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"Fingers are too fat". :-) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
That's when you gave to type it like this: F A T. I've been there plenty. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
This is from a guy who prefers portrait mode typing (iPhone). I just can't. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Looking for a cooling solution for my laptop running hot in this heat. The run of the mill cooling pads for underneath with those tiny USB powered fans isn't cutting it for me (tried a bunch of them). I even have a larger external fan aimed at it.
peltier devices paired with the fans? make sure the hot side is away from the case. (you already know this, but i'm one of those ppl who feel compelled...sorry.) - Big Joe Silence
I have been thinking about the same, just fans will not work. I just opened my laptop (easy, this thing is made to be disassembled), there is hardly any dust in the fan and cooling ribs. I will also remove my PCI cards and DVD drive. - Stephan #TeamMarina
What kind of computer? - Eric
Barring anything weird, if you want max air cooling, take a look at the Cooler Master NotePal X3 - Eric
It's for my Dell E6510. The Cooler Master is basically "just" another fan (although a larger one). I am leaning towards thermoelectric cooling, just haven't found anything "turn key" yet. Perhaps I should just bring a large portable A/C with me. :) - Stephan #TeamMarina
I haven't seen anything like that for the consumer. How would you power it and stay portable? - Eric
I guess the question may be why is your laptop so hot? Has it always been like that? I've got a couple of these at work and the models with an i7 run pretty warm. - Eric
Reason is that the ambient temperature sometimes exceeds 30°C, plus when I'm using a PCMCIA card it just adds to the heat. (This an i7 as well.) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
iOS 7 auto brightness: manually turn brightness down; 30 seconds later it's back up. Turn it down, back up, it never learns.
yeah :( - Amit Patel
Ever since I had to turn up the brightness manually because of the sun light it's been either significantly too dark or too bright. Wonder if there's a way to reset its behavior. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
The only way I could get it to work for me was to turn off Auto Brightness, adjust the manual setting, and then turn it back on. That seemed to hold for me, but who knows. - Jennifer Dittrich
Ha, thanks, I just tried that. :-) I came across an older post that suggested turning auto brightness off in low light conditions, sliding the slider all the way to the left (or close to), then enabling auto brightness again. See if that holds up! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Seems to be working a lot better! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Happy birthday! I hope you will have a few moments to relax today.
Thanks, Stephan. Me too! ;-) - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Happy Birthday, Angel - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Happy birthday, Tamara! - Pete : Team Marina
Happy birthday, Tam Tam! :) - ma∟ıĸ
Happy birthday, Tam! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Thanks, all! <3 - Tamara J. B.
Wonder how often we will be without power tonight. #thunderstorm
This morning, Sophie came running to the house and excitedly told me a tree fell down. Guess it was a victim of last night's thunderstorm.
Did she ask you to fix it? - Janet
He he, no she knows about the chain saw. :) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
RT @ggreenwald: NEW Snowden docs: Cash, Weapons and Surveillance: the U.S. is a Key Party to Every Israeli Attack https://firstlook.org/theinte...
RT @ggreenwald: NEW Snowden docs:  Cash, Weapons and Surveillance: the U.S. is a Key Party to Every Israeli Attack  https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/08/04/cash-weapons-surveillance/
RT @lilithlela: Caught Stealing Data in Europe, U.S. Now Seeks to Legalize the Theft http://wemeantwell.com/blog...
RT @lilithlela: Caught Stealing Data in Europe, U.S. Now Seeks to Legalize the Theft http://wemeantwell.com/blog/2014/08/04/caught-stealing-data-in-europe-u-s-now-seeks-to-legalize-the-theft/
The US government has arguably become one of the biggest threats against democracy (if that ever existed) and privacy. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
RT @chrisilluminati: "My dad always said you are who you hang around with...luckily I had no friends." -- Jim #RHONJ
You're welcome.
Stephan - I thought you liked me *sulks* - 'H'institches #TeamMarina
I couldn't resist. :-) Please accept my sincere apologies, Helen, you are a wonderful person. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Hahahaaaaaaaaaaa! - Melly - #TeamMarina
Sophie just singlehandedly dressed Sarah, complete with matching outfit and a fresh pull-up. :)
Aww. :) Soon she'll be babysitting! - Jenny H. from Android
She helped getting Sarah dressed again; most of the clothes were backwards or inside out. :) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
:) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Big sister knows the best ... :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Saturday was a fluke. Lol! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
She's getting better at it; at times she feels the need to show off her skills to either her sister or us or both, it seems. :) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Having a late start today so I can see my girls before heading to the office. I couldn't find my shaving gel so Sophie tried to be helpful and handed my wife's deodorant stick: here, use this instead. I like her solution-oriented mind. :)
RT @voteznon: That awkward moment when Satan is a perfectly acceptable option for your kids. https://twitter.com/VotezNo...
