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  • LudiousLudious I just wanted a sandwich A temporally dislocated QuiznosRegistered User regular
    Sarksus wrote: »
    Someone give me 85 grand and a time machine.

    Well I have the time machine...

    son.

  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    LaOs wrote: »
    wazilla wrote: »
    it's too bad none of you fuckers live in my city, i have so much expensive booze i would like to share

    Which city is that? Maybe I do.

    I mean.

    Maybe I could.

    ottawa, ontario, canada

    not a bad city, really

    one of the worst dressed in the continent by most fashion mag assessments though

    I'm actually going to be in Ottawa with a friend, visiting a couple other friends, the weekend after Easter.

    well, if you like bourbon, let me tell you

    you got an opportunity

  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    Ludious wrote: »
    Sarksus wrote: »
    Someone give me 85 grand and a time machine.

    Well I have the time machine...

    son.
    You're old enough that I don't think you'd actually need a time machine for that to be the case. :bz

  • FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD interior crocodile alligator ⇔ ǝɹʇɐǝɥʇ ǝᴉʌoɯ ʇǝloɹʌǝɥɔ ɐ ǝʌᴉɹp ᴉRegistered User regular
    At my last job, timesheets represented about 10-15% of my daily workload, just due to the level of detail my boss demanded.

    Of course, it was impossible to do this within the allotted time, so you had to make a choice: put in unpaid overtime (illegally) to get it done, or just don't get it done and get yelled at.

    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.

    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
  • ElldrenElldren Is a woman dammit ceterum censeoRegistered User regular
    dad would have had more impact

    though far less believable

    fuck gendered marketing
  • LudiousLudious I just wanted a sandwich A temporally dislocated QuiznosRegistered User regular
    Thanatos wrote: »
    Ludious wrote: »
    Sarksus wrote: »
    Someone give me 85 grand and a time machine.

    Well I have the time machine...

    son.
    You're old enough that I don't think you'd actually need a time machine for that to be the case. :bz

    Damn it I'm only 29

  • DeebaserDeebaser on my way to work in a suit and a tie Ahhhh...come on fucking guyRegistered User regular
    Feral wrote: »
    At my last job, timesheets represented about 10-15% of my daily workload, just due to the level of detail my boss demanded.

    Of course, it was impossible to do this within the allotted time, so you had to make a choice: put in unpaid overtime (illegally) to get it done, or just don't get it done and get yelled at.

    When you spend a good chunk of your man hours tracking how your man hours are spent, something is wrong.

  • LaOsLaOs SaskatoonRegistered User regular
    LaOs wrote: »
    wazilla wrote: »
    it's too bad none of you fuckers live in my city, i have so much expensive booze i would like to share

    Which city is that? Maybe I do.

    I mean.

    Maybe I could.

    ottawa, ontario, canada

    not a bad city, really

    one of the worst dressed in the continent by most fashion mag assessments though

    I'm actually going to be in Ottawa with a friend, visiting a couple other friends, the weekend after Easter.

    well, if you like bourbon, let me tell you

    you got an opportunity

    I would love to try out bourbon--especially with you. I am often jealous of your posts in the Alcohol thread.

    (I'll shoot you a PM or something closer to the date so I know my "itinerary". haha)

  • ElldrenElldren Is a woman dammit ceterum censeoRegistered User regular
    Feral wrote: »
    At my last job, timesheets represented about 10-15% of my daily workload, just due to the level of detail my boss demanded.

    Of course, it was impossible to do this within the allotted time, so you had to make a choice: put in unpaid overtime (illegally) to get it done, or just don't get it done and get yelled at.

    you couldn't put down hours spent filling out timesheets on the timesheets?

    fuck gendered marketing
  • DeebaserDeebaser on my way to work in a suit and a tie Ahhhh...come on fucking guyRegistered User regular
    edited March 2012
    "We will devote most of our resources to tracking productivity until productivity improves"

    Deebaser on
  • FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD interior crocodile alligator ⇔ ǝɹʇɐǝɥʇ ǝᴉʌoɯ ʇǝloɹʌǝɥɔ ɐ ǝʌᴉɹp ᴉRegistered User regular
    Elldren wrote: »
    Feral wrote: »
    At my last job, timesheets represented about 10-15% of my daily workload, just due to the level of detail my boss demanded.

