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Mobile Billboards

Posted in Things at 8:10 am by bsdman

You know what grinds my gears? It’s mobile billboards.

Haha, you made me look at a vehicle while driving! Congrats!

I mean, I get that advertisers think that if they “get in our faces” that we’ll buy their products. Unfortunately the opposite is true – at least for me. Let me reminisce about a recent event:
A group of us were waiting to enter the ballpark to see the local morons play baseball (they lost). While waiting we saw a mobile billboard advertising comcast drive by. Not once. Not twice. Not even three fucking times. Six. Six Goddamn times. The worst part was the truck was a non-new diesel. And it parked by us for several minutes after each pass. Yum. I called the guy an asshole. Not sure he even spoke English.

As if the roads weren’t filled up with enough traffic. These vehicles serve no other purpose other than to grind my gears.

And that’s what grinds my gears.


Weather Forecasts

Posted in Things at 2:50 pm by bsdman

You know what grinds my gears? It’s those weather sites that display “current” temperature along with “forecasted” temperature. They’re almost always wrong!

Notice in the picture the forecast for TODAY is 79F. Notice once again that the current temperature is 86F. How fucking difficult would it be to write a script similar to the following:

If current_temp > forecast_high, set forecast_high to current_temp;
If current_temp < forecast_low, set forecast_low to current_temp; OH MY GOD I'M AMAZING! All that without a programming background, can't you tell? Maybe I should go into weather forecasting - I couldn't possibly be any worse than the bozos currently in that field:

Forecast – SUNNY high of 82F. Actual Cloudy high of 93F and raining.

If I could run my business like that – “how long do you think it would take to setup a Linux, Apache, Mysql, PHP, and email server?” “15 minutes!”

And that’s what grinds my gears.

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