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When I look at the cost of our daughter's hospitalization, along with the ER & ambulance bill, I am so grateful for the health insurance we get through Eric's job. But however grateful I am, I do not look forward to paying our portion.
Yeah, even with great insurance, co-pays can be rough. :( - Jenny H. from Android
Stupid Dish network equipment. Our receiver crashed and cleaned the hard drive deleting all of our recordings. So much for my weekend of catching up on this week's shows. Grrr!
That sucks!! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
A considerable amount of stress in my office is caused by people not remembering what actually happened and just remembering those bits that currently fit their argument.
My husband does this at home. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Big Joe Silence
i'm sure we've all known a few.
Big Joe Silence
when you cough so hard for so long that your eyes look like they've been peeled with a box grater.
i need a cuppa tea. this will make everything better. - Big Joe Silence
Green tea - Mo Kargas
Mo Kargas
Erk, ridiculous stress has caused me to pack on the chub recently. Doctor is again telling me to quit, but I can't just quit
April Russo
There is this game that clients love to play called Guess the Font. I hate that game! They usually want me to play it at the same time as Doctor the Graphic.
Doctor the Graphic embedded in a Word file :) - Mo Kargas
Oh yeah, played that one before, but the latest round is on a Wordpress site in which I was handed a folder full of images they want text added to, and it is supposed to match the existing files on their site...but no font info. - April Russo
Haha, good grief. "Can't you do all our thinking for us?" - Mo Kargas
I finally found out what fonts they are. And nope, I am not purchasing $60 worth of fonts, at my expense, to complete a task for her client, that I am going to be paid less than $10 for. Not happening! - April Russo
For future reference (if you didn't already know about the site) - Shannon - GlassMistress
2 fonts on 1 very busy looking photo, with drop shadows, and not enough text to be able to identify it. But I did manage to figure it out from an EPS that was finally sent to me, when I got the popup of the list of fonts I would need to display it properly. - April Russo
I have about seven articles for FreakSugar that I wrote last week. They're still pending in WP and nobody has looked at them or posted them. I've decided I'm doing fuck-all until those articles get looked at and posted.
I have three more articles that need to be written, but I'm not touching them until I see at least one or two of my older articles posted. - Jed
Aaaaaand still nothing posted. My work slowdown continues. - Jed
Aunt Flow came to visit for my birthday. More proof that the universe hates my fucking guts.
The universe's timing is impeccable. yay. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Yeah, I already know the housing market is tight. Yeah, I already know I'll prolly have to abandon my dogs at a shelter. If that's ALL you have to comment, scroll the fuck past my post. Shit.
i wish there was anything useful or helpful i could do to aid you. :( - Big Joe Silence
Laura Norvig
Because my loan is in underwriting right now, and they know we will have to file our 2013 taxes by Oct. 15th, I have to take my paper return into an IRS office and get it stamped and get a copy of it. Yeah, I know, first world problems. I will be missing a day of Dreamforce to do this. Hopefully just half a day. Unknown.
Actually, could be really good I'm going to SF office instead of San Jose, though - Laura Norvig
Big Joe Silence
sooprize red light camera fine in the mail on your wedding anniversary. :(
at least it's only $75 and isn't due til early next month, but still. - Big Joe Silence
Bummer :( - Greg GuitarBuster
:( - Anne Bouey
Fight it! 2/3 of those things get thrown out when you fight it. - Eric - It's My Thing
Eric - It's My Thing
Sometimes your kids do something so stupid you wonder if they have parents at all. And then, oh yeah, that's me, I must be the fucking nightmare of a parent.
The one in which unyielding passive-agreement behavior drives me to tears. What the hell, people, aren't we all on the same freaking team?
:( *hugs* - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
April Russo
So, you work for the govt and downloaded one of my apps, and are trying to use it in a purpose and manner for which it was never intended? And you can't get your script to work, so you emailed me to ask me for help writing your script, without mentioning what scripting language you are using? Good thing for you I actually like helping people.
