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Comment: inertia... oops! I mean, moo. (Score 1) 9

by stoolpigeon (#49299755) Attached to: Verbiage: 42 is here

I've accepted that we are on the "ends in a whimper" slide. But I'm not letting go completely until the dot is gone.

Of course they could always just turn journals off, drop the tables, whatever. Then I'd fully move on.

I have gone to meet ups - if 2 of us getting together constitutes as such. I was glad I did it every time.

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Journal: Web Dev on the Mac 1

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I've been working on a little side project. I would like to have an app where people can read updates that I send out. It seemed like a fun way to learn more about programming mobile apps and it's something I could actually use if I can get it to a decent state.

I'm keeping it simple. I decided the app would just be an rss feed reader. And that meant I need a feed. I want it to be very specific to my app so I decided the way to go would be to just create my own back end for cre

Comment: Re:So I go to the page with a phone number (Score 1) 6

by stoolpigeon (#49010531) Attached to: Catch 22

No - that page acknowledges reality. And I have used the number there for people outside the US. It's a long wait to talk to some person who sounds miserable. I have no idea if the wait is any different than calling from inside the US.

I've been calling them a lot because at the same time they are keeping me from efiling for my 2014 taxes, I still haven't received my 2013 return. So I keep calling them and waiting for a an hour or so to let them tell me it's "In process" and that they don't have any other details. They tell me there are no problems on my end so I'm not sure what is up.

I may end up mailing in my stuff - it's just that it is slow and expensive.

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Journal: Catch 22 6

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I got a thing from the IRS and they want me to fill out an on-line form.

To successfully complete the form I have to enter my filing address and it has to match my return. The form fields don't allow me to correctly enter the address.

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Journal: Youtube Video Editor 2

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The video editor built into youtube is surprisingly decent. It lets you cut videos up, add transitions, add photos, add text, put in music, all kinds of stuff.

With it running on their side I was able to edit up a bunch of separate videos, and then leave them processing while I did other stuff. It made it possible to do a lot of videos in parallel and not have my machine bogged down with it. Not bad.

It's not the greatest but for simple stuff that you just want t

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Journal: Tesco Home Delivery 5

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We did our first home delivery from Tesco yesterday. My wife ordered on-line and they brought our stuff inside the window we were given for the delivery. The fee for delivery was 299 HUF which is about $1.10 right now.

It was a pretty awesome deal. The guy brought everything right in. There was a slight mix up - but that's because when people use GPS to come to our house it always takes them to my neighbor a little down the street. I don't know how it works in other parts of Eu

Comment: Re:Google backup (Score 1) 4

by stoolpigeon (#48942947) Attached to: Lollipop on 2012 Nexus 7 Wi-fi

No - not settings.

I move around between devices a lot - phones and so on. You can set what you want saved but for me it is photos, contacts, apps - not sure about what else.

Stuff that normally lives in the cloud anyway (keep, gmail, so on) of course all come back.

On this one it gave me the option to put my icons back on the home screens and I chose it but it didn't work.

But I'm pretty good at getting things back to the way I want pretty quickly on account of doing stuff like this so often.

If it's working, the diagnostics say it's fine. If it's not working, the diagnostics say it's fine. - A proposed addition to rules for realtime programming