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Pingu

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #900 on: October 24, 2011, 10:45:58 pm »
Oi, Squeezebox server. You shouldn't need a rescan after an update. It's neither big nor clever  :demon:

Mr Larrington

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #901 on: October 25, 2011, 10:26:42 am »
Fax sever!  It's bad enough that you exist at all, but the fact of your having dished out about three thousand e-mails about a "full mailbox" in the past eighteen hours is beyond the wossname.  Pack it in, electrick wankspanner, ere I rend thee in the gobberwarts with my blurglecruncheon, see if I don't.

Also, the coffee machine is b0rked.  Spoons!
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Jacomus

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #902 on: October 25, 2011, 11:54:00 am »
Adobe! When I select 'attach to e-mail...' that is precisely what I want to do. If I actually wanted to use 'Adobe send online' or whateveritsbloodynameis I would click that instead.
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barakta

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #903 on: October 25, 2011, 01:28:05 pm »
Adobe! When I select 'attach to e-mail...' that is precisely what I want to do. If I actually wanted to use 'Adobe send online' or whateveritsbloodynameis I would click that instead. FTFY

Does Adobe ever need expanding?
Along with Apple and Google in fact! Wankspanners the lot of them!

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #904 on: October 26, 2011, 07:13:44 pm »
I am out of bouillon powder and quite fancied a risotto tonight. I have no money to buy new powder because payday is tomorrow and I am Skinty McSkint. So I thought I would improvise a stock out of white wine, water, bay leaf, pepper and a bit of Marmite. Except I appear to be out of Marmite. If I'd known, I would have got some more.
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interzen

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #905 on: October 26, 2011, 07:23:02 pm »
I am out of bouillon powder and quite fancied a risotto tonight. I have no money to buy new powder because payday is tomorrow and I am Skinty McSkint. So I thought I would improvise a stock out of white wine, water, bay leaf, pepper and a bit of Marmite. Except I appear to be out of Marmite. If I'd known, I would have got some more.
That sounds a wee bit like the culinary experiment I performed last night. I fancied a spag bol, but the delivery  from $SUPERMARKET wasn't until much later. I found a pack of turkey mince in the freezer and thought 'how bad can it be?'

The answer is 'fucking awful' - one mouthful was all I could stand before tipping the whole lot down the dunny.

Fortunately, the delivery from $SUPERMARKET contained a couple of packs of genuine minced cow, so I'll be doing the job properly tomorrow night (had bacon sammiches tonight 'cos I couldn't be arsed to do anything else)

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #906 on: October 26, 2011, 08:14:03 pm »
fleaBay seller: Thanks for the full refund. However, advising me to "buy something expensive next time" means you will get negative feedback next time I'm logged in. Your goods were downright dangerous. It was a chip pan & basket & the basket handle sheared off. It was tat of the lowest order. If I knew how, I'd take it further with eBay, as someone could get hurt by your crap.
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barakta

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #907 on: October 26, 2011, 09:03:01 pm »
Dear Google,

"British" + sign + language +teeshirt should not be giving me whatever the "anti banning some kind of dog breed that uses BSL in the name" teeshirts.

Nor should you be giving me results with American fucking sign language on them as it's completely different and not helpful at all.

The only teeshirt I could find with BSL on it looked a bit too British Flaggy for my liking and was ugly.  So I'll do without!

hulver

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #908 on: October 26, 2011, 09:10:07 pm »
Dear Google,

"British" + sign + language +teeshirt should not be giving me whatever the "anti banning some kind of dog breed that uses BSL in the name" teeshirts.

Nor should you be giving me results with American fucking sign language on them as it's completely different and not helpful at all.

The only teeshirt I could find with BSL on it looked a bit too British Flaggy for my liking and was ugly.  So I'll do without!

The "+" on google searches no longer does what you think it should do. Google has changed it.

What you need to do instead is search for

"british" "sign" "language" "tshirt"

each word in quotes, instead of with the + at the front.

barakta

  • Bastard lovechild of Yomiko Readman and Johnny 5
Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #909 on: October 26, 2011, 10:32:49 pm »
I also tried the quotes thing having re-read the how Google works the other day (bloody stupid if you ask me btw) and I even tried -ASL -bull -dog -american on the quotey version and still nothing.

Sad day when Google stops understanding booleans properly and constantly screws around with its output.  I am increasingly hating Google's searching, and should really make an effort to find An Other decent search engine to reduce my dependence on the evil Google empire.

I suspect the results are also skewed by the teeshirt people being dimwits and assuming American sign is the same as British sign..

Andrij

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #910 on: October 27, 2011, 05:17:19 am »
A poor night of sleep*, followed by a day of the road in front of my flat being ripped up (great day to work from home), followed by another poor night of sleep* means I feel absolutely horrible.  No desire to crawl out of bed, never mind go to work, but needs must.  I'm taking the Tube rather than the bike because ICBA right now. *sigh*

* I don't mind fireworks, but can they please finish by 10-11pm?  (except for New Year).
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

gerwinium

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #911 on: October 27, 2011, 06:59:42 am »
I'm having post-alcohol bicycle displacement issues, so will have to take public transport to work as well. Hope you feel better soon, Andrij

Andrij

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #912 on: October 27, 2011, 08:30:12 am »
Ouch.  Hope your day gets better.

