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Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 15th, 2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 20,779
Posted By vancouverdave
Good point. I see, even now, the public sector...

Good point. I see, even now, the public sector struggles to compete with private sector salaries when trying to recruit and retain talented workers.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 15th, 2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 20,779
Posted By vancouverdave
Yep - saw this coming. Politicians and...

Yep - saw this coming.

Politicians and employers catering to the baby-boomer demographic during heyday consumerism promised generous pensions that depend on (unsustainably) ever-increasing...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 18th, 2016, 12:02 AM
Replies: 1,626
Views: 114,057
Posted By vancouverdave
Not sure about the particulate matter from the...

Not sure about the particulate matter from the break pads. I thought the Prius didn't normally use break pads.

http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/08/29/toyotas-prius-the-debate-continues/?_r=0
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 14th, 2016, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2,197
Views: 134,300
Posted By vancouverdave
It might make sense to separate distribution...

It might make sense to separate distribution (grid hookup for buyer or supplier) fees from unit consumption rates.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 13th, 2016, 11:54 PM
Replies: 1,626
Views: 114,057
Posted By vancouverdave
Maybe he hopes to get into the electric fuel...

Maybe he hopes to get into the electric fuel business. Like: give a way the cameras and sell the film (hey, it worked for a while ... :-) )
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 13th, 2016, 11:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,614
Posted By vancouverdave
If you want jewelry, you could easily spend...

If you want jewelry, you could easily spend $1,000's on a watch that wouldn't be obsolete in two years ...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 12th, 2016, 02:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,614
Posted By vancouverdave
The other thing about the apple watch, is people...

The other thing about the apple watch, is people keep glancing at it. I ask: what does it mean to you when the person your talking to keep looking a their watch...? Yep.

Also, I am not sure I...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 13th, 2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By vancouverdave
Does this analogy help? I fry an egg and make...

Does this analogy help? I fry an egg and make bacon most mornings. I find that I use less energy if I reheat the stove every morning rather than leave it on all day. ..
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 1st, 2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,271
Posted By vancouverdave
Two words: "Factory Restore" I did this for...

Two words: "Factory Restore"

I did this for our nanny's infected machine. I then set her up with a non-admin account to use under normal circumstances. So far so good, and it only took an hour or...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 27th, 2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,035
Posted By vancouverdave
I have been using html5 on YouTube for a while...

I have been using html5 on YouTube for a while with mixed results. Performance can be slow and audio can get out if sync. I often find myself reactivating flash to watch a video. I use clickToPlugin...
Forum: Photography Focus Jan 27th, 2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,225
Posted By vancouverdave
Good to know Rob, thanks. We been using the...

Good to know Rob, thanks.
We been using the Eneloop at the office for two years now; so far so good...

I just bought a LOT of the Eneloop from DELL (very inexpensive if you have a lot of...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 2nd, 2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,800
Posted By vancouverdave
Not sure it is the greatest but we just keep...

Not sure it is the greatest but we just keep using turbotax. It is online, so past returns are available. Also we make PDF extracts each year. (Was quicktax). Free to try, pay to submit. Usually...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 2nd, 2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 903
Posted By vancouverdave
I had unusual memory problems a couple of times,...

I had unusual memory problems a couple of times, but both were related the ios upgrade auto-pre-loading itself in preparation to upgrade.
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 17th, 2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,133
Posted By vancouverdave
Looks like it has a Mac version. I wonder if it's...

Looks like it has a Mac version. I wonder if it's Calc can do pivot tables? http://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 25th, 2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,363
Posted By vancouverdave
Yes, like dropbox, linkedin, and lastpass; other...

Yes, like dropbox, linkedin, and lastpass; other good services i use for free
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 25th, 2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,363
Posted By vancouverdave
I follow u...

I follow u...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 24th, 2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,363
Posted By vancouverdave
I'd try it. Send me an invite :-)

I'd try it. Send me an invite :-)
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 16th, 2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By vancouverdave
Yes. I have used it for several years now....

Yes. I have used it for several years now. Sometimes it is annoying that I have to click so many times to view a PDF, but other than that it has been awesome.

I occasionally suggest to IT to...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 1st, 2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,673
Posted By vancouverdave
For every friend that signs up for LastPass, you...

For every friend that signs up for LastPass, you both get 1 month free Premium (up to a limit of 2 years)!

So here is my last pass referral: https://lastpass.com/f?4161666
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 1st, 2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,990
Posted By vancouverdave
For every friend that signs up for LastPass, you...

For every friend that signs up for LastPass, you both get 1 month free Premium (up to a limit of 2 years)!

So here is my last pass referral: https://lastpass.com/f?4161666
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 27th, 2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,379
Posted By vancouverdave
Not as bendable as we thought :-) ...

Not as bendable as we thought :-)

http://www.macrumors.com/2014/09/26/consumer-reports-iphone6-bend-test/
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 26th, 2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,379
Posted By vancouverdave
Precision tuning of iPhone + ...

Precision tuning of iPhone +
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKd6gT3Kz10&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 22nd, 2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,408
Posted By vancouverdave
By the way, the big broadcasters ARE moving into...

By the way, the big broadcasters ARE moving into the streaming space...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 19th, 2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,408
Posted By vancouverdave
I agree with MF that this is beyond the mandate...

I agree with MF that this is beyond the mandate of crtc. However I am think that crtc is more about affirmative action (pro Canadian content) rather than Putin who would be about pro-government-party.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 19th, 2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,396
Posted By vancouverdave
Yeah, we have a problem with queueing in...

