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Old 02-09-2012, 12:32 PM   #11181
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I just made another dude get stupid in email at work. He wants a "spend plan" for 6 programs, 12 months for each expenditure. That's a lot of manual entry considering he locked his form down with no formulas. So I made a multi-page sheet...and he flipped ---- because it was "not in my format. You are required to use the standard format!!!" I asked him to view the other sheets...he asked me to "email the other sheets because there is only one attachment." I facepalmed, lol.
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Wait...this guy has never noticed the little tabs at the bottom of a spreadsheet?

Makes me wonder how much critical information he's missed in his career because he thought spreadsheets were only 1 page.
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:14 PM   #11183
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Wait...this guy has never noticed the little tabs at the bottom of a spreadsheet?

Makes me wonder how much critical information he's missed in his career because he thought spreadsheets were only 1 page.
Yeah, its that bad. I've caught people using a calculator to add things on spreadsheets as recently as 6-months ago.
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:16 PM   #11184
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lol. I'm trying to migrate my team from using Excel with 500000 different verisons for each change to track project onto Access or Project and a single database...

What I really love are business reports in powerpoint. Makes me laugh everytime. Which means I laugh a whole lot.
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:28 PM   #11185
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lol. I'm trying to migrate my team from using Excel with 500000 different verisons for each change to track project onto Access or Project and a single database...

What I really love are business reports in powerpoint. Makes me laugh everytime. Which means I laugh a whole lot.
OMFG, I almost posted about our reports in ppt.

Over the past year I failed at migrating everyone over to Access. I made all the forms, queries, reports, I think I did a pretty damn good job considering I'm self taught and 3 of the 13 use it minute by minute. Unfortunately the lazy-*** staff believes its less confusing to update a total of 41 spreadsheets that are not linked and all use data from each other. I don't understand it, I guess that you have to hold a gun to someone's head to make them learn to use MSAccess as a front end. It seems to me that if people can't see all the tables, all the time, they don't know it's still there. I didn't have these guys writing queries, I had them using the MSAccess GUI to click on ---- and open it.

These guys would rather update random spreadsheets all day, then do monthly summaries on another spreadsheet and hope it's all right. I open a report and send the pdf, it takes about 10 seconds to view it and about 30 seconds to write the email.
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:20 PM   #11186
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CCTV police officer 'chased himself' after being mistaken for burglar

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An undercover police officer "chased himself round the streets" for 20 minutes after a CCTV operator mistook him for suspect.

The junior officer, who has not been named, was monitoring an area hit by a series of burglaries in an unnamed market town in the country’s south.

As the probationary officer from Sussex Police searched for suspects, the camera operator radioed that he had seen someone “acting suspiciously” in the area.

But he failed to realise that it was actually the plain-clothed officer he was watching on the screen, according to details leaked to an industry magazine.

The operator directed the officer, who was on foot patrol, as he followed the "suspect" on camera last month, telling his colleague on the ground that he was "hot on his heels".

The officer spent around 20 minutes giving chase before a sergeant came into the CCTV control room, recognised the “suspect” and laughed hysterically at the mistake. The details of the operation blunder were leaked to Police magazine, which is published by the Police Federation, this week by a senior officer who witnessed the embarrassing incident.

Sussex police were unable to provide further details of the incident, the officers involved or where it occurred.

The anonymous officer, believed to be the PC's sergeant, told the monthly magazine: "An officer who joined a team in Sussex as a new probationary officer was soon very keen to do any plain-clothes operations and be as proactive as possible.

"He would be waiting at the end of his shift hoping to be unleashed for a further couple of hours of plain-clothes duties.

"On one such occasion in a little market town in Sussex which has suffered a spate of town centre shop break-ins, officers were on plain-clothed foot patrol when a report was received of a suspect male in one of the side roads.”

"The CCTV operator soon had the suspect on camera and everywhere he saw the male the keen PC was on his heels – radioing in to say he was in the same street.”

He added: "Every time the man darted in to another side alleyway, the PC was turning immediately into the same alleyway, but every time the CCTV operator asked what he could see there was no trace."

It was at this point that the sergeant entered the control room where he recognised the junior officer.

"With the sergeant's sides aching from laughter he pointed out to the PC that the operator had been watching him unaware that he was a pain-clothes officer – thus the PC had been chasing himself round the streets."

