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Stephen Mack
Apple is such an amazing company in so many ways. How come iTunes is so awful, and has been for so long? As they have migrated its functions off to the cloud, iTunes really has exactly one job for me now, to put music on my phone. At that, it completely fails. Here we see my music, stuck in "Other" and unable to be played. Jolly good show, iTunes.
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Here we begin unsyncing all of my music, trying to reclaim the Other, and then resyncing. I've put six or seven hours into that so far, with no luck. - Stephen Mack
Oh good. I thought that was just happening to me. On one hand, I'm glad I never relied solely on iTunes to store my music, but now, out of thousands of songs only like 600 of them are playable on my iPods. - Anika
iTunes is a huge POS - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
I always assumed misuse of "other" was iOS's fault... - Andrew C (✔) from Android
How can you tell what is in the "other" section? I've noticed my other section has been growing as well. - Friar Will
I was just having this moment while I was trying to clear stuff out on my phone. At this point, they should have a far more robust management utility that is /separate/ from iTunes. There's no reason for the two to be married together once the cloud sync stuff came into play. (FWIW, on my phone most of the "other" was comprised of data bloat for a couple of applications, Flickr and Tumblr being the worst offenders.) - Jennifer Dittrich
Oof. There goes my plans for buying an iPhone if my Nexus 4 ever dies. I love my iPod nano, but I've never been able to easily sync my digital music with my phone, and I'd like to do that someday. Looks like Apple isn't helping that happen anymore. - Holly's favorite Anna
Andrew, you may be right that it's iOS's fault. Hard to separate out where the fault is, really. - Stephen Mack
There are third party music sync apps. Any of you use them? - Stephen Mack
Will, per the Apple support communities (https://discussions.apple.com/thread...): "Other" data is real data including your system files and cached content that you put on your device by using the built-in apps. It's just that as you use the phone, it will grow. This includes: Messages and attachments Contacts Reminders Safari bookmarks and cache Email messages and attachments Calendar entries Genius data Music catalog and cover art Operating system settings Game Center status - Stephen Mack
I haven't experienced issues like you have Stephen, but I have had a difficult time setting the sync just right. No matter how many times I uncheck sync movies, it took iTunes ages to realize I don't want movies on my iOS devices downloaded to my laptop. iTunes has usually been pretty good with my music, though. However, if it weren't for the fact that 90% of my music were ripped from CDs, I wouldn't sync with iTunes at all, since syncing iPhone with a computer is so '00s to me. >_> - Arlan K.
After iTunes Match, I don't think I've intentionally synced my device with iTunes since. $25 a month is so worth it. EDIT: crap, yes. $25 a YEAR. See, this is why I didn't do poker last night, my head was wonked up. - Jonathan Disher
You mean $25 a year, Jon. :) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Other is the data the apps build up. Under Settings > General > Usage you can see each app by total size and inside of each you can see how much is taken up by locally stored data. I delete and re-install Facebook, Twitter and Vine about once every 2 months to clear the cache. - Johnny from iPhone
$25 a YEAR? Hmmmm.... - Arlan K.
Johnny, that's a good tip. In my case, though, it's music that doesn't sync correctly and can't be reclaimed. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
itunes makes me crazypants. I had some songs that I could not get removed from my phone no matter what i did. what i discovered was that the itunes setting was set to show all store purchases and itunes match uploads, even if they had never been downloaded to the phone. so all those random freebies that i got from itunes over the years were always showing up on my phone. SO DUMB. ITUNES IS CRAZYPANTS. - holly #ravingfangirl
I recently found dozens of old CDs I had in the garage. I've sucked them into iTunes, and they they automatically get synced to Google Music. iTunes is just the CD ripper. Once they're on Google Music (or Spotify), you're covered. - Louis Gray
Sorry Louis. Google Music streaming doesn't work too well for me. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yes, $25/year. Bad brain. - Jonathan Disher
Got much worse this evening -- almost all of the phone was locked out with "Other." There are 11 pages of people experiencing the same syncing issue that I had that led to this mess (https://discussions.apple.com/message...). Now restoring the phone to factory settings and starting over. What a mess. - Stephen Mack
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at some point i should get a turntable so i can listen to all this vinyl i am buying. >.>
HIPSTER - Stephen Mack from iPhone
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good pasta cures all.
goat cheese with roasted butternut squash and onions and baby bowties. i was kinda whiny about planning this for tonight, but that made up for it. - holly #ravingfangirl
Ooooooh. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
AND BASIL AND PARM. - holly #ravingfangirl
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thanks, amazon, for dying a third of the way through the last episode of Luther. I appreciate it.
success, finally. - holly #ravingfangirl
Andrew C (✔)
So, we'll see everyone here next week for International Decaf Day, yeah?
