Nice try, spamshine.

Today, the members of staff seeking to unionize at CBS Sacramento received this glorious letter. It was delivered to each of us via UPS Express overnight letter. Management likely spent over a kilobuck to do this.

It’s…. pathetic and adorable.

(Deborah is our general manager and she’s done a great job of following the script passed down by the anti-union consultants Paramount sicced on us. One of these days we’ll all just have to look back on this and laugh.)

Let’s Play Bingo!

As of today with Paramount Sacramento management….

Blank version:

This was after our directors, maintenance technicians*, operations technicians, and building maintenance technician (who’s really doing the responsibilities of a maintenance technician also despite being paid less) filed successfully for a union election with NABET-CWA.

* Or in anyone else’s words, “broadcast engineers”

Oh, backpedal harder, Paramount. LMAO.

By the way if you’re curious as to whether you should try to organize at your workplace: yes, you should.

PC Load Letter is too good for you, peon.

Confound these printers! They drive me to drink!

So we got these new multifunction printer/scanner/fax machines at work, some newer thing from Canon, and they’re absolutely ridiculous. When you walk up to one you’re presented with a login prompt with a horrible on screen keyboard, but also with an RFID reader. Once you’ve logged in you can link it to whatever RFID macguffin you’re carrying.

My director of technology successfully did it with his access control badge, but the machine kinda just… did … things… without any useful feedback as to it linking successfully.

I tried it and the RFID reader beeped and the machine didn’t respond. I logged out and back in (this takes three whole ass minutes). Nothing.

On a whim I tried making my Flipper Zero emulate the UID of my Clipper card.

*beep* success.

The actual Clipper card works too.

Clearly this is a sign from the universe of the superiority of public transit


Just when you think you know the oily belt box

So there’s literally a creep “gear” – the ratio blips up a little at very low speeds!

Now, as for the question of what the converter lock does: whatever the hell it feels like

There is a pattern though: let up on the gas and it usually disengages. In cruise control it usually stays engaged, and going downhill in low tends to keep it on for engine braking.