Skudd's Grumps

May, 2021

Door to door salesmen.

I sent a Slack message earlier that was kinda long, and when I did, it said it was edited. I didn't edit it. It was a new message.

Either by way of getting yesterday's data from the router or fixing a defect in my math in the code, I discovered that we're going to probably be paying Comcast overages again this month.


I just wanted to take some of my B complex, but the pills have turned a weird shade of orange with black specks in them. Is this normal? Is it safe? It's too much for me to deal with right now.

I keep trying to type out capital numbers.

I just tried to pour coffee creamer on my raisin bran. Then after I put the creamer in the coffee properly, I almost poured milk in the coffee instead of on the cereal.

Why do they call it "single sign on" if I have to authenticate with every new page or site that uses it?

The second time in as many working days, my Macbook had to be power cycled. I think an OS reinstall is in my nearish future.

April, 2021

On the way home from my dentist appointment, a roll bed truck (the kind that hauls those big dumpsters) decided he needed to pull in front of me on the beltway, even though his lane was wide open. As soon as he did, a lug nut flew off his wheel and hit the windshield, right in the middle of my line of view.

The way everything tastes after having your mouth numbed for dental work.

I got a YouTube notification on my phone. I opened it. It was a link to an advertisement. No mention of the notification content anywhere.

"Strongly encouraged" is just another way of saying "mandatory"

NRG (through TicketMaster) keeps sending me promotional emails despite having opted out multiple times.

I just tried to treat my desktop monitor as a touchscreen. It isn't one. It never has been.

I actually enjoyed the hold music I just had to listen to.

My tolerance for anything right now is completely null.

Should Grumps have comment support? Apathy equals a "no" vote, Empathy equals a "yes" vote.

Should GrumpLog have a Discord community? Vote apathy for no, empathy for yes.

FailDNS is broken and I'm too tired to fix it.

Oh, hello migraine aura. You are making the toilet filling sound like a large group of people conversing.

Oh, hello headache.

burnt_toast is making all of his Grumps public.

So many users who only Grump'd once or twice.

I may have put too much peppermint oil in this cup of coffee.

I feel like I just came out the discharge end of a wood chipper.

Any online service needs to have a status site, located at https://status.{}, where {} is the site's domain. No, GrumpLog and DazeMaker don't need such a thing... Yet...

"A plan for a plan"

I woke up thinking it was Friday.

The recent Spotify UI updates have caused great functionality breakage. I can't see the album listings for an artist without clicking through to each album. And I just discovered that my playlists are truncated at 51 songs. For example, the "Liked Songs" playlist. I can see the up to the 51st song, but beyond that is all the placeholder crap. I get Agile development and whatnot, but when you horridly break existing functionality to introduce a new UI, you're regressing, not progressing.