bubosquared: (Default)
( Jan. 2nd, 2008 01:53 pm)

The thing about DMs is, because they last so damn long, some time between new pairs, I always forgot how painful it is to break in a new pair. Owie. :(

Work is busy. I’m nevertheless busy playing pretty flash-based games. My favourites are Winterbells (current high score: 2,845,220) and Bubble Bees (Current high score: 9,000-odd). Warning: do not click on that link if you don’t have at least an hour to lose.

Meme time! From Munchkinott:

  • Leave me a casual comment of no particular significance, like a lyric to your current favorite song, your favorite kind of sandwich, or maybe your favorite game. Any remark, meaningless or not.
  • I will respond by asking you five personal questions so I can get to know you better.
  • Update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
  • Include this explanation and offer to ask someone else in your own post.
  • When others respond with a desultory comment, you will ask them five questions.

Answers behind the cut.

Read the rest of this entry » )

Crossposted from Sleepless in Scotland. Comment here or there.

bubosquared: (Default)
( Dec. 21st, 2007 11:12 am)

E dropped by yesterday to give me presents, because she rocks. I got Lush (bweee!), and an Official Robin Hood Electronic Recurve BowTM (bweeehehehehe my co-workers won’t know what hit them :D), and the Best! Hat! Ever!

I has a hat!     I has a hat!

… Please ignore the fact that I look demented in that second picture. *cough* Also, State of the Hair, six months and two days after shaving:

I has hair!

Also, a not-that-small gripe brought on by surfing YouTube for Dubliners vids:

Dear YouTubers,

Carrickfergus is not, in fact, a song originally written by Charlotte Church. No, really.

Twitchingly yours,
Melle

Link from Anna: Sock It To Me: Competitive Knitters Get Deadly Serious. I want in! :D

More Serious Link, also from Anna: Lakota group secedes from U.S. Oh my god. I can’t wait to see the official US government reaction to this. O_O

Crossposted from Sleepless in Scotland. Comment here or there.

bubosquared: (work)
( Nov. 12th, 2007 02:35 pm)

So. The good news: my NaNo stuff finally arrived. The annoying news: it was sent to my home address rather than to work, where I had asked it to be sent. The bad news: the handle on my mug was broken. :( Nothing a little superglue couldn't fix, and it's not like I use the handle all that often, but still.

My last call on Friday involved the words "I'm now going to caution you that anything you say can be used in court." He wasn't too pleased that I told him I had to disconnect the call (and did), but you know, if you wanna talk lawsuit, you're gonna have to talk to the lawyers, because I do not get paid enough for this. Gah.

Also from Friday:

A few minutes into the call ...
Kid in Background: Daddy? Daddy! Daddyyyyyyy!
Customer: Go away, go to your mother, I'm on the phone.
A few minutes later ...
Kid in Background: Daddydaddydaddyyyyyyyy!
Customer: Go to your mother! Leave me alone, I'm dead!
Melle: *narrowly avoids anyeurism from held-in laughter*

*pokes intarwebs* I can has fic? It is can be fic time nao?

bubosquared: (plotting)
( Oct. 31st, 2007 11:51 am)

It was the day before NaNo and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except a writer having a complete and utter flailing freakout ...

My NaNo merch hasn't arrived yet, which is annoying me all to hell, but I have a wiki up for plotting and keeping track of worldbuilding and characters and stuff as I go along, and while my flat is a mess, I should be able to clean enough tonight to at least have my bedroom clean enough to write in. And I have characters and a basic starting plot, so I should be fine.

*knock on wood*

E-mail from a customer:

Many thanks that has resolved the problem. Thank you Sophie for your patience - you have restored my faith in customer service - regards Daniel.

I totally win at customer service! (Of course, this is the guy who'd just spent two hours on the phone with his phone company trying to get his phone line disconnected because he's moving, so his standards were probably a bit low, but still. Awesomecakes!)

One: My new backpack is heavy, but holy crap, I can fit all my stuff in there, and everything has its own place! I don't have to dig around for anything! Bliss!

Two: Food post of the day.

