Discussion in 'January And Everything After' started by dermot, Jan 12, 2012.
Yeah, I read an article about a woman who had that done for all her makeup, eyeliner included.
Variant: Project Managers who send you an email asking you to do a thing, and then walk over to ask you the very same question in person. My rage at this is hotter than a thousand suns.
Uhmm, yeah, we need to talk about your TPS reports. Did you get the email?
Also, why, why, GAH, why do keyboards have F-Lock buttons, and when they are on, why don't they like, glow a searing bright red or something? Most annoying thing ever to have your function keys suddenly stop working.
We have active volcanoes here in NZ and one erupted recently. We also have a very clueful government agency that manages the monitoring and reporting of such things, both normally and during specific events like the August eruption of Mount Tongariro. When a tribal group is allowed to cite cultural reasons to prevent this agency from placing more monitoring equipment on an ACTIVE and ERUPTING VOLCANO, I get a LITTLE BIT PISSED OFF.
FUCK KEYBOARDS WHERE FUNCTIONS ARE THE DEFAULT AND YOU HAVE TO HIT F-LOCK TO ENABLE F1/F2/etc
I had it even worse with my laptop; I needed to hold down a special function key to enable use of F1/F2/etc... at least F-lock is a toggle (I think?). I seriously have no idea how HP thought that was a good idea.
Thankfully, I found out a way to tweak things in the bios so I didn't have to do that bullshit.
PLEASE SHARE THAT THING IN THE BIOS. THIS IS EXTREMELY OBNOXIOUS AND I WISH IT GONE. THANK YOU.
I guess you do learn something new every day. I had no idea he was gay.
Dad: Did you get my email? You hadn't replied so I thought I'd check.
Me: When did you send it?
Dad: About ten minutes ago.
Me: Oh for fuck's sake.
I remember when my Mom said "I've got the internet on my laptop" and I replied with "What, the whole thing?"
The look I got.
Assuming you have an HP or Compaq lappy, this *should* work... Maybe? Apparently it doesn't work with all models? All I know is it worked with my HP Pavillion.
Here you go.... let me know how this works for ya.
...I will try that when I am sober. Thank you very much! You may have just saved me hours upon hours of swearing at my computer. :D
For the love of God, don't store important information in your contacts. Not only is it wildly insecure, but, if you should happen to delete something by mistake, you are COMPLETELY FUCKED and there is NOTHING I CAN DO FOR YOU.
Haha! Reminds me of the time that someone in senior management asked if I could get them a list of every website on the internet so that someone in customer service could categorise them for our content filtering service. Yeah, I'll get right on that.
Fandango. Fuck you Fandango.
I use their Web site one time, don't make an account, and get tickets (for which I pay a 'convenience fee').
Then they start spamming me with emails. I click unsub, and I have to manually enter my email to unsub (despite them having a custom URL that I just clicked on). And I ALSO have to choose/list a reason why I'm unsubbing (because, hey, I get a pile of emails from them every goddamn day it seems) before it will let me.
Then they do the "Give us 24 hours" (because our databases are really THAT SLOW I guess).
And today...I get another email from them.
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As a Project Manager, I can tell you that not doing this results in people not doing the things. The question in person is to get the result, the email is for a paper trail when two weeks later the person asked says, "Wait, when did you ask me that?"
More to the point: The only people who read emails are project managers.
Edit: This may be industry-specific.
To be fair though, I swear some places like to send emails about things that are entirely unimportant, or totally bloated, and don't seem to understand that stuff that is flagged as important should be saved for things that are actually important.
It bugs me how the term 'boatload' ended up transforming into 'buttload', which doesn't even make sense. It makes me want to punch people with a fistload of hand.
Give them a buttload of fistload?
Had a customer email me the other day looking for copies of invoices. I sent them off, and at the end of the day got another email from the same customer, marked as important as well as flagged for follow-up. Content of the email: "thanks!" RAGE.
Well, did you follow-up on that thank you? It was important!
Anal sex is buttloads of fun.
