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2019-01-10 8:44:08 AM  
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2019-01-10 8:46:32 AM  
No Kremlin?  No Red Square?  No Brezhnev room?
 
2019-01-10 8:59:11 AM  
wah wah wah
 
2019-01-10 10:26:11 AM  
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2019-01-10 10:26:26 AM  
Jesus, how stupid.
 
2019-01-10 10:30:30 AM  
Ours are all named after video game characters. We have "Sonic", "Link", "Zelda", Mega Man", "Samus", "Pac Man", and a few others. I think we even have what used to be a conference room but is now an office that is named "Q-Bert". We have another office where they're all named after classical composers, and an office where they're named after historical figures.

More fun than "East Conference Room B-1 (2nd Floor)". This isn't well executed, but I at least give them credit for trying to be creative.
 
2019-01-10 10:31:47 AM  
Those aren't even farking lyrics to the song.

This shiat has to stop.
 
2019-01-10 10:37:50 AM  
And this is what happens when you let the employees name the conference rooms.

What, no Roomy McRoomface? Some people have no respect for tradition.
 
2019-01-10 10:38:05 AM  
Mine is called "The conference room"
 
2019-01-10 10:38:46 AM  
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2019-01-10 10:41:59 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Mine is called "The conference room"


Which is cool when you're a podunk outfit that has a single conference room.
 
2019-01-10 10:45:33 AM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Those aren't even farking lyrics to the song.

This shiat has to stop.


They technically aren't lyrics, but have you ever heard a room full of (usually drunk) people sing that song? They become lyrics. Hell, 75% of the time, when someone other than Neil sings it, the "bah bah bah" and the "buh buh buh" are enthusiastically vocalized. So roll with it.
 
2019-01-10 10:46:11 AM  
What?  No room designated for "Touching me, touching you?"
 
2019-01-10 10:50:42 AM  
I guess the Asinine tag was off pegging Tawmy
 
2019-01-10 10:50:44 AM  
On the list of stuff Facebook is responsible for, this probably isn't even in the top 10 dumbest, but it's still pretty farking stupid.

Most places just number their conference rooms, but I guess Facebook is extra creative or something (wanking motion).
 
2019-01-10 10:50:45 AM  
Sweet Caroline an ode to Caroline Kennedy who was 11 when the song was released
 
2019-01-10 10:52:02 AM  
The whitest people.
 
2019-01-10 10:53:41 AM  
One place I worked all the servers were named after Tolkein characters, so you could be local on Frodo and remote over to Shadowfax.

The next place all the servers were Maine place names, Katahdin, Pemaquid, etc. Glad they never named any Mattamiscontis or Mattawankeag.
 
2019-01-10 11:00:51 AM  
My company names 'em after cities in Europe.  I have no idea why and after 11 years in my current building i still have to look them up to figure out where tf they are.  Then again, I work remote 98% of the time and usually just call in to meetings.
 
2019-01-10 11:12:51 AM  

priapic_abandon2: One place I worked all the servers were named after Tolkein characters, so you could be local on Frodo and remote over to Shadowfax.

The next place all the servers were Maine place names, Katahdin, Pemaquid, etc. Glad they never named any Mattamiscontis or Mattawankeag.


It used to be pretty common, now most servers have boring names, especially in bigger corporate environments.

At one of the first places I worked at, there was a Netware 4 (yeah, thats how old I am) server called "Red Dwarf", its disk partitions were called "Blue Midget" and "Starbug".  The same place (it was a college) had another server called "Saucer" and the disk volume was "cup", so you needed to mount "cup" on "saucer", there was another server "plate" and the volume "toast" etc.

Another customer has 2 datacenters, production is "lightside" and DR was "darkside", their prod firewall cluster is called "Jedi" and the two members are "Yoda" and "ObiWan", while the DR cluster is called "Sith" and its two members are "Vader" and "Maul".

I've worked at places where they used River names, another used periodic table elements, and many many many star wars or other geeky references.
 
2019-01-10 11:13:33 AM  
As off as that may be, would it be more or less appropriate if they had used the lyrics to "I Am, I Said"?
 
