Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bergdorf Goodwill, Feb 7, 2007.
It is an aggregator that places apartments on a map with a pretty good set of filters (price, bedrooms, etc).
Unfortunately, like 75% of their listings were scraped from craigslist posts and craigslist sent them a C&D to stop (which was a shame because all they ever did was put a pin on a map and provide a link to the original post). I don't know what it was about them, but they were *very* good at doing this. Apartments were placed in the right spot and all the listings showed up. Other sites that claim to scrape craigslist either miss most of the listings or just don't work right.
They have their own listing site where landlords can post things, and they scrape from a few other sources...but the reason it was successful was really the fact that it made craigslist usable.
100 dollars on eBay. Now, seeing as I need to be up in 5 hours, I'm going to sleep. Fucking. Style. Forum.
Oh that sucks about it not pulling from CL anymore. I am spending some time with the site as it is and can already tell how useful it would be in that regard. Great, modern UI. Mapping seems to work well as do the filters for the most part. I do wish you could give it a search radius from a provided zip code, but otherwise it's nice.
Craigslist really needs to figure out how to get the keyword manipulation under control. That are create enhanced search filters. It's a huge pain in the ass to look for placed "downtown" (example) and have results pop up from a good 20 miles away.
Still haven't heard from my friend. I'm assuming that this means he's not coming, but I do think it's funny that he's basically supposed to be here by now, yet I can't even confirm he'll be here at all.
That's the thing. He doesn't even really offer excuses; he's just utterly unreliable. Plus, if he needed an excuse, he had one a couple days ago when he first mentioned not coming.
I'd also like to think we're good enough friends that he could just say, "man, this didn't work out, I'm sorry. I'm hoping to do it another time." I'm a reasonable person, and I get that things can come up and ruin plans. I don't get upset when stuff happens that's beyond someone's control. I even get that this might happen more than once. The thing that's so aggravating about this situation is that it happens over and over and over and over. If it weren't so frustrating, I'd almost be impressed by how reliably it occurs.
Interesting. Is the research generally in management and the like? The thing that's so strange about this guy is that he's a really, really good guy, and he doesn't exhibit any of the traits you mentioned (insecurity/sense of worth), but he's spectacularly unreliable. It's basically his "thing." I do cut him slack, because I value his friendship to a greater degree than he annoys me, but still...ugh.
Did you not notice I posted this in the "pissed" thread. Why would I do that if Edina weren't coming to my house?
This was my approach when we lived in the same city. Anything I invited him to was planned thinking he'd be late, if he showed up at all. Now that we're in different places, the inconvenience is multiplied, though it happens less frequently.
G, yeah, I read it in something to do with meetings. This is the guy/girl that's always late to meetings.
this has me seeing red - would appreciate mature feedback on this:
my wife is out of town, and for the past few days i've been snapping a few iPhone photos of my kid (3-year-old-daughter) in various candids that represent our home life together. i've forwarded the photos via text to my wife so that she's felt connected while away.
one of the photos was of her in the shower. one of us has to give her a bath or shower every night (obviously), and she was hamming it up in the shower a bit and i snapped a pic and sent it to my wife. she has her back turned to the cam and yes you can see her 3-year-old butt but she's looking back and smiling and holding a toy.
a day or so later i got a text from her auntie - my mother-in-law's sister. Let's call her Rose. Rose watched my daughter for the first 3 years of her life - she was our day care provider, 1-on-1, until our daughter started preschool just a month or two ago. auntie was saying she missed our daughter, and i forwarded the pic because i thought it was cute.
I then sent it to my mother in law, who had called earlier in the evening, thinking hey, maybe she'll think this is cute too. that's it - both people who have seen the kid in this exact scenario before. In fact, I believe both have, within the past week.
anyways, the fact that i took and forwarded this pic is now a cause of great fucking consternation with the in-laws, who are apparently beside themselves with this immodest photo and the father who took it, it being inappropriate at her age and whatnot. they are all talking about it and apparently some in the family "can't even look at it."
am i nuts for being outraged at what i am perceiving as a pretty salacious implication?
(ib4 post is useless without pics)
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I think they're all fucking nuts, but it might be best to only send photos like that to your wife from now on.
Wow. Have no idea where to go with that but I think those folks are a) crazy and b) way out of line. I'm sorry I have no advice on actions to take but just know you are 100% justified in being upset over all this.
Man, shit that pisses me off are those fuckers that refuse to move to the back of the streetcar during rushour; they just come in and stand in the middle. And those that just stand blocking the exit with their headphones on and totally oblivious to people trying to come off.
Oh, and those assholes who ignore lines and just walk right up when a streetcar/bus arrives. God damnit I'm getting mad just thinking about them.
i have done the exact same thing. that is to say, take pics of my own kids in the bath, and you can see their little butts. hell, there are pics of me in the bath as a kid with my penis showing. most people i know have the same. i think its a rite of life that embarrassing nude childhood pics float around your parents house, or something.
they are being ridiculous. if i was you, i would just ignore them entirely about it. i dont even see a reason to discuss it. you are more than in the right here.
that being said, yes, i think its quite understandable to be outraged. but i would try to just push it out of your mind. not worth the aggravation.
I just walk through these people, saying excuse me as I basically shove them aside. If I'm trying to get off the train and someone is barging on, I just stop and let them bounce off of me.
Don't know if you're nuts for being outraged, but your in-laws are nuts for not being ashamed of themselves.
I hosted a soiree at my home this evening. Little Genevieve was trying her best to be a witty hostess, but she only knows one witticism, which she repeated multiple times: "If this van's a rockin', I'm doin' coke to Dokken." But she wasn't in a van, so it didn't make sense. Certain guests told me that they were going to adjust their impression of me downward owing to Genevieve's antics.
Be outraged. They are nuts for getting so upset about it. You're her father. They are her relatives. She is a toddler. I think everybody has had such pictures of themselves taken at some point, shared with family, and regaled with "awwwww." Then when they are 11 or 12, you share them with family again, the family goes "awwww" and your preteen hates you for a few minutes. That's part of being a family. Your in laws are nuts.
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