Author Topic: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.  (Read 845363 times)

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #350 on: July 05, 2011, 10:08:47 pm »
Knitting's a bit like riding hard on upright bikes.  Surprisingly fun, great sense of achievement, and plays havoc with your wrists and elbows.

I try to avoid doing either too often.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

LindaG

Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #351 on: July 05, 2011, 10:09:35 pm »
Goody.  Me and Crusty can go on a dirty-knitting weekend  :thumbsup:  Can't wait.

LindaG

Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #352 on: July 06, 2011, 12:25:47 am »
What do people do, who don't walk or cycle?   ???

Fettle.

Aye, you can re-build my wheel for me :-*

Yeah, if you want an unconventional shape.  ie not round.   ::-)

dasmoth

  • Techno-optimist
Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #353 on: July 06, 2011, 09:23:59 am »
Wondering what's up with my ISP.  Nothing on their status page, nothing on the BT exchange status site... but no connection either (ADSL is synced, PPPoA not connected).  And now I'm at work so, modulo actually hearing something  from them (hah!), I have no idea if it's been fixed until I get home tonight.  Wondering if it might be AAISP time...
Half term's when the traffic becomes mysteriously less bad for a week.

Mr Larrington

  • A bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds
  • Custard Wallah
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #354 on: July 06, 2011, 09:53:37 am »
Babbage-engine!  It has just taken you ninety seconds to switch from uk.rec.sheds to uk.rec.waterways.  This lack of performance is unacceptable and the River Stort is not far away.  Are you full of jam or something?  Or what?  Prepare for a rinsing.  Dere Thought Polis, yes, I know it smells funny and there is a duck where the CPU used to be, but...

Also I feel like DETH and would like to go home.
External Transparent Wall Inspection Operative & Mayor of Mortagne-au-Perche
Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #355 on: July 06, 2011, 09:58:26 am »
Ninety seconds?  Phew, that's pretty fast!

*nhsnet user*
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #356 on: July 06, 2011, 10:41:17 am »
Sigh.... office TV purchased some 3 years ago off ebay....I know you have had quite a lot of use but why, oh why did you have to "blow up" on Monday only 2 hours before the start of ITV4's coverage of TdF??? I liked you: you worked well.

So, off to Tescos I went and a replacement was purchased after deciding the smoke coming from the back of the set was terminal. The new telly has a DVD and built in freeview...all good...however, the built in Freeview is CRAP and will only pick up the BBC channels and NOT ITV4.  :facepalm: >:(

Luckly, I have plugged an old Freeview box into the back and now can get ITV4 so my afternoons will be taken up watching the Tour....sorry, working really hard.  ;)

Now, all I need to do is remove my ginger cat from infront of the telly! Move puss!
Cats to the left of me, cats to the right of me, cats sitting on my keyboard making far more sense than I do.

LindaG

Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #357 on: July 06, 2011, 12:53:13 pm »
I don't mean to complain, but ....

No that's a total lie.  Am very much going to complain.

Cycling really helps my neck.  It felt almost normal last week.  Now I am moving like a robot again, and it really hurts.  And I am not allowed to cycle because my foot hurts.  And my knees hurt.  And I am so, so sick of things hurting the whole damn time.  Not fair.  It's six months now, and that is quite enough, thank you.

I'm even sick of the sound of my own voice whining about things hurting.   :hand:

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #358 on: July 06, 2011, 01:03:27 pm »
Wondering what's up with my ISP.  Nothing on their status page, nothing on the BT exchange status site... but no connection either (ADSL is synced, PPPoA not connected).  And now I'm at work so, modulo actually hearing something  from them (hah!), I have no idea if it's been fixed until I get home tonight.  Wondering if it might be AAISP time...

That usually means the BRAS has vanished, so no route for the PPP connection to your ISP.  Often due to unanticipated planned maintenance by our-favourite-telco.  AAISP's monitoring detects all lines on a BRAS going offline simultaneously on an alarmingly frequent basis (see their status page or twitter feed), only some of which are related to published planned engineering work.

AAISP won't solve this problem (unless you get a redundant connection via Be or Three, of course), but will at least give you some idea of what happened.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

dasmoth

  • Techno-optimist
Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #359 on: July 06, 2011, 01:08:06 pm »
Our-favourite-telco did eventually 'fess up to a problem in my area.  No meaningful information about what happened -- you may well be right about the BRAS -- but I'm somewhat hopefull that things might be working when I get home.  We'll see...
Half term's when the traffic becomes mysteriously less bad for a week.

barakta

  • Bastard lovechild of Yomiko Readman and Johnny 5
Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #360 on: July 06, 2011, 10:03:23 pm »
Colleague when you ask me to do a 2 hour 'teaching' session for M.Ed students on assistive technology for dyslexia trainees.  Do you think it might have been helpful to tell me more than 5 mins before we started that they're all primary school specialists even though we planned it for a HE level?

