Random thing you loathe right now.

RawkGWJ wrote:

Clipping my fingernails is annoying. Toenails are worse.

But the flavor.. divine.

MaxShrek wrote:
RawkGWJ wrote:

Clipping my fingernails is annoying. Toenails are worse.

But the flavor.. divine.

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When you make a meal that was almost perfect but you just slightly messed up some aspect of each dish.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

When you make a meal that was almost perfect but you just slightly messed up some aspect of each dish.

Same. Gotta be less lazy when I measure things. Especially when baking...

Thats why I try to make one-dish meals. (Casseroles, savory pies, etc). That way, if I mess up one aspect of each dish, I've only messed up once.

Outlook at work has been acting up lately, with super helpful messages like "Cannot send e-mail" and when I try to save the concept mail "Operation failed".

Fry’s Electronics went out of business suddenly last night. Sigh.

Robear wrote:

Fry’s Electronics went out of business suddenly last night. Sigh.

Bummer. I never got a chance to go into a Fry's.

I still get nostalgic sometimes when I drive by the location where my old Comp USA used to be.

Fry's was hurting for a while sadly
I typically got all my non SSD hard drives there and network, video or USB cables there.

Had my yearly review again. To say I'm disappointed is a bit understated. Probable will have to start job hunting again. It's become very obvious that my company will do the minimum they can get away with. Just sucks. I've been at several companies that all treat me nicely enough, but pay a little as possible. I'd easily stay where I'm at if they just gave me the average. blah.

master0 wrote:

Had my yearly review again. To say I'm disappointed is a bit understated. Probable will have to start job hunting again. It's become very obvious that my company will do the minimum they can get away with. Just sucks. I've been at several companies that all treat me nicely enough, but pay a little as possible. I'd easily stay where I'm at if they just gave me the average. blah.

If your company is anything like mine, they'll make you a proposal once you hand in your resignation. Rejecting that proposal as too little too late does feel immensely satisfying though.

When you post a thing you made and get a bunch of nice positive replies, but you know that later on the only reply you'll remember is the one negative one.

dejanzie wrote:

If your company is anything like mine, they'll make you a proposal once you hand in your resignation. Rejecting that proposal as too little too late does feel immensely satisfying though.

Both a close friend and myself have experienced the situation where our employer immediately offers us a raise after we formally resigned, which just deepened our desire to leave even more. After giving us the runaround for ages they finally admitted we have value at the last second possible, and it also proves the toxic environment where they just viewed threatening to quit as a power move they respect and respond to far quicker than actual earnest attempts from us to change things.

Yup, exactly all that. I had notes to show off all the things and changes I've done over my time there. And basically within thirty seconds I realized none of it matter. Already setting up interviews. On the plus side my new salary potential is way higher then I expected.

kuddles wrote:
dejanzie wrote:

If your company is anything like mine, they'll make you a proposal once you hand in your resignation. Rejecting that proposal as too little too late does feel immensely satisfying though.

Both a close friend and myself have experienced the situation where our employer immediately offers us a raise after we formally resigned, which just deepened our desire to leave even more. After giving us the runaround for ages they finally admitted we have value at the last second possible, and it also proves the toxic environment where they just viewed threatening to quit as a power move they respect and respond to far quicker than actual earnest attempts from us to change things.

I'm wondering if that sort of thing actually works out for employers. Like, if you make a similar offer to five different employees as they're heading out the door, how many will stay if you offer more money, and how many will leave more pissed off than before?

master0 wrote:

Yup, exactly all that. I had notes to show off all the things and changes I've done over my time there. And basically within thirty seconds I realized none of it matter. Already setting up interviews. On the plus side my new salary potential is way higher then I expected.

That's the main way to get raises in my experience.

So jobs are like cable or cell phone service? They f*ck you over until you threaten to leave and only then they might give you a decent deal?

Some jobs, yeah.

And in my case, my job is like my service provider where I eventually went with a smaller company, because even if the smaller one has fewer amenities or benefits and is less state of the art, I don't feel like a sucker having to argue out of being exploited every day. (I know some small companies can suck too so don't @ me.)

I dragged my heels on searching out the BBC show named after The Watch. I knew that they deviated from the books. I knew that. I hesitated and hesitated. Then Amazon put up the first episode on Prime. Zero barrier to checking it out. I left my preconceived notions at the door. I wanted to like this. I was ready for a show like this.

Spoiler:

Vimes and Carcer have a past! They were rebel buddies and Vimes infiltrated the watch to kill the captain (just go with it!). Carcer confronts Vimes in front of the Watch House, hands him a giant knife, and reminds him of his mission. The captain interrupts them and speaks nicely of Vimes even when it is revealed that he is an infiltrator. Vimes chooses to arrest Carcer instead of stabbing his nice captain. Carcer shoots a crossbow bolt at Vimes and the captain jumps in front of it. The bolt pierces the captain's badge and as Vimes rushes to the dying man's side he yells out "Captain!" The dying man rasps: "You're the captain now!"

That's me paraphrasing the scene that made me say out loud, alone in my basement: "This is stupid. Nope!"

Rezzy wrote:

I dragged my heels on searching out the BBC show named after The Watch. I knew that they deviated from the books. I knew that. I hesitated and hesitated. Then Amazon put up the first episode on Prime. Zero barrier to checking it out. I left my preconceived notions at the door. I wanted to like this. I was ready for a show like this.

Spoiler:

Vimes and Carcer have a past! They were rebel buddies and Vimes infiltrated the watch to kill the captain (just go with it!). Carcer confronts Vimes in front of the Watch House, hands him a giant knife, and reminds him of his mission. The captain interrupts them and speaks nicely of Vimes even when it is revealed that he is an infiltrator. Vimes chooses to arrest Carcer instead of stabbing his nice captain. Carcer shoots a crossbow bolt at Vimes and the captain jumps in front of it. The bolt pierces the captain's badge and as Vimes rushes to the dying man's side he yells out "Captain!" The dying man rasps: "You're the captain now!"

That's me paraphrasing the scene that made me say out loud, alone in my basement: "This is stupid. Nope!"

I think I posted the trailer to this a couple of weeks back. It was so dreadfully awful I’ll be avoiding this like the plague.

People are already into post-Covid driving mode on the interstates in New England. It would be funny if they weren't so dangerous and careless.

Although I still have memories driving from Maine to New York, and having highways almost completely to myself last year. The weirdest days were driving through Hartford, Connecticut, wondering if I really needed to signal lane changes on an empty 8 lane highway.

It gets empty anyway, once you head up past Springfield and Ho-Yoke...

Picked up some 3DS games I've wanted to play for ages. Played 20 minutes with the d-pad, and my thumb still aches an hour later.

Definitely over thirty and everything hurty. Felled by a toy! Curses!