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Weibo Glitch(?)

Something has gone wrong with my Weibo account.

I’ve been asked to sign in (I usually don’t sign out) — and now it’s saying the email I used to register isn’t recognized.

If my account has been deleted, this is a big disaster for me. I didn’t bookmark all the new accounts I added since getting an account.

Standby.

Same-day update: My Weibo access is totally fucked for today. Will try to access it as best I can using limited number of old Bookmarks. Screensnaps will look different, without account logos.

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China Is Quiet

There’s no tablet news out of China. Things are quiet. Even the hype for existing tablets has been dying down. Some are on sale (in China only) for up to fifty percent off(!).

It’s not just me with little new to post. Some China tech sites look like they’re withering for lack of new posts.

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#FuckCancer

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A family member has been afflicted.

I’ve spent the past month between hospitals.

This is in addition to the IRL Complications that have prevented me from updating this blog regularly.

Updating of this blog will continue to be irregular and with fewer updates until the entire situation improves.

By the way, I lightly used the Nexus 9 again yesterday. I still like it. It also had the keyboard cover. US$129 for that keyboard case is highway robbery. And I couldn’t get it to work with the tablet. But I could type on it, which surprised me.

Previously here:

IRL Complications

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Chinese New Year, Quiet Tablet Time

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There’s been no new tablet introductions of any significance (meaning: of interest to me) during my blog interruption.

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IRL Complications

A Sticky until the situation changes. Scroll down one for any new posts.

Stuff In Real Life with no end yet in sight is keeping me offline more than usual.

For the past week, I’ve been offline during the evenings.

I was offline all this weekend.

There might be a ramp up that will keep me offline totally for either a few days or up to two weeks.

I’ll try to give a timeframe if I can get on the Net from elsewhere, but don’t be surprised if the blog doesn’t get updated beginning tomorrow (Tuesday, February 10, 2015).

February 10, 2015 update: Blog updating could stop any time. I was able to quickly check China today.

February 14, 2015 update: I had a small bit of time to approve Comments. There is no time for any new posts. I’m not yet at the point where I have to announce an official hiatus for this joint. But it could happen.

February 17, 2015 update: Shit threatens to get even worse. Standby for even fewer updates.

February 18, 2015 update: Sporadic updates that can end at any time.

February 24, 2015 update: Dragged the home notebook — which weighs like a hundred fucking pounds — to a remote location. WiFi is totally unreliable. But I did get to read about the new Pebble Time and do a quick post about it. No other updates yet possible.

February 25, 2015 update: Despite any new updates, don’t expect the old volume of coverage. And don’t expect regularity. And expect it all to cease at any time.

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Reader Alert: Hit “Older Posts”

This blog’s template sticks ten posts at a time on the front.

Today is yet another one of those days when I’ll be doing more than ten posts in a day.

So to see everything, when getting to the bottom of the scroll hit the “Older posts” link.

The first post published today was: Nokia N1 Disassembled For Real

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This Needs Repeating

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Why I Won’t Recommend A Tablet To Anyone

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Reader Alert: Hit “Older Posts”

This blog’s template sticks ten posts at a time on the front.

Today is yet another one of those days when I’ll be doing more than ten posts in a day. This is the tenth post and I haven’t even checked Weibo yet.

So to see everything, when getting to the bottom of the scroll hit the “Older posts” link.

The first post published today was: Aigo x86 Disassembled

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NYC Blizzard January 2015: Update Five, Final

Weather Underground should have stuck with this:

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Between five to eight is what I got.

NYC is still under weather lockdown as of 7:42AM, but I’ve seen “civilian” drivers out.

Once again, they hyped the hell out of a storm that turned out not to be as bad as they said. This is why they weren’t believed when it came to Superstorm Sandy.

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NYC Blizzard January 2015: Update Four

Most the day, Weather Underground insisted on this snowfall amount:

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Shortly before post time here, it was changed to this:

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The Weather Channel earlier today showed a model called RPM that also predicted somewhere between three to eight inches. But they were believing the EUR model, showing feet.

I do this post to remind me. Let’s see what I wake up to in the morning.

Someone will have some ’splainin to do.

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