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|>>|| No. 428949
New weekend thread: Highland Toffee edition.
How goes it, lads? What are you up to this weekend?
|>>|| No. 431093
Even so, there are still plenty of variants on the standard analogue or digital face design; one of the weirdest things I've found about smartwatch face repos is that they are full of disgustingly tacky gaudy shit. Bad Rolex or Casio G knockoffs with low quality JPEG backgrounds, unreadable text, or just eerily similar to those weird 99p Chinese watches with a poster of Star Wars in them.
With applications like Watchmaker, you don't really need any programming experience at all to make a watchface, but if you are so inclined the scripting language is very powerful, and if that weren't enough you can build entire application-type watchfaces from scratch.
What should be a treasure trove of interesting, sleek, and cool designs that normal watches couldn't replicate even if they wanted to, is just full of shit. I do wonder why. It's what I use my smartwatch for - mimicking old TV continuity clocks, or the Swiss rail stop-and-go movement (yes, I know the Mondaine watch is available but it costs 5 times what my smartwatch cost and it can't check my messages).
|>>|| No. 431094
Default mass attendance on Sunday, I've started dosing on lsd before I go. Since moving to London on my own for work, found some Polish ladm8s to have pints with after mass. Will probably check out the new Joker movie afterwards. Anyone seen it? Looks okay.
|>>|| No. 431222
Can't believe that wasteman posted in the weekday thread on a Friday.
Think I just ate some ham that had turned. Pray for me, lads.
|>>|| No. 431223
If you're in an office job that lets you work from home on a Friday it's practically already the weekend.
|>>|| No. 431224
Just got some new keyswitches in the post, Kailh Box Royals. Needed something quiet for work, and apparently these are the sharpest tactiles you can get. Hard to judge before they're soldered to a board, but I'm not sure. They feel nice, and the bump is very tactile, but it comes right at the top of the switch, which is not what I'm used to. It almost feels like a light, tight, buckling spring, but not necessarily in a good way. Time and proper use will tell, they were cheap enough.
|>>|| No. 431226
I've just got an out of office message from someone saying they're away trekking Everest, with links to follow their journey on Instagram and to donate to their Just Giving page. Fuck that.
|>>|| No. 431228
I got my week-end fucked up royally.
The high-ups decided to send some people off to training that's ironically irrelevant to what we do and what we are responsible for. Pretty strong hint we are about to have more responsibilities piled up on us. Besides that, 30% of staff out means quite tight schedule for the remaining peons. To add more insult to that, two of them immediately buggered off far away so that they keep their sweet 4-5 days off whilst the rest endure the increased workload.
Point fucking taken.
|>>|| No. 431230
I accepted a job offer earlier this week, set to start Monday, and it has fallen through this afternoon for reasons beyond my or their control. Bit of a dampener on the weekend for sure.
|>>|| No. 431232
I think it might have said trekking Everest base camp. Seems a long way to go just for that, though.
|>>|| No. 431248
Feel like utter crap in mind, body and soul. Not even operating at "listen to a podcast in bed" levels today.
|>>|| No. 431252
I've felt this way for a while. At first it was just garden variety depression I've had my whole life. But the older I get the more I think it's just disillusionment with the world in general.
I don't enjoy a lot of things the way I used to. The longer I spend on the Internet exposed to its petty arguments and uninformed politics, the more I just think everyone is a goddamnit moron. And worst of all I feel like all this negativity ultimately comes from within me, not without.
|>>|| No. 431253
I think I need to find a new interest. The number of websites I visit is an ever decreasing circle and I seem to be doing it more out of habit than anything else; I feel like I've outgrown a lot of them. Computer games and TV seem to have also lost a lot of their enjoyment and fulfilment.
I reckon I need to try something new to get out of this rut.
|>>|| No. 431273
They're demolishing a few of the cooling towers at Ferrybridge in the morning, might pop over and watch it.
|>>|| No. 431282
They'd be better off knocking down those houses if they want to improve the look of the area.
|>>|| No. 431287
I've been looking at places to park and Ferrybridge, Knottingley, Cas and Ponte are all rough as fuck.
|>>|| No. 431290
Oh, wow, pancakes are far nicer when you don't overcook them into tiny little flour targe.
Hey, come now, who needs light, space, comfort or charm? It's got four bedrooms each large enough for ironing board sized bed.
|>>|| No. 431301
Just turned up at my local and came between 3 skinheads having a fight. One was on the floor bleeding from the head and I honestly believe if I wasn't there they would have kicked him unconscious. Everyone else just stared.
Apparently the guy on the floor was a nazi. I honestly have no idea what he said to provoke quite the response though. He eventually ran off and then someone in the crowd jeered at him.
No one around seems to care about the risk I took to keep the peace. Infact the 2 who were kicking the shit out of him immediately got chummy with security after and things returned to normal shortly after. I'm a bit shell shocked, the idea crossed my mind they might get hyped up and turn on me. Weird start to a night when all I really want is an easy lay. Will probably move on once I finish my drink.
|>>|| No. 431302
If they were all skinheads then shouldn't they all share the same nazi proclivities? Or were the other two gay skins/anti-fascist skins/some other ideology that likes the image?
|>>|| No. 431303
I'm surprised you didn't get stuck in m7. If I was there I'd ask every black man with dreads do you smoke ganj.
|>>|| No. 431319
Watched the towers come down. It was like someone scrunching a paper cup. Thought it would have been louder. Piss wet through.
|>>|| No. 431325
Weirdly enough, growing up in the 90s I always associated skinheads more with punk. Probably totally misguided, but there we are.
|>>|| No. 431332
I found when I watched similar, they fall a lot faster than you're used to - a lifetime of watching buildings come down on the telly in slow-mo has ruined us.
|>>|| No. 431333
At the very least you witnessed that kind of idiocy on the Net. I've seen it irl.