Hahahaha! Oh, wait? Were you serious? - Jenny H. from Android
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oh jeez. i just now remembered all the cupcakes i meant to bring to work. this may call for a trip home at lunch.
these cupcakes are so damn good. - holly #ravingfangirl
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done: 5K, farmer's market, cupcakes baked, laundry. still to do: frost cupcakes, make world's best mac and cheese, OMG REST.
i keep wanting to read that as a 5k farmer's market. I wonder what that would consist of - Sir Shuping is just sir
I would call a halt after any one of those things. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
srsly. it is quite insane. - holly #ravingfangirl
I'll be over here with my sad trombone. - Kristin from iPhone
SO SAD. :( - holly #ravingfangirl
*stares at my clean plate all ready for mac n cheese* Ahem. - Yolanda
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Just completed a 3.18 mi run with @RunKeeper. Check it out! http://rnkpr.com/a7c1qt5 #RunKeeper
Just completed a 3.18 mi run with @RunKeeper. Check it out! http://rnkpr.com/a7c1qt5 #RunKeeper
whew. Only had to walk about half the time. - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
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i have one line of the Chiquita banana song stuck in my head. ONE LINE. OVER AND OVER. #why #why #why
Here's the whole thing so you can choose from a bunch of lyrics. https://www.youtube.com/watch... - Spidra Webster
noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo it's finally gone!!!!!!!! - holly #ravingfangirl
I will trade you for this Bobby Golsboro "Honey" earworm that I've had for days. Gah! - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
I've got "this little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine, let it shine" stuck in my head. just that one line. i have no idea if there is any more to the song than that. - Sir Shuping is just sir
I have the chorus of "Pretty in Pink" stuck in mine. Over and over. - Meg VMeg
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[ngl, i'd try it] Jack in the Box’s Chick-n-Tater Melt Is a Tornado of Starch, Cheese, and Fried Stuff http://www.eater.com/2014... via @Eater
aw man, it didn't pull in the AWESOME picture. - holly #ravingfangirl
But can I add an egg? - Andrew C (✔)
I want this sammich. - Yolanda
See picture here: https://friendfeed.com/iphwin... (or just go to the article. :P) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
And yes, it needs an egg. Even if it's one of those egg patty things. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
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OMG I CAN GO BACK TO MY OLD DENTIST.
NOW I CAN SLEEP SOUNDLY AT NIGHT KNOWING THIS HOLLY - Akiva
I KNEW YOU WOULD WANT TO KNOW - holly #ravingfangirl
Good dentists are hard to find/hold on to. I tried to bring mine from LA Crosse. - Hedgehog
we switched insurance companies a couple years ago and he didn't belong to the new network, but they just added some new networks to the contract, so he is now in-network. I was sort of traumatized. I had been going to the same clinic my entire life (two different dentists, but the same place). The one I've been going to is fine, but I still want to go back. :) - holly #ravingfangirl
\o/!!! I love my dentist so much, so I understand this celebratory moment. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
to resurrect this thread, when i went to the dentist this week, i found out that he is retiring, so I am especially glad that I got to go back for a last couple of appts. i met the doc taking over the practice, and he seems pretty decent too. so now i get to break in a third dentist at this clinic. he was impressed with my history there. :P - holly #ravingfangirl
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the coffee for dessert makes up for bashing my knee on the table leg.
gonna have a pretty great bruise. - holly #ravingfangirl
this is my superpower. :P - holly #ravingfangirl
your superpower is coffee? that explains a lot! :P - Sir Shuping is just sir
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uuuuggghhh i just nearly made myself sick on chocolate peanut butter Bugles BUT THEY WERE SO GOOD.