Oh, and be very afraid if the govt is using one of my little freeware apps for security purposes and think it's the best solution available. - April Russo
Big Joe Silence
they make you click the damned thing several times and change the ENTIRE SCREEN primary red before finally letting you pull the fucking plug. :P - Big Joe Silence
anyone else bailed from this pile of dung yet? - Big Joe Silence
I've been on the service exactly one time. But I'll let me account stay. You never know. - Eric - It's My Thing
so, guess what?? MY ACCOUNT STILL EXISTS!!! i just logged back into it. WTAF?!? - Big Joe Silence
Undocumented Feature!!!! - Me
i'll give account deletion another shot next week. perhaps they'll have "fixed" it by then? :P - Big Joe Silence
Fixed what you don't like or that other unthinkable option? :) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
looks like they finally finished deleting my account. GOOD RIDDANCE. - Big Joe Silence
(Curtis) Alan Jackson
I know that the people here at work are not all at the same experience and intelligence level. And that's okay. However, if you don't even start to try and figure things things out after working here for more than a year...I'm really wondering why we give you the title of analyst. And "I can't do this..." is not the way to ask for help. -cont-
And when I ask for you to give me a second to look something up? DON'T CONTINUE TO TALK TO ME ABOUT IT. Especially since I asked you at least twice. At least. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
*breathes in* *breathes out* Okay, only 13 more hours to go then it's the "weekend". (Fortunately only five with the individual that prompted this post.) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
That sounds like my kids! And it's bad enough coming from them at 7 and 3, let alone an adult who should know better. - Melly - #TeamMarina
I shouldn't assume that the situation that came up this morning has happened to this individual but by now it should have at least once or twice. "Hey, I can't remember the steps we need to take to do X." is wildly better than "I can't do X." But that's why they pay me the big bucks, to guide them along the path. So a little bit of shame on me for my attitude this morning. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
I can really relate to the whole "Give me a second" thing, and then not being given a second. Drives me NUTS. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Laura Norvig
Besides the green beauty that is the Borland (Enterprise Technology Center) grounds, I love that my freeway exit is now "Santa's Village". I love the trees we can see out all of the windows. However, my cube is still just a cube, and I face the computer with my back to the corridor, so I don't get to see the trees.
Santa's Village has to be the topic of my next #saturdayff - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I vaguely remember the actual Santa's Village. There were rides and you used to be able to see them from the highway. - Rodfather from Android
Ah I was 5 when it closed. I do remember going there. - Rodfather from Android
Yeah, it closed the year I came to Santa Cruz. But you could still see most of the stuff that stayed there for awhile. - Laura Norvig
I'm in a Santa's Village group on Facebook. Also one for Frontier Village. Memories! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Hee hee - Amit Patel
Today I walked around the whole entire walkway of all the modules that runs around the third story of the whole complex (which is HUGE). It runs everywhere EXCEPT around what was Phillipe's office. He didn't want people peering in his windows, I suppose. This meant I had to knock on a window to get someone's attention because I couldn't get back to the proper door where my key card would work. - Laura Norvig
It's green because they use recycled water on the grounds, but it still feels SO sinful in these drought times. - Laura Norvig
I wasn't living in this area back then, but I had so many Borland products and imagined they were all made in a magical place. I was greatly surprised the first time I drove on highway 17 and went "HEY!", recognizing what that place was. - Amit Patel
I remember when, if someone said they worked in Scott's Valley, it was either at Seagate or McDonalds, lol - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Yay! After 12 years with the company (being the first employee after the directors) I'm finally getting a work phone. Mind you, when I say work phone I mean they're getting my personal number ported to their carrier on a cheap BYO plan. So my 2 year old battery fucked iPhone 5 is my new phone...
Everyone else in the company is getting new iPhone 6s... even the part time secretary. The existing non-fucked iPhone 5Ss are going to the director's grandchildren. I'm super grateful for the phone plan because it's $60 a month I don't have to spend but I can't say it doesn't sting just a little bit. - Johnny
Gah. :( Maybe time for a mysterious accident to happen to your phone? - Stephen Mack
The thing is, on a BYO plan, they can't get a new phone for me. The iPhone 5S are already promised to the grand kids... I know cause I was just handed one of them to set up. - Johnny
(Also, I have to pay for my phone to be unlocked from my carrier to accept work's carrier). - Johnny
Boo. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
That's a strange setup. I'm assuming to get a new phone, you'd just have to buy it outright? - Eric - It's My Thing
Eric, yep. - Johnny
So let me ask the obvious question. Why aren't they just getting you a new phone? Is it due to everyone knowing the number you have now? (Which could easily be transferred, I believe.) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson from Android
Oh wait. This is in Bitchfest which probably means they're going out of their way to not get you a new phone. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson from Android
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Day One of my new half-time status after 8 years of working here and I get to scroll through emails announcing new funding and new hires? Fuck you very much.
I know it doesn't directly translate to my position and all, but just right now, today, no. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Understandable. - Corinne L
*hugs* I'd have the same reaction. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Just a word: If you're getting mounds of FREE work out of me, keep the hyper-criticism to yourself. I can take criticism, but I have my limit, especially when the criticism contradicts itself from instance to instance. I'm sure I can be devoting my time to looking for more jobs that actually pay. *drops mic*
Searches in forums turn up many many postings by people who own properties in East and West Oakland bitching about section 8 and talking about "section 8 people" like we are the scum of the earth and less than human.
