Well today Mr Daisy and I popped out briefly so I could buy a few bits for my almost complete shed. Pics soon I promise! Anyway we too doggie with us. We had to leave her for ten to fifteen minutes in the van. So we left windows down several inches. Parked in a shady spot and filled her travel bowl with water which I left on my seat for her. Well when we returned we found she had decided to lie on the collapsible bowl which must have been nice and cool for her. The only problem was I got a very wet Bum on driving home.......
Last Edit: Jun 11, 2016 21:12:04 GMT by lazydaisy: autocorrect......
Omg fucking computers. I use adblocker cos things with ads take forevef to load, I dont care about the ads just hurry up. But no, adblocker is its own special annoyehce. Plus wtf 5 times, FIVE TIMES I tried to ad one more brexit cartoon tk ky post, it said it had copied from pinterest, which itself was a faff because omg why cant you save frpom instagram? So I tediously pinned to pinterest then saved to stupidtinytablet because I wanted to share with y'all, but last ond said saved but not showing in my files. Where'd you go brexit cartoon? So maybe I just copy n paste link hmm? But no tiny tablet is not in the mood for pasting into a adblocked site, tho why and wtf?
So I could just use chrome but ads, so slow.
or maybe use computer instead of something with a screen abouf the size of half a slicd of toast and words thd size of a miniture postage stamp in a dolls house.
but laptop not in the mood for conndcting to wifi, which is a shame cos soo much easier.
Sorry rant. Gonna starg using smoke signals m'kay.
well shit. I just banged my glasses and now one of the lenses is sort of not quite in right. not quite falling out either, but I can't get it back in.
so now i'm gonna spend the next forever worrying that my glasses will fall apart at some inopportune moment.
double peeve is I was at the opticians just this very afternoon, but couldn't decide from the hundreds of glasses available so said i'll come back....
I don't have a spare pair. my spare pair are my last pair and they are as out of focus as not wearing them at all....
So yes, I went into an optician's establishment a few weeks ago. It was just out of curiosity to see what sort of frames were on offer since my present glasses are fine for now but .......
How does a bod know if the frames suit them if they can't see themselves in a mirror when they try them on? For one thing it's a teeny tiny mirror the size of a postcard and for another I can't see without my glasses! I can vaguely see a blurry fuzzy me wearing a pair of frames with no lenses in them but that's all..... I can't think of a third other. There probably is one but I can't think of it.
I may have moaned about my computer here .....if not MOAN! Something has been filling up all my disc space. 21gb disc reduced to mere kb`s in a matter of two weeks...... defrag and disc clean released a few mb`s but that was all. So finally snapped my temper and took it along to a repair shop. So the very nice man said let's take a look....I expect you have stored masses of pictures and music and downloaded films.
No I havn`t. So he takes a look and says.... oh no you havn`t have you? Less of half my disc space is shown as full but I had 243kb free!
So it has been left with them and he says it could be a bit of a challenge to discover why this keeps happening. I hope they can. Meanwhile I am back on tablet hybrid thing which used to freeze inexplicably and you had to wait for charge to run down as nothing would do anything then.....
So far coming here has been a whole lot easier though so not all bad.
Daisy... I have yet to decide if its "operator error" (a long used maintenance mans term for those thing that cannot be otherwise explained) or simply bad luck in choosing frustrating electronic crap machines. But I do hope the good doctor can diagnose and cure your memory problems without resorting to major surgery and major trauma to your wallet!
Well computer doc`s have given it the treatment. It was virus free. It looks like the culprit might have been Bing news which was pre installed on the gizmo. A bit like not chucking out old newspapers it was storing the news pages to the c drive. So Bing news has gone as I only ever glanced at it preferring to get my news from the Grauniad web page and the Indie. So I will go and collect it tomorrow and give it a whiz and hope the problem is gone.
well hopefully that has sorted the problem for you.
thast interesting cos my new puter has come with windows 10 and that bing nonsense. i'v just figured out how to replace it with google as my default browser, already a thousand times better at actually finding stuff, but if I start getting storage issues then at least I know to look if bing is stashing stuff away behind the sofa
Post by Violent Limodore on Sept 9, 2016 7:31:47 GMT
Well, I'm seeing it a bit more sunny now. We've all gotten new job descriptions, and it's all a bit idiotic. Most people (also those, like me, that have always worked autonomous on complex matters), have now a job decription that says that they need direct supervision and can decide practically nothing by themselves What the fuck?! And then they built a new 'salary house' based on these new job descriptions. Yeah, right.
Would the world really go to pots if we chucked everything and lived like the lilies in the field?
Post by Violent Limodore on Sept 9, 2016 7:36:16 GMT
I'm not even the worst off. There's people in whose job description it says 'under daily supervision' (A-level) or 'under weekly supervision' (B-level).
Mine just says something about 'working within clear rules and always having ready access to advice (from my immense number of superiors, I suppose). Anyway, the person that's supposed to become my (and my colleagues) coordinator or whatever, that job still has a vacancy, or not even that yet. There'll be a vacancy for it in the future, so for now we are still fit to work without supervision, as I have done for 20+ years, and my colleague for about 3 years (before that I was the supervisor). Anyway. Insane.
I suppose this shoult have gone in the rant threat, but I don't know if we have one already.
Post by Violent Limodore on Sept 9, 2016 7:49:04 GMT
But to come to a conclusion, as I said: I see it more sunny now. Actually, a coordinator doing all the planning shit, and telling me - hopefully: ASKING me - to edit this, to lay-out that, etc. ... might just be relaxed. So I'm going to accept the offer, while also reminding our management of the special agreements that we've made 1.5 years ago because of my (not so good) health situation. Working a lot from home, needing a quiet workspace, no deadlines, no working overtime, concentrating on editorial work, etc. That goes nicely with having a supervisor who coordinates all the work for our (very) small department.
Anyway, we all keep our current salary. Except that if you have a higher salary than the highest leven in the new salary scale, you cannot grow further. But I was at the top of the scale anyway. So who cares really... except for ego stuff, wanting to get some respect for the work that I've done for the company in the past instead of this nitwit job description.
Any job can be frustrating and drag one down bur yours does not sound so bad Violent ......
Here in rural Ontario any job is a good job in that for the average Joe they are all but impossible to find and although our cost of living is MUCH lower than in that concrete jungle they call Toronto one still has to put food on the table. My son has been looking for full time (or ANY) work now for several years with little success, I would like to give him hell for not working but looking at the listings unless you are a heath professional or have 'management' experience then you must just join the que for the few labour jobs that remain. Its the old 'you need experience to get a job but how do you get experience without having a job'!
Years ago like our friend Daisy I became frustrated (read pissed off) with working for others and like her went 'self employed' and also like her found that whist its great to have a nice boss the the bugger did not always pay regularly. I did manage to secure a long term contract for a while which improved that little problem for a few years, it also provided the bonus of free beer so I was reluctant to leave but stress finally got to me.
All I am going to say is that now retired and on a VERY modest government pension my current job of sitting on my arse in front of my computer talking to you lot and regularly putting off little jobs like mowing the grass and such whilst a small but regular stipend arrives in my bank account each month is one that I can handle.
you know vl and her comrades could have a wage increase if the company wasn't looking a pay someone to supervise them when it seems everyone is doing just fine without a supervisor!! its typical corporate wankery.
bring on the annual (or more) reviews in which you have to prove how good you are at your job and how you can improve. although of course if you were doing a shit job what kinda of supervisor or manager would let you carry on for a year or so until review time, hmm.
omg this kinda stuff winds me up. i'd start looking for another job vl. or go freelance. do the same job for them but at a higher rate!