Well My Arse Has Been Well & Truly Kicked Into The 21st Century

and it ony hurt a little

By on December 3, 2012 12:50:30 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

starkers

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Well I have 3 devices synced together and I can do all sorts of stuff I'd never even dreamed of.

First off I synced my Win 8 PC to my Android 4 tablet.... which a while ago I didn't need or want.

Next I synced my Android tablet to the Android SmartPhone I was never going to get... "a phone is for making calls and nohing else." or words to that effect.  I suppose the phone being a gift from my mother had something to do with the: "I got me a SmartPhone" change of heart.

Then I synced the SmartPhone I never intended to own to my Windows 8 PC... meaning I can text my phone from the PC and answer it without leaving my desk, hehe.  The advantage, however, is that I am better connected than I have ever been and I can operate my PC from upstairs via Splashtop or call my PC from my doctor's surgery and access files, folders, etc.

There's plenty of room on the phone as it has a 32gb memory card that I can store music, photos and short video clips on... oh, and the ringtones it came with.  Took an nearly an hour just to hear them all to decide which one.  It has a more than decent media player as well, the sound quality is a lot better than my MP3 player, which wasn't/isn't cheap and nasty.

So, for all the stuff I didn't like, want or need, and wasn't ever going to get [not mentioning my dislike/distrust of Google], I seem to have come the full circle and then some.  I mean, fancy that, me with Google products.  Never thought I'd see the day, and I wasn't dragged kicking and screaming, either.

I even have a G-mail account, so I've well and truly joined the ranks of the traitors, but that was better than becoming an Apple fanboi.  Sorry Boxxi, but I simply couldn't push myself into making that choice.  The fear of waking up the next day all smug and nerdy was too much to bear, so I settled for an evil that probably phones home, but what the heck.  The only thing I've got to hide is my collection of Playboy centerfolds, but I figure they'd have those up on their office walls anyhow, so what does it matter.  And another thing, I didn't want all my devices with a frigging i in front of 'em

Anyhow, here I am, 60 next birthday, and I'm like a kid with new toys and all excited.  I'm trying to remember if this feeling is as good as sex, but my memory ain't what it used to be so I'm assuming so.  Yeah, these days I have a thoughty... I think about it, which wears me out and I have to take a nap.  However, I digress!  I think that's due to having a shorter attention span these days and frequently forgetting where I got up to... not to mention being easily distracted.... oh look, geese.

Another advantage to the SmartPhone will be not looking like a dork in the doctor's waiting room because I'm the only one there not fiddling around with a frickin' phone.  Yeah, well I'm gonna go one better.  I'm going to take my tablet.  In fact, I'll use my tablet to call my phone [by sending a text] to make myself feel more important than that lot.  Like have any of you ever noticed all these people fiddling with SmartPhones hour after hour, yet they never receive a call.  Well I'm not going to be like all those lonely people - where do they all come from - my phone's gonna ring.

Orright, so I've updated you all on my new tech stuff; I've sort of indicated that I'm a hypocondriac cos I'm at the doctors a lot; I've told you I don't use Viagra cos I nod off during a thoughy, much less the real thing; I've told you that my stance against Google products has relented and that playing with Maps and Google Earth on a tablet is a lot more fun than on a PC, so now I'd Like to know if anyone has any tips on apps or anything to make the phone and tablet even more useful.  Fair enough?

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December 3, 2012 3:08:44 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Hell, I am only 44 and I am to tired too. SO, wouldn't lose any sleep over it! If it wasn't so much work!Congrats on the technology. Only downside is you can not hide. What are you gonna say, I had my technology turned off, must have missed the call,sorry.

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December 3, 2012 5:13:23 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting doortech1,
Only downside is you can not hide. What are you gonna say, I had my technology turned off, must have missed the call,sorry.

Hehe, "Sorry I missed your call, didn't hear it cos my hearing aid batteries died."

Or: "I sneezed just as your call came in and my dentures flew across the room... and well, you know I'm not easily understood without them"

Better still: "Sorry I couldn't take your call, I was at my proctologist's being examined for haemhorroids.

Yeah, when the missus called the pub because I'd been away too long, I'd get the barmaid to tell her I wasn't there.  Bit hard when you've got a mobile phone.  It's not like you can get the barmaid to answer it and say "he's not here", is it?

