thread so it seems my laptop has a spare drive bay
which was a bit of a surprise, i think in the intention that you had a small ssd for the os and a bigger one for storage... i've been running out of space for weeks.. and if you are opening you might as well stick some more memory in it.... so tomorrow if you need me i'll be searching around under the kitchen table looking for that tiny screw that i've dropped and muttering "how was i supposed to know it went that way up....."

what are you planning to do that you haven't done in a while?
permalink I was so bored yesterday
that I repotted all the house plants. At some point I need to sort out the plumbing and floor in the utility room, but I'm not rushing it, I've had the flooring since March...
permalink we have conspicuously failed to repaint the woodwork at the
front of the house as well....
permalink Housework, general tidying and spring cleaning.
Also in the middle of fitting cctv on the house now it's mostly empty at night
permalink They mostly come at night.
permalink Open the drive bay doors al...
permalink Playing with the partitioning on an external 6TB hard drive
and shifting data off a 1TB drive onto it.

I've been putting it off as the 6TB has an NTFS partition that works and a much bigger linux partition that doesn't. I've reached the point where I can't be arsed saving anything on the linux bit even if there is anything worth saving on there, so I'll dump it and make it a 6GB NTFS drive.
permalink I found out yesterday that I am being served redundancy notice soon.
So I have updated my CV and I am going to find a new job.

The phrase "right-sizing" was bandied about.

I need to buy a laptop as well which is fun.
permalink Welcome to the club.
permalink I had fun sanitising my Twitter account last night
we've had many silly conversations on that platform
permalink Haha!
I ended up deleting my entire account and just starting a brand new one - same name.
permalink that is a more
sensible use of my time
permalink My missing cat turned up last night.
It was only for about 30 seconds, but at least I now know it lives somewhere else and has not been eaten by an Alsatian.
permalink Make sure they follow procedure
See how much you can get out of the bastards (absolutely make big asks). Remember that in this HR are very, very much not on your side
permalink yes, exactly
HR are actually still hiring as well.
permalink do make sure to ask about retraining for those roles
just to get the employment lawyers ears twitching.
permalink how big an ask as well?
a new laptop + phone right?
permalink 3 months salary
3 months notice (without working it)

that sort of thing.
permalink yes, that is already on the cards
permalink then double it
permalink noted, thank you
permalink christ fucking almighty
permalink bugger, will you get three months consultation?
if they are doing a lot of people they need to.
permalink I'm not sure yet
they're appointing staff representatives and then pushing it through in about 6 weeks.
permalink Well.... they THINK they're pushing it through in 6 weeks.
It might not prove quite that simple if they try to shaft people...

Sorry to hear, mate.
permalink thanks
I'll be grand
permalink it's 30 days minimum
for 20-99, 45 days for 100+. Staff reps have to agree that there's nothing left to discuss though before that concludes, but aren't allowed to just drag it out.
permalink (was a staff rep at the one two years ago
learned a fucking lot)
permalink is that people on site
or jobs cut?
permalink total jobs cut
within the company/organisation
permalink from what I remember
the clock I think starts ticking once reps are appointed, trained and have their first meeting. And notice doesn't start till the end of the time (the period may though include the selection procedure if there's pools that are being reduced but not eliminated)
permalink I've volunteered to be a rep
realistically I think I am just an extra layer, they'll do what they want and claim a moral victory
permalink I volunteered as well
managed to negotiate up the package for everyone and helped ensure that the selection process for multi-person pools was fairer.
The latter didn't help me much as I was a pool of 1, but the former definitely helped. Even some of the older guys from the factory, who'd been union reps at other companies, were impressed with me.

permalink I think this is very much as case
of you will get what you're given.

Would you be alright answering any questions I have? (through the process, not right now)

I've just had the ballot as well and there are two of us on it.
permalink yes
permalink Thank you so much
my email is 't j p0c0ck' at gmail dot com where the 0s are actually o and which no spaces. Please can you drop me a line when you have a moment
permalink I am going to video my dog doing zoomies and send it to you

I would send a dick pic, but you do not need cheering up quite THAT much.
permalink I've replied to the email, cute dog too
I'm going to state it here as well. You had that email anyway. Although the last correspondence was 2010
permalink I knew this.
I just had a prompt.
permalink I have sent email
it has no dick pics
permalink I never did get around to
wanking into his hat.
permalink I don't wear a hat
all the time any more, I'm a real adult!
permalink That is straight off the
stable floor.
permalink thanks
permalink well bugger me, it worked fine
I now have 512 free giggle-bites to play with... i'm never deleting anything every again.

EDIT: putting the first files on it is like walking on fresh snow.

permalink Lovely.
You'll fill the fucker up though. That's just how it is.
permalink This is why I now have a cute
little external drive sat under my iMac. Oops. Can I find owt when I need it though? Can I fuckery.
permalink I think an imac
Was the last computer I opened to put a new hard drive in... One of the white ones... It was a traumatic experience.

Though I've also done a Nas, which was obviously easier.

I think my laptop is now lighter, there was a dummy bit of metal there in place of the drive, which seems to weigh more than the frankly miniscule SSD I put in.

permalink Never had to do one of the white ones
but I'm quite proficient at drive replacement on the following silver ones without fully taking the screen off. Years ago I swapped the terabyte rust in my 2010 for a terabyte SSD which was eye-watering at the time but oh the speed increase! I did the same to my Mac Mini the following week.
permalink The white ones were basically glued shut as I recall.
I do love SSDs through.

The new memory seem to be making mine zip along nicely, especially since chrome seems to use 2gb nowadays ...

Oh by the way this is the YouTube guy I mentioned on Friday.. he is stupidly detailed.. but interesting. The TV ones are also good and the toaster...
permalink Aaah HIM, yes,
I've watched a lot of his stuff but never noticed the name before. He's back in my suggestions now.
permalink if you like that,
you'll probably like TechMoan as well; very similar concept, but with occasional Muppets.
permalink yeah ive seen a few of his.
permalink Techmoan made me very briefly
famous :)
permalink Does this imply
you were wearing some very small briefs at the time?
permalink he was young
and he needed the money...
permalink The money being
permalink Such an event is not
currently possible.