Author Topic: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.  (Read 734152 times)

Kim

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #675 on: September 18, 2011, 09:33:41 pm »
Pulse dialling by hand is one of my party tricks. Along with doing impressions of a Commodore 1541 disk drive and assorted impact dot-matrix printers.  Which probably says everything you need to know about the kind of parties I tend to get invited to.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

clarion

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #676 on: September 19, 2011, 11:29:01 am »
Crikey.  I didn't think pulse dialling was even possible any more.  Used to do that a lot on a restricted line.
Getting there...

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #677 on: September 19, 2011, 04:02:32 pm »
I'm a little tired and easily distracted today.

So having someone shooting1 repeatedly somewhere nearby is actually making it really difficult to focus on the stuff I need to do!  Not to mention disrupting the phone calls I'm trying to make!

1I think it's shooting, that's what it sounds like-and I live in the countryside so it's likely to be hunting of something, not shooting neighbours



Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #678 on: September 20, 2011, 10:36:29 am »
If you're going to do an eco shop up on your bicycle at the Co-op 2 miles away in a rush job to get something for tea because your kitchen resembles Mother Hubbard's, then don't leave your wallet at home like me.  Again. :facepalm:

fboab

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #679 on: September 20, 2011, 12:08:14 pm »
I feel like shit, am growing a lurgy.

Could you, lurgy-type-thing, either up the ante into a full blown illness, or fuck right off.

Kthxbai.
TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

clarion

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #680 on: September 20, 2011, 12:35:16 pm »
I'm utterly fed up with lurgy.  Two weeks ago I was delirious.  Yesterday I was completley washed out.  Today I dragged myself away from the toilet to come into work purely because the payroll needs doing. :(

I should be in bed, popping as many paracetamol as I can keep down.
Getting there...

Kim

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #681 on: September 22, 2011, 11:26:52 pm »
Self: check the pannier thoroughly for dead badgers before putting a washload on.  You've managed to wash everything but yesterday's shorts and some wiffy socks.   :facepalm:
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #682 on: September 23, 2011, 12:56:36 am »
Little tab thingy on thing that seals the plastic milk cartons, just stop breaking off will you? That is all.

Andrij

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #683 on: September 23, 2011, 07:05:36 am »
Third Friday in a row I have to be suited & booted. 
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Mrs Pingu

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #684 on: September 23, 2011, 07:33:41 am »
Can't get the smell of cat food off my fingers, Yuk.
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

tiermat

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #685 on: September 23, 2011, 07:35:22 am »
Third Friday in a row I have to be suited & booted.

No need for a suit tomorrow, the flat cap or straw boater, however, is a must! (otherwise how will I recognise you?) :)
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #686 on: September 23, 2011, 11:54:50 am »
The bathroom cabinet has just fallen off the wall >:(

Not much damage and it was time to redecorate the room anyway.

Ho Hum
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― Douglas Adams

Andrij

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #687 on: September 23, 2011, 01:28:33 pm »
Third Friday in a row I have to be suited & booted.

No need for a suit tomorrow, the flat cap or straw boater, however, is a must! (otherwise how will I recognise you?) :)

Grrr! You now have me rethinking my wardrobe for the weekend as flat cap (never mind the boater) and lycra just don't work together.

Otherwise, guess you'll just have to rely on the accent.  Now which one shall I use...  ;D
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

jogler

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #688 on: September 23, 2011, 03:02:11 pm »
My HRM has suffered an arrest ::-)
I think the wireless computer has killed it :-\

that's the first time both bits of tech have inhabited the handlebars simultaneously

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #689 on: September 23, 2011, 03:09:45 pm »
Today, being the last day of my leave period and pay day  ;D , I invited SWMBO out to lunch.... my idea was a nice quiet country pub.... I would cycle there and she would drive. Nice idea I thought.

Her had other ideas....Ian, she said, do you fancy a veggie hot dog like we had when we were in Canada.....hummmmmmm foot long veggie dog.  :thumbsup: :Lets go for it...oh, its too far to cycle: okay we will take the car.

So, what place of lovely food did we end up at?????

IKEA..... :demon:

And the veggie hot dogs? Looks like we will have to fly back to Canada to get the real thing.

Oh.... and I spent more on tat than I would have on a meal at a decent pub!
Cats to the left of me, cats to the right of me, cats sitting on my keyboard making far more sense than I do.

clarion

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #690 on: September 23, 2011, 04:47:57 pm »
My HRM has suffered an arrest ::-)
I think the wireless computer has killed it :-\

that's the first time both bits of tech have inhabited the handlebars simultaneously

Now you are sure it's the monitor that's faulty, not what it's measuring? :-\
Getting there...

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #691 on: September 23, 2011, 04:51:34 pm »
So, what place of lovely food did we end up at?????

IKEA..... :demon:
Would that be the lovely M6-side Wednesbury IKEA? If so, you luck lad :demon:

At least the Coventry one's in the town centre.
Haggerty F, Haggerty R, Tomkins, Noble, Carrick, Robson, Crapper, Dewhurst, Macintyre, Treadmore, Davitt.

