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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Rocker » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:30 pm

Micheál wrote:
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Rocker for Taoiseach wuu
Great analysis of the 'young' vote.
you are a scream. HID says try living with me!! lauugh lauugh

I'm going to have a look at all our EU elected reps just to get the complete picture. Is Europe ready for Mick and his pink outfits? and the green jersies?


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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Strum » Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:39 pm

I haven't moaned in a while but I HAVE to moan about the printing process in the lexicon library.
So, I have 22 word documents on my drive, some in colour some B/W. As far back as almost 20 year ago I could select all the files, right click and print, that was it.
In the Lexicon you have to open all of the files and print separately, but you have to locate the right printer first for each one depending on colour or b/w, then click print and then get a six digit code for every one of them. THEN go to the printer and put your money in and type each code out one by one. I was tearing my hair out at the frustration of the whole process, an hour and a half to print them all out.
I asked the librarian if they was any way to batch print a lot of documents, no, frayed not and apparently it's the biggest complaint they get there.
I'm not surprised.



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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Micheál » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:31 pm

Rocker,

Q1: Why on earth would you chose a "library" for a print service (over, say, a filling station, or a laundry)?
Q2 Why print at all? Who needs paper?

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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Rocker » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:33 am

Micheál wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:31 pm
Rocker,

Q1: Why on earth would you chose a "library" for a print service (over, say, a filling station, or a laundry)?
Q2 Why print at all? Who needs paper?

M.

Micheál, when I was doing my course I used to have to produce three copies of my essays, printed and bound and it used to give me grief trying to find a good binding service and printer with good presentation. We got a bit of a decent printer here last Christmas and that has been a godsend when we need anything printed.


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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by gingertom » Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:06 pm

Micheál wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:31 pm
Rocker,

Q1: Why on earth would you chose a "library" for a print service (over, say, a filling station, or a laundry)?
Q2 Why print at all? Who needs paper?

M.
Micheál, paper is a vital component for us to record important information as a backup, especially when computer hard drives go belly up!
Certainly, in my experience, the written word, when produced on a hard copy, in order to inform and illustrate
a message, is still empirically relevant.
Alas, paper is very cumbersome and costly to generate, print upon, purchase to distribute and store.
Everything has its disadvantages but the tangible written word has none.


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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Rocker » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:31 pm

Now this is really an anti moan one. I've had a few days of the most unusual coincidences!! yesterday was a fraught enough day so I decided to start in the time honoured way by having the gorgeous breakfast in Wetherspoons Blackrock. There I encountered a chap whom I have met in there a few times and we had the most enlightening conversation. Cheered me up no end. Then to St Michael's for scans (dreading). On the way the heavens opened and of course I didn't have a coat so a quick sprint (hobble) to penny for an umbrella (my second in as many days). Great value if you are looking for a colourful one for a fiver. Got the most gorgeous T and fleece leggings for under a tenner then to the hospital. I had heard that the radiologist had retired. Imagine my delight when I was met by the most gracious new lady who put me at my ease and carried out the tests with a smile and a good old fashioned laugh. today was also fraught had an appointment which went quite well then to the bus stop to wait for the famous bus! 15 minutes later and I am in conversation with the most knowledgeable man who knew just about everyone from my childhood and the waiting time flew. He had been a car dealer and knew my favourite man who's garage is now Aldi so I decided on the way home to drop into aldi. there I met Sinead in the car park and we sorted the world. The world is full of chance encounters sent to cheer us in our off days.


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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Denis Cromie » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:13 pm

Good stuff Rocker, good people, a chat and a smile cheers us all up.



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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Micheál » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:48 pm

And I can just imagine all the great stories those people passed-on about their very pleasant encounters with you Rocker.
It's contagious.

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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Rocker » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:03 pm

I've been away for the last few weeks and no-one has put up a good moan! Oh, poor grammar he could be relied on to stir the pot!! My big moan is that nowadays everyone is so wrapped up in their own lives that the Don't notice that the neighbours garden needs mowing!! God be with the good old days when we did our neighbours garden whenever we were doing our own! When we shared the cake, Apple tart or dinner!! not to mention the bowl of sugar or drop of milk. When did we lose the common touch?


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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by bugrock » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:53 am

Rocker, we don't even know our neighbours these days. And even if we offered help they might tell us to F**k Off anyway!


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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Sinead » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:29 pm

Rocker, the common touch was lost when kids stopped going out to play and neighbours ceased to call for a chat and a cuppa. Everything has to be arranged/organised in advance, nothing is spontaneous.

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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Micheál » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:03 pm

Is it just me or has anyone else ever heard of or seen BleeperBike?

"“The Bleeperbike pilot scheme was very popular with the public in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. It is very disappointing the company have decided to withdraw their services.”

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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Rocker » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:00 pm

Micheál wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:03 pm
Is it just me or has anyone else ever heard of or seen BleeperBike?

"“The Bleeperbike pilot scheme was very popular with the public in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. It is very disappointing the company have decided to withdraw their services.”

M.
I'd say it was lack of advertising did it! I never heard of it!


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