Yeah, we have a problem with queueing in Vancouver. Probably exasperated in this case by the types of personalities that would make-up iPhone 6 'speculators'
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 19th, 2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,125
Posted By vancouverdave
Edit: More specifically, I look at my current...

Edit:
More specifically, I look at my current configuration and it appears I have upgraded (accidentally? automatically? certainly not on purpose) to .11 and it appears to be working fine.

.9...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 19th, 2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,396
Posted By vancouverdave
At least he won't feel the urgency to buy a...

At least he won't feel the urgency to buy a fancy case. It is 'pre-scratched'
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 19th, 2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,795
Posted By vancouverdave
Couldn't get the 6 Plus today :( What should I do?

If you can't order online, just get on the wait list like you have already done. I found the wait lists have moved more quickly than expected with past iphone purchases.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 19th, 2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,126
Posted By vancouverdave
:-) I love my toys, but I gotta stay employed

:-) I love my toys, but I gotta stay employed
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 19th, 2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,125
Posted By vancouverdave
WhatsApp crashes

Version 2.11.9 (September 2014) crashes my iPhone 5. I checked online and this seems to be a wide problem. I have recovered 2.11.8 from time machine and that works ok.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 19th, 2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,126
Posted By vancouverdave
I bought a lot if office productivity apps, note...

I bought a lot if office productivity apps, note taking apps, and 'pen' apps in the interest of validating the iPad as a useful business machine. Some were over $10 each and all would have been a...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 19th, 2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,191
Posted By vancouverdave
Looks like OneDrive For Business supports...

Looks like OneDrive For Business supports concurrent editing of documents. May give Google Docs a run for their money if the consumer OneDrive does the same.

Note: OneDrive for Business is still...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 19th, 2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,751
Posted By vancouverdave
It is with some reluctance that I endorse a...

It is with some reluctance that I endorse a Microsoft product, but I think they finally got it right with OneDrive. Until OneDrive, Dropbox has been my favourite cloud drive, having the most...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 19th, 2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,990
Posted By vancouverdave
(LastPass anyone?)

(LastPass anyone?)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 19th, 2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,408
Posted By vancouverdave
I expect subscriber information would be...

I expect subscriber information would be aggregated, so as not to be in violation of privacy laws. Something like http://glass.qz.com/notes/1099
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 2nd, 2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,315
Posted By vancouverdave
We just went Trello crazy at work. I have since...

We just went Trello crazy at work. I have since moved our family lists, personal list, and work list to Trello. I have even made lists for others and sent them as Trello.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 19th, 2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,575
Posted By vancouverdave
Any chance it will last twice as long? Or maybe...

Any chance it will last twice as long? Or maybe it already includes all the software you need? Calculate a (total cost of ownership) for the life if the machine, and do the same for the windoze...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 16th, 2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By vancouverdave
As opposed to storing personal data in the US? ...

As opposed to storing personal data in the US? Rofl.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 1st, 2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 887
Posted By vancouverdave
48226 Just picked a few last week. My 5 yr...

48226

Just picked a few last week. My 5 yr old (not pictured here) referred to these as her second favourite fruit. Her most favourite being _frozen_ blueberries, haha.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 29th, 2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,672
Posted By vancouverdave
Got this text message today; Rogers Alert:...

Got this text message today;

Rogers Alert: You have reached 80% of your data plan allowance. Additional charges will apply for exceeding your allowance in this invoice period.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 13th, 2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,191
Posted By vancouverdave
One thing I like about google docs is the ability...

One thing I like about google docs is the ability to collaborate simultaneously on a single spreadsheet.

Also, not a bad feature for creating surveys.

Too bad there are no pivot tables in...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 10th, 2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,191
Posted By vancouverdave
Time to revive this thread. It looks like...

Time to revive this thread.

It looks like MS has gone through one more re-branding exercise with this, but they have finally got a product that I would argue is as good as DropBox (the gold...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 7th, 2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,644
Posted By vancouverdave
We used to have dumpster-divers enter the yard,...

We used to have dumpster-divers enter the yard, occasionally, to check out our bins, but that hasn't happened in a long time; there definitely appears to be an etiquette for d.diving in this part of...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 7th, 2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,644
Posted By vancouverdave
I pay for the city to transport my garbage away. ...

I pay for the city to transport my garbage away. I don't produce a lot of waste, so I likely already subsidize most of my neighbors. I am OK with this, as it saves me having to keep a truck insured...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 7th, 2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,644
Posted By vancouverdave
Recycling pickers do us a service here; and have...

Recycling pickers do us a service here; and have not been a problem ever since the recycle bins have made an appearance. I do a double take, though, when I sometimes see them driving from bin to...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 4th, 2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,581
Posted By vancouverdave
http://youtu.be/TXYpFnM4BAU Cancel or allow?

http://youtu.be/TXYpFnM4BAU

Cancel or allow?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 11th, 2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,394
Posted By vancouverdave
Sad. This area is an example of good...

Sad. This area is an example of good (family/hi-rise) neighbourhood planning, so it is very unfortunate for this kind of incident to occur here.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 3rd, 2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,663
Posted By vancouverdave
I see that car2go has solar panels on TOP of some...

I see that car2go has solar panels on TOP of some of their cars. This seems to make more sense than putting solar panels UNDER cars :-)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 3rd, 2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,663
Posted By vancouverdave
Buy-now-pay-later applies to many government...

Buy-now-pay-later applies to many government decisions, and policies including government funded pension plans, government decisions to reduce maintenance of infrastructure, sell-off of...
Forum: Anything Mac May 18th, 2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Posted By vancouverdave
As a caution, raid 0 gives you performance at the...

