start a victory garden and ration your IRRATIONALLY ANGRY feelings, part 3

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Yippee-IA, Motherf***ers! IRRATIONALLY ANGRY PT. 2: Irrationally Angrier

Bill Nighy the Science Gighy (get bent), Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:18 (six years ago) link

this is definitely an innocuous thing and it makes me more mildly annoyed than IA, but i don't like when people's facebook comments are nothing more than them tagging other people. put it on your friend's wall or send a private message. comment threads are for actual comments.

Bill Nighy the Science Gighy (get bent), Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:22 (six years ago) link

Tweets from highly and justly esteemed writers which are noting but their next bookstore signing, and (barf) the most asskissing, "now blurb meee" kind of blurbs (retweeted by blurbee of course) Cmon gimmee freebie culture dammit! Comedians even worse but ft

dow, Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:45 (six years ago) link

Musicians not as bad except some are stupid, tweetwise anyway

dow, Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:47 (six years ago) link

i find myself getting very ia at people who dont interrogate conversation, who just wait to talk and continue to talk talk talk and barely acknowledge other contributions

i like conversation when it is like a game of tennis. i do not enjoy being the backyard wall against which you repeatedly smash your 'conversation'

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:49 (six years ago) link

a) never ever go on facebook; it is the absolute worst

b) unless you are drunk and desperately seeking human contact; even then it will be a mistake

c) would totally become unhelpfully drunk with jbr/dow/veg tho!

d) first round's on veg

mookieproof, Saturday, 3 January 2015 06:49 (six years ago) link

all round to my place for fap :D

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 3 January 2015 07:22 (six years ago) link

annual rolling threads that needn't be annual

mookieproof, Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:41 (six years ago) link

-pizza places that don't sell pizza by the slice

(I politely walked out of two pizza places in one day because the first one didn't sell slices after 6 pm and the second one told me there'd be a 15 minute wait because "our slicing pizza is still in the oven.' this was the one time in my life I was tempted to get on Yelp and write some irate reviews)

please login or register if you are (unregistered), Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:50 (six years ago) link

overly tailored tshirts on casual friday (ie neatly rolled up sleeves, tucked in etc)

just relax and wear a damn tshirt.

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 10 January 2015 06:02 (six years ago) link

Needing to work out if the zip I used in the construction of a pair of jeans last year that I wear regularly or if I just keep forgetting to zip it up. Keep finding it down anyway. So just wondering if it's the zip or my memory.
& it would be the pair of jeans that needs a special needle to sew the fabric.

Wondering how long I'll have to wait until I can comfortably collect a shelving unit without being absolutely p-ed on trying to get it home. Weather is atrocious for last few days and I need to transport this flat pack I bought. Waiting for an actual break in bad weather.

Stevolende, Sunday, 11 January 2015 10:52 (six years ago) link

That was supposed to say about whether a zip needed replacing or if my memory was going. Looks like the latter if I forgot to put in the bit about replacing. & i only made the jeans about 3 or 4 months ago so it should hopefully not mean a zip needed replacing yet. Keep finding myself flying low though.

Also trying to work out which side of the fabric i'm using for a pair of tartan jeans should be the outside/inside since they look very similar. & I don't want to get it wrong throughout. Guess that would at least be consistent though.

Stevolende, Sunday, 11 January 2015 11:05 (six years ago) link

Stevolende, I have a question about jeans fly covers. Mine constantly bunch up, exposing the top part of the zipper. I have considered that the reasons might be:
- waist is too tight (but it happens on looser waists, too)
- my gut is pushing down on the waistband
- the button hole has gotten loose, allowing the top flap to sag (though I have tried sewing up the button hole without success, possibly due to my lack of skill and understanding)

Any advice on how to treat this problem? Some kind of insert to stiffen the flap?

Here is a pic of the problem.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8569/16069669409_693c9d1c35.jpg

Je55e, Sunday, 11 January 2015 17:31 (six years ago) link

And so it's on topic: this folded flap makes me SO IRRATIONALLY ANGRY

Je55e, Sunday, 11 January 2015 17:32 (six years ago) link

I think I just tend to wear shirts outside my jeans so it's covered up. Will think about it but not sure offhand.

