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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2023 13:40 
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Thanks, I'll bear that in mind if I don't get a fix from O2.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2023 16:49 
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Yeah, I'd be swapping - go via Topcashback to make it even more worthwhile. Unlimited texts and calls seems extravagant - I rarely use any - but you can go way under £10. And these days it's just a couple of texts to port your number.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2023 2:31 
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I had a similar situation when I had home broadband and two mobiles with the same telco, they just couldn't seem to change one thing without messing up another, it was infuriating.

Moving to a different telco (and then back again when there was a good deal) seemed to do the trick, it was like starting over. It really shouldn't be that hard though.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2023 10:34 
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I had a call on Monday from Theresa at O2's Complaints Review Service in response to my email complaint. Unfortunately, the screenshots of my account that I attached weren't visible, but she understood the problems I was having. She'd had a look at my account said that it appeared my number is associated with both a Pay and Go and a Pay Monthly account, so she was taking it up with the Migrations Back Office Team.

I haven't had a text to tell me to top up on Pay and Go, which I'd usually have had by now, so it looks like the've been tweaking things. I've also just checked on the phone app and the on-line account and the references to Pay and Go have disappeared, but it's not showing my Pay Monthly allowances yet. Perhaps they'll appear when the first DD payment is taken.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2023 12:13 
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I had a call on Monday from Theresa at O2's Complaints Review Service in response to my email complaint. Unfortunately, the screenshots of my account that I attached weren't visible, but she understood the problems I was having. She'd had a look at my account said that it appeared my number is associated with both a Pay and Go and a Pay Monthly account, so she was taking it up with the Migrations Back Office Team.

I haven't had a text to tell me to top up on Pay and Go, which I'd usually have had by now, so it looks like the've been tweaking things. I've also just checked on the phone app and the on-line account and the references to Pay and Go have disappeared, but it's not showing my Pay Monthly allowances yet. Perhaps they'll appear when the first DD payment is taken.


They're definitely fiddling with it, my SIM became 'not provisioned' just after I posted the previous update.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2023 15:04 
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Warhead wrote:
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I had a call on Monday from Theresa at O2's Complaints Review Service in response to my email complaint. Unfortunately, the screenshots of my account that I attached weren't visible, but she understood the problems I was having. She'd had a look at my account said that it appeared my number is associated with both a Pay and Go and a Pay Monthly account, so she was taking it up with the Migrations Back Office Team.

I haven't had a text to tell me to top up on Pay and Go, which I'd usually have had by now, so it looks like the've been tweaking things. I've also just checked on the phone app and the on-line account and the references to Pay and Go have disappeared, but it's not showing my Pay Monthly allowances yet. Perhaps they'll appear when the first DD payment is taken.


They're definitely fiddling with it, my SIM became 'not provisioned' just after I posted the previous update.


All sorted now. ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2023 18:55 
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I can't, I've only got one drone and I've never learned to fly it.


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I won an Apple HomePod Mini at work, but we already have 5(?) Echos around the house so now I have to sell it.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2023 21:38 
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The cat sitters got confused about when we needed them to feed the cats and turned up at 6:15am and not pm.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2024 18:28 
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We want to change our broadband provider as the internet keeps going down but we can't as the internet keeps going down.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2024 22:45 
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I went to see a theatrical show that a certain lady friend was involved in. It was bloody awful. There's a limit to just how polite about it I can be.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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I went to see a theatrical show that a certain lady friend was involved in. It was bloody awful. There's a limit to just how polite about it I can be.

Was the lady your own mother?

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2024 7:40 
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I went to see a theatrical show that a certain lady friend was involved in. It was bloody awful. There's a limit to just how polite about it I can be.

Awful because the writing was no good, or because the acting or production were less than skilled?

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Mimi wrote:
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I went to see a theatrical show that a certain lady friend was involved in. It was bloody awful. There's a limit to just how polite about it I can be.

Awful because the writing was no good, or because the acting or production were less than skilled?


