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Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Postby Zohar » Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:37 pm UTC

K-R wrote:GMail has suddenly decided that Twitter and eBay count as 'spam', and no amount of marking-as-not-spam and custom never-mark-as-spam-from-these-addresses filters will change its mind.

Also PM notification emails from another forum.

Try to set up a custom rule for them?
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Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Postby K-R » Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:15 am UTC

K-R wrote:no amount of...custom never-mark-as-spam-from-these-addresses filters will change its mind.

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Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Postby Zohar » Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:56 pm UTC

Oops, my bad. Have you tried setting everything on fire?
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Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Postby K-R » Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:08 pm UTC

I have not.

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Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Postby K-R » Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:14 am UTC

...and now it's turned off sync for most labels on my phone. And changed all the label colours back to the the default grey. And my phone just went flat in seven hours, of which it was actually in use for maybe fifteen minutes.

I'm also in my fourth month of a search for a power supply for a thing that apparently uses power supplies that don't actually exist.

Technology hates me.

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Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Postby Felstaff » Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:44 am UTC

I have a bone to pick with technology. This is apparently a setting on a Samsung smartphone camera.

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Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Postby Quercus » Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:15 pm UTC

I feel that someone should hack that so it just displays a dialog box with the message "<3 You're Beautiful <3"

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Postby Pfhorrest » Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:17 pm UTC

I don't get it. What do those settings do, automatically photoshop the people in photos taken with that camera?
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Postby SecondTalon » Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:19 pm UTC

Bingo.

Or, at least, that's the theory.
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Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Postby Flumble » Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:01 pm UTC

What if you take a picture of a cat? Or a toilet?

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Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Postby Fractal_Tangent » Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:39 pm UTC

Dear Man Who Pinched My Knee in Spoons,

That was creepy and gross. My favorite part was that you told me that it was father's day coming up soon. I wish I had something witty and biting to say other than a hollow laugh and looking away. You are gross and creepy.

Fuck you,
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Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Postby Deva » Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:47 pm UTC

Flumble wrote:What if you take a picture of a cat? Or a toilet?

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Postby Jumble » Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:48 pm UTC

Deva wrote:
Flumble wrote:What if you take a picture of a cat? Or a toilet?

Cat Photoshop.jpg

Respect.

In other news: another rant required. Apologies to have been quiet of late. I'm a crown servant in a UK policy department. However I’m now no longer covered by purdah, so I can now say to the UK audience what the fuck have we actually all done? I’ve woken up to find I live in a country that is prepared to buy into the politics of 1930s Germany, blame it’s problems on others and embrace fear over hope. I woke to find we really are a country verging onto bigotry and hate. I go to work trying to represent a country on the world stage, that has declared it no longer wants to be relevant on the world stage.

Oh well, I suppose the only positive is it’s going to be interesting watching how the leave campaign makes good on all of its insane and unachievable promises. How it spends all those millions saved from our EU membership on the NHS (and the farmers, (and the fishermen (and the regional funding (and the science funding (and….)))) whilst we go back into recession. How it replaces the cast percentage of agency workers from Europe that keep services like the NHS afloat (apparently brits feel they are above wiping someone else’ bum). How it replaces all of our trading arrangements with deals ‘like Iceland’ when we don’t have Iceland’s wealth, don’t want to pay the subscriptions Iceland is prepared to pay for access to the singles market or allow the freedom of movement that Iceland is prepared to grant. Or how UKIP keeps its name when, inevitably, Scotland (and probably Northern Ireland) leave the union in the near future as they had the foresight not to vote for any of this.

Well done to everyone who really believes that Nigel Farage, Boris Jonson, Michael Gove, Donald Trump, Rupert Murdoch and Vladimir Putin have your best interests at heart. Have fun with that.

Oh, and as I’ve mentioned in the past, I’m a Cornishman. So, Cornwall? You know all that European objective one funding you've been having such a giggle pissing up the wall for years on half baked business ideas and get rich quick schemes? The money you never thought to plan out how to spend effectively to get yourself a sustainable economy?