Might be that you need to make sure you've ironed the fly flap. BUt probably not. I don't know if I know enough about construction and subsequent pressures to answer. But could be that it would be good for me to be aware of that for future knowledge.

I've made like 10 pairs of jeans so far so it's still early days. & I'm not sure how successful they all are. Found out that some I'd made some months back really were too large at the waistband. Being largely self-taught I'm not 100% sure what solutions are.

Stevolende, Sunday, 11 January 2015 18:58 (six years ago) link

i don't like when people's facebook comments are nothing more than them tagging other people. put it on your friend's wall or send a private message. comment threads are for actual comments.

THIS. When the hell did this kick off? It is irritating. Ive clicked on comments threads that are nowt but tag-ins. Ive even had friends of mine tag me in some other random persons thread. I ignored the callout. PM me or GTFO.

I checked Snoops , and it is for real (Trayce), Monday, 12 January 2015 02:23 (six years ago) link

start a victory garden and ration your IRRATIONALLY ANGRY feelings, part 3">Karl Malone

pplains, Monday, 12 January 2015 02:27 (six years ago) link

Online sellers who aren't satisfied with the fact that you purchased a product from them and did not try to return it or complaint about it, but hassle you RELENTLESSLY to leave feedback, tell us what you think, post about us on social media, blah blah blah

FUCK YOU I gave you money. You gave me a product. We're not married now. I don't owe you anything. I don't have to go to your parents' house for Thanksgiving and I don't have to write a review of your GOD DAMN cocktail shaker. Fuck.

carl agatha, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:24 (six years ago) link

Also:

I was printing out my parents boarding passes from Spirit Airlines last night and they offered the normal nickel-and-dime-you-to-death services and the option to voluntarily pay an additional $1 or $5 to help the airline be more green.

So not a service, just some random fucking guilty bullshit about how if we want this airline to be more environmentally friendly, give us extra money. We're already paying extra money to check a bag and have more leg room than a chicken a 12-by-12 factory farming crate, and now these fuckers have the nerve to try to extort money for their environmental initiative? I'm still so angry about that I can barely form a coherent objection to it.

carl agatha, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:27 (six years ago) link

I'm underemployed right now working as a temp in a law firm.. I got a ton of overtime last week but I am FUCKING FURIOUS because I HATE overtime and I hate my line of work because Im subject to the whims of capricious lawyers who dont give a fuck about my life or free time (or common sense/decency). The irony being I'm making time and a half and have a bunch more money than I would yet I am still FUCKING FURIOUS because theres a lot more overtime in the future.

It also doesnt help that because I'm a temp I'm realizing about 2/3ds of what my employer is paying the temp agency, which is basically the same amont of money I used to make like ten fucking years ago.

thanks obama

panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:33 (six years ago) link

^^^great CSR, there, carl. *screams*

I was a participant in the following exchange last week:

Cashier: 'Thanks for shopping with us. Can I take your e-mail address?'
Me: 'No...'

camp event (suzy), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:36 (six years ago) link

Hate it when I'm too fast for a website. Site loads, I put the cursor on something like "SEARCH" and click, but in that split second between those two actions, the site has loaded up just a little bit more and I wind up clicking on something like "CONTACT US".

pplains, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:40 (six years ago) link

When I started at TCS they encouraged us to ask ppl for their email addresses at the register. At first they said it like, "Hey, people might want to know when we have sales! Just ask, if they say no, that's fine obvs." By the time I left they were offering positive incentives to workers who got the highest percentages of ppl to give them an email. I got the feeling negative incentives were right around the corner.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:41 (six years ago) link

Radio Shack has been really obnoxious about the email stuff for years

Nhex, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:47 (six years ago) link

lol Radio Shack was way ahead of the curve, they used to ask for your address years ago

valleys of your mind (mh), Monday, 12 January 2015 19:54 (six years ago) link

I just had one of those, cash purchase of an overpriced-yet-undeniably-effective hair care product for one of my daughters from a salon I visit for no other purpose.

"What's your last name?" "Is it 'Dusty' Perry?" "I'm supposed to ask." "How do you spell your last name?" "Who normally does your hair here?" Ha ha ha, who does my greying, thinning hair.