As a caution, raid 0 gives you performance at the expense of reliability. In this case you will have a big fast drive that is twice as likely to fail. If this is what you want, I recommend you have...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 19th, 2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 884
Posted By vancouverdave
My daughters are a little more hip (new-country)....

My daughters are a little more hip (new-country).
http://youtu.be/-VbQnxzgmS8

And my wife's is the best, cause it is has a contemporary version.
http://youtu.be/lE2LuNmj9L8
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 19th, 2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 884
Posted By vancouverdave
And... http://youtu.be/XxgblQt72Ng

And... http://youtu.be/XxgblQt72Ng
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 19th, 2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 884
Posted By vancouverdave
This could be way better than using your...

This could be way better than using your birthdate as your security question :-)

Just need a Folk Music version for our colleagues from the 40's (or jazz !)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 10th, 2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3,845
Views: 421,612
Posted By vancouverdave
http://www.cartoonistgroup.com/properties/pett/art...

http://www.cartoonistgroup.com/properties/pett/art_images/cg4b1dc9d7a42b20.jpg
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 8th, 2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By vancouverdave
You might like this....

You might like this. http://robojusticesuperfighter.com/2014/02/06/22-responses-to-22-messages-from-creationists-to-people-who-believe-in-evolution/
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 2nd, 2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,327
Posted By vancouverdave
Lag. Whenever you unlock the phone or run a new...

Lag. Whenever you unlock the phone or run a new App, it presents you an image of the last state of the App for several seconds but ignores all your actions or keystrokes. An eternity later, you...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 16th, 2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,030
Posted By vancouverdave
So has anyone installed any of these yet? I...

So has anyone installed any of these yet? I tried the Kevo at HomeDepot and was impressed (I would have to upgrade my ip 4 or just use the FOB)

Or I can just install good-old 7200's in the new...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 7th, 2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 17,451
Posted By vancouverdave
I keep several TV shows on my iPhone using the...

I keep several TV shows on my iPhone using the "oldest unwatched" selector in iTunes.

When I re-enter the "Video" application, it remembers I was watching a TV show, but not which one. It always...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 23rd, 2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 17,451
Posted By vancouverdave
A colleague just recommended Setting...

A colleague just recommended Setting General->BackgroundAppRefresh off. If nothing else, it will help with battery life :-)
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 20th, 2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 17,451
Posted By vancouverdave
Not there - but I have an iPhone 4. Maybe I am...

Not there - but I have an iPhone 4. Maybe I am experiencing 'forced obsolescence'. Good-bye $300 !
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 20th, 2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 17,451
Posted By vancouverdave
It's SLOW on my iPhone 4. My phone was snappy,...

It's SLOW on my iPhone 4. My phone was snappy, now it's not.
(I am not quite ready to ($300) upgrade to 5, even if it was available, which it isn't to rogers business users)

1.
It's 'lag'...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 20th, 2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 20,779
Posted By vancouverdave
I enjoyed the irony of one of the more militant...

I enjoyed the irony of one of the more militant union members explaining to me how they send their kids to private school, because private sector teachers are held accountable by the parents.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 27th, 2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,621
Posted By vancouverdave
The Honeywell remote thermostat also has the...

The Honeywell remote thermostat also has the portable thermostat, so your house can adjust to optimize the 'zone' you are sitting in, as you carry it with you.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 29th, 2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,433
Posted By vancouverdave
I have the same problem at the office, but not...

I have the same problem at the office, but not (on a different air mouse) at home. Online consensus seems to be loose batteries. Trackpad and keyboard work fine.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 29th, 2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,169
Posted By vancouverdave
+1 for Air Video Also, I use iFlicks to...

+1 for Air Video

Also, I use iFlicks to convert, tag, and add stuff to iTunes in and appletv/iPhone friendly format.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 29th, 2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,030
Posted By vancouverdave
I have been using a couple of these for the past...

I have been using a couple of these for the past 15 years. Nanny, cleaning staff, and even my mom have been able to operate it. And no batteries to fail me.
...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 28th, 2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2,814
Views: 131,722
Posted By vancouverdave
Run, hide, fight. ...

Run, hide, fight.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5VcSwejU2D0&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D5VcSwejU2D0
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 25th, 2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 16,652
Posted By vancouverdave
Having said that, I don't understand why we ship...

Having said that, I don't understand why we ship the raw stuff when there is value to be had in refining it first?

"I’m not sure why Canada doesn’t just build refineries near the tar...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 19th, 2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 10,020
Posted By vancouverdave
People don't backup their data because the...

People don't backup their data because the optimism bias influences their effort/risk assessments.

Optimism Bias: Tali Sharot: The optimism bias | Video on TED.com...
Forum: Anything Mac May 30th, 2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,351
Posted By vancouverdave
Like Oakbridge describes, I have the 11" with a...

Like Oakbridge describes, I have the 11" with a Thunderbolt Display at work. I use it in 11" mode in meetings half the day and docked the the thunderbolt the other half.

The portability of the...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 25th, 2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 446
Posted By vancouverdave
Flag no longer working in Gmail (iOS 6)?

As of the iOS 6 update, I have been able to flag emails in O365 but not in GMail with Activesync. (I prefer the Activesync connector over the gmail connector for email as activesync supports push...
Forum: Photography Focus Apr 30th, 2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,964
Posted By vancouverdave
Flickr has been the least of multiple evils.

Flickr has been the least of multiple evils.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 13th, 2013, 01:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,469
Posted By vancouverdave
The wireless unit seems clever, but the innova...

