Tuesday Two For #360

The Husband on top of The Wife with her legs in the airA while ago, I purchased a new memory card for our camera with the intent on using in a new camera whenever we got one. I didn’t realize it until I started using it but it was a long overdue purchase. Our current camera ignores any button presses while its saving pictures. The camera is still obsolete and definitely needs to be replaced. But it’s more responsive when I’m trying turn off interval shot mode which is the setting we use most.

Monday Monologue #360

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • I wore multiple rain coats; but still got wet on Saturday when it was either raining or raining hard. Not the best day to be outside; but I survived. Unfortunately, I lost my gloves. Though I wish it wasn’t glove weather in October.
  • I ordered some new gloves online that are one size smaller than what I usually wear. Hopefully they will do a better job of keeping my hands warm. They are exactly the same kind as the ones I lost so I should be able to tell if sizing down makes a difference.
  • We’re busy later in the week so we did our final weekday row today. We will be done rowing on weekdays after the time change next week. It was a good day to be outside (until the sun went down and it got chilly).
  • I finally filed a bug report with the company that makes some software I used since no one else did. In order to report a bug, you have to sign up for an account which requires providing a lot of personal information. That shouldn’t be required. I think that data would be mostly useless for marketing purposes. I just made stuff up for most of the required fiends so I could submit the form.

Wednesday Weirdness #359

The Wife’s Fitbit did not auto-register the last run that she did. You can enter the activity manually. But that defeats the whole purpose of having a fitness tracker. We’ve had a lot of issues with technology recently.

Traditional Thursday #357

The Husband on top of The Wife with her legs in the airAll our computers restarted correctly after the batch last Windows Updates. It’s shouldn’t be notable; but it is worth mentioning given the recent problems we had. Computers can be a lot more troublesome than they should be sometimes. Hopefully it’s the beginning of a trend that will leave me with more free time.

Wednesday Weirdness #356

After the latest update, my fitness tracker has a habit of notifying me that it needs to be charged at 4AM in the morning. I don’t have time to charge it in the morning before work. So, I’m stuck waiting to charge it until that evening and hoping that the battery doesn’t die during a workout. To me, the old behavior where I received a notification when the battery discharged to a certain level even if it is was during the work day was better.

Wednesday Weirdness #355

The auto-brightness feature on my phone has weirded out. Now, no matter what the lighting conditions, it’s always much too bright. I’ve tried a few things; but, so far, nothing works. Hopefully, I’ll be able to fix it soon. Because, right now, its a gigantic nuisance.

Wednesday Weirdness #351

I’ve already starting seeing advertisements for the 2020 releases of various products. These days, everything is like cars. Next year’s editions come out in July or August. It does kinda make the 2018 versions I use seem old and in need of updating.

Wednesday Weirdness #350

Our spam filter is configured to restart on regular intervals which usually works well and ensures that it doesn’t run long enough to hang. Except occasionally, it takes a long time to start after being stopped and we get a flood of spam. I’m not surprised. But we get a LOT of junk mail when its offline for just a few minutes. It’s amazing how much email on the internet is unsolicited.

Wednesday Weirdness #348

My car starts reminding me that I need an oil change when there is 8% oil life left. I drive a lot and it will still be weeks before it gets close to zero. It wouldn’t be a problem if you could dismiss the reminder for a while. But you have to dismiss it every time you start your car in order to use the LCD display on the instrument panel. I change my oil regularly. But I don’t want to be constantly reminded; especially after I have already made the appointment. One of the nuisances of driving a high-tech vehicle.

Wednesday Weirdness #347

We were getting a lot of spam flagged as good recently so I cleared the database that our learning filter uses. It’s slowly relearning what is spam and was is not. But we don’t get enough mail to train it very quickly. I wish there was a good way to save emails in the raw format it uses. The we could teach it very quickly. Until then there is going to be a lot of manual relearning.