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O T - I miss daylight savings!
martym
20/05/2014
8:13:40 AM
On 20/05/2014 ajfclark wrote:
>But it would be either way so why not have sun in the evening?

That's real daylight saving:
Work midnight to 8am; have dinner and go out for a while, come home do some chores and eat lunch... Go to the pub till 6pm!
Get some rest and up at 11pm for work...
kieranl
20/05/2014
9:18:36 AM
On 20/05/2014 martym wrote:
>On 20/05/2014 ajfclark wrote:
>>But it would be either way so why not have sun in the evening?
>
>That's real daylight saving:
>Work midnight to 8am; have dinner and go out for a while, come home do
>some chores and eat lunch... Go to the pub till 6pm!
>Get some rest and up at 11pm for work...
In my days as a computer operator (?extinct species) that was called night shift, not daylight shaving :)
martym
20/05/2014
11:21:57 AM
On 20/05/2014 kieranl wrote:
>In my days as a computer operator (?extinct species) that was called night
>shift, not daylight shaving :)

how did you operate on computers?

I worked in an Audi factory in Germany on rotation - 6am-2pm was actually the best shift... although 10pm-6am was actually better than 2pm-10pm - because even though your eyes were hanging out of your head by the end of the shift, at least you had a bit of an afternoon time... the 2pm shift basically meant you had no free time - you'd wake up around 9am do some chores and be on the bus to work..
kieranl
20/05/2014
11:40:52 AM
On 20/05/2014 martym wrote:
>On 20/05/2014 kieranl wrote:
>>In my days as a computer operator (?extinct species) that was called
>night
>>shift, not daylight shaving :)
>
>how did you operate on computers?
We ran the batch jobs that were scheduled (on paper, no electronic scheduler here), loaded tapes, disk packs (massive thing, probably stored something huge like 1 Mb of data), kept the paper up to printers, made sure the printers were kept vacuumed clean so they didn't catch fire, etc. The Saturday night shift got to print the week's GL trial balance - usually 24 boxes of 4 part stationery and the next shift got to decollate (split it up). That was at the now defunct Try Another Airline. I was on the new system which only took up about 20% of the building while most of the building was occupied by the live old reservation system.

White Trash
20/05/2014
11:51:00 AM
On 20/05/2014 kieranl wrote:
>On 20/05/2014 martym wrote:
>>On 20/05/2014 kieranl wrote:
>>>In my days as a computer operator (?extinct species) that was called
>>night
>>>shift, not daylight shaving :)
>>
>>how did you operate on computers?
>We ran the batch jobs that were scheduled (on paper, no electronic scheduler
>here), loaded tapes, disk packs (massive thing, probably stored something
>huge like 1 Mb of data), kept the paper up to printers, made sure the printers
>were kept vacuumed clean so they didn't catch fire, etc. The Saturday night
>shift got to print the week's GL trial balance - usually 24 boxes of 4
>part stationery and the next shift got to decollate (split it up). That
>was at the now defunct Try Another Airline. I was on the new system which
>only took up about 20% of the building while most of the building was occupied
>by the live old reservation system.

so no scalpels or hacksaws then?
kieranl
20/05/2014
11:55:33 AM
On 20/05/2014 White Trash wrote:

>so no scalpels or hacksaws then?
No, the system engineers used magnifying glasses and tweezers.
earwig
27/05/2014
4:08:20 PM
One reason for not having more daylight saving.


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