Showing posts from January, 2014

When I Wear my Techie Hat ...

This morning I decided to come to grips with the App store function on my mobile phone. I've been trying this for a while. Like every week or so since I got the phone a couple of months ago.

At the time of the Great Koala Count I actually downloaded the Koala Count App, back in November 2013, and the ALA App (Atlas of Living Australia) using an identity that refused to work thereafter.

After a visit to the Crowd Support site per my laptop, I discovered I would have to Sign Out of my old Apple ID and Sign in with my new one on my mobile.

Do you think I could intuitively find the place to do that? By the way, I love throwing the word intuitively around in relation to anything Apple. They have made the concept theirs though the reality is there ain't no such thing in relation to IT.

Or it's me. Yet I use intuition a lot. It is an important connection to the great marshalling yard of ideas in my unconsciousness.

Only by signing up for iCloud was I able to let Apple know of m…

The Art and Craft and Use of Reposting

As anyone in the game of creating knows, it is not possible to post one's own work one hundred percent of the time. Sometimes, to keep up the conversation in whichever of the arenas we're interested in, it is necessary to repost other people's thoughts, writings, ideas, artwork and music. Of course well-referenced - I am not discussing plagiarism here.

Sometimes you are working on a 20 000 word story that you don't want to interrupt longer than you have to. Sometimes someone else says what you're trying to say so much better than you can, you'd rather give them the chair. Sometimes you want to share some of your reading elsewhere for whatever purpose. Sometimes sometimes sometimes. We all have them.

Such a sometime recently, I shared a link to ECOS Magazine to my my Google+ page. Everybody reading me regularly would know I post about the environment. Among several interesting articles in this month's issue, was the one discussing the situation of the GreyH…