Petty annoyances

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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Tuco » 30 Jan 2019, 06:14

JasonL wrote:
29 Jan 2019, 06:42
thoroughbreds have shitty feet.
Ain't that the truth. Anyway, hope you all can get something resolved.

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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Aresen » 31 Jan 2019, 00:49

I may have said this before, but I get peeved when organizations create forms in PDF. I have to print them and then fill them out manually to return them as I do not want to pay for Adobe.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Hugh Akston » 31 Jan 2019, 02:25

Aresen wrote:
31 Jan 2019, 00:49
I may have said this before, but I get peeved when organizations create forms in PDF. I have to print them and then fill them out manually to return them as I do not want to pay for Adobe.
Macs come with Preview, a free app that allows you to fill out, print, save, etc PDFs. Not sure why Microsoft hasn't figured that out yet, other than they have some agreement with Adobe or they hate their customers.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Ellie » 31 Jan 2019, 02:31

I thought Adobe Reader was free to download. Maybe not in Canada? Maybe I've been spoiled by being a secretary for so long and having access to the full octane Adobe Acrobat?

Edited to add: or maybe we're talking about PDFs without fillable fields? I'm not sure if Adobe Reader can do that via the typewriter tool or if I dreamed that. (See? Spoiled by my secretarial status.)
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Jadagul » 31 Jan 2019, 03:24

The free Adobe Reader will let you fill out PDF forms that are set up to be filled out on computers. But Adobe is unbelievably slow.

Most of the free lightweight PDF readers will let you fill out at least some PDF forms as well. I use Sumatra on windows personally.

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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Highway » 31 Jan 2019, 07:36

Yeah, there are many free PDF solutions for PC that will let you markup the file to fill out a form, if the creator didn't make it a fillable form.
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Post by Painboy » 01 Feb 2019, 15:00

Microsoft Edge now has a PDF reader that allows you to fill out forms I believe.

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Post by Ellie » 01 Feb 2019, 15:06

But the price for accessing it is having to use Microsoft Edge. ;)
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by JD » 01 Feb 2019, 20:39

The keyboard on my laptop is starting to flake out a bit, so that various keys sometimes don't register when you hit them. This makes typing in passwords REALLY REALLY hard.
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Post by JD » 04 Feb 2019, 11:55

Very geeky petty annoyance: I'm running into a lot of online services at work that offer some desirable functionality but are also missing some really useful things, and when you mention this to them, their response is, "You can do that through our API!" Yes, I could, but it's a little bit like renting a car, complaining that the air conditioning doesn't work, and then being handed a big pile of free spare parts and cheerfully being told that you should build it yourself.
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Post by dead_elvis » 04 Feb 2019, 19:44

Weeds:
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Weed cloth under the bark around our house:
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Tuco » 05 Feb 2019, 08:09

Sewing machines are the bane of my existence.

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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Warren » 07 Feb 2019, 12:38

Tuco wrote:
05 Feb 2019, 08:09
Sewing machines are the bane of my existence.
I'm going to need you to unpack that a bit.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Tuco » 08 Feb 2019, 06:12

I make boots. I have a number of sewing machines. They make my brain hurt.

After sewing soles on by hand for years and years, I finally got a Landis 12, and it is now the most frustrating thing in my life. Keeping in mind that I have three mules.

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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Hugh Akston » 08 Feb 2019, 20:21

Has anyone developed a sole stitcher after the advent of the transistor?
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by JasonL » 08 Feb 2019, 20:32

Can we see some bootses?

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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Warren » 08 Feb 2019, 20:35

Hugh Akston wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 20:21
Has anyone developed a sole stitcher after the advent of the transistor?
They have, but not within reach of an artisan's budget.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Tuco » 09 Feb 2019, 06:28

Warren wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 20:35
Hugh Akston wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 20:21
Has anyone developed a sole stitcher after the advent of the transistor?
They have, but not within reach of an artisan's budget.
Sutton E might be more finicky than a Landis. They're all like diesel pickups, sound like they're worn out when they're running right.

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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Tuco » 09 Feb 2019, 06:55

JasonL wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 20:32
Can we see some bootses?
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Full quill ostrich foot, tooled tops.
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Waxed calf foot, calf tops.
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Kangaroo foot and top.

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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Warren » 09 Feb 2019, 12:20

Is the blue ostrich?
Oh yes, I see now.


Nice tooling.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Hugh Akston » 09 Feb 2019, 12:42

Where do you find a waxed calf?
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Aresen » 09 Feb 2019, 15:15

Hugh Akston wrote:
09 Feb 2019, 12:42
Where do you find a waxed calf?
Next aisle over from the fatted calf.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by thoreau » 09 Feb 2019, 16:19

Brazilian ranch.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Tuco » 10 Feb 2019, 06:06

Warren wrote:
09 Feb 2019, 12:20

Nice tooling.
Thank you.

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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Warren » 10 Feb 2019, 10:29

Tuco wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 06:06
Warren wrote:
09 Feb 2019, 12:20

Nice tooling.
Thank you.
You're welcome. I like that it works as Día de Muertos and also Deadhead attire.
Your maker's mark is more prominent than I would normally approve of, but perhaps there's a reason for that on this pair. Were they made on commission?

Why are all your heals proud? Does that aid in taking them off?
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