You hate it when:

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  1. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

    Geez, that makes the day much shorter, I guess this will continue until the winter solstice passes, then the days will get longer again...

  2. Standingstones

    Standingstones Celestial

    Part of the reason it has been so dark around 4pm is that it has been overcast in this part of the state for the past week or so. I had to turn on the lamps at 3pm one day because we had a big rainstorm. My arthritic bones were hurting that day!
  3. wwkirk

    wwkirk Celestial

    I hate it it when a basic software standard is changed, with no notice or trail to find out what the new standard is.

    I have a 2017 Canon Printer-Scanner which I rarely use anymore, but I needed to connect it to my new laptop. Configuring the printer function was a little tricky, but not bad. Today I needed to use the scanner function, but none of the software I downloaded recognized it. I called Canon support, but they rebuffed me as I lacked the appropriate support subscription, or whatever.

    After some sleuthing, I learned that what I needed was the IJ Scan Utility. Only it's not available for download anywhere, not even on Canon's site. Eventually, I learned that that it had been automatically downloaded with the standard drivers for the printer, and found out where to locate it. Well, I found the IJ Scan folder, but there is no EXE file in it!

    Out of desperation, I went to the Microsoft App Store to find out if it could possibly be there. And that's when I learned that Windows now has a universal app to be used with scanners! I installed it, and presto, the scanner worked fine.

    Here's the thing. Google said nothing about this app. Canon's support page said nothing about it. And even the inbuilt Windows Troubleshooting Routine is ignorant of its existence or necessity.


    The only semi-good thing about my adventure is that it stimulated memories of the old, more complicated and involved procedures that were required for setting up devices and configuring software.

    Also, isn't it something that there would be problems setting up a printer-scanner from 2017? I guess that was a helluva long time ago! :what:
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  4. August

    August Metanoia

    I hate it when everyone is optimistic that 2021 is going to be a better year than 2020 was and in the start of January 2021 you can plainly see that it just isn't going to happen.
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  5. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

    ... you accidentally hit 'download' on a 500+ episode podcast in iTunes and no matter how much pausing and canceling I hit it has a single minded Terminator-like obsession to download all of them slooooooowly. And when it's done, I just delete them :finger:
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  6. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

    I just deleted the whole podcast, waited a bit then added back only what I want. what a p.i.t.a.
  7. The shadow

    The shadow The shadow knows!

    I hate it when I make a plan only to have it ruined by my kids being kids
  8. michael59

    michael59 Celestial

    Someone once told me that if I wanted to know if God is real. just make plans.
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  9. pepe

    pepe Celestial

    the Arabs just won't get sprung.
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