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Tech / Re: spam solution
« on: September 21, 2021, 04:29:30 PM »
We_ll~I~HopE_you-R+satis_fied!!! :wallbash: :coolio:

Does this mean you don't use SpamSieve?! :WOW:

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Tech / Just Discovered hat URLMPro Has a Mobile Version!!
« on: September 19, 2021, 09:14:45 AM »
I rarely go anywhere on the web without using URLMPro. I either use a previously and appropriately labeled and saved bookmark or I bookmark a found site. I must admit that when the site requires a password, I usually open the site with 1Password which can usually enter that info for me.

Only today I get a group email to the dev mentioning the iOS version of URL Manager Pro. WHAT?! How did I miss the fact that there is a free version of that app?! You will need iOS 13 or later. And, of course, you'll need the OS X version if you want to have access to all the bookmarks you've already saved in that version.

Installation is the normal, 'click-the-GET-button' simplicity! There is an "In-App Purchases" note, but I have never seen a request for payment even for the continual updating of the desktop version. :Thinking:

This is some of the best news I've heard since my wife bought an electric kettle!!! :yes: :WOW: :thumbup: :laughhard:

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Tech / Re: Recovering deleted history in Firefox
« on: September 18, 2021, 06:14:48 PM »
I DO hope you find a recent version of that history file. :doh:

However, I still highly recommend URLMPro as a replacement for most browser's history and/or bookmarking functions. It automatically keeps a list of the last 1,000 visited sites. That list has three columns: Name of page (if specified with a <title> entry, URL and Date. I have no idea what or what Firefox or any other browser keeps in its 'history' file. I often use the "Reopen All Windows from Last Session" item in Safari (which also reopens all tabs, of course).

The whole point of URLMP, of course, is to easily save and arrange URL's in the way the user wants, not limited to what the dev(s) might like. The nice thing about URLMP is that it is available via the dev's site and the App Store so it can be updated automatically, if you like. It is updated quite often and has an active user base which the dev works hard to satisfy! Naturally, it automatically updates itself every time you save a bookmark, so there is no need to use Time Machine because of any "accidents". :whistling: :laughhard:

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Tech / Re: urgent: security update
« on: September 14, 2021, 08:40:51 AM »
Thanks, Jon. I rarely check the "Software Update" function on my old iPhone 6S and have that red notification dot disabled on System Preferences. This update goes all the way back to iPhone 6S. Look at the list of apps and hardware at this Apple Support page. The top five rows all show the Sep 13 update. Looks like the only system NSO ignored is the TV OS! That's generally the best 'hardware' to ignore, IMHO. ;)

BTW, I suspect Apple's severs will be hit pretty hard today. My update is the slowest I have ever seen. Very slow progress bar since ~70%. Strangely Activity Monitor shows the most active Disk process is "com.apple.MobileSoftwareUpdate.UpdateBrainService": 6.01 GB written, 21.76 GB read! :dntknw:

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Community / Re: We need some Humor!!!
« on: September 14, 2021, 08:04:48 AM »
 :coolio: I fear the virus is not the only contagen we face!! And I know the TS carrier! :whistling: Their names both end with “N” and have 3 letters!!!  :yes: Where is the vaccine when we need it?! :sos:

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Tech / Re: A tech-y question about domains and websites
« on: September 10, 2021, 10:23:10 PM »
I did see the "Expiration" date in November 2021 and assumed it was a one year purchase/lease. Still, that should mean your cousin would be getting a 'reminder' notice about October, 27.

However, after reading the remarks of Kimmer and you, the hosting company may have been a bit 'concerned' about some of the 'content' on the site. In that case, they may have shut the site down for legal reasons. Most reputable hosting services have "Terms of Service" that specifically address types of content. :coolio: :nono:

As for any files he/she had uploaded, the originals should still be on local drives/backups. If the site was shut down, there may or may not have been more than a 24 hour notice. But most of us know we don't ever use the "cloud" as the only place to store anything. Electrons are so tiny and easily lost!!! :yes: :eek: :tears:

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Tech / Re: A tech-y question about domains and websites
« on: September 10, 2021, 02:43:10 PM »
First, make sure you are entering the site's name korektlie. Are you typing it in or do you have a link they sent or from a bookmark you saved?

