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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 13:01 
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It's my first day back today after a lengthy Christmas break. One of the first things I had to do was get a logo from someone.

They responded to my email fast enough only, it had a word document with the logo in there. Brilliant start to the day.

Open the Word file with 7Zip / Winrar and get the image file out.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 13:02 
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Or have they taken the high quality original, printed it out, taken a photo of it with their phone, uploaded it to imgur, downloaded it on their PC and taken a screenshot and pasted *that* into the word doc?


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 13:09 
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Or have they taken the high quality original, printed it out, taken a photo of it with their phone, uploaded it to imgur, downloaded it on their PC and taken a screenshot and pasted *that* into the word doc?

... As a gif.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 13:10 
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Or have they taken the high quality original, printed it out, taken a photo of it with their phone, uploaded it to imgur, downloaded it on their PC and taken a screenshot and pasted *that* into the word doc?

... As a gif.


The correct pronunciation is gif

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Grim... wrote:
TheVision wrote:
It's my first day back today after a lengthy Christmas break. One of the first things I had to do was get a logo from someone.

They responded to my email fast enough only, it had a word document with the logo in there. Brilliant start to the day.

Open the Word file with 7Zip / Winrar and get the image file out.


I'm relatively sure that just right-clicking and choosing "Save as image" does the same thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 13:48 
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Ah yeah, maybe. I've got "Save as picture", but it gave me the full-size image.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Grim... wrote:
"Save as picture"


Ah, yeah, that's what I meant. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Bamba wrote:
Grim... wrote:
TheVision wrote:
It's my first day back today after a lengthy Christmas break. One of the first things I had to do was get a logo from someone.

They responded to my email fast enough only, it had a word document with the logo in there. Brilliant start to the day.

Open the Word file with 7Zip / Winrar and get the image file out.


I'm relatively sure that just right-clicking and choosing "Save as image" does the same thing.


It does indeed... but that's no help as you were right in the first instance, it's a low quality blur fest of an image.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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TheVision wrote:
Bamba wrote:
Grim... wrote:
TheVision wrote:
It's my first day back today after a lengthy Christmas break. One of the first things I had to do was get a logo from someone.

They responded to my email fast enough only, it had a word document with the logo in there. Brilliant start to the day.

Open the Word file with 7Zip / Winrar and get the image file out.


I'm relatively sure that just right-clicking and choosing "Save as image" does the same thing.


It does indeed... but that's no help as you were right in the first instance, it's a low quality blur fest of an image.


We used to have this issue constantly in my last job. We composed and printed letters on behalf of all local education authorities so every time one of them changed their logo or signatory for any reason we'd need new images to use. Every single fucking time our contact would be some clueless fuckwit who barely knew a JPEG from a hole in the ground and they'd endlessly claim that the approximately 14 pixels of horseshit they'd provided was the highest quality image available in the entire organisation. Obviously we could just blindly use that--and I lobbied hard for us to pick one of them as an example to the others and actually do it--but instead we'd have to go back and forth with these morons explaining to them why we didn't actually want both them and us to look like morons to every student in their region. Eventually, magically, someone would 'find' the proper high res artwork we needed and it would be sorted...before the next idiot inevitably popped up in the mailbox waving a deep-fried fucking GIF file at us. I do not miss that shit one bit.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Yep, this is a problem I have constantly. The annoying thing is that there's a section on their website under 'collateral' that reads:

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Below is a link to a password protected download of the identity collateral. It includes the logotype and badge in various formats for different uses. Also included in the download is a guide document to help implement the identity correctly. Download this artwork onto your system, do not give a supplier your password.


but do you think anyone know's the password to get access to it? Of course not. Why would they?


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 19:04 
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46828770

Nobody would be so stupid to think this was a good idea, surely...


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Trooper wrote:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46828770

Nobody would be so stupid to think this was a good idea, surely...

