Category Archives: Gripes

Things That Annoy Me

Things that annoy me, in no particular order: > The phone system is smart enough to know you need to put a 1 in front of that number, but it is too stupid to do it for you. > Bicycle … Continue reading

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Satellite Internet Services

Here’s an interesting factoid. Our company currently has bandwidth problems and so I called HughesNet to see if they could do better than their competition (Wild Blue). So, talking to HughesNet salesman, we discussed one of their faster business plans, … Continue reading

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Notice to Moviegoers

Notice to moviegoers: You CANNOT use your smart phone to surf Facebook in the movie without disturbing those behind you. Even if you turn the screen brightness down. Even if you try to shield the screen. A few of us … Continue reading

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Down in my Back

I’ve been down in my back the last four days. The first couple of days I could hardly walk. It’s getting better, but it’s not right, yet. Kind of annoying not being able to do anything useful. -Popgun P.S. Excellent … Continue reading

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Abandoned Pets

Maybe it’s a pet peeve of mine (no pun intended), but I passed a small black dog sitting alone, without food or water, beside the farm-to-market road on my way home a couple of days ago. The poor dog was … Continue reading

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Fax Machines

I was wondering a while ago why we still use fax machines. After all, email is so much more efficient. In my case, certain vendors simply don’t use email, so we have to use fax. This caused me to think … Continue reading

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Phone System Annoyances

It just annoys me no end that the phone system is smart enough to know when I need to put a 1 in front of a number, but it’s too blasted stupid to go ahead and do it for me. … Continue reading

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Futility…

It being that time of year, I’ve been contemplating the pointlessness of mowing the grass, which I do about twice a week. Our yard is about two acres. The <insert expletive here> bahia grass (pronounced buh-hay-yuh, around here), will literally … Continue reading

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#$%^& Vista!

It happened again!! Working along in my CAD system in Vista; Vista arbitrarily decides to install updates, dumps me out of my CAD system WITHOUT LETTING ME SAVE MY WORK, and begins to install updates that require a reboot. I’m … Continue reading

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The War Against Bahia Grass

Changed the blades on my mower this morning. I’ve got a Toro Titan Z5200 zero-turn mower, and it’s the neatest thing since sliced bread was invented. I now mow two acres in less than 1 1/2 hours, which used to … Continue reading

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