I hear voices (and music)
Half woke one night to hear a voice in the bedroom saying NOBODY NOBODY NOBODY. Mildly freaked, but went back to sleep.
Next night same.
This time I woke up a bit more and decided it was the phone talking to me. Went back to sleep. (I don’t necessarily answer the damned phone.)
Mentioned on twitter and someone asked did I have a Panasonic? Actually yes. Well, when the battery gets low it announces LOW BATTERY LOW BATTERY LOW BATTERY. Which my dim (and sleepy) ears heard wrong.
(Yeah, bedroom set was off its charger…problem fixed.)
Okay, so last evening I was dozing on the sofa. Bad habit I suppose, but I go to sleep on the sofa with some mildly interesting program on (fills either the emptiness or the stills the monkey-chatter, both of which make it hard to get started) and under the influence of a gummy. Half-woke to a replay of Lawrence O’Donnell going on about trump, accompanied by 3-note organ drone. Weird, I said to myself – whose idea to put gloomy “music” behind talk shows. Then I woke up a bit more and decided that was nuts, so muted TV…and drone continued.
Traced it to my new desktop. I’d treated myself since my old desktop was a zombie with Mac somethings but a no-name system installed 5 years ago, and I anticipate sudden death with no resuscitation (either or both of us). Because it’s so slow to close and restart, I generally just put it to “sleep”. Did that with new one, and it was quiet to start with…but then, in the middle of the night, began, uh, snoring?
Okay, so am shutting it off at night now. It’s so fast it’s not annoying. (Tho I read on Google that sleep mode is good for it – does routine maintenance & stuff.) Unlike my kitchen laptop, which taxes my patience…but then, as an Apple helper on the phone said, it’s a “legacy model”. Yeah bud, so am I.
(P.S. – in case this organ music indicates A Problem, gonna consult with one of the very helpful Apple helpers – cuz also new desktop wants verification of some email a/c I don’t remember and I can’t change anything because it insists on sending a code by text to my landline…which, of course, says NO WAY NO WAY NO WAY.)
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12/23/2022 @ 5:17 pm
I once had a desk top, tower and all…
Sold my half of a business I started, and began teaching again so I got a laptop, as I recall…
When I retired for good, I sent the laptop away.
Now my cellphone has done the work of all three to this day…
I have found that the sedentary bulk of a desktop and the strain against the weight of constantly carrying a laptop are unnecessary when I can have unlimited talk, text, data and the web in the palm of my hand.
I can hold and keep the digital world, the internet and more in my pocket…
But, I must upgrade and soon!
My LG K-30 android is obsolete and the glass cracked the last time I stumbled and dropped it.
LG is no longer in the cellphone production business…
Parts aren’t available.
No repairs can be made.
12/25/2022 @ 10:12 am
“Oh Happy Day” Edwin Hawkins – Anthony Brown w – YouTube
followed without pause by:
1963 HITS ARCHIVE: Deep Purple – Nino Tempo & April Stevens (a #1 record)
No doubt would proffer an affordable therapeutic. 3rd base probably:
I Just Called To Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder (Lyrics)
Merry New Year, Myriad! I am no music therapist … and yeah now and again comes a haunting …!
12/27/2022 @ 10:18 am
I love Apple. I hate Apple. It’s been that way for a very long time. I’ve lived long enough to develop a heart condition that involves tachycardia, and have to wear that itchy zio card for two weeks twice a year. Last visit, my electrophysiologist suggested I get the new Apple watch, because it will take an EKG and send it to him directly. Also, if I drop on the kitchen floor, it will automatically dial 911. It costs $450 and synchs with my iPhone. I’ll probably end up getting it. I hate Apple, did I say that?
Hope you had a good holiday 🙂
01/07/2023 @ 1:19 pm
Nice to see that you’re writing here!
Ack; computers and phones. The world’s gone crazy in so many ways. I can’t have my phone set to “sound on” because it drives the BLP nuts if he hears my phone “ding” for any reason. (What was THAT? Is it YOURS? What’s going ON?) yet his is on all the time, dinging away. So I never know if someone is calling or texting me except if I’m directly looking at the phone when it happens. It’s an adjustment I’m willing to make for my own mental health. And it never wakes me up in the middle of the night, so that’s a plus.
01/08/2023 @ 2:47 pm
“…I fall asleep and dream —my dreams of you …”
02/07/2023 @ 4:27 pm
I never saw this post before today because the author selected “choose a category.” That category should not post anywhere, so I will have to go back into the system and figure out why it did post. I know it was posted because it got 78 views. However, the author did not use the tags correctly. There should only be one tag on a post and that tag is supposed to be the author’s name. In this case, however, I don’t know if you want to be Gina Ellis or Myriad. Pseudonyms confuse me. I was reading an old magazine I found in a box full of them and it took me five minutes to realize that I had written the article I was reading…under a different name.
02/08/2023 @ 11:44 am
A little more about tags.
Tags were supposedly intended to help search engines to locate posts by sorting for key words. (A tag is a type of key word.)
Unfortunately, in my experience,short tags do nothing to attack search engines but most people don’t know the protocol for creating long stags that the engines will respect.
Bindlesnitch was designed to use categories are used to assign posts to the correct category so that it will be listed under the categories. I use tags only to assign articles to an author so that I can build (when I get around to it) author pages that actually work by listing all of an author’s posts in one place. (The existing author page system doesn’t work…and I am working on that too.)
It would also be helpful if you use only one form of your byline, the one that appears first when you type the first few letters of your byline.