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post #256 of 944
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Originally Posted by Jr Mouse View Post

Are you using it to sync to Gmail? That's really odd as it works fine for me. Maybe a bug?

Try emailing support too. If you can't get through PM me and I'll send you a direct contact.

icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif at the bolded -- baller! Really appreciate the gesture, too, by the way.

Anyway, yes, I am using gmail. I've decided to call it quits with Boxer. It's extremely buggy because I'll read an email and the unread ticker disappears... at least initially. Then a couple minutes later, the boxer app will show the unread email notification and it's the exact same email I had just read, showing as unread! Other times, it won't even notify me of new emails and when I manually force a sync, it'll show 6 new emails from hours ago at once.. as if it had completely missed them prior to my checking. WTF?

God I fucking miss using gmail exchange with the stock mail app. That shit just worked. None of this third party crap works. I don't care for archiving, or having to-dos, any of that. I just want a simple email interface that pre-loads emails. I can't believe any of the highly-acclaimed apps I've tried don't do that.
post #257 of 944
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

My old grandfathered gmail pushes but my new work gmail won't.

Y u do dis to us, Google?

Yup. Google has been fucking up, HARD, lately. They're trying to force their entire ecosystem on everyone now and as this article below shows, that does not engender goodwill at all within the customer's mindset. What's with all this bullshit with Google +?

Why not create an excellent product and let the quality speak for itself? Don't fucking force feed us your shit, Google. Fuck you, seriously.

http://readwrite.com/2014/01/10/google-plus-inescapable#awesm=~osEM2uS5MyRyVl
post #258 of 944
"Don't be evil"
post #259 of 944
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Originally Posted by Jr Mouse View Post

"Don't be evil"
post #260 of 944
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Yup. Google has been fucking up, HARD, lately. They're trying to force their entire ecosystem on everyone now and as this article below shows, that does not engender goodwill at all within the customer's mindset. What's with all this bullshit with Google +?

Why not create an excellent product and let the quality speak for itself? Don't fucking force feed us your shit, Google. Fuck you, seriously.

http://readwrite.com/2014/01/10/google-plus-inescapable#awesm=~osEM2uS5MyRyVl

+1

Between google+, google's current email bullshit, the "new" google maps, forcing google+ on youtube, etc.
post #261 of 944
Why do airplane boarding passes linger around in PassBook?

How could they possibly be of use after you've taken the flight already? It makes no sense to me that apple requires you to manually go in and delete each individual pass.

Wtf
post #262 of 944
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Why do airplane boarding passes linger around in PassBook?

How could they possibly be of use after you've taken the flight already? It makes no sense to me that apple requires you to manually go in and delete each individual pass.

Wtf

Software shouldn't delete things for you really. It's a dangerous design decision to decide for the user what they don't need any more.
post #263 of 944
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Originally Posted by gort View Post

Software shouldn't delete things for you really.

But in this case, I believe it should. Or at least automatically index and move them to a separate section in passbook.

There's no reason for my old American flight boarding pass from months ago to stay stagnant in passbook today.
post #264 of 944
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post


But in this case, I believe it should. Or at least automatically index and move them to a separate section in passbook.

There's no reason for my old American flight boarding pass from months ago to stay stagnant in passbook today.

 

So delete it you lazy millenial. 

post #265 of 944
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

So delete it you lazy millenial. 

But... But... I shouldn't have to!!!
post #266 of 944
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

But in this case, I believe it should. Or at least automatically index and move them to a separate section in passbook.

There's no reason for my old American flight boarding pass from months ago to stay stagnant in passbook today.

Yea, adding an "archived" functionality would make sense and be safer. No argument there.
post #267 of 944

Deleting things always makes me feel good so I wouldn't mind it I don't think. I also love throwing things out in real life. What's the opposite of a hoarder?

post #268 of 944
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

Deleting things always makes me feel good so I wouldn't mind it I don't think. I also love throwing things out in real life. What's the opposite of a hoarder?

Terminator?
post #269 of 944
Thread Starter 

What kind of backup routines do you guys have? I used to be very diligent with backups but have become lazy in the last couple of years. My old setup:

 

  • frequent hard drive cloning to 2.5" drives (one kept at home, one kept at work), using Carbon Copy Cloner. These drives were identical to the one I used in my MacBook, kept in removable enclosures, and could easily replace my drive should it fail.
  • Time Machine backups to a portable external drive
  • daily scheduled backups of important directories to Amazon S3, using Arq
  • most important directories also synced to Dropbox (using symbolic links)

 

Somewhere I fell off the wagon, and lately I have no backup system in place. Most of my data lives in the cloud these days (iCloud, Dropbox, etc.), but I want to put a system in place again. What I'm thinking:

 

  • Time Capsule for automatic, wireless Time Machine backups
  • CrashPlan for automatic, wireless backups

 

Making redundant clones of my drive just seems like more hassle and expense than it's worth now (especially since I'd now want expensive SSDs, and it's more difficult to swap drives yourself on the newer MacBooks). Should my drive fail, I'd just take my laptop to the Apple Store, have them put in a new drive with a clean OS install, then manually grab files I need from my backups. Maybe I'm overlooking a better option, though.

post #270 of 944
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Originally Posted by ChetB View Post

  • Time Capsule for automatic, wireless Time Machine backups
  • CrashPlan for automatic, wireless backups

Making redundant clones of my drive just seems like more hassle and expense than it's worth now (especially since I'd now want expensive SSDs, and it's more difficult to swap drives yourself on the newer MacBooks). Should my drive fail, I'd just take my laptop to the Apple Store, have them put in a new drive with a clean OS install, then manually grab files I need from my backups. Maybe I'm overlooking a better option, though.

This is exactly what I do... absolutely automated and brilliant.
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