    Of course, it was impossible to do this within the allotted time, so you had to make a choice: put in unpaid overtime (illegally) to get it done, or just don't get it done and get yelled at.

    you couldn't put down hours spent filling out timesheets on the timesheets?

    The idea was that you'd fill out your timesheet little by little as you work, and that way you'd just 'bake in' that time into each project.

    That was a retarded idea and nobody ever did it but it didn't stop them from demanding it week after week after week :rotate:

    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.

    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
  • GooeyGooey (\/)┌¶─¶┐(\/) pinch pinchRegistered User regular
    when i was working as a PM at a place i suggested in a meeting that we put in a "filling out timesheets" bucket in our overly-complicated task tracking system.

    guess what! i got one. and I put so much time into that bucket.

    919UOwT.png
  • SarksusSarksus ATTACK AND DETHRONE GODRegistered User regular
  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    What is this I don't even.

    Flash Duel seems like it's super random. Like, there was no possible way to win that first round because I could not get an attack off against an opponent with better cards.

    I disagree, there were a lot of different ways you could have played that match. That's all I can really say given that I have knowledge of all the cards though.

    i'm sure there was a way i could have done better, but it really seems like whoever gets the first dashing strike has an enormous advantage and that really depends who gets the high cards first, or the cards which grant them anti-dashing strike defenses.

    like, Rook has that defensive ability, but when you get DS'd with 4s and 5s, there's not much you can do, and there's no way to outmaneuver someone who just has higher cards for dashes. By contrast, if Rook has a pair of 5s, it's almost impossible to beat him, because he will block your dashing strike and move in with his super dangerous close-range powers.

    this isn't just re: my own game, it's about the others as well.

    it's still a pretty fascinating mechanic for such a brief game, but luck plays an enormous role, I think, since it grants starkly different abilities to each player with each hand.

    Evil Multifarious on
  • FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD interior crocodile alligator ⇔ ǝɹʇɐǝɥʇ ǝᴉʌoɯ ʇǝloɹʌǝɥɔ ɐ ǝʌᴉɹp ᴉRegistered User regular
    BTW, that place is out of business now.

    I wonder why!

    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.

    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
  • ElldrenElldren Is a woman dammit ceterum censeoRegistered User regular
    Feral wrote: »
    Elldren wrote: »
    Feral wrote: »
    At my last job, timesheets represented about 10-15% of my daily workload, just due to the level of detail my boss demanded.

    Of course, it was impossible to do this within the allotted time, so you had to make a choice: put in unpaid overtime (illegally) to get it done, or just don't get it done and get yelled at.

    you couldn't put down hours spent filling out timesheets on the timesheets?

    The idea was that you'd fill out your timesheet little by little as you work, and that way you'd just 'bake in' that time into each project.

    That was a retarded idea and nobody ever did it but it didn't stop them from demanding it week after week after week :rotate:

    bake in?

    wtf?

    I can only assume that was what management was doing when they came up with that policy

    fuck gendered marketing
  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    LaOs wrote: »
    LaOs wrote: »
    wazilla wrote: »
    it's too bad none of you fuckers live in my city, i have so much expensive booze i would like to share

    Which city is that? Maybe I do.

    I mean.

    Maybe I could.

    ottawa, ontario, canada

    not a bad city, really

    one of the worst dressed in the continent by most fashion mag assessments though

    I'm actually going to be in Ottawa with a friend, visiting a couple other friends, the weekend after Easter.

    well, if you like bourbon, let me tell you

    you got an opportunity

    I would love to try out bourbon--especially with you. I am often jealous of your posts in the Alcohol thread.

    (I'll shoot you a PM or something closer to the date so I know my "itinerary". haha)

    have you never had bourbon before? any whiskey is pretty powerful stuff if you're not a drinker.

    i am constantly derided for having deliberately acclimated myself to whiskey and alcohol instead of it being "natural," like my taste is artificial or fake.

  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    What is this I don't even.

    Flash Duel seems like it's super random. Like, there was no possible way to win that first round because I could not get an attack off against an opponent with better cards.

