HARDWARE: Use Google Voice instead of your cell phone number

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Found another useful reason to use Google Voice instead of your cell phone number.

(Remember, the last tip was for young ladies to give men their GV# so that they can automagically delete them if they turn out to be a loser.)

This tip is as a result of my Gal Pal’s blackberry going crazy. It’s essentially useless and she has no way to let folks know it. So she’s using my phone to alert folks.

IF she had used a Google Voice number and tied that to her cell phone, she could respond on the GV website and even send out an alert that she had a harder problem.

Interesting.

I think it’s very useful.

# – # – # – # – # 


HARWARE: IPHONE5 IOS8.1.2 active “screwy”

Friday, January 16, 2015

Interesting.

IPHONE5 IOS 8.1.2

Magically “Do not disturb” was set.

Also, Message Version 8.0 (4725) on Mac OS X 10.1.1 (14B25) stopped echo text messaged received on my IPHONE.

It’s like everything in Apple land has “lost their minds”.

?

# – # – # – # – # 


HARDWARE: LIVESCRIBE still not recommended

Monday, January 12, 2015

http://www.livescribe.com/en-us/

I’ve been using it primarily for work to move meeting notes from paper to email.

  • the capacitive top’s rubber falls off; sometimes the whole top is lost
  • the quality of the writing that comes from the pen is poor at best
  • the recognition of handwriting to text has never materialized
  • the integration with EVERNOTE is worse with the new pens versus the old versions
  • the opening of a new volume is cumbersome at best
  • the iPhone client is annoyingly slow
  • iPhone client forwards the notes as a jpg 

As soon as I can cost effectively move to either the Samsung Note or the iPhone6+ with the handwriting recognition, I will.

This then goes in the technology dust bin of mistakes.

# – # – # – # – # 


HARDWARE: Used the “lost phone” mode on Apple with iCloud — flawlessly

Saturday, January 10, 2015

RE: Lost Mode enabled on 571-xxx-xxxx

locked-nolocation_iphone__2x.png

Lost Mode enabled on 571-xxx-xxxx.

This device was put into Lost Mode at 5:14 PM on January 5, 2015.

 

Use Find My iPhone on an iOS device or visit icloud.com/find on a Mac or PC to take additional action.

# – # – #

571-xxx-xxxx was found near 3124 Route #27 Kendall Park, NJ 08824 at 5:14 PM.
Your iPhone’s last reported location will be available for 24 hours.

# – # – # – # – # 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


HARDWARE: Keurig machines have security and a design flaw

Thursday, December 18, 2014

http://hackaday.com/2014/12/10/dead-simple-hack-allows-for-rebel-keurig-k-cups/

DEAD SIMPLE HACK ALLOWS FOR “REBEL” KEURIG K-CUPS
by: Rick Osgood
December 10, 2014  

*** begin quote ***

Unfortunately newer versions of these machines have a sort of DRM, or lockout chip. In order to prevent unofficial k-cups from being manufactured and sold, the Keurig machines have a way to detect which cups are legitimate and which are counterfeit. It appears as though the machine identifies the lid specifically as being genuine.

It turns out this “lockout” technology is very simple to defeat. All one needs to do is cut the lid off of a legitimate Keurig k-cup and place it on top of your counterfeit cup. The system will read the real lid and allow you to brew to your heart’s content. A more convenient solution involves cutting off just the small portion of the lid that contains the Keurig logo. This then gets taped directly to the Keurig machine itself. This way you can still easily replace the cups without having to fuss with the extra lid every time.

*** end quote ***

BUT, (and there is always a BIG butt), after the big “bio film” revelation that Keurigs are “un clean able”, why would anyone buy one?

Ewww, yucky!

And, who know what breeds in that bio film contaminated water reserve — the green meanies?

# – # – # – # – #   


HARDWARE: FIOS router required a reboot this morning

Sunday, December 7, 2014

2014-Dec-07

Last used around 5PM on Saturday 2014-Dec-06

Found unresponsive around 1AM on Sunday 2014-Dec-07

Went to backup to do my chore.

Rebooted at 2014-Dec-07 0824

Return to normal.

Strange. Usually rock solid.

# – # – # – # – #   


HARDWARE: Russian Plane Zaps U.S. Warship

Friday, November 21, 2014

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/11/gary-north/russian-plane-disabled-us-warships-missile-defense-system/

A Russian Plane Zaps U.S. Warship’s Missile Defense System
By Gary North
The Tea Party Economist
November 14, 2014

*** begin quote ***

An unarmed Russian bomber in April flew over a high-tech U.S. ship. A crew member pressed a button. Poof! No more missile defense system on the ship. No more radar. The ship became a defenseless floating coffin.

Then the plane flew over the blind ship a dozen times. Basically, it was “Nyah, nyah, nyah.”

This story got no play in American media.

*** end quote ***

So, we are sitting ducks again.

Anyone remember Pearl Harbor?

# – # – # – # – #   


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,589 other followers

%d bloggers like this: