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Re^2: (OT): Human Multi-tasking

by Jenda (Abbot)
on Dec 31, 2004 at 00:40 UTC ( #418445=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: (OT): Human Multi-tasking
in thread (OT): Human Multi-tasking

Cubes? You have cubes? My, that'd be an improvement!

When we moved to this stupid new office on the most expensive street in Prague (mind you, we are just an offshore dev center with no local clients) we were told they'll place tables now and get the barriers later. Now two and a half years later, with four times the space and five times the people do we have barriers? Do we have cubes? Do we have any chance to concentrate?

Thanks god (whichever) for the time difference! Thanks to this I could shift my working hours and work for some four hours alone (almost) in the office after everyone else left. I do hope the (censored to protect the innocent) who invented openspace offices has a painfull afterlife in hell. And that the walls are painted painfull purple and pink and green and orange and red and all the dreadfull colors americans seem to love so much.

As far as my dream goes ... I come from a small town, where if you took whatever direction then within ten to twenty minutes you were in woods or fields. Small pocket-size fields, small pocket-size woods, small hills, creeks, ponds. Human sized world.

We'd like to help you learn to help yourself
Look around you, all you see are sympathetic eyes
Stroll around the grounds until you feel at home
   -- P. Simon in Mrs. Robinson

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Re^3: (OT): Human Multi-tasking
by Eyck (Priest) on Dec 31, 2004 at 09:06 UTC
    And I've been told that Prague is so beautifull and those smalls streets and stuff...

    It looks like this flood from few years back haven't affected you at all?

    Getting back offtopic - growing up in Europe or some place like New York, and then moving to some less densely populated place (not going off-grid, just moving to some smaller version of newyork...) could do the trick.

    Notice like few posts above someone mentions that living 30m away from center is unbearable - it usually takes 30-45m to drive through city. So moving to Toronto, living on 100acres and driving only 30m to the city may sound like a dream come true.

      Well, some of those streets are nice, but there's simply too many people in them for my tastes. I guess I am a little sociophobic. The flood did tear down some houses, mainly in Karlin (an old, but not to fancy quarter), but generaly the city is fine. Repairing all flooded houses and the Metro/tube/underground/subway was quite expensive, but you'd have to search hard to find any scars now :-)

      The little town I come from was actually hit worse, a few fishponds above the town broke and the water hit Blatna early in the morning tearing down two of the four bridges, damage the next one badly and flooding the last one so that noone knew whether it's still there or not for a day, 1.5 meters of water on the main square, some 20 or so houses down, the stadium covered by a meter of slime, ...

      But compared to the recent tsunamis in shouth Asia and India this was nothing.

      We'd like to help you learn to help yourself
      Look around you, all you see are sympathetic eyes
      Stroll around the grounds until you feel at home
         -- P. Simon in Mrs. Robinson

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