Random thing you loathe right now.

Wow! I had no idea. Don’t follow them and haven’t in many years but I saw them two or three times in the ‘90s when I was into ska and punk.

Our car, which has been nothing but trouble since we got it, went to the garage yesterday and it came back with a terminal diagnosis / or at least one economically unviable to fix.

That’s the sort of cost that’s going to put a big dent in our financial planning for the next couple of years, and we’re not terribly good at it in the first place.

Brutal tension headache that was so bad it messed up my sleep and I woke up early. Gonna be rough today.

Oh and two different generation of cicadas are awake. So there is a constant screaming...

Guess which idiot just remembered he volunteered to give a talk on Google Docs, etc tomorrow?

That would be me.

After the DOOM Dark Ages trailer I find myself wanting to play DOOM Eternal again. Amazingly, my current PC* will run it at 4K HDR at 60 FPS with the highest graphics settings (Ultra Nightmare), with the exception of the texture streaming cache size which is too big for my graphics card. Fortunately, lowering the texture streaming cache setting has no visual effect (according to Digital Foundry).

UNfortunately, DOOM Eternal is not an Xbox "Play Anywhere" title, so all the goodies I bought for the Xbox version don't carry over to the PC. Now that I've seen what it looks like with graphics cranked to the max, I don't know if I can go back to the Series X version.

First world problem I guess.

* Ryzen 7 3800X, 32 GB RAM, m.2 drives, RTX 2080 Super, a solidly mid configuration in 2024.

Our nearly 10 year old dog has started doing a thing where he will pee and poop in my basement office while I am in the shower.
He knows how to indicate that he needs to go out. He has a bell he rings on the back door. Any other time he will rattle every doorstop in the house until you get him what he wants. There are three other people in the house whose attention he could get. Frustrating.

Karens that come to your work and act like they know more about your job than you. I had to go get a degree and license to do this. Go back to your lane.

JohnKillo wrote:

Karens that come to your work and act like they know more about your job than you. I had to go get a degree and license to do this. Go back to your lane.

This. Every damn day.

Every job with a customer is a customer service job, amirite?

I hate cockroaches. I see one every few months in my unit. Given the locations i see them they are either coming in through the sewer, the vents or the obvious gaps between the floor and the walls.

I don't believe I am attracting them as there is no food source for them and all cupboards in the area show no signs of them.

How do I tell my neighbors they are nasty?

Stealthpizza wrote:

I hate cockroaches. I see one every few months in my unit. Given the locations i see them they are either coming in through the sewer, the vents or the obvious gaps between the floor and the walls.

I don't believe I am attracting them as there is no food source for them and all cupboards in the area show no signs of them.

How do I tell my neighbors they are nasty?

Amazon will rush-ship you paper bags and lighters. You'll have to provide your own poop, tho.

I wasn't sure where else to put this, but I was today years old when I found out that dealerships are doing this sort of crap with impunity.

My car is 8 years old and I bought it with cash so I doubt there is such a device on it, but if there was, I would be sorely tempted to pull the SIM card, put it in a burner phone and hand it to some homeless dude.

Microsoft Co-Pilot.

It’s all I’m allowed to use at work, but we use Windows and Microsoft 365 so you think it should at least work well for those products right?

Nope!

It can’t write Excel formulas worth a damn beyond the basics. Same for SQL Server queries.

And many questions of the “how can I do this” sort will give you a specific set of steps that simply do not work.

I’ve learned that it will NEVER say “that’s not possible.” Instead it will give you instructions for something else that you didn’t ask for, or just straight up make up a series of steps to follow for a setting that doesn’t even exist.

/rant

Two kids being sick everywhere,,,,

bbk1980 wrote:

Two kids being sick everywhere,,,,

Travelling or just generally? Either way, not pleasant!

Sorbicol wrote:
bbk1980 wrote:

Two kids being sick everywhere,,,,

Travelling or just generally? Either way, not pleasant!

At home with a vomiting bug the two adults have at least dodged it so far. I’m washing my hands like crazy.

bbk1980 wrote:
Sorbicol wrote:
bbk1980 wrote:

Two kids being sick everywhere,,,,

Travelling or just generally? Either way, not pleasant!

At home with a vomiting bug the two adults have at least dodged it so far. I’m washing my hands like crazy.

I’d be using gallons of alcohol gel too! Urgh, hope they feel better soon.

Sorbicol wrote:
bbk1980 wrote:

Two kids being sick everywhere,,,,

Travelling or just generally? Either way, not pleasant!

Sounds like they’re getting everything everywhere all at once.

Quiet farts that don't smell.

MaxShrek wrote:

Quiet farts that don't smell.

Just seems like a waste of time and effort!

MaxShrek wrote:

Quiet farts that don't smell.

Giving, or receiving?

Where are 14 and going to Cedar point for the first time it would be awesome! But I am 44 and taking my family for the first time, and it is a bunch of sh*t that looks cool that I can’t do anymore.

merphle wrote:
MaxShrek wrote:

Quiet farts that don't smell.

Giving, or receiving?

Receiving you might not realize it.

bbk1980 wrote:
Sorbicol wrote:
bbk1980 wrote:

Two kids being sick everywhere,,,,

Travelling or just generally? Either way, not pleasant!

At home with a vomiting bug the two adults have at least dodged it so far. I’m washing my hands like crazy.

Now I have it but there was like a 48 hour delay so I am away with work and just had to book another night in the hotel because there were a no way I could survive 4/5 hours on train toilets.

Our 2002 Subaru is finally done for. It had a long run and doesn't owe us anything certainly. Rest in peace Putt-Putt.