Re: Alistair Dabbs' writing style gives me a headache.
And if it had been a podcast it would give you eye strain?
808 posts • joined 19 May 2009
And if it had been a podcast it would give you eye strain?
I'm finding Chrome surprisingly well-behaved on the Mac, given what a resource hog it has usually been under Windows.
Bloody hell, AT LAST! I was beginning to wonder why I bother with these nerd gags if no-one gets them.
Thanks for the tip on Swinsian but I don't use iTunes for playing music. I use it to sync my iOS devices, and I have lots of them because of my work. I could do it all via iCloud but I'd run out of space up there immediately and be forced to pay Apple for more storage etc... and STILL have to use iTunes to manage it all.
I take it you are the co-respondent to Brad Pitt's suit?
You suspect wrong. I know what disinterested means and it is the word I intended. It means impartial: the audience was impassive because they didn't care one way or another. If they were bored, they would not have been siting still.
It's no odder than "defusing" a punch-up.
>> modern shower frames
This guy did exactly as you said. The water poured into the seams on the interior, trickled into the screw holes and soaked into the wall. A week later, the paint on the other side of the wall was bubbling up and flaking away, along with the plaster.
Would you rather I reported my progressive fat loss in terms of specific density?
It's not my description, it's theirs. Go to their website and see for yourself.
It claims to tally how many steps you climb through the day. I don't think it's necessary to leave the ground without the assistance of stairs.
I'd buy my tech gear at Primark if they sold it.
There are loads of 28in waist trousers and skinny fittings at Top Man. Jeans, chinos, whatever.
My regime is not limited to putting on a Fitbit and smiling inwardly. I didn't want to bore you all further with my fitness regime, this not being a Daily Mail "I used to be a fat c*nt" article.
I go to my local gym for cardio and do a lot more walking generally. The boss at my gym, an ex-army beefcake with shoulder muscles the size of footballs, is now nagging me to increase my weight-training so that I don't end up scrawny.
Her naughty computer is a Mac. Linux is out of the question due to compatibility issues with the Word and Excel files she is sent. Don't tell me there are Word-compatible applications on Linux - I've head it all before, they are not fully compatible. They send the formatting crazy, reflow the text, tear tables apart and balk at docx files.
I take it you are not aware that London's three big Royal Mail sorting offices were connected by a private underground railway. Royal Mail stopped using it when they decided to make its delivery service shit, and I hear that the new owners when the business got sold off (on the cheap) did not even realise they had bought a secret underground railway along with the buildings.
There was talk a couple of years ago about opening it up as a tourist attraction but I haven't heard anything since.
I didn't know which files she wanted to restore. Neither did she, as the story recounts. Or wasn't that bit obvious enough?
It's not a sham, it's a real image. I picked it because its underlying references to a publishing office, a man and a woman talking to each other, being in the past, and of course because it's Friday. It's not supposed to be an illustration of the actual events related in my story, which BTW isn't a true one anyway.
It's not journalism, it's a weekly column in which I talk bollocks in order to provoke readers into commenting. It seems to be working.
Indeed. I wrote the sleeve notes for 40 "classic" anime titles republished by Manga Entertainment. It meant I had to watch Urotsukidoji a few more times...
Id like to keep the keyboard close but then I'd have to stretch out for the mouse, which causes more trouble with the old carpel tunnels.
>> Imagine if your work buddies hacked your desk? Not cool!
This really isn't a laughing matter, you know.
Well spotted. My wish was too ambitious, I fear, and he will remain squinting forever. Or should I apply some Tippex and start again, do you think?
I am a little dyslexic but thankfully I know how to spell "lose".
I wasn't aware that I made any statement implying bias or suggesting positive discrimination as a solution. You imagined it in your angry head.
I'm not talking about writing "Claire" instead of "Clare". I would simply like to state "Alistair" and not have the barista write "Alice".
I hardly know what to say. He felt like part of the family.
This word can be spelt with one L or two. Choosing the spelling that does not happen to be your favourite doesn't mean it's wrong.
I'm disappointed no-one recognised the photo. It's Chung Ling Soo, the world-famous conjuror, who died on a London stage in 1918 while performing the notorious bullet-catching trick. He was an enigma: it turned out he wasn't Chinese at all but an American who maintained his pseudo Chinese disguise on and off-stage for years. The Christian Bale & Hugh Jackman movie "The Prestige" includes a sequence based on him.
It was a spoof pisstake on Disturbed.
You are a good judge of character because the Renault Scenic is the car I drive. Luckily for me, it is 17 years old, starts with a key and it's only inhibitor is the weediness of the engine itself.
Mine starts with a strip: I peel it off and find it's already sticky. Then it's just a matter of ensuring the head is applied the right way up.
I could always run for London mayor.
It was an easy password to remember since there was no minimum character number requirement on that system. It had three letters.
I have a cousin who, when he was a designer at The Times, would come home each day with an ink smear across his forehead. He couldn't explain where it came from as he generally didn't visit the presses.
Not the sort of thing I'd admt to or deny.
And Penny Dreadful. Come to think of it, I've been watching the 1970s comedy series Porridge and there's no theme tune.
Sorry about the boring video. It was the music I wanted readers to enjoy but people will insist on having something to look at.
Thanks, David. I'm afraid my father is in a care home with advanced dementia. Not the man he was.
Do I detect a PWEI reference?
I got to shake hands with the great Pat Mills last week. Top bloke.
It's an old photo. I'm much flabbier now - more like Roger Moore. With a bit of Roger Rabbit.
I hope you realise I make all of this up. I don't even work in computing. I live in the countryside and grow parsnips for a living. My real name is Doris.
I don't have any IoT devices. I was imagining a future in which I might have some, possibly whether I want them or not.
The failed Google stunt today also highlights the problem I raised the other week about positioning dangerous buttons too close to everyday buttons in the UI. If you're going to add a "Make me look like a flighty, sackable twerp" button to your email system for a laugh, it's probably best not placed adjacent to the Send button.
Here we go again. 15 minutes. Why is it that the "I've wasted X minutes of my life" crowd are such slow readers?
What does the Guide button do? Arrange for a Girl Scout to come round and sell you cookies?
(Sighs at having to explain everything) Yes, of course it's intended as an insult. Good spot. I wonder if anyone else noticed it. Honest enough for you now?