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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby robespierre » Fri May 13, 2016 8:21 pm

Sounds like Friday the 13th is bad luck!
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby Trippynet » Sat May 14, 2016 2:00 am

uunix wrote:Bit of porn.. bit of horror channel.. bit of moving 20 PC's to the new domain at work... APART FROM ONE!! ONE CLUSTER FSCK !! One cluster fsck who after multiple emails attaining to the said domain transfer to NOT turn their computer off on Friday the 13ths May.. TURNED HIS OFF!!! It would be nice that I had set up each PC to wake on lan.. but I never, and I have to go in tomorrow! MY fault for not thinking about people not doing as they are told.

Well, for this, he will at least suffer from remote shut downs at the worst time and I might even delete the occasional important file! (of cause I'd copy it to some location first and claim I saved his life... ) this from a guy that gave me 6.5 out of ten for a perfect cuppa just because the cup wasn't to the brim!.. GRRRRRR!!!


I found a few weeks back that you can never, ever trust people at work when it comes to simple matters like these.

We've been migrating from an ancient file server to a new storage solution recently. As the old server was severely ancient, very slow, and had 9TB on it, we decided to perform the migration in stages. We did a test migration first of everything and ran tests with some of the key users to ensure it worked, then we re-synced several folders and sent out a communication across the business clearly detailing that the migration was happening in stages, and listing a limited number of shares which had been moved.

So far, so good, and no complaints when we turned off the first batch of old shares. The following week, we migrated the second pile of folders across and sent the second communication out. Then, we received a worried e-mail from a user "a load of my files have disappeared". Turns out he ignored the part of out communication saying "this is a phased transition across several weeks", never bothered to check and see which shares had been migrated, and instead had decided to re-map *all* of his shares to the new server (the new server uses a root share with permissions to manage access to sub-folders, and his share had some permissions left over from the earlier testing phase).

Hence, when we'd re-synced the next batch of folders prior to the second stage of migrations, this had nuked all the stuff he'd been working on for the past week and was saving to the wrong place. Cue lots of scrabbling around with backups, lots of wasted time, and stern words from our regional IT leader to the guy about the importance of not making blind assumptions when it comes to company data.
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby theinonen » Sat May 14, 2016 2:57 am

Sitting in Helsinki and preparing for half marathon. Will be hard as have not trained almost at all this year.

I ran one time 5 kilometers last week and it felt pretty bad.

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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby Shiunbird » Sat May 14, 2016 3:19 am

theinonen wrote:Sitting in Helsinki and preparing for half marathon. Will be hard as have not trained almost at all this year.

I ran one time 5 kilometers last week and it felt pretty bad.


I feel you. I did 8km on Wednesday after 4 months without running and I thought my heart was coming out of my mouth.

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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby guardian452 » Tue May 17, 2016 8:54 pm

Ran 6.5 miles in and around long beach CA today. Was a good time 8-)

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Unread postby vishnu » Tue May 17, 2016 9:43 pm

Skied 10 days in a row at A-Basin in Summit County, Colorado, got back last night. Legs feel like lead but was also a good time. :mrgreen:
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby jimmer » Wed May 18, 2016 12:20 am

I'm wondering whether I should boot redbox and hide in the imperfect yet familiar world of the 1990's or spend the rest of the day continuing the catch-up I've been doing wrt. 'mobile first' and its partner in crime 'responsive design'.

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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby commodorejohn » Wed May 18, 2016 7:00 am

What you should do is shoot anyone who says "mobile first," and then explain to them as they lay dying that webpages that are actually designed sensibly as webpage and not as glorified print advertisements are already responsive.
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby guardian452 » Thu May 19, 2016 8:41 pm

I only ever browse the web on my mobile device, and I think we (desktop-avoiding users) are fast becoming the majority. I have a mac for work-stuff but work-stuff rarely involves web browsing.

I would rather use a desktop version of a site on my phone than a poorly designed mobile site. So, yes, they should be putting effort into this area. As somebody who makes the vast majoirty of his purchases over the internet (incl. clothes, groceries, various sundries for the shop, airline, hotels, cars, etc). It all works on a mobile device.

If I want to buy something and your site does not work on my phone or even ipad I will gleefully go to a competitor. I just purchased a Kemper fume extractor (smartmaster) because they had a site that worked well on mobile, far better than their competitors. The video sold me. http://kemperamerica.com/filtration-units/smartmaster/ Although technically, I purchased over the phone, they actually answered and were very friendly. (what is better than not having a phone number listed is having one where nobody answers or calls back)


I disagree about apps being where it's at, tho. There are enough good mobile sites out there to prove that a native app is not necessary. (Looking at you, Freshdesk! :evil: )

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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby pentium » Thu May 19, 2016 9:02 pm

I pulled all the digital guts out of a Guitar Hero drum set and replaced it with an Arduino Pro Mini microcontroller.
Now the $10 second hand drum set is a MIDI enabled drum instrument.

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There's a video on how to do this, by the way. ;)
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby commodorejohn » Thu May 19, 2016 9:09 pm

Hell of a Sound Canvas you've got it hooked into :D
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby jan-jaap » Fri May 20, 2016 12:05 am

pentium wrote:Now the $10 second hand drum set is a MIDI enabled drum instrument.

Awesome hack!
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby guardian452 » Sun May 22, 2016 9:03 am

Trippynet wrote:Well, I flew back from a training course the other day. The plane was a small 30 seater JetStream plane, and as you can see from the picture, there was a grand total of 1 passenger (ie, me).

Quite nice having your own personal jet and stewardess for a flight (who kindly took this picture). Also had a nice chat with the pilot too before we took off - he said it seemed rather daft to use the tannoy for one person, so just came and spoke to me direct. Definitely one of the more memorable and enjoyable flights I've had :-)

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I can never compete with a whole airliner to myself, but empty seats are happening more often lately. Either it's a location thing or a seasonal thing? I had an empty seat (the best seat buddy is no seat buddy!!) last week (LAX to IAH) and then another whole row to myself (IAH to CLT) Both flights were on time.
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pentium wrote:I pulled all the digital guts out of a Guitar Hero drum set and replaced it with an Arduino Pro Mini microcontroller.
Now the $10 second hand drum set is a MIDI enabled drum instrument.

There's a video on how to do this, by the way. ;)

That is pure titties, I love it! :mrgreen:

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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby devv » Sun May 22, 2016 10:34 am

Working on building my e-commerce platform, and listening to the song Robosonic - Worst Love, which is also available on YT and features a pretty funny video clip. (The video clip they used is unrelated to the song, it is from one of the sequels of movie called "Lemon Popsicle")
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby uunix » Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:42 am

ivelegacy wrote:who's been a good boy? who's been a bad boy?
"American Horror Story" I am watching the first series, "Murder House"
even Gaga, whose tastes are exemplary, likes the series :D :D :D

That is a good series, unlike the second one.
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