Three: XKCD strikes again. (The phrase "I'm from the internet" is somehow hilariously funny to me. I think I need more sleep or something.)

bubosquared: (food)
( May. 22nd, 2007 11:10 am)

More food talk. )

In non-food-related news, I have my job interview this afternoon. Everyone please cross your fingers for me?

(I should also be getting my new backpack soon. I'm kind of ridiculously excited about this. I'm such a consumerist whore sometimes. :D )

Payday is here! That means I'm now having to decide something. So, obviously, I'm asking you lot for help.

[Poll #965744]

[ETA] I should note here that the first question is not an either/or situation. I am perfectly willing to buy several bits of new electronics with the excuse of "Livejournal told me to!" :D [/ETA]

bubosquared: (work)
( Apr. 3rd, 2007 01:36 pm)

Cut for rambling about OSes, computer upgrades, and other geekery. )

Oooooo-kaaaaay, a customer's problem just randomly decided to go away as he was explaining it to me. That's right, PH34R ME and my powers of D00M! \o/

... And then the universe smacked me down for my hubris by sending me a bloke whose e-mail addy starts is "dr.big.job@[snip]," and who, in a single call, did things like double-clicking on a file I asked him to locate (I hate happy clickers), "Delete key? Have I got one of those then?", and in response to my request to "select all," went "select WHO?" AUGH. I know I'd be out of a job if everyone was tech-savvy, but for the love of GOD, people, computer knowledge has no correlation to your ability to follow instructions. I'm perfectly willing to clarify and dumb down if needed, but I'm about to start making people take an oath before I help them that they will follow my instructions, my full instructions, and only my instructions, so help them God and a clue-by-four.

And don't even get me started on happy clicker type techs, who should really fucking know better than to mess around with software they don't support (I'm looking at you, T-Mobile) and especially shouldn't just randomly start deleting crap. WTF, over. (Quoth the customer: "I should've known he didn't know what he was doing when the first thing he did was take out the card and blow on the contacts and into the slot." Me, thinking: "Heh. I spot a former NES owner ...")

Is it the weekend yet?

bubosquared: (all-knowing oracle)
( Mar. 27th, 2007 11:19 am)

I got my Moocards today! :D I'd actually forgotten I'd ordered a set of these, so when I got the package I had a moment of "WTF did I do? Package? What?" They look really cool, too. I basically grabbed a bunch of pictures from my Flickr account, mostly pictures my dad took in the summer of 2005, so there's a bunch of landscapes in there, some pictures of my and my brothers, and of course a handful of pictures I took myself, including some of lower quality ones, but most of them look really nice, and hey, it's effectively 100 wee business crds (I put my name/address/e-mail/mobile number on the back) for £9.99 plus shipping, so I'm not complaining.

I ... don't really have a lot else to say today. Work is a bit frustrating, and I really dislike training, although this training is at least not boring. And I found out that with the new version that'll be out in a few months, they've redone the desktop version from scratch, because "Well, we had no choice, really, cause the programmer left, and we couldn't find anyone who uses PASCAL anymore ...."

(Note: Current verion, which, yes, is in fact still written in PASCAL? Came out in November 2005. The first version, I beliebe, came out somewhere in the mid- to late Nineties. PASCAL was obsolete when I was taught it in my first year of secondary school, which would have been 1992-1993.)

Am currently highly pissed off at Tier Two, who are doing my head in and sending back cases because they don't read all the damn case notes and then assume, apparently, I can't do my job. (Me: "Cust is having [known Benelux licence problem X, for which a patch will be available today, probably, through T2], please send the patch as soon as it's available." Them: "No patch will be available for this, if he wants Benelux maps, he should download them from the desktop software." Which is, like, the first damn thing I learned in training. Thanks for the insult, bitches.) So. Angry. AUGH. THE ALL-KNOWING ORACLE IS NOT PLEASED AND DEMANDS A FUCKING APOLOGY!

bubosquared: (bad mo-fo)
( Mar. 6th, 2007 03:16 pm)

Apparently, the client is coming to do training in the last week of March, so we can't take days off in that week. This would of course be the week [livejournal.com profile] dramaturgy is coming to visit. *shakes tiny fist of impotent rage*

But then this was delivered to my work, courtesey of [livejournal.com profile] dantesvendetta, so I is a happy geek. :D I love my friends. ^_____^

bubosquared: (lex)
( Dec. 25th, 2006 03:21 am)

Apologies to anyone who tried to call me tonight, but I forgot to bring the transfer thingie to be able to charge my phone here -- d'oh!

