Category Archives: Ranting

Tech Rant

Hey guys. So I tried making my first actual VLOG today and I didn’t have the best luck. I lost the last 5-7 minutes of my video. I have absolutely no clue what happened to that footage, but I am sad that it was lost. It’s very ironic I’m talking about technology & bugs…and then this happens. LOL! Oh well, all I can do is laugh about it.

Anyway, I will try to explain, in words, the last 5-7 minutes of my video below & I will embed the video below as well.

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As I was going to say, my phone works very well after the iOS 8.3 update. It’s been an enjoyable experience. But this is what usually happens when new OS’s or products come out…you have to be patient becuase it will be buggy. It’s true with every tech product or OS release. For example, I started using iCloud Photo Library a couple days ago. Actually, I started using it a little over a month ago when I was beta testing 10.10.3 but I ran into a huge problem with it so I turned it off and deleted the photos from the cloud. I waited the 30 days to make sure that iCloud Photo Library would be completely clear. So a couple days ago, I re-enabled iCloud Photo Library again and when I did that, all of my picture that were in the cloud…were still there even though the slate was clean. Maybe it was a cache thing, I don’t know. But after the process had been completed, I noticed that albums that I had merged or removed in the photos app were still visible in the cloud! I don’t know why the changes didn’t take. So I disabled iCloud Photo Library and re-enabled it again. I’m still waiting to see what happens, but so far it does look promising. I’m seeing new images showing up that weren’t in the cloud previously.

And the last part of my video talked about Android. I’m just not a big Android fan. The interface doens’t make logical sense to me. I used my friends Android device (Sorry, I don’t remember the model or Android version) and I wanted to open the calendar app. It was burried under 3 different menus. I found that to be very annoying. Whereas on iOS, the calendar app was right on the first home screen. All the apps you would want to access are right there on the home screen right out of the box. Now I know you could “move” the app to a home screen on an Android device, but just like I was saying about getting a PC and getting it configured the way I want, it takes a lot of time to get it setup the way I’d want it. However, I do have to praise Android for being open & that anyone can develop for Android. However, there are trade-offs with that. You have more security risks (malware) & app fragmentation when you’re open. When you’re closed, you have to follow the company’s rules & only use their published / public APIs for your apps. But you’re more secured.

Anyway, that’s all there was on the last 5-7 minutes of video. Hopefully I don’t run into more tech problems when I try to VLOG…

Feel free to leave a comment down below about the video or leave a question.

And here’s the video:

 

***PS*** My apologies for being scatter brained. I have ADD & I can get distracted easily. Also, as I know someone will point out, I realize Macs are PCs too. PC = personal computer. I should’ve said Windows Machines when I was talking about Windows or Microsoft.***

General Ranting; Life and Religion

Hello everyone.  I hope you all had a better week than I did.  I know some of my readers had just the same amount of bitterness this week as I have had.

A lot of random things have been happening in my life that haven’t been so pleasant this week.

First off, a best friend of mine is going through a difficult time right now.  One of her friends was raped and practically beaten.  She is really messed up at the moment right now.  I don’t know how many of you are religious, but if you are, regardless of your faith background, please offer up prayers for her – that my friend will have sound advice for her friend and that her friend can get immediate help.

As my friend was telling me this, I couldn’t help but think what has happened to the world lately.  It just seems that people are becoming more sinister and more evil than ever before.  What causes this?  What is causing people to want to do harm to other people?

My cousin and I were talking a couple nights ago about faith and what it means to be a Christian and leading with a Christian example.  I can’t help but wonder how many self proclaimed Christians claim to be Christian but act completely different.  The girl that raped my friend’s friend was a Christian at one time.  What happened?  What do her actions say for the rest of us?  It’s very very hard to have a faith based conversation with people who don’t know about Christianity.

There is a song by DC Talk called What if I Stumble. At the beginning of the song, there is a spoken word section that reads as follows,

“The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today
Is Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips
Then walk out the door and deny him by their lifestyle.
That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable.”

How can Christians go out and minister if we have our own people committing the very things we know are wrong?  That girl who raped my friend’s friend is an example.  She once said she was a Christian and then goes and does something this distasteful and has been doing other degrading things to other people.

I beg people out there, who are religious, to be honest with others, be true to your beliefs and don’t stray.

I beg people, who are not religious, out there to not judge all of us just because we have a handful of people who go and do terrible things.

Those are my pleas.  That’s what’s been on my mind for the last couple days.  I don’t want to step on any toes of people who have different beliefs than I do.  All I want is people to be tolerant of others and others’ beliefs.  I don’t know what the right faith is for everyone, but I know what faith is right for me.  As long as peoples’ faiths are a peaceful, loving, and tolerant of others beliefs, then more power to you and I hope it works for you.

What is your take on faith?  Do you feel that Christians have set bad examples?  Have Christians hurt you in your past?  Feel free to leave a comment, so long as it is tolerant of others’ faiths and beliefs.  I will not accept any religion bashing of any kind in the comments.