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Android rabbit hole: rsync and adb root

Posted at age 28.

I have a Nexus 6P running Android 7.1.1, but I am a few updates behind. I haven’t gotten the process down for updating since my phone is rooted and I am wary of losing data, so I tend to delay. I almost documented what I did last time, but it turned out to be simpler than I expected and I neglected to save the instructions. Now I sat down to do it again, but figured I would first try to understand how to fully back up and restore the phone at more of a disk image level. It didn’t end as well as I hoped, and this entry serves more as a log of what I did than as a guide for anyone else.

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Apple frustration: Copying contact info impossible in Messenger

Posted at age 28.

When I message a new person using Messenger, I frequently want to copy and paste the phone number elsewhere once I have begun talking. This is maddeningly difficult and requires me to either copy and paste the number before I hit enter upon first entering it, write it with pen and paper or fully open the Contacts app and locate the contact and number.

Once a conversation is started, double clicking the number or the contact name produces a little popup with the contact info. You would think you could copy the info easily, especially since you can highlight portions of it. But the copy function does not work at all here.

Once a conversation is started, double clicking the number or the contact name produces a little popup with the contact info. You would think you could copy the info easily, especially since you can highlight portions of it. But the copy function does not work at all here.

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Brief addiction to 2048 game

Posted at age 28.

I don’t know what came over me the other day, but I looked at the popular apps for macOS Sierra, and I downloaded the game 2048. It looked simple and thus I thought it would be a quick diversion. Oops.

2048-4x4a.png

2048-4x4a.png

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Fixing macOS dark menu bar icons

Posted at age 28.

I use the dark menu bar on my machines running macOS Sierra, but some app icons are hard to see. I finally bothered to search for a solution, and it was quite easy.

My dark menu bar before fixing the first and sixth app icons

My dark menu bar before fixing the first and sixth app icons

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Electoral College: do your job, then disband

Posted at age 28.

This week I’ve have done much less studying for the GRE than I hoped given I am taking the test in four days. Tuesday I thought I would tune out the election coverage till later in the night when I hoped to see confirmed all the media’s predictions Hillary Clinton would be elected. But none of that went according to plan.

Within just two days, the petition to the Electoral College was signed more times than any petition in the site's history.

Within just two days, the petition to the Electoral College was signed more times than any petition in the site's history.

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Switching to a post office box

Posted at age 28.

Since I am in between apartments, I got a post office box to avoid changing my address everywhere for a short period, and to avoid cluttering my friend’s mailbox with my crap. I was then able to set up forwarding from my old address to the PO box. I tried changing my address directly with all my credit card companies and banks, but only some of them allowed a PO box.

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