Fri. Aug. 3, 2018 – open

Posting from phone sucks. 68F and sunny here today. Yesterday was a nice beach day. Waves were 2-3 feet. Rough surf. Sunny and warm though.

Local attractions today.

N

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40 Responses to Fri. Aug. 3, 2018 – open

  1. Hcombs says:

    68f and clear on the morning commute. Already 77f on it’s way to 91f this afternoon. Another month of Summer .

  2. Nick Flandrey says:

    Hmm. Tried to post on my tablet, and I get” a secure connection can not be established” message. I used it back in March.

    I get the same message on other sites, but then they load anyway.

    Probably the tablet browser….. n

  3. Greg Norton says:

    Probably the tablet browser….. n

    How old is the Android tablet? When was the last software update? The browser’s CA cache may be out of date.

    Samsung, right?

    Try installing Firefox. If the store won’t let you, Firefox makes the APK available from their web site, but *make sure you download the APK from Mozilla/Firefox*. Lots of fakes are out there.

    There is a way to force a CA cache update on the Android stock browser, but that requires a rooted tablet IIRC.

  4. Jenny says:

    I used to be able to use a WordPress app on my iPhone 4sto update my personal page. I have been unsuccessful configuring the app on the replacement iPhone 5 running the current iOS. The WordPress FAQs direct me to a non-existent setting.

    When the WordPress app worked it was easy.

    Adding posts to my personal site from my iPhone browser requires patience and determination. And the pics no longer auto-rotate to the correct orientation.

  5. lynn says:

    “Suspect in doctor’s slaying found dead in apparent suicide”
    https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/houston-doctor-killing-pappas-2018-13129540.php

    Looks like they found the guy who killed the heart doctor a couple of weeks ago. The doctor failed to save his mom so he waited 20 years and killed the doctor. And then committed suicide. I hope the killer enjoys hell. And somebody is saying that the killer was an ex-cop.

  6. lynn says:

    @Rick, I am now having to enter my name and email address every time that I post here. I used to have to enter my name and email each time that I started FireFox and then click a little checkbox below them to save my info. I would love to never enter this info again.

  7. lynn says:

    “A.F. Branco Cartoon – Two-Faced”
    https://comicallyincorrect.com/a-f-branco-cartoon-two-faced/

    Yup, the media wants it both ways. People now see the media for what it really is, a highly biased organization full of $50 haircuts and 50 cents of brains.

  8. Greg Norton says:

    I used to be able to use a WordPress app on my iPhone 4sto update my personal page. I have been unsuccessful configuring the app on the replacement iPhone 5 running the current iOS. The WordPress FAQs direct me to a non-existent setting.

    iPhone 5 or iPhone SE?

    Apple classified the iPhone 5 as “obsolete” last year and stopped updating the OS/browser in May (?).

    I was carrying an iPhone 5 up until that point. After an experiment with carrying a Moto E4, I asked for an iPhone SE for Christmas.

    If you upgrade, all of your iPhone 5 accessories will fit the current SE, including the case. I speak from direct experience. The phone will be the only expense.

  9. Nick Flandrey says:

    Picking blueberries. The local freight train stops in front of the store and the engineer hopped down, came in and shopped. They just pulled away.

    N

  10. Nick Flandrey says:

    Classic steel playground equipment, no safety features at all. Love it.

    N

  11. Chad says:

    The local freight train stops in front of the store and the engineer hopped down, came in and shopped

    He had to get a bottle of hooch to get him by until his next stop. 😛

  12. Greg Norton says:

    Yup, the media wants it both ways. People now see the media for what it really is, a highly biased organization full of $50 haircuts and 50 cents of brains.

    One of the most interesting things I saw at the Reagan Library was a clip of Tom Brokaw speaking positively about the President. Brokaw worked in CA prior to the “Today” show, during the time Reagan was Governor, and in the video clip I saw, he went on at length about predicting Reagan’s Presidency. “I told everyone, ‘He’s coming'”.

  13. Greg Norton says:

    “The local freight train stops in front of the store and the engineer hopped down, came in and shopped”

    He had to get a bottle of hooch to get him by until his next stop.

    Weed. The Amtrak guys recommended the store.

