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fastcompany:

There’s a new lifehack for dealing with email 24/7, and it might just be our favorite yet: Move to France. Read more>

Considering how many times we’ve had to interrupt the dinners of sysadmins because TPTB need something deployed, something tells me our client won’t be allowing us to outsource techops to France any time soon.

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fastcompany:

There’s a new lifehack for dealing with email 24/7, and it might just be our favorite yet: Move to France. Read more>

Considering how many times we’ve had to interrupt the dinners of sysadmins because TPTB need something deployed, something tells me our client won’t be allowing us to outsource techops to France any time soon.

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rhodeskc:

The Expert, A Hilarious Sketch About the Pain of Being the Only Engineer in a Business Meeting

Jesus fucking Christ, they were recording our business meetings at my last company?!

Filed under: Shit I don’t miss when working with my old company.

Past and current and freelance.

Unfortunately it’s just reinforcing the idea that I need a seachange.

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"I’m not a real programmer. I throw together things until it works then I move on. The real programmers will say ‘Yeah it works but you’re leaking memory everywhere. Perhaps we should fix that.’ I’ll just restart Apache every 10 requests."

Rasmus Lerdorf (via aco)

I’ve worked at a place that was like that. I’m still recovering.

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disoriented:

Three Panel Soul » Archive » on Perl
I’m not sure this just applies to Perl…
… I’ve never had moments like this before… Nope. Never. I swear.

The best/worst thing about working at a place that manages to destroy svn log history every time they merge trunk because they haven’t figured out how to do it properly, is that I’ll never find out if that code was me.

disoriented:

Three Panel Soul » Archive » on Perl

  1. I’m not sure this just applies to Perl…
  2. … I’ve never had moments like this before… Nope. Never. I swear.

The best/worst thing about working at a place that manages to destroy svn log history every time they merge trunk because they haven’t figured out how to do it properly, is that I’ll never find out if that code was me.

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I don't even follow cricket. :(

  • British SysAdmin: shame you don't play cricket
  • Me: … why?
  • British SysAdmin: Aussie is losing
  • Me: Haven't they been losing for the last couple years, or am I thinking of England? :P
  • British SysAdmin: now now, don't get nasty ;)
  • Me: That wasn't intentionally meant to be a burn, that was a genuine question. Oops. :P
  • Team Lead: UNINTENTIONAL BURN!!!

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This is today.
That is all.

This is today.

That is all.

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Recruiters

  • Recruiter: Hi I'm from [recruiting firm] and I've got an ASP .NET role in Perth I think might be suitable for you
  • Me: That's not actually my skillset
  • Recruiter: Oh… *ruffles paper* Ah PHP.
  • Me: Yes.
  • Recruiter: So what do you do?
  • Me: PHP, front end web, Javascript, Backbone…
  • Recruiter: Oh you said Java?
  • Me: Java and Javascript are two different things.
  • Recruiter: Oh… Well you obviously know more than me. So what are you doing now?
  • Me: Working telecommute for a company in Melbourne that contracts to FOX.
  • Recruiter: Oh you're in Melbourne now? My information must be really old.
  • Me: No, your information is current. I telecommute from Perth.
  • Recruiter: I see… and that was Foxtel?
  • Me: No, FOX in the US.
  • Recruiter: Ah I see. Well I specialise in companies in Perth and I don't do much PHP.
  • Me: Yes I know, Perth is a .NET shop at the moment
  • Recruiter: I see you've previously worked at [past employer where I burned out]. Is there an opportunity that you would consider returning to that company for?
  • Me: [inside voice] HAHAHAHA [outside voice] No.
  • Recruiter: Well… if you're interested in other opportunities, I'll drop you an email and you can send me an updated CV.
  • Me: Okay sure.
  • Recruiter: I'm sorry…
  • As Jono said, this call was one step away from phishing, and so much worse.

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Looking up Zend Framework 2 documentation and articles for work.  The Disqus module on one of the articles recommended this link to me.
I think it’s trying to tell me something.

Looking up Zend Framework 2 documentation and articles for work.  The Disqus module on one of the articles recommended this link to me.

I think it’s trying to tell me something.

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Work has this thing where they like to create hero avatars for their staff.  You fill out a questionnaire of very difficult questions (they really are) and describe what sort of avatar you want, and they draw one up for you and put it on a mug.
It’s really cheesy, but kinda neat at the same time.
This one is mine, fresh off the presses.
The backstory isn’t entirely accurate. The descriptive elements of my questionnaire were apparently not as thorough as they could have been.  And this is going to be yet another thing for Kris to want to have words about in terms of character accuracy.
Let’s just say these kinds of shenanigans would probably have crossed my mind at some point.

(via Solace | Superhero by HEROized)

Work has this thing where they like to create hero avatars for their staff.  You fill out a questionnaire of very difficult questions (they really are) and describe what sort of avatar you want, and they draw one up for you and put it on a mug.

It’s really cheesy, but kinda neat at the same time.

This one is mine, fresh off the presses.

The backstory isn’t entirely accurate. The descriptive elements of my questionnaire were apparently not as thorough as they could have been.  And this is going to be yet another thing for Kris to want to have words about in terms of character accuracy.

Let’s just say these kinds of shenanigans would probably have crossed my mind at some point.

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The other squirrel I met yesterday. This one in Santa Monica.

I have much love for the squirrels in LA.  Such patient and tolerant animals.

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