Vic Perry, Monday, 12 January 2015 20:42 (six years ago) link

Canada Goose Parkas

walid foster dulles (man alive), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:45 (six years ago) link

It also doesnt help that because I'm a temp I'm realizing about 2/3ds of what my employer is paying the temp agency

Not to stoke any further IA, but it's possible that you are grossly overestimating the cut that your temp agency is willing to part with.

Smoothie Operator (Old Lunch), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:54 (six years ago) link

Very true. I used to be temped for Accounts Payable jobs, so the most hilarious thing to me was knowing the 'big secret' of exactly how much the company was paying for my services because I was the one processing the bill! (Of course temp agencies never ever want their temps to know this stuff).

I recall more than one job where I got hourly $13, and the agency was getting $22, and that this ratio was pretty usual, so, I got more than half, but less than 2/3 of the payout.

However, and this really ticked me off, one job that was largely funded by taxpayer dollars paid me way less than half of the outrageous sum the temp agency got! I think I got $9 out of $25 bucks on that one! No business like soaking the people.

Vic Perry, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:03 (six years ago) link

temp agencies take that much?! damn.

Nhex, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:04 (six years ago) link

i guess companies will pay to screw people out of benefits

Nhex, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:04 (six years ago) link

Most of the times I was ever offered to 'go perm' it was usually with a pay cut from what I had been getting as a temp ('but you'll get benefits') so, no, thanks.

One reason I did temp for a long time was that the pay rates had at least something to do with demand, whereas permanent positions tended to be successfully squashed. While it was humiliating in some ways to have the agency taking a lot of money for doing nothing but landing me the spot, that did save me a lot of dreadful human resources interviews and frankly, I just wouldn't have found those positions on my own. I also used to see the most interesting trainwrecks: places where I'd take over the suddenly vacated position of an embezzler, a revenge case, a blazing incompetent. Whole little histories there. The work of course was more boring than not so regular changes of scenery were helpful as well.

Vic Perry, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:31 (six years ago) link

lol Radio Shack was way ahead of the curve, they used to ask for your address years ago

That reminds me of this collection of anecdotes (I thought it mentioned the hassling-for-address thing but it doesn't seem to):
http://www.ihateworkinginretail.com/tag/i-hate-radioshack/

I particularly enjoyed VIII and XV, if you've got better things to do than read the whole collection of longwinded rants. But who would have better things to do than that?

club mate martyr (a passing spacecadet), Monday, 12 January 2015 21:49 (six years ago) link

omg XV is amazing, I have no idea what that is

valleys of your mind (mh), Monday, 12 January 2015 21:53 (six years ago) link

baldie doin-brum.gif

they TRY to look like GOOD people (soref), Monday, 12 January 2015 21:59 (six years ago) link

ia: egregiously bad service in restaurants. i'm sooooo chill and forgiving about minor food service slip-ups. i don't care if you smile. i don't care if you refill my water without me having to ask. if i don't say when i'm ordering that i'm allergic to XYZ food item (which would be a gross overstatement, since my food allergies are really trivial), it's a minor inconvenience but not the end of the world if the kitchen forgets to leave it off. i just want a baseline level of transactional ease if i'm gonna choose your place over other places. i had work to do last night and i ran out to get a quick takeout order so i could scarf down some food and meet my midnight deadline. i ended up waiting probably 40 minutes for a dish that at most would take ten minutes to cook from pre-prepped ingredients and assemble in a styrofoam box. and the restaurant was busy, but not slammed. it just made me very stressed out. which is my problem, not theirs. i don't handle stress well. 40 minutes is a long time to wait though.

mitt fleekwood (get bent), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 02:45 (six years ago) link

no i in yr a

so to speak

mookieproof, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 02:48 (six years ago) link

the level of stress made my a feel i

mitt fleekwood (get bent), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 02:49 (six years ago) link

_lol Radio Shack was way ahead of the curve, they used to ask for your address years ago_

That reminds me of this collection of anecdotes (I thought it mentioned the hassling-for-address thing but it doesn't seem to):
http://www.ihateworkinginretail.com/tag/i-hate-radioshack/

I particularly enjoyed VIII and XV, if you've got better things to do than read the whole collection of longwinded rants. But who would have better things to do than that?