2019-01-10 11:20:12 AM  
I heard about a company that named its conference rooms after mythical lands... Narnia, Mordor (I'm sure "one does not simply walk..." jokes abounded), Pandemonium, etc.

There was a room called "Limbo" and people kept getting confused when an announcement would go out "the meeting is in limbo" and people interpreted that to mean that it is not set or scheduled yet.
 
2019-01-10 11:21:31 AM  

Cheron: Sweet Caroline an ode to Caroline Kennedy who was 11 when the song was released


Touching me touching you. Good times never seemed so good.

The pedo song.
 
2019-01-10 11:28:37 AM  
That song is awful, the association with Boston is stupid (yes, I know the Kennedy connection), and I'd be embarrassed to work any place that did something similar.
 
2019-01-10 11:28:44 AM  

NotThatGuyAgain: My company names 'em after cities in Europe.  I have no idea why and after 11 years in my current building i still have to look them up to figure out where tf they are.  Then again, I work remote 98% of the time and usually just call in to meetings.


To: NotThatGuyAgain
From: NTGA's Boss
Subject: The monthly meeting will be in Amsterdam

Dear NTGA,

The monthly status report meeting will be in Amsterdam on 1/14 at 11:00am
----------------------

To: NTGA's Boss
From: NotThatGuyAgain
Subject: re: The monthly meeting will be in Amsterdam

Great! I've purchased my ticket with our company travel card, should I meet the team at Schiphol airport?

> The monthly status report meeting will be in Amsterdam on 1/14 at 11:00am
 
2019-01-10 11:40:14 AM  

priapic_abandon2: One place I worked all the servers were named after Tolkein characters, so you could be local on Frodo and remote over to Shadowfax.

The next place all the servers were Maine place names, Katahdin, Pemaquid, etc. Glad they never named any Mattamiscontis or Mattawankeag.


Yeah, I worked n a place where all of the servers were matrix characters. A pain in the ass. A server should be named for its purpose, or have a generic name if it serves multiple purposes.

Naming conference rooms something fun isn't quite the end of the world people are making it out to be, though. I know we all hate Facebook, but this isn't "Asinine" or "Stupid",it's just trying to make the office a little more fun.

Cheron: Sweet Caroline an ode to Caroline Kennedy who was 11 when the song was released



flamark: Cheron: Sweet Caroline an ode to Caroline Kennedy who was 11 when the song was released

Touching me touching you. Good times never seemed so good.

The pedo song.


WRONG... WRONG... WRONG... WRONG...

For years the lore has been that Neil Diamond's 1969 song "Sweet Caroline" was an ode to the then young daughter of late president John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline.
On Monday, the singer revealed the truth behind the hit.
"I was writing a song in Memphis, Tennessee, for a session. I needed a three-syllable name," Diamond said during an appearance on "Today." "The song was about my wife at the time - her name was Marsha - and I couldn't get a 'Marsha' rhyme."


https://www.cnn.com/2014/10/20/showbi​z​/music/neil-diamond-sweet-caroline/ind​ex.html
 
2019-01-10 11:50:10 AM  
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BAA, BAA, BAAAAAAAA....
 
2019-01-10 11:52:00 AM  
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Random Anonymous Blackmail: Those aren't even farking lyrics to the song.

This shiat has to stop.

They technically aren't lyrics, but have you ever heard a room full of (usually drunk) people sing that song? They become lyrics. Hell, 75% of the time, when someone other than Neil sings it, the "bah bah bah" and the "buh buh buh" are enthusiastically vocalized. So roll with i


Yes I am heard rooms full of drunk asses singing it. They don't know one farking lyric except the chorus.

Actually feel sorry for Red Sox fans that have to hear this every damn game.
 
2019-01-10 12:16:29 PM  

Pinko_Commie: priapic_abandon2: One place I worked all the servers were named after Tolkein characters, so you could be local on Frodo and remote over to Shadowfax.

The next place all the servers were Maine place names, Katahdin, Pemaquid, etc. Glad they never named any Mattamiscontis or Mattawankeag.

It used to be pretty common, now most servers have boring names, especially in bigger corporate environments.

