Category Archives: Computers & Software

And a new tire

After getting through my 0800 conference call and waiting on George to finish his, we went and picked up Dani’s car and dropped it off at the tire place. The guy there took one look at the old tire and … Continue reading

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Superspreader events

I hadn’t heard about the number of cases of COVID linked to the first of the two cross-stitch retreat weekends in Ohio. But then I am not on Facebook and it is hardly something that organizers would want to advertise. … Continue reading

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Do they have a clue

What should not be surprising in this day and age is that cross stitch and knitting, like many other hobbies, have dedicated software programs. These programs are usually on the design end, but may also include those that provide progress … Continue reading

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Those improvements

When I went to start this note – I found “another improvement” in my software. Well, actually in the software on my iPad. The great idea? A Split keyboard. Now, perhaps this innovation was greeted with cries of enthusiasm by … Continue reading

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they don’t want to come out

Gwen is doing better. I will keep you posted. Just for general reference – there is really only one major provider of cable in my area. You now have a choice when it comes to internet but not your basic … Continue reading

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And the saga continues

Yes, I know that I am whining. And that the inconvenience of dealing with a new phone is a first world problem. I get all that. What I also get is that I have the financial and intellectual ability to … Continue reading

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Replacing the phone

For those of you who don’t remember/weren’t around a few years ago – I had a six month period in which me and phones did not have a good relationship.  Other than the fact that I still put my phone … Continue reading

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Fifty-one minutes

of a support call to Apple and I finally was able to resolve the computer glitch that had been driving me nuts since earlier this month. What should have been simple turned out to be a bit more complex than … Continue reading

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Drop it again

Not. After being totally accepting of snapping the occasional photo with my phone, AirDrop decided not to work. Not from my phone to my laptop anyway. Sneaking up on it from either side didn’t accomplish anything, nor did rebooting both … Continue reading

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Day 3 – Liberty

in which I attempt to draft a couple more pages, discover that I have left some important information at home and find that my computer doesn’t want to do audio. Since neither the speakers or headphones seem to respond to … Continue reading

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There is a second side

Pat brought up a point in response to my post about friends around the world that I really think merits further thought. So many people have become dependent on social media for their relationships that we forget that social media … Continue reading

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Friends around the world

For those of us who travel and are at all sociable, you collect friends around the world. If you don’t travel, but have professional interests–likely the same. For all the fiber fanatics, there is Ravelry, so again, communications with other … Continue reading

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Do you really need that?

I really appreciate my new MacBook Pro. Except for two things. The latest software update has eliminated all support for 32-bit software. Now for most people, the response is Huh? What is a bit, as apposed to a byte, as … Continue reading

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No photos

Ok, I thought I had the system beaten. It doe take sending out 2-3 emails rather than one, but it looks like I can possibly get group emails through the “new improvements” of Gmail. But then, things started bouncing today. … Continue reading

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Stealing our words

there are certain words which have definite meanings to us children of the 60s. Those of us who grew up with mainframes, set vocabularies and a sense of humor about the Jaberwok. Not so these modern children who think nothing … Continue reading

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But I don’t want Bing

For whatever reason, one of my browsers has decided to default to BING regardless of which engine is in change when I start the search. I am neither amused or pleased. The list I have generated pops up, followed by … Continue reading

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Email delays

As it turns out this evening all my good efforts yesterday were rewarded by gmail. Not. At exactly 1947 I started receiving message after message stating that there were mail delays and that they would continue an attempt to deliver … Continue reading

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Updates

As I found out again, the WordPress App on my iPad just spins forever but doesn’t seem able to upload a post. Happily humming along, I think I have been updating the blog. Nope – the post is written and … Continue reading

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Frozen Phone

Did I mention that my phone had an accident that involved water on Saturday? I initially thought it was going to be fine. There were a few quirks – like taking a dozen screen shots related to nothing when it … Continue reading

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Not that I needed this or anything –

Ok – the good news up front – A’s 7: Cleveland 3. Getting back and forth on the BART worked. the rest? Meh –   These are screen shots that my phone chose to take. That is right – it … Continue reading

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