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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven years ago) link

Musicians not as bad except some are stupid, tweetwise anyway

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

all round to my place for fap :D

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

annual rolling threads that needn't be annual

mookieproof, Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:41 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven 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.

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

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

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

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

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


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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven years ago) link

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

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

Canada Goose Parkas

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

temp agencies take that much?! damn.

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

i guess companies will pay to screw people out of benefits

Nhex, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:04 (seven 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 (seven 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):

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 (seven 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 (seven years ago) link

baldie doin-brum.gif

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

no i in yr a

so to speak

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

the level of stress made my a feel i

mitt fleekwood (get bent), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 02:49 (seven 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):/

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 (seven years ago) link

Stoned Je55e

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

bill gates the spider

kinder, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 15:04 (seven 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.

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


Muad'Doob (Moodles), Monday, 7 February 2022 17:36 (four months ago) link

yes! the worst are people that do this in parking garages during peak times.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 7 February 2022 17:37 (four months ago) link

my favorite parking moment was sitting at a cafe in Paris and watching a tiny car attempt to parallel park in a too small space. Instead of giving up, it rolled back until it locked bumpers with the car behind it, pushed that car backwards until it had enough space to park. I wish people did more of that here.

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Monday, 7 February 2022 17:39 (four months ago) link

Calvin Trillin has a similar bit; he claims to have once founded a magazine called "Beautiful Spot: A Magazine of Parking," which lasted for one issue.

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longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 7 February 2022 21:10 (four months ago) link

ye love ppl that back out of car park spaces or what?

Ár an broc a mhic (darraghmac), Tuesday, 8 February 2022 01:08 (four months ago) link

that's what you are supposed to do. you wait until no one is coming, then you leave. if you back into the space people are forced to wait behind you. you have to drive backwards either way! backing in is not the right thing to do.

towards fungal computer (harbl), Tuesday, 8 February 2022 01:16 (four months ago) link


towards fungal computer (harbl), Tuesday, 8 February 2022 01:16 (four months ago) link

and it's just so smug

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Tuesday, 8 February 2022 01:28 (four months ago) link

i believe i'm on record on this thread saying as much, i stand by it

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Tuesday, 8 February 2022 01:28 (four months ago) link

backing out is ime more disruptive. idk where ye can see so much better reversing out of a space but it's def not the easier or quicker way I see it done tbh

Ár an broc a mhic (darraghmac), Tuesday, 8 February 2022 01:39 (four months ago) link

more disruptive to you

towards fungal computer (harbl), Tuesday, 8 February 2022 01:51 (four months ago) link

I'm really not getting this

other cars just disappear when ye all happen to be reversing out into the roads that are so crazily busy when people are reversing in?

Ár an broc a mhic (darraghmac), Tuesday, 8 February 2022 02:09 (four months ago) link


towards fungal computer (harbl), Tuesday, 8 February 2022 02:12 (four months ago) link

roads,thoroughfares, whatever!

Ár an broc a mhic (darraghmac), Tuesday, 8 February 2022 02:18 (four months ago) link

these are parking lots

towards fungal computer (harbl), Tuesday, 8 February 2022 02:26 (four months ago) link

well I'm not backing out now

Ár an broc a mhic (darraghmac), Tuesday, 8 February 2022 02:28 (four months ago) link

fremme neppa venette

assert (matttkkkk), Tuesday, 8 February 2022 02:34 (four months ago) link

now i'm curious how one backs out into a road and makes oncoming traffic wait somehow

Nedlene Grendel as Basenji Holmo (map), Tuesday, 8 February 2022 03:16 (four months ago) link

When my mother drives

he's very big in the region of my butthole (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 8 February 2022 03:26 (four months ago) link

Here's the big subtle difference about backing into parking spaces:

• When you pull in frontwards and then back up to leave, the people waiting for you are happy to see you leave. Take all the time you want, buddy, because now I've got a space and my long hard journey is over.