You can have a boatload of cargo, or a buttload of contraband. It's all in the context.
How much junk is in yo' trunk?
My ex-wife did exactly that. Worse, she allowed it to be done by her sister who had never done it before as "practice" for some sort of course, with the predictably horrific result.
Despite her having a M.A., I am going to go with, in this instance, "dumberer" than even more dumb.
Can you imagine if that was a thing back in the '70s and being stuck the rest of your like with that oversize pale blue eyelid look?!?! Even worse, the '80s with the "warrior" look?!?! (a la Patty Smyth/hundreds of other music videos). Given how fashion, including makeup, changes, it seems a poor choice.
Oh the shame. Guilty. On both sides of the equation!
Exactly. Though when I put on my PM hat I typically flip the equation and do the question in person first and then follow up with an email. Typically a subject along the lines of "notes from our conversation about X" summarizing all the shit the other person is supposed to do and the expected deadline and a question at the end inviting them to respond if there are any errors in the notes. It's great for dealing with flaky fucks who blow off requests because then you can not only pull out an email to demonstrate that the request was communicated but also demonstrate that you had a face to face talk with them and they've already had an opportunity for input on the request. That way they can't pull the old "I disregarded that because it's infeasible/needed more study/wasn't a clear request/etc" and try not to look bad.
Microsoft in Irvine does not validate parking. $18/day!
"Expense it!" FUUUUUUUUCK YOOOOOOOOU!
I've often thought one of the biggest moneymakers in a city must be those parking centers. It takes all of like, one guy to run it (if that, some just have the threat that a guy might come buy and tow you), you have big signs that clear you of all liability for what happens on the lot, and you can charge just outrageous prices if you know an event is happening. E3 in LA is always insane, I've seen $100 dollar parking.
And the maintenance and upkeep has got to be near zilch, since you only have to occasionally paint some lines, maybe pave over it once every couple of decades.
Oh, and for some rage, the only guys worse are the Towing companies. There was some measure on a ballot about limiting how much they can charge. And I completely understand why. They aren't like normal services, because once the bastards have towed your car to their lot, they basically own your car. They can charge whatever they want, and if you want your car back, you have to pay it. I've seen sleazy schemes where they charge you a 'holding fee', but based not on how long you have the car for, but on whether the car has been there, 'two days', aka if they take your car at 11:55, and then it rolls around to midnight, they have your car for two days, so charge you for it.
They were all whining how they are just like other services, and should have free enterprise. But fuck that, no other service takes something from you, and then gets to decide how much to charge you to get it back.
In Boston some years ago they actually raised the price of parking tickets because it was cheaper to leave your car on the street and get the tickets than it was to put it in one of those lots.
There was talk of limiting how much they could charge, but I think the solution they hit on was to allow multiple tickets on the same car on the same day for the same offense. So you could come back to your car and find three or four tickets for an expired meter.
I was so excited. ThinkGeek sells an Etch-a-Sketch iPad case. I assumed from the pictures that it would be a real case that looked like an EaS. It's not. It's a cheap plastic thing that would shatter instantly when dropped on the floor. It's terrible. I'm returning it. I'm surprised ThinkGeek would carry something that low quality. They usually do much better than that. Boo.
There's an opportuinty cost, though. The reason parking rates are so high is because the land there is so expensive. The city could probably make similar money building something there and renting the property out.
Grah, you ever have one of those days where just nothing works?
This happened to me but here in Ottawa. I was working in an area that was chronically short on parking and the streets around were constantly reamed. One day I got there a little late and the only place there was room was on the street in a small section (could only fit one car) that for no reason was marked as a no parking zone. I didn't have much choice though and there's absolutely no reason for the no parking and people parked there all the time. So I parked in it. When I got back at the end of the day, three god damn tickets all written by the same officer sitting on my windshield. Cost me $90. It was insane.
$90 for three tickets? That wouldn't be enough to pay one here.
This was over a decade ago.
I know I am just inviting it, but: People that post Penny Arcade comics into random threads because something they saw there once reminds them of the current discussion. If you do this, stop.
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