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Post 18001

Baron Grim

I think the 'My Conversations' pop-out acts like a monitor on our dilapidated servers.


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Post 18002

Teasswill

Yesterday's PH. Whenever I use the phone in the kitchen (landline), Mr T seems to turn up & put the kettle on/run the tap/something equally noisy.
He will use the phone & not bother to turn the radio off!


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Post 18003

Caiman raptor elk - Inside big box, thinking.


When I am at home, within 30 seconds of sitting down on the toilet someone needs me. Every. Single. Time.


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Post 18004

Teasswill

I get that when I'm waiting for a delivery/phone call etc.

Today's PH: Me as navigator - here's the route I recommend we take (after consulting google maps). Driver - I'll go the way I know. Turns out the 'known' route is not available any more. That meant we were 10 min later than intended arriving at a funeral so parking difficult & had to stand. Then on return route, again driver knows best, so I didn't provide directions, we didn't take the best route and ended among later arrivals at the wake so long queue for food & drink. (No apology either...)


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Post 18005

SashaQ - happysad

Yes, the toilet thing is definitely a well-known phenomenon!

Also funny about being on the phone - the worst one I experienced was a couple of years ago when my mum's car broke down. Mum went to look for help and asked me to call the breakdown service while I was sitting in the car. I had laryngitis, so couldn't shout, but was just about making myself understood. Mum then came back, opened the car door and spoke to some people while I was trying to finish the conversation smiley - headhurts We got there, but it was a challenge!

Today's PH: Password not accepted - Reset password - Kf password reset e-mail is not received within 10 minutes, try again. [If the first e-mail didn't arrive, why would a second e-mail be any different? smiley - erm]


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Post 18006

Reality Manipulator

My PH is hay fever season when I experience energy-draining hay fever symptoms. I don't sneeze that much but it is loud when I do.

SashaQ I have had the same problems with passwords.


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Post 18007

Teasswill

Oops - read that as Sasha sneezes in association with passwords..... smiley - doh


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Post 18008

Bluebottle

Ah! Ah! Ah! AshhUbl12jhb#!nvj !
Yep, I can see that a lot of randomly-generated strong passwords containing upper and lowercase, numbers and special characters are in fact sneezes...

<BB<


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Post 18009

Baron Grim

smiley - laugh

Or cats walking on keyboards.


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Post 18010

Teasswill

My cat has the knack of walking on the shortcut keys to open up music & start it playing.


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Post 18011

winnoch2 - Impostair Syndromair Extraordinaire

PH: webpage or OS icons which shift around as they load so that the one you aim to click on becomes another icon by the time the command from brain has reached clicking finger.smiley - cross
Window$ 11 is really bad for this- if you're impatient (like me) and start clicking on taskbar icons too soon after starting the PC, I end up clicking the wrong ones and loading the wrong programs whilst they shuffle around.
Then there are the webpages which build erratically and you never really know when they are finished building and what will be in the place you are clicking by the time you click
You get the idea!


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Post 18012

Baron Grim

This is SO bad on my android tablet. There's a comics page I visit every day (a couple actually) where I'm constantly opening ads I had no intention to open because the page jumps around. I think there might be a setting or extension on desktops that let you force the page to stay put, but it's been so long since I looked into it, I'll never remember it.


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Post 18013

winnoch2 - Impostair Syndromair Extraordinaire

Yeah. it doesn't seem like it should be beyond the wit of a coder to write something which causes the curser to behave like a magnetic lasso or 'snapping' tool so that as you approach or hover over an icon or place on a webpage, that place stays static relative to the rest of the screen or page, so that you always click what you plan to click smiley - erm Perhaps it's just never been deemed annoying enough by enough people to have forced the issue smiley - shrug


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