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How many people actually want fully on-site IT jobs?
  • The office is 3 day a week onsite, w Mon and Fri remote.

    I have to be on site Tue - Thur to support the users.

    I go in most Mon and Fri because it's the only time I know I have physical access to the systems.

    My support work is largely "remote", in that I can manage my systems 99% of the time better from my office than in the room, and I really like my setup.

    Aside from physically rebooting hardware that's too frozen to reboot remotely, or replacing defective hardware, I can work 100% from anywhere I have internet.

    Thing is, I love the company I work for, the end users and various IT and facilities staff that support my work are all great people.

    The only close friends I have all moved far away decades ago, so the "water cooler" is the only real social interaction I get.

    I do spend a ridiculous amount to live 15 minutes from the office so the commute isn't a concern.

  • And people who don't read make fun of you for it.
  • Thing is, I know she knows exactly what she is saying. The context is correct, she knows what the words mean, she just didn't grow up around people who spoke that wide a vocabulary, and while working in blue collar trades, she was looked down on for all them fancy college words.

    She can swear with the best pipe fitters, well, because she was a union pipe fitter.

    Language is so fluid, people who get too hung up on syntax and not the substance really annoy me.

    When I was in the military, one of the smartest people I knew was from the bayou of Louisiana. To me, a yank, he sounded like a complete idiot, and in fact I often couldn't understand him when we first met. Once I was able to look past his mode of speech, and actually listen to him, I realised what an ignorant fuck I was being.

  • A supportive husband
  • I've never played it on anything else so it's hard to judge.

    Only got it a month ago, and have only beaten the basic game once so far, though I've made what feel to me giant bases.

    Haven't noticed any slow down aside from when autosave is happening. Haven't made the kind of monstrosities I've seen on youtube so I don't know where the limits are.

    As someone who has wanted to play it for ages I'm having a great time with it.

    Reminds me of Kerbal Space Program on PS4, the controls are very complex for a controller, but they did a great job using multiple button shift functions to map a hell of a lot to the inputs available.

  • A supportive husband
  • I used to call it the Zelda machine, but now that factorio is on Switch, I guess that isnt quite true any more.

    I go between PS4 and a switch pro control often, and it's not that they all use the letters / symbols for different buttons, it's that Xbox and Sony agree what button position is used for what as default, enter, back, etc.

    Nintendo breaks that symmetry, and put the enter button on A, so when I go to watch a movie on playstation I'm constantly exiting the menu because that position is O, the back button for Playstation.

  • what kind of run are you doing right now?
  • I only recently got the game, and last night I finally built rocket silo in vanilla.

    Little did i realise how much stuff it takes to actually craft a rocket.

    So now i am in the "scrap everything else and feed the silo I want to finally finish this game" run.

    Did not learn about robots until very late in the game, and so I'm making a complete mess trying to retro fit them into my base.

    As a new player, and programmer by profession, I have to say, this game has changed the way I think and code and I absolutely love it.

    Next play through I'm going to try and build a bus, and make all my sub components in separate areas instead of zones for each science. I built myself into way too many corners and couldnt scale much.

  • Average U.S. vehicle age hits record 12.6 years as high prices force people to keep them longer
  • Requirements for a car. 1: All wheel drive 2: Small station wagon 3: Manual transmission 4: No touch screen 5: Does not connect to internet

    Yup, looks like 2014 is the newest car I can buy.

    Get your shit together car companies and maybe I'll be interested in you products again.

  • [Playstation Lifestyle] Half of PlayStation Users Are Playing on Older Consoles, Not PS5
  • I have my PS3 and PS4 Pro, and all the games I could want. Switch for Zelda and Factorio.

    Other than the Demons souls remake, there isn't a PS5 exclusive yet that's made me want to buy one.

    I suspect it will be GTA-6 when I finally get one and that's late 2025.

  • Which do you prefer? A triple monitor setup? Or one single 32:9 ultrawide monitor?
  • Home office has a single ultra wide plus my laptop screen under it. Work on the big screen, YouTube and teams on the laptop.

    At work I have an ultra wide with a 16:9 portrait display (turned 90 degrees) on the side. That leaves the big space for work, and the side one for teams, YouTube, and any documents I have to reference.

    First time using a portrait display, and it is so much nicer for reading PDFs and the like.

  • Patient gamers, what are your favourite city builders?
  • I just found out last week factorio is on a system that I own. Turns out there was a major addiction missing in my life.

    As a programmer, I knew I would enjoy it. What I didn't realise was that in just a week it would literally make me better at my job.

    I'm playing the game, and solving problems for work, I'm working, and solving problems in the game, in a huge feedback loop.

    Can a video game make you better person? I'm not sure, but if they can, this and Kerbal Space Program are the ones to do it.