Whoa thank you, aps! I read the first few of those when it was first posted, but missed the great ones you pointed out plus my favorite, the one w/ Stoned Craig going "I'm hungry, Paw." (Which I've said a lot to various people over decades for no reason I can discern, so maybe it's just part of the collective human drive to say it.)

Je55e, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 05:32 (six years ago) link

Stoned Je55e

valleys of your mind (mh), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 14:49 (six years ago) link

OK that Brum story looool
Original Brum theme was instrumental but TIL there is an extremely lengthy modern version

kinder, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 15:00 (six years ago) link

bill gates the spider

kinder, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 15:04 (six years ago) link

News sites showing handheld video but blurring out the edges? I feel like I see something like this every week or two. Sorry, this is some really traumatic video.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/dying-among-strangers-metro-victim-found-fellow-riders-who-tried-to-save-her-life/2015/01/13/98f6c37e-9b7a-11e4-bcfb-059ec7a93ddc_story.html?hpid=z3

how's life, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 20:43 (six years ago) link

lately every time i watch some crappy viral video prank, i get IA imagining myself just out and about trying to run an errand and getting trapped in a viral video prank. like that dumb telekinesis coffee shop thing.*

*maybe the reactions are fake, idk.

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Wednesday, 14 January 2015 20:49 (six years ago) link

It's very likely my last dying words will be "Turn your phone sideways if you insist on recording this."

pplains, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 20:59 (six years ago) link

Yeah, it's not because something is being blurred out, it's because people don't shoot in landscape and for some reason news organizations have chosen to present it like that. I think they should just reject all portrait videos.

Jeff, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:26 (six years ago) link

Why can't phones just format videos in landscape regardless of the position of the phone?

Je55e, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:29 (six years ago) link

camera sensor orientation? the actual sensor isn't square iirc, I may be wrong

valleys of your mind (mh), Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:32 (six years ago) link

those takeout containers with interlocking flaps - eating from them makes me ia bcz the flaps get in the way

i usually dump it out onto a plate of something but sometimes you can't & raaaaage

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:33 (six years ago) link

I have another friend prone to busting out his guitar and singing, too. I can't stand it. We'll be by a fire, just having a conversation, and the next thing I know he's strumming and playing "Hey Joe." I don't want to hear that!

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 17 March 2021 21:56 (one month ago) link

Take a Bluetooth speaker and bump "Freebird" every time he reaches for the capo

assert (MatthewK), Wednesday, 17 March 2021 22:51 (one month ago) link

this is deeply irrational

like its quite silly tbh but i have to vent

I follow a person on Instagram who sells vintage gowns & fancy clothes from the 1920’s through 1980’s - really cool stuff that I enjoy just from a fashion perspective

She has a lot of sheer dresses that would have traditionally been worn with a slip/petticoat/etc underneath. But she always models them in a bra & undies. On the one hand cool, she has a great body ... but it drives me bananas bc it changes the look of the dress! do i have to see your barely nude body every time?

i sound like a total uptight prude this is such a dumb IA but it bugs the hell out of me lol

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 17 March 2021 23:01 (one month ago) link

message her and helpfully tell her it alters/undermines the look

then come back here and let us know if she's modelling them without underwear

armoured van, Holden (sic), Wednesday, 17 March 2021 23:10 (one month ago) link

lol

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 17 March 2021 23:18 (one month ago) link

Reminds me of a story my aunt tells about a coworker (presumably named Joyce, but my aunt calls her Schmoyce) who made all her own clothes because whenever she tried on clothes in a store fitting room she would always turn out to be wearing the wrong color bra and would look like THE WRATH OF GOD!

Lily Dale, Wednesday, 17 March 2021 23:26 (one month ago) link

i have one friend who, if we're getting ready to meet up in person, calls me on the drive there, like always....not to talk logistics, just to...chat.

I'M GOING TO SEE YOU IN TWENTY MINUTES, why do we have to talk now? we're going to use up our conversation for later!

I usually don't answer unless i'm concerned that something's wrong, but....idgi!

"Salvation Army FUCK!" (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 17 March 2021 23:28 (one month ago) link

that would drive me insane

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 17 March 2021 23:50 (one month ago) link

I'M GOING TO SEE YOU IN TWENTY MINUTES, why do we have to talk now? we're going to use up our conversation for later!

