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What would annoy you the most?
Open Source Mullets 53%
grey skies 6%
ineptly-structured projects 13%
sinus infections 20%
lack of energy 6%

Votes: 15

 I Am About to Lose It

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Feb 06, 2002
I feel like a fucking zombie. There is no creativity siwrling around in my head. The energy I felt the other day is totally gone and between the weather and recovering from a sinus infection, the stupidest shit is annoying me to no end...

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The sky had been totally overcast for a few days now, and the lack of sunlight is bothering me. Today I woke up after a good seven hours asleep feeling tired. I was late to work by a few minutes and I had a shitty breakfast because of that. Now a few key things are bothering me to the point where I feel like jumping up and kicking someone's ass, except that I don't even have the enrgy to do that.

1. The Open Source Mullet is coughing and hacking like a horse.

He's had bronchitis for a week now, and I understand being sick, but when he sits at his desk and coughs his lungs up every thirty seconds and sucks hocker every other thirty seconds (he just did it now! JESUS FUCKING CHRIST!) it's time to go to the restroom, blow your nose to Hell, and suck all the hocker you want and spit it out. But no. The hillrod sits there and coughs and sucks snot loudly on top of his normal swearing and cursing.

This shouldn't bother me but it's made it impossible to get into a rythm with my translation project. Fucking go to the restroom and take care of it, dipwad.

2. The translation project has a million things wrong with it.

I have to localize our web client into Canadian French, which is all good and well, as our customer provided the French phrases (FUCKING HELL the Open Source Mullet just did a five-second snot-suck again. GOD DAMN IT!).

The problem is, they looked at the screens and not the source, so a good 30% of text in untranslated. Well, I pass it on to them and they send these new translations back. Fine. Except it seems that they randomly choose not to translate some of the phrases, or send back translations that must be made into graphics that are waaay too long. The English "Reset Form" button just barely fits the English text into it-- I have no control over button sizes-- but the French translation is "Rétablir le Formulaire." How the FUCK am I supposed to stick that onto the button? And the customer KNOWS this. Yet they still pass this shittiness on.

My main bitch about all of these things is, I have 117 stylesheets to localize, and I can't even finish one fucking sheet because of the above problems. They all remain open, piecemeal in their status, and it's not getting resolved. And it doesn't help when the project manager, vice president, and my manager all come along to check on me. These reaons are valid but of course don't matter to them.

I'd like to sit them down at gunpoint and make them do this fucking translation work with their hands tied. Fuck marketing for having this project billed as five days. A month is more realistic but at this point it'll never get done.

I don't feel like bitching about the other shit that's bothering me, as it's even more petty and insignifigant than the above two. Instead I'll focus on what I can do to remedy my mood.

Hmm. Duct-tape the Open Source Mullet's nose and mouth shut, and kick him in the ribs? Ah. That would solve his noisiness and my frustration. And I think getting a side project to work on so I can take breaks from the translation project would be a good idea-- it would satisfy the company and also give me something else to do. Will this happen? NO.

Maybe some of you could come up with some way to deal with this. Between the shitty weather, the Open Source Mullet, and this fucking translation project from Hell, I am about to snap.


holy shit (5.00 / 1) (#1)
by motherfuckin spork on Wed Feb 6th, 2002 at 09:38:45 AM PST
are we the same person?

I've no energy, I also have a sinus infection, and, hell, everything annoys me.

Clearly, you are my evil twin.

You must have a goatee...

I am not who you think I am.

Hell No! (5.00 / 2) (#2)
by Trollaxor on Wed Feb 6th, 2002 at 09:45:04 AM PST
Goatees are seriously fey. I have "constant stubble;" I am in a state of perpetual five o'clock shadow.

Chicks dig it because along with the leather jacket it expresses my badassedness very well.

Re: (1.00 / 1) (#4)
by tkatchev on Wed Feb 6th, 2002 at 10:09:17 AM PST
"Basassness"? "Leather jacket"?

Were you kicked around much as a kid?

Peace and much love...

Kicked Around? (5.00 / 2) (#5)
by Trollaxor on Wed Feb 6th, 2002 at 10:53:39 AM PST
I wasn't kicked around at all as a child. I was usualy doing the kicking.

Perhaps you have some sort of problem with badassedness? Does the leather jacket make you feel uncomfrotable?


Quite the contrary. (3.00 / 2) (#10)
by tkatchev on Wed Feb 6th, 2002 at 11:30:17 AM PST
I usually associate leather jackets with overcompensation.

Which is why I asked, by the way.

Peace and much love...

Well, you Pinko, (5.00 / 2) (#23)
by Trollaxor on Wed Feb 6th, 2002 at 02:20:52 PM PST
Start associating the black leather biking jacket with Trollaxor.

my god... its true (5.00 / 1) (#6)
by motherfuckin spork on Wed Feb 6th, 2002 at 11:08:52 AM PST
we are the same person.

I, too, keep a constant level of stubble, more because I hate to shave, yet don't exactly like full facial hair.

I have a blue suede leather jacket - does that count? It is in need of a new lining, though.

I am not who you think I am.