It's gone. Parties over. Apparently interviews showed you didn't know what the EU did for Cornwall. You are about to find out. Enjoy. And John Pollard? I'm glad you believed the 'assurances' that obviously the future UK government (not the disingenuous chancers you spoke to, as they're all off now) would carry on throwing all that money at you whilst the rest of the country struggles. Let us know how that works out for you.

[EDIT] Apologies for the supplementary rant, but funnily enough I find myself pretty cross at the moment. Apparently, Jeremy Corbyn did all he could. Frankly Jeremy, if that's you doing all you can then please bugger off now. It was pathetic. You damned the EU with faint praise. You didn't participate in the debates. You were basically a tosser. Again. Please just sod off now.
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Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Postby Fractal_Tangent » Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:36 pm UTC

So I was optimistic about Jeremy Corbin and then it turns out that he was about as effective as a chocolate fucking teapot in this whole EU bullshit. Oh, he doesn't want to share a stage with Cameron? Suck it the fuck up and be a professional you otherrudewords. I don't think that Paddy Ashdown and David Cameron are besties and I know a political alliance forged out of necessity so don't think that anyone else believes that occasionally standing on the same side of a battle to take on something quite scary is an issue.

Fucking Donald Trump congratulated us. Nope.
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Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Postby Jumble » Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:59 pm UTC

Fractal_Tangent wrote:So I was optimistic about Jeremy Corbin and then it turns out that he was about as effective as a chocolate fucking teapot in this whole EU bullshit. Oh, he doesn't want to share a stage with Cameron? Suck it the fuck up and be a professional you otherrudewords. I don't think that Paddy Ashdown and David Cameron are besties and I know a political alliance forged out of necessity so don't think that anyone else believes that occasionally standing on the same side of a battle to take on something quite scary is an issue.

Fucking Donald Trump congratulated us. Nope.

Yep.
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Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Postby Sableagle » Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:32 pm UTC

Sableagle wrote:If you can't detect sarcasm or bitterness and can't deal with people commenting on times offensive assumptions have been made about them, you are reading the wrong thread.
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Sableagle wrote:Right. Sorry. Didn't realise that being offended at people assuming I'm a child-molester with a sub-60 IQ because I'm male counts as ME being shitty.
Oh sure, double down on the ableist language here. ... none of that necessitates throwing ... ableist or ... language about.

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:?

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FTFM.

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Postby Sableagle » Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:40 pm UTC

Felstaff wrote:I have a bone to pick with technology. This is apparently a setting on a Samsung smartphone camera.
My camera has a "Beauty" mode as well. Sometimes the wheel gets turned by friction with the bag and I accidentally select that mode. It means I have to take a moment to acknowledge that the camera was unable to find a face to adjust after each photograph, but on the plus side it means the camera doesn't mess around "enriching" the blues and greens or red and yellows or whatever it does in landscape, sunset and whatever other modes.

As for cats, yes, it does also have a mode in which ... I think ... I only have to point at the cat and hold the button halfway down and the camera will automatically take the picture when the cat looks my way. It's got an equivalent for dogs, too.

It doesn't have manual focus, an option to force it to focus at the central 4x4 pixels of the view or a way to force it to take a full 2-second exposure. My old Nikon F55 could do that on 35mm film.

Maybe I should have gone for the DSLR not the Bridge, but given the choice between taking a 200g, £200 bridge camera on two £2000 holidays or taking a 1kg, £2500 DSLR and its 500g, £500 lens collection on one £2000 holiday, I took two holidays ... and probably bought some really good wine and chocolate and local cheese or got myself a new motorcycle with the difference or gave a four-figure sum to a charity or something like that. I don't generally carry a full-size tripod with me, either, despite the improvement in image quality it would allow.
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Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Postby Sableagle » Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:37 am UTC

I am aware that blogspot.co.uk uses cookies.
I am aware that blogspot.co.uk uses cookies.
I am aware that blogspot.co.uk uses cookies.
I am aware that blogspot.co.uk uses cookies.
I am aware that blogspot.co.uk uses cookies.
I am aware that blogspot.co.uk uses cookies.
I am aware that blogspot.co.uk uses cookies.
I am aware that blogspot.co.uk uses cookies.
I am aware that blogspot.co.uk uses cookies.
I am aware that blogspot.co.uk uses cookies.