The wireless unit seems clever, but the innova (Canadian Tire) unit seems to come with a massive online resource for diagnostics and other troubleshooting.

Also, I watched the video at...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 25th, 2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 18,606
Posted By vancouverdave
Also, a compatibility checker here: Nest | The...

Also, a compatibility checker here: Nest | The Learning Thermostat | Compatibility (http://www.nest.com/works/)
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 14th, 2013, 12:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,051
Posted By vancouverdave
Speaking of HTML 5, I was on the YouTube HTML 5...

Speaking of HTML 5, I was on the YouTube HTML 5 pilot and performance was hideous. Video was choppy at best and more often just froze. Didn't look into why, just withdrew from the pilot with a short...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 7th, 2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 11,357
Posted By vancouverdave
Actually, City of Vancouver hasn't released...

Actually, City of Vancouver hasn't released auditable spending records for a few years now.
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 30th, 2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,642
Posted By vancouverdave
Sounds like you made an effective trade. I also...

Sounds like you made an effective trade. I also switched from a laptop to an iPad+27"iMac setup at home an love it.

Spectacle: Now that you have so much real estate, you might want to look at...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 26th, 2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 11,357
Posted By vancouverdave
True. I think of them as a sort of 'opposition'...

True. I think of them as a sort of 'opposition' party. They make good points, but have their own agendas, just like the rest of us. I am a bit of a Green party fan myself, understanding that they...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 26th, 2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 11,357
Posted By vancouverdave
The amendments posted below replace the word...

The amendments posted below replace the word "fish" with "fisheries". All of a sudden, the act no longer apples to non-commercial habitats. (most of Canada).
...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 26th, 2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 11,357
Posted By vancouverdave
... Bill C-45, the federal government’s...

... Bill C-45, the federal government’s omnibus budget legislation, drastically cuts down on protection for Canada’s waterways....
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 24th, 2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,106
Posted By vancouverdave
I have been using Skyfire with mixed results. My...

I have been using Skyfire with mixed results. My brother in law has been happy with Puffin, so I will try it as well.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 23rd, 2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 11,357
Posted By vancouverdave
My point was (per Cuba's concerns) that...

My point was (per Cuba's concerns) that regardless of native policy; Harper gutted Environment Canada, removed canadian environmental protection laws (as a part of the recent budget), and is...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 23rd, 2012, 03:13 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 11,357
Posted By vancouverdave
Fine, substitute "Current Government" for...

Fine, substitute "Current Government" for "Harper" if you want, the effect is the same:

Current Government's gutting of Environment Canada, sneaky removal of canadian environmental protection...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 23rd, 2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 11,357
Posted By vancouverdave
The challenge with this thread, CubaMark, is that...

The challenge with this thread, CubaMark, is that it (the news article) Headlines with an (aboriginal) blockade, and not with the actual issue: Harper's gutting of Environment Canada, sneaky removal...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 23rd, 2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 11,357
Posted By vancouverdave
That's excellent stuff.

That's excellent stuff.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 22nd, 2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 11,357
Posted By vancouverdave
Haha - brilliant response. Made me laugh. ...

Haha - brilliant response. Made me laugh.

Glad I don't live in Russia, though.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 22nd, 2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3,845
Views: 421,612
Posted By vancouverdave
Where is the 'like' button? (JK) Love the...

Where is the 'like' button? (JK)

Love the sandbox.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 22nd, 2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 380
Posted By vancouverdave
List of Fallacies

Given the lively (and often emotional) debate in this area, I thought this might be a good read for some folks:

List of fallacies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 22nd, 2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 11,357
Posted By vancouverdave
I believe 'they' hold the fort for the rest of...

I believe 'they' hold the fort for the rest of us. If Canadian aboriginals did not populate the north, we might have to cede it to the Russians. Some might say we are lucky they are still willing to...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 21st, 2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,603
Posted By vancouverdave
IVI...

IVI (http://www.southpolesoftware.com/iVI/iVI.php) has been working well for me. It updates Metatags, supports video passthrough for fast conversions, and converts multiple audio tracks as required...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 21st, 2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,842
Posted By vancouverdave
I spend more than that a month in property taxes...

I spend more than that a month in property taxes now (up from only $130/mo a few years ago) to support a government I know is working to destroy my neighbourhood. THAT is a tax.

$444/year? At...
Forum: Photography Focus Dec 21st, 2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,886
Posted By vancouverdave
Flickr for family and friends (with Flickr ID's),...

Flickr for family and friends (with Flickr ID's), Dropbox (http://db.tt/qxg70BH) for other.

Dropbox (http://db.tt/qxg70BH) integrates nicely with your OS and lets you create randomized temporary...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 21st, 2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 11,357
Posted By vancouverdave
'we' never conquered, that is part of today's...

'we' never conquered, that is part of today's problem.

We cut a lot of deals, then never lived up to them. We created a culture of racial segregation, financial dependence, and crutches (like...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 16th, 2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 807
Posted By vancouverdave
Probably cost more to repair the golf course than...

Probably cost more to repair the golf course than it did to wash the car afterwards :-)
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 16th, 2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,783
Posted By vancouverdave
Yikes - at $49 each for Mac and Windows plus...

Yikes - at $49 each for Mac and Windows plus $7.99 (or eventually $17), I remember why I went with LastPass instead.

(That and the ability to connect at the office where we can't install custom...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 16th, 2012, 12:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,783
Posted By vancouverdave
Why does it matter if it stores your passwords...

Why does it matter if it stores your passwords locally? I mean how often would you really need your passwords if you can't connect to the Internet anyway?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 16th, 2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,981
Posted By vancouverdave
Cable has been out for over 6 years now. Happy...

