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  Quote Doughnut Jimmy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: La Shed ~ problems shared, tempers vented!
    Posted: 03 Sep 2010 at 5:18pm

I need somewhere to rant this afternoon so here goes:

Work have replaced one worn out land rover with an even older one, supposedly in better nick, ha! Been driving it a week when it broke down weekend before last, middle of the night and I'm on my way home from a call so not impressed but these things happen. The boss hadn't added it to the list of cars with the AA yet so they came out to tow it - serves them right for not registering the blessed thing.
 
Got the car back yesterday from the garage and guess what this afternoon it breaks down again Angry, just about to go to a call so the client has to come out and pick me up - doesn't look too good does it, phone AA find car still not registered so am now waiting for a colleague to come and pick me up. This is all in addition to a load of other issues at work that we were promised were sorted a couple of weeks ago so I've had it up to here with them!
 
Plus I've been busting a gut to get things sorted this week and I really wonder why I bother Confused
 
Ah well I can think of plenty of ways it could have been worse.
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  Quote Jano Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Sep 2010 at 5:48pm
I suppose there are places where the bosses are actually organised and try to make sure you've got the right tools to do the job whatever that may be. Wacko 
 
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  Quote Dinelleth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Sep 2010 at 7:23pm
It never ceases to amaze me at what people will use to SPAM e-mail inboxes!

Lately my Yahoo account has been the target of naked naughtiness of all types and blocking it hasn't stopped it.

Since I only use that account for one purpose that isn't important I'm going to close it.

And I here I thought only those offers for Viagra could be annoying!


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  Quote Jano Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Sep 2010 at 9:03pm
Ah - they are a nuisance aren't they? Angry I always open my mailboxes on the host server before I open up my own mailbox (so they don't get through onto my own PC) - what I find scary is spam that appears to have come from me - my BT-Yahoo account!  Wacko
 
Do we see a pattern forming with Yahoo here I wonder? Confused
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  Quote Dinelleth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Sep 2010 at 9:30pm
Someone told me Yahoo is nothing but spyware anymore and it keeps trying to eat their laptop.
 
So far none of my accounts have tried to SPAM me. I did have one instance in which my comp tried to attack itself. Wacko


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  Quote Quark Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Sep 2010 at 12:32am
Used Yahoo once or twice but mostly I've tried to avoid it. Not sure about it being 'filled with spam' but, as a general rule, large email hosts like Yahoo and Microsoft tend to acquire a lot of it.Ermm

My biggest annoyance isn't spam in the rightful sense... it's stuff I wanted to hear about! Well, at some point in the past. Now my email keeps being filled up with newsletters for games I don't play any more and communities that I haven't visited in years.Pinch Of course, I could go to my account on their site and disable such a thing, but really, if I have enough spare time to be doing that then I refuse to let myself be caught doing something so pointless.
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  Quote Jano Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Sep 2010 at 11:40am
Yeah the spam sorter can get far too picky - worst thing that happened with mine was that I very nearly lost a B&B reservation when I really needed a break away from home. Angry
 
Also it decided that one of my friends (who admittedly didn't mail me too much) was suddenly persona non grata and got dumped in the sin bin LOL
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  Quote Simaril Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Sep 2010 at 12:48pm
Originally posted by Janowyn

 
Also it decided that one of my friends (who admittedly didn't mail me too much) was suddenly persona non grata and got dumped in the sin bin LOL


And have you left them in the sin bin? Tongue


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  Quote Jano Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Sep 2010 at 1:05pm
Nah! Fished 'em out and tried not to notice the soggy cabbage and maggots too much Evil Smile
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  Quote Miah Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Sep 2010 at 4:43pm
I personally like Google's email service Gmail. They have a pretty good spam filter and now they have a phone service that works like Skype.

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  Quote Quark Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Sep 2010 at 4:46pm
I use Gmail Smile Never had a problem with it, although their theme is pretty nasty.
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  Quote Dinelleth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Sep 2010 at 4:52pm
This is the first time I've had any trouble with any of my e-mail accounts. My internet service has been a gem at keeping the SPAM at bay. Personally, I feel the problem is on Yahoo's end.


