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MOBIUS
03-01-2008, 11:18:52
Well, actually Room 1.01 for me...:cute:

Here at Cardiff Uni they arbitrarily find a starting point in a building on the ground floor, usually one end and not necessarily the most obvious or logical choice and number it Room 0.01 and then number the rooms sequentially in a 'clockwise' direction until they come to the other end of the building. The next floor starts as room 1.01 etc and the basement begins at -1.01...

As good a way as any I suppose assuming you know which end of the building is the start or can correctly estimate how many rooms there might be on a given floor and and start halfway round.:clueless:

What is the room number of the office you work in and how do they number it?

Tizzy
03-01-2008, 11:22:25
I work in "The IT bit"

mr_B
03-01-2008, 11:23:05
NERD!!!

Funko
03-01-2008, 11:23:44
No numbering system. I work in what's normally called the developers room.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
03-01-2008, 11:24:19
1.18, IIRC

C.G.B. Spender
03-01-2008, 11:29:25
B.359

This means: Building B, 3rd floor (german counting) Room 59.

We're very thorough

MDA
03-01-2008, 11:53:01
E349

East wing, 3rd floor, Room 49

the office has been repartitioned enough times to make new offices or conference rooms that there's often a break in sequence

Debaser
03-01-2008, 11:55:41
"Production"

Resource Consumer
03-01-2008, 12:03:19
3N-52

MoSe
03-01-2008, 12:53:05
235 O.S.

that is, it's an Open Space, but they also number the "sections", which are rather virtual as there are no real separation panels or blocks

There are a few proper rooms for managers and meetings, I didn't really investigate if and where there's a "201". Our unit got moved here from another building less than a month ago

the initial 2 means it's on 2nd floor


"As good a way as any I suppose assuming you know which end of the building is the start or can correctly estimate how many rooms there might be on a given floor and and start halfway round."

well, HOW ELSE would you do it?
a numbered sequence, HAS to start somewhere, ain't it?
Or would you identify a room by its absolute GPS coordinates?

Greg W
03-01-2008, 13:27:49
I work in busses that are numbered from roughly 1000 through 3535 (the lowest and highest numbers I can think of from our depot).

Today for instance I drove 1615 and 1191 (from memory). Tomorrow they'll be totally different most likely.

C.G.B. Spender
03-01-2008, 13:30:28
I'll move to a new office in two weeks.

Pro: It's the building next to the town hall, centre of the city!

Con: No internet access (some say it's a pro)

Mr. Bas
03-01-2008, 13:58:32
I'm in 5111.0105. The 51 labels which university building it is, in my case the physics/chemistry building, although I doubt that 1-50 are all taken. The total building is subdivided in buildings 11-19 (I think, maybe it's up to 20 or 21), and I'm in building 11. The final four numbers are the floor (first floor) and room number. Interesting stuff, eh?

Funko
03-01-2008, 14:01:16
So in your university, do you get credit in exams if you can find the room the exam is being held in?

Mr. Bas
03-01-2008, 14:10:31
Oh, it's always great fun to see the new first year students walking around all confused and lost. I think the labeling is not even uniform throughout the university, so it's even worse if people from other faculties need to be here.

MOBIUS
03-01-2008, 14:26:50
Wow. I think Mr. Bas is the winner so far...:lol:

Lurker the Second
03-01-2008, 17:08:09
My room is actually labeled, so it's easy to find. It's next to the one labeled "Ladies".

MoSe
03-01-2008, 17:12:59
do you wipe with cardboard down there?

MoSe
03-01-2008, 17:14:07
Originally posted by MOBIUS
Wow. I think Mr. Bas is the winner so far...:lol:

Maths rooms are easily identified: they only have binary labels

Funko
03-01-2008, 17:15:56
So is Mobius in room 5?

KrazyHorse
03-01-2008, 18:37:48
We have a very clever system for tricking people. The ground floor is floor 2. I'm 2 floors above that, so I'm in 437. Technically, my office is known as BLMB437 (BLMB stands for the Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy, so named after Michael Bloomberg who gave ~200 million dollars to Johns Hopkins). Exterior offices are generally odd numbers while interior offices are even. On a given floor, the numbers increase clockwise starting in the southeast corner. I face west.

KrazyHorse
03-01-2008, 18:46:02
Hmm. My building is more tilted relative to the cardinal points than I'd realised. I face SW, and it's the Eastern corner where the numbers reset.

My office is here

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=39.331445,-76.623749&spn=0.000822,0.001824&t=h&z=19&om=1

MDA
03-01-2008, 19:02:43
Originally posted by Funko
So is Mobius in room 5?

No matter what room Mobius heads for, he ends up in the one he started in.

Lazarus and the Gimp
03-01-2008, 19:25:00
Originally posted by MOBIUS
Well, actually Room 1.01 for me...:cute:

Here at Cardiff Uni they arbitrarily find a starting point in a building on the ground floor, usually one end and not necessarily the most obvious or logical choice and number it Room 0.01 and then number the rooms sequentially in a 'clockwise' direction until they come to the other end of the building. The next floor starts as room 1.01 etc and the basement begins at -1.01...



In the unlikely event that you're in Uni Hall, check out room 166 on the Birchwood wing and see if the number still reads "666". It's my old room.

Beta1
03-01-2008, 20:24:05
S10.

Science 10.

So easy even bottom set year 9s can find it.

Unfortunately.

Snotty
03-01-2008, 20:37:39
I work at peoples houses, so they have numbers and road names. Most have odd numbers on one side of the street and evens on the other, except one place which is numbered in order as the street circles a park. The street names seem rather arbitrary.

MOBIUS
03-01-2008, 23:08:43
Originally posted by KrazyHorse
My office is here

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=39.331445,-76.623749&spn=0.000822,0.001824&t=h&z=19&om=1

Heh, if you scroll back a bit and then scroll forward relatively quickly and smoothly, it's like one of those cruise missile camera shots the US showed loads of during the Gulf War...:D

Ahem.:cute:

MoSe
04-01-2008, 08:28:39
Originally posted by MDA
No matter what room Mobius heads for, he ends up in the one he started in.

yeah, but standing on his head

MOBIUS
04-01-2008, 09:28:42
Strictly speaking we all usually start and end our days in the bedroom...:cute:

MoSe
04-01-2008, 09:49:21
"each of our days", or "our days on earth" intended as our life?

MoSe
04-01-2008, 15:10:53
Originally posted by MOBIUS
Wow. I think Mr. Bas is the winner so far...:lol:

I'll jump on the mobius bandwagon