Everything looks good from here... Yes. Yes, this is a fertile land, and we will thrive. We will rule over all this land, and we will call it... 'This Land.' I think we should call it 'your grave!' Ah, curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal! Ha ha HA! Mine is an evil laugh! Now die! Oh, no, God! Oh, dear God in heaven!

Wash ,'Serenity'


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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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