It doesn't really phase me though. Now when someone almost forces me into their petty argument regarding something I either don't care or not informed enough to make an opinion and won't take no for an answer, is wholly another matter.
I somewhat tend to think that your bullshit filtering system tends to get better as you age. The problem here is keeping it sharp and not letting become way too conservative.
|>>|| No. 431340
> "Feel like utter crap in mind, body and soul. Not even operating at "listen to a podcast in bed" levels today."
Jesus, this could be me. I've survived the last few days through lying in bed and staring, whenever I'm awake, one-eyed at Netflix. Now I'm basically at my wit's end. What was that puerile twitter meme I saw a few months back? "Are we just supposed to drink coffee and listen to podcasts and then die? I'm BORED"? Something like that. As sad as it is, that's basically how I'm feeling. Back to having this great big hole in the middle of my soul and nothing to fill it with. The big black fucking hole that I've spent most of my life shovelling small nations' GDPs worth of drugs and alcohol into. Although these days I'm not supposed to do that any more, instead I'm supposed to do something else, even if I'm buggered as to what exactly is.
What I need to do is sort my head out, get my brain back into my old hobbies, finally flush the mental bitch who can't make up her mind but won't let me move on out of my system, stop hanging out with "good enough for a saturday night, not good enough for a girlfriend" lasses I've been using to kill the pain, and get back out there and back on the path to finding someone I'm actually interested in being with.
Honestly life is so difficult I don't know why I bothered getting clean in the first place.
|>>|| No. 431341
You two had better get out of bed and do something else the winter is going to kill you. Nobody feels better during the long nights.
|>>|| No. 431342
I had a very long dream this morning, but the most memorable moment of it was when I was a bit rude to Cillian Murphy about Peaky Blinders to which he bluntly and understandably told me "get your pen then". "Good advice" I thought on waking up.
Think he said pen, missed a trick otherwise.
|>>|| No. 431471
Expecting six parcels to be delivered today. Came home from work to find three outside my front door. Nice one, FedEx.
|>>|| No. 431495
There's a couple of women walking outside with prams, taking pictures every time there's a car parked on the pavement and they can't fit through. No doubt they're going to post them on a local Facebook group.
|>>|| No. 431540
I'd ask what everyone did with their Saturday, but it looks as thought you were all indoors and arguing on .gs.
|>>|| No. 431547
White wine, clonazepam, and Cialis. Heading out in a bit to see a lass who I'm either going to fuck to death or vomit on and pass out on top of.
I'm happy either way.
|>>|| No. 431548
This reminds me of when I lived in Amsterdam and people actually parked on the fucking pavement and you had to walk into the street to get around their fucking cars.
And yes, I did take pictures of the cunts and made a massive blog titled something like "why Amsterdam is a shithole full of cunts and you should never live here".
Sage for ten year old memories.
Also doesn't that mean it was the britfa's 10 year anniversary this year?
Where are the party hats you lazy mod fucks c'mon.
|>>|| No. 431559
>Also doesn't that mean it was the britfa's 10 year anniversary this year?
Isn't .gs from 2008?
|>>|| No. 431563
I went to an overpriced arcade (because arcades are a retro novelty now rather than just a thing that exists), then went to an overpriced Japanese chain restaurant. Then sat in a car park watching people come out of Lidl and Dominos until nearly midnight.
It was quite a nice change of pace from sitting inside arguing on britfa all day, actually.
There was a thing on the radio a bit ago about pavement parking, and how we've got to do something about it because it's restrictive for disabled access and so on.
Call me cynical but I shall be entirely unsurprised when what we do about it is slapping people with massive fines, instead of actually providing people somewhere to fucking park.
|>>|| No. 431573
>>431563 somewhere to fucking park.
I think there's an assumption that dare not be spoken, that private car ownership is a problem that will go away on its own, if we just ignore it a while longer.
|>>|| No. 431575
This brings me to one of my pet annoyances about the way we go about achieving change, particularly on the part of government.
Example: You want to reduce car usage and ownership.
You could make car ownership unbearable by way of taxation, duties and traffic control measures, in which case you get some people who have reluctantly switched to public transport and are resentful of it, and others who still own and use their cars and are resentful of it.
Alternatively, you could actively make public transport more desirable, and people will switch to it willingly.
I haven't owned a car in five years because I have a bus stop right outside my flat with four buses an hour into the city centre, and a train station a short walk away with four trains per hour. Both of these services are also better and more reliable now than then. Unfortunately, where my family live public transport has been cut to the bone, and it's no longer viable for me to visit them without hiring a car.
|>>|| No. 431576
The problem is that cars are too fucking big. I'd say that almost everyone I work with over the age of 40 drives a 4x4. A few of them have those ridiculously large Volvo's that are bigger than the actual parking spaces. If everyone had to drive smaller cars then it wouldn't be as much of an issue.
|>>|| No. 431583
> I'd say that almost everyone I work with over the age of 40 drives a 4x4.
Over-40s are a waste of space at the best of times, with or without a 4x4.
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