The "Things that annoy me" thread

calvinhobbes

Forum Addict
DONOR
Joined
Jul 12, 2010
Messages
6,129
Location
near Cologne
Someone is remodelling an apartment in the building; new bathroom, tiles, floors, the works. So there’s a lot of construction noise during the work which is particularly unhelpful while we’re all supposed to stay at home as much as possible. But you can’t really avoid much of it.

What you definitely CAN avoid is starting with the noisy power tools at 7:50 on a Saturday and falling silent at 8:15. Fuckers!
 

GRtak

Forum Addict
Joined
Sep 6, 2008
Messages
20,484
Location
Michigan USA
I lost power again. Estimated restoration is about 6 hours away...

This happened in early June too. I need to get solar panels and a battery pack!

I got power back, and 5 hours earlier than they estimated. This is still becoming far to frequent. This is only, only,,,. the second multi hour outage this year, but there are several more that lasted from a few minutes to an hour. A few more that lasted just a few seconds.
 

93Flareside

Döner Kebab enthusiast
DONOR
Joined
Jul 20, 2009
Messages
17,927
Location
42 miles outside of Chicago
Car(s)
‘18 VW Golf GTI, '87 Mercury Colony Park
I got power back, and 5 hours earlier than they estimated. This is still becoming far to frequent. This is only, only,,,. the second multi hour outage this year, but there are several more that lasted from a few minutes to an hour. A few more that lasted just a few seconds.
Generac could help, they have automatic sensing systems that will kick on after an outage. Sure it’s diesel or gasoline. I *think* you can natural gas/propane as well.
 

GRtak

Forum Addict
Joined
Sep 6, 2008
Messages
20,484
Location
Michigan USA
Generac could help, they have automatic sensing systems that will kick on after an outage. Sure it’s diesel or gasoline. I *think* you can natural gas/propane as well.
Why invest in a generator that is only used occasionally? The same money can be used to setup a system to produce power, heat, and hot water anytime the sun shines.
 

Redliner

Y'all got any lamps?
Joined
May 19, 2005
Messages
22,926
Location
Lamp
Car(s)
I don't drive, I fly.
Years ago I bought a torx driver to remove my folding knife's clip, so I could clean/lubricate it. The screws are Allen, but probably imperial, because I never managed to find the right Allen key, but a Torx worked.


Today I took of the clip for regular maintenance, but magically the driver is slipping and I can't reattach the clip...GRRRR
 

93Flareside

Döner Kebab enthusiast
DONOR
Joined
Jul 20, 2009
Messages
17,927
Location
42 miles outside of Chicago
Car(s)
‘18 VW Golf GTI, '87 Mercury Colony Park
two things.

well, 3. iOS seems to no longer capitalize the first letter of a sentence unless I double tap space bar.

I have to wear a facemask on jobs for obvious reasons. Could they make a mask that doesn’t ride up into my eyelids? Thanks.

next is this customer I’ve been working with for 9 years now. Everytime they call it’s frantic and it always turns out to be one of two things. Broken heat exchanger causing air to push against the burner and cause it to not light. The other which is more common is electronic parts failing due to humidity. They inject steam into the baking process of food (premade grocery store meals) and the steam lines are leaking and it’s only gotten worse over this time. Now they’re just blowing stream nearly on the burner.
 

NecroJoe

Forum Addict
Joined
Apr 12, 2005
Messages
19,363
Location
San Francisco area, CA, USA
Car(s)
2015 Mazda 3 S GT, 2015 VW e-Golf
I have to wear a facemask on jobs for obvious reasons. Could they make a mask that doesn’t ride up into my eyelids? Thanks.
The only ones that don't do this for me are the ones with a metal nose strips (the thin wire types aren't enough), so I can form it around my nose. You can buy adhesive ones that you cna apply to any mask you already have.

So far, these have been my favorite type. I also prefer straps that go behind my head rather than around my ears. Out of the 5-6 types I have, these are my favorite. Pretty lightweight, too.
https://mambeblankets.com/products/face-mask
1595954886150.png


I've also tried some that have a sort of flap inside that's supposed to go over your nose, but I find that these put too much pressure on the top of my nose and are very uncomfortable for longer periods...but that could also be becuse the mask I have of this style is basically a thin denim, so it's pretty robust, heavy, and doesn't have any stretch to it.
https://defybags.com/products/copy-of-the-bandit-mask
1595954823930.png
 
Top