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#81 shrader

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 09:04 AM

Blue closed this thread last week before I had a chance to complain about anything.  I was all ready to rant but he took that chance away from me.  I'll never forgive him for it.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 09:25 AM

I hate the fact that the lean manufacturing superheroes wont get the hell out of my way while I'm trying to do my job!  :censored:

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 10:16 AM

Update:  Payroll never issued me a check, and no $$ was deposited into my checking account.  Sweet!

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 10:28 AM

Had back surgery 4 weeks ago due to an auto accident back in May '07 and nothing has improved.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 10:33 AM

View PostScreamin, on Jul 24 2008, 11:28 AM, said:

Had back surgery 4 weeks ago due to an auto accident back in May '07 and nothing has improved.

Sucks.   :(

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 10:47 AM

I'm going to pull in one from yesterday - my wireless router just stopped working, the network name disappeared, the network key gone.  Wife (who works from home) had to wake me up to tell me that she couldn't get online, so I had to reset the wireless network first thing.

Oh, and my other long-standing complaint - Vista sucks.  Every day that passes I lean more and more toward uninstalling Vista and going back to XP.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 10:55 AM

You left off the worst culprit of this practice, HP.  Buy a simple printer and get a massive amount of software loaded.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 10:58 AM

View Postwjag, on Jul 24 2008, 10:55 AM, said:

You left off the worst culprit of this practice, HP.  Buy a simple printer and get a massive amount of software loaded.

At least with HP you can download just the driver from their website without the extra crap.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 11:03 AM

View PostBluefire, on Jul 24 2008, 11:58 AM, said:

At least with HP you can download just the driver from their website without the extra crap.
Why the heck don't all hardware/software companies give you that option?  At the very least, how about a warning - "hey, gonna install a bunch of crap that you don't want and will screw up your machine, hijack your settings and require nine virus scans, two spyware scans and a complete reinstall of your OS to get rid of this crap."

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 11:26 AM

View PostBmwolf21, on Jul 24 2008, 11:03 AM, said:

Why the heck don't all hardware/software companies give you that option?  At the very least, how about a warning - "hey, gonna install a bunch of crap that you don't want and will screw up your machine, hijack your settings and require nine virus scans, two spyware scans and a complete reinstall of your OS to get rid of this crap."

Well, in Adobe's case with AIR, the best way to get developers to use it is to get a big user base.  To accomplish that end, they're bundling it with their free software - Adobe Reader.

Its still bullsh--, but they at least have a justification for it.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 11:30 AM

I'm sick of all the rain we've been getting lately.  If I ever actually had the time to go golfing, this would really be screwing me over right now.  The great light shows from these storms have been fun though.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 11:32 AM

View PostBluefire, on Jul 24 2008, 12:26 PM, said:

Well, in Adobe's case with AIR, the best way to get developers to use it is to get a big user base.  To accomplish that end, they're bundling it with their free software - Adobe Reader.

Its still bullsh--, but they at least have a justification for it.
I assume a lot of people still use the Adobe Reader, because it's probably the most well-known (best-marketed) program out there.  I switched to Foxit last year and absolutely love it - especially the fact that it is such a smaller program.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 11:37 AM

View PostBmwolf21, on Jul 24 2008, 12:32 PM, said:

I assume a lot of people still use the Adobe Reader, because it's probably the most well-known (best-marketed) program out there.  I switched to Foxit last year and absolutely love it - especially the fact that it is such a smaller program.
And it doesnt take an hour to load the damn program too.

Much hate for adobe.  Even now downloading flash or shockwave player is a hassle cuz adobe had to make their own websites instead of using the very functional macromedia site.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 11:37 AM

View PostBmwolf21, on Jul 24 2008, 11:32 AM, said:

I assume a lot of people still use the Adobe Reader, because it's probably the most well-known (best-marketed) program out there.  I switched to Foxit last year and absolutely love it - especially the fact that it is such a smaller program.

That, and its the only piece of software that supports some Adobe-based features (version 9 adds Flash embedded in PDFs, for example).

I, too, love Foxit.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 12:16 PM

View Postshrader, on Jul 24 2008, 12:30 PM, said:

I'm sick of all the rain we've been getting lately.  If I ever actually had the time to go golfing, this would really be screwing me over right now.  The great light shows from these storms have been fun though.

Thanks for reminding me. One of my pet peeves is the weather guy who has to tell you to take an umbrella, put on a jacket, dress lightly (or heavily), be careful on the roads. Are we idiots?

Speaking of umbrellas, people who use them. Unless it's a downpour, it's quite lame. Also: people in our neck of the woods who overdress during the winter. Generally not a problem, but women tend to do it, and especially out of towners, city folk and the like. Unless it's bitter, you'll find me in a light jacket and baseball cap. I mean, you're just going from the house to the car, the car to wherever, and back.

Now, outdoor exercising is a whole 'nother deal.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 12:37 PM

A big pet peeve are men with large unruly beards. They usually have a weird gleam in their eyes too. After that, you never know what's going to happen.

