On one hand...



  • So it's 10pm, I'm sitting at work, only person in the building. In fact, I've been the only person in the building since like 5pm, we normally have every other Friday off (theoretically we work 9 hour days vs 8 hour days with a wacky split Friday to compensate). So, as I sit here waiting for the change I made to the core engine file to compile (being core, that means everything is compiling). I realize there are two main things about working late when no one else is here.

    One, the building is quiet and I can crank my music as loud as I want, and no one will disturb me.
    Two, everyone's computer is off. Meaning Incredibuild is just using my PC and the one dual-core build server to build. IT'S TAKING FOREVER.

    Oh well.

    And yes, I'm aware that being at work at 10pm on my day off is TRWTF.



  • @CodeNinja said:

    Meaning Incredibuild is just using my PC and the one dual-core build server to build. IT'S TAKING FOREVER.

    Turn on some more PCs? Meanwhile here it's 1pm and I'm at the playground with my son.



  • @Zemm said:

    @CodeNinja said:
    Meaning Incredibuild is just using my PC and the one dual-core build server to build. IT'S TAKING FOREVER.

    Turn on some more PCs? Meanwhile here it's 1pm and I'm at the playground with my son.


    Wouldn't work, the computer actually needs to be logged in to start the build agent, and I don't know anyone's password. Good idea, though! Have fun at the park.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

     Hold up. Are you doing an off-hours production rollout and don't have prebuilt binaries and update scripts ready to drop in and go, or are you taking a bullet and volunteered to stay late and fix something?

    If the former, WTF. In either case, TRWTF is that none of your cow-orkers volunteered to leave their workstation logged-in-but-locked.



  • @CodeNinja said:

    @Zemm said:
    @CodeNinja said:
    Meaning Incredibuild is just using my PC and the one dual-core build server to build. IT'S TAKING FOREVER.

    Turn on some more PCs? Meanwhile here it's 1pm and I'm at the playground with my son.


    Wouldn't work, the computer actually needs to be logged in to start the build agent, and I don't know anyone's password. Good idea, though! Have fun at the park.

    What stopped you logging on to multiple PCs with your own username and password?  Are accounts tied to a single PC in your workplace?



  • CodeNinja: "I'm sad"

    TDWTF: "lol fuck you"



  • It's sad because there's no one else to sword-fight with.



  • @Zecc said:

    It's sad because there's no one else to sword-fight with.

    That's it exactly. Also, one-sided office chair races aren't any fun. :(


    I was trying to catch up on some stuff that I fell behind on because they had me fixing a 'critical' problem with one user's computer crashing when loading certain files. It was only one computer, but it took a while to get the user to finally admit they weren't following protocol when getting nightly builds. Instead of uninstalling the old stuff, they were just installing over it, which apparently eventually resulted in a corrupted data file. In this case, it turns out it corrupted the brown goat entity, which resulted in anything with a brown goat in it to crash on load.

    Best part was, when I went to leave that night, I set the alarm off. Someone on the executive side of the building neglected to do the PA all-call before setting the alarm. TRWTF is that I was at my desk, moving around enough to trip the light motion sensors, but not enough to set off the alarm until I got halfway to the door.

    Ah, well, at least I got the crashes fixed.



  • @CodeNinja said:

    I was trying to catch up on some stuff that I fell behind on because they had me fixing a 'critical' problem with one user's computer crashing when loading certain files.
     

    .. and never thought to equip you with tools that would assist in this task (more processing power, pizza, etc)...?



  • @CodeNinja said:

    I set the alarm off
    I always have to re-read when people write that because, more often than not, my first interpretation is as "I set the alarm to 'turned off'". Not being a native speaker of English sucks sometimes.



  • @CodeNinja said:

    everyone's computer is off
     

    Why am I the only one who thinks this is TRWTF?



  • @levbor said:

    Why am I the only one who thinks this is TRWTF?

    Why have computers on when they're not being used? That's just a waste of power.



  • @Zecc said:

    @CodeNinja said:

    I set the alarm off
    I always have to re-read when people write that because, more often than not, my first interpretation is as "I set the alarm to 'turned off'". Not being a native speaker of English sucks sometimes.

     

    It's better than setting everybody's computer off, I wager.

     

    On some crossroads in the city, there's a warning signs that says "afslaande fietsers", where afslaan is a Dutch homophone for "going around a corner" and "turning off" as in engine failure, so I always imagine cyclists suddenly going blank-stared and falling off their bikes.



