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June 27, 2016

On The Road - Daily Task Lists

End of the day:
Clean rear view mirrors
Clean helmet visor
Charge GoPro Hero 4
Charge Garmin Montana 600
Charge Macbook Air laptop
Record mileage
Reset trip meters
Refuel KTM
Copy photos from cameras to Macbook Air
Check dates on cameras
Charge Canon camera batteries
Clean camera lenses

Posted by Rob Kiser on June 27, 2016 at 1:49 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

June 26, 2016

Clearing Files off of iPhone 5S and MacBook Air

Well, it's that time again. I'm going to try to remove all of the photos from my MacBook Air and my iPhone 5S, before I go on a big motorcycle trip across North America.

Here's my notes from when I did this almost exactly 2 years ago.

I want to look at my iphone 5S and see what it looks like.

Settings - General - Storage & iCloud Usage
Used 15.8 GB
Available 10.4 GB

Now let's look at the MacBook Air.

Apple - About this Mac - Storage.
81 Gig Free of 500 Gig
217 GB of Movies
120 GB Photos

So, I ought to be able to copy these off of the MacBook Air.

So, now, I hook my iPhone up to my MacBook. It launches Photos. I tell it to import all new photos. It never asks what folder I want to put them in or anything. Nice. Also, never says when it's completed importing. Very nice. My assumption is that it has completed successfully, but this is just a hunch.

It never asks if I want to delete them form the iphone. Well played.

However, if I close Photos, disconnect the iPhone, and reconnect it, now it says "Already Imported 2,692 items. So, all of the photos are copied off of my phone, anyway.

Now, I see that I have some voice recordings from my trip to Mexico in November-December of 2015.

Now, I want to delete these photos from my iPhone. There are 2,524 Photos, and 166 videos.

2,524 + 166 = 2,690

So, that's pretty close to "Already imported 2,692 items".

So, I'll delete all of my photos and videos from the iPhone.

I'm not clear how to delete these photos though. Trying to see what version of IOS
I have. Go to Settings - General - About.
Version = 9.3.2
So, that's the IOS Version, apparently. Nice.

Now, I want to see how much free space I have on the iPhone.

Settings - General - Usage
2.8 gig in messages.
2.4 gig in Photos and Camera

2.3 gig is in the camera roll.

So, now I want to delete these photos, but I'm not clear if I'll lose any photos or not.

OK. Photos - Albums says I have the following:
Camera Roll - 628 photos
My Photo Stream - 93
Videos - 26

Now, I realize that I can't delete all of the photos at once because, it's Apple, and let's face it...Steve Jobs is dead. So, Apple sucks balls at this point.

This guy has a YouTube video that shows how to delete all of the photos from ios 9 without too much difficulty.


In the end, I attempted to delete 2,134 items.

I have no idea what it's doing, really. Doesn't appear to be doing anything. I should have tested this with just 10 photos first to see if it even works.

OK. Now, I see that it's counting down on the number of photos...it keeps decreasing...504 photos...54 videos...
So, I think the number is going down. That's a good thing.

Now, it says 37 photos....3 video.

So, that's probably good enough.

Settings - General - Storage & iCloud Usage
Used 15.2 GB
Available 11 GB

I'm still not clear why there is so much "used". So, I click Manage Storage, and it says:

Photos & Camera = 10.7 GB
Photo Library = 10.6 GB

Jesus Christ, Apple. There's a "recently deleted" folder, and you have to delete all of hte photos out of there, also.

"It seems that the Photos app has a "nice feature" called "Recently Deleted" that CONTINUES TO KEEP deleted photos on your device for a certain period of time. SO ... Just click on your photos app, then click on its RECENTLY DELETED folder, then empty its contents."

So, I deleted everything from the Recently Deleted folder.

Now -
Settings - General - Storage & iCloud Usage
Used 5.3 GB
Available 21 GB

So, this looks much better.

Posted by Rob Kiser on June 26, 2016 at 10:29 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

June 25, 2016

Kevin Morby - Parade

Bojack Horseman - Season 2, Episode 10

Wanda: "I can't be around someone who's just fueled by bitterness and negativity."

BoJack:"Well then...what are you doing here?"

Wanda: "What happened, BoJack?"

BoJack: "The same thing that always happens. You didn't know me, then you fell in love with me, and now you know me."

Wanda: "You know, it's funny. When you look at someone through rose-colored glasses, all the red flags just look like flags."



If you come to find out who you are
May you find out, may you find out who you are
And if you come to search for what is lost
Then may you find it, may you find it at any cost
And if you come over from far
May it not touch you or ever do you harm
And if you come oh so soft
You may look up one day and you'll be hard

If I were to die today
Slaughtered in that masquerade
The last thing that you'd hear me say
Put my body on display
In the parade
Passing slowly through the town
My feet, they can not touch the ground
Of the parade

All of my friends were there
Waiting on me
All the glory was there
Waiting on me
And I was there
Waiting on me
I have come, I will go
Just to stay in

If I were to die today
Puppet in that great charade
The last thing that you'd hear me say
Is bury me in different shapes
Of the parade
Passing slowly through the town
My feet, they can not touch the ground
Go now, you'll go but oh just how
Never leave this, never leave this town
Of the parade

Posted by Rob Kiser on June 25, 2016 at 8:08 AM : Comments (0) | Permalink

June 20, 2016

I hate Apple so much there aren't words

So, I'm trying to install some software on my iphone, but I don't recall what my password is. The reason I don't recall what my password is, is because Apple sucks so hard that they won't let me use my normal password(s).

Now, everything I read says that I'll need to get the FBI involved to use my iPhone for anything more than a paperweight. I hate Steve Jobs so much there aren't words. Someone should exhume his rotting carcass and defile his remains.

Having said that.

Apparently, this is a different situation than guessing your passcode wrong too many times if you have a passcode/screen lock set up.

I think my situation is different. I think that I just need to know my email address.


Here are their password restrictions:

Your password must have:
8 or more characters
Upper & lowercase letters
At least one number




Posted by Rob Kiser on June 20, 2016 at 10:09 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

June 12, 2016

Radius around a point map


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June 6, 2016

Black Cat Missing in Peaceful Hills

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