The Unwhinge Thread

rynner2

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The old Unwhinge seems to have disappeared, so here's a new one.

For me, getting back online was a major unwhinge. But there's something else about my new computer that pleases me - the new keyboard works properly too! The old one had several letters that didn't always print, and the Space Bar also didn't always work. As a result, I'd type a load of text, and then have to spend as much time again correcting all the typos. :mad: Now I just rattle stuff off, and any typos are down to me. ;)

And another thing tonight - I was watching the Atlantic programme on BBC2, and the narrator was so softly spoken that I couldn't make out what he was saying, even with the volume up and my hearing aid in. In frustration, I started playing with the remote control, and (after a lot of faffing about) I found there was a Subtitles control there!

And as a bonus, I found there was also a button I'd not seen before to give programme listings. So my future viewing will be better in many ways! :)

And an extra unwhinge - when the young man from the computer shop set up my internet connection, he also installed Adblock Plus in seconds after I'd made some comment about not liking YouTube much. Now I like it better, and several news-sites. I also find that BBC iPlayer works better on this machine than it did on the old one.
 
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My unwhinge is that I haven't thrown up for more than a week now and feel a lot more healthy and balanced in general ..
My next unwhinge is that I'm actually happy for the first time in years in my current workplace ..
The Evil Dead TV show is coming on at a good speed with people who know what they're doing
... and 'Ryn master Ryn' is OK :) ..
 
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Well, I have a roof over my head, food in the cupboard, and a working internet connection.

Also, I'm quite grateful for this forum. I know my contributions are pretty lightweight, but I do get lonely sometimes, and it's nice to know that there's a little corner of the internet filled with people who share my kind of worldview.
 

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I have a (newish) job that I really, really love. Not highly paid or prestigious, but with lots of contact with the public and a few little perks. My working day is full of banter and brews. The shifts fly by!

My boss is also a sweetie. I have a bit of dyslexia which causes me trouble with paperwork, and he has come up with ways of making it easier for me. Never have I had such consideration from management at work.

I also get to see a lot of trains. Trains. TRAINS.
 

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My unwhinge is. After thinking I would be underemployed this year, I am actually overemployed after being offered a temporary one year contract which will take me in a completely new direction :). Although it will mean quite a few unpaid hours preparing for it, for the first time in my life I HAVE MY OWN OFFICE! I cannot explain how excited I am after seeing it today ( does that make me very sad? ).
 

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I whinged in the whinge thread a few days ago about virgin mobiles top up on my phone being not available, it still isnt, but, i phoned tech support and they gave me £10 free on my phone :D
And i to have a great job, great pay and great life, and love this forum and its people.
 

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I went to the doctors to book an appointment on friday evening, i was planning on a week or so till i got an appointment.
Me "can i have an appointment please?"
receptionist "the doctor can see you now if you want"

Now that's what i call service. :glee:
 
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I was going to moan about impatient people in doctors surgery's and especially titch. I then slept on it and when I woke up decided not to bother. Afterall the NHS is a right bind at times...so sorry titch, luv yah mate :D.
 

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Some good news to partly balance out my recent whinges - my new computer uses far less power than the old one! I'd noticed my electric key meter wasn't running down as fast as it used to, so I don't have to top it up so much.

I mentioned this to the computer shop guy, and he gave me the figures on the power supply units in my old and new machines. I forget the exact figures, but the new machine uses 5 or 6 times less power than the old. It's also quite silent, and there's no noticeable breeze from a cooling fan. Apart from the Power light, the only way to tell it's on is to put your hand on the tower, when you can feel a very slight vibration.

The March of Technology, eh?! :)
 

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Unwhinge...love the forum, still a newbie, but may grow out of that.

Starting an MSc in Psychology in a few weeks after 30 years in electronics, which I plan to forget all about...all very good...

...and I've just cracked a fresh bottle of the Glenlivet. So far so hoopy.
 

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Mmmm single malt.

Probably blasphemy, but I was bought a bottle of Japanese single malt for Christmas and I can report it wasn't half bad.
 

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That's very impressive Ryn! Mine makes a lot of noise, especially if a game starts to thrash the drives
:)
Frideswide, I went to a PC World type place to buy a pack of 4 little rubber cylindrical feet that you just stick to the bottom of your laptop and they're self adhesive .. I think they cost under a fiver but they allow airflow to your laptop's fans if you're using it placed flat on a table or flat surface ... way less noise from mine now !.
 

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Frideswide, I went to a PC World type place to buy a pack of 4 little rubber cylindrical feet that you just stick to the bottom of your laptop and they're self adhesive .. I think they cost under a fiver but they allow airflow to your laptop's fans if you're using it placed flat on a table or flat surface ... way less noise from mine now !.
You can get a similar 'laptop cooler' from the £ shops!
 

