Petty annoyances

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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Jennifer » 27 Jan 2018, 12:43

USPS tracking is garbage. When I was still in Connecticut and got my first passport (due to the rule change requiring passports for Canadian visits). the post office reported that my passport and birth certificate had been delivered to my address. They hadn't. Eventually those documents turned up in a passport office in Charleston, South Carolina. (Which is, at least, in the same time zone as where they were supposed to deliver it to. By USPS standards, I suppose that's pretty good.)
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 27 Jan 2018, 13:04

USPS tracking is worse than FedEx or UPS, but their package delivery is just as good (and maybe even more convenient if it's something that can't be left since the post office is 5 minutes away and not on the ass end of the city).
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by dead_elvis » 30 Jan 2018, 12:57

Yes OS, by all means I'll just sit here and wait for your goddamn kernel task because apparently you won't let me do anything else until you're done. Go on, I'll wait. No really, after you.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Jennifer » 30 Jan 2018, 20:58

Drove the 20 miles to my favorite local secondhand shop, got there at 5:50 (according to the car's digital clock), and discovered that they've changed their operating hours: instead of closing at 8 o'clock every night, they now close at 6.

Three or four more cars pulled into that parking lot, as Jeff and I walked back to our car and drove away. LOTS of disappointed would-be customers tonight.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Ellie » 01 Feb 2018, 13:30

Stressed at work, but can't stress-eat because I left my insulin at home.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by the innominate one » 01 Feb 2018, 14:21

Weight loss plan for diabetics.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by JD » 02 Feb 2018, 13:09

I see that Wikipedia has started having internal links provide a brief pop-up when you hover over them. I guess that's a way of keeping people from opening 20 zillion Wikipedia tabs, but it's kind of annoying, because it can happen by accident.

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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by the innominate one » 02 Feb 2018, 17:58

Just found my Talking Heads collection, Once in a Lifetime, in a box. Trying to rip it using Windows Media Player, as I have for everything else. It cannot distinguish among the discs. Disc 2 and 3 ripped with the same track names. I'm trying to correct them manually, but as I scroll through the tracks, the track that actually gets played keeps changing.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Aresen » 08 Feb 2018, 11:11

I am currently breaking in a brand new pair of riding boots. Starting at 30 minutes per day, I have to wear them every day until the leather stretches to become comfortable.

For now, DAMN THEY HURT.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Ellie » 09 Feb 2018, 03:07

Hmm, I'll just surf a little before bed.

A little more.

This is interesting.

One more click.

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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Jennifer » Today, 18:38

Right now I assume this is merely a "petty annoyance"; if unlucky, it might because a HUGE BIG DEAL. Get this: Jeff and I left our apartment a bit after 1 this afternoon to run various errands. Got back a few minutes before 6 pm and found a form-letter note from the apartment management [whose office closed at five] on our door: there was a list of loud problem(s) discovered in our apartment home -- property damage, loud music, etc. -- they'd checked off "Illegal drugs." The note also said that "Today was the deadline to come to the leasing office and speak with the manager about the violation that you received on Thursday Feb 15th 2018. You have failed to do so and this will and can result in the termination of your lease. To avoid this make sure to come by the office by 12 noon Feb 20th 2018."

Needless to say we did NOT receive any violation notice on Feb 15 or any other day. (Which makes me wonder who did.) II wouldn't be quite so annoyed except that I'd already decided that tomorrow I need to go talk to the management regarding when the hell they're going to repair the bullet damage from the week before Christmas -- now that insect season is coming back, those holes through my front doors are like insectile superhighways.
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