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07 December 2014 @ 08:53 pm
Sunday stuff  
Seriously if I ever start talking about getting an iPhone, someone needs to come over to mine and smack some sense into me. I wanted to put a couple of podcasts onto my barely-used iPod, so that I could listen to them on the bus. I hadn't been into iTunes for a while but it was simple to get the podcasts into my library, but could I then get them from the library onto my iPod? iTunes wouldn't even recognise that my device was connected - told me I needed to download a newer version of the site but after the third time that the site thanked me for downloading but didn't actually DO it, I thought sod this for a game of soldiers, grabbed my Android phone, opened Kies Air and dragged and dropped the files straight onto my phone. Took two minutes all up, if that.

Last race of the V8 Supercar series today, cut short due to a huge storm in Sydney that brought the safety car out; after a couple of laps under safety car conditions the race was eventually declared. It was so bad that the leading driver was actually asking Race Control to get the safety car to slow down, because even at 50kph on racing tyres the cars were aquaplaning down the main straight. Really scary stuff. And sadly it was the last race to be televised on Channel 7 - next years' events will be televised partly on free-to-air Channel 10 and partly on Fox Sports. Which is such a pity, because I won't pay $50 per month for pay TV just so I can watch the V8s (even though, when I think about it, that's cheaper than a ticket into the venue). I will miss the Channel 7 commentary team, though.

And this is weird. I don't know what happened today, but every single one of my logged-in sites has logged me out. I didn't clear cookies or clear my cache or anything so I've no idea why this has happened. iTunes, Facebook, Twitter, LJ, Dreamwidth, AO3... even the online shopping sites where I stay logged in don't recognise me. My little password book has never had this much use on the one day before.
Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] FUCK TECHdraycevixen on December 7th, 2014 03:32 pm (UTC)

As someone who's always used PCs for work and at home I never paid much attention to the Apple disciples. Then I got an iTunes account, then a iTouch and an iPad for work meetings -- I'm NOT a fan. iTunes is always trying to make decisions for me and steal real estate from everything else, and the devices will not play happily with others. Ack!

I don't leave anything logged in all the time. I'm too paranoid. :D
miwahni: Cats Yule feelin coolmiwahni on December 9th, 2014 11:50 am (UTC)
It's the proprietory nature of Apple products that makes me inclined to give them a miss - only bought the iTouch because of a recommendation. I am glad to hear I'm not the only non-fan!

I tend to leave a lot of stuff logged on, although with sites like ebay and paypal it's only my userid that stays in memory, not the password as well.
Minoriminori_k on December 7th, 2014 11:15 pm (UTC)
Oddly, logged out phenomenon do happen sometimes! I think this happens mainly because of the change of security policies of those web sites. It does irritate me, yes!

If you use so often Apple-apps, I recommend to get iphone. Well, I'm not sure you know this, I'm an Apple queen (called by murphybabe) who owns almost all Apple devices except Mac book. If you get iphone you don't even need iTunes, of course it's very convenient if you have it to manage the device. Please feel free to ask me any questions on those things! ;-)
miwahni: Pros Phonemiwahni on December 9th, 2014 11:52 am (UTC)
Logged-out phenomenom does happen sometimes, just that this was every site on the same day which was weird.

I usually use my Android phone for everything, and rarely use the iTouch since I bought the phone. Thanks for your offer of help, though, I'll remember it if I get stuck on something again.