Posted Sun Jan 2, 2005 3:33PM
C'mon people! Its been January 3rd for almost 12 hours now here in New Zealand. Where are all the dancing girls? The festive hats? The scary contracts that have fine print willing our cameras (or was it daughters) to peebert?
Ok Ok Ok... i'll keep waiting. but it sure does seem like no matter what you do, you guys are like 18 hours behind us.
Posted Sun Jan 2, 2005 3:41PM
Posted Sun Jan 2, 2005 3:48PM
lol, I was wondering what the exact time would be? Like maybe 12:01 AM January third istock time? Anyone know?
I have to go back to work tomorrow (as do most of us) and it's going to be an insane day of catch ups and unpleasent meeting. It will kill me if I can't log in until after work! I was seriously considering staying up until midnight to see the changes, but maybe that 3 am for me? I should just get up really early!
Posted Sun Jan 2, 2005 3:51PM
So where is the "lab" located? What time would it be january third for istock, here in the mountain time zone of the US?
Posted Sun Jan 2, 2005 3:51PM
< has tomorrow off
Posted Sun Jan 2, 2005 3:52PM
I am on the east coast and I believe they are two hours behing me...so that's your zone right kyle?
Posted Sun Jan 2, 2005 3:53PM
I am so jealous!!!! It's almost worth one of those sparkly new 2005 vacation days.
Posted Sun Jan 2, 2005 3:53PM
7 minutes left here in Germany. Got some firecrackers left from new year´s eve
Thank god I´m on vacations from work this week. Nevertheless I don´t know how to stand the last couple of hours when it´s Jan 3rd here in Germany but not in the USA / Canada...
I´m going to get a new lens tomorrow just to have my mind on something else at least for a few minutes.
Folks, We´re all gonna be Rockefellas soon, everything will be like in paradise tomorrow *lol*
Posted Sun Jan 2, 2005 3:55PM
Yep Amanda, two hours behind. I usually stay up tell about 12 or 1 our time, so i think i shall stay up tonight.
Gotta figure out what time it will be here though, hopefully not 2!
(Edited on 2005-01-02 03:57:35 by kmaassrock)
Posted Sun Jan 2, 2005 4:06PM
Hmmm...if I get up around 4, take a quick shower and get ready for work ...that would give me about 3 and a half blissful hours of exploring the new features and contracts. Doh! That's not enough! lol
Posted Sun Jan 2, 2005 4:28PM
Lets hope and have our fingers crossed that its full of new features..... otherwise a few might be dissappointed !
Us peeps in the Uk have another 30 mins..... Again I'm lucky enough to have a public holiday tomorrow !
Posted Sun Jan 2, 2005 4:30PM
iStockHQ midnight is 2AM EST.
I'm now trying to decide whether to stay up for it, or get up really early.... :s
(Edited on 2005-01-02 04:46:40 by Jamesmcq24)
Posted Sun Jan 2, 2005 4:44PM
if it's gonna be introduced at midnight it means that I can sleep tight and new features would be a nice new year gift when I get up, which will be like serverland's midnight. How cool.
Posted Sun Jan 2, 2005 4:51PM
Just plunked down $150 to stock up for next year.
Posted Sun Jan 2, 2005 5:16PM
12:17 am in the UK. I guess I will sleep...... and tommorrow explore the contract etc.
Working from home does have it's advantages after all (apart from the 30 second comute from the bedroom to the studio that is )......
(Edited on 2005-01-02 05:17:43 by DavePartington)
Posted Sun Jan 2, 2005 6:21PM
Yep, I re-stocked my download supply as well.
LOL, Dave...I have the same kind of commute as you. It is pretty awesome.
Posted Sun Jan 2, 2005 7:05PM
I used to work at home too, it was the best deal EVER! Sometimes I didn't get out of my jammies until 3:00 in the afternoon possibly because I loved to work late at night. That is so hard in a morning world.
I was also incredibly productive. sigh...... I miss it.
Posted Sun Jan 2, 2005 7:07PM
Well, I gave up 50% in salary a few years ago just to have a better commute. Anyone who lives in Atlanta (kreativebrain you know this) knows that Atlanta traffic is INSANE and will kill you from a heart attack if the nutty drivers don't.
On a "good" day in parts of the city it can take an hour to go 8-10 miles (if you're lucky). I used to work on the other side of the city and again on a good day, it took me an hour and 20 minutes to get to work, and an hour and half to get home in the evenings. 18 miles. I finally gave it up, went to work for a friend's small company at a substancial drop in salary, but now my commute is 7 minutes on a 2 lane country road past a horse farm, 2.5 miles to the office.
And on a completely different side note: The reason I am no longer celebrating Christmas. This year I had to buy 11 gifts. NINE of them were defective. I spend 5 days of my week off standing in customer service lines in stores, and in that traffic to get to the store. Neeeeeever again. HACK! No more trees. No more gifts. Gift cards or nothing. LOL
Sometimes sanity is worth more than money, or trying to keep up with holidays. LOL.
Posted Sun Jan 2, 2005 7:15PM
Yikes Greg! Sounds like you had a hideous holiday! I thought about you when I was over at my Brother's place for Christmas because he lives over your way.
Yes, our traffic is absolutely insane. I've even had people visit from L.A. and other large cities who said that our traffic is completely nuts. It's because no one wants to use public transportation, I think. Anyway, it's the reason I moved to the "country" and live on a nice, quiet little lake complete with cute little duckies and deer who roam the woods behind my house. That, and working from home has lowered my stress level like you would NOT believe.
And yes, Janni likes to work in her Jammies sometimes too. (grin) Sometimes it's Noon or later before I change out of my cozy flannel PJ pants and long-sleeved t-shirt. (giggle) Thank GOD I don't videoconference with any of my clients. LOL!
Posted Sun Jan 2, 2005 7:28PM
I work from home as my kids are young. I'd like to sometime in the next few years swing a full-time gig with face-to-face colleagues, but hopefully only on a part-time-in-the-office basis. I had that for a bit between kids and it was nice. Time with colleagues and time for work, lol, and only 2-3 hats to wear instead of 150...
That said, I'm not going to stay up, you kids have fun with the rollout!