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Greenbank

Member since Oct 2007 • Last active Aug 2020

Endurance idiot.

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    The Putney End at Fulham isn't completely Away fans. It's usually the rightmost 3 or 4 blocks (of the 6) are away fans, with the left most 2 or 3 being mixed/neutral.

    Since the Riverside stand was knocked down a lot of the season ticket supporters from the Riverside were housed in the home/neutral seats of the Putney End (much to their chagrin).

    Before Covid-19 the away fans capacity was capped at 1,900 as some of the rightmost seats were closed off due to the redevelopment.

    Even 200 away fans would be able to drown out the majority of the Fulham fans (especially as the most vocal Fulham lot are way way up the back of the Hammersmith end).

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    One rather happy 10yo here.

    She now has to decide whether to do Euro 2021 stickers or Premiership Panini though. #gotgotneed

  • in COVID-19
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    Ha. Well, it's a bit of a luxury but I'm getting in to some bits of work where I could be much more productive seeing 3 or 4 things at once and there are too many applications/windows open to quickly do this with alt-tab.

    If I got a dual 27" 4K setup I'd be looking at mounting them vertically to have 4320x3840 instead of 7680x2160. The latter is would be like watching tennis and swinging right to left and back again all the time.

  • in COVID-19
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    Thinking of upgrading monitors as WFH more.

    Currently have 2 x 23" 1920x1080 on an Arctix Z2 clamped mount (which can take up to two 27" monitors).

    Would dual 27" 4K monitors be massive overkill? I regularly wish I had more screen real estate than these current monitors, and a single 4K monitor would be 2 x the existing screens, so dual 4K would be 4 x existing.

    Thinking of it in terms of 8 x 1920x1080 screens:-

    • Logs, code, docs, ticketing system, github, slack, email, personal/browser

    Iiyama XU272UHSU-B1 is ~£280 on scan. Laptop (Lenovo T480) looks like it can handle dual 4K (one via USB-C, one via HDMI).

    Or instead of two 4K monitors just buy one 43" 4K monitor (like the Phillips BDM4350UC) for £430?

    (Don't need anything gaming spec.)

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    https://twitter.com/Doctor_Hutch/status/­1290676790160228357

    "
    Plane just crashed at the end of the road. Reportedly from the museum at Duxford.
    "

    [EDIT] Hawker Sea Fury allegedly. Engine failure and forced landing. No idea how good a forced landing it was.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Just bought the Now TV Sky Sports day pass for the Chumpionship play-off final tonight and, oh, what a shame, there's cricket to watch right now. Plus I can watch the build up and start of the test match tomorrow.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    2-3 days in the office need some new kind of deal/offer from the rail companies.

    Some kind of flexible 2/5 or 3/5 season ticket otherwise people will reel from the cost of buying individual day tickets (compared to the quickly forgotten reeling from the cost of the monthly or annual season ticket). Obviously it may be very tricky for the rail companies to actually implement such a thing.

    A colleague used to buy one weekly season ticket every fortnight and do a two week pattern of Wed-Fri, Mon-Tue but it was a ball ache for everyone else to arrange regular meetings and quickly led to a "fuck it, everyone just WFH whenever they want" culture.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Guess it depends on the job/role. I was only in the office 2 days a week before this and that was mostly because I had a weekly 5-a-side game half a mile from the office after work on a Thursday.

    The vast majority of people I work with aren't in the same office let alone the same country. I've worked for my current boss for 3 years and never met him in person. The one other guy I work directly with I've worked with for over 10 years and never met him in person.

    I can't remember the last time I had a meeting of more than 2 people where everyone was in the same room and no-one was on the 'phone. Even when I had a meeting with a few people who were all based in the same office at least one of them would be working from home. If one person is on the phone it's often easier for everyone to be on the phone.

    Moving to WFH full time doesn't cost me anything extra. The Internet costs don't go up. Heating won't go up as one of us was generally at home anyway. Given my cycling/running commuting full-time WFH saves me a single £2.60 train journey a week commuting costs (and that's because I went to the pub after 5-a-side).

    I wouldn't say no to a chunk of cash or a pay rise to fund a new chair/monitors/etc every few years though.

    When/if my 5-a-side game starts back up I'll probably go back to 2 days in the office but that's nothing to do with work, more just a convenience for that.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    The saphire face on the Fenix 6 pro is probably worth it if the watch is set for a rough life.

    I always get a gorilla glass screen protector for the watch anyway. It's saved the face of my old 935 several times and I bumped my 945 on a lamp post the other week and there's a huge scratch in the protective glass (must order another to replace it).

    Even if I got something like a Fenix 6 Pro I'd still put a protective screen on it.

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