Cable has been out for over 6 years now. Happy with Netflix (Canadian), itunes, and the occasional torrent. Note I am not a real sports fan.

No commercials :-)

Tried a US VPN for a while but...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 6th, 2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By vancouverdave
Good lord - are they running MacOS on non-Apple...

Good lord - are they running MacOS on non-Apple gear? Say it isn't so ...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 29th, 2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,280
Posted By vancouverdave
You can add a US address as a second address to...

You can add a US address as a second address to your credit card.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 26th, 2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By vancouverdave
Sorry, Dumpling, Crawford got it right, Dropbox...

Sorry, Dumpling, Crawford got it right, Dropbox leaves local copies on your Mac or PC. One exception is on the iOS devices, where only 'favorites' are kept locally (so as not to eat up all your...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 26th, 2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3,845
Views: 421,612
Posted By vancouverdave
iPhone Kids ...

iPhone Kids

https://www.dropbox.com/s/r6v70vo1nsmha1o/2012-09-27%2017.51.53.jpg
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 26th, 2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,423
Posted By vancouverdave
I love my 27" but I, too, find the 27" a bit big...

I love my 27" but I, too, find the 27" a bit big sometimes. I urge you to check out a little freeware called Spectacle.
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/spectacle/id487069743?mt=12
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 26th, 2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,014
Posted By vancouverdave
You wouldn't happen to have a backup? I would...

You wouldn't happen to have a backup? I would look to my TimeMachine in a case like this ...

Also, if you do consider reverting to 1Password, check out LastPass (My current favorite :-)
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 22nd, 2012, 02:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,027
Posted By vancouverdave
Pick up an inexpensive external drive and set up...

Pick up an inexpensive external drive and set up TimeMachine. You can find a program called TimeMachineEditor to reduce the backup period to once a day.

Also, if you got the 27", you will...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 14th, 2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,014
Posted By vancouverdave
Chrome users, My first foray into Chrome was...

Chrome users,
My first foray into Chrome was cut short when I found I couldn't even edit or delete my bookmarks one they were added. Seemed kind of a bad user experience.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 13th, 2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By vancouverdave
TuneIn Radio, GeeTasks (and iExchange2), Mint.com...

TuneIn Radio, GeeTasks (and iExchange2), Mint.com

And AppShopper, for this very reason.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 9th, 2012, 02:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,701
Posted By vancouverdave
/agree. I had an app that let me keep loyalty...

/agree. I had an app that let me keep loyalty cards on the iPhone, but the barcode scanners were unable to scan my device. Can't remember what it was called.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 30th, 2012, 12:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By vancouverdave
Funny. Also, We have a brother printer and...

Funny.

Also, We have a brother printer and they have always had invasive software that apple users wouldn't normally tolerate. Sigh.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 30th, 2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 66,352
Posted By vancouverdave
The Costco in Vancouver no longer sells iTunes...

The Costco in Vancouver no longer sells iTunes cards.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 22nd, 2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By vancouverdave
Wow! That was the coup de grace that brought me...

Wow! That was the coup de grace that brought me back to apple!
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 16th, 2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,438
Posted By vancouverdave
Online discussion can bring out the know-it-all...

Online discussion can bring out the know-it-all in some of us. We will say thing we wouldn't normally say in-person.

:-/
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 16th, 2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,235
Posted By vancouverdave
Hey, if my generation can't have 'freedom 55', I...

Hey, if my generation can't have 'freedom 55', I will settle for 'green'

:-)
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 16th, 2012, 12:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,438
Posted By vancouverdave
:-)

:-)
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 14th, 2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,438
Posted By vancouverdave
I use street view quite a bit. Mostly...

I use street view quite a bit. Mostly recreationally, but also to assist our nanny (she is not adept at maps) and on one occasion to point out a derelict car to the city.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 14th, 2012, 02:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,438
Posted By vancouverdave
http://m.translink.ca/

http://m.translink.ca/
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 14th, 2012, 02:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,438
Posted By vancouverdave
I use the Translink mobile web app now instead of...

I use the Translink mobile web app now instead of google maps. It leverages the gps built into all the buses.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 10th, 2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,166
Posted By vancouverdave
Maybe you have connected using your US account...

Maybe you have connected using your US account rather than your Canadian one?
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 9th, 2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,121
Posted By vancouverdave
This may not work for you, but we stream shows...

This may not work for you, but we stream shows from iTunes to apple tv. This leaves the Mac free for regular work.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 9th, 2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,166
Posted By vancouverdave
Also, back in the Account Information Page, you...

Also, back in the Account Information Page, you can click "Manage Devices" and maybe see who is using your account.
To be more agressive, you can 'deauthorize all' devices, above (I think you can do...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 9th, 2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,166
Posted By vancouverdave
1st. Change your password 2nd. In iTunes, go...

1st. Change your password

2nd. In iTunes, go to iTunesStore on the left, select your account on the top right, click 'see all' in the PurchaseHistory below, press the "Report a Problem" button,...
Forum: Photography Focus Sep 9th, 2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By vancouverdave
I don't know about Aperture, but iPhoto has a...

I don't know about Aperture, but iPhoto has a 'trash' folder I have recovered deleted photos from a number of times.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 6th, 2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By vancouverdave
If its an emergency, they can leave a voicemail. ...

If its an emergency, they can leave a voicemail.

I made the mistake of using my cel phone number when registering for my MBNA credit card; It got to a point when they were robo-dialing me me 3...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 5th, 2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,384
Posted By vancouverdave
I had long hair for many years and dressed in a...

