The Great Christmas Slowdown

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by edesignuk, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Anyone else stuck at work and bored to tears? Absolutely sweet f-all going on here. MR is quiet too, and there's only so many times I can read BBC News, Engadget, and The Register.

    Zzzzzzz.
     
  2. ErikAndre macrumors 6502a

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  3. Brianstorm91 macrumors 65816

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    Finished college today at 1, already bored senseless. I would gladly trade Christmas for MacWorld :eek:
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    not at all for me. Christmas and Easter are by far my most important holidays with Easter taking top importance

    macworld is just macworld to me haha
     
  5. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Try being a student, I got an 8000-12000 word project due in tomorrow :(

    One of my departments is expecting over 1000 pieces of coursework tomorrow.
     
  6. Kashchei macrumors 65816

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    I feel sorry for you, but I feel sorry for your professor as well (lots of papers to read and score with a hard deadline for grade submissions). I just got done wrapping up my semester and now I have two weeks to do my own work (i.e. the work on which my yearly evaluation is partially based). I don't know that I'm up to the task just yet.
     
  7. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    What College do you go to? (If i can ask).
     
  8. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    I'm flat-out over here, but still had time for a nice lunch and glass of wine with a supplier down towards the City. Cab back and blitzing stuff to get to print today... quiet out there though.
     
  9. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    Working my arse off, but only so I can finish the course I'm teaching tomorrow rather than Friday :D
     
  10. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    i've been pretty busy here, but that all looks to change this weekend. finally, christmastime is here. :)
     
  11. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    I'm working hard to get stuff done before vacation. But traffic on the blogs definitely slows down near christmas time.
     
  12. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    I'm *hoping* for a post-Christmas slowdown. Life is just too busy at the moment, personally and professionally.
     
  13. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    mutually benefical solution, don't set course work;)

    Hoping I can get my work done so I can watch the match tonight. Perhaps should stop posting on here and actually do my work, but I wouldn't be a very good student if I didn't stay up late getting it done.
     
  14. Antares macrumors 68000

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    Yes! Very boring. December is a slow time of year in my department. The last week and a half I've had little to do. I've been mostly on the net, drawing/writing in my art notebook and twisting paperclips into sculptures. January is going to be crazy busy, though....
     
  15. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    We we're quiet at work last week, this week has just been stupidly busy.
     
  16. Brianstorm91 macrumors 65816

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    Anybody read that article on procrastination in New Scientist last week?
    :)
     
  17. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Couldn't be bothered.
     
  18. MacHiavelli macrumors 6502a

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    Busier than any Xmas I can remember - but I love my work so that's okay :D
     
  19. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Being in retail, it's been insane (as usual). I'm just plain exhausted at the end of an eight hour day, not to mention the 10+ hour ones. But thanks all for paying my bills! ;)

    Otherwise, all my Christmas shopping is done so life in the house is a bit less stressful.
     
  20. Kashchei macrumors 65816

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    You are quite right; traditions must be upheld and student procrastination is one of the most venerable. I hope the match is a good one and good luck with your paper!
     
  21. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    What the hell is that supposed to mean?
     
  22. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    It means nothing is happening. ;)

    The best part about my job is that it used to be done by 4 people and now I'm it. I ran some numbers yesterday and discovered that there was an influx of work in the last four months from previous quarters. I get about 75 e-mails and day but only 40-50 need my immediate response. I work 10-13 hour days but I need to step that up just a bit in order to finish my work. So no I'm not busy. ;) A quick browse around MR these days keeps me from dropping a few F-bombs in e-mails to people who truly deserve it. My job is far too important to me to fck it up by being snooty.
     
  23. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

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    I'm bored senseless as well. I finished school last week, and I work at the school, too, so there is absolutely nothing going on. All the students have gone home, there are no computers to fix!
     
  24. Queso macrumors G4

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    Still got four office LANs to document, translate my layer 2 configuration standard document from one vendor's equipment to another, review the rulebase of a firewall infrastructure, create the project resource document for a HIPS rollout and start looking at securing an in-situ OSPF AS with regards to MD5 authenticated updates from trusted neighbour routers. All before Friday :(

    Luckily they don't secure the workstations here against USB keys, so I've been able to grab some documents to work on this evening at home. Don't tell them that though, or they'll probably ask me to look into preventing it before Christmas :rolleyes:
     
  25. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    Have to say, 'sucks to be you' :D
     

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