Discussion in 'January And Everything After' started by dermot, Jan 12, 2012.
I'm pretty sure that benzene isn't the correct translation, but I have no idea what else it could be since I aint no smartie. I guess rubbing alcohol comes closest, so that's the one to use
Major Icehole. I think acetone is a little more aggressive, it's not my first choice anyway.
we have GooGone at work, apparently it's sucking ass at removing some crusty old tape on our plastic signs, but I am sure it works fine on stickers. I've never bought a bottle for home use, though.
I just spent about 2 minutes scrubbing a very well adhesed sticker off a mug from a second-hand store. Dang, it was on there like white on rice. Some scrubbing under water got most of it off, though.
Nuke the pen from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.
Dude, those were my college years. I remember very little.
Yes, it's a major component of gasoline and listed in the most carcinogenic group of chemicals by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. It does have a slightly sweet, not totally unpleasant aroma in low quantities, though.
It also probably works well at removing adhesive goo, but I wouldn't recommend it. .
Someone on the internet is wrong. Do not fuck with me on this, I know my shit. *Soli prepares to go to war*
On an alternate nerd rage note, the handle on my case of paints broke off and now I can't seem to find one of the particular pieces.
In other words, anyone from my grandparents generation would have had no problem bathing in it if they got some paint on their hands.
I read that as "the handle on my pants broke off" and yes, that is a totally valid rage case.
Pfffft, pants. I'm at home, what need have those for eh?
I am a burrito blanket and that is how we roll in the Shire~
It also tastes great in diet soda!
Or even someone at a smaller company with a lax safety program today. I think there are still a decent amount of guys who wash their hands with diesel fuel after handling heavier oil or tar, and that has benzene in it too.
Any unsolicited email list that requires you to do more than click the 'unsubscribe' button to unsubscribe.
Clicking unsubscribe and that takes me to a webpage where I have to click another unsubscribe button? Annoying.
Clicking unsubscribe and it takes me to a website where I have to deselect all of their email lists that I could be on? Rage bait.
Clicking unsubscribe and it takes me to a page where it prompts me to enter my email address so it can unsubscribe me? I will watch you burn.
Not to mention that your actions will "take effect in 1o-14 days."
During which your email address will be sold to other companies for use in further unsolicited emails.
I guess it means I'm getting old, but memes amuse me less and less. The latest object of my ire is the WAT R U DOIN. STAHP. one. God, fuck it. Fuck it so hard.
GO HOME GRIOT! YOU ARE OLD!
Holy fucking shit. I understood every word of that. Have I had a stroke?
If being old means you don't find misspelled words HILARIOUS then I am right there with you.
Maybe they were funny the first time. The ten billionth time? No.
I asked someone to email me a link. They saved the webpage as a file and attached it to the email.
I just, that would never even occur to me to do that.
Visio (pretty much any version but specifically 2010) drives me fucking loopy. Oh sure, they've added the ribbon UI and they spruce up each revision in line with whatever version of Office is out at the time but the application hasn't really changed in any meaningful way since 1981 or whenever, and it's one of the few instances where adoption of the ribbon UI has made it significantly harder to use once the initial 'what the fuck?' phase has worn off.
On a different note: just buy an external HDD! You don't need to ring me about it, you don't need to forward a link to its Amazon page: it's an external HDD, not a jet. You don't need to agonise over it and solicit opinions or feedback. Just buy it already!
I used to be an avid Visio user, but I've moved on to other things for precisely this reason.
I'd love to hear more about these other things because Visio is killing me.
I get unreasonably angry when doors to buildings have a push bar but require you to pull to open. PUT THE HANDLE ON THE PROPER SIDE OF THE DOOR.
This is my "textbook example" of bad UI design when talking to artists/designers. People/users assume the door operates a certain way based on the type of handle there. Work with that, don't fight it.
I hate when someone decides to get cute and move everyone to the BCC field on an email chain. Most of my outlook rules are of the type, If sent To: IdioticUsersGroupX, move to folder ForIdioticUsersSpamX. When you move IdioticUsersGroupX to the BCC, it circumvents my outlook rules, and ends up in my main inbox, which at this point is only the important stuff. This always annoys the hell out of me, as its usually some offshoot communication between like five people, and I haven't responded to the email chain at all, and the person thinks they're doing people a favor by doing it as a BCC, when instead they are spamming everyone in the mailing group.
Or yeah, earlier in the week, I got one from someone selling MREs, wtf? Just send that through the normal mailing list, you twat!
We just did a new shift bid at work so peoples cube assignments got moved around and now I get to sit in my cube between two smokers who make sure they go out every hour so I get to smell that all day every day. And there are no open cubes at this time to move to. By the middle of each day I want a gasmask just to be able to sit and do my job.
You should burn down the building.
You should totally just show up to work one day wearing a gas mask. Hell, everyone should just show up to work one day wearing gas masks.
Well it depends on what you're using it for. If you're creating engineering or network diagrams, I'm not sure what else is out there. But if, like me, you were using it as a wireframing tool for UI design, then I'd recommend Axure. Other people I know are fans of Balsamiq (which is okay, but I find to be too basic for my purposes).
There's also Twitter Bootstrap or other prototyping frameworks out there, if you prefer to actually code things up.
Thanks for the suggestions Jerri and Elyscape, they might work, but are a tad extreme. Wish there was some actual solution to the problem, but there doesn't seem to be.
A growing number of companies have very explicit rules and programs against fragrances in the workplace, specifically intended to promote scent-free work environments. I'm guessing yours does not (your HR dept would know)? Maybe you could try to convince your HR department that smelly smokers should fall under this umbrella, and that if there aren't currently any rules against such scents and fragrances in your workplace that perhaps there should be.
You'll probably want to stop keeping your lunch in the breakroom fridge if you actually put such plans into motion.
Oh, and welcome back from your temporary ban.
Um, tell your boss it bothers you and ask to move?
You wouldn't ask the kid with the peanut allergy to stop going to a public school would you? No, you'd force all the other kids to leave their PB&J sandwiches at the door. Maybe brettmdc and other workers like him react much the same to smoker auras that folks with allergies react to their respective allergens.
I am really, really irritated that this game does not provide me with an "advanced options" menu. Maybe I am just spoiled (yes), but I like being able to fine tune my gaming experience beyond "OKAY HOW FAR AWAY DO YOU WANNA SEE", "HOW DETAILED DO YOU WANT EVERYTHING AROUND YOU", and "WHAT RESOLUTION DO YOU WANT".
ugh ugh ugh ugh
at least give me the option to limit how many characters I see on the screen at one time because this lag is obscene.
The point of moving people to the BCC list in these sorts of case is to cut down the mailing list so they're not spamming a ton of people who aren't relevant to the discussion but let them know they're being cut out in case they want back in and as a courtesy. Someone thinks you're relevant to the discussion, perhaps they're wrong and you can ask them to remove you as well.
If you filter IdioticUsersGroupX and ignore anything sent there perhaps the issue is that you shouldn't be on the IdioticUsersGroupX list.
AAAUUUUUGGGGGHHHHHH LEARN SOME GODDAMN MATH
Apologies if this is the wrong thread for this particular thing.
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