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December 3, 2012 7:27:08 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Now I can relate. I'll be 60 next birthday. I got stuff and stuff to do. Does that make any sense? Probably not but to me and my wacky ways it does. I have more freedom to do the one thing I love doing.........exercising my imagination. Writing my book.......improving my graphics skills, had a ton of help there. Six months ago I had zilch. Now see where I am. Almost everything I do is like doing it for the first time. And I'm lovin' it! Thanksgiving was special.  

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December 3, 2012 7:41:04 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Uvah, me old mate, throughout the year you kept stepping up to the plate and you've done well for yourself. 

Congrats on how far you've come and what you've achieved.

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December 3, 2012 7:44:39 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Starkers, you're one weird dude.

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December 3, 2012 8:01:01 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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December 3, 2012 8:02:34 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting MadDeez,
Starkers, you're one weird dude.
Look who is talking.  

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December 3, 2012 9:09:42 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

All I can say is that all this is giving me a syncing feeling. 

Also...please don't buy an Apple device. The Missus would kill you for crapping up the fridge, and I'd get banned for the 'shop'.  

 

 

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December 3, 2012 10:09:36 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Oh jeez!

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December 3, 2012 10:18:09 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

starkers. Did you RTFM(s)? I'm pretty sure an old guy like you isn't supposed to be having that much fun!

Well, what with all the sharks lurking about off-shore, it probably is much safer to sync than swim.

 

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December 3, 2012 10:24:04 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Wizard1956,
safer to sync than swim

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December 3, 2012 10:29:05 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I'll use my tablet to call my phone [by sending a text] to make myself feel more important than that lot. Like have any of you ever noticed all these people fiddling with SmartPhones hour after hour, yet they never receive a call. Well I'm not going to be like all those lonely people - where do they all come from - my phone's gonna ring.

Am I the only one who found this to be frigging hilarious?

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December 3, 2012 10:29:55 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Mark, you and I will need to talk soon.

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December 3, 2012 10:31:59 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I take my tablet to my Dr. office too.

 

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December 3, 2012 10:40:56 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Damn, I try hard to not take my body to the Dr. office. 

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December 3, 2012 11:54:39 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Tis the season.  

Hilarity around every corner.

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December 3, 2012 11:57:27 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,
I take my tablet to my Dr. office too.

 

Yep.

 

 

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December 3, 2012 12:27:48 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Fun story. Guess i'll leave that stuff as it is.  

After i bought my first android tablet, i bought two more since humping them around was too much hassle. So now i have 3 remote controls for my JRiver Mediacenter running on my windows server.

One in the bathroom, one in the bedroom and one in the study. The bedroom one also serves as smart TV linked up via hdmi to my flatscreen. Also i use it to take over my Windows workstation in bed and browse via the PC because browsing on a tablet stinks due to the tiny screen and many sites either give you full desktop so you see 1/10th of  a page at a time, or you only see some text lines. You just need a large screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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December 3, 2012 1:34:06 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Doc, you have wayyyyyy too much time on your hands......

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December 3, 2012 1:39:25 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

When I saw the title of this thread I thought for a moment your house, finally, had a toilet installed...

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December 3, 2012 1:47:19 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

It does. I have your picture hanging above it....gets me "in the mood".      

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December 3, 2012 2:26:38 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

RnD has graduated. From sheep to Vulcans. Whoda thunk it. lol

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December 3, 2012 2:39:17 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Uvah,
RnD has graduated. From sheep to Vulcans. Whoda thunk it. lol
Not that kind of mood, Ross....

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December 3, 2012 7:35:08 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Hell, I got tired just reading all that!

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December 4, 2012 2:18:12 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting MadDeez,
Starkers, you're one weird dude.

Tell me something I don't know. 

Thing is, it's true what they say: "It takes one to know one."

Besides, I was born weird... it just took coming here to WC and meeting up with fine dudes such as yourself for it to fully blossom.

Hehe, peas in a pod, eh?

Quoting Zubaz,

Quoting MadDeez, reply 6Starkers, you're one weird dude.Look who is talking.  

Like I said above, it takes one to know one... and the facial recognition thingwybob on Facebook proves it.  You're lumped in there with all the other weird dudes who signed up for an account.

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