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Was he planning to lift the entire vehicle with one Jack?
Flip knows. When I opened bonnet to show the vin plate that showed front axle was under that then it was torque settings.

They were having a moan when the phone was ringing at 8:28 saying weren't open till 8:30.

There were also two customers who turned up just after me so they weren't exactly desperate for work, just one of those having to do it outside on jack's in the drizzle jobs they didn't want.

ATS have got them for same price and they are really sound in Accy.
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Very much a First World Problem...but I am getting royally pissed off at the bug introduced in the last update to Spotify.

Whenever I press play now there's what seems to be about a 20% chance of the volume immediately jumping to 100%.  It's made me jump several times with headphones on over the last few days.

This afternoon however it did the same thing when I was hooked up to the stereo - all 350W RMS of it.

I reckon I levitated a good two feet off the ground - as did the sofa, armchair, both dogs and it felt like the foundations of the house.  It's astonishing how long it took me to find the volume control when that happened (phone was launched into low earth orbit so it was well out of reach).

Absolutely scared the living daylights of me.  Was leaning on one of the speakers...one of these buggers...

(The ones to the left...the one on the right is a Pioneer CS-585 and basically a standard classic hi-fi speaker size)

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A: Scared the living daylights out of me.

B: Honestly felt like I'd had the wind knocked out of me.

😄 Um...that was meant to say C and a colon...but the stupid fscking editor has made it into a stupid bloody smily thing which I now can't delete apparently.  Yeah...C - Virtually everything in here that was just leaning against the walls (this room is a bit of a dumping ground) ended up on the floor.

My ears have just about stopped ringing now.

Yeah...if they could fix that bloody bug I'd be most grateful.

I've had words with the rest of the family about leaving the master volume on the stereo in there that high too...

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29 minutes ago, Zelandeth said:

C: Virtually everything in here that was just leaning against the walls (this room is a bit of a dumping ground) ended up on the floor

fixed that for you :) 

 

I find when the stupid editor turns something into a smily when you dont want it to, if you delete the smily then type the thing again it normally gets the message you dont want it to be a smily

as for actually deleting said smily you need to hit backspace about 3 times before the because when you hit backspace the first time, theres a hidden space that gets nuked, then when you hit it a 2nd time, it for some bazar reason just highlights it in a blue box, then 3rd times a charm and normally nukes it

(sometimes it will still auto convert the moment you hit post but going into edit and nuking it again normally does the trick)

although im doing this from luxury of an actual computer, not tested it on a mobile device

 

Im pretty sure this auto emoji thing has something to do with the text eating bug too, as I noticed the moment the bug is primed, smileys stop auto converting...

 

(PS the laughing reaction is for your amusing description of the events :) )

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31 minutes ago, LightBulbFun said:

fixed that for you :) 

 

I find when the stupid editor turns something into a smily when you dont want it to, if you delete the smily then type the thing again it normally gets the message you dont want it to be a smily

as for actually deleting said smily you need to hit backspace about 3 times before the because when you hit backspace the first time, theres a hidden space that gets nuked, then when you hit it a 2nd time, it for some bazar reason just highlights it in a blue box, then 3rd times a charm and normally nukes it

(sometimes it will still auto convert the moment you hit post but going into edit and nuking it again normally does the trick)

although im doing this from luxury of an actual computer, not tested it on a mobile device

 

Im pretty sure this auto emoji thing has something to do with the text eating bug too, as I noticed the moment the bug is primed, smileys stop auto converting...

 

(PS the laughing reaction is for your amusing description of the events :) )

Yeah, that works on desktop...not a chance on mobile.  I can delete text either side of it but not the thing itself.  Highlighted or otherwise it's apparently indelible.  I can move it up or down and around the page by manipulating the text around it, but not delete it.  I've even tried selecting and cutting it but it gets copied rather than cut.

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On 8/20/2008 at 12:40 PM, Milford Cubicle said:

Selfish drivers who wait until they're practically past you before dipping their headlights. :evil:

And those who dip their lights until they're right just in front of you then on full beam in your face.