I had long hair for many years and dressed in a style that makes sense to most bikers (jeans, leather jacket, boots).

In those days, my clients loved it: "That's our computer guy".

These days,...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 4th, 2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,384
Posted By vancouverdave
Is it reasonable to think that ones appearance is...

Is it reasonable to think that ones appearance is ones 'brand'?

It represents what people can expect from you socially or professionally.

Sure, it can be 'gamed' or you could simply be...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 4th, 2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,482
Posted By vancouverdave
Oops, getting off topic.

Oops, getting off topic.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 4th, 2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,482
Posted By vancouverdave
Rain barrels are good in climates where you get...

Rain barrels are good in climates where you get regular 'spring' showers all year.

In Vancouver, the barrels are constantly overflowing (requiring traditional drainage anyway) or empty all...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 4th, 2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,384
Posted By vancouverdave
Our tile guy had a shaved head and a full length...

Our tile guy had a shaved head and a full length tattoo on his arm.

This is not unusual in trades, but my daughter was curious so we asked.

It turns out he likes hair, but can't wash he grout...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 4th, 2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,482
Posted By vancouverdave
More recent city lines are deep enough that we...

More recent city lines are deep enough that we were able to remove our sump and drain directly to the city a few years ago. It involved digging a new trench to the front of the lot. This can be done...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 2nd, 2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,585
Posted By vancouverdave
I use apple tv or an iPad to watch Netflix. We...

I use apple tv or an iPad to watch Netflix. We haven't had cable for years. The apple tv can be a bit glitchy if there is any other big traffic on our Telus LAN, but is generally good.

This is...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 30th, 2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,202
Posted By vancouverdave
It's true. Telus has historically had superior...

It's true. Telus has historically had superior coverage.

Rogers has typically offered less expensive plans.

Fido offers all-you-can eat voice but with limited range.

I can't comment on...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 16th, 2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,191
Posted By vancouverdave
I doubt they care HOW it was scratched.

I doubt they care HOW it was scratched.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 4th, 2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 16,652
Posted By vancouverdave
The wwf article makes it sound like the...

The wwf article makes it sound like the assessment will happen over the weekend.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 2nd, 2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By vancouverdave
As a user and support person for over 100...

As a user and support person for over 100 accounts, I can no longer keep all these ids and passwords unique in my head.
I use iOS, OSX and Windows7, 8 and soon 2008R2 (at the office) and I have...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 31st, 2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,806
Posted By vancouverdave
The reviews for the Rogers and the CTV apps say...

The reviews for the Rogers and the CTV apps say they both crash. Yay or nay?
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 17th, 2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,621
Posted By vancouverdave
Today's special is Cinch. If this interests you,...

Today's special is Cinch. If this interests you, you might want to check out (for free) "Spectacle". I find Spectacle indispensable when on a 27" monitor at work.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 16th, 2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,427
Posted By vancouverdave
I think one user was disappointed with Smart...

I think one user was disappointed with Smart Conveter, saying that the sound was always downgraded to 'stereo', per the app store reviews.

IVI, for half the price, will also do the 'fast'...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 15th, 2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,427
Posted By vancouverdave
+1 for IVI here too. I output to iTunes,...

+1 for IVI here too.

I output to iTunes, then Apple tv, iPhone, and iPad.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 13th, 2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,903
Posted By vancouverdave
I am not clear how it is that Yahoo has Gmail and...

I am not clear how it is that Yahoo has Gmail and Hotmail passwords of their users...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 13th, 2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 16,652
Posted By vancouverdave
This is good policy. It transfers the cost of...

This is good policy. It transfers the cost of risk to the ones introducing the risk.

The next challenge would be calculating the cost of the risk. Ideally, enough to mitigate the risk entirely,...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 12th, 2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,402
Posted By vancouverdave
I tried UnblockUS with Netflix and it worked...

I tried UnblockUS with Netflix and it worked fine. I let it expire, though, because I have already acquired a taste for the content on Canadian Netflix.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 24th, 2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,660
Posted By vancouverdave
Or they could just make it a regular USB port.......

Or they could just make it a regular USB port.... but that's crazy-talk
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 22nd, 2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,254
Posted By vancouverdave
It's called "Airplane Mode".

It's called "Airplane Mode".
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 20th, 2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 615
Posted By vancouverdave
Cost to replace the back glass these days?

What doesn't cost to replace the back glass these days? My brother has a spare 4 with a shattered back that I'd like to refurbish for my wife (who is still running a 3)

I offered him $200 for it.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 20th, 2012, 01:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,251
Posted By vancouverdave
I disagree. Market competition has forced...

I disagree.

Market competition has forced the whole HUP concept, so unless you don't need data for the next three years, or plan to travel, take advantage of it and put the $500 savings in your...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 17th, 2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,351
Posted By vancouverdave
It looks like SpiderOak is working towards 'open...

It looks like SpiderOak is working towards 'open sourcing' its client API - making it possible to audit claims that your key stays with you.

Now the challenge will be a catch-22 on iOS devices -...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 10th, 2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,502
Posted By vancouverdave
They advise you to change your password first....

They advise you to change your password first. Hopefully you are not entering an active password.

Having said that, I am a LastPass customer, so I must have faith in their claims of client-side...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 10th, 2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,486
Posted By vancouverdave
I had similar problems but determined, after a...

I had similar problems but determined, after a few months of messing around, it was the ISP wifi router that was screwing up my atv connections (it seemed connected but did not function correctly)
...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 10th, 2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,833
Posted By vancouverdave
I am not convinced. Don't we give up some rights...

