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[#] Mon Apr 19 2021 22:56:31 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

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Yeah... there are a lot of buildings sitting empty now, that may never have people in them again. I wonder about the ripple of what that will do to the economy. 

 

Mon Apr 19 2021 14:48:05 EDT from Nurb432

Went to the office today to clean out my desk. ( no, I didnt quit, just one less reason for them to have me return this summer.  There are rumors.. ).

Not been there since last March. Was sort of odd. Place is a ghost town. There use to be upwards of 4000 people in my building, with public in/out all day long in some areas.   Perhaps 300 on my floor.  I saw 4 people today on my floor.  5 others in the building. ( and this was lunchtime even ) 

Almost like going in on a holiday Sunday.

 

Really upset one of my dogs. She is younger, so does not know why i just packed up and left in the middle of the day. then came back with an odd smell. 



 



[#] Tue Apr 20 2021 07:27:23 EDT from Nurb432

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 I have heard its put a lot of smaller restaurants out of business downtown.  They are on a tight margin anyway, and with 1/10 of the business.. cant survive. 

The mall is about gone too, tho its demise started before this.

 

I think the overall economy will be ok ( if we hadn't torpedoed it with trillions in spending.) as its more of a shift in how we do things, not that we dont still do it.  Food delivery services, are making a killing ( for example ). And most everything here kept their drive thru open..

Mon Apr 19 2021 22:56:31 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

Yeah... there are a lot of buildings sitting empty now, that may never have people in them again. I wonder about the ripple of what that will do to the economy. 

 

Mon Apr 19 2021 14:48:05 EDT from Nurb432

Went to the office today to clean out my desk. ( no, I didnt quit, just one less reason for them to have me return this summer.  There are rumors.. ).

Not been there since last March. Was sort of odd. Place is a ghost town. There use to be upwards of 4000 people in my building, with public in/out all day long in some areas.   Perhaps 300 on my floor.  I saw 4 people today on my floor.  5 others in the building. ( and this was lunchtime even ) 

Almost like going in on a holiday Sunday.

 

Really upset one of my dogs. She is younger, so does not know why i just packed up and left in the middle of the day. then came back with an odd smell. 



 



 



[#] Tue Apr 20 2021 09:23:48 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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One might argue that a diaspora from the big cities might actually be a good thing. Cities can be toxic.

[#] Tue Apr 20 2021 10:31:31 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

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Yeah, there is absolutely a shift in the economy - and I wonder if that will be a net gain or net loss. We're certainly in the process of setting off hurricanes with the flapping of butterfly wings - although the butterfly has been Mothra. 

 

Tue Apr 20 2021 07:27:23 EDT from Nurb432

 I have heard its put a lot of smaller restaurants out of business downtown.  They are on a tight margin anyway, and with 1/10 of the business.. cant survive. 

The mall is about gone too, tho its demise started before this.

 

I think the overall economy will be ok ( if we hadn't torpedoed it with trillions in spending.) as its more of a shift in how we do things, not that we dont still do it.  Food delivery services, are making a killing ( for example ). And most everything here kept their drive thru open..

Mon Apr 19 2021 22:56:31 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

Yeah... there are a lot of buildings sitting empty now, that may never have people in them again. I wonder about the ripple of what that will do to the economy. 

 

Mon Apr 19 2021 14:48:05 EDT from Nurb432

Went to the office today to clean out my desk. ( no, I didnt quit, just one less reason for them to have me return this summer.  There are rumors.. ).

Not been there since last March. Was sort of odd. Place is a ghost town. There use to be upwards of 4000 people in my building, with public in/out all day long in some areas.   Perhaps 300 on my floor.  I saw 4 people today on my floor.  5 others in the building. ( and this was lunchtime even ) 

Almost like going in on a holiday Sunday.

 

Really upset one of my dogs. She is younger, so does not know why i just packed up and left in the middle of the day. then came back with an odd smell. 



 



 



 



[#] Tue Apr 20 2021 11:21:42 EDT from Nurb432

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Im not a fan of them ( as if that surprises anyone )

Tue Apr 20 2021 09:23:48 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar
One might argue that a diaspora from the big cities might actually be a good thing. Cities can be toxic.

 



[#] Tue Apr 20 2021 13:38:13 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

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I agree, large dense urban centers with high density living and lots of mass transit seem to be the ideal breeding place for Covid. 

But... do we really want all those people spending THAT much more time in the suburbs? Won't that just shift the demographics of where infection is most likely in the future, eventually? 

 

Tue Apr 20 2021 11:21:42 EDT from Nurb432

Im not a fan of them ( as if that surprises anyone )

Tue Apr 20 2021 09:23:48 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar
One might argue that a diaspora from the big cities might actually be a good thing. Cities can be toxic.

 



 



[#] Tue Apr 20 2021 15:17:19 EDT from Nurb432

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Yes that is the downside of collapsing cites. they invade the suburbs and reduce the 'way of life' there quite a bit. And when that is full they head to areas like i live and eradicate our way of life.   ( like i have mentioned, i need out, due to that reason )

Tue Apr 20 2021 13:38:13 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

I agree, large dense urban centers with high density living and lots of mass transit seem to be the ideal breeding place for Covid. 

But... do we really want all those people spending THAT much more time in the suburbs? Won't that just shift the demographics of where infection is most likely in the future, eventually? 

 

Tue Apr 20 2021 11:21:42 EDT from Nurb432

Im not a fan of them ( as if that surprises anyone )

Tue Apr 20 2021 09:23:48 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar
One might argue that a diaspora from the big cities might actually be a good thing. Cities can be toxic.

 



 



 



[#] Tue Apr 27 2021 18:44:19 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I declined a meeting this morning that was literally an hour of planning for work that would take less than an hour to do.

[#] Tue Apr 27 2021 19:09:21 EDT from Nurb432

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I get that all the time.   Plus the followup meeting...

What woudl take 5 minutes in an email.   

Tue Apr 27 2021 06:44:19 PM EDT from IGnatius T Foobar
I declined a meeting this morning that was literally an hour of planning for work that would take less than an hour to do.

 



[#] Wed Apr 28 2021 01:55:47 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

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WAI... 

The three letter acronym for Working at Intel. 

And this is MOSTLY what WAI is/was. 

 

Tue Apr 27 2021 18:44:19 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar
I declined a meeting this morning that was literally an hour of planning for work that would take less than an hour to do.

 



[#] Fri Apr 30 2021 21:02:28 EDT from Nurb432

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Parking garage today at the office... A bit sparse.