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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5340 on: May 24, 2017, 05:25:00 pm »
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5341 on: May 24, 2017, 05:42:21 pm »
30 degrees in May. Gah! What's the actual summer going to be like?

Sizzling summer with less rainfall forecast


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5342 on: May 24, 2017, 11:00:51 pm »
From a functional standpoint, Impact does everything comic sans does, only better. Shame it's overused. Really, the best font to use for body text is something with high readability and little flourish, because you want to reserve that for headlines and other dividing marks.

Anyway, to make this a rant I'm really just generally dissatisfied with everything. Rawr rawr I'm a malcontent.


  • Kyndo
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5343 on: May 25, 2017, 08:18:54 am »
From a functional standpoint, Impact does everything comic sans does, only better. Shame it's overused.

You've convinced me.



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5344 on: May 25, 2017, 08:21:39 am »
Why is this one teacher so annoying?? She is honestly like a child at times, no wonder she teaches elementary.  I had set my phone down on a table and she grabbed it to admire my new phone case.  Another time she grabbed at my ear when I had an earring in that she apparently was interested in-- I dodged and backed away but she kept grabbing at me  >:( My students don't even grab at my earrings!! Wtf

For some reason she also has a habit of putting her stuff over mine when there is clearly plenty of other desk space around.  Is this passive aggressiveness?? 

Then she started bugging me about how many students were at one of my schools so I told her and she goes,

"Are you sure??? I think there must be [x amount] of students!"
"Yes, I'm sure."
"Hmm, I do not think so."
"...I know how many students are at my school..."

There are only 13 students TOTAL at that school.  I think I would notice if there were extra students running around.   :rolleyes: 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5345 on: May 25, 2017, 08:28:45 am »
Uuuuuuuuuugh.

This computer sucks.


  • Lurch
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5346 on: May 25, 2017, 08:47:16 am »
One of my favorite classes with some of my best (if not brightest) students are turning into zombies. They used to be so enthusiastic: speaking English, smiling, laughing, having fun, learning. Now, they come to class every Thursday morning looking like their favorite puppy has died and I'm lucky to be able to get more than mumbles out of them. Even their homeroom teacher has been all scowly and menacing the past month. What is going on?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5347 on: May 25, 2017, 08:51:10 am »
One of my favorite classes with some of my best (if not brightest) students are turning into zombies. They used to be so enthusiastic: speaking English, smiling, laughing, having fun, learning. Now, they come to class every Thursday morning looking like their favorite puppy has died and I'm lucky to be able to get more than mumbles out of them. Even their homeroom teacher has been all scowly and menacing the past month. What is going on?

This is normal for the last month or so before the vacation. The kids need a break, and the teachers do too. After summer vacation, the homeroom teacher will probably be back to normal. The kids... it depends. Puberty will decide whether the break was enough or not.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5348 on: May 25, 2017, 09:14:27 am »
Uuuuuuuuuugh.

This computer sucks.
have you tried uninstalling ahnlab and the other bloatware? i did with my school computer, and now it runs at normal speed, rather than like a potato


  • Lurch
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5349 on: May 25, 2017, 09:32:45 am »
Uuuuuuuuuugh.

This computer sucks.
have you tried uninstalling ahnlab and the other bloatware? i did with my school computer, and now it runs at normal speed, rather than like a potato

They let you do that? I get handed a checklist periodically that ensures my computer is loading with all that crap. If something isn't there, some 'tech' (and I use the term loosely) will come around and make sure my computer is running like a potato.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5350 on: May 25, 2017, 09:36:20 am »
Uuuuuuuuuugh.

This computer sucks.
have you tried uninstalling ahnlab and the other bloatware? i did with my school computer, and now it runs at normal speed, rather than like a potato

They let you do that? I get handed a checklist periodically that ensures my computer is loading with all that crap. If something isn't there, some 'tech' (and I use the term loosely) will come around and make sure my computer is running like a potato.

Mine is also mandatory.

I should have invested in a second computer.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5351 on: May 25, 2017, 09:37:46 am »
Uuuuuuuuuugh.

This computer sucks.

I have to wonder - have none of the PS computers been upgraded in the past 5 years, or is it just my province?



  • kobayashi
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5352 on: May 25, 2017, 09:39:19 am »
AhnCrap is basically impossible to uninstall. it just re-installs itself when you reboot the computer.

and every month i have to do some check using a program called 내PC - which is actually a piece of crap itself - and if i don't have all the mandatory 'security' garbage on my computer then it gets flagged.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5353 on: May 25, 2017, 09:44:09 am »
AhnCrap is basically impossible to uninstall. it just re-installs itself when you reboot the computer.

and every month i have to do some check using a program called 내PC - which is actually a piece of crap itself - and if i don't have all the mandatory 'security' garbage on my computer then it gets flagged.

