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At mine, it’s the network. No network connectivity implies everything comes to a crashing halt. No bits can go out and no bits can come in. And it happened today morning at 08:45 IST. My machine is tirelessly hunting for an IP as I write this post. What those philosophers preached about “not realizing the value of something until it’s no longer there” is true and I realized that today. What a way to learn a moral!
So, what do you do when network connectivity at office decides to take a vacation? There are several options depending on how strict/lenient management is. You could,
- Fix a posture and stare at the monitor twiddling your thumbs
- Gather your mates – who suddenly have become your best buddies – for chit-chat
- Play RoadRash and cut loose your road rage
- Go for a movie (I wish Sigma mall had a multiplex)
- Compose blog posts (like I am)
- Do anything else that appeals to your fancy (but within limits)
Things get worse if you happen to be a manager. Because, “no network connectivity also implies no productivity”. It’s time for you to fret over all those magical project related numbers. Finally, if you believe in God, you can always put in a request for the network to extend its vacation.
What’s the lifeline at your office?
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