The latter! It was a charity thing and so I'm not going to be mean about it but I've said a lot of things like "you all looked like you were having so much fun" and "I can tell how hard everyone worked"


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2024 9:20 
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You did good to find those positives, at least. Having seen a lot of Am-Dram you really have to let go of expectations :DD Sometimes you find a lovely surprise. The most surprising piece of theatre I’ve ever been to was a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, done by the year 5s at a local primary school when I was about 17-18. It was excellent, brilliantly acted and the staging was *chef’s kiss*. I think about that show a lot.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2024 11:11 
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Squirt wrote:
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I went to see a theatrical show that a certain lady friend was involved in. It was bloody awful. There's a limit to just how polite about it I can be.

Awful because the writing was no good, or because the acting or production were less than skilled?


The latter! It was a charity thing and so I'm not going to be mean about it, I didn't even fill the bottle with piss before I threw it.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2024 14:16 
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Had to go back and check I didn't scan over that the first time, you scamp!


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:D It wasn't quite that bad


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2024 10:57 
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On the topic of theatres, the New Theatre in Oxford is so proud of its fading 1930s interior that the closest men's toilets to the stalls remain utterly inadequate.

I know I could wander to other parts of the building during the interval, but that's not the point.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2024 5:58 
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I got the batteries changed in my G-Shock and now one of the buttons doesn't work. The shop is a couple of towns over and my car is currently broken.

So I'm having to wear a nicer Seiko to work and I'd be upset if it gets a scratch or scuff.

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2024 18:32 
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I don't want 'romance' options in games.

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2024 19:47 
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My selfie camera is still broken.

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I don't want 'romance' options in games.


But that was the best bit of Leisure Suit Larry, although I guess that's using the term 'romance' somewhat loosely.


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I should have bought two extra TS tickets and then sold them., looking at the resale prices.

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Nah, I would have taken two friends.

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More iPod classic/iTunes/file renaming shenanigans.

I've been gradually renaming the thousands of music files I copied from my iPod to my Windows laptop and putting them in album folders, before copying them on to my phone, but I had a lot of tracks in playlists on the iPod so wanted to replicate those on my phone. I couldn't find any way of copying those playlists, so I had to manually make notes of all the tracks in each playlist and then manually create them on the phone. I also suspected that I might have lost some of the files I'd copied off the iPod, so plugged it back into the laptop to see if my memory was playing tricks on me.

For unknown reasons, Windows 11 sometimes doesn't really recognise the iPod and neither does iTunes, so I have to keep disconnecting and reconnecting it until it plays ball. After one such reconnection Windows said it could see the iPod as an external drive, but that it needed formatting. It's done that before and I've just hit [Cancel] and started again. This time, not only did it want to format the drive, but when I'd cancelled the formatting, it said drive D: had been corrupted and no attempts to recover it were successful. But then iTunes offered to reinstall the classic software, but warned that all data would be lost. So now I've got a virtually empty but working iPod classic, and have only been able to make notes of a couple of playlists. At least I HAD copied everything off the iPod on to the laptop.

So I thought I'd better make a backup of all the music files on to the external hard drive I bought a few months ago.

It only took a few minutes, but when I looked at the Music folder I'd copied across, Explorer said it was empty. I wondered if I'd made a mistake of some sort while copying, so I was going to try again, only to find that the Music folder on the laptop was also empty, at which point I had a moment of panic. BUT, when I asked Explorer to show me the Properties for the Music folder, it said it contained 4006 files and 393 folders. Then I had a look at the external drive and found that it also had 4006 files and 393 folders. Windows 11 decided to hide the contents of the folders during the copying process. Why would it do that??? And why did it successfully copy the iTunes folder, with the files that haven't yet renamed and copied on to the phone without making them hidden folders during the same copying process?! Fuck knows.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2024 8:06 
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This fresh hell where the plastic caps on drinks are attached to the bottle. Fine if you're drinking water or whatever.