    (Does MI have legalized weed?)

  14. Jenny says:

    @Greg
    Whoops – I meant SE

  15. brad says:

    @Nick: check the date and time on the tablet. If those are off, you can’t connect to secure sites…

  16. Greg Norton says:

    @Greg
    Whoops – I meant SE

    Ok.

    I experience problems using the iPhone SE to access the T-Mobile website in order to renew our pre-paid plans via credit card. This has been going on for at least a year without any change.

    Unfortunately, Apple’s rules prohibit a different browser engine on iOS devices. The iOS versions of Firefox and Chrome still use Apple’s browser code; they just have different wrappers.

  17. Greg Norton says:

    It looks like the company I worked for in Seattle got bought out by Nokia in March. Everyone holding options was cashed out.

    Its only money. Five years in that place would have cost me my sanity. Still, damn, Vantucky was $100k and a big chunk of what should be my most productive years down the drain.

  18. Nick Flandrey says:

    @Greg, be glad it could’ve gone another way like my friend who ended up owing the IRS hundreds of thousands of dollars on worthless L.A. Gear options.

    you just gotta make the best decision you can information you have at the time

  19. lynn says:

    And the 9th circus strikes again ! “U.S. appeals court rejects challenges to California gun laws”
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-appeals-court-rejects-challenges-california-gun-laws-145907995.html

    “(Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the constitutionality of two California laws restricting the ability of people to buy and carry firearms, rejecting appeals by gun rights advocates.”

    “The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected challenges to Unsafe Handgun Act requirements that new semiautomatic pistols have chamber load indicators and magazine detachment mechanisms, both meant to limit accidental discharges, and microstamp their makes, models and serial numbers onto fired shell casings.”

    I highly doubt there is any gun that performs these functions, especially the microstamping, so this is effectively a gun ban.

  20. Nick Flandrey says:

    I can https to Yahoo, but not ttgnet. Date and time look good.

    Another quirk, when using my phone, I have to keep the comment short or the post comment button scrolls of the bottom of the comment child and I can’t see it to push…

  21. Nick Flandrey says:

    Uh, comment BOX not child

  22. lynn says:

    “155,965,000 Employed in June: 11th Record-Setter Under Trump”
    https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/155965000-employed-june-11th-record-setter-under-trump

    You know, this is all Trump’s fault !

    Hat tip to:
    https://drudgereport.com/

  23. lynn says:

    Another quirk, when using my phone, I have to keep the comment short or the post comment button scrolls of the bottom of the comment child and I can’t see it to push…

    Yup, I’ve been fighting this for years on my phone. The trick I use is to post a little bit and then edit it. The editor window has scroll bars in it on my Samsung phone.

    And I am having to type in my name and email address each time I post.

  24. Nick Flandrey says:

    No Firefox on Google play, but a lot of shady looking apps and browsers.

    Why in the back would opera mini need access to my contracts, pictures, camera, and everything else? I used tho trust opera

  25. Nick Flandrey says:

    But there is no reason for those permissions.

    N

  26. paul says:

    Today worked out well.

    We bought a stock trailer from a neighbor last week. He wanted $400 but $300 is good if he doesn’t have to unload it. Ok, $300 it is. Duh. I know where to sell scrap metal roofing.

    By what I see for sale on the side of the road I was expecting to pay $1200 to $1500.

    The last time he used the trailer was to take a bull to auction. That would have to be BullJack and at least 12 years ago. So, the tires look punky. Holding air but, no….

    We had 4 used tires put on it this morning. $80 installed. Shop that at PepBoys and it’s more like almost $400 for the cheapest tires on their website. Plus the hassle.

    The wiring harness didn’t reach the truck’s bumper. $10 at NAPA fixed that problem. A few minutes cleaning a bulb fixed another problem, too. I should re-wire the trailer but wrapping the sun damaged wiring is easier. Electric tape is cheap, too.

    Ok, good used tires and the lights work. My $300 trailer is up to $390.

    I tossed in the scrap I had. A couple of Dodge truck front wheel bearing units, some scrap pipe, the DirecTv junk, etc. Took a shower because I was sweating like a, well, whatever, had to cool off. My ears were dripping….

