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1 Kryten42 { 11.16.08 at 8:30 pm }


LOL That was funny. 😉 😀 😀 😀

I needed a laugh. I just busted my coffee maker! :'(

2 Bryan { 11.16.08 at 9:40 pm }

I think I would rather lose a hard drive than my caffeine source. I have extra hard drives, but would need the coffee to install them.

3 Kryten42 { 11.16.08 at 10:23 pm }

I shoulda known it would bust!! Well… actually, I kinda did… Just not so soon! I only got it a couple months ago after the one I had for 8 years died! It was cheap, it was Chinese… Dunno what I expected! *SIGH* My old one was made mostly from Pyrex & various metals, this one was obviously just plain glass and plastic. The bottom of the glass jug separated from the jug when the boiling water poured in. The shop had one like my old one, but it was over $90, which I can’t afford right now… the Chinese knock-off was $24. *shrug* Wasn’t worth $24 I can tell you! That’s what I get for *false economizing*. I shoulda saved for an extra couple months and got the good one.

Bloody Chinese cheap-ass slave-labor factories!! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr…

I had a meeting with my client yesterday. I made a HUGE (and given my experience, unforgivable mistake)! I showed him things I’ve been working on for *future* possibilities to make things a lot easier for him and help increase revenue (possibly). *SIGH* He got real excited! :'( And I though *Oh… shit!!* ’cause… I *KNEW* what was coming (and you know, right?) 😉 I am an idiot. Now he’s gonna bug me endlessly with changes and *things*… all because I made the STUPID mistake of showing him potentials and making him think!! *NEVER, NEVER, NEVER!!!* give a customer something to think about!!! DOH!!!

I put a sign up on the wall behind mu desk, above the monitor…

“If he doesn’t ABSOLUTELY need to know…
SHUT THE F*** UP!!!”

I shoulda put it there weeks ago! So no coffee… and more work!! :'(

Lady Min was online trying to chat (ICQ) and I had to ignore her while trying to sidetrack and confuse the client. 🙁 Didn’t work… He’s very sadly, intelligent and excitable AND an old techy geek! Worked in those *secret* nuclear facilities in the UK in the 60’s &70’s… You get the picture I’m sure. 🙁

Sorry Lady Min!

*SIGH* Just shoot me! 🙁

Bah humbug!

4 Bryan { 11.16.08 at 10:46 pm }

Oh my, an intelligent client, bummer!

One does one’s best to avoid, them because they know some things can be done, but don’t understand how long it takes to do them. Enthusiasm is a very dangerous attitude when dealing with clients.

I have a fallback Thermos jug with a coffee filter attachment that works well, but you have to heat the water separately and pour it in, as well as a camping coffee pot for the stove and an expresso maker.

My normal fallback is a tea ball, as there is an Asian market with some decent loose tea in town. American commercial tea is frankly not much tastier than dried tree bark.

5 hipparchia { 11.16.08 at 10:55 pm }

dried tree bark is supposed to be full of all kinds of things that are good for you.

6 Kryten42 { 11.16.08 at 10:57 pm }

Yeah… I have a great Japanese ceramic tea pot with a stainless-steel basket for the tea leaves (cost a fortune!)… I can use that, but I sadly already ground the beans I had and they are a bit too fine for that, needs a medium-course grind. So I can use it, but the coffee will be ‘muddy’. *sigh* Oh well… better than instant crap! *GAG*

Actually, my client thoughtfully brought a 250g bag of my FAVE Italian coffee (that I can’t afford now!) But it’s pre-ground fine also (which is what my old maker used). He also brought a chocolate mud cake (which I love, but as I’m now a diabetic… Ehhh!) *shrug* LOL

Life… Who’d have one? 😉

7 Kryten42 { 11.16.08 at 10:59 pm }

You are not a true-blue coffee consumer, are you h??!

*SIGH* I dunno… some people…

8 LadyMin { 11.16.08 at 11:05 pm }

Lady Min was online trying to chat (ICQ) and I had to ignore her
No problem. Bad days happen.

Broken coffee pot… now that is serious! In addition to my regular 4 cup cup coffee maker I also have a coffee press, espresso maker and backup Mr. Coffee. Plus I have a huge assortment of teas. Caffeine problem? Nah.

9 Kryten42 { 11.16.08 at 11:20 pm }

I drink tea a lot, and have several varieties (various blacks, white and green!) LOL But… GOTTA have my morning coffee, and the evening coffee… or the day is just nor worth getting up for!

I had spares… but I busted 3 coffee makers (2 French presses) this year! 🙁 I do have an Italian stove-top espresso maker… but it stinks the place up and my house mate gags on the smell of coffee! I can’t win…

Shoot me.

10 Bryan { 11.16.08 at 11:23 pm }

If I were an “ignorant savage” I would know which trees produce the tasty, healthy libations, but as an “intelligent civilized member of a first world society” I would probably make myself extremely ill by selecting the wrong tree, or the right tree, but the wrong time of the year.

