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Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




no mandatory wfh yet north of the border in vancouver. wouldn't mind if there's a week or two of it though. roll out of bed at 9am, log into jabber, schedule some power naps throughout the day as "meetings"

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Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




lmao of course two hours after I post "no panic yet" the corporate covid-19 policy goes out

annual spring training pushed back to fall training, non-critical travel halted, mass wfh preparations being implemented, reminders on how to properly function in society (wash your goddamn hands)

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




Jonny 290 posted:

wfh without a strong social support network is absolute death from madness. Don't be too excited about it unless you are planning to take specific steps to see other humans on a regular basis.

yeah cabin fever is real. I live in a commuter town that tends to be quiet as all hell after 6pm so now that the weather is turning nice I'm getting a lot of walking in. seems to be holding it off. couple of my friends in the service industry have been laid off so it's gonna be shooting the poo poo and drinkin beers online all night erry night from now on until either the all-clear or the eschaton

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




FMguru posted:

do you get allergies? because if the thick layer of yellow pollen on my car every morning is any indication, we are balls deep in allergy season

the mix of pandemic and the start of spring allergies owns

y'all ever just clear a city block by sneezing

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




we'll only need to stop using stuff like boomer-b-gone when we finally run out of boomers

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




coronavirus
coronavirus harder
coronavirus with a vengeance

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




PIZZA.BAT posted:

it's not going to get that bad. there's never mass violence during a plague. everyone hunkers down and is generally miserable. the next few months are going to suck but that's about it

in fairness, the last time a plague like this hit america, half the nation hadn't been brainwashed by fox news and the NRA, and social media hadn't whipped millions of chuds up into a frenzy where they're just itching to mow down "liebural democrats"

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




PIZZA.BAT posted:

welp. day three and webex has already poo poo the bed for us. our entire company is basically dead in the water lol

our SIP provider took a poo poo a little before webex did for us. all their inbound routing for toll-free numbers croaked :rip:

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




supervisor tried to schedule an impromptu huddle but no one can connect to the webex audio

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




all-hands webex on a third party ITSP conference bridge, people can't mute themselves, feedback, typing, and someone put the drat bridge on hold

beep beep

beep beep

beep beep

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




or some idiot with speakers causing an echo and brain-jamming the presenter

pretty much got a blackout on conference call bingo there

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




Glorgnole posted:

i think cspam not being worried is a much better indicator of when you should definitely be worried

yeah when cspam actually has a moment of clarity, start preparing to face the artificial sunrise

until then, mark the first few hours of your day in your calendar as "CUSTOMER CALLS DO NOT DISTURB" and set your alarm forward to match

Kazinsal fucked around with this message at 04:53 on Mar 20, 2020

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




Sagebrush posted:

i watched an infectious disease researcher talk about the coronavirus on the joe rogan show. i had never seen a joe rogan show before. it was very enlightening.

joe rogan is a stupid man, yes? not like mean or malicious or anything. just... extremely credulous and very dumb

joe rogan is an MMA guy who got hit in the head a bunch, became a commentator, started smoking ridiculous amounts of weed, tried psychadelics, and started a podcast. he is not smart, but it's unfair to call him stupid because a lot of it is probably chronic TBIs

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




fart simpson posted:

i donít think heís a stupid guy. heís not particularly smart or stupid, the defining thing about him is that he asks very basic questions and will engage with basically anybody for hours

yeah he's totally that guy who'll just listen to anyone tell stories even if they're not particularly exciting ones or anything. not a bad thing, just... not exactly what you would expect out of a popular interviewer

if there was some kind of "joe rogan experience abridged" where it was basically just cut down to the interviewees talking about poo poo I would probably be inclined to listen to some of it. for some reason though rogan himself just... is grating to me. like listening to an untrained, inexperienced streamer, except this dude's been in broadcasting for like 30 years

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




Midjack posted:

joe rogan uncritically gives shitbags a platform and for that he deserves your scorn, not your attention.

worse: his strung-out-on-cough-syrup-and-edibles-at-all-times demeanor makes even the dumbest maga chud celebrity he platforms look like an unironic galaxy brain genius. he's frequently described as a gateway to the alt-right for gullible people

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




I liked rogan's interview with james hetfield from metallica because hetfield got totally fuckin sober in the early 2000s (and even goes back into rehab voluntarily if he feels it coming back to him) and watching rogan try to parse the totally happy experiences of someone who's 100% drug and alcohol free and committed to it is like watching someone realize that capitalists aren't your friend at the same time as they're learning that santa isn't real and there is a word for that feeling you have after you wake up night after night from having dreams in which you're inexplicably a girl

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




the grocery stores here are pretty much flat out of non-perishables. I've done all I can, time to ride out the next couple months and take solace in the fact that, worst case scenario, my country has a functioning healthcare system and even if I'm in triage for 24 hours, I won't get a bill for it

que sera sera

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




service desk supervisor just scheduled me for what would be five long weekends on call in a row

my boss is about to tear this dude a new one lmao

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




Samuel L. ACKSYN posted:

bored and tbh wish i wasnt single rn

majorly feeling that.

even fuckin tinder doesn't seem to work at all for me. probably because I'm a short motherfucker with long-rear end hippie hair and a computer toucher to boot.

just want someone to fall asleep next to on the couch after polishing off a bottle of cheap wine together

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




been rewatching Narcos the past few days and it's kind of a weird thing how they all hyped up the long journey to the death of Pablo Escobar, both in the show and in reality

not that I'm trying to glorify drug kingpins but it's two seasons of "when are they gonna kill Pablo" and the back half of the second season is all about him and his family and it's kinda actually devastating when he finally eats a bullet. like, yeah, okay, dude ordered the assassination of thousands of people, but he was a family man as well?

