This post is less something I will defend to the death and more a form of self-therapy. On each tick, a cell tries to be the same color that the cell above it was last tick. On each tick, a cell tries NOT to be the same color that the cell below it was last tick. If they ever conflict, Rule 1 takes precedence over Rule 2.
April 23, at 4: SarcasticFringehead April 23, at 6: The quickest way to reach me is by phone, but the quickest way to get a coherent answer to your question is by email, because I write better than I talk.
Weirdly, I posted about this on the open thread on Friday, this is one of my pet peeves recently. Anonymous Pterodactyl April 24, at It was reposted on a blog and can be accessed here: The pingee will respond in one or both of two ways.
Either they will experience increased stress due to increased unpredictable demands on their time, or they will simply ignore naked pings. Therefore the order of urgency goes more like this: Email copying their supervisor 2.
Stopping by their desk if possible and making a hopeful puppy dog face 4. At a previous job, phone calls were used for emergency and very urgent matters. You absolutely IMed people who were away. The normal way to use IM in my current group is to not install or use it at all.
I think that was his way of checking to see if the OP was available. Everything else is done face to face, by email or by phone. Specialk9 April 23, at 6: ElinorD April 23, at 7: But that was just that dept, which was very toxic and messed up.
Someone else April 23, at 6: IMs replace the physical inability to just walk up to someone. Nothing goes to email or phone, at all — but we can also turn off notifications as needed.
Someone else April 23, at 4: At my company we actually have a written policy on when to IM vs email vs phone vs meeting. Someone else April 23, at 5: Antilles April 23, at 3: Engineer Woman This is my take as well. MM April 23, at 3: I know explicitly that this is not how most people use these interfaces, but I cannot seem to get rid of this sense of obligation.
The answer for OP is definitely to try and recalibrate how important the pings are, just like I could benefit from taking social IMIng more casually.THE SPIKE.
It was late-afternoon. Forty-nine of us, forty-eight men and one woman, lay on the green waiting for the spike to open. We were too tired to talk much. A reader writes: I have a problem that is a minor thing in the grand scheme of things, but it is really starting to get on my nerves.
My office uses an ins. A reader writes: I have a problem that is a minor thing in the grand scheme of things, but it is really starting to get on my nerves. My office uses an instant messaging system, in addition to email, to communicate since 95% of the team works from home.
1 judy a noak September 15, I am ashamed to be an American, knowing all other countries hold Donald Trump as an example of how all Americans feel.
They should know how many of us loathe him and all he stands for. If he were my next door neighbor I would move away, he is so repugnant.
2 How the White Nationalists Are Taking Over the GOP - Lawyers, Guns & Money August 11, [ ]. Text messaging, or texting, is the act of composing and sending electronic messages, typically consisting of alphabetic and numeric characters, between two or more users of mobile devices, desktops/laptops, or other type of compatible regardbouddhiste.com messages may be sent over a cellular network, or may also be sent via an Internet connection..
The term originally referred to messages . My first reaction to this post was “Wow, what a bad reason to change your attitudes.” My reaction upon reflection was to notice that I was a leftish neoliberal in my conservative Bible Belt high school, and in my left-wing liberal arts college I became more libertarian, but also more culturally radical so no one could confuse me for one of those Lew Rockwell-type conservative libertarians.