I am not convinced. Don't we give up some rights as a part of being a member of an organized society (as opposed to an every-man-for-himself anarchy)? We give up these freedoms in order to live...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 10th, 2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By vancouverdave
Wow, after 70 years. Some war trophy. No...

Wow, after 70 years.
Some war trophy.
No statute of limitations, I guess.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 9th, 2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,502
Posted By vancouverdave
There are a lot of people I like and respect on...

There are a lot of people I like and respect on Facebook, so I track it occasionally for that.

Also, as volunteer for a local community centre, I post updates on a facebook page - it is a valid...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 9th, 2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 523
Posted By vancouverdave
Seems to work - I have it installed at home,...

Seems to work - I have it installed at home, mostly out of curiosity. the default setting is to report-only, which is neat enough. Recently, I set it to block everything and it doesn't seem to hurt...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 9th, 2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,297
Posted By vancouverdave
Good news. I wish Flickr would work better....

Good news.

I wish Flickr would work better. Recently it only showed public photos. Most of my photos are for family and friends only, so they are inaccessible via ATV
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 9th, 2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,502
Posted By vancouverdave
My Facebook is full of miss-information. I admit...

My Facebook is full of miss-information. I admit i don't trust Facebook at all.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 9th, 2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,502
Posted By vancouverdave
Linkedin has my professional resume, which may as...

Linkedin has my professional resume, which may as well be a matter of public record. LinkedIn has served me well, as a professional, reaching out to members of other organizations.

Even with...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 4th, 2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,221
Posted By vancouverdave
Your flippant entry into this thread, above. ...

Your flippant entry into this thread, above. Seemed like a troll to me.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 3rd, 2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,221
Posted By vancouverdave
MacFTroll. Don't you already have an 'official'...

MacFTroll. Don't you already have an 'official' ghg thread somewhere?
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 31st, 2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,145
Posted By vancouverdave
I like the looks of Strava. So much you can do...

I like the looks of Strava. So much you can do online. I have a 50 yr old colleague at work who has used it extensively, and his son bikes competitively, so it seems to cover a broad set of...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 22nd, 2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By vancouverdave
Good story, thanks Keep a copy of the...

Good story, thanks

Keep a copy of the paperwork with the guitar; US customs can get weird about endangered wood and Gibson guitars have been targeted by over-zealous customs agents. I seem to...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 21st, 2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,527
Posted By vancouverdave
Adding my number to the do not call list was the...

Adding my number to the do not call list was the biggest mistake of my cel phone life.

All of a sudden I was a live mark for any number of overseas scams.

Having said that, when a Canadian...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 21st, 2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,527
Posted By vancouverdave
If they are truly a collection agency, they will...

If they are truly a collection agency, they will have to give you information. Before you deny being the deadbeat in question, ask who they are collecting on behalf of, the amount they are...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 8th, 2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,068
Posted By vancouverdave
It seams the BB is still the most secure of all...

It seams the BB is still the most secure of all the mobile devices. This will likely count for something in the business world.

I hear Apple may be addressing this shortly. Until then, I am...
Forum: Photography Focus May 2nd, 2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,225
Posted By vancouverdave
Exchange them. Costco has a good return policy.

Exchange them. Costco has a good return policy.
Forum: Photography Focus May 2nd, 2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,225
Posted By vancouverdave
I have had good luck with the Duracell...

I have had good luck with the Duracell pre-charged batteries. It is great, this new technology that lets rechargeables hold their charge between uses.

I use them in my electronic bagpipe and in...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 29th, 2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,167
Posted By vancouverdave
Regarding dust in the drives, (this probably...

Regarding dust in the drives,

(this probably doesn't apply to iMacs, which should spend their lives sitting on desks, but if you used it as a server, maybe it was on the floor)

In my years of...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 29th, 2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,016
Posted By vancouverdave
I think apple includes a bunch of applescripts...

I think apple includes a bunch of applescripts for this type of thing as well. Look for "Replace Text in Item Names.scpt"
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 27th, 2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,777
Posted By vancouverdave
My previous post on this:...

My previous post on this: https://www.ehmac.ca/showthread.php?t=100030

Including referral links to both SpiderOak and Wuala.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 27th, 2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,777
Posted By vancouverdave
Both Wuala and SpiderOak use client-side...

Both Wuala and SpiderOak use client-side encryption and you hold the key, so your data is not accessible by vendor staff or US authorities. I am splitting my storage between Dropbox and SpiderOak...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 23rd, 2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,351
Posted By vancouverdave
Ouch! 50 Gig? How did I miss that one :-/ ?

Ouch! 50 Gig? How did I miss that one :-/ ?
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 17th, 2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,685
Posted By vancouverdave
I recovered our Nanny's IP 4S this way after an...

I recovered our Nanny's IP 4S this way after an incident with the toilet. (Baggie with rice)
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 17th, 2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,183
Posted By vancouverdave
Correct

Correct
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 17th, 2012, 01:38 AM
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Views: 881
Posted By vancouverdave
I have been on the volunteer board of directors...

I have been on the volunteer board of directors for our local community centre for a few years now. It takes a lot of hours but is very rewarding work. As a part of this, i am also a regular member...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 16th, 2012, 02:44 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,490
Posted By vancouverdave
Or you can run Apple's update from yesterday,...

Or you can run Apple's update from yesterday, only to find your system has already been compromised by the recent Flashback.
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 15th, 2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,490
Posted By vancouverdave
I have replaced Keychain use with LastPass...

I have replaced Keychain use with LastPass (similar to 1Password)
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 15th, 2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,183
Posted By vancouverdave
!!! Flickr on ATV2 shows only PUBLIC photos. (I...

