Phone: I got a new phone (cheap one) which I will use for a pocket tablet. It is a Straight Talk phone and is on the AT&T network. The phone is a LG Access. The coverage won’t matter much using it as a tablet like device. It has a newer Android OS on it so hopefully it will run all my apps. Maybe I’ll try it out later today.
Update; Yep that is what I did all day, play on my new phone, pretty fun for a little cheap phone. Best of all my MayMyWalk app is working fine :) and so far all the other apps that I have tried also work well. I have found that it has very little Ram memory in it, and I am not sure how that will go with all my apps. Now will I root it ….. I am sure one day I will get around to it :D
Short post again today, having too much fun with the simple things in life.
RIP MapMyWalk: The MapMyWalk app will no longer work on my old Thunderbolt Smartphone :( Okay it is time to give up the Thunderbolt. I only use it as a pocket tablet anyways so I guess things will work out. I don’t have a mobile phone because I am too cheap to pay the ridiculous monthly cost to have one, so for a phone I use Verizon Home connect and I kind of like the ideal of leaving the phone at home :) But I do like to have a data connection with me … so some kind of device that I can carry in my pocket is the thing I,m looking for. A smart phone that is not connected to a carrier would do the trick like the Thunderbolt but a newer one that will work with modern apps. For now I just put the MapMyWalk app on my Nexus 7 and stuck it in my back pocket, but I would like a smaller device for that. So ….. I am on the lookout for something that will work. Maybe a iPod or Smartphone of some sort. At any rate I have needed to let the old Thunderbolt go for a while now so now is the time, RIP Thunderbolt!
Exercise: I took a good walk, just to walk off my frustration of not being able to get the MapMyWalk app on the Thunderbolt, and that I did, no more frustration :) I walked with MapMyWalk! Distance: 5.30mi, time: 02:04:07, pace: 23:25min/mi, speed: 2.56mi/h. A nice walk.
Bird of the week ….? : Okay bird of something …. it is a
Data: Well I am back to a fresh start for now on my data, my billing cycle just restarted, so a fresh 20 gigs. You can bet I will be watching it more closely this month. Today will be a good day to watch because I am doing a bit of catching up :D I had a ton of email that I had not gotten to. Once I get off the internet for a day or two I realize just how much I do on the net.
Updates: Trying to update some of my apps at McD’s but it is being a bit of a problem, I think maybe it is the slow connection. The app I’m having the trouble with is the only important app on the phone, it is the MapMyWalk app. Without it I would can the phone.
Update; I could not get my MapMyWalk app to update, and I uninstalled it to try to get it, so I now no longer have the app at all!
Data: This will be the first time in a long time that I have went over on my data. When I crashed a Windows computer a few years back and had to reload it I went over on data but that is the only time I can remember doing so. I do think I have figured out the big use area, I had big chucks of data usage on a few mornings so that gives me a good ideal as to where my data went. At any rate, back to McD’s for data today.
Chores : Today is chores day so I will soon be off to do a few of them.
Update: Chores as done as they are getting done!
Pictures: Black-headed Grosbeak
Black Tailed Gnatcatcher
Workout Summary: Not too good, but a little something.
WEEKLY WORKOUT SUMMARY
WEEK OF 11/16/2014 – 11/22/2014
Pictures: A few flowers from KY.
Data: Checking with Verizon today says I have used over 20 gig of data this month, I have never used that much before. Maybe Verizon counts different from Millenicom?!??! Things are still not right on My Verizon site either and the tech don’t seem to have clue when I call them. Reading on forums tells me other from Millenicom are having the same problems. At any rate here I am at McDonald’s doing my internet stuff. Maybe Verizon should not get me to use to this …. I might be able to give them up all together :!:
P.S. may not be a post tomorrow.
Lollipop: Updated my Nexus 7 today, that took some time. Taken the update as an opportunity to revamp my apps a little bit and be rid of some that I never use. Redoing apps makes it a lot longer process but I’ll have a nice clean tablet …… for a while. At least till I clutter it up with a bunch of apps again. Many of my root apps are not working just yet, that will take some time. I did a big part of the update on my WiFi and some on McDonalds WiFI but I bet I ended up using more data than I wanted.
Okay, I’m off to play so later.
Slower: Today is a bit more of a chilling day. Took a little trip into the city this morning but that is about it for today.
Exercise: I did take a short slow walk today. I walked with MapMyWalk+! Distance: 2.24mi, time: 56:09, pace: 25:02min/mi, speed: 2.40mi/h.
Black Friday: I have been looking over Black Friday adds but I not seeing anything that I am wanting. Watching for Nexus 9 sale but no luck yet. Seeing a ton of low end computers and tablets but not much of the good stuff.
Blog: I don’t do a lot on the blog and when I drop pictures I just about don’t have a blog of late. I’m not a big talker even in person so just chatting about stuff is not my best thing. I don’t do a lot of exciting things at this time of my life so there is no big events to speak of. That pretty much leaves the little everyday things of life to blog about and being an older dude, that is not a lot! I guess the fact is that I have not been writing much of late (not that I ever did write a lot) but I use to write a little here and there. Maybe I am just getting lazier?
I kind of got out of putting as much time into the blog when I started my Volunteering last summer so I guess that has a bit to do with it to. Now I am hanging out with my friend Barry, and Barry is a goer and I go with, so we are always running the roads and that takes a good bit of time to, fun but time consuming. As a matter of fact I am off to do that now! Later
Ride: Wow, we rode till we where both wore out today. We rode to Bouse and then on to Quartzsite to goof off a while and then back, I’m beat. I pick up a couple of things for the RV while in Q and look at all the junk they have for RVs, made for a great day. Going down highway 95 is a nice drive form Havasu to Parker, some neat site seeing. I had never been to Bouse so it was neat to see that area too.
Next Location: I am starting to think on it. My friend is going to be taking his RV in for some repairs and it will be time for me to move. My friend and I will probably meet up again after he gets his RV fixed somewhere along the line. My next move could be just to the south of Lake Havasu, as far down as Quartzsite or somewhere in between, we’ll see.
Weather: Man, it is good! Enough said :)
I’m doing about nothing of late. As a matter of fact I have not taken time to blog any. But hello to everyone anyways.
Exercise not: I am not doing any exercise today, the knees ask for a rest and the knees get what they want :) so a couple of days off.
Nexus: I will have to update my Rooted Nexus 7(2012) in a bit. The new update(Lollipop) is out. I will wait till after the 25th so I know that I have plenty of bandwidth to play with. I will have to read up on it too, these updates are just far enough apart for me to have time to forget just how I did the last one :( I would like to get a newer Nexus device but I don’t much like what is out just now. At least not at the price, the(Nexus 9) is out at, just too costly for my taste.