Filters, Kryten, make your own “coffee bag”. It isn’t optimal, but it has to be better that using a sock, which has occurred more than once in my life. [The socks were clean white cotton or they wouldn’t have been used.]

I’m convinced there is a causal link between computers and caffeine.

11 Kryten42 { 11.17.08 at 9:39 pm }

I’m convinced there is a causal link between computers and caffeine.

Yup!! Def-in-ite-LY! LOL

When I was coding full time many years ago… I’d work for days living on Jolt Cola and Penguin Caffeinated Peppermints! Ahhh… those were the day! And probably at least partially responsible for my current health situation! 😉 Ehhh…

They weren’t available here in the late 80’s, so a group of us got together and started importing them. During the 90’s, we sold tons of them (and made more money on that than coding!) LOL But… we weren’t very *biz savvy* back then and got royally screwed eventually. Oh well. *shrug* LOL

*The good ol’ days!*(tm) 😉

12 Kryten42 { 11.17.08 at 9:44 pm }

PS: Just FYI… we lived on the ‘Penguin Reds’ which were the caffeinated cinnamon spice mints! They were better at waking you up than the Reveille trumpet! 😉 LOL

Ahhh… memories…

13 Bryan { 11.17.08 at 10:07 pm }

As a traditionalist American I programmed on Coca Cola and pizza, with an occasional Snickers bar for quick hits of energy. I would note that the pizzas were from local establishments with a long time following, none of this mass produced cardboard garbage, but then I was in the Northeast at the time.

In Southern California I had to make my own pizza, as the nearest Italian enclave was San Francisco and you had to go to Los Angeles for good rye bread.

Those Penguin mints don’t sound safe for man nor beast. I think I’ll stay with bad coffee in a pinch.

14 hipparchia { 11.17.08 at 10:53 pm }

the penguin reds sound like my kind of candy!

15 Bryan { 11.17.08 at 11:38 pm }

OK, I admit that there were times when they would have been really appreciated as fire and clean water were not among the available options and all the military offered were amphetamines, which are a really bad idea when you need to think clearly and pace yourself.

The American answer to everything is a drug.

Oh, nice post over at Corrente, Hipparchia. I’m glad someone is willing to read that crap. I scan a few pages, see that it’s a scam and go on to other things.

16 hipparchia { 11.17.08 at 11:48 pm }

i know it’s a scam, you know it’s a scam, the correnteans mostly know it’s a scam, but the wonks who are getting paid to think and write about this stuff don’t seem to know it’s a scam.

it’s a thankless job. i need drugs. chocolate, deep dark chocolate.

17 Bryan { 11.18.08 at 12:08 am }

The truly annoying part is that the numbers are obvious – Medicare is the cheapest way of covering everyone with health insurance. If you just look at the money states would save on no longer funding Medicaide, and the various governments at all level would save not covering their employees, it’s obvious that the money is available.

Obviously logic is worthless. It is all about lobbyists, and taxpayers don’t have any.

18 hipparchia { 11.18.08 at 12:25 am }

logic is worthless.

true dat. sigh…

19 Kryten42 { 11.18.08 at 12:42 am }

Yep. True. *sigh*

You should give the Reds a try! After a few days, you get used to them and you can taste things again. 😉 LOL We don’t have any verifiable proof that they actually destroyed taste buds. Just seemed like it for a few days. LOL

Oh… And as well as real cinnamon and caffeine, they do have real peppermint! (At least, they used to.) So… drinking anything very hot or very cold is a guaranteed heart stopper. 😉 You been warned. LOL They also had a plain Peppermint and choc mint versions. 🙂

Yeah Bryan, we started on the traditional Coke/Pizza/Mars bars thing. But we discovered Jolt (because of the Jolt Cola Awards), and then Penguin mints via a Linux geek (who else?) 🙂

I haven’t been over to Corrente for a couple years. Was good, once. Like most of those *main-stream* blogs. *shrug*

20 Bryan { 11.18.08 at 5:44 pm }

The whole process has turned into a quest for campaign contributions, instead of actually “doing the people’s business”. The only expertise left in out Congress is getting elected.

The real cinnamon will definitely burn your taste buds. All things in moderation [which is, of course, a matter of personal standards. Some people think a pint of Cherry Garcia ice cream is moderation, when it is really merely a taste.]

Corrente is the only group blog on the left that didn’t dive into the Obama tank.

21 hipparchia { 11.18.08 at 7:49 pm }

best. candy. ever.

i remember how much fun it was in grade school to chew on cinnamon sticks — best. tree bark. ever!

my rule of thumb has always been: all things in moderation, including moderation [that last bit usually applied to chocolate].

22 Bryan { 11.18.08 at 8:13 pm }

Yes, it is always possible to have too much of a good thing, including moderation.