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Old 11-27-2018, 08:18 AM
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I turned the data off at the provider and forgot to turn it back on again before I left. I could only turn it back on from their website, or from the app on my phone, but that only works in wifi range or with data turned on.
Weird. What phone do you have? Isn't there a setting on the phone to turn data on and off?

I've never come across having to turn it on and off at the provider.

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Old 11-27-2018, 03:47 PM
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There are settings on the phones, and they were set to only download updates over wifi. Google ignored this, though, and Matlock's phone was downloading massive amounts of data from Google. So I turned data off on his phone, and not long after, it started doing it again. It had already racked up a bunch of charges on our bill by this point, and I still don't know what was causing it to do that, but obviously I couldn't trust Android, so I turned it off at the provider.

Because neither of us uses our phone all that much, we got a flexible phone plan from an MNVO instead of the standard all-inclusive plans, which are common in the US, but would be really stupid for us. Our only standard charge is $6 per phone just to keep them active, and then we pay for the amount of voice, text, and data that we use. Last month, for example, we didn't use our phones much at all, and our total combined bill was $18, or $22 with taxes and fees. Our highest bills are around $40.

And I can set usage limits for each of the phones on the plan from the provider's app or website. Up to including turning off voice, text, or data entirely. So I turned off Matlock's data, and then I also turned mine off temporarily for another reason, and just forgot to turn it back on again.
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but obviously I couldn't trust Android
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Everything that was posted since you were last here.
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Some of the best stuff. :unnod:
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Some of the worst stuff, too. :blank:
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But there's no denying it's the stuffiest stuff.
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It was the best of stuff. It was the worst of stuff.
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It was the best of stuff. It was the worst of stuff.
I just laughed harder than I really should have.
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Gots ma hair did.

Barber (who usually offers tea or coffee) gave me a glass of whiskey. :jd: :cheersanta:

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Jawbox is reforming and playing a concert in my area this summer. 20+ years ago, I skipped out on their eponymous album tour -- I thought I would catch them next time, but they broke up after that.

I intend to right this wrong I perpetrated.
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I like my new job a whole lot. Two weeks in at the last job, I knew I had made a mistake. Not here. :zomg:
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So it started snowing a lot harder than I was expecting today, and I had some errands I needed to do, so I figured I'd better go out and get all that done before it got any worse. It looked like there might be some pretty significant accumulation so I didn't want to wait. Turned out, it was worse than I'd even thought. Lots of sideways snow that was building up on the side windows almost instantly, near whiteout in some areas, and lots of icy patches, especially but not exclusively on side streets. Pretty harrowing, but I got everything done I had to.

And then, half an hour later, and it's fine out now. The snow has stopped and the roads are a little wet and slushy but not icy.

So I intentionally went out and did my only moderately urgent errands at the height of the storm, while the snow was coming down heaviest and before the roads had been plowed (there was a plow following about a block behind me on my way back).

Like, if I'd waited even half an hour, it wouldn't have been nearly as bad. If I'd waited a full hour, it would have been completely over. But no.
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My job is weird. I love the environment, culture and compensation, but the days drag because I don't have a lot of work to do. Silly complaint, I know, but there it is. I'm having coffee this evening with a guy who made me an offer before I accepted the job I have now to talk shop. Draw your own conclusions.

I've been taking piano lessons for a few months and that's going well, but my efforts to learn Spanish via DuoLingo have dwindled in the past couple of weeks. I'll resume soon.

I'm doing keto because I want to lose weight. It's challenging but I'm hanging in there.

I decided to resume community college classes toward that degree I might get some day because it had been a few years (oops, eight) since I last took a class. So I'm enrolled in Philosophy 101 and Speech Communication. So far they are interesting enough.

I'm still doing Pilates a couple times a week but looking to add more exercise to my life.

I'm on the organizing committee for a local tech conference again this year.

Huh, when I write this all out it sounds like I'm a really busy, productive member of society yet I feel like the vast majority of my time is spent in front of a TV. :shrug:
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I have reached a point where my job is an interruption and an interference to my life. And, no, I really don't want to go find another one.
What I need to find is a way to continue bringing in the delightful quantities of of credits to my bank account while doing the things that I want to fill my life with.
It has been fun, with all sorts of travel, and meeting people all over the world, and all, but, I suspect that I will be paying dearly for that thirty years of dedicated labor to a corporation who never offered a real retirement plan.

I am beginning an online Photography course and getting back to reading more books.

I am fascinated with Birds, of late, and plan to try and capture as many with my camera as i am able.

Aside from that, I have been enjoying my role as "Grandpa".
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Can relate. :unnod:
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I'm doing keto because I want to lose weight. It's challenging but I'm hanging in there.
This may have been just one bullet point, but I feel the desire to encourage anyone to continue trying. Personally, I found it easier to make the changes to lose weight than it is to stay in the same mindset for keeping it off.
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This too. I gained about 20 pounds last year via a regimen I call the "shoving food and booze into the hole in your soul until your stomach hurts" diet.

I still go to WW almost weekly, and some people in my group know about my issues and are very supportive. Our coach lost her mother and her brother within a year of each other so we drink coffee together and cry sometimes.

Fuck I just wish more of my clothes fit.
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I gained a ton of weight over the past three years and it's been hell trying to get into the mindset to get rid of it.
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I gained a ton of weight over the past three years and it's been hell trying to get into the mindset to get rid of it.
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Buried with work at work. Does not appear that the admins have any real idea the effect their scheduling of several unrelated tasks the same time that grades are due has on our time. And is the same week as the culminating set of activities for this other student program I help supervise... But at least the weather hasn't been terrible which would activate the "inclement weather schedule" and make that even crazier than it is to begin with.

Should take a mental health day just to caught up with all the unfinished work I have been lugging around, or maybe instead just get caught up on a chronic lack of sleep.

What else...court-ordered mediation / co-parenting counseling has been mostly productive/positive, though it is taking forever because Ex Mrs.KA will only schedule appointments once every two or three months. But generally the counselor has been siding with my positions rather than hers because my goals / ideas about moving forward and co-parenting are not based on... insanity?

And my roommate of over 3 years is in the process of moving out so he can be located closer to his work. Will miss him, kinda, from both a friendship and financial perspective, but looking forward to converting his room into a music studio and not having to deal with his shit in the kitchen & fridge.
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