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computer lab insanity [May. 30th, 2001|12:01 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
I got to class an hour early. I'm a dumbass and don't even know when my classes are.

So, I came to the computer lab.

There's a guy in here loudly discussing starcraft strategy.

There's a guy advocating Macs and why their menus are better at the top.

Somebody's watching a video (with the sound on)

Somebody's playing a game (with the sound on).

Why do I come here?

I'm gonna go read.
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[User Picture]From: stephenbooth_uk
2001-05-30 12:16 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a scene straight out of our computer lab at work. There's me (an Oracle DBA), a UNIX guy, a Delphi/C/C++/Java development guy, an MCSE, A CNE and two CS students on their work experience year. Topics of conversation cover "Buffy", "X-Men", "Space: Above & Beyond" (and why the dogfights in that were far better than in any other show or film exect the 'Death Blossum' scene in "The Last Starfighter", "B5", "Star Trek", Nano Technology, /., US politics and on very rare occaisions the projects we're suposed to be working on whilst in the background one of the students is playing a game called IGN and the other is downloading film trailers from the Internet.

So now you know what to expect out in the world of work.

BTW somewhere in the midst of all that we've managed to be one of the most productive R&D/Design/Development IT/CS woreking in the UK. this is potentially quite worrying.
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[User Picture]From: ghettoango
2001-05-30 12:20 pm (UTC)

eyyy brad

eyyyyy
i went to modify journal that u can change thing like i saw a gurl site said www.livejournal.com/~badfish
i luv it
did she made it from paying it to u?
well if she does, how am i gonna pay u?
i live in canada and i have can money not usa money and how am i gonna pay u that to edit stuff for my journal?
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From: ex_ff928
2001-05-30 12:26 pm (UTC)

Re: eyyy brad

Try again, this time using coherent sentences.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-05-30 02:21 pm (UTC)

Re: eyyy brad

if ( client_addr equals 152.163.128.0 netmask 255.255.128.0
or client_addr equals 195.93.0.0 netmask 255.255.254.0
or client_addr equals 205.188.128.0 netmask 255.255.128.0 ) {
discard
}
else {
use ( web_pool )
}
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From: ex_ff928
2001-05-30 02:48 pm (UTC)

Re: eyyy brad

Ah, figures.
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[User Picture]From: matte
2001-05-30 01:28 pm (UTC)
Does Prince know you are stealing his gig??? I do not know which hurts more after reading that, my eyes or my brain...
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From: crowho
2001-05-30 11:52 pm (UTC)

Re: eyyy brad

haha
he said ey
and he is canadian
*snort*
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[User Picture]From: eyenot
2001-05-30 12:24 pm (UTC)
heh \m/,
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From: sheehan
2001-05-30 12:36 pm (UTC)

what lab was this?

i've never seen anybody playing games in the cs labs... i've seen a few people watch videos, but mostly with headphones...

--scott
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[User Picture]From: stephenbooth_uk
2001-05-30 12:49 pm (UTC)

Re: what lab was this?

Hah! When I were a student we never had any of this watching videos in the CS lab. We had VT220 green screen terminals on the Sequent Symetry box running Dynix and were glad of it. Games? Games? We played BSD Empire, Moria and LPMUD! Them were real games.

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Hah! When I were a student we never had any of this watching videos in the CS lab. We had VT220 green screen terminals on the Sequent Symetry box running Dynix and were glad of it. Games? Games? We played BSD Empire, Moria and LPMUD! Them were real games.

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[User Picture]From: stephenbooth_uk
2001-05-30 01:55 pm (UTC)

Re: what lab was this?

Arrrrggghhh! One day I'll remember about the > and <!

It should have been :

#include <monty_python_sketch.h>
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[User Picture]From: dpb
2001-05-30 12:53 pm (UTC)
What computer lab do you use?
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-05-30 02:22 pm (UTC)
sieg 329
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[User Picture]From: mattrope
2001-05-30 02:30 pm (UTC)

Computer Labs

How do people get games/movies installed on these computers? Aren't they locked down to prevent software installation by non-administrators? Are there no disk quotas?
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-05-30 02:39 pm (UTC)

Re: Computer Labs

NT workstations... insecure, stupid roaming profiles. You can do whatever... machines get rebuilt nightly, though.
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[User Picture]From: ghettoango
2001-05-30 03:19 pm (UTC)

Hey Brad

Have You Check The Site Out? www.livejournal.com/~badfish She Edit The Site Which It Good Did She Hafa Pay To Edit Her Site? Cause I Want One Like Her Site I Live In Canada And I Only Saw USA Money Cost How Do I Pay You? If I Live In Canada? Plz Contact Me Thank You Ghettoango
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[User Picture]From: noiresque
2001-05-30 04:52 pm (UTC)

Re: Hey Ghettoboy

Brad doesn't take kindly to people asking him technical questions and payment questions in his personal journal, I'd suggest you move your questions over to one of the support forums before he forces you to listen to copious amounts of Backstreet Boys.
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[User Picture]From: ghettoango
2001-05-30 05:22 pm (UTC)

Re: Hey Ghettoboy

Oh Sorry,I Went Ask A Question, Thx Sorry About Tha
Sorry Brad
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From: allengoodman
2001-05-30 07:26 pm (UTC)

Re: Hey Ghettoboy

whats up with the caps?

cheers
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From: nardiaone
2001-05-31 10:48 am (UTC)

The PDA's

My husband just bought a keyboard for his palm pilot ..flips out from being tri-folded.
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