Discussion in 'January And Everything After' started by dermot, Jan 12, 2012.
BF pool for when Hanacker's wife leaves him for his brother?
The Steam forums censor "niggles".
What if they are moist?
The way Apple handles updates with the App Store is really fucking awful for us. We basically have to get all of our software from a certain department who gets discount vouchers for the software from Apple--now the place I work is extremely decentralized, so it takes them FOREVER to get software DVDs to us. SO we finally got the Mountain Lion Server app from them. Great! I upgrade a server last night. I go to install updates.
I can't update Server app because it was bought under the Apple ID of the software department and unless I provide the password, I can't update it. I talk to them, they're the ones that told me to ask my tech team! When I finally explain it to them, they refer me to the Apple rep who says oh yeah. That's how the App store is supposed to work. Sorry! I'll have to get the new version from the software department. Who tell me they "don't do updates" and if I want the new version I'll have to get my department to pay for it as if it is a brand new version of the app.
WHAT. THE. FUCK.
Hoops & Yoyo cover some common rages.
The coffee one cracked me up.
I disagree on the hallway conversation one. "Wrong" is pretty much the only way to survive in a work environment.
Programs which want to create a folder at the root of C. You know what? If your installer needs to create a folder at the root of C for your program to work properly, it means you fucked up writing your program. Go back and learn how Windows works and fix your damn application! No I don't need to run it as admin, you need to fucking learn how to program.
Dear motherfuckers: If you work behind a counter in a store that has anything to do with movies, DO NOT TRY TO SCHOOL ME. Especially when it's a store I've been frequenting for years and I've already established I've forgotten more about movies than your ass will ever know.
Today's case-in-point: On my way to work, I picked up a used copy of Shogun Assassin on bluray. I KNOW, RIGHT? So awesome. Anyway, there's a dude who works at the store who's one of those bookstore lifers, and not in the super knowledgeable, super friendly sense. More in the "I think I know stuff because I'm surrounded by books I don't understand" sense. So I bring it up to the counter, and he goes "Oh, I was looking at that, because I couldn't believe how much this rips off Lone Wolf & Cub!"
I said: "Are you being serious right now?"
He said: "....yes?"
"Dude, this IS Lone Wolf & Cub. It's edited together from the first two Lone Wolf & Cub movies from the 70s and repackaged for the North American market."
"Wow, you knew that off the top of your head?"
"As it happens, yes. In this particular instance, though, you could have also read that ON THE BACK OF THE CASE."
And then did you fight?
No, they kissed.
A lot of dangerous projection going on in this thread all of sudden.
Damned hipsters holding up the checkout line with their movie purchases they can't buy without it turning into a derision seminar.
There's a nearby BBQ place called Smoken' Joe's BBQ.
Every time I see the sign I cringe.
There's a cafe in my area that was offering an angry-sounding breakfast item for awhile (I took this photo last summer):
Someone sent out an email, that had some sort of error in the list of people, so it sent the email to like everyone in the division. That was around 9 am in the morning. I am still getting emails from people hitting reply-all, either to ask to be unsubbed from the list, or chiding people for replying all. By of course, replying all. That's like over 7 hours of emails, and it's doing bad things to our outlook.
People are still amazingly bad at the whole email thing.
The distance between clerk's face and madkevin's fist closed...
Not being able to find a free font close enough to one I happen to really like. I understand the work that goes into designing a typeface, whether for print or web use, and probably more than most appreciate the artistry of it. That being said, why are there a million knockoffs of distressed block print fonts and not one for Gothic Narrow Condensed Regular?
Yeah, that happens at my company every couple months. Of course, the last time it happened it ended when a VP of whateverthefuck replied all with, "You have been noticed."
Try League Gothic, from TLOMT.
Oh, I have League Gothic (it's one of our standard typefaces for our branding at work) - it's the specific style of GNCR that I'm wanting to work with.
It's just a gorgeous typeface for headlines and titling. Want.
;;>w> Let's not get into fonts shall we. I already spent hours last weekend lusting after dem typefaces.
So hey! You know when a song comes on and you swear you've heard it before but you just can't remember when? Yeah, that just happened to me, with Yiruma's Kiss the Rain. Agggh, and I bet it's from a kdrama or something too. This will eat at my brain till I get it right.
A while back we started getting a lot of complaints from random people on the Net who told me that our web site has the wrong phone number on it - that it lists our fax number as our phone number. I scoured our web site to make sure this was not the case.
