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Re: Things I find a tad exasperating v.3
« Reply #3010 on: February 26, 2024, 09:43:40 AM »
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« Reply #3011 on: February 26, 2024, 10:58:54 AM »
I bought a new TV on Saturday.

Man, do I miss the days of 'Power button > Input Select> Done'. It took us nearly two hours of setup and dicking around before we were able to watch something using the PS5. The TV is too smart for its own good.   

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« Reply #3012 on: February 26, 2024, 01:10:50 PM »
I bought a new TV on Saturday.

Man, do I miss the days of 'Power button > Input Select> Done'. It took us nearly two hours of setup and dicking around before we were able to watch something using the PS5. The TV is too smart for its own good.

While I was at the store yesterday I saw a monitor and smart TV in one.  I stood and just looked ar it for a while in disbelief!

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Re: Things I find a tad exasperating v.3
« Reply #3013 on: February 26, 2024, 01:28:39 PM »
I bought a new TV on Saturday.

Man, do I miss the days of 'Power button > Input Select> Done'. It took us nearly two hours of setup and dicking around before we were able to watch something using the PS5. The TV is too smart for its own good.

While I was at the store yesterday I saw a monitor and smart TV in one.  I stood and just looked ar it for a while in disbelief!


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Re: Things I find a tad exasperating v.3
« Reply #3014 on: February 26, 2024, 01:40:51 PM »
I bought a new TV on Saturday.

Man, do I miss the days of 'Power button > Input Select> Done'. It took us nearly two hours of setup and dicking around before we were able to watch something using the PS5. The TV is too smart for its own good.

While I was at the store yesterday I saw a monitor and smart TV in one.  I stood and just looked ar it for a while in disbelief!


They don't let you off the farm very often, do they?

Obviously.   :lol
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Re: Things I find a tad exasperating v.3
« Reply #3015 on: February 27, 2024, 07:16:27 PM »
Picked up a monitor this morning, mine was so old this is only a 21 inch and it's fucking massive to me.  Some porn would look incredible on this but will hold myself back lol.  $98, click and collect and picked up no issues, plugged it in, off we go.



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Re: Things I find a tad exasperating v.3
« Reply #3016 on: February 27, 2024, 07:19:46 PM »
Picked up a monitor this morning, mine was so old this is only a 21 inch and it's fucking massive to me.  Some porn would look incredible on this but will hold myself back lol.  $98, click and collect and picked up no issues, plugged it in, off we go.




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« Reply #3017 on: February 27, 2024, 07:20:35 PM »
Yes Tim, that's in fact a gif of me.  :lol
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« Reply #3018 on: February 27, 2024, 07:21:27 PM »
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would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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« Reply #3019 on: February 27, 2024, 07:25:17 PM »
Can't you tell the Aussie Bob, Tim?  :lol
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« Reply #3020 on: February 27, 2024, 08:05:27 PM »
Can't you tell the Aussie Bob, Tim?  :lol

I'd kill to have that kids amount of hair.
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« Reply #3021 on: February 27, 2024, 08:40:46 PM »
Haha nice upgrade on the monitor. I have 2 montiors one is an Ultrawide 34" curved monitor alongside a 32" 4k monitor.


I had this in 2005



When I went from a 15" screen to a 23" monitor in 2011 it blew my mind.


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Re: Things I find a tad exasperating v.3
« Reply #3022 on: February 27, 2024, 08:54:52 PM »
I bought a new TV on Saturday.

Man, do I miss the days of 'Power button > Input Select> Done'. It took us nearly two hours of setup and dicking around before we were able to watch something using the PS5. The TV is too smart for its own good.   

What'd ya get? I got a new TV over Christmas and I kind of had the same sentatiment. That said my old tv was broken for so long I forgot what shows looked like without a blue hue :lol

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« Reply #3023 on: February 27, 2024, 08:55:41 PM »
My boss is remodeling his basement and I just helped him hang a new 82" TV.
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Re: Things I find a tad exasperating v.3
« Reply #3024 on: February 28, 2024, 02:49:50 AM »
Haha nice upgrade on the monitor. I have 2 montiors one is an Ultrawide 34" curved monitor alongside a 32" 4k monitor.


I had this in 2005




When I went from a 15" screen to a 23" monitor in 2011 it blew my mind.




