OT: Friday POSBANG/open thread

Submitted by ChopBlock on February 8th, 2013 at 2:19 PM

So it's Friday afternoon and no one wants to work. A fresh 12 inches here in the Mitten (at least for those on the west side of the state) should give us plenty of opportunity to do some skiing, sledding, etc this weekend. Took me over an hour to shovel the driveway this morning.

So what are you up to (besides wasting the workday on MGoBlog)? As for me, I'm plotting the purchase of a last-minute gift for my father's birthday. Deciding between the utilitarian (but more affordable) option and the pricey but enjoyable option. What say you, MGoBlog?




February 8th, 2013 at 2:44 PM ^

I finally gave up my annual fight against Winter.   I just bought a new set of downhill skis this week and am excited to use them tommorrow.  I haven't gone skiing in about 20 years.  It looks like I will get some use out of them over the next several weeks.


February 8th, 2013 at 2:49 PM ^

It hardly snowed in Ann Arbor, and besides, I work remotely from my Michigan decorated office at home. So I could be snowed in and would still have to work. So I'm grumpy today. Congrats to the lucky ones who have today and to all the east coasters, please be safe.


February 8th, 2013 at 3:12 PM ^

I second that EECS 314 was the worst. Probably two main reasons for that...

1) No one taking it gave a shit about EECS

2) Rumor had it that whichever professor in the EECS department receive the worst reviews from the EECS students had to teach the class. Based on my single data point, that is 100% true.

I do have to give that class credit though, it was responsible for one of my greatest college traditions: skipping class on Friday afternoon to drink 40's with my best friend before we'd go into work.

Craig James

February 8th, 2013 at 2:57 PM ^

Posbang, you say?  I think I went to one of these back in my college days.  If this is the same as that, I'm up for it!  There were so many prostitutes at that party.  I had the time of my life.  The aftermath was allegedly messy but I can't remember anything so its all good.  Allegedly.


February 8th, 2013 at 3:18 PM ^

1) If your office supports it, walk around in a hurry with some papers in your hands. Good mid-day cardio.

2) Open up a document and slowly scroll through it, as if reading. Switch back to non-work when shoulder-surfers leave.

3) Mad scientist look, when you put your elbows on your desk and bottoms of your palms just over your eyebrows, with fingers curled over the top of your head. Take quick nap.

4) Check work phone voicemail over and over again.

5) Open a very long or dense file and start changing stuff, only to cancel the save at the end (risky, though).

6) General mean-muggin'. Come at me with your tasking, I dare you.


February 8th, 2013 at 3:26 PM ^

In addition to what Run The Football said, if you have a system at work that displays tons of charts and updates every so often automatically, always leave that open and, as people walk by, switch to it and stare at it intently. For me, where I work, the tab that always accompanies MGoBlog in Explorer (*insert all Explorer-related complaints here*) is the outage duration and case listings screen. The only problem is that I will actually have to start producing these root cause analysis and reliability graphs that I said I was working on.

Naked Bootlegger

February 8th, 2013 at 3:08 PM ^

Just got back to Madison, WI from the U.P.   My arse is sore from the drive.   Lots of vehicles in the snow north of Green Bay....looked like a war zone with vehicles littered in the median and in the ditch.

Now on to stubhub for another glance at tickets for tomorrow's game.   My front row seats fell through, so now I'm in panic mode.   Time to crack a bottle of Founder's to aid my search.

Creedence Tapes

February 8th, 2013 at 3:10 PM ^

Haven't seen snow since I left Michigan in early 2006. I would love to see what 1-3" would look like in the bay area. Yesterday I saw a man using a scraper to remove dew off the roof of his car. 


February 8th, 2013 at 6:57 PM ^

Haha, I figured between the Hope thing and your username you had to have gone there. If you are who I think you are then I'm one of your brother's friends from school. He told me you had an account on this blog.