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Ah, with iOS 8.1 my phone finally decided to sync again over wifi.
:) - ma∟ıĸ
Sometimes it feels like the outsourced IT folks get paid by the number of follow up questions asked. Actually reading emails must not pay nearly as well.
This contrasts with our offshore team who ask no questions ever, not even amongst themselves according to some of our staff who've paid a visit; they sit in absolute silence, doing the work they're paid poorly for, and doing it poorly too. So poorly that it drives the rest of us insane and leads to a lot of instructions to do things again but the bosses know best and they know they can... more... - Mark H
Better to ask then not ask. - Me
This company goes through a lot of people so you are always dealing with inexperienced people. I let this issue simmer on purpose; I have been unable to connect to one of our remote systems for two weeks. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
iOS 8 keyboard suggestions were getting more confusing by the day. After a dictionary reset we are now back to regular silly suggestions.
My iPad - still on iOS 7 for now - is getting out of control. It'll apply stupid and wrong grammar autocorrects to words _two words ago_, when my attention's moved on to the current word. - Andrew C (✔)
Does iOS 8 allow direct editing of the custom dictionary? Android has for a long time and I was really surprised that iOS 6 and 7 didn't. - Andrew C (✔)
Well, previous versions did allow a complete reset too. Sorry, I should have been more precise: does it allow a surgical, entry-by-entry editing of the custom dictionary? - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew: no, you don't have access to the dictionary. Just a reset option. I wish you could edit it. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Germany's BND: pro-Russian separatists responsible for downing MH17
Germany's BND: pro-Russian separatists responsible for downing MH17
Given how much 11.4 broke I’m hesitant to install iTunes 12.
With iTunes it's more like: if it kind of half-ass works now, don't risk breaking it completely with yet another mediocre update. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
The Flickr app is a bit greedy
The Flickr app is a bit greedy
It's got some sort of stupid cache bloat (the Tumblr app has the same problem.) Uninstalling and reinstalling reclaims the space. - Jennifer Dittrich
Same with the Dropbox app -- 2 gigs for no reason, logging out reclaims it. - Stephen Mack
I read about folks uninstalling/reinstalling, but that seems somewhat futile. (FlickStackr behaves better in that respect.) - Stephan #TeamMarina
FlickrStackr is pretty good - I was having trouble with the editing piece, but for uploading it is mostly great. - Jennifer Dittrich
It's pretty good. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
A friend of mine has been a hard-working, loyal employee. Although he doesn't agree, all the signs are there that he was set up by his employer to fail. After 33 years he is now being discarded like trash.
Loyalty in business rarely works both ways. I keep telling a colleague of mine there's no benefit to him getting stressed at work and putting in extra time as he'll get no thanks from above and will get as shafted as surely as if he'd not bothered. - Mark H
This happens, too often I'm afraid. - Eric - It's My Thing
the mistake i made 15 years ago when working in publishing. - Big Joe Silence
I agree with you all. Another example of how employees shouldn't feel like they owe anything. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Loyalty should be both ways - in the age of fungible employees not so much - WarLord
Being loyal doesn't mean not being prepared. - Todd Hoff
True, Todd. He should have seen some of the signs. He seems unwilling to fight it. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Every single day my work Exchange account gets locked out. Favorite solution: forget about corporate email?
Is it possible you have an iDevice trying to connect with an old password? - Stephen Mack
No, when I checked last night the only device listed is my current iPhone. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
But the account does get locked out due to password issues. Maybe someone forces me to take a break from email. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Only thing I can think of is my laptop trying to connect to mapped drives with the old password. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Something is trying to connect. If you have admin rights you can try this script - Eric - It's My Thing
I don't, but thanks for the link, good info. (When a network share shows as disconnected in Windows I didn't think it would still try to connect, but I'll find out tomorrow.) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Great, the dog must have met a skunk. That could also be the one who’s been stealing the cat food.
