I’m An iOS 8 Convert

Because many of the features introduced with iOS 8 are tied to the yet-unreleased-OS “Yosemite” I cannot honestly say that I have “upgraded” to iOS 8. Instead, I’ll contend that I merely “converted” to iOS yesterday, weeks before I intended to do so. So far, it’s been a mixed bag of results.

Of course I am still using my iPhone 5c, which cannot exploit many of the features introduced with iOS 8, so there’s that. Someday (soon), when I have a few minutes to exhale, I’ll decide on my next phone and pull the trigger.

I spent most of yesterday updating devices, many of which I use for testing my code, subsequently not making the coding breakthroughs that I’d hope to attain.

I Didn’t Realize That Last Week’s “MasterChef” Was The Finale
Because my satellite dish is currently obscured, or perhaps even incorrectly pointed, you know that the cobbler’s children never has clothes, I currently do not get ESPN. Because of this I briefly considered going to a bar and watching the Bears v. Jets game last night, but because the Jets were already losing 0-14 by the time I reached my car I abandoned that plan.

Instead I allowed myself about an hour to watch what I found out was the finale of this season of “MasterChef”. I watched the third-place contestant get determined and then fast-forwarded past the cattiness, behavior encouraged by the production staff I am certain, that ensued between the final two contestants and watched the winner get crowned.

I doubt that I shall return for another season of “MasterChef”, for me it’s too formulaic and fabricated, even more so than other fake reality tv shows like “Top Chef”.

Fighting That Feeling
I’m not feeling so well today. Auf Deutsch? “Ich fühle mich nicht so gut, heute.”, loosely translated. It started last night, it’s probably nothing (he says superstitiously), but I have little free time to spare these days so I cannot afford to get sick.

Health permitting tonight I will be back in German class attempting to get past the barrier I hit last night. I’ve reached that point where the retention of knowledge gained twenty-five years ago has ended and I must actively learn again in order to keep up. It’s exciting, but nerve-wracking as well.

Off I go!

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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17 Responses to I’m An iOS 8 Convert

  1. steve says:

    A lovely day of doing whatever we wanted.. Debbie had a meeting with some folks she’s going to do some work for, and I made a trip to the dump with debris from a falling down composting area. Exciting times!

    A quick 18 mile ride before dinner- and where did that wind come from? I knew it was blowing, but wasn’t expecting all that, but planned my ride so I wasn’t entirely fighting it coming home.

    Games meeting tonight… getting closer to being done (with the meetings at least.)

    Sprache studieren, mein Freund.


  2. Barb says:

    Last night had too many TV shows on that we already like, and some new shows that have potential. Watched Gotham (of course Allan would pick the Marvel comic based one) and the Blacklist. DVR’d a bunch of other stuff.

    Also had our massage therapist friend over for massages & dinner – it was a full evening.

  3. Martha says:

    I was torn last night between Big Bang and Gotham, Big Band won, so I’ll be checking out Gotham on line at some point. I am excited about the S.H.I.E.L.D. opener tonight, I thought there was going to be a conflict but we’re in the clear.

    Went back to the chiro yesterday, I now have a large swath of blue k-tape around my knee, sadly it does not match the dress I’m wearing today. I didn’t get a chance to speak to my coach before bootcamp this morning, so I had to wing it on some of the modifications. After class I wanted to let him know I wasn’t just being lazy 🙂 He was like, if you’re not doing what you should be doing, I know there is a reason. (plus, I’m sure all the blue tape gave him a hint as well).

    It’s tough learning new things at our age but we will be all the better for it. Plus, I think I’ve gained a level of patience that I didn’t have many years ago, which helps with the ‘nerve wracking’ portions.

  4. I am trying to stop playing “Why didn’t I keep trying to learn this language when I first started twenty-five years ago?” game. Which of course is quickly followed by the “Holy shit, where have the past twenty-five years gone?” game.

  5. Martha says:

    Well look on the bright side, even if you had of learned it 25 years ago, you would have forgotten most of it by now because you would have had so few opprotunities to use it. Now Spanish, that would be a different story.

  6. Perhaps, or it would have been the impetus for me to have traveled to Germany long before this year, altering my life’s path completely. One never knows…

  7. Barb says:

    here’s my delimma – do I try to do the Verizon trade in thing & see if I can actually get a iPhone6 for free? Or, do I just get a 5. it isn’t like I’m any sort of techie geek about my phone, I know I proabably only use 10% of its abilities anyway. I just need to do something, my phone is acting up more & more.

  8. See what they have to offer, Barb. I’d advise at least getting a 5s in order to have Touch ID.

  9. steve says:

    And I got a note on my iPad that iOS8 was available- is it worth the trouble?

  10. Jenka says:

    The cobbler’s children go barefoot. Cobblers make shoes.

    Re: the language thing: I was a French Lit minor in college and completely fluent, but over the years that’s diminished to the point where I’m just barely able to get around. And I’ve been to France 4 times in the past 6 years. So I wouldn’t beat yourself up about it. You really do have to use a language regularly to be able to keep it up, and even if you do, there’s no guarantee that it would motivate travel. But I really admire you for tackling German 25 years later, most people would just let it go.

  11. Unless you have a specific need for iOS 8 I’d wait. There is nothing wrong with it, but why be an early adopter if you don’t have to be.

    Darn it! I meant “shoes” and not “clothes”. 🙁

  12. Barb says:

    i updated the iPad Steve (I mean Allan did it for me one day last week) – I really haven’t noticed anything all that different.

    and – why do I care that much about the Touch ID? Can’t I just use the password?

  13. steve says:

    Jenka, one of my race official friends has a group he plays Scrabble with- in French. Helps him stay sharp.

  14. People who use Touch ID (not me, yet) love it. The 5s has a better camera than the 5/5c too.

  15. Jenka says:

    That’s cool, Steve. There’s also a French club that meets at Apres Diem once a month. That’s basically a drinking club with a French problem, though.

  16. steve says:

    That would be HARD! I can barely speak German sober.

  17. Martha says:

    I think my boss might belong to that French Club…

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