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Thursday, November 16, 2023

Assessment panel for MASSACHUSEETS state seal, motto disbanded. A FAILURE ONCE AGAIN.

The Boston Globe:

Assessment panel for state seal, motto disbanded.

Report suggests a revised working group be formed to ‘carry forward’ its work

 “The state commission originally faced an October 2021 deadline to produce recommendations, which it missed amid a series of logistical hurdles and questions over its mission. The Legislature then gave it three separate extensions — and $100,000 in funding — ultimately setting a Wednesday deadline for it to produce its recommendations.

The Legislature ultimately would have to approve any changes to the seal, motto, and flag."


We should just use this FLAG from ‘Flags for Good’ and move on.

Tuesday, November 07, 2023

You CAN NOT EXPORT your Minted Address Book!

You CAN NOT EXPORT your Minted Address Book!

I used Minted for Holiday Cards after cardstore went away.  

"Can I print or export my address book?

You have the option to print your contact list from your Address Assistant. You can select your entire address book, or just include certain contacts.

We are unable to support exporting your Address Assistant as a file format (.xls, .xlsx, .doc, .docx etc.)"


Now it's over to Shutterfly.

Sunday, November 05, 2023

Charging on the Go: Mastering Payment Methods at Electrify America Stations with Your Credit Card or App

I’m going on a long trip with my 2023 Volvo XC40 and wanted to test the high-speed charging capabilities of the Electrify America station.

I downloaded the app and set up an account. I also added Electrify America to my Apple Wallet. 

At the station, I plugged the high-speed adapter into the car outlet, then tapped my phone where the credit card reader it. No matter what I did, It would not recognize the phone, telling me that there was an error, and to try again. 

I tried a few times and then gave up. 


I ended up swiping with a credit card, which activated the station and started charging. 

After I finished this first test, I ended the session and removed the charger. 


Then I plugged in the charger again to try to get the app to work.

Only then did I realize that I had to tap UNDER the credit card payment box against the charger where it says, "Members: tap here to pay with plan". That user interface needs a lot of improvement.

After I tapped there, the charging started once again. 

Without a plan, you have to pre-load at least $10 into your account. I did that. 

When I looked at my recent credit card transactions I saw a $50 charge from Electrify America. I had to search online to see why that happened and it is a temporary charge that verifies your credit card account that is supposed to go away once the charge from your charging session completes. I'll be watching that to make sure the $50 charge goes away. 

UPDATE: It looks like I was at an older charger with an old design. Here’s a photo of a newer charger. Makes more sense.

Saturday, November 04, 2023

Scan and Visit: Accessing a URL from a Saved QR Code on Your iPhone

Scan and Visit: Accessing a URL from a Saved QR Code on Your iPhone

Open the QR code image in your iPhone photos

CLICK the recognize icon at the bottom right

CLICK the photo




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