Second, who is hosting the site? There should be an (saved?/printed?) email from whoever that is with important information and probably a temporary password. TS is hosted by CrocWeb.

Third, your friend should also have (saved?/printed?) an email that was sent when the domain was registered. That should also contain info as to how to access the domain registrar and how to verify ownership.

A 'detail' about "domain ownership"; most domains are not actually "owned", they are simply leased for one to three years. If the 'lessee' does not renew the lease before the expiration date, the lease is canceled and control returns to the registrar, Namecheap in this case.

Most registrars charge a very small fee (or even free) to "hide" the name, address, phone #, etc. of the leasing entity, it is usually reported as the registrars info "for privacy purposes" at places like Whois.

BTW, leasing a domain has nothing to do with "making" a web site. It is simply one of the details that must be attended to in order to be found on the interwebs. It simply creates a human memorable name for the site which is actually just a series of numbers (an Internet Protocol address): 123.456.789.098 for example. Most of us can remember a name (techsurvivor) much easier than its actual IP address.

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Community / Patriot Day
« on: September 08, 2021, 08:48:51 AM »

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Tech / Re: Grass is green and hyperlinks are blue.
« on: September 08, 2021, 08:40:15 AM »
That is one reason for keeping the underline and adding other contrast options (usually defined in CSS). Screen readers will also recognize the html "anchor" and "href" tags.
    <a class="normal rounded"
        href="my_journal_view_main_dn.php"
        title="Journal Entries"
        target="_blank">
        &nbsp;Journal&nbsp;display&nbsp;
    </a>

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Tech / Grass is green and hyperlinks are blue.
« on: September 07, 2021, 09:34:38 AM »
But why?! Here's an interesting walk through (computer) history with a few facts and lots of opinions.
dist://ed, Elise Blanchard, August 26, 2021

In my own weather web site, the dominant background color is 'sky blue' so I decided to use a different color for links, including a high contrast background color. "Concrete" is a valuable building material, but it is not always required or even desired. :)

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I'm not sure the OS Dreambird is using has the "App Store". That may be why she is getting "iTunes" instead of "App Store".
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...I have tried that link using Safari as the info on the link instructs, I've also tried using Firefox which first opens iTunes [emphasis added]

If you want to be sure your browser is not using its cached files, you should use its 'empty cache' item. In Safari, that function is not available until one enables the "Develop" menu. The enabling preference is in the General tab of Safari Prefs, at least in recent versions. I have no idea where it is in any of her OS's.

All this is beginning to look like the infamous "Chicken or Egg" problem. :toothgrin: I have no other suggestions than finding a friend who can get and then put the desired installer on a thumb drive. Sometimes 'sneaker-net' is the easiest way to move files. :laughhard:

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This link takes you to an Apple Support (US) page. However, the links to download six different older versions of the Mac OS (Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan & Yosemite) take you to the (hopefully CA) App Store. Did you actually use the following link and then go to the App Store?

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Tech / Re: Big Sur newbie
« on: August 26, 2021, 03:11:22 PM »
1. In DU, make sure you have the Side Bar visible. 2. Then, select View>Show All Devices. The default is "Show Only Volumes".

Do you already have an OS installed on the external drive?

If you still don't see a bootable drive, you may need to Erase one of those drives and try installing an OS. Note that will delete any/all data or backups on that drive.

What OS do you want on an external drive?
What types of drives are they (USB/SSD/mechanical)?

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Community / WOOF!!
« on: August 26, 2021, 10:43:59 AM »
Happy National Dog Day!! WAPO Twitter feed

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Tech / Re: iPad ios update
« on: August 24, 2021, 09:39:28 PM »
You answered your own question. :toothgrin: “Apple is pushing it hard.” “Pushing” is not the same as “requiring”. So, Just don’t enable it. :Devilish:

I did get your point, but I simply tried to let you know that there are fewer rreasons to avoid it, and Apple is not “pushing” any more than all other modern OS makers and major developers. You mentioned not wanting an iPhone and I thought you saw that as part of the “push”. Apple would love for you to buy one :yes: , but it has nothing to do with using 2FA. :clap:

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