(women of course are even worse)

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 12:47 PM

Mine:

1.  litterers

2.  hair-trigger horn-honkers

3.  highway tailgaters

4.  interrupters

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 01:03 PM

View PostPASabreFan, on Jul 24 2008, 12:16 PM, said:

Thanks for reminding me. One of my pet peeves is the weather guy who has to tell you to take an umbrella, put on a jacket, dress lightly (or heavily), be careful on the roads. Are we idiots?

The automated weather channel around here has the NOAA computerized text to speech, and when it says there is possible flooding, it honestly tells you:

"Turn around, don't drown"

GREAT ADVICE!  :wallbash:

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 01:15 PM

I'm TOTALLY upset with my cable company, Time Warner. Don't get me wrong, i usually love TW and i have no problems with them esspicially now since they offer Sabres in HD. But, my STUPID ASS neighbor was doing yard work and cut our cable cords. So my cable went out. I didn't have tv all day Monday, which is cool, i wasn't home and i called TW. They said they'd send out a guy on Tuesday BETWEEN 9am and 3pm. WTF! 6 hour window seems a bit much? Ok, so its ok. I had off from work, so i slept in til like 10am, got worried that i missed the dude, but nah not yet. I stayed waiting til 1pm. I had no food in the house, so i made a quick run to Wegmans. I was gone 20 minutes. I come back and theres a note on the door. Like WTF. That always happens to me. It's like he was outside across the street waiting for me to leave. What a punch in the balls. Worst feeling ever. Seems to happen alot to me, from UPS to the cable guy. I'm surprised the note he left on the door didn't just say "LOL". But thinking about it, it was my fault for leaving, but giving me a 6-hour window? I couldn't do ANYTHING all day. God forbid i got hungry.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 01:51 PM

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I'm TOTALLY upset with my cable company, Time Warner. Don't get me wrong, i usually love TW and i have no problems with them esspicially now since they offer Sabres in HD. But, my STUPID ASS neighbor was doing yard work and cut our cable cords. So my cable went out. I didn't have tv all day Monday, which is cool, i wasn't home and i called TW. They said they'd send out a guy on Tuesday BETWEEN 9am and 3pm. WTF! 6 hour window seems a bit much? Ok, so its ok. I had off from work, so i slept in til like 10am, got worried that i missed the dude, but nah not yet. I stayed waiting til 1pm. I had no food in the house, so i made a quick run to Wegmans. I was gone 20 minutes. I come back and theres a note on the door. Like WTF. That always happens to me. It's like he was outside across the street waiting for me to leave. What a punch in the balls. Worst feeling ever. Seems to happen alot to me, from UPS to the cable guy. I'm surprised the note he left on the door didn't just say "LOL". But thinking about it, it was my fault for leaving, but giving me a 6-hour window? I couldn't do ANYTHING all day. God forbid i got hungry.
Why are you upset with Time Warner? Your neighbor cut your line and they showed up when they said they would. Sounds like some displaced anger.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 01:52 PM

View Postzed, on Jul 24 2008, 01:37 PM, said:

A big pet peeve are men with large unruly beards. They usually have a weird gleam in their eyes too. After that, you never know what's going to happen.

What are you talking about?

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 01:53 PM

View PostBmwolf21, on Jul 24 2008, 11:47 AM, said:

I'm going to pull in one from yesterday - my wireless router just stopped working, the network name disappeared, the network key gone.  Wife (who works from home) had to wake me up to tell me that she couldn't get online, so I had to reset the wireless network first thing.

Oh, and my other long-standing complaint - Vista sucks.  Every day that passes I lean more and more toward uninstalling Vista and going back to XP.

If that's a linksys router, throw it out the window and get yourself a Netgear model.  I can't tell you how many Linksys routers I've gone through, but the NetGears are holding up nicely.  Look on http://www.newegg.com

Good luck!

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 01:55 PM

View PostRayFinkle, on Jul 24 2008, 02:51 PM, said:

Why are you upset with Time Warner? Your neighbor cut your line and they showed up when they said they would. Sounds like some displaced anger.
:) True dat..  Seems like he's letting the neighbor off easy.  But it is totally appropriate to hate the cable companies nonetheless.  They are evil incarnate.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 01:56 PM

View PostVanek-Man, on Jul 24 2008, 02:15 PM, said:

I'm TOTALLY upset with my cable company, Time Warner. Don't get me wrong, i usually love TW and i have no problems with them esspicially now since they offer Sabres in HD. But, my STUPID ASS neighbor was doing yard work and cut our cable cords. So my cable went out. I didn't have tv all day Monday, which is cool, i wasn't home and i called TW. They said they'd send out a guy on Tuesday BETWEEN 9am and 3pm. WTF! 6 hour window seems a bit much? Ok, so its ok. I had off from work, so i slept in til like 10am, got worried that i missed the dude, but nah not yet. I stayed waiting til 1pm. I had no food in the house, so i made a quick run to Wegmans. I was gone 20 minutes. I come back and theres a note on the door. Like WTF. That always happens to me. It's like he was outside across the street waiting for me to leave. What a punch in the balls. Worst feeling ever. Seems to happen alot to me, from UPS to the cable guy. I'm surprised the note he left on the door didn't just say "LOL". But thinking about it, it was my fault for leaving, but giving me a 6-hour window? I couldn't do ANYTHING all day. God forbid i got hungry.

