Inara: So. Would you like to lecture me on the wickedness of my ways? Book: I brought you some supper, but if you'd prefer a lecture, I've a few very catchy ones prepped. Sin and hellfire... one has lepers.

'Serenity'


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Gudanov - May 04, 2021 8:13:36 am PDT #25437 of 25446
Coding and Sleeping

From what I have read, the Apple air tags are actually better than Tile, I mean as long as you have an iPhone.


Tom Scola - May 13, 2021 10:58:26 am PDT #25438 of 25446
Like a pinch on the neck from Mr Spock

The number of likes on my Instagram posts has gone down by 50% in the past few days. Simultaneously, IG has been spamming me to upgrade to a business account and pay to promote my posts.

I just want people to see my art, and IG holding my art hostage until I pay. They're not even being subtle about it.


JenP - May 16, 2021 1:24:43 pm PDT #25439 of 25446

Jesus, Tom, that's horrific.


sumi - Jun 19, 2021 3:38:18 am PDT #25440 of 25446
Art Crawl!!!

Tuesday night my iPhone updated its iOS & now my podcasts won’t load. I can access the app but my library won’t load - is there anything I can do about this?


megan walker - Jun 25, 2021 4:07:37 pm PDT #25441 of 25446
"What kind of magical sunshine and lollipop world do you live in? Because you need to be medicated."-SFist

Does anybody know of a good PC time-tracking app that will automatically track where I spend my time on my computer? I know these must exist since I know companies track their employees this way, but I can't seem to find something simple that does what I want it to.

Basically I want something that I turn on at the beginning of the day when I turn on my laptop, and that when I turn it off at the end of the day, it will tell me "You spent X minutes in Excel, Y minutes in Adobe Acrobat, Z minutes in Word, P minutes in email, D minutes in Twitter, and Q minutes in that game you shouldn't be playing while working."

I don't need to assign time to specific projects, or know what specific files I've been using (though I suppose knowing the files I open would be nice). I'm torn on whether I actually want it tracking my internet activity but I do use search, online dictionaries & style guides, wikipedia, etc. for work, so it would be good to know where I am when I'm in my browser.

The key feature should be that it in no way requires me to take action when I stop working for 15 minutes to read Twitter.


Tom Scola - Jun 28, 2021 8:06:51 am PDT #25442 of 25446
Like a pinch on the neck from Mr Spock

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Laura - Jul 13, 2021 10:48:50 am PDT #25443 of 25446
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

I've created a nifty slide show for the local Otter Lake church's 100th anniversary basically composed of a bunch of photos and church type piano music in the background. I have created this on a Windows platform, and the firehouse where it will play is on Mac of course. What format should I save it in? Will it run if I save it on a flash drive? Should I just see if they can hook up my laptop to their setup?

I've never actually done this before, but I am the person in town who "knows computer stuff", so you know how that goes. The choices in the software I am using are AVI, WMV, FLV, MP4, and MKV.


NoiseDesign - Jul 13, 2021 11:48:06 am PDT #25444 of 25446
"You'd think a house full of crazy people would be fun. It's actually really depressing." --Bart Simpson

The Mac should be able to play an MP4 with no issues.


Laura - Jul 13, 2021 12:09:25 pm PDT #25445 of 25446
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

Great! That is one of the formats I used. Thank you.


Toddson - Jul 14, 2021 9:16:17 am PDT #25446 of 25446
Always support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.

I was sent a .BIN file ... I have no idea how to open or read it or do anything with it. I tried searching and it seems to be an outdated ... something. This was a file that was supposed to be a PDF - one of a bunch that were sent out and returned as PDFs and came with a different PDF. Any suggestions?


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