But These Are The Lead Images From My Last 6 Posts
Maybe I need to get some more color into my life.
No – Not The Movie
I am a big fan of John Steinbeck – along with John Fowles, John Irving, John LeCarre … you get the drift. But for now let’s focus on Steinbeck. If you have never been to Salinas and paid homage to Mr. Steinbeck at ’The National Steinbeck Center’ … well you are just missing out.
In there you will find the other Rocinante …
What Great Names
… but that’s not what prompted this post – that was this (cough … a few years ago … I’m just catching up on some background reading). In that post he referenced Brent’s post where Brent highlights the issue of typing a long email and sending it to one person – yet wouldn’t it be cool if it was just out there. I know what he means – I have a few posts in here that started life as an email. So this one is unusual – this is a post first – and then I will email a link to both the chaps – not these chaps – Bent and Manton.
Talking From Both Sides Of His Mouth
It’s not just Trump …. Jacob Siegal – who knows nothing more about the new Apple phone than everybody else has decided that despite a headline that casts Apple into the dustbin of technology: “Delays and an inflated price could doom the iPhone 8“, he’s going to keep all his options open.
Apparently the new phone is so expensive that people won’t buy it – but still Apple won’t be able to satisfy the demand …
new components and features of the phone are expected to drive the price up to around $1,000, which would make it prohibitively expensive.
and in the very next sentence …
the company could face significant constraints when it comes to manufacturing enough phones to satisfy demand.
You can’t make this stuff up … which is why I tip my hat to the antler tippers …
.. and it is good to be reminded …
… how good Clean My Mac is. Speed Up EMail it says .. and tucked away to the side we see “Various mailbox issues”.
I had one. Smart Folders highlighting messages as unread – when in fact there weren’t even messages in the folder – read OR unread. I have had this issue before – and it has ended up with stuff like deleting ‘plists’ – and no – you don’t want to be doing that lightly – but in the end it worked. But it is time-consuming and you can accidentally destroy stuff and cause yourself problems.
Today I opened up CleanMyMac. I ran the speed up mail process, and less than a minute later all the ghosts had gone.
M A G I C
Take a look for yourself – you can get a free trial if you don’t believe me – but I have had this software on my last three Macs and in a clean set up is the second app I install. (Right after 1Password)
Edge Cases Are Real
I just had to switch servers, one that has a lot of parked domains. That meant going to three different registrars (I know I have to consolidate) and entering the new IP address in place of the old one. Why haven’t we created another level to DNS that lets this just be a matter of changing a constant in one place.
I feel his pain … and I know where the solution lies … it’s called #CustomerTech – some might know it as #VRM – it’s an initiative that Dave’s good buddy Doc Searls has been driving for the past ten years.
Companies like Digi.me and JLinc are at the vanguard of this thinking … apps for people to manage vendors.
I mean if we can have a single financial app to manage our banks, brokers and bonds – surely it is way easier to have a single app that manages our DNS servers? I guess the problem is that people that need to manage DNS servers are edge cases to begin with … but multiple registrars to manage their multiple DNS servers … that sounds like it’s the ‘edge of the edge’.
It’s An Epidemic
Comcast could make this happen in an instance. It is called process. They know when their services are down, they just try to deny it with delay tactics.
I mostly feel sorry for the people that have to deal with me and the like – they know the truth. Keep up the good work folks – we know it is not you.
Doc was writing …
My experience with the agent was fine. She did a good job.
…and once again – we are down to corporations processes …