[livejournal.com profile] dantesvendetta, [livejournal.com profile] troubleinchina, I love your presents! So much hart!

Oh, and I didn't got to midnight mass this year, and managed to stab myself in the finger with a fondue fork. The two may or may not be related, I don't know. Stupid vengeful god.

bubosquared: (Default)
( Dec. 20th, 2006 05:15 pm)

Happy Birfay to MEEEEEE! *twirls*

Today, I slept in, had lunch with Anna, and then went shopping for Christmas present for my family and a “Happy Brthday and also go me for not buying a snarky Christmas present for my mum*” present for me. I now own a pair of knee-high fuck-me boots, woohoo! *strut*

Now I just need to learn to walk in them without sounding all clompy or falling over.

* I was looking at the wee stocking-filler box things that have, like, zen garden in a box, or tarot cards, or stuff like that, and one of them was a “Therapist In A Box”. I resisted, but only just.

Crossposted from Sleepless in Scotland. Comment here or there.

bubosquared: (domesticity)
( Dec. 15th, 2006 07:06 pm)

Slight change of plans: local people will get their presents later, because I just got back from getting party supplies and if I have it my way, I am not venturing outside again until Monday for love or money. *sits*

bubosquared: (larp)
( Dec. 14th, 2006 01:40 pm)

And then I lost my electricity card. *facepalm* Thankfully, the nice lady at Powergen sent me out a new one and gave me a number I can give the shop to use instead of the card, so I can actually buy electricity vouchers and not be in the freakin' dark and shit.

Revised To Do List )

Also, from [livejournal.com profile] dantesvendetta:

Batman is blatantly in league with the Russians: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/6177531.stm .Scroll down and look at the logo on the floor of the new intelligence building. Which may explain how they killed off that spy dude.

(Also via Mags: WANTS IT PRECIOUS!)

bubosquared: (Default)
( Dec. 8th, 2006 12:02 pm)

Good: My printer arrived yesterday, wheee! And I was smart and got paper and labels for it so I can test it and print out my address labels for my Christmas cards.
Bad: The delivery person left it just sitting there in front of my door. Which, yeah, it saves me a trip to pick it up, but it also risks having it stolen.WTF?

Also, I want it noted for the record that the boys of my acqauintance are annoyingly difficult to find presents for. Grrr, I say!

Mostly for my own reference: Things To Do Before I Go To Belgium

  • Get Christmas presents for everybody;
  • Write Christmas cards;
  • Mail cards and presents that need mailing;
  • Give presents to local people so they can open them on Christmas Eve;
  • Clean, put up Christmas tree and decorations, etc.;
  • Join a gym;
  • Get hair done properly, either by a pro or by a friend, and dye it some funky colour;
  • Finish, or at the very least continue, the Jayne!Wingfic;
  • Burn WoW US to CD so I can play from my mum's house and avoid going bugfuck insane;
  • Get my yearly physical checkup done, or at least booked;
  • Update my Google Calendar so I can keep track of things like I should;
  • [This space left blank to add the gazzilion things I'm forgetting at the moment.]

Crossposted from Sleepless in Scotland. Comment here or there.

bubosquared: (cute and innocent)
( Dec. 8th, 2006 12:02 pm)

Good: My printer arrived yesterday, wheee! And I was smart and got paper and labels for it so I can test it and print out my address labels for my Christmas cards.
Bad: The delivery person left it just sitting there in front of my door. Which, yeah, it saves me a trip to pick it up, but it also risks having it stolen.WTF?

Also, I want it noted for the record that the boys of my acqauintance are annoyingly difficult to find presents for. Grrr, I say!