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« Reply #692 on: September 23, 2011, 07:34:02 pm »
I recently bought a Schlumpf Mountain Drive off someone on another forum. It was "only" £200, which is very cheap for one of these esoteric bits of kit. I know I should have delved into it a bit more, but the seller did specifically say "it would fit almost any bike" without having to go down the chamfering route because it had a torque arm. I duly bought it. Anyway, it turns out to be the Brompton-specific model, which fits Bromptons easily but other bikes with great difficulty - and a very significant outlay.

I'm as much to blame as the seller, who did actually offer to refund my money. So I'm now £10 poorer (P&P to return it), a little wiser, but very disappointed, as my Pompino cannot now have a Sturmey Archer S2C hub/Schlumpf combo that would have eliminated the need for every cable bar the front brake.

I'm now going down the SRAM Spectro S7 hub gear/coaster brake route, which eliminates one cable, so I'm still not sure what I'm grumbling about, but I will anyway!
Haggerty F, Haggerty R, Tomkins, Noble, Carrick, Robson, Crapper, Dewhurst, Macintyre, Treadmore, Davitt.

Kim

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #693 on: September 24, 2011, 04:28:05 pm »
Sodding boiler.  Why couldn't you have a nice, easy electrical fault that I could fix?

Now I've got to deal with unreliable telephonic plumbers, who will no doubt patronise and/or fail to find a problem other than the boiler being a bit shit.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

hellymedic

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #694 on: September 24, 2011, 04:52:42 pm »
BT, I would be most grateful if you could be truthful about when I am likely to get FTTC (BT Infinity) for 'superfast broadband'.
My current connection is so slow that I fall asleep waiting for simple pages to load.
Until today, your website stated we would get BT Infinity by 30/12/2011; now it states 31/12/2011. This is, I think, the fourth time this year that the date has been put back.
We are in a Virgin cabled street. Up to now, I have stuck to BT but I think it's time to move on.

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #695 on: September 24, 2011, 06:30:00 pm »
I almost dread to say this, but I am satisfied with Virgin broadband. Outages have been rare in our 2 years here. Indian call centres aren't ideal, but I've had to deal with them so rarely that it hasn't been a major bugbear. We have a phone/BB (10Mb/s - and we regularly get 8 or 9)/TV package that costs £28/month for the whole package. One issue to consider is that the basic phone deal only includes free weekend calls, not evenings. Also, 0845/44/70 numbers are charged unless you add a £2 package.
Haggerty F, Haggerty R, Tomkins, Noble, Carrick, Robson, Crapper, Dewhurst, Macintyre, Treadmore, Davitt.

Kim

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #696 on: September 24, 2011, 06:48:38 pm »
Virgin do seem orders of magnitude better at dealing with faults than our-favourite-telco.  They also have the advantage that their infrastructure is, for the most part, newer.  Whether their products are appropriate for your needs is another matter, but it's only reasonable to factor in a naff BT line when weighing up the options.

It would take a fairly bad[1] line to make me give up AAISP, but it does sound like hellymedic's would qualify.



[1] In the long, aluminium or whatever sense, rather than a persistent fault.  A&A are pretty good at collecting evidence and beating our-favourite-telco with the cluebat until faults are resolved.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

border-rider

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #697 on: September 24, 2011, 07:07:23 pm »
I recently bought a Schlumpf Mountain Drive off someone on another forum. It was "only" £200, which is very cheap for one of these esoteric bits of kit. I know I should have delved into it a bit more, but the seller did specifically say "it would fit almost any bike" without having to go down the chamfering route because it had a torque arm. I duly bought it. Anyway, it turns out to be the Brompton-specific model, which fits Bromptons easily but other bikes with great difficulty - and a very significant outlay.

I'm as much to blame as the seller, who did actually offer to refund my money. So I'm now £10 poorer (P&P to return it), a little wiser, but very disappointed, as my Pompino cannot now have a Sturmey Archer S2C hub/Schlumpf combo that would have eliminated the need for every cable bar the front brake.

I'm now going down the SRAM Spectro S7 hub gear/coaster brake route, which eliminates one cable, so I'm still not sure what I'm grumbling about, but I will anyway!

Maybe a lucky escape... my guess would be that you'd destroy an S2C with torque by using a Schlumpf

Mine is OK, but my word it's so much more draggy than fixed that there's barely any benefit except the ability to freewheel.

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #698 on: September 24, 2011, 07:12:22 pm »
Ooh, I hadn't thought of that MV!

Anyway, the SRAM hubs ordered & the cold setting operation will be performed at Robgul's on Monday.

Perhaps it's a good thing I didn't sell the 44t chainring on the For Sale board. 40t is a tad too small.
Haggerty F, Haggerty R, Tomkins, Noble, Carrick, Robson, Crapper, Dewhurst, Macintyre, Treadmore, Davitt.

Andrij

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #699 on: September 25, 2011, 01:07:16 pm »
Bourbon is all gone.  Local shops don't sell anything palatable. *sigh*
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup: