I haven’t synced my iPhone 4s in quite a while so I decided to do it on Monday, (1/21/2013). iTunes needed to be updated, so I let that run first, and once it was finished, I started the sync. I was watching an online video when the sync started so I was a bit distracted, but still, I knew the sync went WAY to quickly. So I decided to do it again, and again the sync finished very quickly. When I tried to navigate around the iTunes app, I had a hard time, because they’ve changed things up quite a bit. In the end, I managed to get to the computer’s apps, and lo-and-behold 93 apps needed to be updated. Which meant they WEREN’T syncing with my phone like it used to. After 20 frustrating minutes I finally figured out how to make it work.
Navigate to Devices, choose your phone, then ‘Transfer Purchases’ or hit ‘control-s’ to bring back the side bar that iTunes USED to have choose your phone and right click to get to the ‘Transfer Purchases’ selection. That makes the updated apps from your phone transfer to your computer. That is it MAY work if iTunes decides your phone is actually connected. For some reason my iTunes keeps disconnecting the phone so it doesn’t show up in my device list. I got around it by unplugging the phone from the computer and re-connecting it. I have NO idea why iTunes keeps doing this. I haven’t figured that problem out yet. If you do let me know.
As everyone knows, colds just simply suck ass but are a part of life. Well after a week of Christmas traveling we got home and THE VERY NEXT DAY, I come down with something. Throat is sore as hell can hardly sleep at night because swallowing HURTS. After a couple of days I decided to go to the local MEA and get checked out. They gave me a shot and a prescription. Hopefully I’ll be fine by Monday.
THIS IS NOT THE WAY I WANTED AN EXTRA 3 DAYS OFF WORK DAMMIT!
Feel like shit, don’t wanna do shit. I mostly just sit and watch TV. I DON’T LIKE TV!
I understand that partisans will argue about things. I understand that partisans need to spin things so that their ‘side’ looks better. But what I don’t understand is partisans jumping on someone for using math.
I know a lot of Democrats are going to be very sad, angry or confused if Nate Silver ends up getting his predictions totally wrong. And I know a lot of Republicans are sad, angry or confused at his predictions, period. But when you look at how Silver has been doing his blog, it’s not a partisan site. It’s a statistical site. Math.
I can understand how pundits (on both sides) would hate the 538 blog. It takes their “I know what I’m talking about, because I know people you don’t” position and basically makes it irrelevant. What high priest wouldn’t hate seeing their basic job being done away by someone with a calculator, instead of with their inside knowledge and goat entrails. Silver already did this whole song and dance with baseball. The smarter baseball reporters figured out they needed to understand stats a bit better, while the ones that refused to adapt were slowly phased out. I’m HOPING this happens for our political reporters as well.
If you don’t like the results of the 538 blog, PLEASE use math to tell people why. Otherwise your argument just sounds hollow. Hell, I’d bet Nate would love to find holes in his algorithms, so he can fix it. He ‘missed’ a bit on the 2010 elections and adjusted accordingly. He’s interested in statistically forecasting national elections accurately. The fact that those forecasts look good for a Democratic president is just a result of these particular elections and not a partisan move on Silver’s part.
I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by all the attacks on Silver. After all, the mainstream news NEEDS the presidential race to be a horse-race to keep viewership up. But some of the attacks have been downright stupid.
Well my neighborhood got hit hard with tons of kids all dressed up in all sorts of great little costumes. I had to turn the light out a bit earlier than usual (around 8:30) because the candy was running out. I ended up having around 6 pieces left,and that wouldn’t have been enough for some of the bigger groups I was seeing.
I have but one complaint about the holiday this year. Some of the teenagers really weren’t trying very hard. I swear one was just wearing his usual street clothes and carrying a small basketball. WTH kind of costume is that? A couple more were just there wearing a really cheap mask and their normal clothes.
I would say I’m sad to see them go but honestly I haven’t watched either in over a year. Both shows have disintegrated the longer they went on, much like the channel where they lived. G4 isn’t (and hasn’t) been very good ‘TV for Gamers’ in quite a while now. Other than ‘Ninja Warrior’ I never watch the channel anymore, and I won’t have too much trouble letting that show go either. G4 will soon be a nothingburger just like most of the other channels on TV/Cable. Honestly, the ONLY thing keeping cable going for me is LIVE Sports, read ‘SEC Football’. I just do NOT need it for my entertainment needs anymore.