That sounds likely. Sorry the dog's stunk up. - Spidra Webster
It's not bad but enough that she will have to stay outside tonight. I Was unable to find the skunk in the dark, will have to chase it away tomorrow or it will never leave with winter approaching. Cat food has been going missing for a while now. I'll hose Karma down tomorrow morning. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Out of context win: "I'll hose Karma down tomorrow morning." - Marie
Tomato juice is your friend. - Greg GuitarBuster
^ this, so much. One of the few things that genuinely works. - Jennifer Dittrich
Our English Springer Rescue group posted this recipe in their cookbook. We will never use tomato juice again! - Janet
The dawn detergent breaks up the skunk oil best. - Janet
I'll try dawn detergent first, it's available. It's just a faint smell on her face, must have been far enough. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Marie: So much fun you can make of her name. Karma loves us the same. :) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
:) - Marie
Dawn by itself might not cut it, but mixing that with a couple of other household items should: - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
The original skunk recipe, from the guy who discovered it: Daisy used to get skunked once a year. FAQs: - bentley
Those recipes look the same-- I will do some shopping for the hydrogen peroxide. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
EU commissioner Günther Oettinge calls nude selfie celebs 'dumb'
EU commissioner Günther Oettinge calls nude selfie celebs 'dumb'
Sherif: "EFF more interested in protecting predators and pedophiles than in protecting our children."
Everybody knows growing kids need their keystrokes transmitted unencrypted across the internet! It's how they get their vitamins. - Jennifer Dittrich
I think EFF did a fair job in researching the software. To drag "the children" into this is such a sign of weakness, such a pathetic attempt to get people behind you. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
There must be a term similar to Godwin's Law, but they bring in "Won't someone think of the children" into it. If not I am going to suggest it be called the Helen Lovejoy Law. - Me
Completely disassembled Tanya's laptop to get access to the drive. Installed it in the desktop. Restored the backup from before itunes 11.4. Few hours later, the iPhones sync their apps again. Thanks, Apple.
Why can new iOS apps store data on iCloud without requiring permission to do so? Should default to disallow and ask.
I dunno. Not everyone would be aware of an app storing on the cloud and would want to know that's going on. - Spidra Webster
Exactly. It's probably something innocent about sharing data between devices but still. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Oh, I totally read you wrong! I thought you were saying the default *should* be to store data on iCloud. So that's the default, eh? - Spidra Webster
Yeah, just installed a game yesterday. Just went to check on storage and noticed how iOS reported the app used space in iCloud. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
iOS 8 observations (iphone 5): (a) auto from portrait to landscape is not always functioning. Several apps just run upside down sometimes.
(b) Autocorrect is sometimes completely non functional. Even words like itunes aren't corrected. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
(c) Custom keyboard shortcuts starting with a capital are now not expanded. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
The only game I play no longer plays sounds. The other game I used to play lost all my data with iOS 8 so I no longer play it. :-/ - Amit Patel
Autocorrect is now correcting correctly spelled words into incorrectly spelled words. This is weird. - Amit Patel
(d) Input fields in Safari sometimes vanish "under" the keyboard when starting to type. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Amit, I have the same thing: correct words are incorrectly "corrected". But the apple type words like Apple (see now it didn't and did correct) are often not capitalized. Plus autocorrect is goofing up, plus the suggestions above the keyboard are sometimes incorrect words or just garbage. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
And sometimes a game starts upside down and doesn't rotate. MS Remote Desktop does that too. Or it does it after a few tries. Always functioned immediately with iOS 7. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
(e) Safari sometimes seems to lock up and become unresponsive while typing comments on a number of websites. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
The building game that lost the world I had constructed now has my lost world again, after installing 8.0.2 - Amit Patel
Amit, you mean Godus? I gave up on them, they keep saying "Oh a fix is coming" but I feel like I'm just hosed. - Jonathan Disher
Conversation with the two year old:
2: I found my diaper! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Me: Shouldn't you be wearing it? - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
2: Nope! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
RT @ilkeryoldas: The more I read comments about things I know about, the more I see that I should stop trusting comments on things that I know nothing about.
RT @evacide: If you haven't already read former NSA tech director William Binney's breakdown of the Snowden docs, go do it now:
RT @evacide: If you haven't already read former NSA tech director  William Binney's breakdown of the Snowden docs, go do it now:
It can’t be true; the US government would never distribute malware. @HWinckelmann
RT @jzdziarski: Microsoft supported Windows XP with security patches for 12+ years. Apple can't even support iOS 7 long enough for people to upgrade phones.
Ello's responsive design. :)
(Can't zoom out more than that.) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Ello smiles even when it's offline. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
RT @hwinckelmann: #PlanetPluto
Enjoying the late summer weather -
Enjoying the late summer weather
iTunes 11.4 (64-bit) is such a hopeless mess. Have been unable to sync apps on any device.
Wifi sync has not been functioning either with both 32- and 64-bit. With some of the iOS 8 bugs i think Apple showed poor performance. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
I dread every iTunes update. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Not having any iStuff, I don't. :) - Uli
This last update 11.4 is a bit of a disaster. Tried going back to 11.3, doesn't work either anymore. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
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