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Ending the week on a chicken

Playing with my new phone camera. I did tell you I got a new phone for my birfday, yes?

I stuck with Motorola because I liked my old one and I figured it would have a shorter learning curve. Yes, sort of. Android has the weirdest insistence on tinkering with basic navigation in each new version. And taking away important features.

Like, this version makes it hard to customize the various alert noises. You can change ringtones easily enough, but the rest of the apps seem to do their own thing. I do not like this.

So I downloaded an app that lets me customize sounds, but now I get the default system sound PLUS my custom sound.

It gets better. The app I downloaded will let me assign text to notifications, so my email alert is ’email’ and my twitter alert is ‘twitter’, etc. But I didn’t like the robot lady voice. There was a knob to pitch tune it, so I tuned it all the way down to RASPY LIPLESS GOBLIN voice.

A bajillion times a day (I get a lot of spam), a baritone hobgoblin goes ‘bing-bong***EMAIL***’ or ‘woot-woot***WHATSAPP***’ and it’s cracking me up.

Have a good Friday the 13th and rest of the week, y’all!


Comment from Armybrat
Time: May 13, 2022, 11:09 pm

Hubby and I are both sporting Iphone7s. Yea we know Apple is going to make our phones obsolete in Nov of this year. Until then, we are sporting the 7s. And I’m dreading the expense of buying 2 new phones.
My sister took my 87 year old mother to replace her IPhone5 about 6 months ago. She got an iPhone12. We told her if it gets bricked before she dies we’ll buy her next one. I’m a bit worried about that offer as her mother and grandmother both lived to be just short of 100.

Comment from armybrat
Time: May 13, 2022, 11:13 pm

BTW, I just found out my sister is now chickenless. She has had a gang of polish girls and a polish boys for over 10 years. She lost the boy to a bobcat about a year ago and the girls have disappeared about every other month over the last year.

Comment from BJM
Time: May 13, 2022, 11:55 pm

@Stoaty…I’ll see your chicken and raise you a goat.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: May 14, 2022, 4:26 am

Watch the phone, things “change” without you being involved.
My beloved has had a devil of a time as it decides to change ring tones and alarms in addition to the constant bit twiddling done by asshole programmers who are convinced they must continuously challenge you by altering the UI “making it better!” Even if no one asked them to.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 14, 2022, 5:59 am

Oh, no! I’ve never known anyone else with a gang of polands (poland in the UK, polish in the US).

I’m down to two polands: Albert and Spoon. And three pekins.

I had a fantasy about breeding a poland/pekin mix: pokins or pelands. The goal was floofy heads and feathery feet. I gave up on the idea when I realized I had a knack for breeding roosters.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: May 14, 2022, 7:56 pm

Stoaty—maybe it’s not you. Maybe the breeds are genetically weighted toward producing more males.

Comment from BJM
Time: May 15, 2022, 6:04 am

@Durned…I use a widget called DigiClockPlus…does what I need, easy-peasy to setup/customize and my time & date are in the Hogwarts font!

@Armybrat…I clung to my Samsung 9+ for two years past its best use date. I love my Galaxy S21 Ultra…so far no drama.

@Stoaty I was a stalwart Moto user, but my last Moto was the Edge. Is yours running Snapdragon?

Comment from Carl
Time: May 15, 2022, 2:16 pm

What model moto phone did you get? I bought the very basic Moto G5 four years ago. Being a cheapskate, I opted for only 16GB storage plus a 32GB USB card, thinking that if the internal storage got full then I could just transfer some of the apps to the USB card. That was a mistake. The USB card is fine for storing photos, videos, etc, but apps are transferable only if the developer builds that facility into it and very few of them do. The operating system takes up 6GP, leaving only 10GB of usable storage which fills up in no time. The lesson is – go for as large a storage capacity as you can.

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