Random thing you loathe right now.

Thin_J wrote:
clover wrote:

Sounds like a lot of work.

Yeah. I think you're right. Maybe I'll just watch TV instead.

Thanks for the laugh, guys.

NSMike wrote:
Thin_J wrote:
clover wrote:

Sounds like a lot of work.

Yeah. I think you're right. Maybe I'll just watch TV instead.

Thanks for the laugh, guys. :)

Hey, takes one to know one

Slackers

cartoonin99 wrote:

Slackers ;)

I prefer to think of it as getting what I need from the journey, not the destination

cartoonin99 wrote:

Slackers ;)

Judgy McJudgerson.

Just spent $1500 getting the car repaired on Monday. Wen out to dinner tonight, came back, and it wouldn't start Finally got it started (it's a stick, so we were able to push-start it), but it's going right back to the shop on Monday.

Thin_J wrote:
cartoonin99 wrote:

Slackers ;)

Judgy McJudgerson.

Too much work to hate on him. Gonna go watch TV.

(I'm the exact same way, so I feel ya on that one, Mike)

clover wrote:
NSMike wrote:
Thin_J wrote:
clover wrote:

Sounds like a lot of work.

Yeah. I think you're right. Maybe I'll just watch TV instead.

Thanks for the laugh, guys. :)

Hey, takes one to know one :D

Oops. Wanted to reply to this but forgot and fell asleep. And even then I woke up and felt like crap.

Saying "This is the last time I'm going to overeat" and then do it again. It always makes me feel like crap so not sure why I keep doing it. On top of that I lost an entire night of gaming because I was so tired and uncomfortable I passed out on the couch.

Teeth and that my health insurance has such stringent dental coverage. Teeth are great tools and all but boy does it get expensive when things go wrong with them and it seems even taking good care of them does not fully insure against things going wrong.

clover wrote:
NSMike wrote:
Thin_J wrote:
clover wrote:

Sounds like a lot of work.

Yeah. I think you're right. Maybe I'll just watch TV instead.

Thanks for the laugh, guys. :)

Hey, takes one to know one :D

I have this on a t-shirt.

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'Loathe' is perhaps too strong of a term, but I really dislike the stress that was added to the next few days by someone else's incompetence.

Briefly, the way the Navy works is that I'm doing a one-year internship and then will spend the next 2-3 years out with the fleet before doing a military or civilian residency to become board-certified. Where I'm going after this year is sort of a crucial question, and one of the major reasons I decided to join the Navy was to do Flight Surgery (basically, a doctor attached to a squadron to take care of their health needs). To make a long story short, what should have been a routine physical exam submitted as part of my application packet turned into a nightmare as the physician responsible for it lost my medical records, and then procrastinated for over a month and a half, taking me right up to the hard deadline for submission of a complete packet. He's an O-6 "full-bird" Captain and I'm a lowly O-3 Lieutenant, and I ended up having to bring in the big guns (two other O-6 Captains, one of whom runs NAMI and the other of whom runs the entire flight program for the Navy) to get him to get off his ass. Those of you who have served know exactly how much fire I was playing with there.

So I find out on the 12th whether my application was even submitted appropriately, which I have my suspicions was not the case. If it wasn't, I'm basically f*cked for Flight Surgery. My back-up requests are for a shipboard assignment either on the west coast or overseas, but I have a suspicion I'm going to end up with the Marines at 29 Palms or something like that.

Maybe it'll work out, but I hate that what would otherwise be a sure thing is now a ball of stress in my stomach.

Poorly-written code.

Amazon has a feature called "whispersync" for Kindles, it will automatically sync any Kindle device to the latest page of a book you're reading. Since they've bought Audible.com, they now support doing the same thing with audiobooks.

Sweet!

So, I went to Audible.com, logged on with my Amazon account, and bought the audio version of the book I'm reading. I downloaded it to the Audible app on my iPhone, and it refused to sync. Tried logging in and out of both sides, unregistering and reregistering my kindle device, manually mashing the "sync!" buttons in either side, and got nothing.

Turns out even though they're the same books, with the same bits, bought by the same Amazon account, if you don't buy the audiobook by going to the Kindle store version of the book and then clicking "Buy on Audible,", it doesn't actually enable whispersync for the audiobook. Mind you, when click the buy button from Amazon, it actually takes you over to the Audible store, it's not like it's somehow a different cart system or something from what I used already at Audible.

*sigh*

There is no reason for it to not work. They know my account on both sides, they know what I've bought, the only thing missing is associating the books together for whispersync.

Thankfully, the Audible support guy I talked to who told me about this refunded me the book so I could buy it again through Amazon, but... that's just stupid.

Edwin wrote:
clover wrote:
NSMike wrote:
Thin_J wrote:
clover wrote:

Sounds like a lot of work.

