Not much happened today. I had an errand to go to where I picked up a SIM card for the benefit of my brother. He will have the same conditions that his girlfriend has. Once I got back, I set up the phone to work with his Google Voice service, and made sure everything was running (as good as the incompetent G2x can). I also installed a battery meter widget to display the battery strength in the notification pane, Drop Box, a Flashlight App, Lookout security, and of course Google Voice. I adjusted a few of the contacts in his Contacts List that I knew needing adjusting, but he will be responsible for managing his own contacts. Last, I set up the web browser to make his Contact directory as his start page.
After that, I took the dogs for a walk, and fed them. They didn’t seem to be in the mood to play, so they came in early after their outing to where they could play. I also watched a couple of shows on Hulu, but otherwise – the day has been quiet.
Continue reading 2013-04-27
I know a number of people with computers, or will want a computer, but they are not technically savvy. They may do something, or allow a virus to come in and ruin their system, and then they may ask me to save their system. Sometimes, the only thing that can be done is a reformat which wipes the PC completely clean. Suddenly, your personal files are gone. Even if you are not using your computer for work, if you have picture, music, media, and even letters, this is likely to be important to you. This posting will help the reader do what I will do with any computer I have.
Now, for those that know me will know I am on a limited income. So everything I will suggest here will be price conscious. I don’t have a lot of money, so I am not going to regularly use it one waste. I will also note the prices of these various things. In addition, I will also consider not only new computers that some are coming out with smaller drives, and a lack of an optical drive as well as the old fashion Desktop PC.
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Not much happened today. I made a phone call to someone, and sent an SMS to my landlord. I sent the SMS as to not disturb him at work. He received the documentation that I asked him to sign, and would send them out tonight. That is good as they should be received by the appropriate agency as soon as possible.
I also had an incoming call on the old G2x which is used as a incompetent SIP client. While the call worked with a SIP client rather than a Google Voice client, the call was showing up as Anonymous. I come to find out that it was an international call and while Google Voice recognized the number, when it passed to Call Centric, it would seem as if Call Centric or the backbone that Call Centric uses stripped the CID information. While I don’t receive many international calls, this only extends the reasoning of why I will want to replace the G2x. With a new backup phone, I can install a Google Talk client on there, and not have to use Call Centric if they do not support it.
Continue reading 2013-03-22
I am sure that there is already a high user count of Drop Box users, or at least people that heard of it. However, there still might be some people that don’t know what it is, how it works, and why I recommend it. First, Drop Box is a Cloud Based Storage syncing service. With a program or app on major smart phone and desktop Operating Systems, the program can grab all of the respective files, and sync them. Therefore, if you take a picture on your smart phone that syncs with Drop Box, that picture will be on your personal computer (provided there is an internet connection).
Now, there is a copy on all respective systems, as well as the Drop Box Server. There is a limit of free space which varies, and there are premium services which adds to the free space. This means you can make Drop Box a second Hard Drive, although that is a little tricky to do that, and I personally wouldn’t.
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