Where the Sane Should Fear to Tread

Therapy Sessions on File


Sunday, March 30, 2008 at 940pm
We, hubby and me, have now joined the ranks of 'those with cell phones'. Really didn't want to (I've gone this damn long without one, why do I need it?) but hubby has been finding he needs one when he's arranging/going to interviews. Why did I end up with one then? 'Cause hubby wanted me to have one. On some matters, I can see his point but... *stuffs it in purse*.

Ended up with Fido since a) didn't like Telus' bundles and I'm not big on Telus to begin with b) Bell's prices were stupid c) Virgin was also stupid d) Rogers rep outright lied to us. Specifically, I asked why Rogers had an activation fee when Fido didn't. Tyler - yup, naming the twit - stated flat-out all carriers had an activation fee, even Fido. Um, no, they don't - Fido does not have an activation fee at all. So for lying Rogers (Coquitlam Center) lost the sale.

After much reading (again!) I thought I might be able to get the scanner working on Ubbie. Can you hear my hysterical laughter? While it is possible, it is not probable for me. The guides are informative and, if you're a Linux geek, probably very helpful; for me they're way, way over my head. A high achievement for me was successfully mounting a remote drive (Samba still has some communication issues though) so when the guides talk of recompiling things... no, just no. I am not that good yet. So, if I can't find a used, work out of the box scanner then I'm stuck having the extra WinShit box around.

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Friday, March 28, 2008 at 952pm
Fics read 3/25 - 3/28

NCIS - The Consequences of Caring (pt1-3, tbc)  by Paige
NCIS - A Film, A Beginning  by CJ aka WritinginCT
NCIS - Ball of Elasticity  by Keyla
Friday, March 28, 2008 at 1017am
SNOW - woohoo!!!! It's snowing in Vancouver... at the end of March.... SNOW

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Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 227pm
Apparently, at UPS Canada, Richmond branch, only the drivers are employed full-time. Everyone else is part-time and for the simple reason that by hiring part-time people, the company does not have to offer/pay benefits. How am I so certain this is the cause? Because the interviewer told hubby exactly that yesterday! Right... NEXT!

The latest Parks & Rec guide arrived on the doorstep a couple weeks back. Scanned it for the kid programs for Squirmy, maybe a yoga class for me or some advanced computer classes. Not paying attention to what section I was in, I found this gem - "Learn the basics of the computer, getting in and around in Windows 95. This is for those who have no computer experience."

Win95??? Who the hell uses that old dog anymore and why would it be offered as a beginner class??? For the curious, this was in the Over-50 section. Anyone - senior or otherwise - who buys a computer these days won't be getting Win95. Hell, most used systems I've seen as of late either have Win98 or XP. Some poor senior takes this class then either buys a new computer or gets an old one from their kids/grandkids, said senior will be lost and frustrated when nothing is where it's supposed to be.

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Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 300pm
Fics read 3/17 - 3/20

Sentinel - Don We Now Our Gay Apparel  PsychGirl
Sentinel - Knowing Me, Knowing You  by Jane Davitt
Sentinel - (The) Foot Massage and the Anthropologist  by Vera
Sentinel - Leaving Jim Ellison, Never Easy  by PsychGirl
Sentinel - Dick Planet, Boy Detective  by Vera
Sentinel - Relaxation Techniques  by Lyn
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 833am
Further proof - to me at least - that Ubuntu Linux is the greatest thing since sliced cheese: it recognized my camera right off the bat and downloaded the pictures slick-as-snot.

And further proof MicroSHIT Internet EXPLODER is a piece of shit... changing screen resolution breaks the fucking CSS code!!

What kind of shit-for-brains, donkey-assed moron wrote IE? Firefox doesn't break the code when I scale down the resolution but IE sure does. It's a complete and total joke! Now I have to look for IE CSS hacks, 'cause I like the design I have and it works (except for IE at 800x600) for what I need it to do. Oh, the real kicker? The problem is in IE 6 only - IE 5 works just fine and re-renders things perfectly.

After spending hours reading about IE CSS hacks, and trying more than a 'few' of them, I've been looking around at different pre-made models... and running into the same shit. The thing that's bugging the shit out of me is the code only breaks at the 800x600 resolution or if I resize the browser window to anything less than full-screen. Why?? Why does IE pull this shit???

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Friday, March 14, 2008 at 942pm
Fics read 3/10 - 3/14

Sentinel - (The) Last Time I Saw Sandburg  by alyjude
Sentinel - Public Fraud  by Scala
Sentinel - Therapy for the Soul  by Lyn
Monday, March 10, 2008 at 532am
My alarm clock and I need to have a few words. It is five-thirty AM as I type this. Why? Because the time on my clock got screwed up and I have been up since four-twenty-four A-fucking-M! And didn't know it until I was standing at the sink, hair-dryer in hand and sopping wet hair, and glanced at my watch. I'm so pissed I could spit nails.

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Friday, March 7, 2008 at 322pm
Fics read 3/03 - 3/07

Sentinel - Recovery  by LitGal
Sentinel - Drowning  by Arianna
Sentinel - (The) Good Storm  by Monica
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 1110am
Look, when you send out an e-mail that is long and involved, USE THE FUCKING RETURN/ENTER KEY TO MAKE A NEW PARAGRAPH! An ellipse is NOT a replacement for a new line.

You wanna bitch about hubby's use of 'now' instead of 'know'? At least his response to you was READABLE! The next time I see one your giant paragraph pieces of shit in my inbox, I'm returning it with a note to please resend with proper paragraph breaks.

Cousin, I love you dearly, but I'm not going to try and decipher a screen full of shit that makes my eyes water and hurt worse than they already do.

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