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Comment: Available on PSX (Score 2) 251

by Nexzus (#47069729) Attached to: It's Time For the <em>Descent</em> Games Return

A buddy and I had the game on our playstations, and it was one of the few the supported the Link cable on that system.

Two CRTs placed near each other, two PSXs , two copies of the game and the link cable made for awesome afternoons.

Played and controlled well enough, especially since the dual[analog|shock] hadn't been released yet.

Comment: Re:notice of intent to give notice? (Score 3, Interesting) 892

by Nexzus (#44578695) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: When Is It OK To Not Give Notice?

A CC of your resignation notice to your personal email.

I can see them trying to say "but he sent that email out *after* I fired him".

The obvious retort is "so you let a terminated employee access his computer and email account *after* you fired him?"

"But he could have forged the email..."

Hopefully by then, common sense would prevail.

Comment: At My Last Place... (Score 1) 892

by Nexzus (#44578643) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: When Is It OK To Not Give Notice?

I gave 2 weeks and 3.5 days notice.

By that last week, I just didn't give a fuck about the job anymore and almost had to have my supervisor (who was a great guy) call me to wake me up in the morning.

Only professional pride made me get through that final Friday afternoon without stripping naked and rubbing my taint in the COO's face.

Yeah, it's a nicety, but really, who is anyone trying to fool?

Comment: At The Other End of the Spectrum... (Score 1) 146

by Nexzus (#44150945) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: IT Spending In Engineering?

We're a 1,700 employee regional government organization (analogeous to county). Engineering (paired with Construction) is one of our largest divisions, probably about 600 employees, with 200 of them being Engineers.

As that aspect is pretty opaque, dealing with pipes and water and sewage treatment (even if the org itself is pretty under-the-radar), the engineers get pretty much what they want. Large Monitors, Top Spec computers every 18 months, latest versions of AutoCad and other CAD programs, dedicated IT resources to get and keep everything running.

The 10 person GIS team of the IT department is pretty much at their beck and call as well.

If it smells it's chemistry, if it crawls it's biology, if it doesn't work it's physics.