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[#] Thu Sep 06 2012 20:05:27 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Lots of changes at $IG_WORKPLACE.  Among other things I'm being moved to a new office in a nice sunny location.  For a seasonal depressive like me, this is good news indeed.

[#] Thu Sep 06 2012 20:51:34 EDT from Ahff Rowe @ Uncensored

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I had the opposite problem a few jobs ago. I had a big office in this "creative office loft" converted warehouse space in downtown Minneapolis, which had a ginormous ~15'x10' window which would bring lots of sun every morning.
It sucked. I asked to be moved to actual warehouse space in the interior of the building where I could work by just the glow of my monitor.

Now I'm in a cube that's smaller than the size of that very big window, but at least have interesting office mates. :)

[#] Fri Sep 07 2012 04:02:16 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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a room with a view is a good thing to have.

as long as the sun doesn't glare your monitor, and you're not sitting in a loneley space... ;-)

I like fresh air and a sight into the green to do good work. I guess I would get suicidal in a qubicle somewhere inside an office tower. The week in beijing with that meeting room without windows was the pure horror to me.

I started singing elvis-gospels: "I'm a working in a coal mine..."


[#] Fri Sep 07 2012 13:50:46 EDT from Spell Binder @ Uncensored

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Congrats, IG! I've been in a window-side cube for a few years now and it's definitely nice. I do get the sun in my face if I'm here late enough in the day, though, but the simple solution to that is to make sure I finish my work before then. :P

[#] Sun Sep 23 2012 12:05:14 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I'd prefer a cubicle with a window view instead of a big office with no windows.  I need my sunlight.

There is a bit of glare on the screen but I can close one or two of the blinds during that part of the day and still have the others open to light the room.

[#] Sun Sep 23 2012 23:55:05 EDT from Animal @ Uncensored

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heh, our office overlooks hte parking lot, beyond that is the backyard
of the houses in the neighborhood to the north.
One of those houses used to be owned by a couple of people who i'm
pretty sure were shooting porn videos in there. They moved out and a
bunch of pot smokers moved in.

Hard to concentrate on test requirements for prototype hardware when
there's dudes toking up right out the window.

[#] Tue Sep 25 2012 13:19:16 EDT from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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Heh, the account I just finished stuck 6-8 of us in a room that had one long table (that only fit 5!), windows and blinds - neither of which actually opened, and no air conditioning.

It was too hard to breath in there to sing much of anything, most days.

[#] Wed Sep 26 2012 08:28:25 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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animal, if you buy a citroen next time, it will just lift the broken wheel and continue its way on 3 wheels.

[#] Mon Oct 01 2012 13:30:35 EDT from triLcat @ Uncensored

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Wed Sep 26 2012 08:28:25 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

animal, if you buy a citroen next time, it will just lift the broken wheel and continue its way on 3 wheels.

Gotta love the Citroen... :) In Hebrew it's called the rising French(woman)... which is kinda dirty...

[#] Tue Oct 09 2012 20:32:11 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Is that some sort of car made out of oranges, lemons, and limes?

[#] Fri Oct 12 2012 13:53:45 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Some days ... the weird just cannot be described properly.

[#] Tue Oct 23 2012 00:04:32 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I totally PWNZ0R3D that conference call!!!

[#] Thu Jan 03 2013 10:17:38 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Hmm... any good web developers willing to work with us for 30 - 60 days... soon?

[#] Thu Jan 03 2013 10:28:50 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Oh, I should give some more detail I guess.

Our web development currently involves working with IIS aspx pages, SQL Server database (although we have a lot of incentive to move to Postgres), and building things that send and receive information from engines I create in C++.

We have quite a bit of work to accomplish before April this year, and need help.

[#] Thu Jan 03 2013 11:39:23 EST from triLcat @ Uncensored

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So I tried very hard to leave my ex-boss on good terms, despite leaving her for a competitor who she really dislikes (and is my adopted little sister).

I explained to her over and over that I would stay if I weren't sick, but I couldn't keep up with the hours. (I'm currently not working at all, but am hoping to go up to 5 hours a week. I had been working closer to 30/week, and it was just way way too much for me b/c of the fibromyalgia)

I apologized over and over again.

And she said we were cool.

And now I heard that she trashed me to a potential client.

Business-wise, it's unprofessional, but I don't give a shit.

But on a personal level, I'm really really hurt. She said she was my friend, and she trashed me.



[#] Thu Jan 03 2013 16:03:51 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Unfortunately for her, the potential client probably heard something other than what

[#] Thu Jan 03 2013 16:04:17 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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That's awful... but at least now you know what kind of friend she is.

[#] Fri Jan 04 2013 01:06:04 EST from fireball @ Uncensored

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I really hate that, where someone talks you up when you're there, says everythings fine, then trashes you afterwords.  And everyone bloody does it.  Really though, just ignore it, if you used the standard mechanisms to try to leave on good terms, and they don't get over that, that's really their problem more than yours.  And from my experience, people are going to get over things, rather quickly, so just let them vent as much as they want beforehand.  

I can't say I don't do that from time to time, where someone is mentioned and I say that I'm personally not a fan or whatever, but I don't normally talk those people up either.  Honestly though, even that is generally none of my business.

[#] Wed Jan 09 2013 17:46:43 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Gads... this just looks weird to me:

You can't tell from the web page, but I'm one of the inventors listed for this patent.

[#] Mon Jan 21 2013 10:45:38 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I had to fire someone today. Thankfully this is not something that happens often, but it's extremely stressful. It's not a pleasant thing to have to sharply alter the course of someone's life.

Time to go have another cup of coffee -- because the Keurig machine doesn't appear to have any Scotch.

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