Random thing you loathe right now.

Minarchist wrote:
trichy wrote:
Starting to get worried. We now have six inches of water in our front yard, and it's getting closer to our house. I really hope this damn rain stops soon. Our whole area is under a flood warning.

Yeah, no kidding. Even our front yard is flooding, something I've not seen at this house. Eerily reminiscent of May 2010.

Both of you - get in your car now and drive to Home Depot and buy a sump pump. It is 120ish$ and you will never regret it. I learned the hard way that having a sump pump you can put in a window well during flood season can save you thousands.

The dat ____ meme. I'm convinced that if we brutally murdered every single person who ever used it, it would be a net positive benefit for the world. Other memes were, at one time, somewhat clever. 'Dat' has always been a dumbassed thing to say.

So our puppy crate trained very quick after we got him and would usually go in there of his own volition around bed time. It was awesome. But recently, he was starting to outgrow the crate we got him. He could still lie down in there but had to curl up which isn't what he prefers and he was starting to get averse to going in it, eventually he would cry constantly refuse to go to sleep when we put him in there. So after a few days of letting him sleep in the room rather than the crate itself, we bought him a humongous new one that will probably suit him for the rest of his life. Problem is, he's still as averse to going into this one as he was the old one. I don't know if it's just because it's a new crate or if something's happened in his mind to make him scared of them but multiple sleepless nights of having to crate train him all over again isn't the last thing I need right now but it's pretty damn close. Perhaps a kidney spontaneously combusting would be the last thing.

Greenies worked for crate training for me & my dog Jette. I only ever give her a greenie when she's in the crate. Those things are like doggie crack, so they'll do anything to get one. She very quickly started running to the crate herself any time I opened the greenie box.

Put snacks in his crate. One at a time until he is happy going in there. Try cheese, my dog loved cheese.

Then,put a snack in there and close the door for a second. Open it right away. Do that a bunch of times until he is calm. Slowly extend the length of time that the door is closed.

Other things to try - Put the crate in the bedroom with you.
Put a stuffed Kong in he crate and close the door.
Throw a dirty t-shirt that smells like you/your gf in the crate when you close it.
Maybe some soft music playing.

Yeah, that's basically what we did when we first got him. I'm hoping we can avoid doing the whole process again but on reflection, it didn't take too long the first time. Hopefully it will go quick.

Today's loathe is co-workers who can't understand that when I call out sick because I basically didn't sleep last night due to nausea, that means don't bother me. I was supposed to upgrade a laptop for an executive this morning and our receptionist e-mails me to tell me he dropped it off. I write back saying I'm home sick and her response is "OK, can you co-ordinate with him please?" No I can't because I CALLED IN SICK! So far, I've received two additional e-mails from other people with similar sentiments. The attitude really frustrates me, especially considering I've taken 2 sick days ever in my almost 2 and a half years at this job. Apparently being in IT means you just aren't allowed to get sick, ever.

Our less-than-two-month CMS (it handles both print and web publishing) crashed and burned over the weekend. DailyBugle.com has been down all weekend. Somehow we got the Daily Bugle out the door this morning.

As for tomorrow's paper, we're applying a patch to the system that consists of us crossing our fingers and wishing on a star.

In the meantime, I'm stuck here at work until 6:30 p.m. My job is to tend the website and with no website to tend I'm feeling pretty useless.

Oh, and no raises at the Daily Bugle in 2013.

Boy, this day can't get any better!

Parallax Abstraction wrote:
Yeah, that's basically what we did when we first got him. I'm hoping we can avoid doing the whole process again but on reflection, it didn't take too long the first time. Hopefully it will go quick.

Today's loathe is co-workers who can't understand that when I call out sick because I basically didn't sleep last night due to nausea, that means don't bother me. I was supposed to upgrade a laptop for an executive this morning and our receptionist e-mails me to tell me he dropped it off. I write back saying I'm home sick and her response is "OK, can you co-ordinate with him please?" No I can't because I CALLED IN SICK! So far, I've received two additional e-mails from other people with similar sentiments. The attitude really frustrates me, especially considering I've taken 2 sick days ever in my almost 2 and a half years at this job. Apparently being in IT means you just aren't allowed to get sick, ever.


