I spent the first part of my day working on the edits for Darc’s latest book. I was going over the previous edits to see if they’d been implemented. In some cases they had, but in others they hadn’t. There were instances where they completely ignored his corrections and did something else. And still got it wrong. Commoner? “It is commoner to … .”
What the …?
So he told them to change it to “It is most common to … .” As I was going through them today I saw they’d changed it to, “It is common most to …”
But I prevailed! I finished my half and tried to send Darc a text message to let him know. Fail. No text messaging on my phone. Still? I went through this last week and thought it was just a temporary glitch and forgot about it, until my phone didn’t update during the time change last weekend. I re-booted it and the right time came up and I didn’t even think to check texts. Until today.
For the record, I don’t really like alarm-y type things. Notices with red triangles or circles, things like that. Just … not my style. Some folks like that kind of excitement – not that there’s anything wrong with that, it’s just not for me. And I don’t like seeing little error alarm notices on my phone that I just got only 3 mos ago.
I ran the gamut on things to try before I broke down and called tech support. The guy was so sweet, he said I’d already done nearly all the things he could tell me to do, when I told him what I’d tried to that point. We did spend quite a bit of time on the phone though, so now I’m thinking of asking him to Thanksgiving dinner. Apparently there were some things he needed to check with me while I wasn’t on the phone; but seeing as how I don’t have a landline, he had to call me back after Darc got home so I could use his phone to stay in contact with tech support while mine was being re-set.
Yep, I had to go that far. “You won’t lose your contacts but you will lose any personalization like setting special ringtones for your friends, any pictures or video you’ve stored on the phone, all your apps … “
All my apps?
“ALL your apps.” He warned me well in advance, and when he called back and reminded me if I remembered that I’d lose all my apps and their icons on the many screens on my phone, I confessed that I’d taken pictures of my phone screens, seeing as how I knew I’d never remember how I had them or what they were.*
He busted out laughing!
“I know, it’s silly.”
“Oh no ma’am, not at all! It’s actually one of the most brilliant things I’ve ever heard! So many customers get upset about losing their apps and how they’d personalized their phones when something like this happens, I’ll have to suggest this to my customers next time I come across it!”
So he made me feel better, even if he was lying through is teeth.
After I got off the phone with him, I spent the next few hours re-downloading all my apps, putting back all the personalization I’d had before, re-signing in to my accounts, stuff like that. I’ve lost my bookmarks though, thankfully I didn’t have that many on my phone. Didn’t lose any pictures because I upload them to Picasa as soon as I take them, whew! Didn’t lose any contacts thanks to the back-up manager Verizon has. All in all, it wasn’t nearly as bad as it could have been, just annoying.
And if that’s as bad as my day goes, that’s pretty freaking good, in my book.
Heh, and I still got dinner on, and Darc’s shirts ironed! Booyah!
So … how was your day?
*Because Google has no syncing between your app account and your Android phone. Contacts, yes. Apps, no. Your app account will remember apps you’ve paid for, but not any free ones. Like miser-me would pay for an app!
See, I wasn’t kidding about taking pics of my phone!