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I've heard this before (and I think it was a comment in the SOTW).
It's pretty cool, certainly a beat I can relax on
Speaking of which, the best, and most relaxing trance song of all times must be Deadmau5 & Kaskade - I Remember[^]
In fact, I've had a last.fm account since 2007 and that song has been my top track for a loooooooooong time now
I wasn't expecting that
I expected more trance, or maybe some other electronic genre, but you went completely off-topic here
It's nice, but I do need some time to get used to it, for some reason I don't find this easy listening...
The great overlords of mine have dictated that we use a more user friendly and quicker system for our time sheets... and they have to completed by Friday lunch time. Oh Joy, open the system on Thursday it all works (horrible Java interface from the mid '90's)...Does it work today? elephant me, it won't let me in today, mutter, mutter, grumble!
Done it! Ha, Ha, clear the cache' sacrifice Goat, and it works!
We were using a system a bit clunky, based on VB6 I think but it worked. I'm guessing it output flat csv files which the greater company didn't like as there Java based system would barf up the wrong value. So now we individually have to use a system that is designed for a shift manager on a building site to use...
I think it is in that old book, "Tales of computing folks" (a collection of a regular column of the good old Datamation magazine, bringing true-life stories) where the time tracking reports became so complex that the employees started filing half an hour a week, then increased to an hour a week, for filling out the forms. If I remember the story right, management started reacting to it when everyone spent an hour a week filling in the time sheets, realizing that the system had to be simplified. (Obviously, this was in the paper & pencil dates where no computerized system limited you to a specific set of project numbers.)
My current company makes no real use of the time sheet; the only reason for collecting them is to prove to the authorities that we are not working more overtime than allowed by public regulations. (That is obviously a joke, when hours worked are registred manually - if we come close to the limit, we can just push a few hours over to the following period.)
The effect is that they spend no resources on making a decent reporting system. E.g. you have to fill in the fields of a form in a given sequence, otherwise the system will barf. You cannot enter fractional hours using a comma rather than a full stop (in Germanic languages, comma is the standard), no matter what you have specified in the language/region setting of your PC. If you happen to hit the wrong activity code when clicking in the pulldown menu, you may spend quite some time, and dozens of manual operations, to have that entry cancelled and to reenter the values using the correct activity code. For all but a standard, run off the mill, work week, you may easily spend half an hour filling in the forms. -- And then, knowing that they will use it for absolutely nothing, is the most frustrating part of it!
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