You'd think by now there'd be a cookie somewhere on my computer that tells the website "DUDE! THIS GUY ALREADY CLICKED THAT NOTIFICATION LIKE A DOZEN TIMES SO STOP TELLING HIM ALREADY!" but no, I still get that pop-up again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again.
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Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Postby New User » Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:09 pm UTC

That's the kind of thing that makes me chose not to revisit a website.

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Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Postby Zohar » Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:24 pm UTC

Yeah google often directs me to the Forbes website (mostly the pop culture/gaming sections) and I actively avoid them because it forces you look at some fucking financial inspirational quote or something for like 10 seconds before you can continue to the article.
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Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Postby addams » Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:23 pm UTC

That's ten seconds you'll never get back.

Your post reminds me of an advert from the Bad Old Days of dial up.
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Postby Zohar » Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:43 pm UTC

Ha ha, yes, I suppose it's not too much of a sacrifice :) But when I'm looking for a quick answer to something, and considering there are alternative websites, there's really not much reason for me to visit the annoying ones.
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Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Postby Felstaff » Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:07 pm UTC

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Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Postby Chen » Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:39 am UTC

Sableagle wrote:I am aware that blogspot.co.uk uses cookies.
I am aware that blogspot.co.uk uses cookies.
I am aware that blogspot.co.uk uses cookies.
I am aware that blogspot.co.uk uses cookies.
I am aware that blogspot.co.uk uses cookies.
I am aware that blogspot.co.uk uses cookies.
I am aware that blogspot.co.uk uses cookies.
I am aware that blogspot.co.uk uses cookies.
I am aware that blogspot.co.uk uses cookies.
I am aware that blogspot.co.uk uses cookies.

You'd think by now there'd be a cookie somewhere on my computer that tells the website "DUDE! THIS GUY ALREADY CLICKED THAT NOTIFICATION LIKE A DOZEN TIMES SO STOP TELLING HIM ALREADY!" but no, I still get that pop-up again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again.


Isn't that due to some EU privacy law that went into effect (or at least started getting enforced) somewhat recently? Those pop-ups all tend to be from EU sites from what I've noticed.

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Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Postby Flumble » Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:18 pm UTC

Actually, it's been in effect (and not restricted to cookies) since 2002.
Though I haven't seen any of those before the Netherlands adopted kind of the same law in 2012.

However, the thing with blogspot is that the blogs can operate on various domains —including notatallagoogle.site, for which it definitely makes sense to ask for consent— but google —as anoying as they want to be— also shows that banner for every single subdomain of blogspot.

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Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Postby addams » Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:13 pm UTC

Flumble wrote:Actually, it's been in effect (and not restricted to cookies) since 2002.
Though I haven't seen any of those before the Netherlands adopted kind of the same law in 2012.

However, the thing with bloodspot is that the blogs can operate on various domains —including notatallagoogle.site, for which it definitely makes sense to ask for consent— but google —as anoying as they want to be— also shows that banner for every single subdomain of blogspot.

(shrug) Interesting reading.
The article is technology neutral, not naming any specific technological means which may be used to store data, but applies to any information that a website causes to stored in a user's browser. This reflects the EU legislator’s desire to leave the regime of the directive open to future technological developments.

Some of it reads like poetry to me.
The EU legislator has a desire.
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For what?
A beautiful tomorrow.
enough information so that a user can give their informed consent

nattering:
Spoiler:
informed consent

Informed Consent: The difference between Sex and Rape.
The difference between Medical Treatment and Torture.
Computercriminaliteit

(oh, sigh; deep breath)
Nope. I can't read it.
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Long ago, I was exposed to languages other than English.
I was able to read at the level of an elementary school child.

Not by taking classes.
But; By it soaking in through my skin.