!!! Flickr on ATV2 shows only PUBLIC photos. (I wanted to do the same)
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 15th, 2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,490
Posted By vancouverdave
One trick is to answer the security questions...

One trick is to answer the security questions with lies that you will remember.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 15th, 2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,351
Posted By vancouverdave
That is a red-herring, Gray. Legally, public...

That is a red-herring, Gray.

Legally, public entities can store private information in the US if it is encrypted at the source. (edit: perform a privacy impact assessment first)

What I am...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 14th, 2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,351
Posted By vancouverdave
Looks like they might have to 'hold' your...

Looks like they might have to 'hold' your password if you use the WebApp.

#1 is not true. SpiderOak and Wuala both have products in the marketplace today... | Hacker News...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 14th, 2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,351
Posted By vancouverdave
And what about User Experience? I appreciate...

And what about User Experience?

I appreciate Dropbox is still king here - easy setup, easy access from various iOS apps, right-clickable options right from the files within Finder or Windows, ......
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 14th, 2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,351
Posted By vancouverdave
Well, I suppose there are other variations of...

Well, I suppose there are other variations of security (like will you files be available to you next week?) but the main thing I am concerned about here is:

Can Homeland Security or any other...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 14th, 2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,351
Posted By vancouverdave
SpiderOak as a secure alternative to Dropbox?

I have been a big fan of Dropbox, mostly for accessing my files from my iPhone, but I also like the idea of public links for sharing large files.

Dropbox is a bit of a joke at work, though, as it...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 8th, 2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,208
Posted By vancouverdave
Downgrade it to iOS 3.1.3 and keep using it...

Downgrade it to iOS 3.1.3 and keep using it (contract free).
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 1st, 2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,970
Posted By vancouverdave
There are enough shows on Netflix to keep me...

There are enough shows on Netflix to keep me occupied.

As a bonus, there is tons of stuff for my kids (ages 3 and 5)
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 31st, 2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 831
Posted By vancouverdave
Also, of you want to share your photostream while...

Also, of you want to share your photostream while on the road, you might also consider the app 'camerasync' and a Flickr account.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 31st, 2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 831
Posted By vancouverdave
Are you removing photos from your camera roll as...

Are you removing photos from your camera roll as you go?
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 26th, 2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,548
Posted By vancouverdave
It would be eminently cleaner if all the services...

It would be eminently cleaner if all the services I don't use are not displayed on the top screen. Alas, Apple probably makes a little bit of advertising revenue by putting them there.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 22nd, 2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By vancouverdave
Skype won't give you an incoming 604 number. ...

Skype won't give you an incoming 604 number.

You might try the

Dell Voice app

for a free 604 number. Not sure about call quality or anything but it is the only one I can think of
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 17th, 2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 21,994
Posted By vancouverdave
Update: I went to UPS to pickup the smart cover...

Update: I went to UPS to pickup the smart cover (shipped separately and already bounced) and they had my iPad too. Yay!
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 17th, 2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 21,994
Posted By vancouverdave
Shipped on the 14th. Estimated arrival on the...

Shipped on the 14th.
Estimated arrival on the 20th.

Of course no one is going to be hanging around to receive it so i will have to wait for it to bounce a for couple of days then pick it up...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 13th, 2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By vancouverdave
Hawaii five oh

Ugh. Prominent product placement of windows mobile devices appearing in s02e17.
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 13th, 2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,812
Posted By vancouverdave
My experience has been two-for-two good...

My experience has been two-for-two good experiences.

1- replaced an iPhone that failed after I lost (and recovered) it in the rain one night.

2 - replaced failed in-ear headphones nearly a...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 12th, 2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,044
Posted By vancouverdave
I already have the IPad 2 and wouldn't normally...

I already have the IPad 2 and wouldn't normally have upgraded. I only ordered this one because my mom has been considering buying an iPad and I am sure she will be happy with my hand-me-down.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 12th, 2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,044
Posted By vancouverdave
+ mine also shipped today with UPS eta march 16.

+ mine also shipped today with UPS eta march 16.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 11th, 2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By vancouverdave
I think Rogers gives you lots of free data for...

I think Rogers gives you lots of free data for the first few months. You can then judge for yourself.

I have wifi at work and at home so rarely go over 200 mb. That may change with photo stream. ...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 10th, 2012, 02:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,274
Posted By vancouverdave
Working OK here.

Working OK here.
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 9th, 2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,612
Posted By vancouverdave
Done, thanks.

Done, thanks.
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 4th, 2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,612
Posted By vancouverdave
Not sure I should feed the tinfoil heads with...

Not sure I should feed the tinfoil heads with more FUD but this seems a legitimate concern on this thread:

http://ashkansoltani.org/docs/google_safe_browsing.html
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 27th, 2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,715
Posted By vancouverdave
Check the fine print - the advertised prices are...

Check the fine print - the advertised prices are for the first year only. They nearly double after that.

1&1 Hosting - Terms & Conditions Special Offers...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Feb 27th, 2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,274
Posted By vancouverdave
Tunein pro here.

Tunein pro here.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 4th, 2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,372
Posted By vancouverdave
Are you running Lion? or Leopard?

Are you running Lion? or Leopard?
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 4th, 2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,372
Posted By vancouverdave
I just use Notes (now buried in Apple Mail on...

I just use Notes (now buried in Apple Mail on your Mac)

As long as I am NOT using iCloud, Notes syncs between my Mac and my iOS devices.

Evernote is popular at work, but I have lost my work on...
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