RT @voteznon: That awkward moment when Satan is a perfectly acceptable option for your kids. http://t.co/YrxTdPxeM6
Poor laptop will be running even hotter tomorrow than today. http://ow.ly/i/6nxKN
Poor laptop will be running even hotter tomorrow than today. http://ow.ly/i/6nxKN
It will be a very early day tomorrow. And just as I wanted to close my laptop down it started to act up; the software that I need for the week doesn't want to open my project files without crashing. JFC.
:( I hope it straightens out for you. How frustrating! - Spidra Webster
Thanks! Long story short: I have the project files open and recompiled. It seems so fragile, so unreliable. Tomorrow, I will be commissioning new equipment somewhere; hopefully everything will cooperate. But now: to bed! - Stephan #TeamMarina
:( - Janet from FFHound!
Arrived on site and my laptop is doing the same thing, can't open my project files. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Oh no. Not a great way to start a Monday. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Hehe, there's so much else going wrong today that my laptop is the least of my worries. :-) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Sophie knows the difference between Idina Menzel's Let it Go and Saxon's Power and the Glory and she has a strong preference for one.
RT @jzdziarski: From the attic, "Counter-Forensics: Pair Lock Your iOS Device With Apple's Configurator" http://www.zdziarski.com/blog...
RT @jzdziarski: From the attic, "Counter-Forensics: Pair Lock Your iOS Device With Apple's Configurator" http://www.zdziarski.com/blog/?p=2589
Entering hotel expenses is a nightmare. Let an accountant handle it and charge that to the company. #rate #tax #levy #fee #gst #itemization
Canada more complicated? - Nils Sandin
We use Concur and it requires itemization of all the fees, taxes, levies, etc. I'm so close, I'm just one penny off and I can't get it to accept my numbers. Travel is bad, but entering this shit upon return is just the devil. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
VICTORY! I was able to spoof some numbers just to satisfy the total amount. It doesn't auto calculate the tax (which is now 1¢ off) so I'm sure the accountant will return this with an angry note but I shall claim innocence. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Telemarketers: if someone indicates no interest and hangs up, please don’t aggravate by calling back. Persistence v annoyance.
Agreed. Calling back every day is beyond annoying. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
This lady called back right away. :) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
In my head I did a happy dance around the office, with "another one bites the dust" playing in my head with the imaginary volume at ten. In reality, however, I maintained my usual poker face.
Clicking "delete" from the phone directory feels so good. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Puzzled how in this day and age emailed invoices are labeled Certified Original (probably by customer demand too). http://ow.ly/i/6jhgA
Puzzled how in this day and age emailed invoices are labeled Certified Original (probably by customer demand too). http://ow.ly/i/6jhgA
Bet Putin now regrets having sent in thugs to do his dirty work in Ukraine; seems he is not really in control. Hopefully this will come back to bite him.
Another day, another tornado warning. (I'm more afraid of the potential for large hail.)
Not having an awesome summer up there? - Eivind from Android
Not really. The weather is so fucked up. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
RT @matthew_d_green: If you own an iPhone and wonder how Apple is (or isn't) protecting your data. http://www.zdziarski.com/blog... via @JZdziarski http://t.co/Ut5YwkTjp2
RT @matthew_d_green: If you own an iPhone and wonder how Apple is (or isn't) protecting your data. http://www.zdziarski.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/iOS_Backdoors_Attack_Points_Surveillance_Mechanisms.pdf via @JZdziarski http://t.co/Ut5YwkTjp2
That PDF is quite revealing. iOS is less secure than I would have thought. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
That packet sniffer section is crazy. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Isn't it? What would be the purpose of that on people's devices, not during development? - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
But also the deceiving idea that content is encrypted when the device is locked. Nope. On the other hand, it must not be so easy for law enforcement to get access to an iPhone's content else they wouldn't need Apple. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
While driving through the city Sophie thought that every building taller than our house was a sky scraper.
She also thought that every traffic light was a traffic jam. Well, it is, just a temporary one. :) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
She's so darn cute! - Tamara J. B.
Hehe, I'm just being a bad parent, never having properly explained the topics of urban life. :) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
This month's phone bill is going to be insane. (But it's all work-related and my employer pays my bill.)
That's nice they pay the bill! - Tamara J. B.
Occasionally they remind me that they should provide me with a phone. But I'm quite happy with my iPhone. They can't track the device and I control it. So this solution is slightly more expensive to them but it keeps everybody happy. (If you know how little they pay per minute it makes you realize we are all getting screwed.) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Took the day off to visit my boss in the hospital. Sophie wants to come with me so it will be a great ride to the city.
Wouldn't that qualify as a business trip? ;-) - Nils Sandin
It is, but since I brought Sophie along I just took the day off. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Tornado watch for us.
Be safe Stephan - Sepi ⌘ سپی
No worries. The bad weather is to our south and north. I might just go home a bit earlier just in case. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Major hail. Poor truck. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
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