Easier to eat than salad? :op - Melly - #TeamMarina
They're tasty finger hats!!! - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
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thinking about the correlation betw onset of fall and urge to cook. patron requests for cookbooks are thru the roof right now #librarylife
Makes so much sense to me. As much as there's an abundance of food in the summer, I don't want to spend a lot of time in a hot kitchen. At the beginning of fall, I still have a bunch of those ingredients, and my kitchen isn't so darn warm anymore :) - Jennifer Dittrich
yep yep. as i just mentioned on twitter, i just hadn't put the two together in my head since i love to cook all the time. i blame it on AC privilege. :) - holly #ravingfangirl
Oh, yeah - if I had AC it would be a different story. - Jennifer Dittrich
Stephen Francoeur
Meredith Farkas, "Whistleblowers and what still isn’t transparent," Information Wants To Be Free - http://meredith.wolfwater.com/wordpre...
Pull quote: “That said, that this information comes second or third-hand does concern me. I don’t know for a fact that Joe Murphy is a sexual predator. Do you? Here’s what I do know. Did he creep me out when I interacted with him? Yes. Did he creep out other women at conferences? Yes. Did he behave like an entitled jerk at least some of the time? Yes. Do many people resent the fact that a man with a few years of library experience who hasn’t worked at a library in years is getting asked to speak at international conferences when all he offers is style and not substance? Yes.” - Stephen Francoeur
I like this post - it's about how I feel, too. - Christina Pikas
Me too...and I found that Wayne B-T's post (noted elsewhere) amplified that. - Walt Crawford
this is great. - holly #ravingfangirl
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as is often the case, i'm tired of eating this salad before i am actually full.
it's a good salad too! i'm just... - holly #ravingfangirl
CHEW ALL THE THINGS. - Signs Point to LB from Android
SO. MUCH. CHEWING. - holly #ravingfangirl
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ello go boom.
Did you break it? - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
It is very difficult to post anything there right now. - Friar Will
it wasn't me! it was will! I haven't been able to access it since he followed me. ;) - holly #ravingfangirl
it is probably my fault. I have been good at screwing things up lately. :^) - Friar Will
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SALADS ARE TOO MUCH WORK SOMETIMES.
And by "sometimes" you really mean "nearly all the time"? I love a good salad. I just dislike having to make it myself. :D - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
i'm talking about the eating part! i love salads too. i just get tired eating them sometimes. :) - holly #ravingfangirl
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In other words, guess what my current earworm is.
Kenny Loggins, Danger Zone. - Stephen Mack
Meco - Star Wars: Intergalactic Funk (https://www.youtube.com/watch...) - Stephen Mack
Holly Holy, Neil Diamond - Pete : Team Marina
Stars on 45 - Beatles Medley (https://www.youtube.com/watch...) - Stephen Mack
911 Is a Joke - Steele Lawman
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Tiny Bubbles - Tiny Tim. - ♫Robot Chicken, Trainer♫
I suppose this would have been easier if I had read your earlier tweet. <shrug> - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
perhaps. ;) - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
We had a Burl Ives Christmas album. Our miniature pinscher didn't like it at all. He very cautiously approached the record player speaker on the floor and growled menacingly at it. - Betsy
Andrew C (✔)
Someone start an Etsy shop for artisanally bent iPhones.
New phrase I must use at some point: "get artisanally bent". - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
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yes, i really did. hey @shelnew19 - look! https://flic.kr/p/pnSHUx
yes, i really did. hey @shelnew19 - look! https://flic.kr/p/pnSHUx
no, i'm not high. - holly #ravingfangirl
Death by pepperoni! - Me
not gonna lie, i'd make it again. - holly #ravingfangirl
That reminded me of one of those Pizza Hut creations. #itsinthecrust - Eric - It's My Thing
stolen from Domino's a few months ago when they were doing so-called "chicken nugget pizza crusts" - holly #ravingfangirl
If you made it, I'd eat it. - Eric - It's My Thing
Imma need a recipe - Mary Carmen from iPhone
it's total junk food: chicken nuggets/fries/tenders/whatever you like best, pizza sauce, mozzarella, then whatever toppings you like. I obviously went the easy pepperoni route. - holly #ravingfangirl
I'll never rant again about the pineapple one. - Xabaras (G.O.)
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let's experiment.
