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JM^3
15-04-2009, 09:03:37
Post here when you are procrastinating from work.

I am currently catching up on all my game forums and the like.

Makefiles with:

# Do not change anything below here unless you know what you are doing

and then over hundred lines (in some cases maybe 200?) suck

I am just glad that apparently I don't need to do them for what I want to do in ROOT.

JM

Tizzy
15-04-2009, 09:12:07
I think this will be a well used thread

JM^3
15-04-2009, 09:19:27
I currently just designed an ECM ship for EVE that I mgiht someday fly.

JM

Tizzy
15-04-2009, 09:24:57
I actually have done some work this morning but I've also played a reasonable amount of Mafia Wars

Funko
15-04-2009, 11:46:33
I've mostly been working. You slackers.

Japher
15-04-2009, 13:25:18
I've gotten quite a bit done. Better stop so they don't think I can actually work that fast.

JM^3
15-04-2009, 13:45:37
You should have certain amount you plan to get done per day, and never deviate from that.

Work late or go home early.

JM

Funko
15-04-2009, 13:46:39
What if more work comes in suddenly, a customer has an issue or there's a support problem or...

Oh wait, not in a lab.

Japher
15-04-2009, 13:49:44
customers?

Greg W
15-04-2009, 14:17:53
Until they put internet on buses I don't think I'll be posting here. :(

Funko
15-04-2009, 14:28:07
You don't have it on the bus you have it on your phone or laptop.

Japher
15-04-2009, 14:51:54
Can you text and drive? It's illegal in some states. It's only a matter of time before its illegal everywhere!

Funko
15-04-2009, 16:12:02
It's illegal here.

Oerdin
15-04-2009, 16:23:49
I've been working much harder at work lately. Nothing like the fear of getting laid off to motivate you to actually work.

Funko
15-04-2009, 16:26:51
Originally posted by Oerdin
I've been working much harder at work lately. Nothing like the fear of getting laid to motivate you to actually work.

:hmm:

JM^3
15-04-2009, 19:31:42
so I went home to take a powernap

and instead it turned into 3.5 hours of sleep... and I was late for my weekly meeting

at least thety were deciding to move my meeting to tomorrow when I arrived so no harm done

JM

Greg W
16-04-2009, 02:20:01
Originally posted by Japher
Can you text and drive? It's illegal in some states. It's only a matter of time before its illegal everywhere! Yep, it's illegal here too. Heck, work has introduced a policy that even talking on your mobile phone while driving is a sackable offense. Yes, even using hands free devices.

As for using my phone or a laptop... Don't own a laptop and am not about to buy one just so I can post on the bus. As for using my phone, too slow, too annoying...

Funko
16-04-2009, 08:38:21
Fair enough but the point is that fast internet is everywhere now, we carry it with us. Much of the third world will probably never have landline based broadband and move directly from nothing to mobile. So excuses like 'no internet on the bus' are already redundant.

MDA
16-04-2009, 11:41:05
my phone is five or six years old and doesn't do internet, or at least if it does, its hiding it well

I carry it about one day a month, so I don't see any reason to upgrade.

I signed up for a mandatory training course this morning. I can't wait to learn how to properly sign government forms. I also got caught up reading Sluggy and LookingForGroup. I'm about two months ahead with my mandatory work and am procrastinating updating the division webpages and doing annual maintenance on an SOP.

Funko
16-04-2009, 11:47:06
They've made a quantum leap forward in the last year or so. I use my phone far more for it's other functions like the games, MP3 player, mobile internet and GPS than I do as a phone, and I did even when I had my old phone that really wasn't all that good at many of those things.

Partly that's 'cause I'm commuting by walking and train so I can use all that shit on the way too and from work. It's awesome.

It's such an amazingly useful bit of kit that I feel a bit lost if I am out without it or it runs out of batteries.

MDA
16-04-2009, 12:05:14
the games, music, and internet bit sounds great, its the phone part that I don't like

Incredibly rude behavior seems to be totally OK today so long as you're on a cell phone. Pet peeve. If I worked at a checkout or as a waiter, I'd have broken someone's phone on their face by now and would probably have to move in with Lurker.

I think I avoid carrying one because I'm afraid of falling into the same habits.

Fistandantilus
16-04-2009, 12:16:36
Originally posted by Funko
Partly that's 'cause I'm commuting by walking and train so I can use all that shit on the way too and from work.


Teleportation will mark the demise of your mobile phone.

Funko
16-04-2009, 12:17:41
I don't think you would, lots of people don't but the people that do tend to be the people you notice anyway and probably would act like wankers/treat checkout staff waiters like crap even without phones.

Funko
16-04-2009, 12:18:13
Originally posted by Fistandantilus
Teleportation will mark the demise of your mobile phone.

Yes!

I still need it for checking my fantasy football scores when I can't be bothered walking over to a computer.

MDA
16-04-2009, 12:28:53
Originally posted by Funko
the people that do tend to be the people you notice anyway

By the time I finish this next pot of coffee, I'll probably feel human enough to see the truth in that. :beer:

Meeting cancelled, I was killing time until then. I guess I'll have to do some web updates and other IT stuff that would make life easier.

Japher
16-04-2009, 12:57:14
Today is going to be tough not to procrastinate. I've done my homework, finished all the drawings I had (waiting for more), and everything else isn't due until next week. Also, next week my bosses are all out of town so if I don't keep my stuff for next week to do then they'll wonder what I'm doing...

Tizzy
16-04-2009, 13:00:19
I'm not procrastinating today, instead I've simply given up.