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Old 24th August 2020, 23:18     #36281
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The prospect of job interviews keeps me from applying for jobs. Such an awful roll of the dice, so many arbitrary situations you have to be prepared for. The whole dynamic is bullshit.
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Old 31st August 2020, 19:55     #36282
crocos
 
So this is a bit stupid in some ways, but homesick as all hell right now plus a good dose of cabin fever - kinda sick of my own company. I was really just starting to feel settled in Melbourne when February came along and throwing everything I'd planned (which included regular trips to see the folks) into disarray.

The being unable to visit the folks is in some ways worse than the actual not seeing them part. Seems weird, but they've only been a relatively short journey away, but now that it's not an option it's fucking with my head a bit.

Fuck you 2020. Right in the urethra.
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Old 31st August 2020, 21:09     #36283
BoyWonder
 
If it's any help, this too shall pass.
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Old 31st August 2020, 21:49     #36284
Lightspeed
 
Yeah, it's some rough times alright. My buddy is near meltdown not being able to go to the gym. That's how he manages.
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Old 1st September 2020, 08:43     #36285
xor
 
Hang in there, fella. It's a stink thing to go through and you're not alone.
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Old 1st September 2020, 15:42     #36286
Lightspeed
 
It's definitely a time for breaking out the mental health toolbox.

I've started some gardening, although given I have about 2m square to plant in, it's mostly pot plants. I do have a few strawberry plants that are doing well, just planted some tomato seedlings. It's not a lot of activity, but I find some peace seeing how they're doing with my morning coffee.

Also trawling TradeMe for cheaps parts that could be used for projects, but I'm poor so it's largely browsing. Looking for a cheap PSU right now to power a car amp from mains for my media server.

I'm also collecting GBA and GameCube games, as a consequence of a deep house clean and pulling out all my old toys. If anyone has any, I'll pay you a fair price, if I can afford it at least.

I've gotten up before midday two days in a row now! lolz
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Old 2nd September 2020, 14:46     #36287
StN
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Grrrr

Merit.

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Old 12th October 2020, 12:58     #36288
crocos
 
GMG: Being either a) in considerable pain, or b) stoned and incapable of clear thinking, apart from shortish periods as the codine is either kicking in or wearing off.

Aah the experience of getting your gum sliced open, a chunk of bone drilled out of your jaw, followed by a titanium spike literally screwed into your jaw with a torque-wrench.

Not an experience I recommend if you don't need it.
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Old 12th October 2020, 13:04     #36289
Lightspeed
 
Yikes. Heal up quick bro.

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Grrrr

Merit.
Merit AKA what rich whitey values.
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Old 13th October 2020, 11:06     #36290
StN
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Merit AKA what rich whitey values.
Settled? Not sure how that works, may find out once latest round of admissions is processed. Hopefully win-win.
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Old 13th October 2020, 13:39     #36291
Lightspeed
 
Rich whitey and his lawyers win again!
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Old 13th October 2020, 14:58     #36292
fixed_truth
 
They Uni should flip the script so students were also graded on Te Reo and Tikanga & then give special admission to those who don't make the cut.
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Old 14th October 2020, 06:31     #36293
StN
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Quote:
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They Uni should flip the script so students were also graded on Te Reo and Tikanga & then give special admission to those who don't make the cut.
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Old 16th October 2020, 11:32     #36294
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
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I appear to have a new job
Update: it didn't work out. They were really looking for someone who isn't me, I was looking for a role different from what they ended up asking me to do, they weren't listening to my advice, I thought they were doomed if they didn't, not a good connection. We have parted ways on cordial terms effective immediately.

Fuck.
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Old 16th October 2020, 14:11     #36295
Lightspeed
 
Thumbs down

Fuck.
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Old 16th October 2020, 15:47     #36296
blynk
 
Thumbs down

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Old 4th November 2020, 12:52     #36297
Lightspeed
 
This GMG:

https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/progr...-out-dump-fire

Dump fire near an old coal mine been burning for weeks. Only now are authorities starting to get onto as locals continue to complain about the pollution.
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Old 5th November 2020, 14:54     #36298
Lightspeed
 
More info:

Waikato dump fire burning since August: Locals report health problems
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Old 5th November 2020, 16:41     #36299
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
100% PURE NEW ZEALAND*


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Old 8th November 2020, 19:38     #36300
Lightspeed
 
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I'm also collecting GBA and GameCube games, as a consequence of a deep house clean and pulling out all my old toys. If anyone has any, I'll pay you a fair price, if I can afford it at least.
Won an auction for a bunch of games, courier lost the package.
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Old 9th November 2020, 17:30     #36301
Ab
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drugs are bad mmmkay

Got distracted while fumbling around for headache panadol in the kitchen pantry and accidentally took our 15-year-old dog's neuralgia medication instead. Realised about 15 minutes later and initiated a call on the big white telephone. Small dose, and probably hurled a lot of it up anyway, but right now I'm realising why our aging golden retriever is happy to just lie around in the sun all day.
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Old 10th November 2020, 07:50     #36302
pxpx
 
Truly you have reached a new phase of your life Ab.

