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October 2016

Open office plans - awful

Apple is building a fancy new HQ (they do have all the money in the world, so why not?). This Bloomberg article offers up this:


The new building features open floor plans and few traditional offices. While some of Appleā€™s senior vice presidents are expected to see their offices move over to the new campus -- less than a five minute drive from the current headquarters -- management must be at a vice president level or above to get a formal office, one of the people said. Previous plans included office space for senior directors, who report to vice presidents.


Man, open offices suck. And this comes from someone who works in an open office at the moment. It is difficult to concentrate, I feel like I have to leave to have any phone conversations (work or personal!), and cubicles just feel like pens for people.

Not a fan.

During my time at Comcast I had an office, and it was wonderful. I miss few things about working at Comcast, but that office tops the list.

What? You want to see the whole list? OK:

  • My office.
  • The 3 minute walk to work.
  • Free cable.
  • The vanilla cupcakes at Ralph's (the cafeteria).
  • Bonuses.

Not cool, Hillary

Unsub

I'm not very political but I think Donald Trump represents a danger for the country, so I donated a few bucks to Hillary for President.

Now I am getting a ton of email from Hillary, which I understand. However, I think the fact that the unsubscribe link is buried in a block of text at the bottom of the email AND ISN'T UNDERLINED like the rest of the links is just not cool.

I'm still with Her, but I am giving her email people the side-eye.