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  #2587264 18-Oct-2020 22:07
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This:

 

 

 

 

happening every time I sit down with the laptop. I've had to learn to type leaning over 90 degrees.

 

 

(This could simultaneously be posted to the ... makes you smile thread).

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  #2587721 19-Oct-2020 13:08
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freitasm:

When you visited the in-laws and they mention their Sony A1 Android TV is not connected to the Internet and nothing is streaming. Sure enough, connected to WiFi again - nothing. Plugged an ethernet cable - nothing.


Factory reset the TV and all connections start working again. But then you have to install app updates, install apps, login again (with a remote control, which is worse than typing a SMS using a T9 keyboard on a small feature phone) and so on...


An hour spent on this today.




The last month or so my Vodafone box has been getting flakey taking down all Internet access requiring a power cycle but my sony a1 refuses to reestablish connection either by ethernet or WiFi and I have to reset/reboot it but thankfully not factory reset...

 
 
 
 


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  #2587726 19-Oct-2020 13:14
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When the supermarket moves stuff around.

 

Took me twice as long to shop today as had to double-back several times.

 

It's annoying enough at any time, but surely in a covid world, we need to be able to get in and out as quickly as possible.





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  #2587741 19-Oct-2020 13:50
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kiwifidget:

 

When the supermarket moves stuff around.

 

Took me twice as long to shop today as had to double-back several times.

 

It's annoying enough at any time, but surely in a covid world, we need to be able to get in and out as quickly as possible.

 

 

And Bunnings.





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  #2587750 19-Oct-2020 13:57
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Having to go and have DAILY blood tests!


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  #2587776 19-Oct-2020 14:10
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msukiwi:

Having to go and have DAILY blood tests!



And you keep getting the newbie that can’t find the vein, and the veins decide they’ve had enough and hide, and they then stick a drippy wet hot towel on your arm to entice the vein out again and it drips on to your clothes so you feel cold and wet.

A nurse told me to be sure and drink plenty before a blood test so the veins are pumped up.

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  #2587841 19-Oct-2020 16:08
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Eva888: And you keep getting the newbie that can’t find the vein

 

 

Or it's done by Stevie Wonder, and you end up black and blue all over the place.

 
 
 
 


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  #2588149 20-Oct-2020 10:42
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Keep warm, wear long pants and long sleeve shirt.
When tourniquet placed, hold your arm down below level of heart if laying down. Ie over the edge of the bed.

Really work your forearm muscles to maximise muscle activity which increases co2 H+ and acts as potent vasodilator. Dont rush to plunge needle in

Source: Sticking lines in people for more than 20 years on a daily basis, including those trying to die on me.

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  #2589975 21-Oct-2020 18:35
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DHL Non Express shipping.

 

Shipped from the USA on 7th October. Took 2 weeks to leave the US, and won't arrive here till 4th November apparently.

 

DHL today told me my parcel could go to as many as 8 countries before it gets here.

 

*Why* in the name of all that is holy?! *How* can that be cheaper.

 

I could have swum to the US and got it by now!

 

If they had been sold on Amazon I would have had it <7 days.


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  #2589978 21-Oct-2020 18:56
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networkn:

 

DHL Non Express shipping.

 

Shipped from the USA on 7th October. Took 2 weeks to leave the US, and won't arrive here till 4th November apparently.

 

DHL today told me my parcel could go to as many as 8 countries before it gets here.

 

*Why* in the name of all that is holy?! *How* can that be cheaper.

 

I could have swum to the US and got it by now!

 

If they had been sold on Amazon I would have had it <7 days.

 

 

That's how international airfreight works. High priority (more expensive) freight gets on the plane first then the balance of capacity gets back filled with cheaper freight. There's capacity problems everywhere at the moment.

 

RPK (Revenue Per Kilometer) is king, especially in the current situation


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  #2590127 22-Oct-2020 09:01
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I'm currently using an app that updates a file as soon as you open it, storing 'last opened time' and other ephemeral data, causing our version control system to think there are 'real' changes that should be checked in. Grr.


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  #2590241 22-Oct-2020 14:41
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My new boss's management style. 

 

Micro-management from afar...so much fun. 





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  #2590281 22-Oct-2020 15:54
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Carefully going through all the new Apple things, Fold things and so on and being entirely unable to come up with any justification for buying a single one of them!!





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  #2590307 22-Oct-2020 16:20
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Geektastic: Carefully going through all the new Apple things, Fold things and so on and being entirely unable to come up with any justification for buying a single one of them!!

 

One of my pet peeves! 

 

I'm like that with most shiny things...





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  #2590373 22-Oct-2020 19:37
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Geektastic: being entirely unable to come up with any justification for buying a single one of them!!

 

 

Funny, I get that with all Apple things.

 

 

In fact it apples to most things that aren't woodworking tools or test equipment.

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