I installed AVG on one of the classroom PCs and not only did it find 42 threats that the Korean software couldn't, it flagged the Korean software itself as a threat!


  • Kyndo
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5354 on: May 25, 2017, 09:50:57 am »
Uuuuuuuuuugh.

This computer sucks.
have you tried uninstalling ahnlab and the other bloatware? i did with my school computer, and now it runs at normal speed, rather than like a potato

They let you do that? I get handed a checklist periodically that ensures my computer is loading with all that crap. If something isn't there, some 'tech' (and I use the term loosely) will come around and make sure my computer is running like a potato.

Mine is also mandatory.

I should have invested in a second computer.
Do what I did: partition the hard drive. Stuff one partition with all the crap, then do a clean English language windows installation on the other.
Just write down all the IPs and gateways etc you need in order to hook up to the school's network and set it up in your new partition.

Log into the other partition once or twice a month to keep all the spyware/malware/bloatware up to date, and everything should go just fine.

It's basically having two computers in one.
« Last Edit: May 25, 2017, 09:52:46 am by kyndo »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5355 on: May 25, 2017, 09:54:32 am »
Do what I did: partition the hard drive. Stuff one partition with all the crap, then do a clean English language windows installation on the other.
Just write down all the IPs and gateways etc you need in order to hook up to the school's network and set it up in your new partition.

Log into the other partition once or twice a month to keep all the spyware/malware/bloatware up to date, and everything should go just fine.

It's basically having two computers in one.

ETA 2day 4hour 45min to next reboot.
DO NOT UNPLUG


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5356 on: May 25, 2017, 09:59:25 am »
Uuuuuuuuuugh.

This computer sucks.
have you tried uninstalling ahnlab and the other bloatware? i did with my school computer, and now it runs at normal speed, rather than like a potato

They let you do that? I get handed a checklist periodically that ensures my computer is loading with all that crap. If something isn't there, some 'tech' (and I use the term loosely) will come around and make sure my computer is running like a potato.
i work in an after school program, so maybe the tech guy doesn't give af about my computer. 

kobayashi: yes, i had to force uninstall it. it's mostly gone, but some of it still lingers for some reason. a program that you CAN'T uninstall? in 2017? absolutely unbelievable.

i like kyndo's idea


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5357 on: May 25, 2017, 10:11:29 am »
Do what I did: partition the hard drive. Stuff one partition with all the crap, then do a clean English language windows installation on the other.
Just write down all the IPs and gateways etc you need in order to hook up to the school's network and set it up in your new partition.

Log into the other partition once or twice a month to keep all the spyware/malware/bloatware up to date, and everything should go just fine.

It's basically having two computers in one.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5358 on: May 25, 2017, 10:18:33 am »
Do what I did: partition the hard drive. Stuff one partition with all the crap, then do a clean English language windows installation on the other.
Just write down all the IPs and gateways etc you need in order to hook up to the school's network and set it up in your new partition.

Log into the other partition once or twice a month to keep all the spyware/malware/bloatware up to date, and everything should go just fine.

It's basically having two computers in one.


:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: This is literally me!

It doesn't help that the computer is in Korean. I'd have a hard enough time in English let alone Korean.
ETA 2day 4hour 45min to next reboot.
DO NOT UNPLUG


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5359 on: May 25, 2017, 10:23:18 am »
From a functional standpoint, Impact does everything comic sans does, only better. Shame it's overused. Really, the best font to use for body text is something with high readability and little flourish, because you want to reserve that for headlines and other dividing marks.

Down with Impact!!

There's a difference between designing for the man on the street and designing for the classroom. Impact is a bad font to use for kids who are learning to read or who have any kind of reading/visual problem/difficulty because anything in Impact comes across as a sea of black. It's not just the weight, Impact's ascenders and descenders are not long and tall enough, kerning and leading are also problematic.

Comic Sans is an alternative that's available to everyone that's never thought they could, or thought to, get other free fonts themselves. It's so much better than Impact in so, so many ways.

It's the same reason you never use deep blacks on whites or vice versa, and you're extremely careful how you use reds, oranges and greens, and you only use fonts with the round 'a'.

If anyone is interested, a better alternative to impact - although the ascenders and descenders and letter differentiation is still not quite good enough is: http://www.dafont.com/kg-blank-space.font and http://www.dafont.com/kg-what-the-teacher-wants.font

An alternative to Comic Sans: http://www.dafont.com/kg-miss-kindergarten.font. http://www.kimberlygeswein.com/?s=penmanship&submit.x=0&submit.y=0 and you can also look for the fonts Kingthings Clarity and Chinacat.

..Unless you're designing for middle school and high school where the kids who can't/don't know how to read, or just don't care, sleep. Then you can design what and however you like because your audience has changed.
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