I will not play doctor with you. My husband would probably have an issue with that. - Yolanda
HAHAHAHA YOLI! - holly #ravingfangirl
Sorry. - Yolanda
Kind of. - Yolanda
i really was just talking about dinner. SWEARS. - holly #ravingfangirl
Meg VMeg
TIL Starbuckses in NY don't have almond syrup and people will look at you funny if you ask for it.
weird! - kendrak
RIGHT? He said, "Um...are you from around here?" And I was like, "Don't you take that tone with me, young man." - Meg VMeg
did you wag your finger? - kendrak
i don't think i've ever seen it here either. - holly #ravingfangirl
No almond syrup? I find this strange. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Strange and inconvenient. Do you have it there? - Meg VMeg
"No almond syrup? Sorry, I thought this was Starbucks." - Betsy
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oh em geeeeee Artichokey Lunch Box for $15 http://shirt.woot.com/offers... via @wootshirt
oh em geeeeee Artichokey Lunch Box for $15 http://shirt.woot.com/offers/artichokey-lunch-box via @wootshirt
Did you get it? - Monique Judge
the tab is still open, but i haven't pulled the trigger. it's just a matter of time, though. :D - holly #ravingfangirl
It's cute. Do you use lunch boxes for real, Holly? - Stephen Mack
off and on. i have a vast collection of container-like items for taking lunch to work. many of which just sit around and collect dust. BUT OKEY DOKEY IS IMPORTANT. - holly #ravingfangirl
Oh shit I need that. - Hookuh Tinypants
Holly, you have a Lunchbox Problem like I do. That's good to know. :) - ellbeecee
i've been trying to rein it in, but this is too much to resist. :) - holly #ravingfangirl
DO IT. I just did it. JOIN THE MADNESS. - Hookuh Tinypants
Laura Norvig
Not sure who to ask, anybody know some all around computer ninjas here? Here's the problem: Got an old beater computer from work, trying to run Minecraft on it for Wade, keep getting an error when it loads -error file attached. I believe this has something to do with where the .jar files are stored or something related to the java runtime environ
computer is running windows 7 service pack 1 - Laura Norvig
how much memory does the computer have? does it have a pretty good video card? - holly #ravingfangirl
hmm - total avail graphics memory 358MB, dedicated video memory 0 . When I click on show name of video card it just says ThinkPad Display and Mobile Intel 965 Express chipset ... - Laura Norvig
installed RAM is 3GB - Laura Norvig
That was from Jim, Laura. :) - Anne Bouey
You're a badass ninja, Anne! This could mean that he should only use this computer for playing his mods with Vanilla Minecraft, which runs versions prior to 1.7 - Laura Norvig
Ah, you posted it was Jim after I anointed you ninja. Thanks, Jim! - Laura Norvig
You're welcome, says Jim. :) - Anne Bouey
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i was looking for graph paper today at work, but no one had any. not long after i got back to my desk, one of the IT guys came up and handed me a stack he'd quickly made in Excel. GEEK POWER!
i laughed - that never even occurred to me. - holly #ravingfangirl
I've done it. #nerd - Kristin
You can make your own at http://www.incompetech.com/graphpa... - Betsy
You can also find graph paper PDFs on the Web - DJF from Android
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people on the bus - $10 http://www.woot.com/offers... via @woot #WELP
people on the bus - $10 http://www.woot.com/offers/people-on-the-bus via @woot #WELP
Oh, man. That is my godson't absolute favorite song. Totally just sent his mom that link. - Jennifer Dittrich
if i knew which size to buy, i'd try to get for my niece's kidlets too. - holly #ravingfangirl
Yeah, he's too little, but I'm tempted to buy a tiny one and store it away. That said, apparently "Little Bunny Foo Foo" is now the preferred sing-along. - Jennifer Dittrich
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laziness in advertising: when the ad just tells you to google the organization name. O_o
Prove to us you're worthy. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
eh, i think that's equally lazy, imo. - holly #ravingfangirl
Sounds like a great Google-bombing opportunity. - Mark Trapp
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this is the best BLT in the history of BLTs.
Better than The Great BLT of Triers? - Spidra Webster
Description please. - Eric - It's My Thing
Dave's Killer Bread (21 Whole Grain/Seeds), green leaf lettuce, beefsteak tomatoes from the farmer's market yesterday, black forest bacon. - holly #ravingfangirl
it may just be that i was starrrrrving, but it was damn good. - holly #ravingfangirl
Motherf***** sounds good - Eric - It's My Thing
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