And those who's headlights just dazzle you no matter if they are on dip or not.

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5 minutes ago, Tim_E said:

And those who dip their lights until they're right just in front of you then on full beam in your face.

And those who's headlights just dazzle you no matter if they are on dip or not.

Try driving around in an E36 (other small 1990s saloon cars are available).

I was out in it yesterday and just about everything else has its headlights at my eye level. Even on dipped they still dazzle me!

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I'm grumpy with myself.

I saw two towbars for my Mondeo on the eBay so knowing that I am very able to mis read words or mis understand words, not sure which, I very carefully went to order the one from the hatchback which I have and not the one from the estate, which i don't have.

So that's what I did. I very carefully ordered the one for the estate. Because I know I can get these this muddled up.

You see my error?

Now I have to drill new bolt holes next to old bolt holes, not ideal.

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2 hours ago, Tim_E said:

And those who dip their lights until they're right just in front of you then on full beam in your face.

And those who's headlights just dazzle you no matter if they are on dip or not.

When driving to work at 5:45AM in the last couple of days, more people didn't dip their headlights at all, than actually dipping them when they saw me. Seeing what's ahead of you in pitch darkness is overrated anyway...

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16 hours ago, MikeR said:

They need a warning about unexpected erections for when Princess Aura is on the screen. Christ, she was fit. Who after watching that film thought 'Yeah, that bird who played Dale Arden was a bit of alright'. 

Answer, nobody. They were all thinking of Ornella Muti tied down on that table in that tight red outfit.

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5 minutes ago, Aston Martin said:

I'm aware I feature highly on the wanky-cunt scale.

But, people with 4D number plates and anyone who uses the term 4D number plate,

 

Am I allowed to wallop them in the head with a lump hammer?

I honestly thought I was the only one that thought that.

They dont look right and when dark cannot really see them properly.

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On 12/22/2020 at 2:33 PM, Spiny Norman said:

Last time I was in a National Tyres in Glasgow the staff had their junkie mates in smoking weed in the workshop and they left huge oily footprints all over the car's pale grey carpets. 

They make Kwikfit look like a professional organisation.

They took a day and a half to fit two tyres for me once, will never use them again. Bunch of inept cunts. Which branch was it?

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3 hours ago, Fumbler said:

Our Christmas present from the government is moving from tier 2 to tier 4 on Boxing Day. College is going into tier 3 at the same time which invalidates the plans and advice they sent me yesterday. Great...

 

2 hours ago, High Jetter said:

We're going from T3 to T4 as well. Not a significant change in our household, but less customers at work, going by previous lockdowns.

Oh yeah, well we’re already in tier 4 so there. Beat ya!

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Haynes are stopping publishing their infamous books of lies.....

Since John Haynes died the company has been sold out to some outfit what does publishing on line only, so no more paper books.

I cannot help thinking that the writings been on the wall for a while for the HBoL.

especially given how there isn't one for that avensis thing we bought.

but repair books on line, well that won't  fly, at least not for me.

having to deal with a broken car, and something on the fuckin' interweb, AT THE SAME TIME??

well that will not end well, not end well at all.

 

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On 12/21/2020 at 7:11 PM, sierraman said:

At work we’ve got a WhatsApp group, I’ve left it today because I’m absolutely sick to death of the constant news feed about what’s not working for someone or ‘how do I do this’. It’s boring and adds nothing to my life whatsoever, I’ve got WhatsApp to keep in touch with friends and family not a constant ticker of boring work updates. 

Ours is a bit more sensible. During the last trip away -

"What bar are you guys in?"

"The one by the restaurant"

"Is it any good?"

"Buy one, get one free beer"

"That sounds good"

"You should pop over"

"But I like the one with the comfy sofas better"

"Why, is the beer cheap?"

"No. But its full of Russian hookers"

"Order a round, we'll be there in 2 minutes"

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