it's weird. I actually feel worse about Pablo loving Escobar's death than I do someone like John Lennon

1am beer and netflix thoughts

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




echinopsis posted:

does yospos have a discoed i joined for some other local reason but the app seems better than slack or mirc

also wondering this but I get the feeling the pos is still hiding out in some obscure IRC channel on freenode

(he says, also still in obscure IRC channels on freenode)

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




Jabor posted:

they'll bring on a live guest that's supposed to be quarantining to prove that it's no big deal, and end up giving it to the whole studio

god willing

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




c quarantine s: gas prices have tanked to the lowest I've seen this century. also all the cop shops in town are closed so it's an excellent time to be gay and do crimes

local skate park is lazily wrapped up in caution tape, which has stopped exactly zero teenagers from potentially spreading the rona of course

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




it's possible to turn around but explaining how step by step results in a ban

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




any game that launches with even slightly realistic shotguns with proper chokes and such gets a patch within six weeks that nerfs them into oblivion, unless it's some kind of simulator like Arma and engagements are genuinely at 100m+ distances except you have one guy bring a shotgun for breaching

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




god that and the ACE add-on for realistic radio comms. imagine having to have a radio guy with each group and know every other group's frequencies and poo poo so you can relay orders between them, and you have to punch this into a realistic military radio interface. big enough games needed dudes with literal radio backpacks and poo poo

and through all of this you're doing a canned mission you've done dozens of times before plinking at loving AI

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




CRIP EATIN BREAD posted:

there's squad, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5Foyre18VQ which only the squad leaders have radio comms with other leaders, so its like 5 squads of 8 players vs another 5 squads. All coordination has to be done via the leaders, otherwise all voice chat is local (within hearing range) or just to your squad leader.

there's also a commander mode where one player has a tactical map over it all.

I've played that one and it's kinda fun in that it scratches the uber tactical realism itch while not being so over-complicated that it makes me want to go enlist so I can punch frequencies into a broken-rear end piece of poo poo radio in real life because at least that has tactile feedback. doesn't really have the lasting appeal or playerbase to sustain it other than the same 200 people who play it six hours a day every day though.

tbh I'm waiting for valorant. counter-strike was my jam through the 2000s and I'm looking forward to a take on that style of gameplay by a developer who actually gives a poo poo about things like producing balance patches regularly

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




I was only mildly fat before this but I started aiming for -30 lbs by summer around mid-january and I'm -15 lbs so far. once the weather turns nice consistently I can just walk for two or three hours after dinner and the pounds will just start fuckin flying off

e: also really helps that all the fast food joints around here are drive thru and delivery only now so I'm eating somewhat healthier

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




Sagebrush posted:

so basically every restaurant and bar is just gonna go out of business right

there's only a certain number of pub licenses that my town will hand out at once and I guarantee the ones that are taken by the lovely pubs that only boomers go to are going to be relinquished by the time this is over

there was a queue of taphouses waiting for licenses last I checked so I'm looking forward to a few new ones being open a few months after the end of the pandemic.

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




I think the ventilator-required percentage for 80+ year olds is over 50%

three rounds of the rona in The Villages will leave maybe a thousand left standing

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




PIZZA.BAT posted:

we've been doing a weekly happy hour via webex and i've been tasked with setting up some sort of game for the next one

gonna set up a jackbox server

so have we, except I haven't been going to them because by 4pm on a friday I'm pretty much dead

though if there's a jackbox server on this week's invite I would consider it tbh

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




echinopsis posted:

i donít know if I want coronavirus to kill me but then again it would also solve the problem of waking up every morning hating life lmao

honestly I'd rather staring down the post-apocalyptic barrel of some nazi's shotgun than the wu tang flu

coronavirus is basically a random chance to get loving murdered by an illness that the world could have stopped from getting to this point. at least if I say the right words then a nazi is going to give me a few seconds to make peace with jesus and accept my fate.

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




put bullshit early morning meetings in your calendar, visible to the whole company

prime snooze time

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




maybe it's just unchecked mental illness but every time I post something like that I pray there's no fuckin narcs who work for the same 100-man company that I do in this forum

if any of you know a bald man in the oil sands who says "work smarter not harder" every time someone says "we're overloaded" and work for a company that has a name that's frequently confused with both an ISP in the US of the same name and a cell carrier up here in canada with a similar-ish name, PM me

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




full-company wfh has forced the execs to OK scoping and deploying full mfa for the org lol

been trying to get that going for a year now and it took a literal pandemic to get it through

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




echinopsis posted:

whatís mfa

not much what's mfa with you

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




I could dig a seceded Cascadia eventually having open borders with Canada

as it stands now Washington state is BC with guns instead of healthcare

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




Salt Fish posted:

One thing I keep hearing from people in real life is that they're hopeful the current crisis will give way to a new era of progressive policies. They think that this virus will cause socialist programs to fall from the sky into our laps. This is ignorant in my opinion. Socialist programs only come from hard work, direct action, organizing, and relentless effort. Fascism is what naturally organizes itself from the failures of capitalism, not socialism.

yeah not really looking forward to america trying to anschluss everything north of the 49th

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




syntaxrigger posted:

loving same. Going to join the DSA when we are allowed to be around ppl again. At least I'd feel like I am doing something.

join the SRA as well

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Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




syntaxrigger posted:

what is the SRA?

socialist rifle association

advocates for proper firearms training and rights for leftists in america

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