THEN I noticed that the Google listing that comes up for us - the one I didn't create or even ask for - had the fuckup, and all those people thought the Google listing was our web site. I had to go through some bureaucratic bullshit to "take ownership" of the page Google created that I didn't ask for just to correct that info.
So screw you, Google, for creating it and getting it wrong, and screw you, general public, for not knowing the difference between a Google search result and an organization's actual web site.
I've never heard of the song or the performer, but a quick wikipedia edit google search indicates that it was the theme song for a television show called 'Friends' for seven years.
10 years ago, that's remarkably similar to how I got the job I have, now. My boss had sent out an email to all of his golf and CEO buddies with the Paris Hilton video attached to it. Imagine: the office is running a Win2k server with Exchange 2k on a partial T1 connection. After he ends up fat-fingering a few of the email addresses, the responses start bouncing back with the original email attached. Then, his CEO and golf buddies start hitting Reply All. Those bounce off the bad addresses, too.
I was working contract at the time for the office, and it got so bad only I could fix it -- that's when they offered me full time. This was only 5 months after 9/11, so finding any full time work in the tri-state area in finance or insurance was a big deal.
So what you're saying is that you got your job because of the Paris Hilton sex tape.
I get incredibly frustrated when an online game moves from one company and server to another company and server.
Mostly because it's not as easy as "okay, just install this file and alter this document and BAM NEW SERVER". It used to be that easy.
Now, you gotta uninstall and download for hours and reinstall and patch for hours and ugh.
How is it, in the year 2013, there are still places that limit an account password to 10 or fewer characters? Surely the folks at Netflix realize how many people use their service.
Or who do not allow "special" characters; you know really bizarre high ASCII like semicolon, period, or question mark.
I'm looking the fuck at you discover. Thanks for securing my banking/credit card info with alphanumerics only!
Also, fuck sites that fail account creation when your password is too long, but they don't tell you what the maximum length is OR EVEN THAT THE FACT THAT YOUR PASSWORD IS TOO LONG IS WHY THE PROCESS FAILED!
Or any of their other mysterious criteria for passwords.
I once tried to make an account at some site--which one fortunately escapes me--that wanted a password of eight to twelve characters, including a number and a punctuation mark (but only approved punctuation marks!), with no dictionary words within. For extra fun, they wouldn't tell me any of these things at the start: they informed me of each point separately as a single reason for rejection, as I kept trying to find passwords they'd accept.
there's a graphic at work showing how well we've kept to the timetable for the past four years, showing marked improvement. However, there is no indication of the primary reason we've shown improvement: they've changed the timetable during those years to give us more time. I miss academia :(
I was going to put this in the 'Chrome is acting weird' thread in Techologics, but thought it would be a better fit here. One of the things that drives me mad about Chrome is that if I'm in a pinned tab and I click a bookmark, instead of opening the bookmarked URL in a new tab, it opens it in the pinned one. Which is pretty much the opposite of what should happen. I pinned the tab for a reason, dammit. I'm sure that Firefox respects that.
On a related note, if I pin a tab then it should stay pinned until I explicitly tell Chrome to unpin it. I hate when I accidentally close the window with my pinned tabs before I close the one with none and thus lose everything I had pinned.
I hate our build process. It's slow, and fragile, and the error messages are cryptic.
Our Google Listing randomly (as far as I can tell) changed our actual organization name to "Sacramento Sewer Department"
Really not happy about that
Took them a few weeks to change it, but they did
I don't know if my PS3 is dying or what, but it's a little goddam frustrating that the wifi radio in it is so shit that I'm seriously considering paying $50 to get X-Box Gold again so I can reliably watch Hulu and Netflix.
Yeah, I could just wire the damn thing, but Christ, it comes wifi ready. Why should I have to? So now I'm updating the shit out of a Wii that hasn't been turned on for a year so I can keep watching the West Wing on a wifi connection that isn't embarrassing.
Edit: Or not. Now I have to move shit from my Wii's memory to the SD card because my fucking refrigerator is full.
Edit edit: While we're talking about this very thing, here's something that pisses me off. Sometimes to set up Hulu or Netflix on a console or a tablet it will ask you to enter your email address and password to log in proper like. Sometimes it will throw up a code on the screen, then you log on from your computer and put in that code. Can I just go ahead and say how much I prefer the second option? Having to enter in my goddam email with a Wiimote is a fucking nightmare.
Edit edit edit: Man, Netflix looks like some hot garbage on the Wii.
yeah that always suc- wait, what?
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