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|>>|| No. 418313
>What is happening in your life?
Maybe I should rephrase my question.
|>>|| No. 418314
I'm moving house in a few weeks. It's bloody hard work just thinking about it.
|>>|| No. 418323
We are moving into new offices in the same building this week. So we literally have to schlep everything but the kitchen sink up three floors. The small things like chairs, filing cabinets and various office appliances fit in the lift, but items like two 8 ft long solid wood meeting room table tops have required four of us at a time moving each of them up via the staircase.
I'm still not exactly sure why we didn't just rent additional space on our old floor. It is nice to now be in the part of the building that borders right on the coveted rooftop terrace. But I wonder if it was worth the effort of moving everything up three floors. Then again, maybe all the coffee breaks that we will spend outside in the sun overlooking the city from now on will make it worthwhile.
|>>|| No. 418331
I've just hacked together a USB charging cable for my old Gameboy Advance, so I'm pretty pleased with myself.
I've got a real one coming from Amazon but I was desperate to lay in bed playing some Pokemon. I have a slight obsession for playing old games like that in the fully nostalgic way, rather than just with an emulator on my phone. The rubbish speaker and weird old front-lit LCD screen is just part of the feeling that it's missing without.
I wish I had a CRT telly so I could play megadrive games again.
|>>|| No. 418345
> I have a slight obsession for playing old games like that in the fully nostalgic way, rather than just with an emulator on my phone.
You should take a look at the Lazy Game Reviews channel on youtube. The lad there does just that in his reviews of vintage console and DOS games.
|>>|| No. 418357
I'm often told I'm a bit odd, but I've always enjoyed office moves and stuff like that.
As long as you haven't got arthritis or anything, and they're not asking you to do it outside of work hours with no pay, then what's not to like?
|>>|| No. 418360
Oh, don't get me wrong, it has been fun in its own way. The whole atmosphere has been much more relaxed than our typical workdays.
The problem is, we really have a fair bit to do at the moment, with project deadlines still before the peak of summer holiday season. We are going to have to get caught up on all of that on Thursday and Friday, and then possibly work at home this weekend. So no, technically it's not unpaid after hours work we have been doing since Monday morning, but the lost work time we will have to make up for could end up being exactly that.
Our boss has always said he'd love to have our offices adjacent to the rooftop terrace, and then the company that was in what are now our new rooms suddenly went tits up at the end of May, so my boss lost no time and phoned facility management the next day to tell them he wanted to move. There was apparently sort of an unofficial waiting list, but the other two or three competing companies inside our building either would have needed more space or less, so it worked out for us in the end. Our space situation was getting slightly crammed anyway, so now we've got about 400 sq ft more than we did on the old floor three stories down. Which should be a good fit for us at this point in time.
|>>|| No. 418381
Puppy chewed my glasses. Are same-day opticians appointments no longer a thing? People were offering me slots in a week's time, ffs.
|>>|| No. 418384
I still have luck oftentimes ringing up doctor's offices if they can "squeeze me in" that day. Most of the time, they will tell you you can come but that you will have to be prepared to wait two or three hours.
Also, I have a bad back and when it acts up again and ibuprofen doesn't do the job, I go into A&E and tell them I had a sequestrated lumbar disc hernia a few years ago (that's pretty much the grand daddy of disc hernias, short of being paralysed), at which point I will get sympathetic looks from the orthopedist and all the prescription strength pain relievers I want.
|>>|| No. 418385
How old were the lenses? If they were within the last year, you might as well just buy another set of specs. If you're sure for another test in the next few months, get the cheapest ones you can lay your hands on and keep them as a second pair when you get proper ones.
If you can't see well enough to get to work and do your job, call in sick as you may pose a risk to yourself and others.
|>>|| No. 418396
>If you can't see well enough to get to work and do your job, call in sick as you may pose a risk to yourself and others.
Elf and safety, innit.
|>>|| No. 418405
Looking at last minute package holidays. The Canaries look tempting.
|>>|| No. 418408
Lenses must be at least five years old, and I've got old and long sighted in the meantime, hence the reluctance to dig out an ancient prescription. Christ, maybe bifocals beckon, but I really don't like that idea. I'm a shambling fuckwit at the best of times - variable lenses depending on angle strikes me as guaranteed carnage. Even wearing a hat means I forget that the world above me exists and I continuously bash my head into things. Not knowing where my arms are would be worse.
(and far from Arndale, but thanks, m80)
|>>|| No. 418415
Sounds like you're due for a test. Since you're long rather than short, if you know your prescription and can get away with it pick up some cheapo reading glasses. They're shit, but they'll get you through the week or two until your new set are ready.