At one of the first places I worked at, there was a Netware 4 (yeah, thats how old I am) server called "Red Dwarf", its disk partitions were called "Blue Midget" and "Starbug".  The same place (it was a college) had another server called "Saucer" and the disk volume was "cup", so you needed to mount "cup" on "saucer", there was another server "plate" and the volume "toast" etc.

Another customer has 2 datacenters, production is "lightside" and DR was "darkside", their prod firewall cluster is called "Jedi" and the two members are "Yoda" and "ObiWan", while the DR cluster is called "Sith" and its two members are "Vader" and "Maul".

I've worked at places where they used River names, another used periodic table elements, and many many many star wars or other geeky references.


Like an admin I knew who worked at a large church and gave all the servers biblical names.  I asked him about the ramifications of having to say things like, "Well, we need to reboot Methuselah again" and "Looks like the firewall is blocking Noah", he said he just kept any negative comments to himself.
 
2019-01-10 12:43:47 PM  
So Facebook is so much in bed with Cambridge Analytica that they opened a shiny new office in Cambridge??
 
2019-01-10 1:24:39 PM  

Mikey1969: WRONG... WRONG... WRONG... WRONG...

For years the lore has been that Neil Diamond's 1969 song "Sweet Caroline" was an ode to the then young daughter of late president John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline.
On Monday, the singer revealed the truth behind the hit.
"I was writing a song in Memphis, Tennessee, for a session. I needed a three-syllable name," Diamond said during an appearance on "Today." "The song was about my wife at the time - her name was Marsha - and I couldn't get a 'Marsha' rhyme."

https://www.cnn.com/2014/10/20/showbiz​/music/neil-diamond-sweet-caroline/ind​ex.html


Double wrong on you

The inspiration for the song came from a photograph of the then nine-year-old Kennedy the singer saw in a magazine while staying at a hotel in Memphis.
"It was a picture of a little girl dressed to the nines in her riding gear, next to her pony," Diamond said. "It was such an innocent, wonderful picture, I immediately felt there was a song in there." (link)
 
2019-01-10 2:46:32 PM  
"A buh..."
"No, not a buh, a bomb."
 
2019-01-10 2:53:20 PM  
Overboard Goldie Hawn Buh buh buh
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Buh-buh-buh

In 1986, I worked in a computer room and there were printers named HAL5 and HAL6 because whoever set up the network loved 2001. (No idea what happened to HAL 1-4)
 
2019-01-10 3:52:33 PM  

Mikey1969: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Mine is called "The conference room"

Which is cool when you're a podunk outfit that has a single conference room.


and I usually only use it during March Madness.

/meetings are useless
 
2019-01-10 5:02:33 PM  
I worked at a place that had Greek names for all the conference rooms. I did not know this for a couple months, and I got an email to sign up for massages in Acropolis. The only Acropolis I knew was a strip club on the edge of Portland. I thought I was working for the coolest place until someone informed me.
 
2019-01-10 7:27:57 PM  
Bunch of obsessive retro weirdos...
 
2019-01-10 10:24:00 PM  
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2019-01-10 10:25:04 PM  
The Nozzle | The Venture Bros. | Adult Swim
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2019-01-10 10:25:18 PM  

HailRobonia: NotThatGuyAgain: My company names 'em after cities in Europe.  I have no idea why and after 11 years in my current building i still have to look them up to figure out where tf they are.  Then again, I work remote 98% of the time and usually just call in to meetings.

To: NotThatGuyAgain
From: NTGA's Boss
Subject: The monthly meeting will be in Amsterdam

Dear NTGA,

The monthly status report meeting will be in Amsterdam on 1/14 at 11:00am
----------------------

To: NTGA's Boss
From: NotThatGuyAgain
Subject: re: The monthly meeting will be in Amsterdam

Great! I've purchased my ticket with our company travel card, should I meet the team at Schiphol airport?

> The monthly status report meeting will be in Amsterdam on 1/14 at 11:00am


I think we DO have one named Amsterdam in the other building!
 
2019-01-10 10:27:31 PM  
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2019-01-10 10:28:36 PM  

Mikey1969: priapic_abandon2: One place I worked all the servers were named after Tolkein characters, so you could be local on Frodo and remote over to Shadowfax.

