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Dilbert_X
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Flaming? Just reminded you of what you yourself had claimed.
Apparently it was all an elaborately constructed fantasy.

Who knows what else is fantasy?
Epstein didn't kill himself
uziq
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yore an idiot and i can't help you.
Dilbert_X
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Which of us is staying up until 3am and getting up at 5am to post here?
Epstein didn't kill himself
uziq
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why are you so preternaturally concerned with my sleeping patterns? it's a bit creepy.

i've already offered you a webcam. i work from home all day, i have bf2s open all day. it's a fun respite from work and depressing news cycles.

well done for only coming on twice a day at specified times. is that when your dad isn't using the office?
Pochsy
Artifice of Eternity
+692|4236|Toronto
I don't know what uzi does, but mid-day naps on lunch are a lifestyle choice I've made while working from home. I keep the work cellphone on the nightstand just in case, and sometimes even snooze an extra 5min and then don't piss all afternoon to make up the time. let me know if you need details. I have them.
The shape of an eye in front of the ocean, digging for stones and throwing them against its window pane. Take it down dreamer, take it down deep. - Other Families
uziq
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people don't tend to sign in on teams/outlook for my job much before 10. that went for regular office days, pre-corona, too. tend to work 7 hours or so a day from 10--whenever. up to 2 hours for lunch. it's very relaxed.

what dilbert is referring to is that i was posting at 3am after napping after dinner earlier this week. i ate a whole bag of lindt easter chocolates and sugar nope'd out from about 8--10 pm. a classic 'beetus nap. so i couldn't sleep until 3.30am that night. the day after i obviously only made it until about 10pm on my regular day. i went to bed really early because i was zapped. so i woke up at like 5am and was posting on bf2s by about 5.30. none of this means anything except that i keep a bf2s tab open and keep my own hours at work.

how ridiculous is it that the guy is monitoring my online patterns this much? deeply fucking weird.
Pochsy
Artifice of Eternity
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I only know one former classmate who landed in publishing, and it seems like a pretty good deal. As long as the work is done, nobody really asks questions. She also told me the crunch times are pretty horrible, but I guess it's good with the bad, as in most industries.
The shape of an eye in front of the ocean, digging for stones and throwing them against its window pane. Take it down dreamer, take it down deep. - Other Families
uziq
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yep, deadlines, particularly print deadlines, are not really negotiable. printers have print jobs lined up for weeks, if not months ahead. they don't appreciate you dropping them files late or according to your own whim. the pre-press process and set-up actually takes a decent chunk of their time.

for the rest, yep, the managerial attitude goes with the dress-code: casual as you like. i only dress up or act punctual if i'm dealing with authors. that pertained more in book publishing than academic publishing. most of my authors now aren't even in the same country, and there's much less of a 'liquid luncheon' culture. academics network at conferences. it's a 'loafers and lanyards' culture.

are you being corralled into lots of zoom or video conferences? they are weirdly exhausting. i've actually been signing out of all the comms platforms in between important meetings. the days feel more demanding, not less, than the regular office routine.
Pochsy
Artifice of Eternity
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I've noticed the same. Now everything needs to be scheduled and run on time. There's no stopping by Deb's desk to shoot the shit an ask a quick question. Nobody wants to be seen to be leaving someone out, so what used to be a tete-a-tete is now a group chat, with the other 3 people sitting in silence looking bored. Only the older staffers want to use video chatting, not realizing anyone under 40 spent their youth testing out that world and finding it isn't all that cool to have to put a shirt on to use the phone. I even had to position my wfh setup so the laptop webcam faces the one blank wall in my house. Fuck that noise.
The shape of an eye in front of the ocean, digging for stones and throwing them against its window pane. Take it down dreamer, take it down deep. - Other Families
KEN-JENNINGS
I am all that is MOD!
+2,866|5325|949

why don't you just put a piece of black tape over your webcam?

I always repeat the same lame joke when in web meetings and asked why I'm not sharing my handsome face- "i'm the strong, silent type and I was horribly disfigured in a car accident as a child". It's usually enough to throw them off.
uziq
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haha. i invested in some semi-formal pyjamas. passes for a button down shirt from the top up. from the waist down i'm naked, still erect from my latest methamphetamine binge, masturbating furiously whilst trying to outwit dilbert.
uziq
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KEN-JENNINGS wrote:

why don't you just put a piece of black tape over your webcam?

