The anti-what grinds your gears thread.

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Post by STranger81 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:25 am

Spotify. Never really thought about a subscription music service but spent the summer working outdoors while in between jobs so had headphones in all day long 4 days a week and realised how good it is.

I used to have a YouTube downloader on my phone so I could get music that way but just felt so fragmented and messy. Plus it's opened my eyes to so many styles and bands I've never dabbled in. Plus those I've forgotten.
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Post by DPrinny » Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:08 am

The smell of a nicely cooking stew

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Post by stayAwhile » Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:35 am

DPrinny wrote:The smell of a nicely cooking stew
this and a warm open fire and a brew
This guy are sick

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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:16 am

STranger81 wrote:Spotify. Never really thought about a subscription music service but spent the summer working outdoors while in between jobs so had headphones in all day long 4 days a week and realised how good it is.

I used to have a YouTube downloader on my phone so I could get music that way but just felt so fragmented and messy. Plus it's opened my eyes to so many styles and bands I've never dabbled in. Plus those I've forgotten.

The whole argument about how some performers don't make enough money doesn't work out in my head. Since I started using Spotify I've bought so many more albums than I had in the 10 years prior to using it. It's so easy to find new stuff to listen to. :D
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:34 am

Winter sun! Just had 11 nights in Gran Canaria, I feel so much better for it, it's like someone flipped my happy switch.
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Post by DPrinny » Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:17 am

Putting on new socks

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Post by The Beans » Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:49 pm

Victory in the workplace for me and my miniscule team of minions right before christmas.
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I admit, I have sweated this last week though. More than I thought I would tbh.

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Post by thingonaspring » Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:51 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:Winter sun! Just had 11 nights in Gran Canaria, I feel so much better for it, it's like someone flipped my happy switch.
I did that (though only 7 nights) last year. Wasn't quite peaceful, being just myself and my 5 and 7 year old kids, but it was still so good. I wish I'd gone away this year at this time of year, as well now.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:12 am

Bought 5 tickets for the office raffle. All 5 came up :D

Felt guilty, so put the last couple of prizes back to be redrawn.
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Post by dste » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:14 am

eBay buyers leaving nice feedback.

I'm not bothered about feedback and normally it's the standard great buyer/seller, A+++ etc but a couple recently have left really nice feedback about the effort I put in to wrapping and postage which was nice.
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Post by rocky1980 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:39 am

eBay buyers leaving nice feedback.

I'm not bothered about feedback and normally it's the standard great buyer/seller, A+++ etc but a couple recently have left really nice feedback about the effort I put in to wrapping and postage which was nice

That makes me feel good also. I have had some really kind and heart warming ones in the past :)
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Post by Katzkatz » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:44 am

Enjoy a beer on a warm sunny day, like yesterday. :D

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Post by rocky1980 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:53 am

Seeing my sons smile :D :D :D :D
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Post by Megamixer » Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:54 pm

rocky1980 wrote:
eBay buyers leaving nice feedback.

I'm not bothered about feedback and normally it's the standard great buyer/seller, A+++ etc but a couple recently have left really nice feedback about the effort I put in to wrapping and postage which was nice
That makes me feel good also. I have had some really kind and heart warming ones in the past :)
I've recently had a few nice private messages to say thanks for things I have sold as well. Goes a way to balancing out the fury induced by the crappy buyers though touch wood, I've been okay for the longest time now. Biggest thing I get these days is perhaps getting just 2-3 bits of feedback out selling 10-15+ items. I know it's not mandatory but I see it as a common courtesy and always leave mine for sellers.
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Re: The anti-what grinds your gears thread.

Post by Katzkatz » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:46 am

Leaving my IMac on overnight to update to the latest Mac OS - and coming back in the morning to see that it had worked.

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