• Subject: Re: Telecommuting
  • From: "Charly Jones" <charly301@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 17:31:35

I think you are on to something here.  Maybe infrared movement detectors
for programmers that are IN the office.  With a detector in every cubicle
you could probably get by with fewer managers...  Why not use the same
techniques for remotely monitoring programmers in the office that would
not work for remotely monitoring programmers working at home?

Charly Jones
-- IBM Certified Specialist - AS/400 Administrator

Geezer in Gig Harbor

>From: as400@isham-research.freeserve.co.uk
> >> We are entertaining the idea of telecommuting.  Are there any tools
> >> on the 400 or any third party tools that will allow you to monitor
> >> programmer activity in the system?
>Beats me.  Anyone got any old benchmark scripts I can use to simulate
>programmer activity while I go down the pub?
>In my case, you'd have to wire the food preparation island in the
>middle of the kitchen up to the PC.  It's an ideal height to lay out
>papers, designs, etc., and I spend quite a bit of the day prowling
>round it.  Most of my actual coding is done offline - SAS/PC and
>Object REXX for Windows are wonderful things.  Keeps the line costs
>down, too.  One of those passive infrared movement detectors might
>be just the thing.  Or a load cell in the pencil tray to detect when
>they're picked up and put down.
>I remember one of the busiest programmers I ever saw turned out to be
>writing a DOS utility package that he then left the company to sell.

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