Sunday, September 30, 2012

How do you pronounce...?

Captchas are becoming more evident these days, as hackers are ruining our internet "freedom". In order for a business site to see if you're human, you have to enter in two randomised words into a box. Normally, they are just letters strung together, not making sense. Sometimes you get an actual word, most times you don't.

I went applying to another job last night. This job site had me do a captcha in order to complete my application.

My words?

Thursday, September 27, 2012

My landlord says "no"

I've been applying to and looking at jobs lately. I figured, "What the hell". One never knows where they will end up, and I honestly don't plan on staying here for ever.

That being said, I didn't know Dish Network bought Blockbuster.  I also didn't realise there were Blockbuster stores still open. On a whim, I applied to a few of them. The interesting part of the whole process? The question and answers on the application. In particular: "If hired at Blockbuster is there anything that would prevent you from becoming a DISH subscriber?" yes or no.

 Erm, not unless my landlord is against hooking the satellite to the house. Or my condo / complex doesn't allow it. Although I am neither for nor against this service, wouldn't becoming a member be dependent on where you live, and if it's allowed? What if you are in a community that has a contract with a competitor, and if you choose not to use the competitor, you pay a higher rate? Or, you live in an apartment, and the landlord doesn't want his property filled with dishes for whatever reason? So you're screwed out a job because you can't become a subscriber?

I'd have to find a place to live, where I can have the ability to have a satellite attached to my house, I guess. I don't want to not get a job because the place I live in, doesn't accept it. That would be discrimination, in a sense, wouldn't it? You may be fully qualified for the job, but due to the fact you have something hindering this little piece of the application process, you can not proceed and work. I would think that being a member wouldn't deter a job away. It may be an advantage - you at least know what Dish is, what they offer and can enroll people in it, but you shouldn't be turned away because something won't allow you to subscribe.


Friday, September 14, 2012

Woot! Old news again!

We all know how much I absolutely adore a certain mail client. Yahoo decided to show me old news again, in the "What's New" tab in my inbox.

Today's "new" headlines? It's day two of the Republican National Convention. Yup. All the candidates are waiting out Hurricane Isaac, and there hasn't been a powerhouse actor/director talking to an empty chair yet.

Wait, how do I know about the person giving Romney's speech? What is this 'empty chair' reference?

Because the RNC happened 2 weeks ago.

Yahoo, get on the news wagon and start showing me today's happenings. I'm tired of reading articles from the past. Actually, while you're at it, stop posting items that have no real relevance to society. Your readers will thank you.


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Move or face my beeping

It seems like people are in a rush these days. However, a rush to go where, is the question at hand.

Twice in less than a week, I was stopped at a red light, and got beeped at. I didn't realise it's the law now to turn right on red, no matter what.

On Saturday, I was stopped at the light at my complex. I was on my way to work, so it wasn't like a weekday rush hour. However, some (older) man comes speeding through the gate and had to quickly jump on his brakes to not hit me. I also moved up a few inches to avoid a rear end accident. I swear to hell, that if I didn't move, and if no one was paying attention, the guy would have hit me. He easily was going 40 mph in the 50 feet from the gate to the light. So there I am, wondering what's his fire, when he starts giving me the "come on, move it, toots!" hand signals. The light was still red, and I didn't feel like moving. I was trying to judge the oncoming traffic, as I would be turning right into it. As I notice the hand signals in my mirrors, all of a sudden, he starts laying on the horn. Yea, buddy, I got your point with the bird you shot me a second ago. The light turns green and I go. He speeds up behind me, and then gets into another lane, just to give me the "what the fuck, asshole?" look, and speeds off.

Monday, something similar happens. This time, I'm on my way home from work. I turned down one street, and a car with 2 young guys turned on the road just as I passed them. They literally rode in my trunk until we hit the red light they wanted to turn right on. I didn't turn like they wanted because this was another corner where traffic is hard to judge. So I'm getting looks and laughs, beeps a plenty. Light turns green, I turn. They speed to pass me and cut me off, because apparently, we were going to the same place. My complex. So they didn't have a residence pass, and I did. They went into the guest lane to get buzzed in, and as I passed them in the right lane to go through the gates, I got the dirtiest of looks from both kids. I swear one of them even took a picture of my plates. I passed them in the gate, they get buzzed in, and as I'm nearing the stop sign to take a right, they fly like a bat out of hell, to ride in my trunk again. I take the right, they follow suit, and when I needed to take a turn, they sped up and I saw in my mirror that they had slowed down to see what house I would turn in to. Like they're going to find my car and what? Beat me up? Break my windows open? Guess what; there are other cars in my complex that are the same exact model as mine. Good luck finding my car, shit heads.

So yeah, it's the law to now take a right on a red light. It's illegal to do otherwise.


Sunday, September 9, 2012

I need a definition

I was reading the current issue (October 2012) issue of Seventeen magazine earlier, and came across a blurb about hair survival in bad weather; what you can do to keep those loose ends tied.

In the screen cap, it states, "On days when there's just no way to fight Nother Nature, slip on a headband and go!"