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  Quote Simaril Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Sep 2010 at 5:07pm
Hehe I hope they're aware you saved them from a world of cabbage and maggots!

So you're telling me no-one enjoys conversation with certain affable African businessmen eagerly offering hundreds of thousands of dollars for a few minutes of your time...and your bank details..?
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  Quote Quark Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Sep 2010 at 5:11pm
I've been messaged several times by various people on Steam whom I don't know, and given a link to 'www.freesteamgamesforreal.com' or some dubious link or other. The perfect reply? A TinyURL of Mister Astley strutting his stuff!LOL 
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  Quote Dinelleth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Sep 2010 at 7:01pm
Setting up my new yahoo account went smoother this time. It only took me close to an hour and 3 restarts due to glitches on the site to finally get it up and running.
 
The former one took me 2 hours and 5 restarts.
 
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  Quote Simaril Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Sep 2010 at 8:22pm
Below the belt that Quark Tongue

..yahoo really that bad?
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  Quote Dinelleth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Sep 2010 at 4:18pm
It was. I was continuously redirected to the wrong pages while I created the account. Wacko


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  Quote Jano Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Sep 2010 at 5:38pm
I've just had one of those "oh dear I've come to London and been robbed - please send me USD$500 to get me home please" spam scams - from an old email addy for a friend who I know ditched a fair few of such accounts about 2-3 years ago. Angry
 
This one came from her old gmail account... Wacko
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  Quote DrWho7Freak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Sep 2010 at 11:15am

Miah I adore Google.  I love it.  Now my Yahoo barely get's a look in.  I still get reviews for unfinished Harry Potter fanfic that I haven't touched in years on my yahoo!  It's nice that people still read them but I think it is time to get onto something else.

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  Quote Quark Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Sep 2010 at 11:22am
Got to love Google - they control the world's information and they still haven't turned evil yet LOL.




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  Quote Doughnut Jimmy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Sep 2011 at 3:13pm
Petty complaint but hey that's what this is for right?

Went to try and give blood today only to be turned away cos they're fully booked, now there's no point my trying to book an appointment since my "timetable" is far too unpredictable for that to work.

So I'll be a great deal less impressed next time I get one of their mailings trying to make me feel guilty about how many people are dying because they don't have enough stocks of my blood type - if you don't wan't it I will stop offering Unhappy
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  Quote Jano Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Sep 2011 at 3:56pm
The NHS is infathomable at times... Angry
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  Quote Saranna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Sep 2011 at 12:34pm
Always, I would say....................
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  Quote Fuin Elda Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Mar 2014 at 2:44am
Sooo my kitchen sink plugged - 8 feet down the line can't get draino to kill whatever it is NOR the three times the cost industrial stuff....

And my upstairs toilet decided to burst it's wax ring.  GUESS who's closet has said toilets plumbing running through it.  Yeah.  Mine.

With all  dry clean only silk hand made dresses under it... Guess who is furious and wants to punt a puppy.
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  Quote Saranna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Mar 2014 at 9:33am
OMG! That's rotten Hbanger
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  Quote Fuin Elda Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Apr 2014 at 7:24am
*sigh* Hydro/Electric bill that was almost as high as my shops rent (it was short about $50) and a notice that I have to let people tromp through my shop on certain days during certain times because the landlord is listing the building.  

Fortunately I have a must pick up lease clause in my lease.  So not all that bad just annoying
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  Quote Aikari Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Mar 2016 at 8:34pm
Bad news: I am most of the week locked up inside while at work.... and the sun shines for an occasion. I want vacation... Ermm
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  Quote Saranna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Mar 2016 at 10:34am
Oh dear - I'm so lucky to be old and retired.  Can you have some vacation time soon?
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  Quote Aikari Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Mar 2016 at 12:25pm
Nope, not really. Have to work all the way toward the summerholidays... Or until the day my work contract finishes by the end of July. I have no idea when I have free time.... I should plan something though, maybe the end of the month. Wink
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