Mostly for my own reference: Things To Do Before I Go To Belgium

  • Get Christmas presents for everybody;
  • Write Christmas cards;
  • Mail cards and presents that need mailing;
  • Give presents to local people so they can open them on Christmas Eve;
  • Clean, put up Christmas tree and decorations, etc.;
  • Join a gym;
  • Get hair done properly, either by a pro or by a friend, and dye it some funky colour;
  • Finish, or at the very least continue, the Jayne!Wingfic;
  • Burn WoW US to CD so I can play from my mum's house and avoid going bugfuck insane;
  • Get my yearly physical checkup done, or at least booked;
  • Update my Google Calendar so I can keep track of things like I should;
  • [This space left blank to add the gazzilion things I'm forgetting at the moment.]

So my dad bought me the printer/scanner thing I asked for, and now I need some moral advice. I'd asked for this as a combination birthday/Christmas/ew Year's present, because of the cost, but in his e-mail he only mentions my birthday, and says it'll be delivered somewhere between tomorrow and Friday. I'm usually very concientious about not opening Christmas presents until Christmas Eve, but not so much for birthday presents, and also, I could really use this already. So, do I presume it's a birthday present, and open it early? Do I wait until I'm back from Belgium to open it? Do I wait until my birthday? Help?

I'm running a bit late this year in putting my Christmas tree up, largely because I broke the foot of mine somewhere in the last eleven months, and I can't seem to find a new one for a reasonable price. So this afternoon, we go to Pound Savers and get a tree, and put it up, and we go get an advent calendar, and, er, stuff. (Can you tell it's Patch Day? Heh.)

And Christmas cards! I need to start writing Christmas cards! I'm sure if bring them to work i'll get them all done in no time!

Crossposted from Sleepless in Scotland. Comment here or there.

So my dad bought me the printer/scanner thing I asked for, and now I need some moral advice. I'd asked for this as a combination birthday/Christmas/ew Year's present, because of the cost, but in his e-mail he only mentions my birthday, and says it'll be delivered somewhere between tomorrow and Friday. I'm usually very concientious about not opening Christmas presents until Christmas Eve, but not so much for birthday presents, and also, I could really use this already. So, do I presume it's a birthday present, and open it early? Do I wait until I'm back from Belgium to open it? Do I wait until my birthday? Help?

I'm running a bit late this year in putting my Christmas tree up, largely because I broke the foot of mine somewhere in the last eleven months, and I can't seem to find a new one for a reasonable price. So this afternoon, we go to Pound Savers and get a tree, and put it up, and we go get an advent calendar, and, er, stuff. (Can you tell it's Patch Day? Heh.)

And Christmas cards! I need to start writing Christmas cards! I'm sure if bring them to work i'll get them all done in no time!

bubosquared: (blather)
( Dec. 4th, 2006 02:17 pm)

Work whinging. )

I love my job, I love my job, I love my job, ...

On a more cheerful note: Wish List Meme! )

And if you cuold please link your own wish list post in comments if you've made one, that would be handy, thanks. :D

Quote of the Day:

The historical innaccuracies actually leap off the t.v. and did a little dance in Melle's living room!
([livejournal.com profile] troubleinchina, re: Robin Hood)

And on a semi-related note, there's ... something, whatever, going around about internet people and knowing they're real people and not lying, and I was gonna be all insightful and shit, but you know, I don't think anyone's ever going to accuse me of being a liar or a fake intarweb person or whatever. For one thing, my life is far too mundane for that, and for another, I've met ... a whole lot of you in tht Real Life place now, so you can vouch for me. :D

It'll also be difficult for me to ever stage my death, as both the non-family people in my will are on my friendslist and thus would quickly call shenanigans on any fake deaths.

bubosquared: (squee)
( Nov. 30th, 2006 11:00 pm)

Today I dragged Mags and Ben into a store and tried on corsets to find the size I actually am, rather than the size I remembered being, and then I bought a shiny new outfit. Corset! Wheee!

Picture! )

And then we went to harass Anna and Don, and then we went to see the new Bond, which was ... weird. Good, but weird. And had weird boobies. o_O

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