ARGH!

Apr. 7th, 2011 01:49 pm
telophase: (children like you were left to perish on)
Why is it that everyone who has BOTH our phone numbers calls me instead of Toby? The property management company, the electrician, delivery people, everyone who tries to call us regarding something professional, as opposed to friendly, calls ME. Even when we put special instructions on the sheet to call Toby!

Toby telecommutes, so he's at home 90% of the time and it makes sense for him to be the point of contact. Yet, *I* get called ... and not only do I not know the best time to deliver this afternoon, or when to come by and do some work on the house, or anything like that because I don't know when he has to take his lunch, but my work phone message light isn't visible except from a certain angle, so messages left there go unanswered until I notice them.

This frustrated post brought to you by noticing the message on MY work phone at 1:45 PM left by the electrician at 8:50 AM in regards to the work order that TOBY put in yesterday afternoon for the outlet that CRACKLES and the nonworking switch nearby. AAAAARRRGGGGGHHHHH!!
telophase: (Princess Tutu - OMG TEH DRAMA!)
edit: FIXED!

Also: For some reason, print_f(array) left the underscores between the two words in the two-word keys out, while print_r(array) showed them, so they're actually post_author, post_date, etc. GAH TWO HOURS OF MY LIFE WASTED
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SO. I'm using PHP.

I have a multi-dimensional associative array named $most_recent_posts that looks much like this:
Array (
     [0] => stdClass Object (
          [ID] => 4
          [post author] => 3
          [post date] => 2010-06-11 19:37:46
     )
     [1] => stdClass Object (
          [ID] => 5
          [post author] => 12
          [post date] => 2010-06-08 12:34:56
     )
)


SO

echo $most_recent_posts[0]["ID"]; SHOULD print out "4", should it not? Because right now all it's doing is halting the entire damn script.
telophase: (gojyo screw you // yomigaere)
SPARE ME FROM INCOMPETENT APARTMENT MANAGERS AND MAINTENANCE PEOPLE.

Only TWO MONTHS of me telling them that my bathroom ceiling leaks when the people above me take a shower, and they fix *some* leak up there, but it takes the ceiling starting to bulge with water running down from it and me brandishng photographs in their faces this morning for them to send someone immediately.

And the managers never told the maintenance guys it was when the people upstairs TOOK A SHOWER. So apparently they never, say TURNED THE SHOWER ON TO TEST. And I even told them I could hear water running inside the wall. AAARGH

It's not a large area at least, but GAAAAAAAAAHHHHH

cut for pics )

And there's a guy standing in my tub right now, from the sounds I think he's sawing out the part of the ceiling that's affected. There's certainly sawing and splashing involved.

ETA: The red splotches on the ceiling aren't there in real life. It's an artifact of the basic color correction Photoshop applied to the pics.

ETA2: My lease is up this spring, yes I'm moving, all I require is the ability to take showers until then.
telophase: (manji - not happy)
Went to put my iPod on and listen to some music and discovered that inexplicably all my music had vanished from it, although not the podcasts or video. I am HOPING that I did a boneheaded thing and managed to sync it when I updated the video on it so that it synced away all the music, rather than it being a hardware or software fault. I am in the process of taking all my mp3s from their backup discs (I am not entirely stupid; it's all backed up) and putting them on the hard drive so I can just sync the whole damn thing. And am putting thought into an external HD to use as a music/audio backup to make syncing easier. (The iPod Classic really wants you to sync instead of manually moving stuff over, which is far less dangerous. Aarg. Wonder if Anapod Explorer works on Vista?)


Expressions of sympathy welcome, if you feel like giving them, or similar tales of woe, but PLEASE no advice: I have been inundated with advice from every quarter about everything that's happened this past month and I am so damn tired of people telling me what I should do that I do not respond well to advice; instead, I get cranky and take it out on the hapless adviser.
telophase: (FMA - Ed panicking)
Does anyone have a scan or schreenshot of the shoes/footwear Ichigo has on for his bankai outfit? I've got one teeeeeeeeeeeeny pic that is UTTERLY USELESS!

Never mind. Reconfigured his leg after all.
telophase: (Manji - Magatsu - KISHIMOTO PLAGERISM!)
I run Norton Internet Security on my machine so I can have a firewall and an antivirus thing happening. Used to have MacAfee, but their firewall refused to play nice with my internet connection, and unless I could actually get on the internet, there wasn't much point in having a firewall.

It's been telling me with pop-ups when it tries to update that my subscription expires on September 22nd, and I wasn't going to bother to renew that until closer to the 22nd, only it finallyd ecided I wasn't actually good enough to get those three weeks and started telling me that it had completely expired.

So I get cranky and decide to go renew the damn thing. Oh look - upgrades available. OK, fine, I'll upgrade the damn program.

I should never buy software online when I'm cranky. I manage, of all things, to instead buy the upgrade to Norton AntiVirus, and not Internet Security. Which, inexplicably, installs Just Fine despite the original not actually being isntalled on my system. And AV won't update its virus definitions because the IS subscription-expired popup keeps coming up.

So fine. I can fix this. Let's email Support, explain what happened in clear English, and say exactly what I want to do: I want to get a refund for AV, delete it from my computer, and get the IS upgrade.

I get a response back in two hours. The person says that the pop-up problem occurs because I have a version of IS on my computer and I need to completely uninstall it before installing AV.

KILL MAIN DEATH KILL STAB STAB STAB STAB STAB

I've sent back a reply, point9ing out that he did not read my support request very carefully and detailing the two problems. If *that* doesn't work, I'm getting the damn refund and switching to something else. I had problems getting the subscription renewed last year - they had to send me a new registration code or something - and it's too much hassle to deal with.

So: anyone have recommendations for a firewall/AV that is *not* Symantec/Norton or MacAfee? (The free version of ZoneAlarm tended to kill my bandwidth, too, so I'm iffy about the pro version.)
telophase: (Default)
DAMN YOU WORD!!! "COMIX" IS NOT SPELLED "COMMIX"! WHY DO YOU PERSIST IN 'CORRECTING' THIS ONE WORD IN THIS ONE SPOT EVERY TIME I TURN AROUND EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE NOT AUTOCORRECTING ANY OTHER MISSPELLED WORD IN THE ENTIRE DOCUMENT??????

No love,
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telophase: (Gorilla - exasperated)
AAAAGGGHHH I WILL CONQUER THIS STUPID PERSPECTIVE TOOL!!!


Of course it figures that I pick a three-point perspective image for my first time working with this tool, but (a) I do a hell of a lot of things by not knowing that I shouldn't be doing them yet and (b) if I conquer this, two-point with the tool oughta be bloody easy.




and we've probably established that I could be a damn good inker, provided that I'm working off of really tight pencils. Or maybe a touch-up artist. Hum.

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