I think there should be a new law for humans. If you're going to make a statement like that, you should be forced to walk in their shoes! - Mo Kargas
One of the potential jurors was like that. I wanted to punch him in the face. - Anika
That's awful. :( - Jenny H. from Android
smh - Anne Bouey
been there and fought hard. Once when I was working in a restaurant peeps were bitching about sect 8 and such and how can they do that etc and I turned around and said I am one of "those" and never heard a word about it again. - GRANDMAFORSCARLETT
Most of the feedback I've gotten outside of here & Facebook is along the lines of "get a job stop wasting my tax money" because of course the assholes don't even understand how section 8 works or what it is. (this part is about jerks in general, not the landlord jerks) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I unfriended my aunt on Facebook because she was spewing ignorant hate speech about people who need government assistance and why hard working tax payers shouldn't have to support them. I wanted to tell her that my dad was on government assistance when he died, but I bit my tongue. I don't have room for that vitriol in my life. - Jenny H. from Android
Empathy is lacking because nobody (that's an asshat) realizes just how close we all are to economic collapse - one bad hospital stay for instance any unexpected thing can put us over the edge... Be well you are in my thoughts - WarLord
If I feel like engaging, which isn't often, I like to ask people what they were doing in 1983, 1993, or 2003? Because I was working 40+ hours a week for decades, paying sometimes pretty high taxes and paying into medicare & social security. Anyone who complains about me & their tax money can kiss my substantial ass. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Yeah, the calloused attitudes towards those who suffer hardship get on my very last nerve! Don't people realise THEY could be without a job due to circumstances beyond their control?. Don't people realise that the economy isn't exactly robust right now, and hasn't been for a good few years? Don't people realise that there are those who have no immediate or maybe even extended family... more... - JB
Yvonne Renee
I want to take these piles and piles of paperwork and artwork and cards, etc. out back and light it on fire. That is all.
When guys call other guys whipped. Dudes, you're perpetuating stereotypes and you know better.
Seriously, I've seen it so much on social media and it's shitty. - Jed from iPhone
Big Joe Silence
All the people bitching about Ello being underwhelming or a failure. Do any of you understand what BETA means?
Have you bothered to read the features list that explicitly states what features are yet to be implemented? - Big Joe Silence from Android
my complaints are attempts to point out what needs to be fixed to the developers. And I reserve the right to complain about everything and anything at all times - Mr. The Jason Fleming
My complaints pertained to the fact that they've touted themselves as big on privacy and being a Facebook killer when there are in fact zero privacy settings. The screaming lack of features and constant downtime smell very alpha to me, not beta. Who launches a beta with no privacy/security features? Especially if you're trying to pretend you're the next big thing? No, we understand completely what "beta" means and that's exactly why we're speaking up. - Hookuh Tinypants from FreshFeed
I am highly skeptical about the privacy claims. They clearly state that they hold the right to share your data with future business partners. If it keeps improving I can see Ello work. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Yah, I'm beginning to have my own doubts about this dog and pony show as well. - Big Joe Silence from Android
Now that my son is away at college I have no one who will go to the Ravens games with me and I'm also having trouble selling tickets to games if I choose to not go alone. I guess it's time to consider selling the PSL.
Could you take a person who could normally not afford such luxury and do a tax write-off if you need the money? - Janet
I have the option of donating them to charity via the ravens website. - Alan
Crying my eyes out at 4 am because 3 months is not enough time. I can't stop thinking that we're gonna be homeless again.
