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Postby davef » Tue May 22, 2007 3:00 pm UTC

I was gonna post something really petty here but I just saw Puellus Peregrinus' post.

*hugs*

I'm sorry, man.
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Postby Gilly » Tue May 22, 2007 4:10 pm UTC

I'm so sorry to hear that Puellus Peregrinus.

At the risk of bringing more doom-and-gloom into this thread, yesterday I was told I've got Ewing's sarcoma on my right hip, so I can look forward to a summer of chemotherapy :/. On the bright side, I'll be the only 16 year old I know with a titanium hip
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Postby SpitValve » Tue May 22, 2007 11:14 pm UTC

The Postgrad students association sent out an email to all postgrad students, asking them to reply if they got it as a test their email list is working. Fair enough.

But most people apparently don't know the difference between "reply" and "reply all". So I get random emails from people saying they've got the message.

Then people do "reply to all" to tell other people not to press the "reply to all" button.

Then other people still do "reply to all" to say they've got the original message. Then other people do "reply to all" to say "Please take me off this list"...

Up to 19 emails so far, still expecting many more to come...

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Postby robcro » Tue May 22, 2007 11:29 pm UTC

Gilly and Puellus Peregrinus

Im really sorry to both of you.

Know that doesn't mean anything.
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Postby Vandole » Fri Jun 01, 2007 8:41 pm UTC

My mouse scrollwheel keeps deciding not to work, then after a while work again. It's pissing me off. (and just the rolling part, it still clicks fine even when the rolling isn't working)
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Fri Jun 01, 2007 8:46 pm UTC

M, the French Mistake, has once again NOT BEEN FIRED despite vanishing from the face of the Earth without warning, after being given a paycheck.

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Postby bbctol » Sat Jun 02, 2007 1:26 am UTC

I discovered that the ZBrush 2 demo is no longer downloadable, and the ZBrush 3 demo still hasn't been released, so I am left drooling.

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Postby The LuigiManiac » Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:21 am UTC

Vandole wrote:My mouse scrollwheel keeps deciding not to work, then after a while work again. It's pissing me off. (and just the rolling part, it still clicks fine even when the rolling isn't working)


Welcome to my world. Except without the work after a while part.

I really need to purchase that new mouse.
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Postby Nonmus » Sat Jun 02, 2007 1:24 pm UTC

When you're craving sushi, it's not a very good idea to get a cheap little package from your local grocery store. I learned this the hard way. Also turns out I don't like wasabi.

On the plus side, it wasn't as bad as I feared it might be.

My new avatar apparently reminded le4d of Roffle. I didn't realize how similar it was. Maybe I should change it again.
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Postby The LuigiManiac » Sat Jun 02, 2007 1:35 pm UTC

Yours is nothing similar. For one, it doesn't make me feel queasy every time I look at it.
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Postby Azquelt » Sat Jun 02, 2007 2:05 pm UTC

Vandole wrote:My mouse scrollwheel keeps deciding not to work, then after a while work again. It's pissing me off. (and just the rolling part, it still clicks fine even when the rolling isn't working)


My middle mouse click is slowly breaking, I'm having to push it quite hard now before it registers but it rolls fine.

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Postby Spaz Funbag » Sat Jun 02, 2007 5:12 pm UTC

Nonbaka wrote:My new avatar apparently reminded le4d of Roffle. I didn't realize how similar it was. Maybe I should change it again.


Well, first time, yes. But then there is no blood splatter, and I do not need to scroll away when other people come. It looks really cool! Leave it.

About the scroll wheel thing: same happened to my friend. Except that at some point the axle of his wheel broke, and he is not able to fix it.