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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How is he? OH WAIT, SEEMS HE'S FINE.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Blur's 'Girls and Boys' just came on the jukebox. I can never hear the opening without remembering being 12 and hearing it from our shiny new mutimedia PC's speakers on a sunny day as that was the closest CD to hand.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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It must be years since I last put a CD in a computer.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Blur's 'Girls and Boys' just came on the jukebox. I can never hear the opening without remembering being 12 and hearing it from our shiny new mutimedia PC's speakers on a sunny day as that was the closest CD to hand.


THAT SONG IS 25 YEARS OLD WHAT THE FUCK?

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Was it Windows 95 that had Weezer’s Buddy Holly as a multimedia video example? That song is also 25 years old. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Think how I feel...

Other people associate particular tunes with key life events like a first kiss or whatever. Me? Windows 3.11 (for workgroups)


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Lonewolves wrote:
Was it Windows 95 that had Weezer’s Buddy Holly as a multimedia video example? That song is also 25 years old. :(


The whole family gathered round to watch that when I found it, it was amazing technology.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Think how I feel...

Other people associate particular tunes with key life events like a first kiss or whatever. Me? Windows 3.11 (for workgroups)

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Kern wrote:
Think how I feel...

Other people associate particular tunes with key life events like a first kiss or whatever. Me? Windows 3.11 (for workgroups)

Your first kiss was with Windows 3.11 (for workgroups)?

Man, that must've sucked.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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"we need a calendar" said MrsA. As I am on the front line in decision making I sorted it Like A Boss.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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I got Harriet that for Christmas a couple of years ago.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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I got Harriet that for Christmas a couple of years ago.


Did she hang it up on the wall immediately or did she wait the whole two years?

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Grim... wrote:
I got Harriet that for Christmas a couple of years ago.


Did she hang it up on the wall immediately or did she wait the whole two years?


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Me, last night:

  • Boot up PC.
  • Flick the output from the monitor over to the TV.
  • Open an episode of B99.
  • Pause it right at the beginning so it's just showing a completely black frame.
  • Full screen it.
  • Go to the kitchen to do some stuff.
  • Come back into living room.
  • Notice completely black TV screen.
  • Panic slightly.
  • Spend ten minutes switching things on/off and fucking with various cable connections to no avail.
  • Eventually Google for the Windows 10 keyboard shortcut that lets you change the output between available displays.
  • Hit that key combination, the relevant overlay appears on the TV on top of the 'black screen'.
  • Realise what's going on.
  • Unpause video player and try to pretend that last quarter of an hour didn't happen.

I am not a smart man.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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^ that's the equivalent of me spending half an hour getting increasingly worried that my changes aren't being reflected on a website only to realise I'm uploading to the wrong server (which I do more frequently than I should admit to)

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Ohhh... I have one of these. I've just received a load of DVDs I was producing only to find that I'd sent them the wrong ISO in the first place. Brilliant!


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^ that's the equivalent of me spending half an hour getting increasingly worried that my changes aren't being reflected on a website only to realise I'm uploading to the wrong server (which I do more frequently than I should admit to)

I’ve definitely never been working on a hacky code prototype and really happy that all my tests passed first time before realising I’d run the tests in a different branch. Ah huh.


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I didn't recently drive from Manchester to Barrow in Furness to fix a customer's faulty till scales, swap out the scale, swap out the scale display and THEN check that there was power coming out of the mains socket. Oh no, not me.

To be fair, a failed bank of four sockets is pretty rare, but I should know to check the fundamentals first. And the helpdesk vetting the call should have asked them if there was power to the scale before sending an engineer to replace a perfectly good one.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Eggs actly.

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I have seen a lot of posts about razors and how a lot of men are upset about the add.

Isn't it a bit of an over reaction? (yes welcome to the internet)

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I have seen a lot of posts about razors and how a lot of men are upset about the add.

Isn't it a bit of an over reaction? (yes welcome to the internet)

I like the central idea of the ad, as a snippet of insight into a huge problem, but as soon as you are trying to profit off of any huge societal problem by sliding your ‘please buy our stuff’ alongside the message, it all gets a bit messy.

Much as I’d hope that people took something strong away from it, there’s always going to be a backlash to people promoting a ‘Male’* product with a feminist message.

*’Male’, because despite the ads, women use them too, because women’s razors are 4x the price, because they are pink.

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