Author Topic: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.  (Read 503135 times)

Polar Bear

  • aka Michael
Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #9950 on: April 15, 2018, 08:35:39 pm »
It’s Sunday evening, a time of mourning for us wage slaves.

It can be a time of mourning for the partners of wage slaves too.

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #9951 on: April 17, 2018, 08:41:07 pm »
Bloody Eurostar  >:(      I booked 3 return tickets from London to Paris return , intending to phone up for their discounted connecting tickets at a later date.  Called today & can't do this anymore.  Can't book them by the website either.   Maninseat61 advises you can get tickets to a mysterious place called London International CIV to connect to Eurostar but none of the ticket sites recognise it.   I'll have to go to the local office & see if they can help.   


Why are things so difficult ?  :'(
Not fast & rarely furious

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #9952 on: April 17, 2018, 09:06:00 pm »
If you are having a problem at a local station with them not knowing the codes:
 LONDON INTL(CIV) has a CRS code of LNE and a NLC of 5470
 LNDON ESTAR CIV has a CRS code of LOE and a NLC of 9934

From Moneysavingexpert.

Convention Internationale pour le transport des Voyageurs' or 'CIV
'Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence'.

Martin John Rees.

Polar Bear

  • aka Michael
Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #9953 on: April 17, 2018, 09:11:07 pm »
Bloody Eurostar  >:(      I booked 3 return tickets from London to Paris return , intending to phone up for their discounted connecting tickets at a later date.  Called today & can't do this anymore.  Can't book them by the website either.   Maninseat61 advises you can get tickets to a mysterious place called London International CIV to connect to Eurostar but none of the ticket sites recognise it.   I'll have to go to the local office & see if they can help.   


Why are things so difficult ?  :'(

Because they want more of your money.

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #9954 on: April 17, 2018, 10:10:46 pm »
What makes it particularly galling is the large proportion of the rail network run by European companies and yet this information is not made public/clear.
'Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence'.

Martin John Rees.

ElyDave

  • Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society member 263583
Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #9955 on: April 18, 2018, 08:22:56 am »
Another birthday spent offshore.

Should have been home yesterday, but delayed getting out here on Monday.
Should be back today, but the flight has already been delayed once
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

ian

  • fatuously disingenuous
    • The Suburban Survival Guide
Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #9956 on: April 18, 2018, 12:55:03 pm »
Could you send that in Powerpoint?

No.

I should just set up a rule in my inbox.
!nataS pihsroW

Kim

  • An appetite for the epic, but no real stamina
Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #9957 on: April 18, 2018, 12:59:22 pm »
Could you send that in Powerpoint?

No.

I should just set up a rule in my inbox.

How about a video?
I do find anything involving ball bearings oddly satisfying

ian

  • fatuously disingenuous
    • The Suburban Survival Guide
Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #9958 on: April 18, 2018, 01:12:52 pm »
Nah, they don't just want Powerpoint, they want 4:3. It's like 1995 all over again.

Anyway, it's a presentation with animation and cool stuff, so no. It's 2018 and it really shouldn't take a moment to swap an HDMI cable. Of course, good luck when you plug a Windows laptop back in, they still can't manage switching display outputs. This means despite not owning a Windows machine, I am still ninja with the display settings on any and every version of Windows.

Mind you, most conference centre IT is 1995.
!nataS pihsroW

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #9959 on: April 18, 2018, 01:40:01 pm »
At best, if David's experience is anything to go by...

Kim

  • An appetite for the epic, but no real stamina
Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #9960 on: April 18, 2018, 02:14:09 pm »
At best, if David's experience is anything to go by...

Much before that and you're into 35mm slide projectors and Harvard Graphics 3 for DOS.  Which, TBH, was much better than all this PowerPoint rubbish.
I do find anything involving ball bearings oddly satisfying

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #9961 on: April 18, 2018, 03:06:27 pm »
At best, if David's experience is anything to go by...

Much before that and you're into 35mm slide projectors and Harvard Graphics 3 for DOS.  Which, TBH, was much better than all this PowerPoint rubbish.
There's posh. What's wrong with acetates and a handful of coloured pens. If you were lucky the office printer won't die when you run acetates through it and you can therefore print out your powerpoint slides in black and white (ok, WordStar!)
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

ian

  • fatuously disingenuous
    • The Suburban Survival Guide
Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #9962 on: April 18, 2018, 03:34:55 pm »
I do OHP and flipcharts. It's hard to find an OHP these days, that's a special request A/V. As for flipcharts, they're not green. Businesses that leave the lights on all night are very concerned about a few sheets of paper. Whiteboards, on the other hand, are common. The correct marker pens are not. I have my own. I will forget them. Admittedly there are worse things to forget when travelling. Underpants, for instance. Not that you should use underpants as a prop in a presentation. Leastways, always use underwear with caution.

