The WFH Battlestation Thread

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by Dual » Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:51 am

What does everyone have in the background when they are on a Skype call? I'm getting mad anxious my boss is going to judge me for having an untidy kitchen.

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by Preezy » Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:54 am

Dual wrote:What does everyone have in the background when they are on a Skype call? I'm getting mad anxious my boss is going to judge me for having an untidy kitchen.

Get a cardboard cut-out of either a tropical beach or a window with zombies pressing up against it.

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by Moggy » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:03 am

Dual wrote:What does everyone have in the background when they are on a Skype call? I'm getting mad anxious my boss is going to judge me for having an untidy kitchen.


We had a team meeting over Zoom yesterday. The boss said it was a “cameras on” meeting. I just left my camera off, strawberry float letting them see me in my pants. :dread:

Was fun seeing other people’s homes though. Although one bloke had a bookcase behind him and one of the books clearly had “HITLER” on the spine. :dread:

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by Errkal » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:17 am

We use teams and you can blur the background if you have a camera that supports it so all good. :)

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by Jenuall » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:19 am

Errkal wrote:We use teams and you can blur the background if you have a camera that supports it so all good. :)

Surely that just raises more suspicion?

What are you trying to blur? If you've got nothing to hide you've got nothing to fear :capnscotty:

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by Victor Mildew » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:22 am

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Dual wrote:What does everyone have in the background when they are on a Skype call? I'm getting mad anxious my boss is going to judge me for having an untidy kitchen.


We had a team meeting over Zoom yesterday. The boss said it was a “cameras on” meeting. I just left my camera off, strawberry float letting them see me in my pants. :dread:

Was fun seeing other people’s homes though. Although one bloke had a bookcase behind him and one of the books clearly had “HITLER” on the spine. :dread:


The book case is the go to background for people who want to appear intelligent on webcams. Bonus points if they've made sure all the spines are arranged towards the camera, and the camera is angled up enough to show their posh light fittings.

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by Moggy » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:27 am

Victor Mildew wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Dual wrote:What does everyone have in the background when they are on a Skype call? I'm getting mad anxious my boss is going to judge me for having an untidy kitchen.


We had a team meeting over Zoom yesterday. The boss said it was a “cameras on” meeting. I just left my camera off, strawberry float letting them see me in my pants. :dread:

Was fun seeing other people’s homes though. Although one bloke had a bookcase behind him and one of the books clearly had “HITLER” on the spine. :dread:


The book case is the go to background for people who want to appear intelligent on webcams. Bonus points if they've made sure all the spines are arranged towards the camera, and the camera is angled up enough to show their posh light fittings.


Yes, but the Nazi literature appears to he sending another message...

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by Corazon de Leon » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:51 am

Could be the Kershaw biography tbf.

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by Moggy » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:53 am

Corazon de Leon wrote:Could be the Kershaw biography tbf.


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by Corazon de Leon » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:56 am

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Corazon de Leon wrote:Could be the Kershaw biography tbf.


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My old flatmate found a copy of that when he was clearing his gran's house out after she died a few years ago. :dread:

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by Moggy » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:01 am

Corazon de Leon wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:Could be the Kershaw biography tbf.


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My old flatmate found a copy of that when he was clearing his gran's house out after she died a few years ago. :dread:


“So I hear your granny was a Nazi”

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by Jenuall » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:16 am

Never knew Nik Kershaw wrote a Hitler biography, a talented musician and historian then.

What's it called "I Won't Let The Sun Go Down (On the Third Reich)"?

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by Moggy » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:19 am

This email was just sent to everybody that works in my office.

Right guys, I’ve been WFH for 65 minutes and I’m BORED. Turns out my ADHD-esque personality isn’t well suited to hanging out in my kitchen.

I’d like volunteers to run some short competitions / quizzes / training that we can all dial into via zoom (if we’re available). If you want to come up with something, then let me know and I’ll slot it into the diary (so we don’t get ALL THE FUN ON ONE DAY)

Idea that other teams have used are:

- Photo competition of random house objects
- Trivia quiz
- Weekend round up

I think we can go further. I’m looking forward to Laura’s Friday 4pm cocktail making demonstration….

Please do volunteer to do something good for your colleagues….



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by Corazon de Leon » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:21 am

Jenuall wrote:Never knew Nik Kershaw wrote a Hitler biography, a talented musician and historian then.

What's it called "I Won't Let The Sun Go Down (On the Third Reich)"?


:lol:

It's Ian Kershaw tbf but this buckled me, well done.

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by Cuttooth » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:22 am

Moggy wrote:This email was just sent to everybody that works in my office.

Right guys, I’ve been WFH for 65 minutes and I’m BORED. Turns out my ADHD-esque personality isn’t well suited to hanging out in my kitchen.

I’d like volunteers to run some short competitions / quizzes / training that we can all dial into via zoom (if we’re available). If you want to come up with something, then let me know and I’ll slot it into the diary (so we don’t get ALL THE FUN ON ONE DAY)

Idea that other teams have used are:

- Photo competition of random house objects
- Trivia quiz
- Weekend round up

I think we can go further. I’m looking forward to Laura’s Friday 4pm cocktail making demonstration….

Please do volunteer to do something good for your colleagues….



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Is this a zany manager who wants to be everyone's friend?

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:23 am

Photo competition of random house objects :lol:

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by Moggy » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:24 am

Cuttooth wrote:
Moggy wrote:This email was just sent to everybody that works in my office.

Right guys, I’ve been WFH for 65 minutes and I’m BORED. Turns out my ADHD-esque personality isn’t well suited to hanging out in my kitchen.

I’d like volunteers to run some short competitions / quizzes / training that we can all dial into via zoom (if we’re available). If you want to come up with something, then let me know and I’ll slot it into the diary (so we don’t get ALL THE FUN ON ONE DAY)

Idea that other teams have used are:

- Photo competition of random house objects
- Trivia quiz
- Weekend round up

I think we can go further. I’m looking forward to Laura’s Friday 4pm cocktail making demonstration….

Please do volunteer to do something good for your colleagues….



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Is this a zany manager who wants to be everyone's friend?


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by Errkal » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:26 am

Its not entirly a bad idea, some people really dont get one with being on there own so stuff like that will actually help them.

Personally, I'm happy with netflix at myself, at least for now. I dont like talking to people "that" much so this works for me, I do miss the background hubbub of them though.Netflix is working well for that, provides sound and I'm getting through the backlog of shiows I have so, win win.

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PostRe: The WFH Battlestation Thread
by Jenuall » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:28 am

Well I don't know about you but I'm certainly looking forward to Laura's cocktail making demo later!

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by Victor Mildew » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:30 am

4 o'clock is cocktail o'clock!!!!

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