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May 11, 2001 2:32 AM   Subscribe

Killing Time Shamelessly. How to kill time before leaving your job. This article explains how to fill the endless hours of tedium that make up many working days, with suggestions that include breaking into secure areas of your firm, writing a novel with the contents of your inbox and even...God forbid...doing your job Guess what? MeFi made the list of sites to browse shamelessly...
posted by bloated_guts (14 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Would you belive it, this is my last day at work, and these guys recommend that I do what I have done every day since I got here!
No mention of the ultimate time waste though.
posted by davehat at 2:55 AM on May 11, 2001


Self promotion is considered a cardinal sin here on MeFi, Oliver.
posted by Markb at 4:44 AM on May 11, 2001


This post is too spooky. Today's the last day of "work" following my announcement of my "voluntary layoff." I've been spending about 80% of my last three weeks looking at MeFi. Now, while wasting time at work, I find a post on MeFi about how to waste your time at work, including looking at MeFi.

A friend of mine once visited the comic book artist Jim Woodring. He showed my friend an invention of his: a set of mirrors arranged so that your right eye looked into your left eye and your left eye looked into your right eye.

"Don't look in it too long," he told my friend. "You won't want to see what happens."
posted by argybarg at 6:50 AM on May 11, 2001


*chuckle* I'm trying to get through my last few days at this job before I switch over to the company that just hired me (Actually, I met the guy I'm replacing on MeFi...) and since they're phasing out my duties here, I don't have a heck of a lot to do. *shrug* Sweet link!
posted by SpecialK at 7:08 AM on May 11, 2001



my self, I question the self-promotion thing. Oliver has a funny site, so what if he's the author, people here can judge content and dismiss content that's no good.

this may make me a MeFi Liberal, but I think as long as no one is selling or doing obvious spam, selfpro is ok
posted by brucec at 7:42 AM on May 11, 2001


Well, brucec #7495, that policy has been in place since long before you got here two whole weeks ago. If self-promotion were liberally permitted, MeFi could turn into nothing more than a bulletin board for advertisements driving hits to banner-advertised sites, rather than the erudite and disciplined community that it is.

Aside from outright flammage and personal attacks, it's just about the only reason I know of for which Matt simply removes threads.
posted by dhartung at 7:59 AM on May 11, 2001


Oliver has a funny site, so what if he's the author

I don't disagree with the fact that the site is funny, far from it. But Oliver is listed as a director, it's a for-profit site and he linked to it on the front page of MeFi.

this may make me a MeFi Liberal, but I think as long as no one is selling or doing obvious spam, selfpro is ok


Not according to the guidelines it's not. If you think they should be changed, put it up for discussion in Metatalk.
posted by Markb at 8:28 AM on May 11, 2001


martin luther of MeFi i am. how dare I question the sacred cannons?
posted by brucec at 8:57 AM on May 11, 2001


Martin Luther you're definitely not. To re-iterate:-

If you think they should be changed, put it up for discussion in Metatalk.

It's really not that difficult to do, is it?
posted by Markb at 9:12 AM on May 11, 2001


heheh.

and as I am finishing out my last few days here (in which SpecialK will be replacing me), I spend quite a bit of time each day trying not to double post here.

:P

(btw, fyi @ specialk: if you're going to kill time here, do it in netscape. they monitor exploiter via the proxy.)

heh heh.
posted by jcterminal at 9:52 AM on May 11, 2001


already up on metatalk
posted by brucec at 10:42 AM on May 11, 2001


Chuckle ... see, that's the kind of cross-training I need, Crow...
posted by SpecialK at 11:10 AM on May 11, 2001


3 days.

*snicker* all i really need to do is hand you a piece of paper with passwords and ips written on them.

if that.
posted by jcterminal at 12:41 PM on May 11, 2001


Davehat, just when I thought my excessive play on the net couldn't become more shameless, you toss out sodazoo. Next week's going to be a total bust now...
posted by Ms Snit at 10:44 PM on May 11, 2001


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