And for some reason, it is impossible to live without scrollwheels in this world.
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Postby Thunderbird4! » Sat Jun 02, 2007 5:13 pm UTC

The annual town festival is going on and I'm sitting at home sick. Vomited and haven't eaten in a few days.
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Postby Rey » Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:03 am UTC

I just found a full body X-ray of my older brother online. Now there is proof that he has both a brain and a spine.
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Postby Cephalus » Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:13 am UTC

I got a burning desire to replay mechwarrior 4, one of the few videogames I have ever beaten (The only one multiple times, probably 4+). I could not find the first cd, only the second, so I had to download the first. Then I realized, when installing, that the second cd was totally scratched, and now have to download the second.
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Postby unjovial » Sat Jun 16, 2007 2:43 am UTC

Yesterday I was torn to shreds by my mentor. She misunderstood me (which is pretty much my worst fear) and then went for the jugular.
She critisized my work performance (although I am my worst critic) and accused me of acting on some kind of personal vendetta at work. She couldn't have been more wrong.

I have never been so misunderstood. In truth, I have been her most loyal defender. In spite of her flaws, she's invaluable to the organisation and I've respected that above EVERYONE else.

Any time, day or night, I get up and do what needs to be done to help women and children who have suffered through domestic violence. I don't break down and cry or let the stress bring me down, no matter how dire the situation. And lately it's been pretty dire. I've remained strong, while my mentor crumbled under the pressure of her work and home life. I've been there, always, supporting the organisation despite my own feelings of inadequacy. I've taken on tasks and responsibilities well over my head, because there was noone else to do it.

And yesterday, in her vulnerable state, she basically attacked every part of my shaky confidence and accused me of malicious intentions. It turns out that she let her suspicions run away with her and she ended up apologizing and said she was glad to see my tears, to see that I am human and that I had no ill intentions. And then she said she was so glad to have cleared the air and she feels SO much better now.

But you know what? I happened to feel like shit. I let my confidence fall at my feet, with a poisoned spear through its puny heart.

Today, I realised that she was a coward running from her own pain by tearing me down and she didn't deserve my pain. What I've realised through all of this is that the standards of integrity that i've set for myself surpass any that she claims for herself.

I may not be the most skilled or the most experienced, but my heart is always in it and I will always wake up the next day, stronger and wiser than I was yesterday.

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Postby the Cow » Sat Jun 16, 2007 2:56 am UTC

Yesterday I let my head and heart run off in opposite directions and ended saying some terrible things to someone who has been nothing but wonderful to me for almost a decade.
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Postby Narsil » Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:20 am UTC

unjovial, that's terrible. I'm so sorry that happened.
From the sounds of it, you need to be her mentor, not the other way around. She could probably learn a lot from you. Just remember to not idolize anyone, that everyone is human and vulnerable to the same weaknesses, and believing otherwise will get you hurt bad.
Let her be an example of what not to be, of what happens when you lose your spirit.
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Postby unjovial » Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:30 am UTC

Thanks, Narsil. I really appreciate it when people are supportive and encouraging to me. Your comment was well spent. :) And you're right about idolizing people. It has been an on-going lesson for me.

Now I just want to be okay with her in her more flawed and human state. I think that it will happen with time.

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Postby Dibley » Sat Jun 23, 2007 2:12 am UTC

Was out in a canoe gathering seaweed for Marine Phycology (summer courses at marine field stations FTW) when it started sprinkling and the surf picked up (in Puget sound, so it was survivable).

The station has a nifty boat-from-water extractor. It is a set of heavy railroad tracks going down the beach into the water, with a cart on it attached to a winch at the top of the beach. I let the cart down into the water and paddled my canoe around to go onto it. The keel ran up a bit on the cart, but it was on the edge, so I leaned out to drag myself towards the right spot. As I leaned out of the canoe (a no no), a wave caught me from behind, and as the boat was at an odd angle to it, tipped me most of the way over.

Thankfully, I uprighted it before it sank, and saved all my specimens, but the water is really fucking cold, and now my boat is most of the way full of water (really fucking heavy). I can't get the damn thing far enough onto the cart for me to expect it to still be on when I run up the beach towards the winch controls.

As I try to figure out what to do, I see two quite cute girls ladies I don't know coming out of one of the classrooms (it is after hours, so no one else saw me) and they ask me if I need any help. They can reach the winch controls, so I get the (still full of water) canoe out of the water and on to the ascending cart.

