Month: May 2021

Ah to really screw things up it takes a holiday weekend

Well it started with an order – you know things like eggs, butter a couple of pies from Kroger. Guy got here dropped the order two buildings down. That one they credited.

Figured I’d try Walmart – this time the guy got here. he had the wrong persons order. Glad I spotted that one. So I got in touch with them and cancelled that order.

To really fuck up delivery it takes a hoilday weekend. Someone doesn’t want to hear that. But I understand everyone wants to enjoy the holiday so they book it early – even in retail. And this is two different delivery companies first InstaCart which I’m becoming increasingly angry at, and doordash of the food delivery ilk.

The upshot is, we’ll wait until Tuesday for that.

Review: Amazon Fire 7 tablet

So I had bought the original Fire 7 tablet. That one was lost but I recall it was a fairly thick tablet. Plus it cost over $100.

So with all the trouble with Amazon’s cloud reader on Google Chrome I decided to buy a new Fire 7. Wow. $70 for double the memory and it’s half the thickness. Very nice.

I have it all charged up now. It’s quite nice – but one feature of the older verison Fire was lit as thought it were on fire. Not anymore. Oh well a small price to pay I suppose.

Rediscovery: Music

So I’ve got Spotify playing. Now I’ve written before I love Jazz, R&B, Funk, but this particular artist is off for me. Yup, Tears for Fears. Loved them ever since I first heard Everybody Wants to Rule the World. Even today it’s a little bite relevant what with China and Russia trying like crazy.

The one that worries me most is China. But I know China has some problems too. For instance persecution of the Uighur people, the unrest in Honk Kong and the fact that China is facing an interesting future that could see it’s population decline.

Russia too suffers the same fate, same with Europe, Japan and even the U.S. All are aging out and the replacement population just isn’t there.

Amazon Cloud Reader Redux

So I note last Friday on a chrome browser was tits up. As of Wednesday of this week they’d reverted to the old cloud reader version and it worked. Until today – this tells me they push their updates on Fridays. Naughty of them to do that.

So I called them. Guy I spoke with thanked me for providing the browser info. For Chrome just launch a new tab and type about:chrome and it’ll display the version info. He did tell me it would take 2 to 3 days for them to look into it.

It’s just funny – I guess they’re surprised to talk to someone who understands technology. I did mention it could be the newest version of Chrome that’s not reporting as Chrome or it could be Amazon. We’ll see here it goes.

Cooking from prior generations to mine

A thought hit me whilst reading. It’s about cooking and what I’ve learned. It turns out my grandmother in fact both grandmothers could cook but no real recipes. Me sometimes I use recipes, but I learned more about technique

For example my two favorite dishes to make well three if we’re counting. There’s the pork chops with sour cream and dills sauce, Then of course chicken with mushroom and leek fricasee, and finally Bolognese sauce for pasta.

But over time I mastered the egg. My cooking technique is time and temperature. I’m also very good with making say broccoli taste fantastic without cheese all over it. Or making an omelet without any browning of the egg.

So like my grandmothers I can make things without a recipe. I just know what tastes good. Plus seasoning is clutch.

More on the Amazon Cloud Reader Issue

Being the curious type I know understand the problem with Amazon’s Cloud Reader on Google Chrome. It’s that by itself no longer takes one to ones library.

Instead of that if you log into Amazon you can go to Your – then to the books you chose. Get a book and you’ll see a link for Read No in kindle Cloud – and voila the book opens.

So I beseech Amazon to fix the god damned library function.

Amazon web reader is screwed up

Usually in my chrome browse I launch and I’m in my library. But no more. I’ve made sure all my browser extensions in Chrome are shut off things like AdBlock, ScriptSafe et al. but when I hit I get the following:

We’re sorry.Kindle Cloud Reader is not currently available on this browser.ChromeSafariEdge or Firefox to read on web. Um I’m using Chrome. It seems they changed something that makes trying to read on the Chrome browser either on my Chromebook or my phone not work at all.

Funny enough the KIndle app on the phone works but I like it on the Chromebook.

It’s funny too that I’ve seen outages on google, Amazon et al. Recall working in one place that depended heavily on Google products and one day Google services like mail, calendar etc. just went belly up. That was fun.

Annoying Ads: Verizon

The ad With their offer to accept old or broken phones. It amuses me because I’ve never had a phone where I’ve cracked the screen. I guess it’s because I don’t put in my back pocket

Oh sure I’ve dropped it quite a number of times, or it’s fallen out of my pocket. But no harm comes from that at all.