Nobody likes to be called a dummy by a dummy.

Working Dead

So someone else noticed, too.  Typical stuff.

It reminds me that the reason I still enjoy working with computers, mostly, is because when there is "nothing to do", I still have plenty I can do and explore. 

Right now I'm exploring Wireshark and seeing if I can prove to my co-worker that IM'ing is totally not private :)
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
October 25th, 2007 1:41pm
I think plenty of people have noticed.

The question is how well positioned you are to do something about it, and how much you care about doing something about it.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
October 25th, 2007 1:49pm
What is kind of rough is that there are more of these places than not so you can't just hop till you find the right one because all the jumping around will make you hard to hire.
Permalink Send private email JoC 
October 25th, 2007 1:52pm
"What is kind of rough is that there are more of these places than not so you can't just hop till you find the right one because all the jumping around will make you hard to hire."

My attitude has always been that if there isn't work to do, I can always find something to do to treat my boredom. If there  is work to do, good.

What I would hate is to be somewhere I didn't have the tools I need...fat internet connection, multiple computers and monitors, no big brother shit.  I think this is why even though I'm not as good as some of you technically, I've always had a curiosity streak that makes me find out things before others think of them, and a knack for knowing the useful thing just in time.  My bosses have enjoyed that about me--makes me enthusiastic and good to work with when I'm not bitching at my idiot co-workers. :)
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
October 25th, 2007 1:59pm
"Solitaire. Solitaire. Solitaire. Porn.  Solitaire. Solitaire. Solitaire. Porn."

This would make me want to shoot myself in the head.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
October 25th, 2007 2:00pm
Also why staying in the military was not an option. Oh man, they got working-dead-itis in the military, real bad.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
October 25th, 2007 2:01pm
He seems to think jobs are either working-dead types or creative types. Oh, if only that were true.

It's actually working-dead, or make-work.
Fucking around pretending to work is better than some make work task that nobody really cares about.

If you bitch too much about having nothing to do, that's what you'll get.  Or the boot.
Permalink Send private email LH 
October 25th, 2007 2:12pm
I believe this is related to the 'superstar' meme. I'm considered a superstar and yet I work VERY slowly. But I work rather than play solitaire or talk on the cell. And so this old tortoise overtakes the fast young hare.

Being a superstar has nothing to do with extreme IQ or mad skills. It's simply a matter of sitting down and working.
Permalink Tic Tocs 
October 25th, 2007 4:01pm
Fast working dead zombies, or slow (Romero style) working dead zombies?
Permalink xampl 
October 25th, 2007 5:23pm
it makes sense to have working dead in the military.  you don't want your guys being responsible for too much if the likelihood of them becoming non-walking dead is high.
Permalink Kenny 
October 25th, 2007 6:01pm
wireshark is nice. try rtptools though. With that baby you can capture bits of people's porn and play it back at them when later on ...
Permalink $-- 
October 26th, 2007 5:14am
>Right now I'm exploring Wireshark and seeing if I can prove
>to my co-worker that IM'ing is totally not private :)

Skype is.
Permalink Send private email Colm 
October 26th, 2007 5:56am
Braiiiiiiiinnnnzz!
Permalink man on the stair 
October 26th, 2007 9:51am
So is IM'ing if you generate a PGP key pair and encode/decipher all the messages you send and receive.
Permalink Send private email JoC 
October 26th, 2007 11:01am

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