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Hey guys. I have been away from here for a while. The poll on the main page looks familiar, but some things must have changed around here.
I just had a Skype call with my mom and sister. We are 9 time zones apart, so it does not happen every day. Still, with so many things to talk about, we sure spent a lot of time having my sister's dog and my dogs try to discuss their issues.
Actually, it was mostly my sister's dog interacting and my dogs staring blankly at...who knows. My sister's dog is obsessed with watching TV and videos on tablets. I never knew dogs could be so observant about the content they watch, but whenever you turn on the TV in my sister's living room, her dog comes running (she loves that TV show with the German Shephard police dog). When watching an animal video on a tablet, she will push the screen with her nose and on today's Skype call, she could clearly tell the difference between me holding one of my dogs up to the camera and holding up one of their stuffed animals.
It is... but it shows that you have been long "afk"
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
so your dog is becoming like a modern human:
always looking at a screen (phone, ipad..) otherwise oblivious as REAL life carries on around them.
seen large tour groups as in busses loaded with people travelling to 'exotic' and 'interesting' destinations - ignoring the sights / tour commentary because too busy doing assbook and twatter etc.
(... mona lisa's never been so lonely.)
A couple of comments on this.
My sister's dog is a Westie, but since I didn't mention that, I am a bit disturbed by your apparent remote viewing powers
I checked out a couple of YouTube videos of Westies watching TV and although they are doing some of the same things my sister's dog does when watching TV, there are no videos of my sister's dog out there.
For his cat: clearly the frequent psychotic episodes Griff reports his feline companion experiences/exhibits is having a profound effect on his nuclear family, exacerbated by a broken sous-vide, and spousal alienation over who wraps Xmas gifts more stylishly.
Looking beyond said kitty's behavior, we can see that that cat is suffering from bling deficiency.
This gift from the famed jeweller, Boucheron, could remedy this feline dyspepsia: [^].
Price ? Well, Boucheron (France) is the kind of place that would not unlock the door if you arrived in anything less than a Rolls or Lamborghini.
I estimate we'll need to raise at least 30k £.
I can't think of a better Xmas gift for one of CodeProject's upstanding members !
«One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams.» Salvador Dali
My dad bought a 2020 Hyundai Palisade back in the fall, and the salesweasel convinced him he needed to get rid of his old flip-phone and get a smartphone to use "Blue Link", Hyundai's proprietary software for...Lord only knows what. Checking the status of the door locks and such, it seems.
I don't know how many times I've told him since it doesn't sound terribly useful, and that it's not going to provide him with anything he needs. About 2 weeks ago he got himself some Android phone anyway, and now wants me to install the Blue Link app on it.
It's rated rather poorly (2.5 stars out of 5), and the only positive reviews are all from people, it seems, who only want a single function, the remote starter (which you can use with the keyfob anyway, no app required). The app reviews are all otherwise trashing it. Despite my warnings, he got me to install it...and it's absolutely useless. You can't even launch the app - it crashes back to the main screen after some splash screen. Try to restart it enough times, and eventually it'll try to relaunch itself in a loop, actually rendering the phone unusable unless you're quick enough to switch back to Google Play and hit Uninstall.
I'm trying to make my dad understand that no, the fact that his car isn't yet registered in the app probably has nothing to do with the constant crashing, since you can't even get far enough to even try to register it.
Maybe they haven't tried the app on this particular phone or OS version (it's running Android 9, and the phone's still new, so it hasn't even yet had a chance to get any crapware installed on it yet), and while it's certainly possible they'll manage to get it launching eventually, the fact that the app has existed since 2017 (I believe) and still rated so poorly doesn't give me much hope.
I've always believed that car guys shouldn't be writing software, any more than software guys should be making cars. What I'm seeing does nothing to change my perception.
Anyone here working in the automotive software industry?
Could it be that your dad isn't so much interested in the app, but uses it as an excuse to buy a smartphone, be hip and maybe spend some time with his son?
I'm guessing your dad isn't stupid and understands that the app is useless and doesn't work well, so the app is likely to be a cover up for another motive
My dad's avoided a smartphone until now, and had been taking pride in showing off his "dinosaur".
He's a retired mechanic (after working for 40+ years for the same car dealer), and while he's got no interest in working on his own vehicle (this not being "his brand"), he does get impressed by little software things. I put together his (first ever) contact list on his phone, and he found it so impressive that the entries showed up in alphabetical order...his mind was blown when I entered the phone numbers for a few businesses, and Google pulled down/filled in the rest of the details for those that had a match.
He'd been thinking about changing phones for years, but I'm pretty sure it's the fact that he was promised he could interact with his car through a smartphone that's finally sealed the deal for him. He's still convinced he can just call the manufacturer to get his vehicle registered against the app to get it working.
But to your point, yeah, he's no dummy. To keep busy, he's installing remote car starters, and he manages to follow cryptic wiring diagrams, solder everything, and program the modules and still make it worth his time.
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