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About Happenstance

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    N-Europe Forum Aficionado
  • Birthday 01/31/85

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    DVDs, Gaming, Comics, Sci-Fi, Liverpool FC


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    NES, SNES GB, DS, DSi, Wii, Wii U, 3DS XL
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    Mega Drive, PS2, Xbox, PS3, PS Vita, PS4, Xbox One
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    Ace Attorney series, Shenmue, Star Trek Bridge Commander, Persona 4, Mass Effect 2
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  1. Job woes/wins

    The problem is that it's a school and one of the issues it will cause will be our text messaging service will fail to work so any emergency messages about school closures or even just late returning trips simply wouldn't go out. That should show you the level that they don't think about the consequences of stuff. That, and the fact that our newly implemented lockdown procedure is to place a megaphone in each building then if the school is locked down we just yell into it for everyone to lock the doors. Fucking genius
  2. Job woes/wins

    Given how much help I have to give her for basic IT stuff and the amount of times she locks her account by putting in the wrong password I would say her IT experience at this other IT place was being their receptionist. It didn't help that everytime I tried to explain an issue I got cut off by her with some other excuse or "yes I say it HAS to be done because it does". My argument has never been that the changes she wants wouldnt be helpful (I won't bother going into them, they're boring database stuff) but that they would cause issues so if we really need to do this then there needs to be an actual discussion on why/how and go from there. Not just ignoring my concerns three times now. Stuff won't get better at my job, I've accepted that. I'm looking everyday for a new job so hopefully something will come from that and on the work end, I've deleted my work email accounts from personal devices and am just going to distance myself from the staff there. No going to the pub, having lunch in the common room etc, just do the job and go home with nothing outside my official job roles even being considered. I bent over backwards to help out here and constantly get shat on so they can get by on their own from now on.
  3. Job woes/wins

    Well I don't know how well I could say that meeting went. I tried to stay calm but I was physically shaking with anger at times that they must have caught onto. Still ended up getting spoken down to because the receptionist "has worked at an IT place before so knows what she's talking about" despite this being my actual job and area.
  4. Job woes/wins

    Well the staff moaning about this complained to the bursar, who then tried to arrange a meeting but because I was ill had it without me and then at the end just gave me the same list of questions I originally answered. I’ve now complained to the bursar that I should have been included so another meeting has been arranged. Also getting him to address the fact that we are left out of the loop until after decisions are made and problems caused. I don’t expect anything to come from it but we’ll see. The worst part was that I somehow fell out of the email chain arranging this meeting before I even knew I wouldn’t be in for most of this week so they obviously didn’t particularly care that much to begin with.
  5. General Retro Discussion

    Well I can only go from my own experience and in my experience it was still terrible.
  6. General Retro Discussion

    The other thing that would put me off getting this is that the GB/GBC/GBA market is even more flooded with fake carts than any other I've seen. I tried starting a GBA collection last year and couldn't trust anything I bought. I ended up with multiple fake carts almost immediately.
  7. General Retro Discussion

    I don’t know if it comes standard but it has a Switch style dock for HDMI out.
  8. General Retro Discussion

    Doubt I’ll be getting this one. Never really was a big handheld gamer.
  9. bad stuff thread.

    In case my face explodes from this ongoing sinusitis I just wanted to make my feels clear. I hate all of you. This is all your fault.
  10. General Retro Discussion

    I know I had one, no idea how I got it though.
  11. General Gaming Sales/Charts Discussion

    No, what I meant was that maybe what gaming is/is becoming is passing us by. We were the mainstream market once and I just mean that things change. What we want isn’t what they want and the same thing will happen to them.
  12. General Gaming Sales/Charts Discussion

    While I don’t think either game had great marketing and should have been shown off more, I don’t think it’s fair to just blame the mainstream market. They like what they like. We’ve all grown older and things change. It can’t all be Asteroids, Space Invaders and Adventure anymore.
  13. Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

    I was just considering getting this on Switch but looking through the shops I see that the remastered PS4 version is cheaper than the PS3 ported Switch version. It’s ridiculous. Ive given up on the idea of playing it now and instead decided to dig my PS TV out, plug it into the projector and replay Persona 4 Golden 😆
  14. Mobile Phone Chat

    It’s NFC for things like paying with your phone. If you go into your settings you should just be able to type in NFC and then turn it off if you don’t think you’ll use it.