Possibly it means don't check your email when you're sick. Set up an auto-response and ignore it all.

Stengah wrote:
Parallax Abstraction wrote:
Yeah, that's basically what we did when we first got him. I'm hoping we can avoid doing the whole process again but on reflection, it didn't take too long the first time. Hopefully it will go quick.

Today's loathe is co-workers who can't understand that when I call out sick because I basically didn't sleep last night due to nausea, that means don't bother me. I was supposed to upgrade a laptop for an executive this morning and our receptionist e-mails me to tell me he dropped it off. I write back saying I'm home sick and her response is "OK, can you co-ordinate with him please?" No I can't because I CALLED IN SICK! So far, I've received two additional e-mails from other people with similar sentiments. The attitude really frustrates me, especially considering I've taken 2 sick days ever in my almost 2 and a half years at this job. Apparently being in IT means you just aren't allowed to get sick, ever.


Possibly it means don't check your email when you're sick. Set up an auto-response and ignore it all.

That's my plan for the rest of the day. We had an Internet issue this morning and I was checking my BlackBerry for updates on it which is why I saw these other things. I basically sent terse responses to all the e-mails reminding people what calling out sick means and that I won't be checking my e-mail again today. If they want to give me sh*t tomorrow morning for stuff not getting done, I'll have no problem reminding them again to their faces.

Parallax Abstraction wrote:
Stengah wrote:
Parallax Abstraction wrote:
Yeah, that's basically what we did when we first got him. I'm hoping we can avoid doing the whole process again but on reflection, it didn't take too long the first time. Hopefully it will go quick.

Today's loathe is co-workers who can't understand that when I call out sick because I basically didn't sleep last night due to nausea, that means don't bother me. I was supposed to upgrade a laptop for an executive this morning and our receptionist e-mails me to tell me he dropped it off. I write back saying I'm home sick and her response is "OK, can you co-ordinate with him please?" No I can't because I CALLED IN SICK! So far, I've received two additional e-mails from other people with similar sentiments. The attitude really frustrates me, especially considering I've taken 2 sick days ever in my almost 2 and a half years at this job. Apparently being in IT means you just aren't allowed to get sick, ever.


Possibly it means don't check your email when you're sick. Set up an auto-response and ignore it all.

That's my plan for the rest of the day. We had an Internet issue this morning and I was checking my BlackBerry for updates on it which is why I saw these other things. I basically sent terse responses to all the e-mails reminding people what calling out sick means and that I won't be checking my e-mail again today. If they want to give me sh*t tomorrow morning for stuff not getting done, I'll have no problem reminding them again to their faces.

When you do, get very close. Then, cough on them.

If they want to give me sh*t tomorrow morning for stuff not getting done, I'll have no problem reminding them again to their faces.

Just give them one of these.

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PA:

I'm not sure how your work and social etiquette has evolved around technology, but around where I come from, email is considered "pull" notification, not "push" notification. That is, you get to it when you get to it. Especially true of work email. Checking out work email is done on the company dime, so you're expected to not have done so until you log in for work.

Basically, what Stengah said. They meant no disrespect. They're just getting paperwork done on their side. Ignore until you get back to work. If they give you grief about it at work, or send you push notifications, then follow cartoonin99's advice.

iPad double post. For pugilistic justice!

Parallax Abstraction wrote:
Apparently being in IT means you just aren't allowed to get sick, ever.

Yep. Pretty much have the same loathe about the job when it happens. Also see not being able to take more than 2 to 3 days leave off work at a time. And even then they still call for some other thing or another.

The last few months however, I have had various colleagues go on leave a full week or two. Come July, it will be my turn: 5 days leave to fly to PAXAus baby!

Random loathe: Myself. For thinking I could just hop right back into the gym slinging weight after a month and a half off.

