Random thing you loathe right now.

SallyNasty wrote:

Well sh*t. Wife's case settled and she and her team were laid off today.

Sorry Sally

Looks like it could be a fun night in Nashville.

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SallyNasty wrote:

Well sh*t. Wife's case settled and she and her team were laid off today.

My thoughts are with you and Mrs. Nasty.

NSMike wrote:
AP Erebus wrote:

I am in a bit of a rut at the minute.

The last couple of weeks have been quite tough mentally. I've been catching up with a lot of my uni friends almost all of them are now in committed relationships and are purchasing houses and such.

Now I realise I'm not really in a bad position, being 26 with no appreciable debt and obligations, but it's been tough not thinking I'm being left behind.

Part of this is the recent (early Dec) demise of my last relationship and that's been quite frustrating and disheartening to come to terms with. The other major part is my housemates are getting married later this year so being exposed to all the excited wedding planning is wearing thin.

I know it'll get better, but it's just tough atm.

Don't measure your life using someone else's ruler. You're under no obligation to be in the same place as everyone else.

While I absolutely agree with that, their position is something that I would like to be in.

I want to be in a committed relationship, I want to own my own house. I would be perfectly happy with my life if that was the case right now.

Don't get me wrong, in ALL other facets of my life I'm happy. It's just these couple of things...

NSMike wrote:
SallyNasty wrote:

Well sh*t. Wife's case settled and she and her team were laid off today.

My thoughts are with you and Mrs. Nasty.

Thanks, Michael - and everyone else:)

Very sorry to hear about that Sally. I'm having a pretty sh*t work week as well but I've still got my job so you guys have it worse. I hope she bounces back soon!

The company moved to new medical benefit plans this year. Unfortunately, they did not explain that ALL of the plans available to us are HSA's, which mean ALL employees have to pay at least the first $2,500 out of pocket expenses. Oh, and ALL plans cost more than they did last year.

Oh, and are you an employee that had a good/decent medical plan last year (like me)? Did you only put in the minimum contributions per pay period for the HSA because you thought it would be used, at max, as a supplement? This means you have a HSA now that has a very small balance! You going for any sort of medical appointment in the first three months of 2013? IT'S ALL ON YOUR HEAD TO PAY FOR.

Pretty much this realization just hit everyone today when we viewed our paychecks and thought, "Wait, we are paying more money for less benefits?"

I can't wait for the buzz word, public relation-friendly e-mail to come out explaining that this somehow is good for us.

Vrikk wrote:

The company moved to new medical benefit plans this year. Unfortunately, they did not explain that ALL of the plans available to us are HSA's, which mean ALL employees have to pay at least the first $2,500 out of pocket expenses. Oh, and ALL plans cost more than they did last year.

Oh, and are you an employee that had a good/decent medical plan last year (like me)? Did you only put in the minimum contributions per pay period for the HSA because you thought it would be used, at max, as a supplement? This means you have a HSA now that has a very small balance! You going for any sort of medical appointment in the first three months of 2013? IT'S ALL ON YOUR HEAD TO PAY FOR.

Pretty much this realization just hit everyone today when we viewed our paychecks and thought, "Wait, we are paying more money for less benefits?"

I can't wait for the buzz word, public relation-friendly e-mail to come out explaining that this somehow is good for us.

It makes you more aware of your health choices <<< what ours said

I've yet to have an HSA where the company didn't also contribute to it. I don't mean to say that to brag, so much as to say if your company isn't doing that, that totally sucks.

My company contributes, but it's only up to $500/year. And it's spread out across all 26 pay periods... so currently they have contributed about $40 that I can use.

I don't get any contribution

Our company offers all HSA plans, but one of our options is a plan that includes a "health reimbursement account," which makes us pay up to $4000, but the insurer pays the first $2000, and if you don't use that balance before the end of the year, it carries over up to a max of $4000.

Dieselgate continues.

I talked to someone at the gas station this morning. The credit card stuff didn't post until this morning, and the manager won't be in until later this afternoon, so I'm still waiting for a copy of my receipt. But I *do* have the amount that was charged to my card, and if I used the unleaded pump, it would have been more gallons than my tank holds, so I can be sure that I didn't just brain fart and somehow put unleaded in my diesel car that I've been meticulously paranoid about since buying it.

Talked to State Farm, turns out this type of damage is covered, even if it's a negligence issue. Unfortunately, they want to send their own claims adjuster out to estimate what needs to be done, and they probably can't do so until Friday. And they will only pay out their own mechanic's rate so if the dealership doesn't agree to that rate I get to pay the difference. Ugh, what a mess.

We're supposed to be driving this car to Florida for the JoCo cruise a week from Saturday, so starting to look into a rental. I'm afraid to go long distances without driving it around town some first. We can get SF's claims rate, which is half retail, so it may not be too bad.