    I disagree, there were a lot of different ways you could have played that match. That's all I can really say given that I have knowledge of all the cards though.

    i'm sure there was a way i could have done better, but it really seems like whoever gets the first dashing strike has an enormous advantage and that really depends who gets the high cards first, or the cards which grant them anti-dashing strike defenses.

    like, Rook has that defensive ability, but when you get DS'd with 4s and 5s, there's not much you can do, and there's no way to outmaneuver someone who just has higher cards for dashes. By contrast, if Rook has a pair of 5s, it's almost impossible to beat him, because he will block your dashing strike and move in with his super dangerous close-range powers.

    this isn't just re: my own game, it's about the others as well.

    it's still a pretty fascinating mechanic for such a brief game, but luck plays an enormous role, I think, since it grants starkly different abilities to each player with each hand.

    I still disagree with your assessment. Everyone so far has been playing the game at a rather sub-optimal level, which isn't surprising given that it is everyone's first game.

  • SarksusSarksus ATTACK AND DETHRONE GODRegistered User regular
    Whiskey is the best liquid.

  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    LaOs wrote: »
    LaOs wrote: »
    wazilla wrote: »
    it's too bad none of you fuckers live in my city, i have so much expensive booze i would like to share

    Which city is that? Maybe I do.

    I mean.

    Maybe I could.

    ottawa, ontario, canada

    not a bad city, really

    one of the worst dressed in the continent by most fashion mag assessments though

    I'm actually going to be in Ottawa with a friend, visiting a couple other friends, the weekend after Easter.

    well, if you like bourbon, let me tell you

    you got an opportunity

    I would love to try out bourbon--especially with you. I am often jealous of your posts in the Alcohol thread.

    (I'll shoot you a PM or something closer to the date so I know my "itinerary". haha)
    Man, I want to have expensive bourbon toooooooooooo! :cry:

  • ElldrenElldren Is a woman dammit ceterum censeoRegistered User regular
    LaOs wrote: »
    LaOs wrote: »
    wazilla wrote: »
    it's too bad none of you fuckers live in my city, i have so much expensive booze i would like to share

    Which city is that? Maybe I do.

    I mean.

    Maybe I could.

    ottawa, ontario, canada

    not a bad city, really

    one of the worst dressed in the continent by most fashion mag assessments though

    I'm actually going to be in Ottawa with a friend, visiting a couple other friends, the weekend after Easter.

    well, if you like bourbon, let me tell you

    you got an opportunity

    I would love to try out bourbon--especially with you. I am often jealous of your posts in the Alcohol thread.

    (I'll shoot you a PM or something closer to the date so I know my "itinerary". haha)

    have you never had bourbon before? any whiskey is pretty powerful stuff if you're not a drinker.

    i am constantly derided for having deliberately acclimated myself to whiskey and alcohol instead of it being "natural," like my taste is artificial or fake.

    I don't understand what that means

    why would someone deride you for that

    fuck gendered marketing
  • LaOsLaOs SaskatoonRegistered User regular
    LaOs wrote: »
    LaOs wrote: »
    wazilla wrote: »
    it's too bad none of you fuckers live in my city, i have so much expensive booze i would like to share

    Which city is that? Maybe I do.

    I mean.

    Maybe I could.

    ottawa, ontario, canada

    not a bad city, really

    one of the worst dressed in the continent by most fashion mag assessments though

    I'm actually going to be in Ottawa with a friend, visiting a couple other friends, the weekend after Easter.

    well, if you like bourbon, let me tell you

    you got an opportunity

    I would love to try out bourbon--especially with you. I am often jealous of your posts in the Alcohol thread.

    (I'll shoot you a PM or something closer to the date so I know my "itinerary". haha)

    have you never had bourbon before? any whiskey is pretty powerful stuff if you're not a drinker.

    i am constantly derided for having deliberately acclimated myself to whiskey and alcohol instead of it being "natural," like my taste is artificial or fake.

    I haven't knowingly had bourbon, but I love whiskey. It's my go-to alcohol. I'm definitely a drinker, I just haven't gotten around to trying the bourbons.

  • ElldrenElldren Is a woman dammit ceterum censeoRegistered User regular
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    What is this I don't even.

    Flash Duel seems like it's super random. Like, there was no possible way to win that first round because I could not get an attack off against an opponent with better cards.

