LOCKED: Coronavirus

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 92 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Mar 11, 2020 10:10 AM

Mandatory WFM for me on Thursday and Friday.

Just to test functionality at this time. Looks like I'm lugging a monitor home tonight.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 179 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Mar 11, 2020 10:15 AM

I work from home every Wednesday, and a lot of Friday's if no meetings on the schedule. I wouldn't be upset if we had a period of mandatory work from home.

OSH Kosh B'Gosh
4,424 posts 18 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Mar 11, 2020 10:18 AM
posted by justincredible

I work from home every Wednesday, and a lot of Friday's if no meetings on the schedule. I wouldn't be upset if we had a period of mandatory work from home.

I should be working from home, but my bosses are major old-fashion type guys. "If you're seen, then that means you're working."

It's such a waste of time in the office. And, as we are starting to see...the whole college system is largely a waste of time as the learning can be done remotely anyway.

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
9,465 posts 77 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Mar 11, 2020 10:21 AM
posted by Automatik

Mandatory WFM for me on Thursday and Friday.

Just to test functionality at this time. Looks like I'm lugging a monitor home tonight.

That is the worst part about working from home. I have 2 big monitors at work and working on a laptop is awful. My wife also works from home full time, so I'd have to find a different area to work, and probably would annoy the shit out of her.

Wow, Google just recommended all their employees work from home. 

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 92 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Mar 11, 2020 11:14 AM

Yeah, I have the smaller Macbook Pro. Great for emailing and minor stuff, terrible for anything else.

This will make us rely much more on Slack which I already dislike. No one fucking answers.

Today was the first day I actually noticed less people on my morning commute. Left my apartment at 8:15 which is prime rush hour, got a seat. That never happens.

thavoice Senior Member
15,437 posts 41 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Mar 11, 2020 11:15 AM

Have work trips to Kentucky and California, both two weeks long, in the next 60 days, that they have said there is no way they are cancelling.

Heretic Son of the Sun
20,517 posts 184 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Mar 11, 2020 12:03 PM
posted by Automatik

Yeah, I have the smaller Macbook Pro. Great for emailing and minor stuff, terrible for anything else.

This will make us rely much more on Slack which I already dislike. No one fucking answers.

Today was the first day I actually noticed less people on my morning commute. Left my apartment at 8:15 which is prime rush hour, got a seat. That never happens.

Yeah, I'd LOVE working from home if I owned a computer with a monitor the size of my work one, as that is more convenient as far as having multiple windows open. But I own a Macbook Pro and think that doing a lot of stuff would be doable, but take longer, simply due to the difference in screen size.

33,369 posts 115 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Mar 11, 2020 12:22 PM

You can get some great VGA monitors in HD (1920x1080) for around $100. If your laptop outputs a VGA/DVI. Could probably also find an HDMI one for similar price. 

kizer permanente Senior Member
1,309 posts 12 reps Joined Aug 2017
Wed, Mar 11, 2020 1:03 PM
posted by Laley23

You can get some great VGA monitors in HD (1920x1080) for around $100. If your laptop outputs a VGA/DVI. Could probably also find an HDMI one for similar price. 

they make VGA to HDMI adapters too. 

majorspark Senior Member
5,459 posts 28 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Mar 11, 2020 2:20 PM

I had a pretty good set up with my last laptop.  I got identical docking stations at my home office and work office.  I use four monitors at work and had two set up at home.  I could just undock from work with everything I was working on and go home and dock and everything is just as I left it.

Once remodelling of my home office is complete I will have a similar set up.

BR1986FB Senior Member
27,923 posts 112 reps Joined Feb 2010
Wed, Mar 11, 2020 2:22 PM

Interesting info...the part about 40'ish people and obese being hit hard is new to me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZFhjMQrVts

wkfan Senior Member
1,850 posts 13 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Mar 11, 2020 2:48 PM
posted by Automatik

Wonder what OSU campus is like? 

Probably lots of booze being consumed.

OSU is quiet....spring break.

However, Dayton is rocking!!  https://www.10tv.com/article/police-launch-pepper-balls-dayton-students-partying-after-university-closes-over-coronavirus

 

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
9,465 posts 77 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Mar 11, 2020 2:56 PM

First positive test in Ohio for someone who hadn't traveled or been around anyone who tested positive. Looks like Dewine is going to start ordering large events to have no fans (MAC tourney in Cleveland), possibly NCAA tournament games. 

33,369 posts 115 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Mar 11, 2020 2:59 PM
posted by kizer permanente

they make VGA to HDMI adapters too. 

Loss a little bit of quality, but yeah, would still be fine.

majorspark Senior Member
5,459 posts 28 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Mar 11, 2020 3:14 PM
posted by iclfan2

First positive test in Ohio for someone who hadn't traveled or been around anyone who tested positive.

Stark county.  I was just at Mercy hospital on 2/26 for my annual appointment with the heart doc.  I travel to Stark county quite often as my son's family lives there and my wife's brother just passed away and we are working on getting his house ready to sell which is in Stark county.

QuakerOats Senior Member
11,701 posts 53 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Mar 11, 2020 3:57 PM

 

 

I’m hearing DeWine’s health department is going to issue an order banning all public gatherings.

thavoice Senior Member
15,437 posts 41 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Mar 11, 2020 4:12 PM
posted by QuakerOats

 

 

I’m hearing DeWine’s health department is going to issue an order banning all public gatherings.

He is to order no fans at the First Four NCAA games in Dayton.


Fuck.
This. 

Shit.

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
9,465 posts 77 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Mar 11, 2020 4:14 PM

Seattle closing public schools. That'll fuck some stuff up.

Trump supposedly speaking again tonight on it.

Supposedly, Italy is running out of ICU beds and is going to have to start picking who lives and who doesn't. Luckily, the US has the most ICU beds per 100,000 by a lot

QuakerOats Senior Member
11,701 posts 53 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Mar 11, 2020 4:16 PM
posted by thavoice

He is to order no fans at the First Four NCAA games in Dayton.


Fuck.
This. 

Shit.

agree

OSH Kosh B'Gosh
4,424 posts 18 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Mar 11, 2020 4:34 PM

Ivy League has cancelled all spring sports. Individual institutions can decide on how they want to finish their winter sport seasons.

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