But what if you're having a chocolate milk type drink or one of those yoghurt ones. You have to shake those up so there's going to be some in the cap. So then if it's attached, it's definitely going to spill some of that on you. Like save the planet for sure, but don't make it look like a bird with food poisoning has shat on my shirt.

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I hate those attached caps with a passion. You always have to angle them just right to screw the lid back on properly because the 'hinge' gets in the way of it making the proper seal.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2024 14:19 
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Just rip the fuckers off.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2024 5:30 
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Warhead wrote:
More iPod classic/iTunes/file renaming shenanigans.

I've been gradually renaming the thousands of music files I copied from my iPod to my Windows laptop



Eeesh, I remember trying something like this many years ago - i could never get it to happen in a quick and convenient way, and in the end I just gave up. In fact, my MP3 collection was very poorly curated in all regards.

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Sir Taxalot wrote:
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More iPod classic/iTunes/file renaming shenanigans.

I've been gradually renaming the thousands of music files I copied from my iPod to my Windows laptop



Eeesh, I remember trying something like this many years ago - i could never get it to happen in a quick and convenient way, and in the end I just gave up. In fact, my MP3 collection was very poorly curated in all regards.



With the program I use - mp3tag - it's got some very handy extra features including the option to rename the mp3 film from the mp3 tag. And if you get really OCD about these things, which I do, it can do case conversion too. Which means mp3s/tags that are ALL CAPS or no caps can be automatically fixed.

I've completely nerded out on this over the last few weeks. I've completely sorted my collection out including fixing things like when you have two names for the same band (ie - Sick of it All or Sick Of It All), sorting all album artwork and even adding good b-sides to albums rather than having them separate (so, for example, Babble and A Japanese Dream are now bonus tracks on The Cure's Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me album rather than stuck in a giant compilation full of rubbish demo tracks and remixes).

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Warhead wrote:
More iPod classic/iTunes/file renaming shenanigans.

I've been gradually renaming the thousands of music files I copied from my iPod to my Windows laptop



Eeesh, I remember trying something like this many years ago - i could never get it to happen in a quick and convenient way, and in the end I just gave up. In fact, my MP3 collection was very poorly curated in all regards.



With the program I use - mp3tag - it's got some very handy extra features including the option to rename the mp3 film from the mp3 tag. And if you get really OCD about these things, which I do, it can do case conversion too. Which means mp3s/tags that are ALL CAPS or no caps can be automatically fixed.

I've completely nerded out on this over the last few weeks. I've completely sorted my collection out including fixing things like when you have two names for the same band (ie - Sick of it All or Sick Of It All), sorting all album artwork and even adding good b-sides to albums rather than having them separate (so, for example, Babble and A Japanese Dream are now bonus tracks on The Cure's Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me album rather than stuck in a giant compilation full of rubbish demo tracks and remixes).


Thanks for that, I'll have a look. I'm gradually working through anomalies with varying degrees of success, but it's a nit like Whack-a-mole at times. I fix one problem only for another to pop up.


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I tried Music Brainz Picard, and while it seemed like an OK piece of software and could probably do a job my source collection was in such a mess to begin with that it couldn't really help me unless I did a lot of manual stuff, and I was too lazy to want to do much manually.

But man, it was exciting at the time to willy-nilly acquire a whole bunch of stuff without a plan or regard for what I was really trying to achieve.

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After holding firm about denying the children other faddy things (no Prime for you, kids) we relented and let them have some of the Mr Beast Feastibles chocolate bars.

FOUR FUCKING DOLLARS for a relatively small and thin bit of chocolate. And I bought one bar for each of my three kids. It's not going to bankrupt me but I felt pretty pissed off.

It tasted like a cheap and kind of poor chocolate too, like the low to middle range easter eggs. Not bad as such, but not good either, and noticeably inferior to any of the other chocolate brands I could have got at the supermarket for less than FOUR FUCKING DOLLARS. These ones didn't even have amazingly fun names like 'Deez Nutz' either.

But the kids enjoyed it.

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