Dear friend of mine cranking up my IA meter last Super Bowl Sunday.

https://i.imgur.com/gZRIlSx.jpg

pplains, Thursday, 18 March 2021 01:07 (one month ago) link

And yeah, my name's Tre Baker. Text 501-433-1037 for an ass-kicking.

pplains, Thursday, 18 March 2021 01:08 (one month ago) link

tbf, you did qualify it with "nearly."

Or is it the hand gesture emojis you're IA about?

nickn, Thursday, 18 March 2021 17:10 (one month ago) link

Do they make sour cream Doritos?

pplains, Thursday, 18 March 2021 17:34 (one month ago) link

make sour cream bread crisps, with either onion or spring onion. coolah boolah

Stevolende, Thursday, 18 March 2021 17:35 (one month ago) link

No.

pplains, Thursday, 18 March 2021 18:28 (one month ago) link

Who came up with that? "Hmmmm. Milk and onions."

pplains, Thursday, 18 March 2021 19:52 (one month ago) link

"But what if instead, the milk has gone sour, eh?"

pplains, Thursday, 18 March 2021 19:53 (one month ago) link

blooming tasty if you ask me. got a packet open right now

Stevolende, Thursday, 18 March 2021 20:07 (one month ago) link

[Rutles' "Cheese and Onions" youtube link]

nickn, Thursday, 18 March 2021 20:26 (one month ago) link

Yeah, I know, from a comedy record.

pplains, Thursday, 18 March 2021 20:34 (one month ago) link

cheese and onion is the best crisp flavour

armoured van, Holden (sic), Thursday, 18 March 2021 21:23 (one month ago) link

god I miss it so much

armoured van, Holden (sic), Thursday, 18 March 2021 21:24 (one month ago) link

My kid has a memory game from ikea that has 17 pairs, for a total of 34 pieces.

Any time I've played any memory game the custom is to lay the tiles out in a grid. If there were 16 pairs you could do an 8x4 grid, and with 18 pairs it could be a 6x6 or 4x9. But this can only be laid out evenly in a 2x17 grid which is ridiculous.

joygoat, Tuesday, 23 March 2021 14:24 (three weeks ago) link

Sweden is an odd country

Blick, Bils & Blinky • Let's Skip The Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 14:37 (three weeks ago) link


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koogs, Tuesday, 23 March 2021 14:48 (three weeks ago) link

yo i like that. then you stack the pairs face side up in the middle

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 16:53 (three weeks ago) link

i am in a fb group where ppl post pics of their coffee mugs, its v innocuous and was kind of nice at first

some people have a weird “visual storyteller” badge w their name for reasons i cannot fathom bc they super arent. or the bar is very low for them naming themselves as such

one such visual storyteller did a STOP ASIAN HATE tableau for their photo, which:
first, their heart is in the right place.
Love the sentiment. But the photo was of
1) a Willow-pattern porcelain mug
2) a Hawaiian inspired Chinese cookbook from the 80’s.

like. Seriously? lol

Another one was captioned “Puzzled?
1) jigsaw puzzle box
2) nondescript mug

i need to leave the group, it does my head in

they post every day like we are going applaud them for looking at things from such a “unique angle”

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 31 March 2021 23:09 (two weeks ago) link

pix or get out

pplains, Thursday, 1 April 2021 02:25 (two weeks ago) link

its like the most depressing form of attention-seeking

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 1 April 2021 02:36 (two weeks ago) link

Black background kind of looks like a magician’s set up. The changing coffee cup and house detritus

calstars, Thursday, 1 April 2021 02:41 (two weeks ago) link

didn't know what to expect for Manic Monday but it wasn't that.

koogs, Thursday, 1 April 2021 02:48 (two weeks ago) link

lol

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 1 April 2021 03:55 (two weeks ago) link

i'm oddly intrigued by what's next

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 1 April 2021 09:15 (two weeks ago) link

It's obviously post figurative work. Probably derived from influences such as cubism and primitivism. Including her kid's paint your own mug of a high speed car alongside her kid's favourite stuffed toy. Probably just had a major tantrum so the artist has placed things related to this child together nad given it this semi ironic title. I mea maybe she was frightened by a Bangle at an early age.
NOt to be totally pseud or anything.
like.
innit.

