Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

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  1. Fang66

    Fang66 Senior member

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    How about 5 minutes to select a brand of bottled water at the convenience store, it's water for f'sake just choose the cheapest one. Or drink tap water like I do (although it could be radioactive I'm hoping it might give me a superpower).
     


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    I feel your pain. I'm pissed off that I dont have some kind of debilitating disease or have not had a serious mental breakdown. It means I can't blame my laziness on anything but the fact that I'm a slothful sack of shit. I long for the peacful solitude of a private room in a nice psychiatric clinic, but knowing my luck they'd just prescribe some antidepressants and send me on my way. Damn you breakthroughs in drug therapy!
     


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    I promise you you don't want to go in a mental ward especially closed ones...:wow:

    I have been visiting a friend in one and I couldn't get out quickly enough...

    It was awful...
     


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    Been there. Done that. 3 days. Never again.
     


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    You should check out LaTeX. You have to learn a new programming-type language, but it isn't really all that hard. LaTeX takes care of the formatting, etc., and makes documents that look a lot nicer than WYSIWYG word processors.

    http://www.latex-project.org/
     


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    Thanks for your ... words of support? I got a few thousand words done today. Didn't drink much this evening and am sitting at home nice and early so I can start working at nine again tomorrow. I aim to get 4000 words in place before the end of the day.


    I had a quick look at it - it looks pretty interesting. I only have a few weeks for this and some of it is in collaboration with other people who use word, so now is not the time to learn how to use it, but I will give it a try when I am done with this.
     
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    What do you use to manage your references? I just use the built in function in word but it sucks balls.
     


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    I have used EndNote in the past and found it was fine, you can download reference lists into it directly from web of knowledge. You switch on "cite while you write" and it drops things into your references list automatically as you cite them in the text. I am pretty sure the other major programme (I forget its name) can do exactly the same.
    I tried one of the free open source ones for a bit (there is a list on wikipedia, although I don't remember which one I used) and it seemed fine, but it wasn't really compatible with what the people I was working with were using so I had to stop. If you are working by yourself and don't want to pay for endnote it might be worth looking into.
    Reference managers really come into their own when you have to write a series of papers on the related topics/using the same references because it can take a little time to get all of the sources in it set up. I haven't tried the build in Word one. I am not surprised it sucks.

    At the moment, because I am quite familiar with all the material I am referencing and because I have previous reference lists that cover a great deal of it (so I hope I can just stick them together), I am just using the "comment" function in word to 'attach' the relevant information to citations in the text and a folder full of pdfs. Then I am going to go through and compile it all in the references section. I am sure I am going to regret this when I get to 20,000 words of text and a couple of hundred references, but I have used it in the past for shorter essays and it worked out fine. My old laptop died part way though my dissertation and I haven't got anything more sophisticated set up yet on the new one.
     
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    Cheers, I can get EndNote for free might give it a try. I just never bothered using it because I'm always afraid that things like this will take me longer to learn how to use than it would take to compile manually.
     
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    Lost my phone and house keys after a night out with friends. Also have a mysterious bruise on my face.
     


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    Better on your face than on your ass..
     


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    A malfunctioning sensor on my alarm system caused a full-blown, sirens-screaming wake up call. At 5:15am. On a fuckin Sunday.

    Before I could re-arm it, the system started triggering in a rapid-fire session, leading to a 45 minute tech-support call. At 5:22am.

    Dammit.
     


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    Yesterday,i go out to dance in a discotheque and now i've go tinnitus. :uhoh:
     


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    Go and get your ears waxed...
     


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