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Finished writing my last set of A level reports, and my redundancy pay has arrived in my bank account ( not much for 18 year of work, but still ). Currently planning my new office's decor :).
 

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Mmmm single malt.

Probably blasphemy, but I was bought a bottle of Japanese single malt for Christmas and I can report it wasn't half bad.
Got Techy a whisky Advent calendar for his birthday which is in December. It had a little bottle behind each date panel. At least one was Japanese. The Japanese love whisky. And golf.
 

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I've just walked home past a dog that barked at me with a distinct "WOOF" ... I can't remember the last time I heard a proper woof ... maybe the dog's trying to bring it back ? .. :)
 

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I've just walked home past a dog that barked at me with a distinct "WOOF" ... I can't remember the last time I heard a proper woof ... maybe the dog's trying to bring it back ? .. :)
I've just walked home past a dog that barked at me with a distinct "WOOF" ... I can't remember the last time I heard a proper woof ... maybe the dog's trying to bring it back ? .. :)
My sister's dog does this, that's why I call him Mr Woofington.
 

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Mmmm single malt.

Probably blasphemy, but I was bought a bottle of Japanese single malt for Christmas and I can report it wasn't half bad.
When I was a turn-pike engineer I saw a lot of duty-free single malts on offer so Mrs Coal bought me a copy of Jim Murray's Whiskey Bible, which was a real eye-opener. There are lot of single malts from places you'd never associate with them and some are very good - and often well priced...and some quite frank reviews of stuff with a 'good name' which are not as good as the label (as it were).
 

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I've just walked home past a dog that barked at me with a distinct "WOOF" ... I can't remember the last time I heard a proper woof ... maybe the dog's trying to bring it back ? .. :)
Don't know why but that made me laugh out loud! Now you need to find a cat that says "miaow" and a parrot that says "squawk".
 

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Dickhead Next Door was taken down to the river by his three elder brothers and "things were explained to him". He came to the door with them as escort and did a full apology in a very quavering voice. He'll pay for everything - his brothers are standing surety for the loan he needs.

And he's going to work with the PCSO to put it into writing.

I hugged him and said that if I ever fit the pillion pegs back on he has the offer of a ride up at Knockhill if I can get track time. Which was my "turn the blade so that he doesn't hate you for evermore effort."

The eldest brother came in for coffee and said that they'd got as far as stripping him and not letting him come up off the sloping cobbles until he understood how things were. Apparently the clincher was when they reminded him of all the times I'd given his football back with a tunnocks teacake stickytaped to it. (we don't seem to have a sobbing option):confused:

Oh my tail and whiskers :drink:
 

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Nice one and your response today was exactly the sort I'd expect from you Frideswide :cool: ... result !.
 

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Fell in love with a hat pattern on Ravelry. Designer MIA :(

3 weeks later manage to find her and ask tentatively. She is so impressed that I found her that she has gifted me the pattern.

And I did it all in French!!!!!!

she's a real star :glee:
 

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Nearly two weeks ago, on the 25th Aug, I had a big Whinge on the 'other' thread. That whinge has now been resolved in an unusual fashion...

This morning in bed, half awake and half asleep, with random thoughts firing through my mind, I remembered that yesterday I'd been unable to to do my fleece top up because the zip was bust. But that must have been the old one, because I'd bought a new one quite a while ago. I thought I must remember to take the new one when I go for my dental appointment, as it might be cooler today.

And later I did remember, and put the new one on the chair where a lot of my stuff resides. When it was time to go out for my bus, I put the fleece on, and felt a familiar weight in the pocket - I put my hand in, and found my 'lost' camera!
:glee: :D

So somehow last week I'd picked up the wrong fleece to wear, and not finding the camera in the pocket assumed I'd lost it! :oops:

I tried to use it today, but got a Battery Exhausted message. (It's now on charge.)

But having it back was like greeting an old friend, and it's changed my attitude for the better. Once more I find myself looking at the world through a photographers eyes, searching out interesting shots to take, noting all the shapes, colours and movements.

But getting the two fleeces mixed up was an easy mistake to make, as they both came from the same shop. (Admittedly one is blue with a hood and the other is green, without a hood... doh! :rolleyes: :oops: Perhaps this post should have been in Misperceptions... :confused:)
 

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But having it back was like greeting an old friend, and it's changed my attitude for the better. Once more I find myself looking at the world through a photographers eyes, searching out interesting shots to take, noting all the shapes, colours and movements.

This. This thing is a Thing! :kiss:
 
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