Should've had something delivered, dude!

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 01:57 PM

People.  I don't like people.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 02:00 PM

View PostDCSabres, on Jul 24 2008, 02:57 PM, said:

People.  I don't like people.
That can make daily life challenging.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 02:01 PM

View PostDCSabres, on Jul 24 2008, 02:57 PM, said:

People.  I don't like people.

Here here!!!

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 02:08 PM

my upstairs heat pump died again.  Upstairs is where the bedrooms are.  Upstairs is where the heat rises to.  It's 100 outside right now.  It's 90 inside upstairs.  I'm beyond livid.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 02:27 PM

View PostCorp000085, on Jul 24 2008, 03:08 PM, said:

I'm beyond livid.

You must really be hot under the collar, Corp!

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 02:40 PM

View PostDCSabres, on Jul 24 2008, 03:27 PM, said:

You must really be hot under the collar, Corp!
<groan>

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 02:45 PM

View PostDCSabres, on Jul 24 2008, 02:53 PM, said:

If that's a linksys router, throw it out the window and get yourself a Netgear model.  I can't tell you how many Linksys routers I've gone through, but the NetGears are holding up nicely.  Look on http://www.newegg.com

Good luck!
It is a Linksys, and I am looking to replace it at some point.  This isn't the first time it's given me problems.  Replacing it might happen soon, we're waiting to see if my wife's company will reimburse us for all or part of it, since she is using it to get online to work at home.  

View PostDCSabres, on Jul 24 2008, 02:57 PM, said:

People.  I don't like people.
I'm starting to feel the same way.  

I have a nice list of crap that's pissing me off, so I might have to start my own blog to bitch about the world.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 03:32 PM

I live in Philly.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 03:36 PM

View PostMattPie, on Jul 24 2008, 04:32 PM, said:

I live in Philly.
:lol:   Always worthy of complaint, that right there.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 04:28 PM

Teenagers suck.  All noise, so substance.  It's all about:  Look at me, I'm cool.  You're not, so shut up and let the adults run the world.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 05:15 PM

View PostMattPie, on Jul 24 2008, 04:32 PM, said:

I live in Philly.
Close the thread.  We have a winner.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 06:12 PM

View PostPASabreFan, on Jul 24 2008, 01:16 PM, said:

Speaking of umbrellas, people who use them. Unless it's a downpour, it's quite lame. Also: people in our neck of the woods who overdress during the winter. Generally not a problem, but women tend to do it, and especially out of towners, city folk and the like. Unless it's bitter, you'll find me in a light jacket and baseball cap. I mean, you're just going from the house to the car, the car to wherever, and back.

I absolutely hate people with umbrellas.  I have no problem with using them, but most people carry them at around my eye level.  They never look where they're going and I'm in constant fear of going blind.  It doesn't help that its so windy out here in Boston.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 06:16 PM

My parents giving me 24 hours to decide whether to keep living in Tallahassee or move back to Buffalo.

I want to go back to Buffalo, but 24 hours and a week to implement just isn't enough time to tie up my loose ends, say goodbye to my life for the last 6 years etc..

my head hurts.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 06:45 PM

View Postshrader, on Jul 24 2008, 07:12 PM, said:

I absolutely hate people with umbrellas.  I have no problem with using them, but most people carry them at around my eye level.  They never look where they're going and I'm in constant fear of going blind.  It doesn't help that its so windy out here in Boston.
The only place I hate an umbrella is at a Bills Game.  They block your view and push the rain into your lap or on your head depending where it's at.  I don't understand going to a football game in Buffalo and not being waterproof..

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 06:51 PM

View Postshrader, on Jul 24 2008, 07:12 PM, said:

I absolutely hate people with umbrellas.  I have no problem with using them, but most people carry them at around my eye level.  They never look where they're going and I'm in constant fear of going blind.  It doesn't help that its so windy out here in Boston.

The worst with that is when someone's walking with an umbrella, and they're not watching behind them. Then you get poked in the gut with the tip of an umbrella when they start walking.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 07:00 PM

View PostTeam Strike Force, on Jul 24 2008, 07:51 PM, said:

The worst with that is when someone's walking with an umbrella, and they're not watching behind them. Then you get poked in the gut with the tip of an umbrella when they start walking.

Some woman randomly jabbed her folded up umbrella to the side as I was walking past her today.  Take a wild guess what her umbrella was level with.





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