    I disagree, there were a lot of different ways you could have played that match. That's all I can really say given that I have knowledge of all the cards though.

    i'm sure there was a way i could have done better, but it really seems like whoever gets the first dashing strike has an enormous advantage and that really depends who gets the high cards first, or the cards which grant them anti-dashing strike defenses.

    like, Rook has that defensive ability, but when you get DS'd with 4s and 5s, there's not much you can do, and there's no way to outmaneuver someone who just has higher cards for dashes. By contrast, if Rook has a pair of 5s, it's almost impossible to beat him, because he will block your dashing strike and move in with his super dangerous close-range powers.

    this isn't just re: my own game, it's about the others as well.

    it's still a pretty fascinating mechanic for such a brief game, but luck plays an enormous role, I think, since it grants starkly different abilities to each player with each hand.

    I still disagree with your assessment. Everyone so far has been playing the game at a rather sub-optimal level, which isn't surprising given that it is everyone's first game.

    : (

    fuck gendered marketing
  • EddyEddy Gengar the Bittersweet Registered User regular
    2pq110y.gif

    "Answering the phone in front of my crush"

    "and the morning stars I have seen
    and the gengars who are guiding me" -- W.S. Merwin
  • LaOsLaOs SaskatoonRegistered User regular
    Elldren wrote: »

    I don't understand what that means

    why would someone deride you for that
    I also do not understand. Seems silly to me.

    Also, @Thanatos - Neener neener!

  • TL DRTL DR Not at all confident in his reflexive opinions of thingsRegistered User regular
    My job also expects things to be documented as they're done.

    lol.

    I do try to at least wrap it up the next day, though. And we have a general 'documentation/answering phone calls that don't generate a ticket/playing with the office RC helicopter' item to put time against, which gets used liberally.

  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Elldren wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    What is this I don't even.

    Flash Duel seems like it's super random. Like, there was no possible way to win that first round because I could not get an attack off against an opponent with better cards.

    I disagree, there were a lot of different ways you could have played that match. That's all I can really say given that I have knowledge of all the cards though.

    i'm sure there was a way i could have done better, but it really seems like whoever gets the first dashing strike has an enormous advantage and that really depends who gets the high cards first, or the cards which grant them anti-dashing strike defenses.

    like, Rook has that defensive ability, but when you get DS'd with 4s and 5s, there's not much you can do, and there's no way to outmaneuver someone who just has higher cards for dashes. By contrast, if Rook has a pair of 5s, it's almost impossible to beat him, because he will block your dashing strike and move in with his super dangerous close-range powers.

    this isn't just re: my own game, it's about the others as well.

    it's still a pretty fascinating mechanic for such a brief game, but luck plays an enormous role, I think, since it grants starkly different abilities to each player with each hand.

    I still disagree with your assessment. Everyone so far has been playing the game at a rather sub-optimal level, which isn't surprising given that it is everyone's first game.

    : (

    <3

    Most of you are doing a heck of a lot better than I did in my first game.

  • GooeyGooey (\/)┌¶─¶┐(\/) pinch pinchRegistered User regular
    Sarksus wrote: »
    Whiskey is the best liquid.

    funk is a pretty good kind of liquid

    919UOwT.png
  • OrganichuOrganichu jacobkosh Registered User regular
    ok so saturday march 31st at 7:45 am (:() is my 'student registration event'

    it's supposed to be three hours long and a group event

    le sigh

  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    I DISAGREE WITH YOUR ASSESSMENT

  • DeebaserDeebaser on my way to work in a suit and a tie Ahhhh...come on fucking guyRegistered User regular
    Feral wrote: »
    BTW, that place is out of business now.

    I wonder why!

    insufficient time tracking?

  • EddyEddy Gengar the Bittersweet Registered User regular
    i've retired to pajamas and sperrys

    this must be what it's like being white trash in connecticut

    "and the morning stars I have seen
    and the gengars who are guiding me" -- W.S. Merwin
  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    I DISAGREE WITH YOUR ASSESSMENT

    OH SNAP

  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    LaOs wrote: »
    LaOs wrote: »
    LaOs wrote: »
    wazilla wrote: »
    it's too bad none of you fuckers live in my city, i have so much expensive booze i would like to share

    Which city is that? Maybe I do.

