After getting a regular oil change at my local mechanic, they always check various other things and often things come up, which makes my wallet tense up as it will often mean spending more money. Last time I went I was told my serpentine belt needs to be replaced, I looked at estimates and found it would be about $100-150….As with any projects and jobs, I suggest doing some research to get a good estimate on how much work it takes, where most of the cost is spent, and how difficult of a job it is.
After looking at a youtube video and talking to a friend who is a mechanic, I decided “I can do that…”
I got a call form an unrecognized number, so I let it go to voicemail. I later tried to delete the message but the voicemail kept calling the scammer/robocall/ads phone number as opposed to accessing my voicemail. I kept getting a answering machine with a prompt to “connect with local singles”. As much as I am interested in connecting with local singles, I am more interested in deleting this message and access my voicemail.
Every once in a while Spotify glitches out and it won’t play any song and I need to restart it which involved right clicking on the icon and force quitting/quitting. I figured there had to be an easier way. Lo and behold I found macOS services and shortcuts! Kinda tricky to use and a bit glitchy (see below as to why my shortcut wouldn’t work)
90% of what I do is on my laptop, and it’s been going strong after 5 years, but unfortunately the battery life has greatly declined until the laptop eventually told me to replace it. it still held a 3hr charge, but I was nothing compared tot he 7-8 it used to hold so I decided to replace the battery and hopefully get another 5 years out of it 🙂
I’ve been tempted to get one of these clocks for a while. Luckily I found one at my local thrift store for $3.50!! Without instructions it wasn’t too bad to setup, but understanding how it works was a nightmare without instructions. I thought it was a sunriseONLY alarm clock, BUT the button under the FM radio is actually the sunset on/off button! I kept setting the sunset alarm as my wakeup alarm thinking that was setting the 0-100% brightness alarm, but what it was actually doing was going from 100%–>0% brightness as the time was reached. The sunrise alarm feature is controlled by the regular alarm (Bell icon).
Problem: “Error: Could not find an installed version of Gradle either in Android Studio, or on your system to install the gradle wrapper. Please include gradle in your path, or install Android Studio”
My problem was also that the path wasn’t available system wide, I could say $gradle -v” in some terminals but not all, the solution below fixed this issue. This problem was happening when I was trying to build an Ionic App for android, I had Android Studio installed as well.
I thought I’d save some money and buy some cheap USB car adapters. I think it cost about $1 each. When they arrived I questioned whether they could actually out put 2.1A and 1A in simultaneously. I opened one up and looked up the chip AD85063, did some searching and came across a similar post. The chip’s datasheet specifies that it can output 700MAh at 5v… This is nowhere close to the 2.1/1.1A specified… I quickly asked the seller for a refund, linking them to the datasheet, and they refunded me my money. Long story short, cheap comes at a cost.
I installed and tried the Drive Migrator app to copy file from one account to another, it didn’t work so I removed it. I then kept getting the following error emails everyday. With about 3oo lines of errors.