The next place all the servers were Maine place names, Katahdin, Pemaquid, etc. Glad they never named any Mattamiscontis or Mattawankeag.

Yeah, I worked n a place where all of the servers were matrix characters. A pain in the ass. A server should be named for its purpose, or have a generic name if it serves multiple purposes.

Naming conference rooms something fun isn't quite the end of the world people are making it out to be, though. I know we all hate Facebook, but this isn't "Asinine" or "Stupid",it's just trying to make the office a little more fun.

Cheron: Sweet Caroline an ode to Caroline Kennedy who was 11 when the song was released


flamark: Cheron: Sweet Caroline an ode to Caroline Kennedy who was 11 when the song was released

Touching me touching you. Good times never seemed so good.

The pedo song.

WRONG... WRONG... WRONG... WRONG...

For years the lore has been that Neil Diamond's 1969 song "Sweet Caroline" was an ode to the then young daughter of late president John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline.
On Monday, the singer revealed the truth behind the hit.
"I was writing a song in Memphis, Tennessee, for a session. I needed a three-syllable name," Diamond said during an appearance on "Today." "The song was about my wife at the time - her name was Marsha - and I couldn't get a 'Marsha' rhyme."

https://www.cnn.com/2014/10/20/showbiz​/music/neil-diamond-sweet-caroline/ind​ex.html


I'm with you on server names that should have some indication of their purpose.  My company acquires others on a regular basis and my blood pressure climbs when we onboard devices with dumb ass names.

Then again dumb ass names beat the snot out of the time a developer named his machine localhost and made a DNS record for it.  Asshole.
 
2019-01-10 10:30:14 PM  

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2019-01-10 10:39:37 PM  
And while Facebook's workplace culture has come under recent scrutiny, Parnell says the naming of the rooms is a morale-boosting way to involve employees.

Yeah, I'll bet the opportunity to name a conference room totally makes up for workplace harassment and stack ranking.

CSB:  My ex-brother in law worked for a company I'll call "Smith Corp" which expanded to include three new out-buildings.  There was a company-wide competition to name the three new buildings, with the winner also getting a small sum of money, five extra vacation days, and a choice parking spot.  The winner was the CEO's designated successor, and those winning names?  Smith 1, Smith 2, and Smith 3.
 
2019-01-10 10:40:07 PM  

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:D
 
2019-01-10 10:45:51 PM  
I think mixing up the buh buh buh room with the bah bah bah room is a great way to get out of a meeting you don't want to go to.

It's an easy mistake, anybody could have made it.
 
2019-01-10 11:01:01 PM  
Barbara Ann - The Beach Boys (with lyrics) [otherwise known as 'The Banana Song']
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2019-01-10 11:44:41 PM  
They thought about renaming our conference rooms once.  I suggested that they stick with "Large Conference Room" and "Small Conference Room" as giving them non-descriptive names would just result in the same question each time they were mentioned: "Is that the Large one or the Small one?"  Happily, they dropped the whole stupid subject.
 
2019-01-11 12:51:11 AM  

Cheron: Mikey1969: WRONG... WRONG... WRONG... WRONG...

For years the lore has been that Neil Diamond's 1969 song "Sweet Caroline" was an ode to the then young daughter of late president John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline.
On Monday, the singer revealed the truth behind the hit.
"I was writing a song in Memphis, Tennessee, for a session. I needed a three-syllable name," Diamond said during an appearance on "Today." "The song was about my wife at the time - her name was Marsha - and I couldn't get a 'Marsha' rhyme."

https://www.cnn.com/2014/10/20/showbiz​/music/neil-diamond-sweet-caroline/ind​ex.html

Double wrong on you

The inspiration for the song came from a photograph of the then nine-year-old Kennedy the singer saw in a magazine while staying at a hotel in Memphis.
"It was a picture of a little girl dressed to the nines in her riding gear, next to her pony," Diamond said. "It was such an innocent, wonderful picture, I immediately felt there was a song in there." (link)


Yeah, my story was seven years more recent. Going with his most recent revelation, thank you.
 
2019-01-11 1:28:08 AM  
GI Joe - Pork Chop Sandwiches
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