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Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry
somehow 2/3 of Gomez is playing a gig in country Victoria and they are great.

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Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry
Iíve never been on a date with a stranger, Iíve only ever been in relationships or intimate with people who were already multiyear friends or colleagues. dating sounds awful.

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry
also I donít have many better suggestions for Johnny than have already been posted but get your new job to pay for you to go to Sydney in January and learn to surf, it might help.

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry
freedom from british food day is a universal celebration.

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry
yeah you just gotta rest, take it easy. took me about 7 days from first symptoms to feel properly better.

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry

Truman Peyote posted:

cls accommodations are set, paperwork is done. gonna live in Portugal for September

mad jealous of this, itís great there

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry

fart simpson posted:

memorizing stuff is underrated

just read your internal wiki or whatever and retain like 30% of it, people will be amazed by the poo poo you are across just by reading publically available documentation.

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry

El Mero Mero posted:

i always thought it was some internet joke and not a real life modern term of workplace endearment.

My so and i are both remote so I guess that makes her my work wife wife or maybe my real life wife work wife

nope I got called this once. it was someone who i am good friends with but also worked really effectively with, which seemed to be the definition vs just good friends? I'm also good friends with her actual husband so there wasn't any covert overtones. it was still weird.

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry

bob dobbs is dead posted:

total reinsurance market size is 700 billion. total la county property value is 2 trillion. so not lloyds, lol

climate change is going to end the re market pretty quick.

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry
there's towns here that have had '1 in a 100 year' floods in 2020, 2021 and looking good for 2022 with a third year of la nina. you can't get insurance on them any more, which means you can't get a mortgage against the house, which means the value of the property is whatever someone will pay in cash for it. it's going to be that x every coastal town in the world. buy a hill fort.

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry

Beeftweeter posted:

it's actually kinda strange, sometimes when my wife wants to be sneaky and speaks to me in korean i sometimes answer in spanish without thinking about it.

super weird because obviously spanish is not my native language either and i do usually know how to properly answer in korean :confused:

when I was in Mexico my brain would try to respond in my fragmentary japanese to questions in spanish, just weird brain stuff.

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry
yeah there is also a big difference between a TAM who does critical incident management for big customers vs a TAM that engages with customers in the good times and helps drive adoption of the product etc. definitely need to understand the company pretty well to understand which it will be.

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry

Vintersorg posted:

went camping with a friend one time and he had some but i didnt snort it, he rubbed it on my teeth tho and it tasted like chalk lol

mid-aughts (2006-2008) a ton of people i worked at a cell center with did coke after hours then partied. tons of backstabbing and cheating went on - it was hosed up. glad i didnt get deep into it.

oldquoting but your call centre drama was way more interesting than mine - we had everyone on nightshift playing WoW in a guild while taking calls. guild drama ensued and caused a few divorces and resignations.

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry

PIZZA.BAT posted:

the last three projects i've butted heads with the project managers over their insistence on getting estimates for all the work we're going to do before the project begins. every time i've tried explaining to them that we do r&d and as such we have no idea what it is we're going to find or how long what we find is going to take. any estimates i provide will not only be wrong but will be intentionally misleading to the stakeholders. every time they've countered with, 'ok well just give us an estimate and we won't hold you to them' which- surprise- has been a lie every time. finally some of the euros on my team, who god bless them for being as blunt as they are, have spoken up with, 'these estimates are worthless we won't do them'

so the pm finally caved and asked us what we'd prefer to do. we all agreed that splitting the projects into rough chunks of work to be done with estimated complexities and milestones is about the best we can do. we'll provide updates to the stakeholders every two weeks and if they don't like our progress they can pull the plug. ok? ok.

today they sent out an email detailing what we 'agreed' on. we'll assign complexities to all the work items as follows:

complexity low: 3 days of work
complexity medium: 5 days of work
complexity high: 8 days of work

i'm going to fuckiAngfdsaDSS :tizzy:

are these fixed price or T&M gigs?

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry

born on a buy you posted:

cjs: got asked to generate ui based load tests. to find the failure point of a service. I work with the dumbest people ever

ask for budget for a thousand mouse jigglers plugged into a thousand raspberry pis.

