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Day 2: still no building access, and the internet doesn't work properly using ethernet. Fortunately there is wifi.

Hooray, I finally have building access! Now I can go to the toilet whenever I need to!

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Although check out this door handle. The door doesn't shut properly so in order to not have the security alarm go off, you have to pull the door shut. Bets on how long the handle lasts?

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@pelagikat *sigh* Sounds like building services is on the ball, not.

New access rules @pelagikat, you need both a swipe card and a carpenter's toolbox

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my initial reaction was "someone should tighten that screw", but perhaps a better move is "someone should remove it".

@dredmorbius The whole building? It's temporary but medium-term temporary. It's housing us until a new high-rise is built, which won't be done until after my PhD is completed.

@pelagikat Whomever it is that lets Facilities know Stuff is Borken, needs to let Facilties know Stuff is Borken.

@pelagikat Though how that passed inspection might be inquired of....

@dredmorbius They were saying that the network cabling was getting finished at 4.30 on Friday afternoon, when we were scheduled to move in on Monday morning.

@pelagikat I'm reminded that the "temporary buildings" which went up at my elementary school some 45 years ago .... are still standing.

@dredmorbius @pelagikat this is more normal than unusual. Think about Shantytowns and Bidonvilles envolve over time. The whole STS field has a strand looking into long term temporal structures :)

#my2cents

@syndikalista There's that, though I strongly suspect much of the incentive in the case I have in mind were tax/financing, and/or planning/building code requirements.

The "temporary" buildings are now ... rather older ... than the "peremanent" portions of the campus around which they were placed.

(Dropping pelagikat who, I suspect, may not be interested...)

@pelagikat hooray! soon you'll achieve all of the basic necessities of life!

@pelagikat sounds like they've planned this office move spectacularly well

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