I'll be sorted out quite easily by a quiet, stress-free day and a full night of sleep - so should be fine for Monday morning.  ::-)
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

interzen

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #913 on: October 27, 2011, 09:16:32 am »
A poor night of sleep*, followed by a day of the road in front of my flat being ripped up (great day to work from home), followed by another poor night of sleep* means I feel absolutely horrible.  No desire to crawl out of bed, never mind go to work, but needs must.  I'm taking the Tube rather than the bike because ICBA right now. *sigh*
I know the feeling.
After spending some considerable time1 thinking about it, I bailed out and got the bus in today. Even the 10 minute walk from the bus stop to work didn't clear my head. Today, I feel, will be one of those days.

1 - Well, about 15 seconds, really.

HTFB

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #914 on: October 27, 2011, 09:38:41 am »
The "+" on google searches no longer does what you think it should do. Google has changed it.
Insanely, Google's +helpful1 did-you-mean-to-search-for suggestions still redirect you to searches with + added.


1 did you see what I did there?

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #915 on: October 27, 2011, 09:39:20 am »
I didn’t sleep properly last night either because my impacted wisdom tooth has decided it is time for another bout of pain. Going to work when shattered and in pain (plus looking a bit like a hamster on one side) is suboptimal.

I’ve finally got an assessment at Kings College dental hospital on Tuesday and then I’ll hopefully get an idea of how long the waiting list is. If it’s too long I may well give Teethgrinder a ring…to slightly paraphrase Shakespeare, tempt not a desperate woman! In the grumble thread because I know it’s hardly life-threatening and there are much worse things to be on an NHS waiting list for…

HTFB

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #916 on: October 27, 2011, 09:48:35 am »
Having had a bout of that last week, NSTN, (see upthread!) I don't think I'd recommend waiting till Tuesday. Get an emergency dental appointment for some antibiotics now, or you might be too inflamed for them to do the assessment.

I'd say "I share your pain" but frankly that's the last thing I want to do.

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #917 on: October 27, 2011, 09:51:02 am »
Having had a bout of that last week, NSTN, (see upthread!) I don't think I'd recommend waiting till Tuesday. Get an emergency dental appointment for some antibiotics now, or you might be too inflamed for them to do the assessment.

I'd say "I share your pain" but frankly that's the last thing I want to do.

If only it were possible. If we could all undertake to share someone's pain for a day or so, we'd hardly feel it if there were enough of us...
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #918 on: October 27, 2011, 09:54:58 am »
Having had a bout of that last week, NSTN, (see upthread!) I don't think I'd recommend waiting till Tuesday. Get an emergency dental appointment for some antibiotics now, or you might be too inflamed for them to do the assessment.

I'd say "I share your pain" but frankly that's the last thing I want to do.

If only it were possible. If we could all undertake to share someone's pain for a day or so, we'd hardly feel it if there were enough of us...
If it were possible, there'd be some very uncomfortable coloured-pencil flingers on the middle floor of this 'ere building ...

I second the suggestion to get some antibiotics ASAP, though - I've been going through something similar with a tooth that's awaiting root-canal surgery and a couple of days-worth of amoxicillin got things down to the 'bearable' stage. If you want to throw your dentist a curve-ball, ask them if you can bring your root-canal treatment forward ;)

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #919 on: October 27, 2011, 10:25:10 am »
Thanks guys.

When the dentist referred me to the hospital back in September she prescribed me some Metronidazole in case it flared up again, so I started on them last night, but with each infection it seems to take longer and longer to clear and gets more painful each time, which is why I want the offending tooth out, despite my fear of dentists/needles/hospitals. Also going to buy some shares in Corsodyl, methinks (bleurgh).

I’m even more annoyed because although I’m not a big drinker, I wanted to have mulled wine at a fireworks display at the weekend, which is inadvisable on these tablets…pah. Grumble grumble.


hellymedic

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #920 on: October 27, 2011, 10:44:34 am »
Alcohol + Metronidazole -> Antabuse reaction.
Truly horrible as I understand it.
Don't try.
GWS NSTN!

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #921 on: October 27, 2011, 11:01:39 am »
Oh I won’t, thanks – as I understand it even drinking the day after you finish the course isn’t advised, the leaflet says 48 hours to ensure it’s all out of your system.

It’s just a pain that it should fall this weekend, as otherwise I’ll go weeks without a drink without even realising.

tiermat

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #922 on: October 27, 2011, 11:09:46 am »
FWIW, I was given Metronidazole once, and I read the leaflet that came in the box, being the good patient that I can occasionally be.

I don't know if it is still the case, but with lesser strength ABs, the leaflet used to say "It is advised that you should not drink alcohol whilst taking these tablets" (or words to that effect) but with the metronidazole it said something along the lines of "Drinking alcohol whilst taking these tablets will lead to pain, hallucinations and DETH" (paraphrasing, obviously :) )
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

hellymedic

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #923 on: October 27, 2011, 03:40:31 pm »
Alcohol + amoxicillin -> no problem if sensible (and not allergic to amoxicillin).
Alcohol + Met -> horribleness
Do not imbibe Winehouse-esque quantities of C2H5OH.

DETH with >400mg/100ml blood is not unexpected, even if sudden and a misadventure.

Kim

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #924 on: October 27, 2011, 03:41:16 pm »
Lurgy: I haz it :(
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...