Now I'm hobbling around work with some sore ass legs.

CptDomano wrote:
Random loathe: Myself. For thinking I could just hop right back into the gym slinging weight after a month and a half off.

Now I'm hobbling around work with some sore ass legs. :(


He he. Sore ass-legs.

Fact the first: I bought a crap-ton of wood for my fireplace last week.

Fact the second: Burn bans are periodically called in this part of the world, to preserve air quality.

Fact the third: As someone with a dodgy heart who spends a lot of time breathing real hard outside, I fully support that initiative, so I sign up for email notifications of burn bans so I'll know when not to light the fire.

Fact the fourth: Burn ban announced yesterday, I get no notification, so I get home and light the fire.

It's particularly annoying when I try to do the right thing and accidentally do the exact opposite.

Well, you can always take a day off when there isn't a burn ban to try and make up for it a bit.

Dad has been using his Kindle, so for Christmas I picked up an Amazon gift card for him, and had it set to deliver via Facebook on Christmas Day.

Apparently, to redeem, you have to Facebook Connect.

Which results in a text from Dad asking me: "how do I use your gift card without losing my rite of privacy??"

The Rite of Privacy is one of the 7 catholic holy sacraments.

McIrishJihad wrote:
Dad has been using his Kindle, so for Christmas I picked up an Amazon gift card for him, and had it set to deliver via Facebook on Christmas Day.

Apparently, to redeem, you have to Facebook Connect.

Which results in a text from Dad asking me: "how do I use your gift card without losing my rite of privacy??"

If he uses Facebook at all the war is already lost, no?

I hate being the guy that checks with friends to see if they've invited the ex-gf to any party/gathering...

I hate it, but I much prefer that than seeing her again so soon, still trying to reconcile it all in my head.

AP Erebus wrote:
I hate being the guy that checks with friends to see if they've invite the ex-gf to any party/gathering...

I hate it, but I much prefer that than seeing her again so soon, still trying to reconcile it all in my head.

You do what you gotta do man. If you're not ready to see her again yet then you're not ready to see her again. Everybody else just has to deal with it. Anybody that can't isn't worth your time.

At least that's how I look at it.

Thin_J wrote:
AP Erebus wrote:
I hate being the guy that checks with friends to see if they've invite the ex-gf to any party/gathering...

I hate it, but I much prefer that than seeing her again so soon, still trying to reconcile it all in my head.

You do what you gotta do man. If you're not ready to see her again yet then you're not ready to see her again. Everybody else just has to deal with it. Anybody that can't isn't worth your time.

At least that's how I look at it.

Yeah, that's exactly why I do it. I just feel bad for a bit :/

I loathe that my kids teachers are overworked so rather than using the online system to record grades in a timely manner, I don't see that one of my kids is struggling until they enter a couple weeks of information all at once with only a week and a half left in the grading period.

f*cking cowboy coders, and their intense resistance to changing the (EDIT: sh*tty) way they work. I say that only because their code normally sucks yak balls. As the manager responsible for getting sh*t out the door, the crap they dump into our codebase makes my job a whole lot tougher.

Launch 60 GB PS3 finally bit the big one this evening, and we're not in a position to get it replaced any time soon

Tanglebones wrote:
Launch 60 GB PS3 finally bit the big one this evening, and we're not in a position to get it replaced any time soon :(

I had 1 of those die on me a few years ago and then the refurb replacement died again a month or two later. You made it quite awhile, so for that, you can be grateful. Concolences, I know how it feels.

More goddamn snow.

The fact that my company spent the time to develop an internal Facebook-esque application and promotes it as being the "cutting edge" in our industry. Then, after a year of implementing it with very few people using it, they create an Ideation Blog and ask employees to submit ideas and the rest of the company will upvote these ideas. The only problem: no one knows what ideas management is looking for. So, we get ideas like "organize your contacts", "jeans Friday", and an idea for an internal YouTube application.

...The YouTube application has the most votes currently. And it has a LOT of votes. *eye twitch*