OK. Deep breaths. *gentle hugs* - Pete : Team Marina
How can we help? - Mo Kargas
Oh honey. I'm so sorry you're in this situation. Are there no organizations locally that can help? *big big hugs* - Jenny H. from Android
I don't know. Convince landlords that someone on section 8 who has dogs can be a good tenant? - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
The only advice I'm getting is take my dogs to the shelter. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Is it really hard to find section 8 that will allow dogs? - Jenny H. from Android
Yes. And I'm lying and saying I only have two. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
People who own houses in decent neighborhoods are reluctant to rent to people with a section 8 subsidy because they think they won't maintain the property or be good neighbors. Crime spikes in a neighborhood, people blame it on section 8. So far the only place I've seen that didn't have "no dogs" in the listing was a raggedy little house with a questionable fence, right next to what appears to be a popular illegal dumping site, and had (maybe gang?) graffiti everywhere on the block. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
That's no good. :( - Jenny H. from Android
That's tough. Did the landlord just add the no-pet clause? If so, you might want to check to see if California has laws against that. If they don't, I know it's tough but you might want to start looking for good homes for your dogs. You have to do what is right for your son. I'm so sorry. - Shevonne
((((((Starmama)))))) - vicster: full-bodied
Do you need a reference? I'll speak up for you, you know. *more hugs* - vicster: full-bodied
The landlord won't paint the house so the housing authority will cancel my voucher if I don't find another place by the end of November. I've been trying to find homes for 2 of the dogs for nearly 3 years. I know literally zero people who are responsible pet owners who want chihuahuas. The shelters are overrun with them and they're euthanized in pretty high numbers. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
And I can't even keep my appts straight or keep up with the housework or my medicine or all the things due, how the fuck am I gonna do this? I don't even have gas to go anywhere half the month, how I'm gonna look? Pay owners $20 or more each for credit checks that tell them my credit's horrendous? packing? Organizing? I've barely begun & I'm falling the fuck apart. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Any way to negotiate with the landlord to knock off some of your rent if you round up some volunteers to paint? - Trish R
Paint a 2 story house free? Probably needs old paint removed first. And scaffolding and everything? Don't see that happening for free. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Dude obviously don't give a fuck about us he don't deserve nothing free anyway - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Maybe a chihuahua-specific rescue organization can help you find good homes for the dogs (if you need to do that to be able to get a Section 8 rental that works)? - Spidra Webster
Go to local pet stores in neighborhoods you would actually want to live in, and hang a sign on their bulletin board, asking for an apartment, Sec-8 & pets ok. Be honest and say exactly what you have in the way of pets (amount, size, breed, etc.). - April Russo
I read it could cost $2000 to $4000 and up to paint a two story house. I would donate $200 but i don't think that would get you very far. :( - Todd Hoff
I think April has a good idea, maybe people who like dogs already would be more open. maybe a few references can change some "no dog" people's minds? - Heather
I don't know if there's anything similar in the East Bay but in SF there's an SF Chihuahua Meetup. I know it's not easy for you to get to SF but maybe you know someone who can do it for you. That could be a good place to network for prospective dog owners. I think it's really difficult to rent in the Bay Area with a dog even if it's not Section 8, unfortunately. But I think April's idea is a good one if there's a chance of finding a Section 8 landlord who's fine with dogs. - Spidra Webster
I'm so so sorry. It's just so unfair. I can offer help moving if needed. And boxes. And maybe help finding a home for your dogs? - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
I'm sorry. - Eric - It's My Thing from iPhone
Big squeezey hugs xx - Melly - #TeamMarina
If someone could take Daisy & Violet to a no kill shelter that'd help. I've been emailing orgs but no response yet. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Are they both chihuahuas? How old are they? If you can send a photo, I'll reach out to some friends who are dog-friendly. <3 - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
I'd like a photo of the dogs too, Mandy. I can put the word out on ExploreSacto's Twitter account. - Corinne L
I really want them to go to a rescue, because I haven't socialized or trained them well. There's a go fund me veterinary fund with about $100 so I can include $50 with each dog toward spaying. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
OK, I'll put the word out here. - Corinne L
Laura Norvig
It just boggles my mind how short-sighted government agencies can be. The project I used to work with had built up tremendous traffic on various domains and the feds let most of them go, to be snapped up by unscrupulous advertisers and such.
Come to find out the same thing happened to the main 1-800 phone number our project had for ten years. When I call it now, it is all kinds of crazy scam. - Laura Norvig
they're letting the OLC go down next week. No message to the field, no contingency for extension till the new vendor takes over, nothing. Just letting it go dark. UGH! so while part of me is of course bummed that contract ended b/c my job is on the chopping block, OTOH I am so glad not to shoulder their incompetence without so much as a shred of acknowledgement or appreciation on their part. So fuck 'em. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
p.s. sorry to hijack your thread with my own bitchin - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
no problem - they've stooped to the ultimate low - once OLDT disbanded there was just no way they could keep their sh*t together. Their institutional knowledge is less than zero. - Laura Norvig
I tried to fight the good fight y'all. - Jason from iPhone
Aw, Jason. No doubt about that, doll. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Oh yeah, no blame. You and Susan were our rocks throughout. We all contributed some great value to the field, and I know you continue to do so, Jason! - Laura Norvig
April Russo
Where the hell does Geico get it's mailing list leads from? Don't they run the names/addresses through a database somewhere to see if the person is even a licensed driver, before they send them junk mail offering them auto insurance? Obviously not, if they sent me one.
geico face palm.jpg
Coworker from Africa talking crap about the United States, so I asked him, "Then why are you here if the US is so bad?" No response.
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