Re: Could be worse, of course
Tales From Topographic Oceans' is like a woman's padded bra. The cover looks good, but when you peel off the padding, there's not a lot there.
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I used to commute, for about 12 years, 1 hour each way, via a very reliable bus service, until they axed the service and then the same time by car (the bus lanes, etc, but often I was the only passenger, the cost though was less than the toll). They closed that office and we were moved, to 100 yards from where I live, who knew? I can see the office from my bedroom. I now walk to work and we are mandated to be there 3 days per week, Going back in has some people feeling punished, they have arranged their lives over working from home and they now have to re-arrange all that and have travel times of at least an hour each way.
For me, hybrid works, one better than the other? Differences yes, but on balance about the same, The same people I interact with in person, I do the same via Slack and Webex. All customer stuff is mostly international anyway, as is company stuff (given my timezone and other locations around the world).
This has to be a follow-the-money, lease, investment, and tax write-off, fair enough, but why not just tell us that, rather than some nebulous verbiage? Amazing how every other fad is embraced because that was the old way of doing things,
I emigrated here, to the land down under, many, many moons ago. Her indoors wanted to holiday in FNQ (Far North Queensland). Restaurant in the rain forest, a spider the size of a dinner plate, very black, very hairy just sauntered through slowly on the floor. When pointed out to the staff, "Oh that's Bruce" (forgotten the name, could have been Eric), "'He's' a Queensland bird eating spider that comes through this time every night, no need to worry". The bastard was HUGE.
Only wrote one F77 program, thiugh plenty of MNF FORTRAN before that, but fairly sure F77 took lower and upper case, just the compiler assumed they were all upper case. To be honest, the mixing of case in variable names gets my goat, might look pretty but functionally does bugger all. Wrote all my assembler in upper case too.