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Enduring philosophies and favorite quotes

People don’t change. At least not in any way that really matters.

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Playlist pieces

First the thought and then the act
To think a plant up towards the sun
It can’t be done, it can’t be done

Sam and Libby, Lib and Sam
Made a little one of them
A baby’s born a man to die
I don’t know why, I don’t know why

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I could say life is just a bowl of jello
and appear more intelligent and smart
but I'm stuck like a dope with this thing called hope--and I can't get it out of my heart...
...not this heart.

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Recent comments

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Syndicate

Syndication is available in RSS and Atom flavors. Flavors like ice cream. Ice cream like happiness.

"Everything counts a little more than we think..."

27 April 2017 Thursday

Light bulbs

slated in consumed at 8:04 pm

I am a big fan of past-Alicson who squirreled away these different kinds of very bright high quality light bulbs; was concerned for a moment I wouldn’t find a bulb that wasn’t daylight and dimmable (haven’t wanted one for yearsss) yet here it is! ::happy and in good bright lightness::

25 April 2017 Tuesday

Sad Redbox

Problems with Redbox: 30-minute lock-out for password fails (do people really bother to come back in 30 min?) Contact is discouraged outside live call/chat hours; chat doesn’t seem to care about anything.

12 April 2017 Wednesday

email game

I play the email game and my email wins 95% of the time. I don’t think it’s a strategy/tactic/approach thing—I have those— I think it’s a life and heart thing and it’s not in my genes to revolve around email.

I’ll keep playing on occasion and see what life lessons I continue to learn out of the whole experience.

*update four hours later: Ouch. That was a painful blow. Email is winning harder now.

07 April 2017 Friday

It has nothing to do with who I am

slated in mused, consumed at 2:46 am

Ummm… You didn’t break it, it was only sprained.
Perfect.
What could he have said? She voiced exactly what I’ve wondered too many times.

Reading Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

05 April 2017 Wednesday

iTunes

I’m installing itunes again. Which I swore years ago I would never do again.
Please have mercy on my soul. And on my poor computer who does not deserve this mistreatment.
I just want my files safe.

slated in consumed at 2:58 am

Apple/iOS has been trying very hard to convince me to dislike and mistrust them, and the team behind the Concepts app have been trying hard, and increasingly succeeding, to convince me I can like and trust them (lost all my files/drawings/notes; still hoping, possible they’re there somewhere just disconnected). Conclusion at this point: I’m not tossing my ipad yet, though my next tablet will likely have to be an Android (with a pen; I love the Apple pencil (I’m still appalled by the limited design thinking though — am really fortunate my ipad case has a magnet I can stick the eraser cap onto while the pencil’s charging)).

With Android, I can set privacy, and set up backups, and access files of individual apps; very basic necessities for a personal/mobile/essential device.

P.S. I tried getting by without using Concepts for a few days, and all the substitute apps just frustrated me. (I use the others at various times, however Concepts is best for me for uniweldly and expansive notes/doodling / thinking-by-pen/through-hand. I’m glad the Concepts team has proven so dedicated and helpful, so I trust them and still hope to retrieve my files, so I can manually back them up (somehow) in the future and carry on using my lovely iPad with frustrating Appleness of it and good Concepts app with pen[cil].

04 April 2017 Tuesday

Apple

‪@apple brings me some joy and a lot of grief; the lows are too low. Apple ID, no listing, individual privacy control, no data control.‬

20 November 2012 Tuesday

Nexus 10 Review

slated in consumed at 11:04 pm


Initial report: I LOVE the Nexus 10.
It is so buttery smooth, fast, lagless.. I went ahead and piled on a reasonable number of apps (reasonable amount for me — not too many by my standards and way too many by most of my friends’) and let a bunch of them keep running in background and had it running constantly for several hours straight and the only snag/slowdown I experienced was a few seconds where the system hung—which then made me realize the device had gotten quite warm and I hastened to stop overburdening it (poor thing, I never let it have a moments’ rest since it got unboxed and charged), and then it cooled down quickly and was perfect again and I haven’t experienced any heating or lag since. I’m going to have to run a factory reset on the Nexus 7 and see if I can get that back to running smoothly again, but I don’t think it ever managed as smoothly and quickly on larger tasks the way this one does… I played Transformers in full HD on the Nex10 and could jump around without any delays or sputtering of any kind. Every pixel lovely.

I need a cover for it asap.. I know exactly which cover I’m getting, but it’s not available yet.

Also, the latest beta version Swype is YAY (Android’s own swipe-style keyboard is a fantastic addition to the stock keyboard, but Swype still is much more practiced,efficient,intelligent).

14 November 2012 Wednesday

Android Jellybean 4.2

slated in consumed at 5:56 pm

My thoughts so far on 4.2 (running on Nexus 7): …

My Nexus 7 review

slated in consumed at 5:05 pm

I can highly recommend the Google Nexus 7; mine is much a part of my daily life.

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