April 1st, 2004

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Questions

Questions (mixed bag). Will swap for answers. All reasonable offers considered.


Glastonbury:

My mum is planning on going to Glastonbury. She's phoning me tonight (before ticket o'clock!) to ask about stuff. I'm worried that if I tell her the horrid bits (toilets, not being able to sleep EVER, etc.) she'll feel I'm trying to put her off going because I'm embarrassed about having parents there, but if I don't tell her, she'll be miserable when she's there. What do you reckon I should tell her?

Church:

The other day I got a mailshot from a church I used to go to. God knows (ha!) why they're sending me the 2002-03 newsletter, but anyway: they've included a "Do you want to stay on our mailing list?" card, and I definitely don't want to stay on their mailing list, but I'm wondering whether I should try to tell them why.

Sewing:

I want to learn the basics of sewing with a sewing machine. I have a very old hand-cranked sewing machine, and ideally I'd like to learn to use that -- a) because I already own it so I wouldn't have to buy one, and b) it's not as scary as electric ones. Would anybody be willing to teach me the very basic basics if I came round with a sewing machine? Will buy beer/food/etc. in return.

Web design:

Or, "Do my job for me". But seriously: I want to do some pages with tabbed sections, but with the tabs down the side of the page, displaying the sidebar menu for that section when that tab is selected (if that makes sense). What I'm looking for is examples where somebody else has already done this well, so I can a) convince people that it'll work, and b) get an idea of how to do it neatly.

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Glastonbury (again)

"Tickets will have to be bought by debit card, because organisers thought touts had bought multiple tickets by credit card last year."
>> full story...

Whereas touts can't possibly use debit cards, right, even with several months' advance warning that they'll have to use a debit card to get Glastonbury tickets? Um.
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Glastonbury tickets

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Glastonbury tickets (again)

How long does it normally take to get through?

How many people do they have on the phone lines? Is it just one bloke in a field? Sion said it's impossible to have more than 10 phone lines, and then shouted at me for asking, and stormed out. I feel lonely and miserable, and my ear hurts from having the phone against it, and my arms and back ache from the way I'm sitting, but I daren't move because I know if I stop ringing for even a second then I'll kick myself for it when I don't get a ticket ... but I just can't face the thought of having to spend another 10 hours doing this. :-(

How the fuck does anyone get through?
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Bad form

Well, I've got the booking form filled in.... keep hitting submit, only to be told "The service is very busy". No shit, Sherlock.
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Aaaaghhhh!

"There are not enough tickets left to cover the amount you requested.

Please enter a lower amount or try back later when more tickets may have been allocated."

They can't have sold out in 2.5 hours, can they? :-( :-(

Update: And now, "Security failure: data encryption error".

Another update: Back to getting "Service is very busy" again, but it's eaten the contents of the form and won't let me go back.
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Oh FFS

Got back to the form again, went to fill it in... and found that the fields for the second person's address were broken. Couldn't select them, tab to them, or type in them.

Fuckers.

Update: Ooh, a new error. "Page could not be displayed."
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