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How the heck do you legitimately get a new street on to google maps? There was an automated form we tried on google maps but it did not work. Sometimes it is quite an effort to get a service at our house because of it.

karmajay wrote:

How the heck do you legitimately get a new street on to google maps? There was an automated form we tried on google maps but it did not work. Sometimes it is quite an effort to get a service at our house because of it.

I honestly don't know. Years ago my wife and I bought an apartment in a newly built block (with it's own specific address/street and it took forever for it to appear on google maps. We just suffered for the 12/18 months it took.

Oh man, you guys just reminded me when I moved into a place that was a on a street that was just recently renamed. What a huge hassle for the two years we lived there, you never knew which name all the different places had. Everything from internet and utility hookup, getting drivers licenses, UPS/Fedex deliveries, pizza drivers. Even just getting bills from places that had address verification databases. It was pretty crappy.

LeapingGnome wrote:

Oh man, you guys just reminded me when I moved into a place that was a on a street that was just recently renamed. What a huge hassle for the two years we lived there, you never knew which name all the different places had. Everything from internet and utility hookup, getting drivers licenses, UPS/Fedex deliveries, pizza drivers. Even just getting bills from places that had address verification databases. It was pretty crappy.

Why was the street renamed? Just curious. Seems like you don't usually hear about streets being renamed unless they decide to rename it in honor of somebody (or the old street's name is now considered politically/culturally insensitive).

It was in a development and from what I understand from before I moved in, after the streets were all laid down and maybe a quarter of the houses were built it was sold off to another developer and they built the rest of the houses and renamed all of the streets.

Dakuna wrote:
RawkGWJ wrote:

Can you provide a link to a video or audio clip?

That does seem like a pretty foolish thing for me to leave out.. but I was having trouble getting a clean link on my phone while plastered, forgive me.. I did try!

Here it is.

That's the theme to the movie Brazil, which is actually named after the song.

Edit: changed video to a different arrangement

The Cornelius version is also great

https://youtu.be/b4D_1ochyus

What are some good British comedy shows from the last couple years or so? After watching the trailer to Death to Stalin, I realized I haven't watched a good, dark British comedy TV show in a long time for whatever reason.

Off the top of my head try out:
Fleabag, Nighty night, Peepshow, Black Mirror, Inside No 9 and Psychoville.

And, although it is now fairly old, everyone should see The League of Gentlemen.

If you need some more I can do a more thorough sweep of recent shows to suggest the good ones

I do like Peepshow, and that's the kind of comedy I'm looking for. I haven't checked out Fleabag, but it's in my queue on Amazon. Black Mirror is good, but It's a little much for me lately. I'll try and see if I can find the others streaming on something.

Recently, we've enjoyed:

TV - "Black Books" - David, from Shaun of the Dead - owns a used bookstore, about 20(?) episodes, and
Movie - "What We Do in the Shadows" - it's tough being vampire flat-mates in modern-day London(?)

Wink_and_the_Gun wrote:

Recently, we've enjoyed:

TV - "Black Books" - David, from Shaun of the Dead - owns a used bookstore, about 20(?) episodes, and
Movie - "What We Do in the Shadows" - it's tough being vampire flat-mates in modern-day London(?)

New Zealand - Wellington, specifically

Wink_and_the_Gun wrote:

Movie - "What We Do in the Shadows" - it's tough being vampire flat-mates in modern-day London(?)

And don't miss the upcoming spinoff (still in the Pitch stage according to IMDB), "We're Wolves".

Oh! What We do in the Shadows is on Amazon Prime Instant. Sweet. I vaguely remember seeing a trailer for that a long time ago, and I do love NZ stuff having lived there for a bit.

It's a blast. Very enjoyable. Some wonderful running gags, plus lots of embarrassment humor, bad movie trope jokes, all the usual from the Flight of the Conchords folks.

"I just think, if you're going to eat a sandwitch..."

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Oh! What We do in the Shadows is on Amazon Prime Instant. Sweet. I vaguely remember seeing a trailer for that a long time ago, and I do love NZ stuff having lived there for a bit.

All the awkward vampires will definitely make you feel like you are back in NZ.

Wife turned to me last night and asked "what are some good British panel comedy shows?" 5 minutes later, we're both laughing out loud in front of Mock The Week (find it on Youtube). Proper funny.

If you're looking for panel shows then Would I Lie to You?, 8 Out of 10 Cats, and the Big Fat Quiz of the Year are all awesome. QI is, maybe, the best show I've ever watched and there's so much content. Nevermind the Buzzc*cks is great if you're into laughing at dumb music stuff too.

I really like 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. I'm not sure it technically counts as a panel show but I find it more consistently funny than the regular 8 Out of 10 Cats. Plus anagrams and number puzzles!

The supercuts of Sean Lock and David Mitchell on 8 Out of 10 Cats are outstanding.

I'm doing my own research, but for those of you who hire people, do you have good online how-to resources you've used?

oilypenguin wrote:

I'm doing my own research, but for those of you who hire people, do you have good online how-to resources you've used?

Kind of. When I first had to do hiring, I read a bunch of articles and a couple books on the topic. I learned a lot more from talking with a couple experienced hiring managers and through practice.

There are some interesting articles/blogs on how to hire for developer roles.

One of my former bosses/mentors made a really good [url=How To Hire Sales Reps That Hit The Ground Running
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-h... post[/url] about hiring sales reps, but most of the ideas are applicable or transferable to other types of roles.

I'd be happy to hop on vent or curse or whatever and talk about it with you too.

I have a dog question.

Last Sunday night my dog casually urinated on my pillow. I was in the bathroom brushing my teeth. My wife was in bed laying on her side of the bed when it happened. It had been less than two hours since he had last been walked.

We adopted him a little more than a year ago. His current age is estimated to be about 3 or 4 years old. He's been neutered. He has completely assimilated into our family. He loves us and we love him. And he doesn't pee or poop in the house.

I'm trying to figure out why he would pee on my pillow? Especially with my wife inches away. Some sort of marking behavior is probably the most obvious answer, but that on its own is vague.

The only other explanation I can come up with is that maybe he was sort of sleepwalking, or half asleep or something and just forgot himself. We did play the laundry game with him about 30 minutes before he did it. That's the game where we try to fold laundry and he tries to stop us. He played so hard that he got out of breath. Then he fell asleep on the carpet for a while.

That was right before he did the unspeakable. Any ideas?

Might want to see your vet to rule out a bladder infection or other health issue.

Yeah. Adult dogs can go 10 hours or more without urinating, as a benchmark.

Does anyone know a way to improve memory? I am practicing for the postal exam, and I am almost ready, but the memory section is my weakest point, the most recent average going from 80% before the memory section, and going down to about 70 for the memory section. Even though 70% overall is the bare minimum, I told that aiming for 85 will guarantee an interview. I don't know if I can achieve that, but I know I need to improve my memory overall. Any help is appreciated, thanks.

My dad swears by this book.

I had one, but I can't quite recall it.

Dr.Incurable wrote:

Does anyone know a way to improve memory? I am practicing for the postal exam, and I am almost ready, but the memory section is my weakest point, the most recent average going from 80% before the memory section, and going down to about 70 for the memory section. Even though 70% overall is the bare minimum, I told that aiming for 85 will guarantee an interview. I don't know if I can achieve that, but I know I need to improve my memory overall. Any help is appreciated, thanks.

Sleep more, eat better, drink less, make sure you're getting regular exercise.

Probably not the answer you're looking for, but it'll do you more good in the short term than drilling memory tests.