Yeah. I think you're right. Maybe I'll just watch TV instead.

Thanks for the laugh, guys. :)

Hey, takes one to know one :D

I have this on a t-shirt.

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Damn, I love that shirt.

ringsnort wrote:
Edwin wrote:
clover wrote:
NSMike wrote:
Thin_J wrote:
clover wrote:

Sounds like a lot of work.

Yeah. I think you're right. Maybe I'll just watch TV instead.

Thanks for the laugh, guys. :)

Hey, takes one to know one :D

I have this on a t-shirt.

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Damn, I love that shirt.

Yeah, I may have to pick that up at some point in the future.

clover wrote:
LarryC wrote:

I don't feel the hate. I love moist stuff, in general.

Don't hate the cake, hate the word ;)

I loathe that I can't find the clip of Barney Stinson saying the word moist over and over again as part of his one-man play to infuriate Lily.

Clothes shopping. I wasted too much time shopping over the weekend and didn't buy anything. I can find clothes I like but not in my size or I can find clothes in my size but not that I like. Finding work stuff is no problem but finding casual stuff I like is nearly impossible. Just because I am a bigger guy doesn't mean I want to dress in gross patterns or Hawaiian prints.

trichy wrote:
clover wrote:
LarryC wrote:

I don't feel the hate. I love moist stuff, in general.

Don't hate the cake, hate the word ;)

I loathe that I can't find the clip of Barney Stinson saying the word moist over and over again as part of his one-man play to infuriate Lily.

Tada!

Ranger Rick wrote:

Poorly-written code.

I feel ya. Just bought HeroLab to help out with my Pathfinder characters, and the whole thing is just architected poorly.

Easy part: you start up, have to authenticate your account with a license key they email you, then choose the package you want to download. It downloads a file, you point the software to "import" the file, and you're all set.

Hard part: if you buy any additional data packages or add-ons, there's never a download link. Not in email, not in the product, not in the post-checkout process. In fact, no where in the post-checkout process do they tell you how to enable what you just purchased. What you have to do is inside the app, choose the "re-authenticate" your license, which reaches back to their servers and "unlocks" bits of whatever you have already downloaded.

And where do they tell you this? On the product gallery page, in not-so-obvious text that appears at the top of the page.

The whole UX just infuriated me.

Why not crib from Apple, and have "in-app purchases" that "automatically download and install"?
Why call it "re-authorize license" instead of "update with new purchases"?

Foggy, rainy, quiet Mondays at work when I don't feel like actually working.

< /First World Problems >

NSMike wrote:

Yeah, I may have to pick that up at some point in the future.

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Nothing ruins my day quite like a combination of sh*tty dreams and gloomy weather. They're two bad things that taste bad together.

What the hell, subconscious? I thought you were cool.

Just pretend that your subconscious is taking the opportunity to create your own little David Lynch movie.

Then you can say, "Thanks, subconscious! You are so cool!"

Chumpy_McChump wrote:
trichy wrote:
clover wrote:
LarryC wrote:

I don't feel the hate. I love moist stuff, in general.

Don't hate the cake, hate the word ;)

I loathe that I can't find the clip of Barney Stinson saying the word moist over and over again as part of his one-man play to infuriate Lily.

Tada!

NO NO NO!!!

Why did I watch that? Why? What is the matter with me?

I knew it would be nasty, Trichy even said so, and yet I watched.

Imma go set my brain on fire. With actual fire.

Today I witnessed two of my peers cheating on an exam (getting multiple choice answers from each other after the exam time had ended but before their papers were collected). I reported this to the prof but as he did not witness it he can't do much about it (which makes sense otherwise you'd have people just reporting those they didn't like) except examine their two papers carefully when marking.

Their course credit, assuming they passed the rest of the exam and class, will be worth the same as all of us who didn't cheat.

The inevitable self doubt and loathing I will feel until I hear the results of a job interview.

SixteenBlue wrote:

The inevitable self doubt and loathing I will feel until I hear the results of a job interview.

I bet some time in the dandelion patch would help with that.

fleabagmatt wrote:
SixteenBlue wrote:

The inevitable self doubt and loathing I will feel until I hear the results of a job interview.

I bet some time in the dandelion patch would help with that.

Or the field of flowers.

fleabagmatt wrote:
SixteenBlue wrote:

The inevitable self doubt and loathing I will feel until I hear the results of a job interview.

I bet some time in the dandelion patch would help with that.

Brilliant!

SixteenBlue wrote:
fleabagmatt wrote:
SixteenBlue wrote:

The inevitable self doubt and loathing I will feel until I hear the results of a job interview.

I bet some time in the dandelion patch would help with that.

Brilliant!

Or a raucous caucus.