Also, protip for anyone that didn't already know, collect new glasses on a Friday or Saturday if you can. I'm very short sighted, and it typically takes me a day or two to adjust every time.
|>>|| No. 418421
I hope I never need glasses. They sound like a proper pain in the arse.
|>>|| No. 418423
I'm blind as a bat without my contact lenses, but I would never get laser surgery.
I've had contacts since age 16 and I never really had many problems with them, so I see no reason really.
|>>|| No. 418425
Got a cancellation today, so new glasses inbound.
Can't do the reading glasses thing, as my prescription is almost all cylinder, no sphere.
And hell no, to LASIK. Far too high a probability of permanent uncorrectable obtrusive damage. While my eyes may be shit without a bit of plastic in front of the, they're great when they're corrected. I've also heard enough things bounce off my lenses (or splatter on to them) that I really feel uncomfortable when not protected. Glasses forever.
|>>|| No. 418426
> Far too high a probability of permanent uncorrectable obtrusive damage.
My granddad was developing a glaucoma in his right eye as he got towards his 80s. He told me once, "Anon, your eyes are the most precious gift you will ever own. Guard them well!".
I keep remembering that. I always wear high-quality UV blocking sunglasses when the sun is out, and I switched to UV blocking contact lenses as well a few years ago. My eyesight may be shit without my contact lenses, but with them, my eye doctor has said, I have the eyes of an eagle. Apparently, around ten percent of the population have an unusually high resolution of the retina, which is what I also have. So it's a bit as if the rest of the population sees the world in HD, and I see it in 4K.
Anyway, my point is, I am far too worried that I could spoil that with botched LASIK. Everything I have heard about it so far and from the experiences that friends have told me who have had it done, nothing quite sways me to have it done on my eyes as well.
|>>|| No. 418428
The complication rate is unreasonably high for what is basically a cosmetic procedure. I'd feel like a right tit if I permanently fucked my eyes out of vanity.
You can order a cheapo pair of glasses online for less than £20. If you need glasses to drive, it's a good idea to keep a spare pair in the glovebox.
|>>|| No. 418431
> You can order a cheapo pair of glasses online for less than £20
Depends on his prescription and his tolerance for coke bottle lenses. The minimum I can expect to pay for a pair of Chinese glasses is about £75 for glasses where the lenses jut out of a plastic frame, or £113 if I want them thin enough to be more or less flush with the frame. If i got £20 glasses the lenses would be so thick they'd probably hit my eyes.
I've also looked into LASIK/PRK but the complications worry me. Not just blindness, but the more common side effects like dry eyes and seeing starbursts and halos around light sources at night. I already have all that shit and I wouldn't want it getting any worse. I wish there were better options out there but it seems to me that we're basically stuck with ever-improving technology from the 1970s until we're advanced enough to safely replace eyes with healthy new ones growns from stem cells.
|>>|| No. 418434
>but the more common side effects like dry eyes and seeing starbursts and halos around light sources at night.
I had a swollen cornea once from overwearing my contact lenses. That is, I was working crazy hours at the time and barely got six hours of sleep at night. Which meant I often wore my contact lenses 18 hours a day. And if you do that every day for some time, a side effect can be an irritation of the cornea and then a swelling. Which isn't painful besides an occasional itching sensation, but, and this is my point, you see halos around light sources and other bright objects. It's very irritating and certainly not something I'd want to have permanently as a side effect of laser surgery.
|>>|| No. 418439
>seeing starbursts and halos around light sources at night.
I'm glasseslesslad, and I get that quite strongly. Are my eyes actually fucked?
|>>|| No. 418442
I really want to fly to a certain eastern European country to make a passionate gesture to this bird (verified not a honeytrap) but there's no way I can afford it.
|>>|| No. 418445
>to make a passionate gesture to this bird
Is this what the kids are calling it now eh
|>>|| No. 418448
The lesbian couple in the flat next door have just adopted a baby. They were sitting on their balcony last night with the baby, and told me they were now proud parents.
I was really only under the impression that they were flatmates up until now, not really having had much contact with them since they moved in. But a few things now make more sense.
Good on them. They seem like they will make nice parents.
|>>|| No. 418456
I've realised that corn on the cob is a perfectly good snack food.
|>>|| No. 418555
HAD A WANK OVA GIRLS NO BRAS NO NICKAS. SAW FANNIES AND NIPS OUT FLUTTERIN BREEZE WHOOPS SAW YER BUM CHEEKY FLIRT SUMMER NIPS POKIN OUT I'M 24 HARD AS WOOD LUV SPUNK LIKE A VOLCANO
|>>|| No. 418776
My Audi sat nav DVD is showing early signs of disc rot. I just tried to take a few pictures of it, but it doesn't show up well in them. So far it doesn't cause any system failures though.