I've forgotten, or lost 'the knack'.
Sucks for me.

I set my computer up in Dutch.
It is causing me small problems.

I've forgotten how to read Dutch.
I can't read well enough to change it back.
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Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Postby Neil_Boekend » Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:37 pm UTC

addams wrote:I set my computer up in Dutch.
It is causing me small problems.

I've forgotten how to read Dutch.
I can't read well enough to change it back.

If you pm me a readable picture of your problem I can try to help? Dutch is my native language.
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Postby Sableagle » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:19 pm UTC

Flumble wrote:google also shows that banner for every single subdomain of blogspot
... independently, so if you read five blogs on the same site, you get that banner for each blog.

I'm thinking I should find a mirror of the blog on a site that also deals in some really dodgy stuff like ... er ... self portraits with spliffs or something, just so I can keep up with developments without having that banner in the way five times.
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Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Postby addams » Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:44 pm UTC

Neil_Boekend wrote:
addams wrote:I set my computer up in Dutch.
It is causing me small problems.

I've forgotten how to read Dutch.
I can't read well enough to change it back.

If you pm me a readable picture of your problem I can try to help? Dutch is my native language.

Thank you, Neal;
It should be easy, enough.
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Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Postby Neil_Boekend » Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:25 am UTC

addams wrote:
Neil_Boekend wrote:
addams wrote:I set my computer up in Dutch.
It is causing me small problems.

I've forgotten how to read Dutch.
I can't read well enough to change it back.

If you pm me a readable picture of your problem I can try to help? Dutch is my native language.

Thank you, Neal;
It should be easy, enough.
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Where are the settings for language on a little Mac?
I'm not very adventurous, when it comes to my little Mac.

I'm not a mac expert, so I kinda hope there will be somebody with the appropriate knowledge to do this. I also have no mac to try things on, so even if I found something I couldn't verify it. I'm terribly sorry.
There are probably some Dutch folk that are way more experienced in this than I am, maybe you could post this in Faid Fleeting Thoughts or ask for help in The Help Desk?
Or you could try this guide to changing the language. I can't verify if it works, but it seems straightforward.
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Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Postby addams » Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:21 pm UTC

Thank you, Neal.

How about an Angry Nattering?
Where Is The Electrical Tape??
I lost my Electrical Tape!!

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I had two.
One for the car.
One for the box.

That stuff is so Useful.
What good is it to Have a Thing,
if I can't Find that Thing to use.

The first rule of finding a Thing is to look Where it belongs.
The Thing usually appears in short order.

The second rule of finding a thing is to clean up a bit.
As Things are put in their place, the Thing does, too.

The third rule, these days, is to give up and Pray to St. Anthony.
St. Antony, if you are up there,
Electrical Tape is both useful and needful .
Please, return it to me.
(sigh) Amen


I found another way to complete
The Task without Electrical Tape.

I had been gifted with Gorilla Tape.
So, .. I used Gorilla Tape, not Electrical Tape.

It will be interesting to watch.
Will the Gorilla Tape function as well as Electrical Tape functions?

Now, I need a Nap.
I'm tired from searching for the Electrical Tape.
I think very poorly of me, when I am sloppy and lose my tools.
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Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Postby Neil_Boekend » Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:10 pm UTC

I'm glad you solved it.
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Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Postby Angua » Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:08 pm UTC

Why the fuck am I in a job which forces me to move cities every year, deal with HRs that can't be bothered to calculate how much I'll be earning, and take forever to fill out the bloody reference, so when I get told that I've failed I don't have the time to say that it's wrong.

I am spending 2/3s of the year earning 40% above my salary and 1/3 earning 50%. WHY THE FUCK DID YOU NOT ADD THIS IN WHEN THEY ASKED YOU HOW MUCH I'M EARNING NEXT YEAR??????????????????????????????????????

