Real World Peeves, Disgruntlement, and Irks.


  • Pitcrew

    cat cancer :(



  • @wahoo I'm so sorry. That's really hard.



  • When you know you caught the plague your husband brought home by the weird inverse sensation of your ears popping. :|


  • Pitcrew



  • So, spending the whole day and a couple of hours every night in front of a monitor causes enough eye strain that I have to deal with a ceaseless headache until it culminates at the eye doc (who is the nicest I've met -- ) in a migraine that has me wanting to excuse myself because I'm so queasy that I am second-guessing my lunch choices at the company meeting earlier and when I come back and finish the exam I'm leaving with a prescription for glasses that even Zenni looks at and says: "Nah, man, those numbers ain't gonna fit with these frames you've been eyeballing for a year. Try again" -- but even the backup options won't work and I'm tired, head throbbing like it's a work site with that takatakataka jackhammer headache and I need to flake on a scene (that I've been WANTING) and fall asleep until the damn dog pushes me out of bed.



  • Dear Amazon,

    Please allow this letter to serve as a memorialization of the frustrating process I experienced in dealing with your Kindle Fire technology. More specifically, your Appstore, from which all useful or entertaining applications -- your device comes with none -- must be downloaded.

    I have two Kindle Fires, both of which began their existence as kids' devices. To my disdain, I was forced into pushing them into your FreeTime shell. I realize that doing so may be useful for feckless idiots who don't monitor what their spawn do, but for semi-civilized bourgeoisie like myself it is a pointless, substantial hindrance to my children's enjoyment of your product. Worse, it is especially frustrating for any semi-literate parent on the rush who might want to try and use the device as a substitute tablet, only to find that there's literally no way to get out of the shell once you've been forced into it, like some sort of Kentuckian wedding.

    Although I managed to somehow tear into your asinine, wasteful programming, I found myself confronted with another sign of your designers' incompetence. The Appstore does not tell you why your device won't download something, thus preventing the user from trying to fix whatever problem may be affecting them. Simply telling the user "Your download failed for some reason" does not meaningfully direct me towards how to go about remedying the situation. What it does meaningfully direct me towards is balancing your device on a stand so I can three-step kick it through goalposts.

    This frustration increases in the situation where one of the two Kindles seems to download things just fine, but the other one -- they were setup in precisely the same manner with precisely the same aggravation -- does not. That both devices, equal in power and in presence, function differently presents a conundrum in which angst and chagrin turns to blinding rage. I would complain to your help department, but I am anticipating another impotent response, such as: Your device isn't working; try again later!

    I sincerely hope that your company takes stock of the millions of complaints received from users of your devices, and improves the user's experience immediately. If otherwise, I sincerely hope you bleed when you go fuck yourself.

    -- Me



  • @Ganymede

    I do honestly hate the Kindle Fire.

    What it comes down to, re: 'this app don't work' is really: 'We haven't gone in and fussed with the app to make sure we like it on our platform.'

    A Kindle Fire is really just a glorified Android tablet. With their own OS. Which is why you can sideload just about any Google app so long as you have the .apk. But Amazon wants to run it through their checks for... reasons? first.

    But they don't explain this. Anywhere. So if you work tech support in any capacity that might run into Fire users, you get blamed. Often. Constantly.



  • If you want a decent tablet experience, don't buy Android regardless of who makes it. Even Google has given up on them. If you want a good experience, buy an iPad. If you don't want to spend $500 on a toy for your kids to break, get a refurbished or used one. You can also get really good deals on last year's models.



  • @RnMissionRun said in Real World Peeves, Disgruntlement, and Irks.:

    You can also get really good deals on last year's models.

    These were Christmas gifts. I just can't immolate them.



  • @Ganymede said in Real World Peeves, Disgruntlement, and Irks.:

    @RnMissionRun said in Real World Peeves, Disgruntlement, and Irks.:

    You can also get really good deals on last year's models.

    These were Christmas gifts. I just can't immolate them.

    Ah. Pity.


  • Tutorialist

    @Ganymede said in Real World Peeves, Disgruntlement, and Irks.:

    @RnMissionRun said in Real World Peeves, Disgruntlement, and Irks.:

    You can also get really good deals on last year's models.

    These were Christmas gifts. I just can't immolate them.

    Unfortunate accidents with water happen all the time. Jussayin.



  • @Derp said in Real World Peeves, Disgruntlement, and Irks.:

    @Ganymede said in Real World Peeves, Disgruntlement, and Irks.:

    @RnMissionRun said in Real World Peeves, Disgruntlement, and Irks.:

    You can also get really good deals on last year's models.

    These were Christmas gifts. I just can't immolate them.

    Unfortunate accidents with water happen all the time. Jussayin.

    "Cats" also knock things off from precarious, tech breaking ledges all the time.


  • Pitcrew

    @Ganymede My amazon fire is now the music player for the master bath. It has become the slowest device in my house and is barely a year and a half old with barely any apps, it's just insanely slow with a ton of input delay.



  • @Wretched said in Real World Peeves, Disgruntlement, and Irks.:

    @Ganymede My amazon fire is now the music player for the master bath. It has become the slowest device in my house and is barely a year and a half old with barely any apps, it's just insanely slow with a ton of input delay.

    My father was just complaining about the slowness of his Fire the other day. It seemed to come on all of a sudden which seems to indicate some kind of software update.


  • Pitcrew

    I post this peeve on behalf of my mail delivery person who must really hate having to cram all that junk into the tiny mailbox down the hill because I don't bother to check it more than once every 10 days or so.


  • Pitcrew

    It's 10am, the moving truck will be here at 2pm, and my crippling laziness won't let me finish the last of this packing.



  • No, stupid other atheists. There is a difference between supporting people with beliefs and supporting the beliefs they hold.


  • Pitcrew

    @Tinuviel Context?



  • @Pandora New Zealand.



  • @Tinuviel said in Real World Peeves, Disgruntlement, and Irks.:

    No, stupid other atheists. There is a difference between supporting people with beliefs and supporting the beliefs they hold.

    Sigh.

    What are we doing this time?


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