Augh.

2011-12-27 19:59
xtina: (Default)
Two things the universe should learn:

1) Apartment listings should come with square footage and/or floor plans.  Photos of wooden corners don't help me at all.  They could be stock photos, and I would never know.

2) Sellers of paint should make proper "this is the shit we make" galleries, not this Flash "let's sell you a Room Concept" bullshit.
xtina: (Default)
JavaScript date/time handling stuff: bad, or the worst?

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xtina: "No... :( I wanted the opposite of this. :( " (things have gone awry)
The very first morning I can use my brain meds again, and I &*#( put them down.

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xtina: "No... :( I wanted the opposite of this. :( " (things have gone awry)
The very first morning I can use my brain meds again, and I &*#( put them down.
xtina: (Default)
I have a Stylish script that just makes everything black text, because for some reason, a whole lotta websites love the shit out of grey text.

Could someone please explain to me the value of using #555 as a text colour?  Especially on a slightly grey background?  Is there some sort of squinting fetish I've missed out on?  Perhaps people are really tired of being able to read?  Or an underground movement dedicated to increasing Stylish use, perhaps.

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xtina: (Default)
I have a Stylish script that just makes everything black text, because for some reason, a whole lotta websites love the shit out of grey text.

Could someone please explain to me the value of using #555 as a text colour?  Especially on a slightly grey background?  Is there some sort of squinting fetish I've missed out on?  Perhaps people are really tired of being able to read?  Or an underground movement dedicated to increasing Stylish use, perhaps.
xtina: "No... :( I wanted the opposite of this. :( " (things have gone awry)
Seems I posted this without taking out the top bit.

The other day, I went out to read at the bar.  Some guy came over and started chatting with me, and it was all cool -- he seemed interesting enough, and I was a little low in the extroversion department, no worries.  Plus, Star Trek nattering, w00t.

He had this flirting style, though, that involved being... too-quickly inclusive, I guess.  Or presumptuous?  Something.  A sample:

Dude: That wasn't nice.
Xtina: I'm not a nice person.
Dude: We'll have to work on that.
Xtina: ...what's this we bullshit?

He kept doing that "we" thing; the "bullshit" line of mine was after a few repeats of that.  Dear random dude: not charming at all.  In fact, bloody irritating.

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xtina: "No... :( I wanted the opposite of this. :( " (things have gone awry)
Seems I posted this without taking out the top bit.

The other day, I went out to read at the bar.  Some guy came over and started chatting with me, and it was all cool -- he seemed interesting enough, and I was a little low in the extroversion department, no worries.  Plus, Star Trek nattering, w00t.

He had this flirting style, though, that involved being... too-quickly inclusive, I guess.  Or presumptuous?  Something.  A sample:

Dude: That wasn't nice.
Xtina: I'm not a nice person.
Dude: We'll have to work on that.
Xtina: ...what's this we bullshit?

He kept doing that "we" thing; the "bullshit" line of mine was after a few repeats of that.  Dear random dude: not charming at all.  In fact, bloody irritating.
xtina: (Default)
I am now on Google+.  How about that.

MORE TO THE POINT.

Screenshot!

Can you read the text?  No!  It is far too rad and hip and fresh to be interested in things like mere readability!  Psh.

Fuck I hate the unholy greyening of the interwebs.  Dear design jerks: anything up to about #333 or so is fine, even understandable; #CCC and similar is fucking annoying.

Comments disabled because I already know that I can send in suggestions and/or use Stylish.

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xtina: A loud, angry wolf, shouting "IT'S RANT O'CLOCK / REASON CAN WAIT". From here: http://memegenerator.net/Insanity-Wolf (rant)
I am now on Google+.  How about that.

MORE TO THE POINT.

Screenshot!

Can you read the text?  No!  It is far too rad and hip and fresh to be interested in things like mere readability!  Psh.

Fuck I hate the unholy greyening of the interwebs.  Dear design jerks: anything up to about #333 or so is fine, even understandable; #CCC and similar is fucking annoying.

Comments disabled because I already know that I can send in suggestions and/or use Stylish.
xtina: (Default)
Three random things time!

--

I found the Guinness World Records YouTube channel.  Some are decent; a lot are stupid.  I, naturally, played them for like 5 hours today, while Josh grumbled about the lowered standards of today's Guinness World Records something standards something.

X: *after 15 similar videos*  Crushing eggs with toes in one minute!
J: razzafrackin gargabarga nchlbnchl gnrrrr
X: Oh oh, how about number of [ballet twirls] someone can do in 30 seconds!  Boys versus girls!
Video: *dumb fuckin' stereotypical gotdam jokes, yarr*
J: SO DUMB AAAA
X: Here's one, on drinking Tabasco sauce in one minute!  Sez here this is the first time this has ever been done!
J: THAT'S BECAUSE IT'S STUPID
X: Oh wait, here's one: something about making the longest BMX jump.
J: ...that sounds not bad.
X: "(male)".
J: *the heaviest of sighs*
X: *cracks up*
J: It's machinery!!