Stevolende, Thursday, 1 April 2021 09:17 (two weeks ago) link

I don't get this.

But thanks for the pix.

pplains, Thursday, 1 April 2021 14:32 (two weeks ago) link

Tinty Fresh.
https://i.imgur.com/DoaSzeS.jpg

pplains, Thursday, 1 April 2021 14:39 (two weeks ago) link

Am I doing that right?

pplains, Thursday, 1 April 2021 14:39 (two weeks ago) link

yes. you are now a Visual Storyteller™️

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 1 April 2021 15:23 (two weeks ago) link

Is storytelling trending or something? noticing a number of webinars on various forms of the idea.
A buzzword/meme?
New ay of thinking for some, looking at the concept of narrative

Stevolende, Saturday, 3 April 2021 16:52 (two weeks ago) link

Boomer morons who shamelessly cheat at Scrabble-like online word games.

Dan I., Wednesday, 7 April 2021 19:59 (one week ago) link

lol, i understand your anger here; i played a casual game of scrabble with a boomer once who used the dictionary WHILE we were playing and acted like i was crazy for suggesting that was anything less than kosher

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 23:17 (one week ago) link

I remember years ago playing scrabble with a (non-boomer) friend and he just casually checking a word in the dictionary un the middle of the game. He was baffled when I said that that was cheating, in his family growing up they had always played with dictionaries allowed.

silverfish, Thursday, 8 April 2021 00:35 (one week ago) link

I mean, Lexulous, the game I play, and most other such games will tell you if a word is allowed before you play it, and I think that deviation from the official Scrabble rules (where iirc you can’t be sure if a word is legit unless it is challenged, and you lose your next turn if it’s not) makes the game more enjoyable. (I also like how Lexulous has 8 tiles per hand instead of 7 but still counts a 7 letter word as a bingo—it makes the game more dynamic and exciting)

What I object to is the use of word generators to automatically show you all the words that are possible given the tiles in your hand. I’ve played cheaters who only ever played bingos or swapped tiles on every single turn. Where is the fun in that? What are they getting out of it?

Dan I., Thursday, 8 April 2021 02:23 (one week ago) link

what's the best iOS 1-player Scrabble game? i tried the official app and the loot boxes and 'gamification' and constant interruptions were absolutely ludicrous.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 8 April 2021 08:55 (one week ago) link

I dunno. Lexulous is the only one I can tolerate because of all the ads in the others as you say

Dan I., Thursday, 8 April 2021 13:33 (one week ago) link

It has them but they’re less intrusive

Dan I., Thursday, 8 April 2021 13:34 (one week ago) link

I've recently discovered a crossword forum which seems full of similar people. They're either boasting about how quickly they've finished or looking for help with the easier clues. And they start multiple threads for the same puzzle. I can't stop reading it and it's ruining my enjoyment of crosswords.

mahb, Thursday, 8 April 2021 14:05 (one week ago) link

mahb, sometimes I poke my head into the Reddit r/crossword sub and it's similar.

49% "wow, that was too easy and I also hated it - plus they got 52A wrong, the ENOA is not technically a musk-ox, but rather a wild ungulate from a totally different genus."

47% "WAAAH HELP I DON'T GET IT, WHAT'S AN 'OLEO'? and hOw dO i pUt MoRe tHan 1 lEtter in a SqUare?"

4% Nuanced and potentially interesting discussion of the pleasures and frustrations of the Grid Life in all its myriad forms.

Condé Nasty (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 8 April 2021 14:50 (one week ago) link

30 minutes on the phone with my mobile provider who cannot possibly change my 1-month rolling contract into another, more expensive 1-month rolling contract. just can't do it. the 'system' doesn't allow it.

the app has a button that lets you do it. or claims to. what happens is that an hour later you get an sms saying it's worked and 3 days later you get one saying it didn't, please call 333 for the hard sell.

(2 days of work used 60% of my monthly allowance. it's touch and go whether i run out of internet before the weekend)

koogs, Thursday, 8 April 2021 15:02 (one week ago) link


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