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On February 2, 2020 at 7:50 PM, Greatcoinz said:

Well there's one thing that's different. At last my last job, schedules were emailed to you weekly 10 Days in advance. This place, you get your schedule six weeks in advance. All good, until you realize your schedule is on a app that uses Windows 2008 to Operate. So basically, if you are not accessing your schedule at work, you have to install software that makes it compatible with Windows 2017 or something. Funny, for a multi-billion dollar company, they are really behind. If it works, it works I guess. 

That's more common than not.  When you get to a company that's multibillion dollar in size, the back end infrastructure grows in size with the business and migrating huge systems like that especially when there are interdependencies with other things is a very expensive resource consuming project.  Most places avoid doing that unless absolutely necessary so stuff like Citrix Client and similar pieces of software which spin up a virtual machine of whatever version of Windows is needed on the backend server the client software hooks into is pretty typical for large enterprises.

"->(Vendor Name)<- says you have to get off that version" is one of the most hated phrases we hear at work because of everything it implies.

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This is kinda alarming as much as a WTF moment:

Today at work, my coworker was explaining to a customer how a bracket to mount an electric fireplace is used and the customer was perplexed. However according to my coworker this customer works in construction building custom houses. :blink: :unsure:

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Today, I was fanning a Calgary Transit school run, Route 705.  Friday afternoon I tried to get it, but it was a fail.  Imagine my shock when I get the same bus that was a fail on Friday afternoon.  What a coincidence!

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WTF for a good chunk of the drive to work behind someone going so slowly and carefully.

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Eventually at a stop light I could see why...

 

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WTF, indeed.

From BlogTO:

Van Loaded With Groceries For Families In Need Gets Towed by Toronto Parking Authority

If there was every anything that nailed to a T how Toronto went from being "The city that works" when I was young back in the Walk The Dinosaur days to the third rate, small minded, cheap, miserly, nasty moneygrubbing shithole that it is now, this would be it.

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A few weeks ago I had a job interview, and I didn't hear back from them for a while so I assumed I wouldn't get it.

I had a virtual interview with them today, so I figured I might as well go in, practice my interview skills.

The indications are that they want to give me the job, and I'm not sure whether I should laugh or cry. After some months of difficulty, a job finally comes to me in the grips of a global pandemic. You can't make this shit up.

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Poo.

Well, I guess I'm not researching a parts purchase right now, at least not on Newark's website.  I guess maybe I do Digikey instead if it stays like that for a while.  It's been a long time since I've seen a customer facing website completely flame out like that.

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A WTF/LOL moment from work at Home Depot earlier today:

We are currently accepting online orders and a specific store has to be mentioned. Someone had placed an order and came to our store. He was angry that we didn't have his order. Come to find out, he had selected a store in OTTAWA (I'm at the Richmond Hill North location). I could understand placing it for a nearby store like the Richmond Hill south location which someone else did, but not Ottawa!

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Today I was heading to work on the Spadina subway. As I usually take the first northbound train, I try to get to St. George early. Despite all efforts, despite getting there early, my train was a good 13 minutes late without reason. The first northbound train is always the most full train but because of the delay, it was standing room only and no one was following social distancing guidelines. 

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Thankfully I was able to snag the good seat and take a nap for the majority of the trek up to Vaughan. 

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I won't lie, I find it impressive that a typical car can go that fast. But that's f*cking insane. Luckily no accident and no one got hurt! 

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/unbelievable-young-driver-caught-allegedly-speeding-308-km-h-on-ontario-highway-1.4932981?fbclid=IwAR09kWetn5z6E38R6b4ERSC0FvzYqEuBZ0g8pAPIM-BzgvJvSMn3kaK3bWE

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1 hour ago, Greatcoinz said:

I won't lie, I find it impressive that a typical car can go that fast. But that's f*cking insane. Luckily no accident and no one got hurt! 

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/unbelievable-young-driver-caught-allegedly-speeding-308-km-h-on-ontario-highway-1.4932981?fbclid=IwAR09kWetn5z6E38R6b4ERSC0FvzYqEuBZ0g8pAPIM-BzgvJvSMn3kaK3bWE

Thank goodness.  I'm kind of curious what kind of tires were on the car because at that kind of speed, they had to be well above their speed rating and into their safety margin for sure and if one blew out or shredded at >300 km/hr the results would've been catastrophic.

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What's the deal with the snow?? Back in 2016 I was incredulous that it snowed on May 7 and thought that it would be the #1 record for such a thing happening to me personally that I would tell everyone about in the future. Well, that record has been unseated today by the monstrosity outside. This entire year is backwards.

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Yesterday as I was getting off the subway, some chick ran her face right into my head as I was getting off the subway. 

She was trying to make the train but probably a risky move given this pandemic. 

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