Later:

J: *swears a lot*
X: Josh, I have never loved you so hard.
J: I hate you.
X: *cracks up*
J: With fire!
X: *can't breathe; laughing*
J: *flails*

--

The physical reasons I tend to dislike food and eating it:

1: I have a blandish and narrow sort of palate.  This makes it hard for me to really care about my food.

2: I find eating to be interruptive.  I'm hip-deep in this concept that has branched out 15 ways!  If I leave now, it'll collapse into nonsense!  Like if you're trying to pick up a stitch you dropped 15 rows ago in some lace knitting you're doing.  Except it's lunchtime, so just throw it in the corner, quite literally; I'm sure you'll be able to figure out what you were doing a minute ago!

I need some sort of electroshock "don't rewrite the system you're using while you're using it for time-sensitive stuff" feedback thing in my chair.

3: Sometimes, a weird confluence of food makes me throw up.  Like today!  Lunch was pesto and olive oil and bread, with some wine+water.  (I wanted some wine with lunch, but it was only 14:00, and I was hot besides.)  Snacks during the videoing was Tostitos.  A rogue creature in my belly flipped the "EVACUATE" switch on a dare, and yup, time to throw up.  Under-pleasant!

4: I'm lactose intolerant, and it has never quite figured out how to react to this cutting slight.  Sometimes, I'm perfectly fine.  Other times, there's abrupt TMI.  Who can say!

5: Did I mention the periodic acid reflux thing?  Where some months are mostly fine, and others feel like I am, in fact, one steel will away from throwing up?  Pro-tip: reflux-triggered emesis is just never anything like a win.

This all translates into me not really doing much with food.  At all ever.  When I can't eat things that most would call "not that harsh" and get sick to my stomach, and have that not feel like an uncommon thing for me, that's about when I stop caring about this whole "experimentation" bullus shittus.

Although that is the sad, because I really like pesto and bread and olive oil.

One day, I will discover the perfect food routine, and I will enfold it lovingly into my DNA.  It'll make it hard to travel, and I'll have to get up at the same time every day including weekends, and finding places to live may become oddly restricted, but PERFECT FOOD ROUTINE.

...I abruptly have a new goal.  And here I just wanted to go on about throwing up and how it sucks!

--

Please do not give me eating or cooking or food advice, unless either you know me well or you are in the advanced class of giving advice to a $topic-resistant subject who was ranting in the first place.  (I mean, it can be done, it's just not a novice-level thing.)

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xtina: (Default)
Three random things time!

--

I found the Guinness World Records YouTube channel.  Some are decent; a lot are stupid.  I, naturally, played them for like 5 hours today, while Josh grumbled about the lowered standards of today's Guinness World Records something standards something.

X: *after 15 similar videos*  Crushing eggs with toes in one minute!
J: razzafrackin gargabarga nchlbnchl gnrrrr
X: Oh oh, how about number of [ballet twirls] someone can do in 30 seconds!  Boys versus girls!
Video: *dumb fuckin' stereotypical gotdam jokes, yarr*
J: SO DUMB AAAA
X: Here's one, on drinking Tabasco sauce in one minute!  Sez here this is the first time this has ever been done!
J: THAT'S BECAUSE IT'S STUPID
X: Oh wait, here's one: something about making the longest BMX jump.
J: ...that sounds not bad.
X: "(male)".
J: *the heaviest of sighs*
X: *cracks up*
J: It's machinery!!

Later:

J: *swears a lot*
X: Josh, I have never loved you so hard.
J: I hate you.
X: *cracks up*
J: With fire!
X: *can't breathe; laughing*
J: *flails*

--

The physical reasons I tend to dislike food and eating it:

1: I have a blandish and narrow sort of palate.  This makes it hard for me to really care about my food.

2: I find eating to be interruptive.  I'm hip-deep in this concept that has branched out 15 ways!  If I leave now, it'll collapse into nonsense!  Like if you're trying to pick up a stitch you dropped 15 rows ago in some lace knitting you're doing.  Except it's lunchtime, so just throw it in the corner, quite literally; I'm sure you'll be able to figure out what you were doing a minute ago!

I need some sort of electroshock "don't rewrite the system you're using while you're using it for time-sensitive stuff" feedback thing in my chair.

3: Sometimes, a weird confluence of food makes me throw up.  Like today!  Lunch was pesto and olive oil and bread, with some wine+water.  (I wanted some wine with lunch, but it was only 14:00, and I was hot besides.)  Snacks during the videoing was Tostitos.  A rogue creature in my belly flipped the "EVACUATE" switch on a dare, and yup, time to throw up.  Under-pleasant!

4: I'm lactose intolerant, and it has never quite figured out how to react to this cutting slight.  Sometimes, I'm perfectly fine.  Other times, there's abrupt TMI.  Who can say!

5: Did I mention the periodic acid reflux thing?  Where some months are mostly fine, and others feel like I am, in fact, one steel will away from throwing up?  Pro-tip: reflux-triggered emesis is just never anything like a win.

This all translates into me not really doing much with food.  At all ever.  When I can't eat things that most would call "not that harsh" and get sick to my stomach, and have that not feel like an uncommon thing for me, that's about when I stop caring about this whole "experimentation" bullus shittus.

