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[*] posted on 12-3-2020 at 08:29


If they want you to work from home they should provide you the computer!



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[*] posted on 12-3-2020 at 23:41


Guess what? Today they did! Well it does depend on how well my Wifi runs here...



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[*] posted on 13-3-2020 at 23:00


Cleared and cleaned the desk in my sister's bedroom. I find it a bit scary to be honest...



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[*] posted on 14-3-2020 at 01:57


Your sister's desk or working at home?

I've been working at home for over 10 years now. While I don't feel part of the culture at work, I love being able to just sit there and do my typing and listen to my stereo without distractions.

Oh, hello by the way. :)




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[*] posted on 14-3-2020 at 19:23


Hi Cal, great to see you!

I have a sore throat from all the talking. Work has been in-cre-di-bly busy, more than twice as busy as a high season Monday. I can't imagine how that would be if all the seats in the office would be occupied.

I cleared my sister's desk for nothing since the WIFI wasn't good enough.




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[*] posted on 15-3-2020 at 04:50


Darn. We just changed ISPs and got some really nice speeds for the internet.

My wife is still working because she's the manager, but with the school closed down here, her drivers can't work. (She manages a bus company.)




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[*] posted on 16-3-2020 at 07:22


Tricky.

I'm off for day 2 of working from home... I hope I can use a USB mouse since working with the touchpad is a pain in the neck




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[*] posted on 19-3-2020 at 14:28


The touch pad on my Mac laptop is great. When I use an older computer with a mouse, it feels very hampered.

So, you did mean that working from home was scary?




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[*] posted on 19-3-2020 at 21:45


You're really on your own - so that if I need help or permission I can't put a client on hold and walk off, I need to use a chat programme and hope that I get an answer in considerable time.

I'm quite accustomed to the touchpad on my laptop but this one's very different, I don't like the buttons yet. Also the shortcuts - F5 as refresh I need to use a lot when I work with our computer system since it often doesn't load properly - however I need to hold the function button in order to activate F5. It took a frustrating day before I found out that just pressing F5 only turns the keyboard lighting on and off.

F5 is right next t F4, which turns the microphone on and off. On Saturday I could work, but on Monday I couldn't get the sound to work - I asked help to three or four people on the chat but none of them could figure it out - it wasn't until I noticed a tiny LED next to a tiny microphone mute symbol when I realized what was going on.




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[*] posted on 20-3-2020 at 09:22


Talk about love hate relationships - computers are definitely the ultimate. I really love what they can do for me, but sheesh, can they be a pain in the butt.



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[*] posted on 20-3-2020 at 20:36


Oh I know...


Talk about learning new things. "It's Oh So Quiet" that BjŲrk made famous is a cover from the song by the same title by Betty Hutton, which is a translated cover of the 1948 song Und Jetzt Ist Es Still by Harry Winter.

Betty Hutton
[url]https://duckduckgo.com/?q=it's+oh+so+quiet+hutton&iar=videos&iax=videos&ia=videos&iai=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3 DhorRWtbAJoI[/url]


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https://duckduckgo.com/?q=und+jetzt+ist+es+still&ia=videos&i...




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[*] posted on 22-3-2020 at 20:38


I bought a USB keyboard, hope it helps... :)



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[*] posted on 25-3-2020 at 19:27


It does! My working station is coming along now... am thinking of a few extra books to put the laptop at a nice height but for now the "Bulgarische Volkskunst" is doing its job just fine. :D

Been great to have a few days off after each other, had a longer day today but it hasn't been as stressful.




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[*] posted on 26-3-2020 at 20:03


My new Mac laptop has a fundamental flaw that is still irritating me beyond measure. The keys are too big and too closely spaced together. Iím just not getting used to it and constantly making typos due to finger overlap. My previous Mac laptop was smaller, but I still didnít have that problem. Smaller keys and more spacing forces you to aim better while typing.

Anyway, our renovation is finished and life is back to normal with some nice improvements, so I canít complain. Our regular swimming laps have had to stop due to pool closures so weíre trying to go for more walks. Iím missing the fact that swimming is all over exercise all at the same time, whereas walking only exercises your legs.




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[*] posted on 26-3-2020 at 20:18


Yeah true... too bad about the pool.

It sounds really irritating, that keyboard. I'm personally getting used to the home and end buttons at the usb keyboard I use now but at least it's better than needing the Fn button to get the function keys.




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[*] posted on 26-3-2020 at 21:05


Is your laptop a Mac or Windoze machine? Isn't there a system setting that changes whether the fn key is needed or not? There is on a Mac, where you can choose whether you need the fn key for the standard function keys or for the special features.



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[*] posted on 27-3-2020 at 17:49


Windows, but I'm very happy with the USB keyboard. Not only because of the function keys a=but also because of the distance between keyboard and monitor I can use now.

There's another issue - our system works better on a smaller resolution and now I have to do sideways scrolling on pages that I could see in full on the computers at work. I set te browser smaller to counteract it but that's not ideal.




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[*] posted on 27-3-2020 at 17:51


In a total shocker Till Lindemann (singer to Rammstein) was admitted to ICU due to Corona.I hope he recovers fully...



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[*] posted on 28-3-2020 at 18:11


Good day today, it was relatively quiet on the line and of course Dir En Grey livestreamed a concert.



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[*] posted on 29-3-2020 at 14:51


Yes, weíre in quite a pickle arenít we? Mind you, itís a fraction of the upside down world my parents found themselves in during the Second World War.



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