Discussion in 'General' started by Mr_Mistoffelees, 10 Aug 2023.
I’m at Cardiff Gaming Market tomorrow, so I can keep an eye out for this.
Yep, got the biggest of the lots going. I'll have a ganders through when I collect tomorrow and if by chance a copy is lurking within I shall ping you a message, or tag you in a for sale post if that keeps everything above board!
In other news, I think I've already fallen out with prospective neighbours.
It started yesterday when, at 7 in the morning, someone knocked on the door about "meeting the landlord for a viewing." I explained it was next door they were after (built by our landlord, so it's 7A while we're 7). I think some wires had been crossed because they knocked at 7A and were ushered away by the current occupiers within 30 seconds with the landlord never arriving.
I popped to the shop just before lunchtime, and when I got back, the landlord's van was parked outside the house going up for rent, with a second car next to it and a third behind to occupy the three available spaces. But weirdly, another car was outside my house. I thought it could be an unexpected visitor, so I boxed them in. It turns out it was a third car for 7A. Again, partner wasn't pleased because she apparently called out the window to say she wouldn't be able to park there and apparently got a "look". She's definitely the most confrontational in the relationship, but she sometimes doesn't come across as abrupt as she thinks she does in the moment. Anyway, suitably blocked in, I was waiting for said owner to return when three women, all dressed in caring/healthcare uniforms, approached the door presumably all applying as a house share. Ready for a awkward apology with my very best "Its ok" but secretly not okay, I opened the door.
Face not even a mother would love: "You've blocked me in; you need to move; I need to get to work now."
BOOM! my back instantly up, composure completely gone; I absolutely wasn't having it. Apparently she thought it was fair game; I'm not one for being a parking spot nob unless I physically pay for the spot. The house was once upside down with the living room previously being part of the original garage therefore the spot outside acting as garage access/driveway. Kindly explained that I paid for the spot as part of the rental agreement, and she shouldn't have been there unless I gave her permission to do so.
Totally dismissed the concept the space was as part of the rental agreement (they get three, we get two). She went on to talk about her career and that she needed readily available parking so she could come and go quickly. How it was difficult with three spaces as it would mean they'd need to shuffle their cars around. Location means two cars can park directly outside the house with a third boxing in one of those two cars. Trying to be moderately helpful I say "That's something you'd need to work out yourself to be honest. If you have trouble, there is further available parking on the road."
She then looks out to the main road I'm gesturing towards and without skipping a beat "Well, could you not park there instead?" absolutely flabbergasted, I ended the conversation there without another word. Moved my car and gestured fairly plainly that she could (and should) go.
No such luck today I’m afraid. It was mostly console games (and the consoles themselves), and the few stalls that had stuff for C64, Speccy, et al, were all tapes or Amiga big box games.
Had to have a stern word with myself to avoid buying a pristine boxed copy of Millennium 2.2 for the Amiga - I don’t even have an Amiga any more… Further admonitions were required when I spotted an absolutely pristine PC Engine, complete with RGB mod, RGB SCART cable, controller, and UK power supply. No… Resist…! Keeping money for GPU upgrade…!
Trying to deal with Unilever AP support due to one of our submitted invoices (through third party invoicing system) has been rejected due to incorrect VAT.
Apart from the fact the invoice clearly has the correct VAT and clearly shows the VAT @ 20%...
Chat just cut me off for not replying for three minutes despite it taking 5 minutes for them to respond to my initial query (after the "you are connected to X is visible").
EDIT: Second attempt ending in a link being provided to an employee login to "raise a ticket".....
Ok so it transpires that Laura did in fact have to go to the minor injuries unit, these things don't happen to normal people
This is why I love freelancing/contracting, I am being paid to "DGAF". If a contract turns into games like this, I exercise my right to say goodbye.
Another successful job for the vintage Landy, moving a daft kids' playhouse for a friend. Why meh? Because when I stood on the towball to tie the canvas up I smashed my head on the concrete lintel of the garage, now I've got dried blood clotting my hair together.
Head cold which is making my nose feel like its about to explode with the pressure. Nhgmpgh
"Ad blockers are not allowed on Youtube"
Aren't they? Well, GFYS. I'm quite happy to wait the 3 seconds.
Interestingly, Google only cares if you're signed in. Open a private window with the same ad blocker active and you can watch whatever you want, no warning.
(Latest updates to uBlock Origin also remove the warning and let you play just fine. And, of course, Revanced still works on a smartphone, as does yt-dlp for downloading.)
Ah, just wait until you start getting the "3 strikes and you're out" notice. And then you'll just have to engage in the high-tech solution of opening whatever video you want to watch in a private browsing window
Ah, great minds think alike, @Gareth Halfacree
I use the integrated adblocker included with Vivaldi, no problems with YouTube.
PS, I'm never signed in to any Google services.
Not as bad as it is for some but, definitely meh. Watch the video on this Farcebook link. 8:00 this morning, just down the hill from where I live. https://www.facebook.com/oakeparishcouncil/
Was having a first stage job interview over Teams and the software randomly closed with a message "You now have the latest update". Quickly logged back in and apologised to the interviewer who also said she had the same thing happen to her last week.
Yet again, I want to go back to Windows 7, where I felt I at least had some semblance of control over my PC.
I am genuinely thinking about swapping over to Linux both at work and at home because every time they update something, something else seems to get worse. I say this as a long time Windows user!
Always gives you a warning and a timeframe about a restart for critical updates.
Ironically I found the Linux version of Teams to be far more reliable than Windows.
When Teams still had an official Linux client, that is… Apparently it’s only available as a progressive web app on Linux…
After a morning of contemplation*, I've decided to withdraw from a job application. Although it was a nice bump in salary, the logistics involved were a pain in the derriere, and at the moment I get to see my aging parents (and more importantly, the family doggo) during the week.
When I'm back in work next week though, I'll sit down with my boss and tell him I was approached but turned it down, but at the same time, want to be taken a bit more seriously as the technical specialist rather than the kooky academic in the corner.
*Don't worry, not goofing off. I have this week booked off to chill out at home and try to actually get some Warhammer done, which so far is way behind where I wanted to be.
I’d happily take that job title if I kept the same pay.
A little while back, our DevOps leads had the job title “Sparkly DevOps Princess”. Not even joking, it was on email signatures, Teams profiles, and the HR system. Now they’re just “Principal Engineer”, which is bland, boring, and super-corporate.
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