A police source told The Daily Telegraph: "We've had a couple of funnies lately, but all taken in good spirit."

On Tuesday night a spokesman for the force, which has about 3000 officers, could not provide any further details on the operation due to a lack of information.

He added: “Policing is often a serious business, so we all enjoy moments of light relief.

“This story was shared anonymously with the Police Federation magazine, so unfortunately without the date or location, confirming the details and locating the officer is harder for us than it was for the CCTV operator.”
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:55 PM   #11187
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The only thing that would make that story better is if the video was leaked and Benny Hill music was dubbed in.
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Just saw my little broski for the 1st time in 3 months. He finished the Crucible and is now a Marine, he graduates from Parris Island tomorrow.
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:02 PM   #11189
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NOW i understand the stress of trying to run this company. I've added more contacts to my phone in the past month than I have since I've owned the damn thing.

Calling for inspections, setting up concrete, calling back builders/homeowners regarding jobs coming in, people looking for donations, etc etc. I'm getting calls up the *** now that I'm the contact person. Crazy stressful.

My dad was worried about work coming in just this morning and by the time he was out and back from pouring concrete with the guys I have 3 jobs lined up. Now he's stressed cause he thinks its too much work for us all at once. lol

No work? Stressed. Tons of work? Stressed. Jesus christ.

Also managed to get the gas tank out of the truck (while it was full) and removed the brake line. Going to try and get the new line in tomorrow and button everything back up. Just saved the company another $500 bucks.
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:21 PM   #11190
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NOW i understand the stress of trying to run this company. I've added more contacts to my phone in the past month than I have since I've owned the damn thing.

Calling for inspections, setting up concrete, calling back builders/homeowners regarding jobs coming in, people looking for donations, etc etc. I'm getting calls up the *** now that I'm the contact person. Crazy stressful.

My dad was worried about work coming in just this morning and by the time he was out and back from pouring concrete with the guys I have 3 jobs lined up. Now he's stressed cause he thinks its too much work for us all at once. lol

No work? Stressed. Tons of work? Stressed. Jesus christ.

Also managed to get the gas tank out of the truck (while it was full) and removed the brake line. Going to try and get the new line in tomorrow and button everything back up. Just saved the company another $500 bucks.
Web-portal databse/project management. This will make life much easier.
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:33 PM   #11191
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Am I the only one that's a little obsessive about keeping transformers and A?C adapters for old electronics long since tossed in the trash? I don't know why, but somehow I just like having a box full of them...and when I need one, it's a pretty safe bet I've got one that'll work.
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Old 02-09-2012, 07:02 PM   #11192
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Am I the only one that's a little obsessive about keeping transformers and A?C adapters for old electronics long since tossed in the trash? I don't know why, but somehow I just like having a box full of them...and when I need one, it's a pretty safe bet I've got one that'll work.

no. I've had this game since I was a kid and stole it from my bro.



there are some a/c transformers in there...i use some old one from a network switch on my MS Stim.
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:33 PM   #11193
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Might be a tad overpriced, but clean and looks like a nice daily. Kinda wish I had the cash right now, I'd like to drive it.

http://huntsville.craigslist.org/cto/2842532194.html

He's looking for a Miata, so one of you guys could trade one for it.
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^^^^^

When I was a kid my mom had a gray one like that. Even had the same type of circular badge on the grill. She ended up giving it to my step niece for some god forsaken reason.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:33 PM   #11195
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Might be a tad overpriced, but clean and looks like a nice daily. Kinda wish I had the cash right now, I'd like to drive it.

http://huntsville.craigslist.org/cto/2842532194.html

He's looking for a Miata, so one of you guys could trade one for it.
if only it were a 325i!!!

cloth interior is weird. I am only familiar with the leather.
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:26 AM   #11196
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Can I get a translator? I never imagined reading gansta chat on an internet forum...but it exists! HALARIOUS!

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(Warning: link is to an external forum thread, but all the advertisements on that forum are NSFW)
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according to some of those ads, girls near me want to f uck!
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no. I've had this game since I was a kid and stole it from my bro.



holy crap: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=...ey+Kong+Circus

I decided to see how much one of these might be worth today. i wonder what they actually sell for.
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Wow. Sold between $800 and $2000!!!!

http://www.ebay.com/csc/i.html?rt=nc...=p3286.c0.m283
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