I've got a factory OEM sat nav system ("Audi Navigation Plus") in my 2007 Audi A4, and the DVD is about as old as the car and in the seven years since I bought the car, I've only removed the DVD once.
I guess the inside of a car isn't a good environment for a DVD in the long run. My oldest DVDs at home that I own are movies like The Matrix pt. 1, which I bought in 2002, and it still looks good as new. Or perhaps the materials used in the Audi DVD were of inferior quality.
|>>|| No. 418793
Yes, there are some roundabouts here in my neighbourhood which didn't exist ten years ago, and which are shown as the old intersections which they were until about five years ago. Also, a new tangential road was built here a while ago and when I am on that road, my sat nav thinks I am driving right across the fields that it was cut through.
The sat nav DVDs are somewhat expensive, even if you get them used off eBay. I want to keep my factory sat nav though, because it's really a very good sat nav, as factory sat navs go.
I don't like Android head units, most of them look cheap.
|>>|| No. 418794
The sat nav DVDs are available for free from torrent websites. Most sat navs have free updates for life nowadays, so don't feel obligated to pay.
I hope you're aware of the irony of calling a DVD expensive while calling a head unit cheap looking, lad. Sounds like the epitome of the lower middle class; ~10 year old Audi, terrified of looking poor. Princess Anne probably uses a Chink knock off TomTom, because she's not a daftarse. Have a word with yourself.
Download and burn the ISO for the updated DVD and be done with it.
|>>|| No. 418796
>Sounds like the epitome of the lower middle class; ~10 year old Audi, terrified of looking poor. Princess Anne probably uses a Chink knock off TomTom, because she's not a daftarse. Have a word with yourself.
|>>|| No. 418797
Fucking hell. I just got stung in the back by a wasp. I was sitting down in my seat in my car and suddenly felt a sharp burning sensation. At first I thought maybe it was just the heat from my leather seats, but then I turned around and saw that there was a wasp crawling up the back of the seat.
I guess it didn't get me full on through my suit, shirt and T-shirt, because the swelling isn't as bad as it usually is from a wasp sting. I just got home and had a look at it in the bathroom mirror.
But it still fucking hurt. Pesky little things.
|>>|| No. 418798
Broke my own hand this morning. Tiny fracture on my knuckle.
Using a mouse on left-handed setup is fucking weird.
|>>|| No. 418799
One of my coworkers keeps calling it "weird" that I am left handed but still use my right hand for my computer mouse.
The really weird thing is that I've tried using the mouse with my left hand, but it really just feels unusual and anything I do with the mouse that way lacks precision, from drawing things to clicking on stuff. I guess even though I am left handed and do everything from hand writing to masturbating to wiping my arse with my left hand, decades of using my right hand with my computer mouse have conditioned part of my brain to find that pretty normal.
|>>|| No. 418801
We had this discussion in another thread; I was taught to use a PC right handed so that's the way I always do it despite being left handed. I tried a m8's left-handed guitar and could not fathom it at all - even simple stuff was mind-boggling and just felt wrong.
|>>|| No. 418802
It always takes me aback that nearly a decade of easily accessible internet porn hasn't done this to more blokes. I just imagine most lads fucking fumbling like a retard to mouse with their left hand, and slowly peck in the letters one at a time for TEEN MILF SQUIRT ORGY
|>>|| No. 418805
Being left handed, my left hand has always been my wank hand since early youth. So I never had any problems using my mouse and wanking off simultaneously.
|>>|| No. 418806
I started out left hand wanking, then one day I got a cramp in my arm and couldn't do it anymore, so switched to the right and have been ever since. I can't do it with the left hand to this day, some 15 years after the incident.
I don't know if I managed to wank so much I permanently damaged my arm or something.
|>>|| No. 418808
My ex girlfriend actually asked me once how I do it every day, wanking off without getting carpal tunnel. To her, it felt like a real effort whenever she was wanking me off.
So I asked her, what about when she got herself off. Rubbing your G spot to climax doesn't really seem to be much less effort. She then rightly said that she never felt the need to do it up to two times a day. And that she usually used a vibrator because it was so much more convenient.
|>>|| No. 418809
That's women for you in a nutshell isn't it. Always having things done for them, never putting the effort in for themselves.
|>>|| No. 418814
Then again, my ex wasn't like that in every respect. She was often the one who initiated sex. She often got right to the point, and would just simply lower herself onto my knob when she felt like it. And she didn't need the kind of foreplay that some women expect. You know, the types who expect to be waited on and are really just lying there waiting for the bloke to do everything.
She sometimes said maybe she was a lad trapped in a woman's body, because she kind of dealt with sex more like a bloke. It had to be fun, and when she was sexually aroused, she wanted to get her rocks off, and fast.
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