I am a HE specialist.  My students are legally adults!  I get to assume my students aren't fick!  I get to assume my students have basic literacy and numeracy even if they use technology to achieve that! 

Your students are children! Primary school dyslexics can be of all severities and 'intelligences'...  Totally different infrastructure that you operate in too.

Argh!  II would have planned things very differently had I known the correct level to aim at!

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #361 on: July 07, 2011, 10:54:07 am »
After PopMaster, Ken Bruce plays a 'long song'.  OK, not as long as Radcliffe & Maconie playing 'Echoes' as part of The Chain, which I thought was a bold piece of broadcasting, but something classic and a bit bigger than the usual 3 min slot.  Something like Stairway to Heaven, or a bit of War of the Worlds, or a Pink Floyd track (though never yet Echoes ;D ).

I'll even put up with Eric Clapton's Layla with the full coda on the odd occasion.

But it is not an excuse to play fucking November fucking Rain by Gonks & Arses.

It just isn't.
Getting there...

Eccentrica Gallumbits

  • Rock 'n' roll and brew, rock 'n' roll and brew...
Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #362 on: July 07, 2011, 12:57:45 pm »
How did you do on PopMaster though?
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #363 on: July 07, 2011, 01:10:10 pm »
oh, 21 & 24 and 3in10.
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

  • Rock 'n' roll and brew, rock 'n' roll and brew...
Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #364 on: July 07, 2011, 01:25:51 pm »
Not too shabby. Who was the three in ten?
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #365 on: July 07, 2011, 01:26:13 pm »
Dead easy - Pulp.
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #366 on: July 07, 2011, 08:41:35 pm »
I came across the first Christmas 2011 advert today, how depressing is that...?
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jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #367 on: July 07, 2011, 09:00:19 pm »
I came across the first Christmas 2011 advert today, how depressing is that...?

coincidentally,so did i

Christmas Breaks Cornwall : New Years Eve Restaurant Holidays in the Lizard Cornwall

Regulator

  • That's Councillor Regulator to you...
Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #368 on: July 07, 2011, 10:12:55 pm »
I came across the first Christmas 2011 advert today, how depressing is that...?

coincidentally,so did i

Christmas Breaks Cornwall : New Years Eve Restaurant Holidays in the Lizard Cornwall

You're a bit late...

They were advertising Christmas 2012 short breaks in the Cambridge Evening News...


... in January.  :-\
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I completely agree with Reg.

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Eccentrica Gallumbits

  • Rock 'n' roll and brew, rock 'n' roll and brew...
Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #369 on: July 07, 2011, 10:16:23 pm »
Dead easy - Pulp.
Er. Common People. Year 2000. Er. Stuck now. Quack quack ooops.
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #370 on: July 07, 2011, 10:31:38 pm »
Sorted for Es & Whizz?  Misshapes?  This is Hardcore?

There's 13 of them, surprisingly
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #371 on: July 08, 2011, 10:41:54 am »
Ms Gaga - two points:

If you're hanging onto The Edge, I trust it is by the throat

Otherwise, if you are on the edge, just jump, then we won't have to listen to your repetitive tripe.
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #372 on: July 08, 2011, 11:19:32 am »
EDF... the call centre worker was very very nice and did what I wanted her to do very professionally, so pleased with that end of your service.

However, did I really need to be on hold for 15 mins before your had a call centre staff member free to take my call? At least, looking on the bright side, its a free call.
Cats to the left of me, cats to the right of me, cats sitting on my keyboard making far more sense than I do.

Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #373 on: July 11, 2011, 10:27:11 am »
My girlfriend and her 2 year old stay over most weekends from Friday night to Sunday pm.  This weekend she decided to stay until Monday ( :thumbsup:)  However, late in the evening after 2 year old had gone to bed and we were starting to contemplate an early night, my pregnant neighbour arrived on the doorstep seeking a lift to the hospital because her hubby was several hours away and she'd run out of credit on her phone to call for help.

So my GF takes her to hospital, with lots of towels on the seat of my brand new car, and I head over to Mrs Pregnant's house to babysit her kids until hubby gets back, and MiniQ babysits GF's littlun.

Result - I arrived home 1am and passed out.  GF was already home and in the land of nod.  Early night ruined >:(

No news of baby yet, but it's #6 apparently so I should think it'll come out like a well buttered sprout on boxing day.

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #374 on: July 11, 2011, 01:18:27 pm »
but it's #6 apparently so I should think it'll come out like a well buttered sprout on boxing day.

I've not heard that one before,PMSL