2011.  :lol

Better late than never for me I guess.  To be fair, my monitor wasn't as old as your one.  That's an antique.  I like how you've kept the same two books to prop the monitor up.  :lol
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« Reply #3025 on: February 28, 2024, 08:03:21 AM »
And a partial upgrade on the book stand as well!  :)

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Re: Things I find a tad exasperating v.3
« Reply #3026 on: February 28, 2024, 08:16:23 AM »
Might be cool to go back and find pictures of my previous PC set ups.  Certainly went from small to fucking huge as my desk space takes up like 1/5 of my basement.

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« Reply #3027 on: February 28, 2024, 05:32:59 PM »
I have a daily double of exasperating.

I flew home from Michigan today.  Everything was relatively smooth until we landed.  We taxied to the gate and, only after stopping did they figure out the jetway wasn't working.  Really?  They don't check that before directing a plane to a gate?  The exasperating part was that the pilot either lied to us or passed along bad info about how long it would take.  They moved us to the gate next door, but we couldn't just back out and move.  We had to wait for another plane to move and then something was in the way.  Every time the pilot told us how long it would take, it took twice as long.  Ugh....

The second part was that, in the row across the aisle from me were two women (who I don't believe knew each other before the flight) in the aisle and middle seat, and a 3ish year old girl who belonged to middle seat lady.  The child went full machine gun with "when are we going to move" and "are we there yet."  Normal stuff for her age, so I don't blame her.  I do, however, blame her mother who kept ignoring her so she could continue chatting with the woman in the aisle seat.  Talk to your damn kid, lady!  Explain what's going on and tell her that her non-stop chatter isn't helping anything and is annoying everyone else within earshot.  I really wanted to reach over and give her a good smack (the mother, not the kid).  But alas....
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« Reply #3028 on: February 29, 2024, 06:42:20 AM »
2011.  :lol

Better late than never for me I guess.  To be fair, my monitor wasn't as old as your one.  That's an antique.  I like how you've kept the same two books to prop the monitor up.  :lol
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The propping up with books thing is something I'm glad I've always been doing from early on. Having monitors at a proper eye level saves your body from all kinds of neck and back aches.


And a partial upgrade on the book stand as well!  :)


2005 is when I was in the UK and single, 2011 is states side and married.   :)


Might be cool to go back and find pictures of my previous PC set ups.  Certainly went from small to fucking huge as my desk space takes up like 1/5 of my basement.


It's like a time capsule, seeing how different things were in each decade is very interesting. I wished I had some pictures of my PC from the early 90s, though it wouldn't be much different from the one in 2005.
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Re: Things I find a tad exasperating v.3
« Reply #3029 on: February 29, 2024, 06:43:50 AM »
Might be cool to go back and find pictures of my previous PC set ups.  Certainly went from small to fucking huge as my desk space takes up like 1/5 of my basement.

I think I remember seeing a pic a while back, you have a green screen set up too right?

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Re: Things I find a tad exasperating v.3
« Reply #3030 on: February 29, 2024, 08:04:05 AM »
Might be cool to go back and find pictures of my previous PC set ups.  Certainly went from small to fucking huge as my desk space takes up like 1/5 of my basement.

I think I remember seeing a pic a while back, you have a green screen set up too right?

Yeah the green screen and lights take up a lot of space.  My PC itself is huge and is ontop of it's own like small dresser, then my stand up desk is nice and big with two monitors, and then I have another side desk for mostly junk and it has draws for little shit since I don't like clutter.

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Re: Things I find a tad exasperating v.3
« Reply #3031 on: March 11, 2024, 06:03:21 AM »
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Just pick one or the other for f#@k sake and stick with it.

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Re: Things I find a tad exasperating v.3
« Reply #3032 on: March 11, 2024, 07:56:32 AM »
I am dragging today
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Re: Things I find a tad exasperating v.3
« Reply #3033 on: March 11, 2024, 08:25:17 AM »
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Just pick one or the other for f#@k sake and stick with it.
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Re: Things I find a tad exasperating v.3
« Reply #3034 on: March 11, 2024, 10:29:32 AM »
Reset oven clock
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Reset bedroom #1 alarm clock
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Just pick one or the other for f#@k sake and stick with it.

