Thought you might like to know that I have a stories site, a music site, there is a Wikipedia page. You can find some of my music on Soundcloud, on iTunes as well as on several streaming services. On this page (the one you're reading here) I test various technologies and find that most of them waste a lot of time!
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Too lazy to change the time zone on one of my devices. This bit me on the back last night. I woke up and looked at it to see the time. It was 11:45 AM. But because it's 9 hours ahead, I had to do the math, and that woke me up.
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Wasted one day on fixing my microphone on my OnePlus One. Turns out it was the first thing I expected it to be: dust. Here's what I Posted to OPO Forum
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My first iPhone was an unlocked, jailbroken 3G, bought from Craig's List in the USA. It worked just fine until I accidentally updated the OS a year later. Then I found myself with a newly locked phone which was of no use in Europe. I messed around online and failed to revert to the proper baseband firmware. I took it to a shop nearby who said they'd unlock any phone for 25 euros. Came back the next day and they were not able to do it. So I went back online, and after something like a full day of searching, trying, searching, trying, I found a solution and softare that actually worked, once I spent the time in those reboot modes known only to the geeks who love to jailbreak.
Now that I've established my credentials as someone who is able to arrive at that goal, here is why I don't seek out these tasks on a regular basis.
Life is too short to keep rebooting and loading, rebooting and loading hoping you won't brick the device.
I want the things I've bought to work. I don't need the newest latest features of an untried beta version and I don't want to brick a phone that I depend on for a lot of my personal info.
Tech wasting time: the Fit app wasn't showing any minutes at all. After a lot of forum posting and tests, rebooting the phone finally worked. I hate to reboot the phone for silly stuff, but since I wasn't getting audio in phone calls, I had to. Yes, another tech glitch, the phone sometimes gets confused about bluetooth and handset audio. Let's call it 30 minutes in all, but it was much more.
Lost 30 minutes reprogramming the time in our old Oregon Scientific projection clock.
The display is broken but the projector still works with time and temperature. The clock no longer syncs (radio outdated or not working). Have to squeeze the chassis in order to dimly see the hour and minues to resset them for DST and the new batteries.