Anyways, since it may end up that SF's going to make me pay some out of pocket, I'm still going to pursue the gas station as soon as I get a copy of my receipt. The guy at VW makes it sound like it's pretty common that they'll just pay it.

F**K YOU, RANDOM TRUCKER GUY!

Incompetent co-workers.

Sprained knee or torn meniscus. Apparently I am *not* indestructible.

Yellek wrote:

Sprained knee or torn meniscus. Apparently I am *not* indestructible.

Boo

Hope it's not too bad :/

AP Erebus wrote:
Yellek wrote:

Sprained knee or torn meniscus. Apparently I am *not* indestructible.

Boo

Hope it's not too bad :/

Thanks, we'll see. I have to take it easy for 4 weeks and if it doesn't improve it's off to the orthopedic surgeon and MRI.

Yellek wrote:
AP Erebus wrote:
Yellek wrote:

Sprained knee or torn meniscus. Apparently I am *not* indestructible.

Boo

Hope it's not too bad :/

Thanks, we'll see. I have to take it easy for 4 weeks and if it doesn't improve it's off to the orthopedic surgeon and MRI.

Bugger

Yellek wrote:

Sprained knee or torn meniscus. Apparently I am *not* indestructible.

Ugh, that sucks!

Sequential updates are so annoying.

I tried to play a game on the PS3 for the first time in a while. But instead of playing that game, I'm watching it download and install 13 total updates, very slowly, one at a time.

Why not make one complete update for those who need it?

I hate having what I can only assume was a form of panic attack or nervous breakdown in the middle of the night. Add to that weeks of boredom, solitude, and feeling stuck in a dead end job in fast food, and there's my life right now.

Tscott wrote:

Sequential updates are so annoying.

I tried to play a game on the PS3 for the first time in a while. But instead of playing that game, I'm watching it download and install 13 total updates, very slowly, one at a time.

Why not make one complete update for those who need it?

The short reason is because you wouldn't be making one update for those who need it, you'd be making many more updates. When the first patch comes out, you write one patch. When the next one comes out, you write 2. One to go from unpatched to 2, one to go from 1 to 2. When the next patch comes out, you write 3. One to go from 0-3, one for 1-3, one for 2-3. And so on...

It's way too much to maintain and really introduces potential new bugs. Guaranteeing everyone's code goes through the same upgrade process is more stable and significantly easier.

Edit: What they should have done is not told the user this is what's happening. They should download and install them all sequentially but display it as one download and one install. Everyone wins.

SixteenBlue wrote:

Edit: What they should have done is not told the user this is what's happening. They should download and install them all sequentially but display it as one download and one install. Everyone wins.

That is, until an Xbox user comes on and mentions how game updates never take longer than 12-15 seconds, and system updates are rare and quick.

dhelor wrote:

I hate having what I can only assume was a form of panic attack or nervous breakdown in the middle of the night. Add to that weeks of boredom, solitude, and feeling stuck in a dead end job in fast food, and there's my life right now.

That sucks. I hope things get better for you!

Jayhawker wrote:
SixteenBlue wrote:

Edit: What they should have done is not told the user this is what's happening. They should download and install them all sequentially but display it as one download and one install. Everyone wins.

That is, until an Xbox user comes on and mentions how game updates never take longer than 12-15 seconds, and system updates are rare and quick.

Yeah, you will have a lot fewer patches when the devs have to pay for all of them after the first.

SixteenBlue wrote:
Tscott wrote:

Sequential updates are so annoying.

I tried to play a game on the PS3 for the first time in a while. But instead of playing that game, I'm watching it download and install 13 total updates, very slowly, one at a time.

Why not make one complete update for those who need it?

The short reason is because you wouldn't be making one update for those who need it, you'd be making many more updates. When the first patch comes out, you write one patch. When the next one comes out, you write 2. One to go from unpatched to 2, one to go from 1 to 2. When the next patch comes out, you write 3. One to go from 0-3, one for 1-3, one for 2-3. And so on...

It's way too much to maintain and really introduces potential new bugs. Guaranteeing everyone's code goes through the same upgrade process is more stable and significantly easier.

Edit: What they should have done is not told the user this is what's happening. They should download and install them all sequentially but display it as one download and one install. Everyone wins.

Update: Little Big Planet 2: Special Edition took FIVE HOURS to update before I could play it tonight. Ridiculous.

I haven't played a game in three weeks.

Strangeblades wrote:

I haven't played a game in three weeks.

Running updates for three weeks?!? So you haven't turned on your PS3 since what, 1998? :p

My calendar is shared and visible to the entire company, and there's a link in my signature to a service that shows my free/busy and let's you book a meeting with me.

I will drive to Jersey and do dirty nasty things to your house if you ask me one more time "when are you free (to do me a favor)?"