tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:/ Right Here, Right Now 3.0 2015-06-05T17:16:51Z tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/866045 2015-06-05T16:58:18Z 2015-06-05T17:16:51Z Saying good-bye to the Sacramento Bee For my entire life (that I can remember), my household has subscribed to the local newspaper. This was the case when I was growing up, this had been the case since I've been on my own up until last Friday.

A week ago I decided to quit getting the paper version of the local newspaper - the Sacramento Bee. One of the benefits of the print version is that you get the digital versions for free. I had found that I wasn't reading the print version so much and decided to drop it.

In my mind my account would have two checkboxes - 'gets the paper', 'gets the digital'. I tell them I want to drop the paper, the Bee unchecks the 'gets the paper' checkbox and all is good. They were all ready setup for auto-payment. Life goes on.

But it turns out there's a dependency. The 'gets paper' checkbox is what allowed me to get the digital version. So, I lost all access. Many emails and phone calls ensued to restore my access. It turns out I was really just starting over. Had anyone told me that a week ago I probably would have logged in with a different email address and restrated. There is no way to manage this on my own online.

A side note, if you go to the Bee site and say you want to subscribe to the digital edition, you're prompted to provide your zip code so they can check if you're in a delivery area. You wouldn't know this from that sort of clumsiness, but they got an early start on 'online'. I participated in a focus group about moving online at the Bee 20 years ago (it seems) and have the coffee cup to show for it. Apparently no one who learned those lessons stuck around.

But in the mean time, I had gone a week without the Bee. And my general disrespect for the editorial side is now extended to the business side. So, I'm going to just sit with this and see if I miss it.

I still get the Sunday NY Times. It's nice to get a physical paper (I'm old, I know.) and that print subscription also gets me full digitial access. Many years in, that's working out fine. I don't think I'll mess with it.

tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/781138 2014-12-10T06:51:03Z 2014-12-10T06:52:30Z Microsoft Remote Desktop Update Ok. That’s how you pronounce Yosemite, but that’s not how you spell it.

tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/769845 2014-11-14T19:02:24Z 2014-11-14T19:02:24Z Palau - Searching for Heroes Searching for WWII M.I.A. in the Western Pacific

tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/768359 2014-11-11T21:01:14Z 2014-11-11T22:12:06Z The world's worst password requirements. My least favorite password issue is those sites that don't let you paste in the password field. That pretty much guarantees that you'll use something simple.


tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/766867 2014-11-07T20:15:25Z 2014-11-07T20:17:35Z Gorillas in the Crossfire http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/07/opinion/gorillas-in-the-crossfire.html?ref=opinion

tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/766488 2014-11-07T02:01:50Z 2014-11-07T02:01:50Z Current Shuffle There’s a Last Time For Everything  (her cover of Tell Your Girlfriend is a 2014 favorite.)

The Both, The Both  Aimee Mann & Ted Leo. Didn’t see that coming.

Taylor Swift. 1989, Pop Music and because it makes Molly feel old. She says ‘The woman with the #1 album is younger than me!’ I say ‘Wait until you’re older than the President.’  Because that’s how we roll.
tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/765875 2014-11-05T23:52:11Z 2014-11-05T23:52:11Z Pathetic Voter Turnout in CA http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/status/

Imperial, Los Angeles at the bottom.

30% overall. Median was 37%.

tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/765870 2014-11-05T23:33:51Z 2014-11-05T23:33:52Z Not that I want to race to the bottom But these make me feel a little better.

tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/765812 2014-11-05T21:31:47Z 2014-11-05T21:31:48Z Most technology could be reduced this way
From an article about Nest.

In my case, since I have two thermostats, it’d be $500 for two knobs...
tag:blog.leehinde.com,2013:Post/744063 2014-09-19T18:39:35Z 2014-09-19T18:42:47Z If Android has sold all those phones, why aren't they used? I have a web app that I've sold to three entities just south of San Francisco. I track (using Google Analytics) the visitors, partially so I know which browsers I need to test against. I think I wasted my money on that Nexus 7.

When I look at the mobile tools used to access the site it's surprising to me that iOS (iPhone and iPad) are so far ahead. There's a thought that iOS remains the more attractive platform to developers because people actually use the phones for more than just phone calls. 

(And yes, I know there's not a thing called 'Android' selling all those phones. But you know what I mean.)