  • @dhromed said:

    It's better than setting everybody's computer off, I wager.
    Don't be silly, computers don't have emotions.

    @dhromed said:

    I always imagine cyclists suddenly going blank-stared and falling off their bikes.
    In Portuguese the word for secretary can also be used for a desk with drawers and "monitor" -- besides referring to a screen -- can also be applied to someone who supervises or oversees something.

    So back in college there was this paper sign saying candidates for a position as computer club monitor should ask for a meeting with the department's secretary. Me and a friend of mine envisioned a guy, arms laid in front of his face in a square shape, meeting a woman on all-fours with papers on her back.



  • @Zecc said:

    In Portuguese the word for secretary can also be used for a desk with drawers and "monitor" -- besides referring to a screen -- can also be applied to someone who supervises or oversees something.
    I'm slowly learning Spanish at the moment. Esposa as a noun is wife .. Esposa as a verb is (he/she/you) handcuffs.

    Languages are fun.



  • Hah!, I had no idea, even though we have the same word for wife. The internet tells me the word comes from 'spondere', Latin for 'to promise'.

    What I do know is that the Mitsubishi Pajero is named something else in Spanish-speaking countries. (because who would want to drive a Mitusbishi Masturbator?)

    Oh, and I just learned about the Mazda Laputa, among others.



  • Also:[quote user="this page I found"]Pakistani diplomat Miangul Akbar Zeb was recently declined accreditation as his nation’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia. The problem, it seems, is that his name is a genital reference in Arabic.

    Akbar is a common Muslim name that translates to “the greatest” or “the biggest.” Zeb is a relatively common Urdu name (زب) whose meaning in Arabic isn’t used in polite conversation. In other words, it’s a reference to the male genitals.

    That’s right: In Arabic, Akbar Zeb is “the biggest dick.”[/quote]



  • @Daniel15 said:

    @levbor said:
    Why am I the only one who thinks this is TRWTF?

    Why have computers on when they're not being used? That's just a waste of power.

    Oh, I don't know, to run virus scans, system updates, perform backups, renders...build processes. Computers can put themselves to sleep and consume very little power in that mode, but can wake when other tasks need to be run.



  • @Zecc said:

    because who would want to drive a Mitusbishi Masturbator?

    In Italian, "Mitusbishi Masturbator" is spelled "Ferrari".



  • @Zecc said:

    In Portuguese the word for secretary can also be used for a desk with drawers and "monitor" -- besides referring to a screen -- can also be applied to someone who supervises or oversees something.

    So back in college there was this paper sign saying candidates for a position as computer club monitor should ask for a meeting with the department's secretary. Me and a friend of mine envisioned a guy, arms laid in front of his face in a square shape, meeting a woman on all-fours with papers on her back.

    From Usenet, circa 1993:

    If to "man" a phone implies handing it over to a person of the male
    gender, then to "monitor" it suggests handing it over to a lizard

     



  • @Zecc said:

    In Portuguese the word for secretary can also be used for a desk with drawers and "monitor" -- besides referring to a screen -- can also be applied to someone who supervises or oversees something.

    Monitor can also mean someone who supervises or oversees something in English, but that usage has gone by the wayside; the only place I've heard it used in that sense is with the "hall monitors" in elementary schools - but do they even have those anymore? Of course, it's more commonly (when not referring to a computer monitor) used as a verb, such as "The police are monitoring suspicious activity in the neighborhood."

    Does this mean that the paranoiacs who think that their computers are watching them are right?



  • @ekolis said:

    @Zecc said:
    In Portuguese the word for secretary can also be used for a desk with drawers and "monitor" -- besides referring to a screen -- can also be applied to someone who supervises or oversees something.

    Monitor can also mean someone who supervises or oversees something in English, but that usage has gone by the wayside; the only place I've heard it used in that sense is with the "hall monitors" in elementary schools - but do they even have those anymore? Of course, it's more commonly (when not referring to a computer monitor) used as a verb, such as "The police are monitoring suspicious activity in the neighborhood."

    Does this mean that the paranoiacs who think that their computers are watching them are right?

    No, no, silly. YOU watch the COMPUTER. Haven't you ever watched a computer before?


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @Zecc said:

    In Portuguese the word for secretary can also be used for a desk with drawers and "monitor" -- besides referring to a screen -- can also be applied to someone who supervises or oversees something.
    No different from English then?



  • @Zecc said:

    among others.
    @Zecc said:
    "this page I found"

    Brillant!

    +1 cookie for you.

     


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