What’s the lifeline at your office?

by Vinaya HS on April 4, 2006

in General Stuff,Technology

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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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SloganMurugan April 4, 2006 at 1:51 PM

Pool table –> Advantage of working in an ad agency :)

Girish April 4, 2006 at 2:15 PM

Power and Network are the lifeline…
Once due to some sudden problem with the
diesel generator we did not have power for an hour.
It was dark inside……
We then moved to cafteria….
Regards,
Girish

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