Concerned about Joel
I'm concerned about Joel's wellbeing after he revealed in an earlier thread that he uses 1/3 of a roll of toilet paper per day.
Steve Jones (UK)
The monitor thread.
IIRC it was on one of the main articles (possibly the Joel Test one, under "Do you use the best tools money can buy?") and was a quip in response to his former IT department sending him nagging emails about his email inbox being too large and making a comparison of the cost of disk space with something trivial.
Better than being unemployed...
Steve, I reckon he's just worried about moving to the new building ;-)
Don't feel sorry for Joel ... feel sorry for his cleaner and/or plumber!
If I used any less I couldn't justify monitors, server hard drive space, etc.
Steve Jones (UK)
"You Brits never use napkins either!!!!!!!"
But I was wearing my Smiths T Shirt!!!!!!!!!!!!
LOL! They probably thought you were a student trying to blag a job then! Reminds me of a joke we have here:
Napkins in a Fish and Chip shop is just totally against the culture. The whole point of fish and chips is to get your fingers covered in grease, and since the grease is the best part, the easiest way to clean your fingers is to lick them. If your fingers aren't clean enough to lick, they weren't clean enough for you to be eating fish and chips anyway.
A true gentleman always carries a handkerchief.
My concern is that in the Programmer's Paradise mugshots, Joel seems to have lost some of the fine good looks that other pictures of him have always displayed...
Adam in Poland
The connection between Joel's furious use of toilet paper and his admirably obsessive fixation on cleansing software of bugs suggests a new criterium to judge the programmer: tissue usage. It shouldn't be hard to determine a job candidate's tendencies. In the course of the day-long interview process advocated on this site, the average developer will likely take advantage of the facilities - simply measure the roll before and after.
Do you know if there is toilet paper holder with some sort of usage meter (and preferably Wireles Ethernet so that we can avoid wires). I would like to implement usage monitoring so employees can be warned that something is maybe wrong with their health. It would of course be completely private.
Have you considered using webcams with fe^Hacial recognition? Having to swipe a card for access to the paper dispencer might be considered an invasion of privacy, so you need something more sneaky.
Just me (Sir to you)
"Just me" - butt prints? I'm just wondering if everyone's in unique. I guess I will have to check everyone's. Okay, ladies first...
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