I wonder if that would be the case if Walt was still around

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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580 looked pretty busy in the evening still but I also feel like it was mostly just the heavy trucks and contractors left

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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burning swine posted:

well poo poo

only one option left then



woah Brace

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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germany.png

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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my work doesn't have mandatory WFH still but I feel that's more because there's a good portion of people that can't do that anyway so why deal with the headache of saying who can and can't; basically you can just ask for permission if you have the ability to do work from home

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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I remember people pitching poo poo similar to second life as a web browser alternative

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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I mean it targets everyone it just kills retirement age people mostly

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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cheque_some posted:

i think it's just some boomer thing like, if I can't talk to a person face to face, then how is anything going to get done? but yeah, i did make the joke that yeah, it's a national emergency, but it's still important to have that facetime


other boomer thing: "I drive an hour into the city from the sticks where I live on an acre, so i'm already putting myself at risk. for those of you already living in the city, you're not at any more risk by coming into the office!"

also lots of management boomers are workaholics that resent being home so keeping people coming in letís them continue coming in

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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Maybe a positive thing that will come out of all of this is some actual useful food donations for pantries

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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0.6% dead people is still dead people; making light of things with stats like that is neoliberal hellspeak

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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echinopsis posted:

I don't think it's an attempt to make light of things

I don't necessarily mean everyone involved with producing or disseminating those kinds of stats is trying to make light of things, its just that whenever that kind of thing comes up its used that way by politicians or people desperate for normalcy

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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yep work just texted out about the lock down; I guess I'm ahead of the curve by working from home now!

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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Isnít this some performance artist in Portland?

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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Squattings free

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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Well it looks like 580 still has a fair bit of traffic and I still saw a lot of the contractor-types headed out this morning; the great Vasco dragon looked a bit more spread out

In other news, now that we have an organization wide wfh/shutdown, Iím pretty sure that the vpn has finally croaked

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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The ice cream truck is out driving around WTF

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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I'm kind of wondering what all the California schools are going to do; this isn't exactly a state with a lot of snow days built into the calendars and even then this feels like a pretty big break to throw in

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007


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like having a war but without the physical destruction

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Sep 14, 2007


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