Petty annoyances

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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Warren » 12 Oct 2018, 12:41

JD wrote:
12 Oct 2018, 11:23
Holy Christ, I hate Lucene query syntax. "Hey, let's invent something kind of like either globbing or regexes, but not exactly either one! And let's let people kind-of-sort-of embed regexes in their queries, but not really complete regexes!"
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by JD » 12 Oct 2018, 16:52

Warren wrote:
12 Oct 2018, 12:41
JD wrote:
12 Oct 2018, 11:23
Holy Christ, I hate Lucene query syntax. "Hey, let's invent something kind of like either globbing or regexes, but not exactly either one! And let's let people kind-of-sort-of embed regexes in their queries, but not really complete regexes!"
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by tr0g » 16 Oct 2018, 13:43

I lurve it when people bitch about something that hasn't been done and you tell them you are waiting on info from them.
"Well, I sent you that 2 weeks ago."

I didn't get it. Resend it, please. Oh, you didn't actually send it? Hmm. Going to apologize now? No? Duly noted in the book of grievances.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Ellie » 17 Oct 2018, 20:37

I've been enjoying the show Good Bones on HGTV -- it certainly doesn't hurt that the younger woman is a super hot freckled redhead -- but the title really annoys me. To me it implies a house that might need some cosmetic work but that is fundamentally well-designed and/or well-built; yet every episode they're tearing down walls left and right, lifting the place to rebuild the foundation, etc. THE BONES ARE NOT THAT GOOD THEN
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Warren » 18 Oct 2018, 10:41

Ellie wrote:
17 Oct 2018, 20:37
I've been enjoying the show Good Bones on HGTV -- it certainly doesn't hurt that the younger woman is a super hot freckled redhead -- but the title really annoys me. To me it implies a house that might need some cosmetic work but that is fundamentally well-designed and/or well-built; yet every episode they're tearing down walls left and right, lifting the place to rebuild the foundation, etc. THE BONES ARE NOT THAT GOOD THEN
I was watching that earlier in the year. Not so much lately, I'm not sure why. Ginger chicks do it for me too. I didn't pick up on the "we need to rebuild the foundation " vibe, but that's a valid criticism.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Mo » 27 Oct 2018, 11:42

After I came home today I looked in the mirror and thought, “WTF, you’re dressed like a middle aged dad.” Two beats later, “Oh yeah, I am a middle aged dad.”
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by dhex » 27 Oct 2018, 13:16

Nods.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by lunchstealer » 27 Oct 2018, 14:35

Mo wrote:After I came home today I looked in the mirror and thought, “WTF, you’re dressed like a middle aged dad.” Two beats later, “Oh yeah, I am a middle aged dad.”
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Jennifer » 06 Nov 2018, 19:40

Jeff brought his car in to the dealer today, because he's noticed a minor electrical problem he wants fixed lest it turn into something major, so of course I followed him there in my car, we both drove mine back home, and then he took mine to work. He just called me: MY car broke down too! Apparently leaking transmission fluid. Luckily we've got AAA, and he said he'd "take a cab" home (I recommended he actually download an Uber or Lyft app for that), and my car broke down only two or three blocks from where he works (AND he already called them, so his being late should not be a problem), but -- ugh, in the past day we've gone from a "two working car household" all the way down to "zero."
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Jennifer » 06 Nov 2018, 20:15

AND I just discovered our home air conditioner is broken! AGAIN.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Warren » Yesterday, 10:31

Fortunately, I got the garbage down to the curb.
Unfortunately, the garbage truck had already passed by.
Fortunately, we don't make a lot of garbage and can easily fit two weeks worth in the outside bin.
Unfortunately, next week is Thanksgiving and we won't be here on trash day.
Fortunately, we'll be gone four days and make even less trash than usual.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by dead_elvis » Yesterday, 19:29

This is one of those weeks when I'd like to resurrect Steve Jobs just so I could punch him as hard as I can in his new liver. First, iPhone 5 becomes steadily more unusable due to deteriorating battery. No biggie, that happens, but of course not easy to replace. First try, got lines on the screen, second attempt just dead and several more disassemble-reassemble attempts didn't change anything. So I decide to reward their bullshit by buying an iPhone 7. I did a recent backup because it was wonky so I'm looking forward to the convenience of just restoring from backup. After a while, I want to listen to some music... You know where I'm going. Did I say I wanted to punch him in the liver? Actually I'd like to do some fingernail torture first, followed by the punching followed by running him over with a zamboni. Completely forgot about their fuckery in this regard.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by dead_elvis » Yesterday, 21:02

And what the fuck is it with the "your password is expired and you need to change it" today. Then I get the "no previous password allowed" so I have to try and think of something I can remember instead of the standard ones I use (I know, I know, but it's only for all the non-mission critical accounts. Email and Banking get their own unique). I got this twice in two days now, is something in the air? Bloody hell, who's got time for this shit.
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