In the community of special needs teens and adults imaginary girlfriends are not rare. Imaginary children on occasion. Imaginary careers, colleagues, relationships. Often based on real people. Belief shaded with grief.
This doesn’t get discussed in parenting books.
I am not sure if this is delusion or something else.
The Yellow Pages were replaced by Google Maps. They became a feature, not an application.
The White Pages went without replacement.
There is some lesson here.
Only works if in a message thread. Otherwise i icon replaced be “cancel” button.
Worse than the dark days of email spam. I have to leave iOS DND active during day.
When an errant swipe plunges your iPhone into unusable darkness.
By far most important feature for iPad.
For example: running makes vertebral disks healthier. A slow sea change in medicine and physiology.
With the iPad Air 2 inherited from my father, a $9 Acker stand, and an old iMac kb I have a modern faux laptop.
Otherwise I like the iPad for reading PDFs and technical books, but I think I prefer my 6s for casual eBooks. It’s a handy peripheral, but I could live without. My iPhone and MacBook are far more useful.
I remember when they had five or more.
98% scams. Humans are vulnerable.
No glare, even lighting.
First, change Gmail advanced settings from archive to delete.
Then, in mail swipe settings, correctly interpret these baroque directions: “Accounts that include Archive as a default action for swiping left will offer Trash for swiping right.”
Then in Swipe Left settings chose Move Message.
Then in Mail.app when browsing swipe right archives and swipe left deletes.
There’s more broken stuff like this in iOS. Articles on “new features in iOS 11” irritate me. There’s a lot of unfinished work in iOS 10.3.
I think apple’s 10 device limit for one account applies with family sharing.
So the limit is 6 family members or 10 devices, whichever is less. Not 10 devices per family member!
I tried adding a family member and exceeded 10 device limit. Got purchase notice of invalid payment when I tried to download an item. I think that error message is a bug. Real issue was device limit.
This is mind boggling. Water water everywhere — and not a drop to drink. With the demise of picmatic (now a squatter app) there’s no longer a digital picture frame app for iPad.
The original lock screen app from Apple is long gone. The Photos.app slideshow has very obscure settings and no randomizer. LiveFrame.app was flaky in my testing.
That’s it. There’s nothing left.
The iPad has the smell of week old fish these days.
I’m a Canadian citizen. A birth child inherits that citizenship that but my adopted children do not.
I wonder if US citizenship is any different.
In memory of my father, Frank Faughnan 1922-2017.
Really Apple, this is a bit weird.
Among things recognized hilariously late in life. One would think they knew, but they also know their flaws.
Only relevant for holdouts like me, but El Cap Notes don’t reliably sync with iCloud. They seem too, but I think there are issues with rich text notes and shared notes (of course you can’t see which are shared or unshared in El Cap). There’s also something odd with sync of those that do work, I had to toggle Notes on/off in iCloud to force a sync update.
If you’re on El Cap you need to use iCloud Notes via a browser.
Bend the knee. Apple has won for now.
If you are not a geek, as of years ago, you have only one somewhat safe choice. It would be better if Apple hadn’t screwed backups, but your best choice is current iOS. On Apple hardware of course.
In a year maybe Windows S on Microsoft hardware. Eventually Android “S” on Google hardware, but Google missed the boat. Arrogance I suppose.
Chromebook – if Google backpedals on Chrome/Android integration.
Dangerous is macOS run as non-admin on, of course, Apple hardware. One version behind is fine.
Very dangerous Windows 10 with constant updates.
Insane the rest.
Eventually devices will deactivate when their OS is unsupported.
We cannot believe we chose Mussolini to rule us. We say it, but do not mean it. Pride I suppose.
Annoyed me for years, finally looked at SQL output of advanced queries. No wonder they don’t work as expected! Had to fix by hand.
I want pointers to my Outlook Contacts to be nodes.
… there’s nothing to do. It can’t find a document I can see is there, but there’s nothing fixable.
Basic feature missing.
Bah. Humbug. The memorable vs. random debate is obsolete. The real criteria is tappable. A password needs to be tappable on a twee iPhone virtual keyboard that shows only one character at time (Yes, I use 1Password. I still find lots of times I have to type and tap.) I can’t tap a long random string. I even have a hard time tapping an 8 word string — and I don’t have the patience for it.
