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PonoBill

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Some days technology just fucks with you
« on: January 17, 2023, 04:17:04 PM »
This is the short list of today's challenges--most still haunting me:
--Echo music players in the main room and garage play a few seconds of requested music and then tell me "sorry, I'm having trouble playing music from your library". They were working fine yesterday. Of course I Googled for solutions, of course I turned them on and off (shades of "The IT Crowd"), of course I deregistered and registered, and of course Amazon is no help at all.

--Fusion 360 is doing so many random things that I think there's some malevolent twit somewhere making the software refuse to do things that worked ten minutes ago.

--I'm trying to prepare to upgrade the Enphase microinverters in our PV system to a newer version, so of course the Enphase installer's toolkit won't let me log in, though it did a few days ago when I called tech support with the same problem. And of course I can't get hold of tech support (does India observe MLK day?).

--The outlets in the kitchen went dead just as I was preparing to make Cacio e Pepe. Breaker is fine, which means it's a tripped GFI, and of course I don't know where it is. Probably behind the refrigerator (because that's the best place to install a GFI. <edit It was behind the monstrously heavy sideboard in our dining room. Of course it had to be there.>

--My 3D printer slicer (Bambu Labs) decided to change its behavior completely. Things that I've done a dozen times no longer work. Splitting an imported .STL design with multiple elements into separate objects is suddenly not an option.

At least the printer works... ...so I got up this morning and found it had quit. The printer detected a fault and stopped. Some of the breakaway support filament decided to string all over the place.

I'm going to go wingfoiling. Oh, wait, no wind.

I posted this on Facebook and my daughter replied:
(Dramatic consoling sarcastic pat on the back) It will be ok dad. Chin up. 🤟

And that's from my kinder daughter. My hardass daughter will just call me a pussy under her breath and not bother to reply.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2023, 04:21:45 PM by PonoBill »
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Re: Some days technology just fucks with you
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2023, 10:56:36 PM »
lol on your daughter's comments.
It feels like 2023 is the year of fixing stuff.
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Re: Some days technology just fucks with you
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2023, 07:40:11 AM »
Hope itís not the planned obsolescence that Iím going through with yet another still working Apple device.

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Re: Some days technology just fucks with you
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2023, 04:09:01 PM »
This is the short list of today's challenges--most still haunting me:

Your paddle still works ...  8)
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