    I mean.

    Maybe I could.

    ottawa, ontario, canada

    not a bad city, really

    one of the worst dressed in the continent by most fashion mag assessments though

    I'm actually going to be in Ottawa with a friend, visiting a couple other friends, the weekend after Easter.

    well, if you like bourbon, let me tell you

    you got an opportunity

    I would love to try out bourbon--especially with you. I am often jealous of your posts in the Alcohol thread.

    (I'll shoot you a PM or something closer to the date so I know my "itinerary". haha)

    have you never had bourbon before? any whiskey is pretty powerful stuff if you're not a drinker.

    i am constantly derided for having deliberately acclimated myself to whiskey and alcohol instead of it being "natural," like my taste is artificial or fake.

    I haven't knowingly had bourbon, but I love whiskey. It's my go-to alcohol. I'm definitely a drinker, I just haven't gotten around to trying the bourbons.

    oh, well then you're fine. what do you drink? scotch? rye? canadian (the horror)?

  • LudiousLudious I just wanted a sandwich A temporally dislocated QuiznosRegistered User regular
    Organichu wrote: »
    ok so saturday march 31st at 7:45 am (:() is my 'student registration event'

    it's supposed to be three hours long and a group event

    le sigh

    boo hoo I have to get educated and make my life better boohoo

  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    Thanatos wrote: »
    LaOs wrote: »
    LaOs wrote: »
    wazilla wrote: »
    it's too bad none of you fuckers live in my city, i have so much expensive booze i would like to share

    Which city is that? Maybe I do.

    I mean.

    Maybe I could.

    ottawa, ontario, canada

    not a bad city, really

    one of the worst dressed in the continent by most fashion mag assessments though

    I'm actually going to be in Ottawa with a friend, visiting a couple other friends, the weekend after Easter.

    well, if you like bourbon, let me tell you

    you got an opportunity

    I would love to try out bourbon--especially with you. I am often jealous of your posts in the Alcohol thread.

    (I'll shoot you a PM or something closer to the date so I know my "itinerary". haha)
    Man, I want to have expensive bourbon toooooooooooo! :cry:

    than i would gladly drink with you if you came to canada

  • tyrannustyrannus Registered User regular
    hey so I know I missed this convo about the turtles, but fuck Hollywood

    seriously, just another thing to add to the list of horribleness

  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I DISAGREE WITH YOUR ASSESSMENT

    OH SNAP

    here is the litmus test:

    did I lose?

    if yes, then your game is bullshit.

  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    Feral wrote: »
    At my last job, timesheets represented about 10-15% of my daily workload, just due to the level of detail my boss demanded.

    Of course, it was impossible to do this within the allotted time, so you had to make a choice: put in unpaid overtime (illegally) to get it done, or just don't get it done and get yelled at.

    We are being "capacity planned" right now.

    This means that you have to use the world's creakiest macro-based excel sheet to keep track of everything you're doing at any given moment.

    It is so poorly put together that it slows anyone's rate of work to a crawl (in a whole variety of ways), and doesn't account for the fact that you may be doing more than one thing at once, which means we have been told not to do more than one thing at once, even though we would usually and what is supposedly being measured is the average duration of typical tasks.

    It is not clear how the data this thing produces is supposed to relate to the actual rates at which people are able to perform the tasks in question.

  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    japan wrote: »
    Feral wrote: »
    At my last job, timesheets represented about 10-15% of my daily workload, just due to the level of detail my boss demanded.

    Of course, it was impossible to do this within the allotted time, so you had to make a choice: put in unpaid overtime (illegally) to get it done, or just don't get it done and get yelled at.

    We are being "capacity planned" right now.

    This means that you have to use the world's creakiest macro-based excel sheet to keep track of everything you're doing at any given moment.

    It is so poorly put together that it slows anyone's rate of work to a crawl (in a whole variety of ways), and doesn't account for the fact that you may be doing more than one thing at once, which means we have been told not to do more than one thing at once, even though we would usually and what is supposedly being measured is the average duration of typical tasks.

    It is not clear how the data this thing produces is supposed to relate to the actual rates at which people are able to perform the tasks in question.

    You grow up reading Dilbert comics and think "it's funny because it's absurd".

    Then you find out it is actually literally true.

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