Same Here (5.00 / 2) (#9)
by Trollaxor on Wed Feb 6th, 2002 at 11:23:39 AM PST
I look ridicuous with a mustache (I don't wanna get mistaken for Freddy Mercury and bent over on these depraved Kansas City streets) and I only shaved for my girlfriend. Now that she's gone (and left me) I keep stubble and trim twice a week with the buzzer-thingamjiggz.

Mine's a black leather biking jacket, I don't think sueade counts, dude. I mean, that's not very intimidating. Esp. if it's blue.

Let's finish this comparison though. I'm 5'9" 160lbs., black hair. Murderously handsome. Y tu?

stats (none / 0) (#16)
by motherfuckin spork on Wed Feb 6th, 2002 at 12:41:46 PM PST
I am 5'10", ~150lbs., brown hair, blue eyes.

As for the "handsome" factor, I will say that I must be attractive enough that when my genes are mixed with that of my wife's, you end up with a really cute little kid. We'll see if that trend continues when the next one is born in April.

I am not who you think I am.

5'10"? 150lbs.? (5.00 / 1) (#24)
by Trollaxor on Fri Feb 8th, 2002 at 06:46:59 AM PST
How old are you? You sound like the kids I push in the way of cars sweeping the sidewalk in the plazas when I go shopping!

Not to butt into your mutual lovefest, (none / 0) (#26)
by hauntedattics on Fri Feb 8th, 2002 at 02:52:53 PM PST
but at 1 inch shorter and 10 pounds heavier than Mr. Spork, you can hardly be said to that much more physically imposing.

Now 6'5'' and 230 lbs. would be a different story...

one more than 27 (none / 0) (#27)
by motherfuckin spork on Sun Feb 10th, 2002 at 08:04:18 PM PST
and one less than 29

I am not who you think I am.

localization, ugh (5.00 / 1) (#3)
by fzr on Wed Feb 6th, 2002 at 09:47:14 AM PST
you have my sympathy.

Just be thankful you aren't doing it in German, curse them and their reallylongconcatenated words. Grrr!

Idea (5.00 / 1) (#7)
by jin wicked on Wed Feb 6th, 2002 at 11:10:06 AM PST
Will they let you wear headphones at work? Maybe you could just listen to music loudly enough that you couldn't hear the mullet guy any more.

"Ars longa, vita brevis...Art is long, life is short."

Yes, BUT (5.00 / 2) (#8)
by Trollaxor on Wed Feb 6th, 2002 at 11:21:04 AM PST
Since I am also support, I must be able to hear the support phone ring. I have to hear my phone ring for that matter.

So basically while we're aloud to, I am not because of my duties.

Behold (5.00 / 1) (#11)
by osm on Wed Feb 6th, 2002 at 11:51:59 AM PST
the answer to all problems.

ha ha ha (1.00 / 1) (#12)
by Anonymous Reader on Wed Feb 6th, 2002 at 12:04:27 PM PST
another link to a gash you'll never stab.

Jokes on you, child (5.00 / 1) (#13)
by osm on Wed Feb 6th, 2002 at 12:14:12 PM PST
Actually, Eva is quite receptive and open to communication with people, unlike the secretive Natalie Portman. We have been corresponding for a month now and I am planning a trip to Germany to meet with her in May.

I guess that makes you a faggot. But we all knew that.

P.S. She gets a kick out of my writing too.

I want proof! (none / 0) (#15)
by tkatchev on Wed Feb 6th, 2002 at 12:38:23 PM PST
Otherwise, I'll just consider this another of your imaginary girlfriends.

Peace and much love...

consider it another of my imaginary girlfriends (5.00 / 1) (#20)
by osm on Wed Feb 6th, 2002 at 12:52:07 PM PST
it doesn't really matter, does it?

Wow, a little defensive? (1.00 / 1) (#17)
by Anonymous Reader on Wed Feb 6th, 2002 at 12:44:29 PM PST
Besides, I get a kick out of my friends retarded son writing his name properly. Your writing is to literature what Hitler was to humanity. Now go gobble some dick, amateur.

*yawn* (5.00 / 1) (#19)
by osm on Wed Feb 6th, 2002 at 12:51:08 PM PST

Hello (1.00 / 1) (#21)
by Anonymous Reader on Wed Feb 6th, 2002 at 01:01:51 PM PST
Do you usually get tired when people give you a two-finger bitchslap? Your experiment in homosexuality has failed. Please accept that you are merely an effeminate nancy, albeit a heterosexual one.

Correction: Joke's on you, child. (1.00 / 1) (#22)
by Anonymous Reader on Wed Feb 6th, 2002 at 01:43:40 PM PST
That is all.

I Must Disagree by One Degree (5.00 / 2) (#14)
by Trollaxor on Wed Feb 6th, 2002 at 12:24:09 PM PST
Cute, yeah. German, yeah. But not blonde and certianly not hanging out at the beach!

She's the answer to all of my problems.

gahhhh! (5.00 / 2) (#18)
by osm on Wed Feb 6th, 2002 at 12:47:10 PM PST
you know, you might actually have something there. as soon as i saw that picture, my sinuses cleared right up. it was like taking a shot of pure grain alcohol.

I Have Experienced the Same Thing (5.00 / 2) (#25)
by Trollaxor on Fri Feb 8th, 2002 at 06:51:48 AM PST
...upon viewing Ms. Ruda's picture. Not my sinuses though. Now *that's* real love.


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