Best prop ever. A young giraffe. Ate my notes though.
!nataS pihsroW

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #9963 on: April 18, 2018, 09:24:04 pm »
A works night out & we’re In Wetherspoons, talk about low rent :facepalm:
Not fast & rarely furious

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Polar Bear

  • aka Michael
Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #9964 on: April 18, 2018, 10:43:55 pm »
A works night out & we’re In Wetherspoons, talk about low rent :facepalm:

I have vowed never to enter Mr. Brexit's emporium of shite food and slightly off beer ever again.   

ian

  • fatuously disingenuous
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #9965 on: Today at 02:07:19 pm »
Dear world, it's a sunny. I have flung open the patio door of my remote command centre. A breeze ruffles my hair and ensures Tidy Haired™ Thought Leadership activities proceed with air-cooled efficiency.

So if you'd please stop hammering, drilling, and fucking mowing, that would be appreciated. Oh, and idiots with booming stereo systems in their boots, I really don't want to know what your "hoes be doing" unless it's stabbing you repeatedly in the ear with something sharp and pointy. Which, incidentally, you deserve for being such monumental cocks.
!nataS pihsroW

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #9966 on: Today at 04:35:01 pm »
More (un)neighbourly grumbles. Why oh why do you have to wash your clothes in such a rank stinking product (no doubt called “Summer Breeze” or somesuch)? And then “air” it right by our patio thus stinking us out of the area - it’s strong enough smelling to make me cough. How in Gods name can you stand to have it in your house, never mind wear it??
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

T42

  • Old fool in a hurry
Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #9967 on: Today at 05:20:33 pm »
Suggested riposte: barbecue sardines and hope the wind obliges.
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #9968 on: Today at 05:42:28 pm »
Cigarette smoke wafting into my house  :sick:

ian

  • fatuously disingenuous
    • The Suburban Survival Guide
Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #9969 on: Today at 06:28:23 pm »
Seems to have been the water company digging up the pavement further up the lane (probably to fit water meters). Gone now. It's peaceful. Of course, it's waiting for 7pm when I go sit on the patio to open a cold one. Actually, generally it is quite peaceful here, on the semi-rural edges of the great metropolis. Mind you, this is the first house we've lived in that doesn't have a train track running by it and a police helicopter permanently hovering overhead.

The bane of my auditory existence is the reversing vehicle noise. Even the incessant beep beep beep or, even worse, that weird gasping noise, like someone is repeatedly punching an asthmatic in the gut. They echo up and down the valley in a bloody symphony of reversing. It's not just the noise, it's the concept. All that sodding annoyance does is give drivers an excuse not to look behind them (not to mention assume that no one ever would be deaf, of course).
!nataS pihsroW

Kim

  • An appetite for the epic, but no real stamina
Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #9970 on: Today at 06:38:54 pm »
YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE.  THIS VEHICLE IS ANNOYING.
I do find anything involving ball bearings oddly satisfying

ian

  • fatuously disingenuous
    • The Suburban Survival Guide
Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #9971 on: Today at 06:58:32 pm »
And at 1856 someone starts strimming or somesuch. It's a fucking Friday evening you no-life shitbuckets.
!nataS pihsroW

Kim

  • An appetite for the epic, but no real stamina
Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #9972 on: Today at 07:57:21 pm »
I must confess to strimming earlier this evening.  In my defence, I do the bare minimum to prevent a brambles'n'stingers doomsday scenario, preferring - like all right-minded folk - to use optimal gardening weather for a bike ride.  The application of copious amounts of Agent Orange (which, in the absence of air support, is a reasonably quiet activity) should take care of the rest.
I do find anything involving ball bearings oddly satisfying

CAMRAMan

  • Formerly A Warwickshire Lad
Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #9973 on: Today at 08:10:41 pm »
My confession: I have run round like a blue-arsed fly all day and not had time to do the lawn. It's going to rain tomorrow & possibly Sunday & the grass is already quite long. I started as soon as I got back home at 18.50 and finished 10 minutes later. Compared to the twats next door who cut up logs using an electric saw all afternoon (5+ hours) on a Sunday, I don't feel too guilty.
Haggerty F, Haggerty R, Tomkins, Noble, Carrick, Robson, Crapper, Dewhurst, Macintyre, Treadmore, Davitt.

Mrs Pingu

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #9974 on: Today at 09:41:13 pm »
Dear world, it's a sunny. I have flung open the patio door of my remote command centre. A breeze ruffles my hair and ensures Tidy Haired™ Thought Leadership activities proceed with air-cooled efficiency.

So if you'd please stop hammering, drilling, and fucking mowing, that would be appreciated. Oh, and idiots with booming stereo systems in their boots, I really don't want to know what your "hoes be doing" unless it's stabbing you repeatedly in the ear with something sharp and pointy. Which, incidentally, you deserve for being such monumental cocks.

This. We have had fucking drum and bass all evening.
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.