I am completely soaked, including my enormous jacket, and am really embarrassed (as afore mentioned, they were cute), and don't even notice until later that they were majority flirting with me. The worst part is, I didn't even get their names.

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Postby Castaway » Sat Jun 23, 2007 2:18 am UTC

You could check facebook or myspace or something. Try to find them, and then coincidentally find yourself in a place that they may frequent. Then get their names IRL.
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Postby une see » Sat Jun 23, 2007 3:07 am UTC

Castaway wrote:You could check facebook or myspace or something. Try to find them, and then coincidentally find yourself in a place that they may frequent. Then get their names IRL.


Hmmm...That's only a little stalkerish...

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Postby Dibley » Sun Jun 24, 2007 6:46 pm UTC

Redemption! I found one of them, and so far so good... Another annoying thing, the station's (Novell) network does not seem to like my (Linux) laptop, I don't know enough to fix it, and the guy in charge of the network , who I know could help (his desktop background is an enormous Beryl logo) is a grad student with no office, and who seems to live off campus, and never visit the computer lab, and no one seems to know where to find him. All I know is that he has a mohawk and a Linux laptop...

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Postby Barbie » Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:07 am UTC

I am in 2000 km away from home at a conference right now. I have my own very small fitness business, and I hired some substitute instructors to cover the fitness classes that I usually teach. I bent over backwards to get the best instructors I could find, and agreed to pay them extremely well to be even better than usual. A bad instructor can cut your participation in half.

I just found out today that my sub didn't show up last night. She didn't even call me to explain or appologize. I found out from one of my regular paticipants that she just wasn't there. Fuck. People just don't forgive you for cancelling fitness classes in swimming suit season.

I was in a rush, and I didn't get her to sign an official contract, so I really can't do anything about it. Except destroy her reputation in the fitness industry ...Somebody please try to talk me out of that.

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Postby qualex » Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:15 am UTC

Somebody jammed a dildo in my nose.









no wait THAT'S A LIE










or is it?

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Postby Nomic » Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:29 am UTC

I went cycling and drove right into this huge fucking nail somebody ahd left on the middle of the street. My entire back tyre was shredded to pieces. Had to drive sevral miles home with a bike with and empty tyre, and probably have to wait for quite a while till I get a new tyre.

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Postby Zohar » Sat Jul 14, 2007 9:14 am UTC

Our router isn't working so we need to share one internet connection between five people. Not very fun. Also, no Firefox on this computer (and my dad doesn't want me to install other software) so forums are a lot less fun...
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Postby wing » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:05 am UTC

I can't find anyone to pick my ass up from the airport the day I come back, because it's the first day of classes and my flight arrives.... Right when classes start. My first class isn't until 3, but everyone else I know has morning classes :(
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Postby Durinthal » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:11 am UTC

1) While driving to work, one lane of the interstate is closed for several miles. That slows traffic down to nearly a crawl.
2) Distracted by 1 and various other things, I miss the normal exit I take to get off of the interstate. Fortunately, the next exit is shortly after that has a service road that leads me to my normal route.
3) I got rained on while leaving work because I left my umbrella at home.

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Postby Narsil » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:22 am UTC

Fuck, I can't see my girlfriend before I go to New York for a week because her mom fucking planned out her day tomorrow without her knowledge. I hate it when things don't work out.

Fuck.
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Postby tarkadal » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:38 am UTC

wing wrote:I can't find anyone to pick my ass up from the airport the day I come back, because it's the first day of classes and my flight arrives.... Right when classes start. My first class isn't until 3, but everyone else I know has morning classes :(


How's the rest of you getting back? Can't you just shove your ass in the boot with the luggage or a roofrack or something? Why does your ass need a special pick up anyway?
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Postby wing » Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:11 am UTC

tarkadal wrote:
wing wrote:I can't find anyone to pick my ass up from the airport the day I come back, because it's the first day of classes and my flight arrives.... Right when classes start. My first class isn't until 3, but everyone else I know has morning classes :(


How's the rest of you getting back? Can't you just shove your ass in the boot with the luggage or a roofrack or something? Why does your ass need a special pick up anyway?
Don't ask stupid ass-questions.
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Postby pi-3 orionis » Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:34 am UTC

Not so much annoying as it is pointing fun at things. But according to the Washington state driver guide.

