Friday, January 5, 2018

Trip to Delta

On Tuesday, I went with a good friend to pick up his Ural from Mickey's shop down in Delta. He had taken it down after hydro-locking the engine when testing the underwater capability of the rig in a pothole. A very large pothole. On the way back, we stopped at a turnout to check the tie down straps holding the rig on the trailer and the air in one of the trailer tires. A good photo opportunity as it was right around sunset. The timestamp on the photo is 2:47pm and sunset was listed as 2:59pm. It was a warm (+37°F) afternoon and there was a lot of open water and overflow on the Tanana River. And this is January 2nd. Almost unheard of...

I deleted the Facebook app from my phone today. After checking battery consumption, it said that Facebook had used 57% of my battery and had almost nine hours of run time while in background. I had looked at the app this morning for about five minutes. After a brief online search, it seems that this has been a “known problem” for a while. The site runs just fine in either Chrome or Mobile Safari and you eliminate its ability to do anything in background.

Friday Update - After running for half a day of “normal use”, The battery is still 95% instead of the usual 65%. Sounds like a reasonable change to me. 

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  1. Beautiful sunset, Richard. Icy but beautiful.

    I wonder how said pothole looked like... I imagine lake size?

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    1. Everything is bigger in Alaska or that Texas. Anyway, it was larger enough to submerge the intake but probably smaller than a lake.

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  2. Beautiful picture Richard.

    We have old iPhone 4s's and mine stays charged pretty well ,but Brad's has a tendency to run out out battery life within an hour or two. We haven't been able to figure out why. Maybe it is the apps we have on it, as he has quite a few more and I rarely touch my phone.

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    1. The iPhone 4S batteries are cheap and easy to change so I would try that first. How is the job hunt going or is the search being broadened to include other countries or overseas? Single track commute?

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  3. Interesting, your finding re FB. Must investigate. Nice sunset pic.

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    1. 11% in my case re FB. My ebooks reader was highest user.

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    2. I was surprised at how much the app was using in background. If there was a lot of screen time it would make more sense such as your ebook reader. Now if the ebook reader was using that much in background, I would start to wonder,

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  4. Yep, got rid of my Facebook app too and just use Chrome. Brandy mentions short battery life on Brad's phone. I had a similar problem and found it to be my phone service provider's app, which is unforgivable! In recent times, I've tended to get rid of a lot of apps from my phone (except a weather app) and mainly use the phone for calling or texting. Everything else pretty much by PC or tablet.

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    1. It was even worse on the iPad. 77% of all battery usage with 2 min of screen time. FB is evil...

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  5. Richard, good to know about the facebook app - which I have but never use. Gone now, even if I'm not running IOS.

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    1. I still wonder what all of the processor time it was doing while in background.

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