* Posts by FloridaBee

16 posts • joined 16 Oct 2020

HP finance manager went on $5m personal spending spree with company card


And I thought my coworker was bad...

I was rather in shock when I tripped over a coworker's $110,000 embezzlement scheme issuing checks to vendors using their ID numbers and then changing the payee info to her own. She was a piker compared to this one! Still, she got 2 years Federal time, then had the gall to use my name as a professional reference once she got out. I suggested the prospective employer check her criminal background and then lock the doors.

RIP: Creators of the GIF and TRS-80


Re: Loved my TRS-80 as a kid.

My husband bought one right after we started dating. It is still safely boxed up and stored, along with its silver-paper printer. He had such fun with that thing!

Microsoft tweaks Teams and Viva to help bridge gap between frontline workers and their managers, among other things


I built a rule to shove that stupid Cortana email into Deleted folder without ever seeing it. The company I work for is insanely uptight about security (insurance/finance sector) yet they let Yammer and Cortana romp around in our systems like drunken lunatics. Sigh...

BOFH: You'll find there's a company asset tag right here, underneath the monstrously heavy arcade machine


Re: A little power

I got tired of trying to read the itty-bitty, microscopic digits, so I created tape labels with large print and pasted them on the laptop lid oriented for easy reading when closed on the dock and the empty area below the keyboard so as to be readable when the laptop is open. Problem solved!

Not too bright, are you? Your laptop, I mean... Not you

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Re: Ah, a first time user

I actually learned to touch-type on one of those blank key manual typewriters in the 5th grade in the early '70s, then aced an actual typing course in about 9th grade, again on a manual typewriter. I too loved the Selectrics when I moved into court reporter transcription work in the early '80s and because of early touch-type training, am still, all these years later, typing somewhere around 130 wpm when I decide to push for it.

Amazon delays return to office work until 2022 at the earliest


Re: Prepare for more variants

As a FL resident who has long despised this tin-pot dictator wanna-be, I've been brought to the conclusion that he honest to God does not care about the deaths and injuries that are the ongoing results of his policies. He is too invested in wooing a disgusting segment of our population in his bid for higher office (not gonna happen, loser!!!) and their support and financial contributions are all he cares about. While seniors in this state were still unable to gain access to vaccines, he was busily hosting "High Dollar Contributors Only" vax events in specified areas. This after months spent lashing out at public school teachers who were reluctant to return to their classrooms for fear of risk to their health or that of vulnerable family members from swarms of little plague vectors. (Not blaming the kids--they can't help it.) His insistence that the lowbrow must have the right to send their walking petri dishes to school unmasked so as to spread infection as far and wide as possible is just the latest in his insane attempts to kill off the population of our state.

Ouch! When the IT equipment is sound, but the setup is hole-y inappropriate


Re: Hot Desking

My company here in the US has been on the same craze to "save money on real estate" by shrinking seating to smaller and smaller dimensions. They spent 2018 and 2019 taking us from 3 floors down to 1.5 by rebuilding the spaces as 1.5m wide desktops with swingarms for the monitors and absolutely no divider walls, barely enough space behind your chair to be able to back up enough and crawl out. You could walk down an aisle and touch shoulders of the people sitting on either side and not even strain for the reach.

They spent a freaking fortune on all this refurbishment and were about to put everyone into permanent seating in March 2020. You can guess the outcome, since what they had done was essentially design massive Covid petri dishes. I was in my "new" seat for 2 freaking days when the lockdown hit and we all went home and it's been sitting empty ever since. When I think of all the money wasted on this that could have been used for decent system upgrades, etc., I just sigh.

BOFH: Postman BOFH's Special Delivery Service


Re: Peace and quiet

Here in southern US we were all sent home when my company was only days away from installing 500 staff into 2 floors of a totally open office plan designed to make the spread of diseases like Covid19 as easy as possible. The "cubes" have no walls or dividers in any direction, heads are barely 2 meters apart one direction and maybe 3 the other and one can walk down the aisle between two rows and tap shoulders on either side as they go. They spent a freaking fortune on this FUBAR and now have to either tear at least half of it out or only have half of the desks in use at any one time. We we already grousing about the issue with everyone having to shout over each other on the phones and I was worried about flu season, but no chance anyone in management would consider those things to be issues. There's a meeting next week to discuss RTO and everyone is pretty much telling "leadership" to get stuffed.

To have one floppy failure is unlucky. To have 20 implies evil magic or a very silly user


Re: The endless story

Which is why the U.S. Marines settle for "Marine resistant", knowing that there is no such thing as "Marine-proof" equipment.

From Maidenhead to Morocco: In a change to the scheduled programming, we bring you The On Call of Dreams


Very sad lack of imagination on the part of said git.

A word to the Wyse: Smoking cigars in the office is very bad for you... and your monitor


Re: Don't think there's anything worse than the motherboard of a smoker's laptop...yuk

Wise move. NEVER question why a hormonal teenage girl does anything. That way leads to disaster.

The wastepaper basket is on the other side of the office – that must be why they put all these slots in the computer


Re: Cider Drinkers - Icon

Never underestimate the depth or power of human stupidity.

You want me to do WHAT in that prepaid envelope?


Re: It's important, really

I cannot second that with enough vigor. I lost my brother to colon cancer last year after a 4 year battle. He was only 50 when diagnosed and even after surgery it had spread to his liver. His early diagnosis finally sent me to the doctor (I'm 4 years old) for my first and the findings from that resulted in need for surgery. I was blessed with having caught it much earlier and have had no spread. Now I go every single year to make sure I don't recur. Folks, please--no matter how unpleasant the test (and I've never had a bad experience) you **DO NOT** want to put yourself or your loved ones through what happens if you avoid it.


What was old is new again...

The Ergo M575 is actually a repack--Logitech put out something very similar back in the late '90s and I loved it, used one for years. I have to admit that my current 5 button mouse is actually a lower end gamer unit, but I use it because it's large enough to git into my hand with no "clutching" needed. I discovered smaller mice were actually making my hand cramp up over time.

You can drive a car with your feet, you can operate a sewing machine with your feet. Same goes for computers obviously


Re: Foot pedal

I used a Dictaphone foot pedal rig to transcribe for a court reporter for years back in the early '80s. No way a transcription rig foot pedal could actually erase or overwrite anything--you had to have a microphone unit for that back then.

If you can see this headline, you're certainly not reading it on Twitter: All tweets, notifications vanish


I hoped it couldn't be fixed

Here's a pint for anyone who could make it permanent, but we're not that lucky. **Sigh**


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