"When driving on the highway you should look 10 seconds ahead of you about 1/4 mile"

but if you do the math, that would mean you would be travleing 90 mph.

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Postby TheKhakinator » Wed Jul 18, 2007 8:13 am UTC

Barbie wrote:I am in 2000 km away from home at a conference right now. I have my own very small fitness business, and I hired some substitute instructors to cover the fitness classes that I usually teach. I bent over backwards to get the best instructors I could find, and agreed to pay them extremely well to be even better than usual. A bad instructor can cut your participation in half.

I just found out today that my sub didn't show up last night. She didn't even call me to explain or appologize. I found out from one of my regular paticipants that she just wasn't there. Fuck. People just don't forgive you for cancelling fitness classes in swimming suit season.

I was in a rush, and I didn't get her to sign an official contract, so I really can't do anything about it. Except destroy her reputation in the fitness industry ...Somebody please try to talk me out of that.

DO IT. Screw them!

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Postby BlueNowhere » Wed Jul 18, 2007 3:21 pm UTC

I hate driving.

On may way into work this morning a pickup and me (in a Corolla) were trying to merge into the same lane. The laws of physics don't allow to objects to exists simultaneously in the same space at the same time.

We both swerved back into our respective lanes without touching. The pickup sped up and merged into the lane next to me (on my left) and then switched into my lane. At the same time I checked my blind spot again and merged into the lane next to me (on my left).

I'm fairly certain that the pickup wasn't in my blind spot. I would have noticed that sooner since I was just merging onto the highway and had a pretty clear view of the cars around me. He was trying to get to the far right lane from the 3rd lane from the right ... in a very short amount of time.

Either way, I hate driving, especially recently.
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Postby Cheese » Wed Jul 18, 2007 3:35 pm UTC

This didn't happen to me today, it was yesterday.
I came up with a great ascii picture of ninja-cow-tipping for the manly thread...
And directly after I'd posted it, 3 or 4 people posted, sending the thread onto the next page and pretty much hiding my picture...
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Postby TheKhakinator » Wed Jul 18, 2007 3:46 pm UTC

Today a friend of mine saw me in the city and talked to me. Yay, I thought, for the 10 seconds before I noticed the other girl with her was my ex. I hate her so.

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Postby Alomax » Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:28 pm UTC

My boss cut my hours. Or gave me hours... instead of salary. Not great either way.

Ironicly, I am amused, probably because he dosen't know Im quitting yet.

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Postby Kawa » Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:25 pm UTC

...I have not left yet to go to Florida as of 7:20 PM [EST]. :( My cousins that visited from Italy need to be dropped off at the airport, I know, but gah. I want to get there by tomorrow afternoon. It looks like that might not happen. I'm sick and tired of waiting. I've been ready for too long. I want to see A again, and sooner. If not for the family visiting, we would've been in the South by now, would get to Brevard by midnight. (Then I could be on-campus at noon Saturday, when A arrives and help him unpack and all of that good stuff.) I didn't ask for my relatives to visit. I barely know them, and there's a friggin' language barrier in the way so I can never relate to them. All I know is that the twin cousins want to use me so they don't have to do their English homework, and they think they're fashionistas. It's bad enough my parents are staying for the first two weeks of this semester - you know, the first two weeks that my boyfriend doesn't have work and so was planning to spend more time with me to catch up on the fact that we've been away from each other for three months?

Oh, and it's raining. On my just-washed (as in a few hours ago) car. God, I know you're the best practical joker ever, but seriously, this one's just tacky.

*sigh* I *know* my problems aren't that bad compared to a lot of other people. I just...gah. So frustrated. Want to scream. Want to get out of here.
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