• Whereas if I'm having to stop for a minute every. single. time someone ahead of me gets a space, I would never shop JC Penney's again.

pplains, Tuesday, 8 February 2022 14:54 (four months ago) link

Fwiw, I'm mostly most annoyed by it in small parking garages, esp ones that serve a typical 9-5 work force, where there isn't room to maneuver or any other aisles to use and you just have to sit and wait for Dipshit McMagaman to spend three minutes trying to squeeze his F150 into a tiny spot while reversing.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 8 February 2022 15:45 (four months ago) link

the parking lot at the local grocery store always turns into an utter clusterfuck when this happens, and yes, more often than not it is an oversize truck that's attempting this maneuver.

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Tuesday, 8 February 2022 15:47 (four months ago) link

who are you people who don't just abandon your vehicle while it's in drive, tuck and roll, and just go about your business?

he's very big in the region of my butthole (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 8 February 2022 15:57 (four months ago) link

pivoting, this one is a theatre "semantics" one but one that can apply to any assignment in which your availability needs to be known:

when you get asked for 'conflicts', when there isn't actually a schedule yet.

If there's no schedule, I quite literally can't give you a 'conflict'. if you're asking me to tell you dates/times I am for sure unavailable and when I am available, I'm giving you my 'availability', and then you're using it to build a schedule.

and tbh I get annoyed at this because if you say "we'll always rehearse Monday - Thursday", I don't have to tell you about every day/time I have anything going over 1-2 months, and I'll know what days I shouldn't make other plans. whereas if it's completely open, I'm more likely to just make plans whenever the fuck I feel like and then we wind up having lots of people missing everyday.

he's very big in the region of my butthole (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 8 February 2022 17:08 (four months ago) link

bin day. everyone puts their binbags out the front for roadside collection. only the cable company gets there first and closes the road so the bin lorry can't get down it, meaning the garbage goes uncollected this week

still, the foxes will be happy.

koogs, Tuesday, 15 February 2022 19:43 (four months ago) link

The guy who owns the RV park we live in changed over the bigger dumpster to a smaller dumpster, probably to save money. Except that it's overflowing every week.

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Tuesday, 15 February 2022 19:49 (four months ago) link

It feels as if overflowing garbage bins have been lined up on the sidewalk of my block permanently for about two months now, due to holidays, snow days, intentional work slowdowns by the sanitation workers, and the street being blocked for whatever reason. I envy places that have more sensible garbage collection practices, this is ridiculous.

Josefa, Tuesday, 15 February 2022 20:08 (four months ago) link

it has been 3 days of angle grinding and pneumatic drilling and i don't think the cable guys are done yet (although they have moved down the road about 20 yards so it's not quite so loud anymore)

tonight the lightweight plastic fences have all blown over so they cover the paths (the bit of the paths not covered in binbags anyway). i can hear people climbing over them but nobody's thought to just kick them into the road to clear the way for everyone else.

koogs, Wednesday, 16 February 2022 19:03 (four months ago) link

grinding, drilling, cable guys... signs you might be living in a 90s porno

We don't talk about Giordano Bruno (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 16 February 2022 19:07 (four months ago) link

I can't stand people that overshare on social media and yet somehow still play it coy. Kind of like a second cousin to people that humblebrag. For example, I have a friend that posted a picture on Facebook last week that was basically someone's legs in a hospital gown, a POV shot taken by someone lying in a hospital bed, with takeout sitting on a nearby table, and the text something like "TGIF, am I right? Sigh." Someone in the comments even asked "what happened!?" and her response was literally "the usual." I mean, come on! It's not even clear whose legs they were. Hers? Her husband's? Any of her three kids?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 17 February 2022 17:28 (four months ago) link

hate it when they post pictures of bands without saying who

koogs, Thursday, 17 February 2022 18:34 (four months ago) link

Holy shit at vaguebooking. Yeah, that. Like if I posted a picture of a toilet and wrote "pray for me."

