Petty annoyances

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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by lunchstealer » 02 Oct 2019, 18:00

Aresen wrote:
02 Oct 2019, 16:42
JD wrote:
02 Oct 2019, 15:56
Man, some people's product reviews are whiny as shit. I was looking at reviews for monitors, and one said that a particular 23" monitor was "kind of small for gaming", and another complained about the "huge bezel" on another monitor (bezel looks to be about 1/4" from the customer photos). These people should be sentenced to using a 13" CRT, like just about everybody over the age of 30 did.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Jennifer » 03 Oct 2019, 12:38

I bought some black rayon socks on Amazon. Two sets, in fact, one in a four-pack and one in a five-pack, and IIRC the four-pack were advertised as being made of "bamboo." I'm wearing a pair of them now, and they are indeed comfortable as hell ... but they are NOT entirely black. Their company name AND the size of the sock are woven into the socks with gray thread: right now, if you look down at the top of my stocking-clad feet you will see nothing but black, but look on either side of either foot and you'll see "Chirpy Socks 4-9."
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by tr0g » 22 Oct 2019, 14:00

I'm up to 8-10 weird robocalls a day on my cell phone. I finally had to change the setting to "Boot unrecognized numbers to voice mail".
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Aresen » 25 Oct 2019, 00:40

This has been one of those weeks that every day 'felt' like a different day:

Sunday felt like Saturday, Monday like Tuesday, Tuesday felt like Wednesday, etc.

Some googling reveals this is actually fairly common. But it is none the less annoying.

I looked to see if there was a name for it, but I couldn't find one. I am taking the liberty of coining 'mischronia' to describe it. ('achronia' and 'dyschronia' were already in use)
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by JD » 25 Oct 2019, 10:05

My favorite guitar forum has been down for about 24 hours now.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 25 Oct 2019, 12:03

Aresen wrote:
25 Oct 2019, 00:40
This has been one of those weeks that every day 'felt' like a different day:

Sunday felt like Saturday, Monday like Tuesday, Tuesday felt like Wednesday, etc.

Some googling reveals this is actually fairly common. But it is none the less annoying.

I looked to see if there was a name for it, but I couldn't find one. I am taking the liberty of coining 'mischronia' to describe it. ('achronia' and 'dyschronia' were already in use)
I think the technical term you're looking for is "retired."

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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Aresen » 25 Oct 2019, 12:18

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
25 Oct 2019, 12:03
Aresen wrote:
25 Oct 2019, 00:40
This has been one of those weeks that every day 'felt' like a different day:

Sunday felt like Saturday, Monday like Tuesday, Tuesday felt like Wednesday, etc.

Some googling reveals this is actually fairly common. But it is none the less annoying.

I looked to see if there was a name for it, but I couldn't find one. I am taking the liberty of coining 'mischronia' to describe it. ('achronia' and 'dyschronia' were already in use)
I think the technical term you're looking for is "retired."
It often happened long before I retired.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 25 Oct 2019, 12:29

Aresen wrote:
25 Oct 2019, 12:18
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
25 Oct 2019, 12:03
Aresen wrote:
25 Oct 2019, 00:40
This has been one of those weeks that every day 'felt' like a different day:

Sunday felt like Saturday, Monday like Tuesday, Tuesday felt like Wednesday, etc.

Some googling reveals this is actually fairly common. But it is none the less annoying.

I looked to see if there was a name for it, but I couldn't find one. I am taking the liberty of coining 'mischronia' to describe it. ('achronia' and 'dyschronia' were already in use)
I think the technical term you're looking for is "retired."
It often happened long before I retired.
Yeah, me too. But the rate of such occurrences does tend to rise significantly once Wednesday and Saturday have the same meaning in terms of, say, how late you can sleep in.

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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Jennifer » 26 Oct 2019, 18:37

Pfft. I'm getting dressed for a Halloween party; my (admittedly kinda half-assed) costume is "1920s gangster", consisting of various for-reals non-costume garments I own, combined with a Halloween-store white satin necktie, and Halloween-store black "gangster hat" with white satin rim. The costume was Jeff's idea: a month or so ago I bought a black pin-striped blazer (despite my usual dislike of pinstripes), because it is [thin] wool with a rayon lining, and a perfect cut and fit for me -- exactly what I need for chilly and damp Atlanta "winters." Jeff suggested I use it as the base for a gangster costume, so I matched it up with a pair of black pinstripe pants (not a matching pair; the patterns are different), black collared shirt and black vest, all of which I already had.

And now I am dressed for the party and about to leave before too long --- except I cannot wear the jacket, the main foundation of the costume, because, as previously mentioned, it is made of wool, and it's currently 72 freaking degrees outside.

Ha! Silly me, thinking "the Saturday night before Halloween" would be cool enough to wear a thin wool blazer over an equally thin cotton blouse.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Warren » 30 Oct 2019, 10:17

I don't know when this started, or even if it was always a thing. When I triple click a line of text to highlight the whole line, it stops short of any word with a link associated with it.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by lunchstealer » 30 Oct 2019, 17:54

related: Tapatalk truncates the display of links, which makes perfect sense if you have some 800-character raw URL. It also does it when the URL is embedded in the URL tag and there's text to form the link, so any URL that's linked to more than a five word sentence gets the middle pulled out of it and I have to quote the post just to read the link text. Kinda bonkers.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by JD » 31 Oct 2019, 10:15

My office seems to purchase fruit from some kind of fruit vendor who specializes in unripe bananas that never ripen.
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