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry

PIZZA.BAT posted:

neither which is what makes it that much more frustrating. the stakeholders don't even care about these estimates! the pms and scrum masters have wholly chugged the flavor aid and just CAN NOT let go of having to assign points to everything. no one is holding them accountable to any of this. no one else cares

nothing worse than a pmo trying to justify their existence.

https://www.svpg.com/revenge-of-the-pmo/

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry

bump_fn posted:

its insanely hosed up that the hackers soudntrack is so good

yep, spawn soundtrack from that period is great also

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry

holy crap I didn't know about this one, thats this week sorted.

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry
cjs: had a recruiter from a sleep apnea company hit me up about a product role. I feel targeted.

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry
I learnt to cook at like 27 and itís something that gives me such joy now, definitely recommend as an away from screen hobby/skill

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry

fins posted:

i mean, look at this poo poo



we've got frost warnings in late november in the southern hemsiphere, it's all fine don't worry.

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry

Jonny 290 posted:

got a bunch of tools in



see those black screwdrivers? JIS drivers. because Japan has its own standard for screws, and you'll gently caress up the heads on things like expensive ham radios and vintage stereos if you caveman that poo poo with Phillips drivers.

I'm late to JIS chat but I messed up the screws on my blast city arcade machine pretty good by not realising that they were not in fact phillips head. luckily I had a spare donor cab that I could salvage from.

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry

Beeftweeter posted:

lol apparently they're selling something called duff bud zero

or 500ml of actual budweiser for 12 pounds in certain closed off areas.

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry

Sagebrush posted:

here's another one of those



i'm the homemade coconut

you will be shocked to hear that this guy has opinions about vaccines, flouride and white supremacy.

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry
happy holidays yall, i'm roasting lamb after having champagne and waffles for breakfast.

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry
get a super lanboy

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry

DELETE CASCADE posted:

food in california is absolutely ridiculously fresh. like everything is from right here. it's no wonder any random food truck is putting out bomb rear end eats

yeah exactly itís easy to make fun of the American palate and olive garden or whatever but there is exceptional stuff being made in places where they can get good produce.

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry
Italian food without potatoes and tomatoes is too grim to consider

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry
dunno if you got them in the US but get a volvo 850r wagon, best in banana yellow.

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry

this is the most Australian car possible

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry

bob dobbs is dead posted:

not an ute tho?

nah a remade uk Vauxhall with an inadvisable V8 and 90:10 weight distribution

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry
day 4 of return to work, resume revision is going well

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry

akadajet posted:

when the ceo tried this at my office nobody showed up and he had to just admit defeat

yeah we have 35% of people at my company currently following the 'be in the office two days' rule, ceo now squirming and trying to figure out what to do when the majority of the company is just ignoring his demands.

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry
fixed width websites in 2023, it's a brave decision.

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry
thatís four bottles of wine in 100 minutes, or about the same amount of alcohol as a standard bottle of whiskey.

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry

graph posted:

this poo poo is crazy

yeah actually take care amerigoons in the top right bit, it seems very much not okay there at the moment.

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry
cja: covering for a dude who quit until his replacement starts next week. he seemed like an okay guy but it turns out everything he was doing was secretly on fire, I canít wait to handball it back.

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry

Animal Friend posted:

cjs: been working a 2 person minimum desk by myself since July. Complained that the amount of work has become impossible, was told a temp would start today to help out. Nothing and no word from management.

Just been looking at other jobs all morning in the office lol

yeah after six months they have decided it's actually a one person minimum by virtue of the fact you are still there, time to go.

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry

FAT32 SHAMER posted:

iirc they always had strawberries and kiwis, I think sometimes blueberries, but usually every family has a different recipe and they argue over whos is more Australian

the Australian way is buying one then pretending you made it.

Gnossiennes posted:

i'm gonna make pavlova meringue out of aquafaba (canned chickpea water) and top it with chickpeas. the whipped cream will be mashed chickpeas also

that would be fairly non traditional but probably good.

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Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007

Clapping Larry
i think there should be more savoury meringue in the world.

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