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 17 February 2022 19:15 (four months ago) link

Sometimes I have this weird thing happen in instagram on my phone where any use of the volume button while the sound is on on a video automatically toggles the sound off. This drives me batshit and fills me with rage.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 17 February 2022 19:39 (four months ago) link

I used to have a friend that got off on cosplaying like they were in danger in mundane scenarios, similarly. I unfollowed/unfriended her after this one instance where she typed a status indicating she got on the Subway in the afternoon at a busy time, and there was a creepy guy there wearing a mask (guessing like a balaclava or something, covering his mouth and nose, pre-pandemic). Over time from her comments it became evidence he wasn't actually DOING anything but minding his own business.

but she kept talking about how uncomfortable he made her because of the mask, and got all of her friends to say "omg are you ok? do we need to call the police?", and she was responding to and liking all of these posts within seconds of each other, giving updates that weren't really "updates". it was pretty obvious from her context that she was the only one bothered by the person, as she had indicated it was fairly crowded, but didn't give details indicating he was actually doing anything, nor that anybody else had approached him.

this went on for like a half hour, with her actively liveblogging a dude wearing a mask just sitting there, talking about how nervous and scared she was, until one of her friends finally said "if you're that freaked out, maybe get off Facebook and do something about it?", she finally comes back fifteen minutes later to say she did talk to security after she got off the train and that this person was a regular and I guess a germphobe or something, hence the mask. and that it was nbd.

sorry Mario, but our princess is in another butthole (Neanderthal), Thursday, 17 February 2022 20:06 (four months ago) link

(now, I have DEFINITELY had friends that actually posted to FB for advice of something scary that was happening to them in real time/wanting to make friends aware.....but that was definitely not what this was.)

sorry Mario, but our princess is in another butthole (Neanderthal), Thursday, 17 February 2022 20:06 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

when people demand to know your opinion on something, then start a debate on it w/ you after you reply, and then accuse you of being judgmental afterwards.

(co-workers amirite)

i read to 69 position (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 9 March 2022 17:10 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

Goodreads has just restyled. So it looks naff and harder to look at in the way I was . Dunno why they did it. Or is this just supposed to make it more auspicious , conspicuous or something.
Used to be somewhat good for checking out other people's opinions on books I had just grabbed from charity shops etc . & keeping a database of what i had bought.
It is an Amazon product so probably one I should be avoiding. But was somewhat useful.
Maybe still is, just hate the interface i don't seem to be able to get away from right now.

Stevolende, Monday, 11 April 2022 15:54 (two months ago) link

Too many different NBA uniforms for each team/too many that lack continuity with the team's historic look

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 11 April 2022 16:57 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Customer service on a gas supplier I'm leaving. Endless hold which rang off after 20 minutes waiting with my phone on loudspeaker a few weeks ago.
I phoned again to try to pay off a bit of what I owed as balance on leaving. Get through to sales Dept who proceed to put me on hold. I gave up after like 10 minutes anyway.
Wanted to make sure I had part paid off and didn't have a large direct debit coming off when I'm broke.
Stupid place has only just set up a website account system that you can pay through. So I am stuck trying to pay this way. Glad I'm leaving but I think I am going to run into trouble over this leaving balance. I don't even get to see what it is until physical bill arrives.

Plus energy prices just rose as of the 1st of May quite massively. 27% roughly. Glad I swapped to a different firm on the 3rd. But this is going to be a pain when I'm already broke.
Looks like Ireland followed a rise that UK had a month earlier. Rising costs and inflation all round.
Plus had slipped out of contract at some point so had no reduction in cost up til then. So did manage to get a deal that means I am paying a lower tariff than pre the rise just shame I didn't get on top of that before. Reduction will only last at rate for duration of this contract so assume standard rate going to be even higher by next year. Partially assuming Eastern European war feeding into this too. So could somebody just erase Putin or sumfin.

