iMessage Mess

You may find yourself in a similar situation. We had to remotely erase the wife’s iPhone this week and then tried to get it back up and running normally. iMessage was not working properly, the iPhone could log into iMessage using email, but it would not log in using the phone number.

iMessaging via the phone number was our goal. Messaging from an email address to a phone number wasn’t what we were looking for.

So I did what every red blooded American would do, I jumped on the interwebs and found all sorts of “turn it on and off”, “reset network settings”, “log out of iCloud/App Store” etc. Nothing worked.

Finally I went to Apple who told me to restore the iPhone after telling me to do the same steps above. Then they suggested something easier than everything I’d already tried:

  1. Log out of all the other devices that use iMessage; in our case that was an iPad and a Mac.
  2. Activate iMessage, making sure you’re already logged out is iMessage, i.e. make sure you don’t see an Apple ID with your email already in there
  3. You might have to toggle that back and forth a bit or even go on and off of a Wi-Fi connection. That’s what seemed to work for me.

I believe what was happening was that the phone number associated with the iMessage account needs to activate first. For me it worked when I switch back to Wi-Fi after trying to do it over the carrier network. Once I was on iMessage with the phone number I could log in using the Apple ID. Then we logged back into the other devices which then reallowed us to send/receive via the phone number.


Davy and Nena Make Japanese Pudding


Makes 4 100ml servings.

  1. In a bowl, put pudding mix in with 200ml of hot water mix well, “literally melt the mix well”.
  2. Add 100ml water and mix well. Poor into pudding forms.
  3. Put in the freezer for 1 hour to set.
  4. Mix the caramel packet with 1 Tablespoon of water. Pour over the top just before eating.

The bottom photo are alternate methods. I think it just says that if you put the caramel mix in while it’s still hot it will sink to the bottom and you can have it set after

Daddy’s notes:

First of all remember that 100ml = 0.422675 of a cup. 1 Japanese cup       = 200 millilitres
≈             7.04        imperial fluid ounces
≈             6.76        U.S. customary fluid ounces

The Tablespoons measurement seems to be universal, even in Japan.

Comcast Resolves Consumerist Reader’s Auto-Pay Paradox, Then Screws It Up All Over Again


Still having the same trouble. In taking with a buddy at work found out he’s had the same issue. Does anyone think they’ll ever get it right?

Originally posted on Consumerist:

(honeylamb) (honeylamb) You may remember the story of Consumerist reader L. Back in October, he was puzzled how Comcast had him listed simultaneously as being enrolled in its automatic payment program and not in the program. After his story appeared here, it looked like everything had been resolved. Appearances can be deceiving.

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Google, Google, Google, what did you do to my Chrome?

Okay. I’m a heavy user of Google Chrome. I use it ALL the time. Even on my iPhone. I just got used to opening up to the Chrome App page, but now on the desktop (Windows or Mac) when I open up Chrome now, I get this:

To get to the actual Chrome App page you gotta click that box of boxes; more on that below…

Okay, fine. Maybe this helps get people back to Maybe? I don’t understand. But typing in the search box doesn’t even work. If I type in the box, it jumps up to the Omnibar. Now I love the Omnibar and in fact I prefer it to this janky screen with a box to type in… but if you acually try to type in it, you get this:

Why? Beats me?

About the same time they did this (because Google updates your browser all the time, which IS cool) the mucked up the Apps page, but is had been the default "home page". To get there now you gotta click the box of boxes thing, remember?

I have about 4 or 5 that I actually use, but I have a few more that I test/try and basically never use again. So used to keep the one I liked on the first row…. ESPECIALLY GMAIL!!! It usually looks something like this:

But now when open the Apps page, my GMail button (and others) jump to a place I didn’t wan them go to!

I guess I just call 1-800-GOOGLE-HELP…. Oh ya, sometimes free ain’t great….

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