Monday, October 10, 2016

Happy Columbus Day and I’ve Got Some Gripes

It’s Columbus Day! Are you off work today? Hubby has to work, so it’s a normal weekday for me.

Heck, I don’t remember the last time we actually got Columbus Day off. Probably when we worked for the military.

A long time ago.

But I remember when it used to be a school holiday. I don’t think it’s that anymore, either (at least not here). Think we have too many holidays? Or not enough?

I have a gripe today. A gripe with my iPhone. Or more precisely, my Yahoo calendar on my iPhone.

For some strange reason it still thinks I’m in Central time (I’m not. I’m in Eastern). All my “appointments” (which are actually game times) are listed an hour earlier than they’re supposed to be. I’ve tried re-booting my phone. I’ve tried deleting the calendar, rebooting the phone, then adding the calendar back. I’ve tried forcing the time zone on and off. Nothing is working.

The Yahoo calendar on my laptop is correct, though. It shows I’m in the Eastern zone. So why is my iPhone not syncing up correctly? It has the correct time zone!!!

It’s so baffling and frustrating.

The only good thing is I get an hour’s notice when a game is about to start.

I have the new IOS 10, but I believe this problem existed before I upgraded. In fact, I believe it started when we drove back from Denver. For some reason my phone got stuck. I had issues syncing my Fitbit (it kept showing Central time) and the first reboot fixed that (thank goodness).

I’ve tried searching the internet for help, but everything is from years ago. Nothing recent. Can I be the only one having this problem?

That would be my kind of luck.

I also have another gripe. This one with Yahoo (I’m beginning to notice a theme here) and IE11. For some reason myYahoo thinks I’m on an older version of IE. myYahoo works fine on Edge and Chrome (except I don’t like either), so I don’t know what’s going on. Very frustrating. My screen is all screwed up (can’t get my theme to work correctly). Grrr…

I’d use Edge all the time (especially now that the picture doesn’t shake—yes, it did that before), but I can’t figure out how to show what websites I’ve visited recently. There’s no little down arrow over to the right of the URL (or anywhere I can see). I use that down arrow all the time on IE. Why Edge got rid of it, I’ll never know. 

Unless I’m just blind and it’s there. If that’s the case, can you enlighten me?

Football Update:

  • High School: Wayne won!
  • College: Ohio State won! USC Trojans won!
  • NFL: Steelers won! Rams… didn’t win. Okay, guess I can’t win them all. L

Good news! 3 days till PENGUINS HOCKEY! Yay! It’s getting to be a busy sports season (by the way, I’m rooting for the Dodgers in the World Series hunt).

So… Do computer programs/apps/what-have-you make you crazy? I probably wouldn’t have such issues with them if they didn’t update so darn often! Ugh.

Happy Monday!



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Steelers decisively won.
I'd take your phone to the Apple store, or at least back to your service provider. While not the biggest issue in the world, it would annoy me.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Alex - Never thought about going to the Apple store. Probably because the closest one is over 10 miles away. But... it may be worth a shot. That, or trying the AT&T store, first (since they're my provider). They're a LOT closer. :)

JeffO said...

I have today off, though I'm am going in to the office for an hour or so (was out sick Friday). I use Firefox as my browser, which I mostly like. The time zone thing is very strange.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - Yahoo keeps "telling" me I should download Firefox. I don't need another program taking up space on my laptop. Argh!

Maria Zannini said...

Definitely take it to your provider or Apple. They see this stuff all the time and it usually takes them seconds to fix it.

Jennette Marie Powell said...

The software update I'm not happy with is Microsoft's Windows 10 Anniversary update. My laptop got it last month, and while it reset some of my settings (annoying!) it otherwise didn't hurt anything. But when my desktop got it, Quickbooks no longer worked! Luckily, they provide a way to revert back to the prior version.

Good luck with the phone/Yahoo!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - I hope so. And now I wish I'd remembered to go there while I was out earlier. D'oh!!

Jennette - Anniversary update? Aack! I use the online QuickBooks for COFW. Hopefully I won't have any issues with that whenever my laptop decides to update. Ugh!!!