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qirex
Feb 15, 2001

Shaggar posted:

working from home but just because. not because of corona virus

yeah it's no pants friday

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qirex
Feb 15, 2001

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

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

apparently it was a licensing issue and not actual capacity so they just bought more seats and I can get on now

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

work from home protip: baked pasta makes way better leftovers since thereís less moisture so it takes longer for it to get mushy. I do 25 minutes at 350

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

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

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

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

example: my company doesn't do MLK day but schools and daycare sure do. if someone couldn't work remotely and watch their kids they'd probably just take the day off

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

reminder that pretty much every time a company tries a 4 day workweek nothing happens to productivity and employee satisfaction goes way up

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

Asleep Style posted:

Are they hiring? Please don't say "not scrubs"

microsoft japan is the biggest company I've heard of that does it

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

I think we have 8 fixed and two "floating" holidays which are basically pto but you pick a different option in your time off system

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

Agile Vector posted:

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

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

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

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

halloween is going to be wild this year with everyone in the burbs having 3 cargo pallets of it in their garages

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

loving laffo the disney lobby is no drat joke
https://twitter.com/KendraJames_/status/1238160368385396737
disneyland, of course, being a place that has already been the site of multiple contagious disease outbreaks

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

I did some advanced math and if you start washing at ďanime club dude just check your workĒ your hands will be clean by the end of glomp meís verse

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

loving c levels honestly value "it looks bad" over "a bunch of my employees died"

I think it's sunk cost regret like "why are we paying so much rent?" unfortunately I think a lot of hot desking is going to come out the other end of this crisis

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

my only personal disappointment is that my team was already so good at remote work that this hasnít really slowed our velocity much. I have tons to do

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

Iíve had a slight sore throat for 3 days but itís not getting any worse and Iím not coughing or feverish but itís still like hmmmmm

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

I work on financial software and there's a huge email thread about support for negative interest rates on bonds

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

Powerful Two-Hander posted:

drat there are no cheap headsets for sale like anywhere right now, I ended up getting gouged on some mid range plantronics thing as it was that, an insanely expensive ~*~executive*~ jabra deck thing or a ridiculous game headset

i could have been convinced by the razer header with integral cat ears if work were paying though :catstare:


https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F283820596138

e: laffo I missed the $25 shipping

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

lancemantis posted:

lol Marin got flooded with people so now all the parks are locking up
you mean the people of marin "measles cluster" county aren't taking an infectious disease seriously?

telling rich people they can't go to the beach is the greatest crime of all

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

we had an all hands and our ceo was very careful to step around anything about what the president is saying and telling us we're going to be "more conservative" than the government says

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

limit your exposure to news if need be, especially tv news. you'll still hear about really important poo poo

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

some enterprising party promoter is going to get hosed

quote:

Don't get any ideas about throwing speakeasy-style parties during San Francisco's shelter-in-place order, party people! San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is making an example of one such party scheduled for Friday which was selling $5 tickets on Eventbrite.

The party was titled "Lehar (Multinotes, Diynamic, Afterlife)," and in defiance of city and state emergency orders to enforce social distancing, it was supposed to happen at 251 Rhode Island Street on March 27, and there were apparently VIP packages being sold for $780 with "two premium bottles" and a special booth. The Eventbrite listing indicated that 200 presale tickets were being sold.

"There have been many acts of decency, kindness and quiet heroism as San Franciscans try to keep their neighbors safe during this pandemic. This party, unfortunately, isnít one of them," says Herrera in a statement. "How someone acts in a crisis says a lot about them. The individuals behind this party have either completely failed in their responsibility to the public, are engaged in a cynical scheme to rip off people knowing this event will never happen, or are putting lives at risk in a dangerous attempt to profit off a public health emergency. All of those are unacceptable. Putting 200 people together in a club is the exact wrong thing to do right now."

The party promoter allegedly told police that the party had been canceled, however the Eventbrite listing stayed up through Wednesday morning and no apparent notice had been given to people who had purchased tickets.

There seems to be reason for concern that this promoter was going to try to continue being sneaky with this event, according to the SFPD. Police Chief William Scott said in a statement, "Local businesses have been overwhelmingly cooperative with the shelter in place orders now in effect... Unfortunately, it appears there may be scofflaws who either don't know or don't care. Today's preemptive move by City Attorney Dennis Herrera sends a strong message to any would-be wrongdoer that City agencies are working in close coordination to enforce the emergency order and protect public health."