Edit - apparently this is normal as banding may be 'subject to change'
Which is ridiculous - a banded job is never going to be less than 40% (because less than 40% banding doesn't exist - the next step down is unbanded) so you might as well put down for 40%. They aren't suddenly going to get rid of all your OOH working halfway through the year.
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Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Postby Sableagle » Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:56 pm UTC

Today Yesterday I learned that ... umm ... well, I learned stuff about our receptionist. This is over here in angry natterings rather than in "Today I Learned" because I wouldn't want someone to think they're in a safe, innocent, knowledge-filled thread and get a faceful of this.

"It smells like Indians in here."
"Indians? Indian meals, plural, or Indian people?"
"Both, they smell like curry, because when you eat curry it comes out of your pores. I have them at the weekends and it's not attractive."
"You have what, Indian meals or Indian men?"
"I can't remember what I do at the weekend. If you wake up and you can't remember what you've done, that means you've had a good time, right?"
"That or someone slipped some Rohypnol into your drink."
"I don't mind."
"You don't mind if someone slips some Rohypnol into your drink?"
"It' be alright."
"I'm telling your boyfriend you said that."

I wonder whether it'd be appropriate to wear latex gloves whenever I go into the front office.
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Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Postby addams » Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:22 am UTC

Sableagle wrote:Today Yesterday I learned that ... umm ... well, I learned stuff about our receptionist. This is over here in angry natterings rather than in "Today I Learned" because I wouldn't want someone to think they're in a safe, innocent, knowledge-filled thread and get a faceful of this.

"It smells like Indians in here."
"Indians? Indian meals, plural, or Indian people?"
"Both, they smell like curry, because when you eat curry it comes out of your pores. I have them at the weekends and it's not attractive."
"You have what, Indian meals or Indian men?"
"I can't remember what I do at the weekend. If you wake up and you can't remember what you've done, that means you've had a good time, right?"
"That or someone slipped some Rohypnol into your drink."
"I don't mind."
"You don't mind if someone slips some Rohypnol into your drink?"
"It' be alright."
"I'm telling your boyfriend you said that."

I wonder whether it'd be appropriate to wear latex gloves whenever I go into the front office.

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Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Postby doogly » Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:03 pm UTC

Slipping someone rhohypnol and feeding them curry sounds like an odd way to spend a weekend.
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Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Postby New User » Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:12 pm UTC

I'm annoyed that software developers decided that an intuitive interface means having icons with vague shapes, so I have to guess what the icon stands for, usually by activating things at random and then trying to determine what I've done.

I'm annoyed that tech developers decided that touch screens are great for everyone. I'm annoyed that software developers now integrate touch screen interface into their products, even when not necessary such as when the same software is available on a device with unused buttons, thus leaving the buttons unused and forcing the user to use the touch screen instead.

I'm annoyed that I can use a product and notice a glaring flaw within hours or days, when I know a company had engineers spend months designing and testing it.

Many of these annoyances have arisen from or have been exacerbated by my use of video games and peripherals over the past few years. Still, these problems are by no means limited to video games, nor even to entertainment.

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Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Postby addams » Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:18 pm UTC

New User wrote:I'm annoyed that software developers decided that an intuitive interface means having icons with vague shapes, so I have to guess what the icon stands for, usually by activating things at random and then trying to determine what I've done.

I think, I understand.
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intuitive interface means having icons with vague shapes,
so I have to guess what the icon stands for,
usually by activating things at random and then trying to determine what I've done


I need to have a little guidance.
I can't, just, read the manual.
I can't guess what might happen.

I'm not angry.
I'm frightened.
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Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Postby Flumble » Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:24 pm UTC

I hate it when companies make delivery promises that they can't/don't keep. :x Even worse when it's the delivery service itself:
[quote=https://my.dhlparcel.nl/#/shipment/new/receiver]Geef je pakket op een werkdag vóór 16.00 uur af, dan streven wij ernaar het binnen 24 uur te bezorgen[/quote]
"hand over your package before 16:00 and we'll try to deliver it within 24 hours". So I just got a notification after more than 24 hours that they've accepted the package. I guess it'll take them another full day, or three (because the weekend starts before the package arrives at the distribution centre), before they manage to actually deliver the package.


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