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    Default I\'m bored

    I'm stuck at work, less than 1/2 way though a 26 hour shift (yes you read that right). If all goes well, all I have to do is wait for an alarm that won't happen. Even if it does happen, I have to click 2 buttons on a pc. No one else around. On to of that I don't get paid OT

    Well, at least I have a job

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    Did you count the holes in the ceiling yet?

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    Interestingly enough, it seems that whenever I had to pull an exceptionally long shift it was because there was just too freaking much happening to get it done.

    An extra-long shift with nothing happening - and with no one else around, could be rather bad.

    I know I'd probably finish a couple of books, straighten every one of my files, listen to music - loud, and drink copious amounts of tea.

    By the time I got out of there I'd probably be right wired!

    Take care, Charlie!

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    You need portable video games, I recommend Game Boy Advance SP, Or if you are into something a little more "out of the ordinary" go with the NeoGeo Pocket Color. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    What in the hell lead to you working a 26 hour shift and not getting paid overtime! What do you do?

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    Well I wasn't on chat so I don't know if you were on, but man, if your ever bored get on CPF Chat!!!! There are some funny people there. A lot of them have a lot of flashaholic experience, are excellent modders... etc.

    Not only can you learn a lot of CPF chat, but you can have a ton of fun! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    [ QUOTE ]
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    What in the hell lead to you working a 26 hour shift and not getting paid overtime! What do you do?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Computer Programmer. I'm supporting my company in coverage of the CA elections (don't ask for info on it for another 10-20 minute, or better yet, just watch the news). I worote a totally automated program that deals with the elections results. Note the "totally automated" part. I'm here just in case the program crashes, and they need it fixed. I have a workstation all ready to go. Of course, in 2 years of elections, plus all the simulations (2x/week for the last 3 months) there has never been a software failure makes this highly unlikely. But they want me here. We'll be done with coverage agound 9:00am tomorrow am Pacific time, which is Noon EST where I am. I've been at work since 1000 est

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    chat indeed! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    looke is right...there are some funny looking people on chat [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/icon15.gif[/img]

    next time this happens, bring all your lights and a bunch of napkins, toothpicks, and nye lube.
    i don't have many lights, but can easily spend hours cleaning and relubing them! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/eek.gif[/img]

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    Not to fear KC2IXE, roth gets peoples' names right on chat usually, but for some reason has a hard time on CPF. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thinking.gif[/img]

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    what the hell?!

    sorry illy...i identify people by avatar, and i thought that was looke's avatar... (wasn't he working on it in chat one day?)

    anyway, why aren't you on now? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    Ahhhhhh! Now it makes sense, Charlie. You're on a "Man and Dog" shift!

    You know, one of those where the man is there to feed the dog and walk him on occasion and the dog is there to make sure the man doesn't touch anything? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    Hate those.


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    What happens if you push the 2 buttons without the alarm, does the porn chick win. I like her............but don't tell sasha...... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/twakfl.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/eek.gif[/img]

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    What happens if you push the 2 buttons without the alarm, does the porn chick win. I like her............but don't tell sasha...... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/twakfl.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/eek.gif[/img]

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    We switch to the backup data feed, which is slightly slower. Hit the 2 buttons again, we switch back. I could automate that too, but the powers that be decided they want that to be a manual process

    We did get a few feature requests for the client program (another part of the entire system). That will take about 3 hours the on Friday or Monday. New screen was coded with an incomplete spec, and we're getting, "it doesn't auto refresh when you switch away and come back" My reply - well, if you told me you wanted it to do that, it would, but you didn't

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    what the hell?!

    sorry illy...i identify people by avatar, and i thought that was looke's avatar... (wasn't he working on it in chat one day?)

    anyway, why aren't you on now? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    Wow roth, maybe you need some sleep tonight for once!

    I was the person who was working on my avatar in chat. Then I had the problem cause of loggy's weird linking... is it coming back to you now?

    I believe Lukas does have a similar avatar, but anyways... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/whoopin.gif[/img]

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    ...jeesh

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    Tomas,
    Please assure me there's not a full size image of your avatar sitting around somewhere. That is not a pretty sight, but those are some nice legs. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hahaha.gif[/img]

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    Lol. It's okay mr. lathe monster. Good times.

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    Biker -- don't you see the Trademark symbol next to my avatar??? Well...neither do I, but that doesn't make a difference. Don't horn in on my territory bud. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yellowlaugh.gif[/img]

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    see! very similar!

    illy's is a 1w ld and lookes is a 5w hd though [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

    i need to start refering to people as "hey you!" [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jpshakehead.gif[/img]

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    DieselDave, I'm sorry to say that a small 600X600 pixel version of that was posted in one of the CPF forums within the past week - it is, after-all, October, and Halloween is coming up shortly. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

    Besides, something like that tends to scare monsters away ...


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    Well, while we're all not making sense (I'll have to hit chat one of these days) I'd like to say I lived a lifetime while working overtime in aiport security, but found normal life very familiar once I returned to it. After being awake for over 24 hours. I'm a lightweight. There's nothing more surreal being awake over a couple of days while still being able to pass a pee test.

    P.S. There's something about Mary who made me forget about normal life for a brief moment in time [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

    P.P.S there's a certain number of holes per ceiling tile. Once you figure that out all you have to do is figure out how many ceiling tiles there are. And then multiply.

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    Ah, yes, Sasha. The Third World Travelers pastime. The floor tiles then the ceiling tiles then the flyspecks on the tiles. Occasionaly you get something different, like waiting under a tree with a BIG snake in it in some God-forsaken jungle while they scrounged around for enough batteries to start our MI-8 helicopter. Snake watching me watching snake watching me watching snake watching me watching snake watching me watching snake til it got bored and slithered down and off into swamp.

    Them was the "Good Old Days"???

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