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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 16:29 
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Warhead wrote:
it still riles me that Apple so carelessly abandons Classic users.

They've done it so many times now that I'm surprised it's only just started to bother you


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 22:10 
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Warhead wrote:
it still riles me that Apple so carelessly abandons Classic users.

They've done it so many times now that I'm surprised it's only just started to bother you

Until I got an iPad for my 60th birthday, about the only Apple products I'd used were iTunes and an iPod, and although they fucked about with iTunes, it still met my basic need to be able to put music on my iPod and create playlists. So this is the first time they've completely stopped my in my tracks (see what I did there?)

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 22:21 
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Apple have a long track record of forcing tech changes on users in the name of progress. The original iMac abruptly moving everyone over to USB is the one that sticks in my memory. Or more recently, the Macbook Air only having USB-C ports. Long term Apple users seem jaded to it now.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 0:18 
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JBR wrote:
You've probably done all the comparison you need to, but Waltr is meant to be v.g. for just this, and presumably cheaper (it pops up in bundles from time to time - I picked it up a couple of months ago for $5) because it does less.

https://softorino.com/waltr/

I had a look at Waltr, but it doesn't allow you to organise playlists as I could in iTunes. Also tried the free trial of Imazing. That doesn't see all my music files, it doesn't find stuffI recorded via Audacity, and I suspect Waltr would have the same limitations.

However, I do currently have use of a loaned Windows 10 laptop, so I've installed iTunes on that. Not really what I wanted to have to do, but it's a work around for now.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 13:36 
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When I got home from work today Mrs W said she couldn't login on her Chromebook, that it was saying her password was wrong. I tried my login, and got a 2FA message on my phone asking if it was me logging in. When I confirmed it was, the Chromebook started to log me in, then came up with a message that my password couldn't be verified.

I logged into my Google account with no problems on my other devices and my wife can log in to her account, and she can use the Guest browser on her Chromebook and log into her mail account.

Although it's quite an old machine, its still due to get auto updates until September 2021.

As usual, checking out Google Help or Community doesn't give a solution to this scenario. They provide several standard suggesrions, e.g. checking Caps Lock isn't on, that you have the English KB selected,that you have a good internet connection, resetting your passwords, etc, but doesn't offer any suggestions as to what to do if you've tried all those things but the problem isn't resolved. It certainly isn't the passwords that are wrong as they work on other devices. The only other thing I haven't tried is a factory reset, which I'm relucant to do, although I don't think there's much data on it that we can't afford to lose.


After spending more fruitless time reading Chromebook forum suggestions I ended up doing a factory reset and we're all sorted now. If we moist anything, it was probably puppy training guides.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:28 
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I am now doing middle aged things and am looking forward to a bank holiday spent assembling flat pack furniture. Yes, it's come to this.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:53 
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I rather enjoy doing flatpack furniture too. I've sometimes wondered about doing it for others too (like elderly, single folk or suchlike) for a small fee, to get a bit of beer money.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:00 
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I rather enjoy doing flatpack furniture too. I've sometimes wondered about doing it for others too (like elderly, single folk or suchlike) for a small fee, to get a bit of beer money.

There are companies out there that charge something stupid like £40+ an hour to do it for the terminally inept.
I think even the AA have a handyman service that charges stupid money — something like £85 call out and £50+ an hour

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:02 
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DBSnappa wrote:
Sir Taxalot wrote:
I rather enjoy doing flatpack furniture too. I've sometimes wondered about doing it for others too (like elderly, single folk or suchlike) for a small fee, to get a bit of beer money.

There are companies out there that charge something stupid like £40+ an hour to do it for the terminally inept.
I think even the AA have a handyman service that charges stupid money — something like £85 call out and £50+ an hour


I suppose that works, when you have a 2 man job and there is only one of you..

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:10 
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I suppose that works, when you have a 2 man job and there is only one of you..


... you carry on regardless, ignoring the instructions, and use the power of swearing to finish the job.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:17 
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I suppose that works, when you have a 2 man job and there is only one of you..


... you carry on regardless, ignoring the instructions, and use the power of swearing to finish the job.


untill you hear a snap, and hope it is not something vital, me or the flatpack

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 21:18 
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TIFU by sending a cheery "hey, I'm in your area this weekend" Whatsapp message to an old uni friend, but forgot to sign it. I received a short reply of "who is this?".

Oh, the pain of knowing I'm no longer in their contact list.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 22:02 
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Probably changed phones. Not everyone syncs their contacts to the cloud. Barbarians, mostly


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 0:22 
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DBSnappa wrote:
Sir Taxalot wrote:
I rather enjoy doing flatpack furniture too. I've sometimes wondered about doing it for others too (like elderly, single folk or suchlike) for a small fee, to get a bit of beer money.

There are companies out there that charge something stupid like £40+ an hour to do it for the terminally inept.
I think even the AA have a handyman service that charges stupid money — something like £85 call out and £50+ an hour


Good grief that's expensive. I was thinking more of a little card on the notice board at the supermarket, do it for a tenner an item or something like that.

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