Although that is the sad, because I really like pesto and bread and olive oil.

One day, I will discover the perfect food routine, and I will enfold it lovingly into my DNA.  It'll make it hard to travel, and I'll have to get up at the same time every day including weekends, and finding places to live may become oddly restricted, but PERFECT FOOD ROUTINE.

...I abruptly have a new goal.  And here I just wanted to go on about throwing up and how it sucks!

--

Please do not give me eating or cooking or food advice, unless either you know me well or you are in the advanced class of giving advice to a $topic-resistant subject who was ranting in the first place.  (I mean, it can be done, it's just not a novice-level thing.)
xtina: (Default)
Another thing that completely annoys me!

Blog-places where the comment system seems to be set up to ignore ongoing conversations!

Like this one with a zillion comments, where I have to keep clicking "More" to get to the goddamn beginning, so I can see what people are responding to!

"How can I set up the commenting system so people only see the newest, freshest comments?  First-comers are so last 15 minutes, and it's not like there might be commenters talking to one another.  How daft would that be?"

Also, it is 01:30 and I am le tired, so I am possibly over-grumpy about this.

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xtina: (Default)
Another thing that completely annoys me!

Blog-places where the comment system seems to be set up to ignore ongoing conversations!

Like this one with a zillion comments, where I have to keep clicking "More" to get to the goddamn beginning, so I can see what people are responding to!

"How can I set up the commenting system so people only see the newest, freshest comments?  First-comers are so last 15 minutes, and it's not like there might be commenters talking to one another.  How daft would that be?"

Also, it is 01:30 and I am le tired, so I am possibly over-grumpy about this.
xtina: (Default)
Dear Google:

* "Did you mean 'alternate'?"

Perfectly fine. Helpful when I'm typing too fast to spell things correctly, or when I completely forget how to spell Yggdrasil.

* "Searching on 'alternate'. Click to search on 'what-you-typed'.

Moderately annoying. Sometimes useful during typos as above, but it's a bad habit for a search engine to get into.

* No "we're gonna search on what we want and you can suck it" text at all, just searching on 'alternate'.

Mildly enraging.

Gnah,
-X


I'm editing a wiki for Ragnarok (the DOS game, not Online), and I'm making a page on Norse references, linking game elements to the relevant Wikipedia pages. There's a demon called Plog in the game, so I searched on "plog norse" (no quotes).

Apparently, Google has decided for me that I'm searching on "blog norse" (no quotes). No alternate link, no text, no nothing.

I wish Google -- in fact, all search engines -- had some sort of advanced checkbox, wherein I can search on what I fucking typed.

Annoying/enraging results are three times as likely when I'm searching on various programming language keywords.

Note: I know how to use the plus sign to force it to search on what I want, plus quote marks if I want a particular phrase, plus both if I want to force the particular phrase.  The rage isn't "Something unexpected has happened! Hulk out!", it's that Google keeps assuming it knows what I want, and I can barely tolerate that from people.

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xtina: (Default)
Dear Google:

* "Did you mean 'alternate'?"

Perfectly fine. Helpful when I'm typing too fast to spell things correctly, or when I completely forget how to spell Yggdrasil.

* "Searching on 'alternate'. Click to search on 'what-you-typed'.

Moderately annoying. Sometimes useful during typos as above, but it's a bad habit for a search engine to get into.

* No "we're gonna search on what we want and you can suck it" text at all, just searching on 'alternate'.

Mildly enraging.

Gnah,
-X


I'm editing a wiki for Ragnarok (the DOS game, not Online), and I'm making a page on Norse references, linking game elements to the relevant Wikipedia pages. There's a demon called Plog in the game, so I searched on "plog norse" (no quotes).

Apparently, Google has decided for me that I'm searching on "blog norse" (no quotes). No alternate link, no text, no nothing.

I wish Google -- in fact, all search engines -- had some sort of advanced checkbox, wherein I can search on what I fucking typed.

Annoying/enraging results are three times as likely when I'm searching on various programming language keywords.

Note: I know how to use the plus sign to force it to search on what I want, plus quote marks if I want a particular phrase, plus both if I want to force the particular phrase.  The rage isn't "Something unexpected has happened! Hulk out!", it's that Google keeps assuming it knows what I want, and I can barely tolerate that from people.
xtina: (Default)
MSIE9, incidentally, looks like MS copied Google Chrome, but made it all very, very overexposed.

Dear the world: it doesn't have to be barely seeable to be useful.

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xtina: (Default)
MSIE9, incidentally, looks like MS copied Google Chrome, but made it all very, very overexposed.

Dear the world: it doesn't have to be barely seeable to be useful.
xtina: (Default)
Today's thing that bugs the piss out of me, which makes it uncomfortable for people around me:

People asking what a thing is, when two seconds of Googling would've gotten that information down easily.

Supplementary annoyance:

I have found that I have no patience for the portions of a conversation that involve "But I was sure it was in the 1800s..." "No, I think it was 1920".  We have the INTERNET.  LOOK IT UP.  SUBSEQUENTLY MOVE ON.


At this rate, I'll be a hermit in a year.

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