*starts researching aged-care facilities in Adelaide*
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Old 10th November 2020, 09:13     #36303
MadMax
Stuff
 
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/hello-...QIWSQEZ7ZL43U/

What the article doesnít point out is that Hello fresh didnít send out the notification to customers until 10pm.

Iím not a customer but there will have been a lot of sick people last night.
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Old 20th November 2020, 02:41     #36304
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
Disney shafting Alan Dean Foster GMG.

https://www.sfwa.org/disney-must-pay/
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Old 21st November 2020, 13:05     #36305
Lightspeed
 
Disney, the US government, our government.

Copyright laws aren't for us. They're written for... well mostly Disney these days, to be held over us. Culture is a possession to be owned, and not by those generating it.
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Old 28th November 2020, 15:47     #36306
Lightspeed
 
Very angry

Fucking Windows updates breaking shit.
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Old 29th November 2020, 14:17     #36307
Lightspeed
 
Old car problems GMG, lolz.

My 15 year old Mongoose alarm install has failed. Fully dead while immobilised.

Got a quote for $250 to just disable it. Can't get a quote to fix it.
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Old 29th November 2020, 14:47     #36308
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Disney shafting Alan Dean Foster GMG.

https://www.sfwa.org/disney-must-pay/
I remember reading Splinter of the Mind's Eye back in the early 80s. It must have been one of the very first pieces of the expanded universe.
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Old 29th November 2020, 17:31     #36309
Ab
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I remember reading Splinter of the Mind's Eye back in the early 80s. It must have been one of the very first pieces of the expanded universe.
Yep, that's the first of his works I can remember reading too.
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Old 17th December 2020, 16:02     #36310
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Businesses that subtract the time it takes for them to close from their opening hours; so you turn up to purchase something and they say "oh sorry the _x_ is closed"

Mainly food places.

If you're a cafe with a coffee drive through and it takes you 15 minutes to close down the coffee machine, don't advertise you close at 4:00PM, but close down the coffee machine at 3:45PM
Either close down the machine at 4:00PM, or advertise close at 3:45!

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Old 17th December 2020, 17:07     #36311
Lightspeed
 
Yeah, I feel that. Is the business open or not?

I figure it's businesses run by employees rather than anyone who has an actual stake in the enterprise.
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Old 17th December 2020, 17:55     #36312
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Stuff
 
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Businesses that subtract the time it takes for them to close from their opening hours; so you turn up to purchase something and they say "oh sorry the _x_ is closed"

Mainly food places.

If you're a cafe with a coffee drive through and it takes you 15 minutes to close down the coffee machine, don't advertise you close at 4:00PM, but close down the coffee machine at 3:45PM
Either close down the machine at 4:00PM, or advertise close at 3:45!

GRR
Submit an edit and a review on their google result
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Old 18th December 2020, 09:01     #36313
blynk
 
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Businesses that subtract the time it takes for them to close from their opening hours; so you turn up to purchase something and they say "oh sorry the _x_ is closed"

Mainly food places.

If you're a cafe with a coffee drive through and it takes you 15 minutes to close down the coffee machine, don't advertise you close at 4:00PM, but close down the coffee machine at 3:45PM
Either close down the machine at 4:00PM, or advertise close at 3:45!

GRR
Walk through a mall with 10minutes to go and most of the doors are half down.
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Old 30th December 2020, 19:15     #36314
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
Signs your telco's support line is either a bot or a really shitty VOIP setup:

"Hello welcome to Optus sales support, my name is John, could I start by hello welcome to Optus sales support, my name is John, could I start by hello welcome to Optus sales support, my name is John, could I start by hello welcome to Optus sales support, my name is John, could I start by I haven't had a response so I'll be ending this call, thank you for choosing Optus (click)"
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Old 2nd January 2021, 08:51     #36315
xor
 
The pump to our new washing machine died on boxing day. A service tech isn't available until next wed.
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Old 5th January 2021, 20:05     #36316
Lightspeed
 
Well, least you'll get to meet some locals at the laundromat!
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Old 6th January 2021, 10:21     #36317
xor
 
#suburbanlife. We are pretty tight with our neighbours and they've helped by letting us do washing at theirs. A far cry from the cesspit that was mangere bridge.
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Old 6th January 2021, 10:43     #36318
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
The only time vital household infrastructure fails is between Xmas Eve and mid-Jan. Hot water cylinder, washing machine, fridge, car battery, you name it, that's when it dies.

GG on the #suburbanlife though. It's a nice feeling when people do that shit.
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Old 6th January 2021, 11:44     #36319
xor
 
Yeeeep, 2015 Christmas holidays our sewer pipe broke and had to spend 6k to get drain layers to fix it.
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Old 6th January 2021, 17:43     #36320
_indigo1
 
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The only time vital household infrastructure fails is between Xmas Eve and mid-Jan. Hot water cylinder, washing machine, fridge, car battery, you name it, that's when it dies.
Also your perfectly healthy pets suddenly come down with life threatening illnesses or get hurt.
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