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Random Post For 17 April 2017

I forgot to turn off a Google reminder. Kind of glad I did since the images are from Atalaya Mountain, just like the last Konica photos.

Atalaya, six years ago.

Atalaya, six years ago.


I used M's tSay it in my head and count syllables on my fingers.ypewriter.

Say it in my head and count syllables on my fingers.


From work.  Uh, can you wash my windshield?  A pterodactyl $#@! on my car.

From work. Uh, can you wash my windshield? A pterodactyl $#@! on my car.


I hate meetings and doodle a lot to stay sane(ish).

I hate meetings and doodle a lot to stay sane(ish).

Random Post for 2 September 2016

A while back, M was having a bad day at work and sent this to me.

Some "Shining" stuff going on here.

Some “Shining” stuff going on here.


Yesterday, I put in a request via the “one stop shop” email for tech support.
I *thought* I was being clear that I needed help with the form.

I *thought* I was being clear that I needed help with the form.


The response today.
Nope.  Holy $#@!, where's the Tylenol?

Nope. Holy $#@!, where’s the Tylenol?


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Here’s a picture of us with John Waters in 2012 taken with M’s Powershot SD1000.
He takes a Polaroid of everyone who enters his house.

He takes a Polaroid of everyone who enters his house.

Random Post For 27 July 2016

This was in a cyber security thing at work. I love how clip art and stock photos mash up something computer-y and an old school caricature of a thief, usually a mask and gloves, to represent cyber crimes. This one is extra funny because touchscreens don’t work with these $2.00 a pair drugstore gloves.

"Smartphone in hand with gloves" by Adam Radosavljevic - GettyImages/iStockphoto

“Smartphone in hand with gloves” by Adam Radosavljevic – GettyImages/iStockphoto




Just got off of a phone call with Toyota Financial. Does everyone just put “Wait times may be longer than normal” at the beginning of their message now? It was an 18 minute call, with literally, 1 minute spent speaking to a human to get the information I needed. No touch tone — voice menu only. It got right up to the part I needed, payoff information (mysteriously under “something else” and not “payment information”), before deciding to not understand me. I could hang up or suck it up and hold. I really needed the information so I held.

Not to be too Seinfeld but, what is the deal with hold music? It wasn’t a particularly hideous mix but why does digital hold music always sound like a stretched cassette tape with the tempo and volume wobbling in and out? Is it mixed into the “please have your account number ready, blah blah” (that I already gave to the voice menu bot) from an outsourced service?

I can see some telco room in Mumbai with a 90s MP3 player jacked into the sound card of an even older PC. Not one of those cool, tidy, color coded telcos either. A working room with fans, extension cords, and cables everywhere and a UPS that died years ago beeping away — still used to get more outlets. A profitable room. The kind of room that would make an OSHA nerd weep.

Toyota really doesn’t want you to pay off early. There’s no place on the coupon for extra principal. One time I sent extra and the next bill was reduced by the extra amount. I wondered why the payoff is more than the “outstanding balance” on the bill. Sneaky buggers, the balance on the bill is just principal owed. The bill amount times the number of payments to go is considerably more.



On a more up note, I found this card for my sister’s birthday. I really like it. The card is available in the “Mischievous Menagerie” box from Pomegranate. I may try and find a print.

"Barry and Pumpkin On the Way Up" by Kathy DeZarn Beynette

“Barry and Pumpkin On the Way Up” by Kathy DeZarn Beynette

Random Post for 11 July 2016

It started with a meeting. Simultaneously resisting the urge to kill and fighting to stay awake, I thought of a haiku:

Want me to listen?
Perhaps you should have a point
And then get to it

I doodled and sort of liked it so I redid it in pencil and inked it. Then off to the scanner and a bit of color in Photoshop.

Meetings

Meetings

Fail — Or Is It?

Another morning, a quick check of Gmail. Nothing out of the ordinary until I want to log out.

The little head-and-shoulders person icon isn't there.

The little head-and-shoulders person icon isn’t there.

I close the browser and kill all of the history. I don’t leave the “Stay logged in” box checked on purpose. Maybe Firefox is being weird — I check using Safari and it’s the same. I can kill the Firefox Gmail session but then I will be leaving the Safari session in limbo. Oh well, I kill the FF session, close Safari, and clear its history too. I’ll have to try to figure it out later when I have time.

Later…

Hovering, the space/link is there, just no icon.

Hovering, the space/link is there, just no icon.

Click…

Evil shits. Too many people not letting you track their every move?

Evil shits. Too many people not letting you track their every move?

Now a couple of hours later…

... The icon has magically returned.

… The icon has magically returned.

Perhaps I was hasty in my judgement. Hanlon’s razor: “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity” although some versions add “but don’t rule out malice“.