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Simon's Avatar Picture Simon – December 18, 2007 07:38PM Reply Quote
For all your work woes.

Simon – December 18, 2007 07:43PM Reply Quote
I don't know if I've mentioned it around here but I work for a company that makes stock icons. At the present we only do Windows XP and Vista style icons. For almost as long as I've worked here I've been advocating that we do Mac style icons as well. My boss actually agrees with me that we should do them but it's never been a priority because of time constraints and the fact that our client base is all windows based (meaning windows stuff take priority).

Now some guy is haranguing us because we don't "support macintosh".


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/18/2007 07:44PM by Simon.

rino – December 18, 2007 09:53PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Probably me.

Simon – December 19, 2007 01:10AM Reply Quote
Heh, after I posted that it occurred to me that the guy could be reader of these boards since he's a filemaker developer too. (I checked his name, I don't think he is) It also occurred to me that I should clarify that it's not a 'bitch" but more isn't it ironic that I'm a Mac guy and now I have to defend why my company doesn't 'support Macintosh'.

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dharlow – December 19, 2007 03:53AM Reply Quote
That is funny, I probably know who it is too, as all of us FileMaker devs seem to know each other.


El Jeffe – December 19, 2007 10:12AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Our CEO just dropped the F BOMB on a public conference call.

What a journey.

ddt – December 19, 2007 10:56AM Reply Quote
awesome! what was the context? having a problem with the phone, in the middle of a public sentence, he thought mute was on and was talking about a co-worker?


El Jeffe – December 19, 2007 11:06AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
he was mighty disheveled/perturbed. and he said (thinking his line was muted) to his VP "Steve, if there's no more calls let's get the fuck outta here".

What a journey.

John Willoughby – December 19, 2007 12:46PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support

El Jeffe – December 19, 2007 01:30PM Reply Quote
What a journey.

ARL (Moderator) – December 20, 2007 02:14AM Reply Quote

Cloudscout – December 22, 2007 08:38PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I am off of work until January 2nd. The best part is, thanks to creative application of floating holidays and regular holidays, I will only have to use two days of PTO.

ghidorah – December 22, 2007 10:07PM Reply Quote
Raise taxes on cavemen. --jw

gonna get your swerve on with Rockstar?

Cloudscout – January 24, 2008 01:48PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
So, the guy who sits next to me is, in fact, the one who was indicted on ecstasy charges. He told his boss that he had to leave for Texas last week for an emergency. His dad lives there and he has taken a lot of time off over the last two years to take care of him... so he says. Except he received a package from Texas yesterday which I thought was odd... why would someone from Texas send a package to him here if he was down there? So I looked on PACER and found the case files and noticed the address on one of the search warrants was, in fact, his home address. I also saw the conditions of his release which forbid him from leaving the State of Minnesota. Then I saw that a bench warrant had been issued for him last week and that he had an arraignment scheduled for Friday.

The weird thing is, I wouldn't have known anything about this if not for an odd set of circumstances. I read the news online every morning before I go to work and when I went to read it a few weeks ago, there was a story about a bunch of guys indicted for distributing ecstasy. Normally I wouldn't even click on that kind of story but for some reason, I did... and then I noticed a familiar name. What's even weirder is that the story was a couple of weeks old but was the top story on the front page of the Star Tribune website at that moment. It must have been a glitch because the story was gone a few minutes later and could only be found by searching their archives.

I kind of wish I hadn't known. I feel kind of bad for him. He's a really nice guy. I feel even worse for his family... he has a wife and two small children. There is a chance that this is a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time and I hope it really ends up being that way.

El Jeffe – January 24, 2008 02:00PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Pacer? The NBA is in cahoots with the DEA?

What a journey.

El Jeffe – January 24, 2008 03:28PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Now that we might be shifting to our "plan B" (aka DUAL) income stream, my wife has found in two days like 3 jobs she has her pick of. I'd hate to think if she really put more days into it how many options she'd have. I am impressed. Being out of the job market for 11 years has not tarnished her.

What a journey.

John Willoughby – January 24, 2008 05:17PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
El Jeffe
Being out of the job market for 11 years has not tarnished her.

That's YOUR job.

SoupIsGood Food – January 25, 2008 03:41AM Reply Quote
I'm now an expert in Checkpoint, Sidewinder, Pix, Proventia, and Netscreen, I can say with authority, all of their tools to manage and stage changes suck so hard, Silicone Valley is looking to hire away their engineers. Also, my bosses are idiots.

Them: We know NSM is slow as molasses when more than three people log on at a time, despite being a simple database update and file push. So, we just blew 12 grand on a shiny new Sun Niagra because our engineers told us to!

Us: Still slow.

Them: Oh, our engineers didn't tell us that the NSM process is single-threaded, so going to Niagra makes things slower.

Us: We've written a multi-threaded, multi-platform firewall management app in Python.

Them: It sucks, die.

Us: We dieeeeeee!

Yeah, work sucks.

rino – January 25, 2008 12:22PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Work does suck.

Get this -- been asking for a real hosting environment for about 6 years. You know the type: you can deploy a php script anywhere, you've got a data-warehouse from your CMS, the front-end guys can add aliases and other basic apache conf mods

... for 5.95/mo I get better service. I've basically been hamstrung in where I could take my skills. Yes, I can learn things outside of work and have been working on that but come on... we are embarrassed when hiring time comes and we have to explain our nipple dick hosting situation.

John Willoughby – February 01, 2008 07:20PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Thursday was my last day at my job. Came home to an IRS inquiry (stock options from my last job got reported to the IRS twice, but I only received and paid tax on the money once... not sure how to defend this one), and a four-year-old puking like a geyser. Fun, fun, fun.

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