Stevolende, Saturday, 7 May 2022 08:34 (one month ago) link

I would like to nominate 'things that topple'. Prime suspects are usually located in the bathroom and the kitchen, particularly on the draining board. So, the electric toothbrush, which only needs me to whisper near it to fall over and set off a chain reaction of other toppling bastards, and essentially everything on the draining board: cutlery holder, I'm looking at you, always spilling your guts all over said draining board and into the sink, and also stupid top-heavy saucepans, who cause inevitable LOUD toppling excess.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Saturday, 7 May 2022 19:52 (one month ago) link

If you are posting instructions in a FB group for a rehearsal the next night...

And after your initial post last night, you edit the post to add a fairly major important instruction at 1:15 pm today, when all of us are working, which DOESN'T trigger a new notification telling us of the edit...

You don't get to be mad when I show up not having done the thing you asked me to do

Deez NFTs (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 23:23 (one month ago) link

this is where i complain about microsoft word's new (?) auto-fill feature. i type 15 and a gray "U.S.C" appears. you can hit tab and it will type it! but not U.S.C., you have to supply your own .

an older feature is when you write approx it gives you a free . so i end up with approx.. thanks so much!

towards fungal computer (harbl), Thursday, 12 May 2022 16:04 (one month ago) link

Android changed "exclave" into "enclave" the other night in a chat.

pplains, Thursday, 12 May 2022 16:36 (one month ago) link

harbl, not to defend the software sucking, but you absolutely can define specific autoreplacements. I usually tweak how it treats dashes because I am persnickety about em vs. en with and without spaces

may the florist be with you (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 12 May 2022 20:19 (one month ago) link

i know! this just appeared, i wasn't sure if my agency had preset it or not but it's stupid. i won't use it anyway because having to hit tab means slower typing. also i just fixed someone else's document today that was half -- and half em dashes ugh.

towards fungal computer (harbl), Thursday, 12 May 2022 21:21 (one month ago) link

one thing i do like is using the wildcard feature of find and replace

towards fungal computer (harbl), Thursday, 12 May 2022 21:22 (one month ago) link

My tv refusing to provide the English subtitles for the 5th episode of Russian Doll. They showed up on my computer easily enough. Just would prefer a larger screen.
Odd that, I tried to cycle through the options on the tv subtitle listing no sign of them. Which led to checking order on the computer. Clearly there.
Ho hum did eventually settle for the monitor screen.
Hope that is only necessary for that one episode.

Stevolende, Saturday, 14 May 2022 23:33 (one month ago) link

& checking the file on the memory stick on my computer it recognises the presence of a subtitle in English.
So not sure why it didn't on the tv.
Assumed it somehow hadn't transferred or something but no its just skipping things that are there.
Hope that isn't something that repeats with other files.

Stevolende, Sunday, 15 May 2022 19:42 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

think my last convo with a friend fits IA (note by "I can't understand you", they mean 'it's muffled/jumbled/quiet/hard to hear', not me simply not elocuting properly)

Friend: I can't understand you

Me: (repeats self)

Friend: I can't understand you, you're not talking into your mic.

Me: my mouth is in front of the microphone, it might be a reception issue

Friend: No, it's the microphone. I can hear you now

Me: I didn't move the phone at all.

Friend: Now I can't understand you again. I don't see how it could be 'reception'. you're the only friend I have this problem with.

Me: I....don't know what to tell you, I haven't moved the phone at all.

Friend: Ok now I can hear you.

(10 minutes pass, we resume talking)

Friend: I can't understand you.

Me: (tries to repeat what I said louder and slower)

Friend: (interrupting) I still don't understand you.

Me: I haven't moved the phone at all - you keep saying I'm not talking into the mic but the phone has been in the same place and I'm talking at the same volume and one moment you say you can hear me, the next you can't.

Friend: You're getting very defensive, I don't appreciate it, I'm going to let you go.


Gymnopédie Pablo (Neanderthal), Thursday, 9 June 2022 21:03 (three weeks ago) link

idk maybe Occam's razor = one of us has bad reception and let's just call each other back?

Gymnopédie Pablo (Neanderthal), Thursday, 9 June 2022 21:04 (three weeks ago) link

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