I always repeat the same lame joke when in web meetings and asked why I'm not sharing my handsome face- "i'm the strong, silent type and I was horribly disfigured in a car accident as a child". It's usually enough to throw them off.
the best strategy for this is to commit to a 'i don't have a webcam' excuse from day 1 and to just keep to this line. i've mostly done that with wider company meetings. they can look at my pretty static picture instead.
Pochsy
Artifice of Eternity
+692|4236|Toronto

KEN-JENNINGS wrote:

why don't you just put a piece of black tape over your webcam?

I always repeat the same lame joke when in web meetings and asked why I'm not sharing my handsome face- "i'm the strong, silent type and I was horribly disfigured in a car accident as a child". It's usually enough to throw them off.
No shit, I tried that. I didn't tape over it, but instead disabled it in the settings. Next day my director was concerned my laptop was "a bad apple" and was immediately going to have one couriered to my house. I miraculously got it working again within the hour, somehow.
The shape of an eye in front of the ocean, digging for stones and throwing them against its window pane. Take it down dreamer, take it down deep. - Other Families
uziq
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my work insisted on sending me their crappy microsoft surface laptop and accessories. i have a work MacBook pro and a desktop PC. they still insisted. it's just sitting in its little travel case. i hate work laptops.
Pochsy
Artifice of Eternity
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Unfortunately, I have to use the government laptop for security reasons. Mostly just document controls so I can't send files to the media. Honestly I don't deal with anything all that confidential. Maybe I know who's going to benefit from a policy, or who got fucked while the sausage was being made. That's about it.

What I miss most is having 2 good monitors. Excel is trash on a 15 inch screen.
The shape of an eye in front of the ocean, digging for stones and throwing them against its window pane. Take it down dreamer, take it down deep. - Other Families
KEN-JENNINGS
I am all that is MOD!
+2,866|5325|949

most computers/laptops these days come with the little switch at the top where you can toggle the webcam on and off.

One time i was in a bluejeans conference with some colleagues in Taiwan and one of our huuuuge customers and I was sharing my screen. I went to the browser to go to my dropbox i think and of course when i went to the address bar a pornhub link was right there. I'm almost certain no one in Taiwan caught it, but can't be certain. I immediately muted my mic and started laughing.

Just get a docking station for your laptop and a splitter. That's what I do...
Jay
Bork! Bork! Bork!
+2,003|4051|London, England
Thankfully, none of my calls have been video. None of us want anything to do with it, thank god.
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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uziq wrote:

i never made fun of your depression. i’ve commented on your anti-psychotics because half your posts here you delete, and the half of the ones you do post are in this affectless tone where you write the worst most racist, sexist, hateful stuff imaginable. like a person on anti-psychotic drugs. your posting patterns are weird. depression doesn’t have anything to do with it.
My post aren't hateful. I am in fact possibly the friendliest and easiest to get along with person here.

Look, I think you just need to apologize to Dilbert, and me for all the mean things you have said. After that we can move on from this and go back to the way things were before. The ball is in your court. I eagerly await your response.
Dilbert_X
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Epstein didn't kill himself
uziq
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SuperJail Warden wrote:

uziq wrote:

i never made fun of your depression. i’ve commented on your anti-psychotics because half your posts here you delete, and the half of the ones you do post are in this affectless tone where you write the worst most racist, sexist, hateful stuff imaginable. like a person on anti-psychotic drugs. your posting patterns are weird. depression doesn’t have anything to do with it.
My post aren't hateful. I am in fact possibly the friendliest and easiest to get along with person here.

Look, I think you just need to apologize to Dilbert, and me for all the mean things you have said. After that we can move on from this and go back to the way things were before. The ball is in your court. I eagerly await your response.
i know your real name now so be careful  m8. don't push me!!!

i will acknowledge dilbert as a human being and not a soul-less ginger when he actually ventures anything of himself on this forum. as it stands i'm not being cross-examined by the invisible inquisitor over there who's too chickenshit to even post a picture or divulge anything of his life to the only friends and social contact he has in this world.

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Dilbert_X
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I've divulged plenty.
Epstein didn't kill himself
uziq
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plenty of FANTASIES!
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
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I'm not ginger - cold hard fact.
Epstein didn't kill himself
Finray
Hup! Dos, Tres, Cuatro
+2,624|4482|Catherine Black
That was a riveting read.
https://i.imgur.com/qwWEP9F.png
uziq
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lockdown at its 'locked inside the big brother house' peak.

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