    Weigh in, weigh out. They are paying 50¢ a pound. I left with $61.60 in my pocket.

    Pretty good day. 🙂

  27. paul says:

    Nick, might try a Kindle Fire. It works better here than my phone.

    Permissions? Heck, why is all this crap on my phone CONSTANTLY updating? Sure, I can see Torque and Bank of America and Frost Bank updating /once/ in a while.

    But Google Play updates almost every day. I have no idea why. (use small words to explain.)

    Why would a “bubble” (like a level) or compass program need to update once a week other than to load fresh ads.

    I think it’s time to purge my phone of stuff that is cool but I don’t use. I have levels and compasses handy.

  28. Greg Norton says:

    you just gotta make the best decision you can information you have at the time

    I never expected the current tech bubble would last this long. At the time, their prospects look grim, and my departure was the catalyst for the failure of the “spin” as a DoD contractor.

    Nokia probably bought them for a few mesh networking patents my employers held.

  29. Greg Norton says:

    No Firefox on Google play, but a lot of shady looking apps and browsers.

    Your tablet may not be supported.

    I periodically grab the latest version for my LineageOS phone from this link:

    https://download.mozilla.org/?product=fennec-latest&os=android&lang=multi

    YMMV.

  30. Ray Thompson says:

    The local freight train stops in front of the store and the engineer hopped down, came in and shopped

    One of the local trains passes through Clinton TN with the tracks just behind the Sonic Drive In. A couple of times I have seen the train stop, engineer get out, pick up an order, get back on the train then leave. I asked the carhop if he did that often. She he does that at least once a week.

  31. Ray Thompson says:

    My name and email is not being saved from one post to the next. The check box to save the information is gone. Running on Chrome, latest version.

  32. RickH says:

    @lynn and @RayThompson: about name/email saving on comment form.

    That info is stored in a cookie, so if you clear cookies and don’t exempt this place, then you will have to enter it again.

    Note also that http cookies are different from https cookies. If you connect http and only have https cookies, then the cookies may not match, so you get to enter the info again. AFAIK.

    But note that there is an htaccess here that should redirect all http to https, so that should include cookies that are saved.

    So, the test is to look if there are any cookies for this site (there will be several; two will contain your name and email). You can do that with the Developer Tools in your browser (desktop/laptops, not phones/tablets), via the F12 key.

    I use Firefox, and don’t block or clear cookies, and my name/email are saved. The ‘privacy checkbox’ is also shown if a particular cookie is not there; since I have that cookie, I don’t see the privacy checkbox.

    There haven’t been any changes to the site (no new plugins, or theme changes). There was an update to WP yesterday, but don’t think that affected the name/email cookies.

    Note that the latest version of Chrome (I think it’s active) will be very mad if you try to connect to http site.

    At least, that’s what I think is happening.

  33. Ray Thompson says:

    That info is stored in a cookie, so if you clear cookies and don’t exempt this place, then you will have to enter it again.

    Didn’t clear cookies, using HTTPS. Closed the browser and restarted. Still not saving the information.

  34. mediumwave says:

    Using WaterFox on W10Pro. F12 shows two cookies:

    cookieconsent_status
    GA_user_id

    No check box visible.

    Added: Having posted a comment, a new cookie appeared: WPAjaxEditCommentsComment149753b09c4bc0ba1d6b21f6adb23102a42768

  35. lynn says:

    Testing cookies …

  36. lynn says:

    No cookie saving going on here using FireFox 61.0.1. x64 on Windows x 64 Professional … And using HTTPS.

  37. Marcelo says:

    You should use Edge. 🙂 No problems here.

  38. SteveF says:

    Rick, I use TOR on Linux. Cookies are flushed when I close the browser, but as long as it’s open I can close the ttgnet tab and open another and the name/email/whatever are still set. I hit the site as HTTP and it is redirected to HTTPS.

    So far as I can see, everything on ttgnet works optimally on my setup.

  39. JimB says:

    “So far as I can see, everything on ttgnet works optimally on my setup.”

    Same here, using Chrome on Android and Chromium on Mint Linux.

  40. ITguy1998 says:

    I have no issues on either the iPad with Safari or on the work PC with Edge or Firefox.

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