Herrera says that his office is seeking information from the property owner about the promoters of the party, and warns that if the property owner does not make sure the event is canceled they will be held liable for violating the public health order ó which comes with a fine of $1,000 and up to a year in jail.
plague time bottle service

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

Broken Machine posted:

now that the us has taken leadership here where other countries were too afraid to, it should be just a few weeks before we've conquered the virus

it's kind of cool how the virus is illustrating that the most dangerous thing in our lives is other people

I think we're going to find out that the most dangerous thing is actually institutional malfeasance

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

the root problem with prepping or just hermit life in general is it's a ton of work to just live and the whole reason we have community living situations like towns is to help alleviate that by dividing labor

add in the hordes of nonwhite OPFOR most of these dudes fantasize about and yeah you're going to die by making a dumb mistake after a week of sleep deprivation

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

shelter in place in sf extended to may 1, rip every bar, hair stylist/barber, gym, and non essential retail business

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

look at this noob he doesn't know about pizza water

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

ShadowHawk posted:

Answered my phone today, since maybe people are calling due to everything that's happening

Turns out they're still doing that robocall scam where they say you won a free cruise

the usual robot mandarin visa scam calls I get several times a week now have an atlanta caller id and claim to be from the cdc

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

after 4 weeks of quarantine I finally have my home workstation set up how I like

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

syntaxrigger posted:

Is it weird wanting to put in PTO when I am at home and cannot go anywhere? I just want to be high/drunk for like 2 days straight

do it

my company still seems to be operating under the assumption that this whole thing won't impact development velocity, like we were already really good at working remote but people have kids at home all day and worries and stuff so yeah we're going to miss some features from the next release but I don't think that's bubbled all the way up the management chain yet

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

rotor posted:

trumps doctor is completely hilarious. if i was lookin to score some "painkillers" for my "back pain" that dude is 100% the guy i would go to.
if you were casting a shady doctor for better caul saul you would want them to look exactly like that dude

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

sf recently switched to supplementing with ground water because we need more water for almonds

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

seriously donít read the news but super extra donít watch the news

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

TerminalRaptor posted:

I really really need to heed this advice. I've been a news freak for the past 5 years and it's not helped in the least.
a lot of the food stores I've been going to have cnn on and even being exposed to it for 5 minutes has an impact on my mental health

what is a live ticker with total deaths incrementing on the side of the screen doing to inform you? nothing. it exists specifically to make you anxious

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

they deactivated all our keycards and you need to get permission to go to the office because apparently people kept going in anyway :confused: previously it was "only go to the office if you need to pick up equipment"

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

Base Emitter posted:

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

here in sf Iíve heard 40% and the mayor is making everywhere that sells booze close by 8

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

we would need to unwind the fossil fuel and corn/soy economies to fully disenfranchise the lesser states as they deserve

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

PCjr sidecar posted:

thinking about flyovers as immutable solid red is some peak dlc third way brain

the right, when confronted with demographic changes that would put them out of power, lies, cheats, and disenfranchises and then uses that to entrench power

seeing this, the center-left shrugs and fantasize about isolating to Ďblueí states which had partially or fully red governments as recently as the now-immutably red states were blue

they're not immutable red but their relative power to number of votes they need ratio is extremely favorable so all the dirty tricks like voter suppression, gerrymandering, ratfucking, etc. are more effective and affordable. the whole thing of politics right now is that there aren't even that many actual hardcore conservatives, they just have better resources and organization. the tea party thing worked so well because these pacs could threaten to spend a couple hundred grand in a house primary so if moderates didn't sign grover norquist's tax suicide pact and lick some pro life leader's balls they'd risk losing to some 35 yo liberty university alum

texas will flip blue before too long because there's too many people for this poo poo to work [I'm not getting into what the democrats will look like by the time that happens]

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

Achmed Jones posted:

hi im achmed jones and i work from home

i got two pairs of sweatpants for $7 from amazon and they're pretty great. i haven't owned sweatpants in a very, very long time, so this is uncharted territory

I'm still trying to figure out my loungewear solution, I'm thinking of going full tracksuit

qirex
Feb 15, 2001

america has a permanent mental image of a "farmer" as a folger's commercial white guy in his 50s with wrinkled tan skin and piercing eyes who does stuff like kneel down and hand inspect small piles of harvested grain by rubbing them between his leathery hands and slowly smelling them

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qirex
Feb 15, 2001

Shaman Linavi posted:

got to sign the employee work from home agreement which says the company can come over and inspect my home workspace whenever they want and also they might even give me a warning beforehand

inspect it for what, exactly? that you haven't connected an non-approved devices to it

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