I think the obscure and much maligned Apple keychain ‘Memorable’ password generator strikes the right balance. A mixture of (pseudo) randomly (I hope) selected pronounceable strings with some extra characters. I usually tweak the words to be less English (but still memorable) and I toss in “extra characters” that don’t require too much keyboard shift/swap. I generally stop at around 16 characters.
It’s too bad Apple’s password generator is so hard to access. On OS X I use an ancient and now vanished app called “Password Assistant” (2006, codepoetry – don’t try the domain, it was lost long ago) that invokes it. I can’t believe nobody has put something like this on the Mac App store. On iOS there’s no easy way to access it, you only see it when entering a password on a web form (again, why no app to invoke it? Too bad Siri can’t access it.)
Sure, the NSA could crack these too short and too englishy passwords in a few hours. But a serious hacker team wants my stuff, much less US border security, I’m screwed anyway. For most criminals I just need to be have something well above average. That’s not hard …
PS. I think Atwood came close to me in his 2015 essay: “passphrases … are exceptionally painful to enter via touchscreen in our brave new world of mobile – and that is an increasingly critical flaw.” Alas, he seemed to have forgotten this in his 2017 essay.
I think. My big tube carbon and aluminum bikes seem to amplify small clicks and rubs. A quite bike is worth a lb or two to me.
Emily observation. 20y ago sick people knew their temperature – especially the kids. Now nobody does. They don’t have a thermometer or it doesn’t work for them.
Toaster problem? Devices too complex? Something else?
The GOP is a cognitive wasteland.
via Politico: “Speaking of new administration staffers: John Fleming, the former member of the House of Representatives and new deputy assistant secretary for medical technology, had some interesting views on drugs and addiction, BuzzFeed reports. In a 2006 book, Fleming speculated that tattoos might lead to drug use, and called opioids potential proof of the existence of a higher power. “Only a higher power and intellect could have created a world in which substances like opiates grow naturally,” he wrote.”
The most braindead blunder in a long string of Apple screwups. Unforgivable.
Everyone dies but few die cheaply.
At a gathering of graduates of “elite” private schools I met a woman who counsels upper class teens on college applications.
She teaches and revised essays. Structures good works to craft an appealing history. Advises classes and direct applications.
All necessary, she says, in the new world.
It sounds like a less democratic version of the Korean cram school.
I think, at root, like Trump, it is about AI, what DeLong calls “Peak human”, and I call “mass disability”. A fear that is not understood but is real. Scrambling for lifeboats on a sinking ship.
Do this while driving in bright light.
- Have music playing.
- Swipe up from bottom to show Bluetooth etc panel.
- Swipe to swap to sound but accidentally move brightness to nothing.
Phone is useless. Display is too dim to see in daylight. Reboot won’t help. Siri won’t adjust brightness.
Need to find dark bathroom at gas station to enter passcode and adjust.
I think I might also have had some iOS “night shift” state confusion and a miscalibrated auto-brightness that made things worse.
Would be good to have a fix of some kind…
Russia’s fate felt ominous to me.
Not in the User Guide or any Apple source I can find. Weird.
(The UI is also weird. You can only share location by using an existing message thread, you can’t share location on a new thread.)
Buildings full of paper-filers and typists…
Phone scanner apps don’t know target dimensions. So auto scan to fill sensor. If want render normally place on 8×11 plain white sheet on dark background. App will scan sheet and everything will size as expected.
Why ring for calls from people on the bypass list (favorites, contacts) but not ping for texts?
If delusional he is technically insane.
This is not good.
I’ll be visiting my father in Canada this weekend. The safest thing is to leave my laptop behind and use an adapter to put my i6 SIM into a sterile 4s from our emergency phone bin. Which would be an interesting digital detox experience.
Or I could try to clean my i6. I could change passwords on my primary Google and Twitter accounts then remove them from my phone. That’s troublesome though.
I think the sterile 4s is the best bet. I can put music on it then use one of my dormant iCloud accounts for email. I’ll have to bring my dSLR.
I am annoyed by those who say “things will be alright”. They are already not alright.
Anyone on my contacts list rings. All else to voice mail.
WTF? Daughter’s phone. How is that possible?
It occurs to us.
“Office 365 Personal … $69.99”. This has been a terrific value. The right way to do subscription software.
AT&T has one setting for roaming, Verizon separates voice from data.