Fortunately, the only clocks we have that don't reset on their own are the microwave, the clock on my nightstand and our cars.

Still, the highlighted could not be more true.
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« Reply #3035 on: March 11, 2024, 10:36:32 AM »
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Reset DVD player clock
Reset bedroom #1 alarm clock
Reset bedroom #2 alarm clock
Reset bedroom #3 alarm clock
Reset vehicle #1 clock
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Reset watch #1
Reset watch #2

Just pick one or the other for f#@k sake and stick with it.

Fortunately, the only clocks we have that don't reset on their own are the microwave, the clock on my nightstand and our cars.

Still, the highlighted could not be more true.

That used to be us but now it's gone down to oven, microwave, wall clock and car#2. Rest all sync up.
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Re: Things I find a tad exasperating v.3
« Reply #3036 on: March 11, 2024, 10:45:56 AM »
Reset oven clock
Reset microwave clock
Reset wall clock #1
Reset wall clock #2
Reset DVD player clock
Reset bedroom #1 alarm clock
Reset bedroom #2 alarm clock
Reset bedroom #3 alarm clock
Reset vehicle #1 clock
Reset vehicle #2 clock
Reset watch #1
Reset watch #2

Just pick one or the other for f#@k sake and stick with it.

Fortunately, the only clocks we have that don't reset on their own are the microwave, the clock on my nightstand and our cars.

Still, the highlighted could not be more true.

That used to be us but now it's gone down to oven, microwave, wall clock and car#2. Rest all sync up.

Yeah, just three devices for me to manually update these days.

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Re: Things I find a tad exasperating v.3
« Reply #3037 on: March 11, 2024, 11:30:24 AM »
Reset oven clock
Reset microwave clock
Reset wall clock #1
Reset wall clock #2
Reset DVD player clock
Reset bedroom #1 alarm clock
Reset bedroom #2 alarm clock
Reset bedroom #3 alarm clock
Reset vehicle #1 clock
Reset vehicle #2 clock
Reset watch #1
Reset watch #2

Just pick one or the other for f#@k sake and stick with it.

Fortunately, the only clocks we have that don't reset on their own are the microwave, the clock on my nightstand and our cars.

Still, the highlighted could not be more true.

That used to be us but now it's gone down to oven, microwave, wall clock and car#2. Rest all sync up.

Yeah, just three devices for me to manually update these days.

Stove and microwave in the house, one battery operated clock in the kitchen, and my car. 

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Re: Things I find a tad exasperating v.3
« Reply #3038 on: March 11, 2024, 12:38:06 PM »
I only had to do the coffee maker and microwave

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Re: Things I find a tad exasperating v.3
« Reply #3039 on: March 11, 2024, 05:28:34 PM »
Fuck DST is hard when you have kids.

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« Reply #3040 on: March 11, 2024, 05:38:23 PM »
Fuck DST is hard when you have kids.

It's the time change in general.  I'm pretty sure I wrote about this earlier in the thread.  My son was born in May, and getting him on a good sleep schedule as a baby was REALLY hard for us.  We had just about settled into something when the "fall back" came.  Completely fucked us and resulted in a LOT of crying and frustration.  By the time we got around to the "spring forward" the next year, it wasn't so bad, but that first year nearly tore us apart.  When they get older, it really screws them up getting up for school and maintaining an established bedtime ritual.  There's just no good reason for it anymore.
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« Reply #3041 on: March 12, 2024, 07:42:59 AM »
I hate both time changes with a purple passion.
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Re: Things I find a tad exasperating v.3
« Reply #3042 on: March 14, 2024, 08:02:15 AM »
DST blows, as a computer programmer i fucking hate it lol. dealing with TZ and DST issues is one of the worst parts of my job
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« Reply #3043 on: March 14, 2024, 08:59:21 AM »
DST blows, as a computer programmer i fucking hate it lol. dealing with TZ and DST issues is one of the worst parts of my job
Wow, I never even thought about that being affected.
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« Reply #3044 on: March 14, 2024, 09:26:23 AM »
I hate both time changes with a purple passion.

We should just get rid of one.  I don't really care which one, but just every year shoot ahead another hour (or behind, as the case may be).  When I retire, it'll be full sun at midnight!  :)