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If she doesn't have access to the email associated with the account, she's probably going to have to start over with a new ID.
Please understand that there are a few basic rules that help keep your accounts from getting hijacked. If Yahoo! didn't require you to confirm account ownership using the linked email (or alternate email), it would be easy for anyone to claim that they lost their password and essentially take over anyone else's account.
I understand that this can be frustrating and inconvenient, but keeping a current, valid email address associated with your Yahoo account is essential if you ever want to recover your password.
Incidentally, most online services work the same way — they are “keyed” to your email account. If you forget your password, the only way to reset it is via that email address.
Offline messages aren't the most reliable method of communication. Obviously, if you attempt to send one, it's going to show up in your local log, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the person on the other end will ever see it.
My recommendation? Use YM for live, real-time communication. If someone is offline, revert to email or other more reliable form of asynchronous communication.
But that's just my $0.02 worth. YMMV….
Arq looks interesting (Online Backup for Mac | Arq | Haystack Software) but it's $29. They've got a 30-day trial so I'll check it out and let you know what I think.
I did end up buying the My Book Studio II. I got the 2 TB version for $137 on Amazon. Setup was a breeze. It came with RAID 0 as the default, but I switched to RAID 1 (mirroring) for a little more security. It's unlikely that both drives will fail at the same time.
I also took my broken drive in to a drive recovery service. They offer a free quote, and I'm supposed to hear back from them on Monday. Asking around, it seems like it's going to be expensive… possibly as much as $2k to restore. YIKES! This guy said it'll probably be at least $400 and quite possibly more. A buddy here are work suggested that the question he probably means to ask is “how much money do you have? that's what it costs…”
Seriously, if you want or need the data recovered, you're pretty much stuck.
Live and learn.
You can take this a step further. Setup the caller ID-to-AIM thing, then sign-in to AIM on your smart phone (iPhone, Android, Blackberry, whatever) and you will get a notfication when you get an incoming call at your home number — even when you are away!
Pretty slick trick.
My external Iomega 1TB drive died today with a “click, click, clicking” noise. Sadly, it's got a ton of music and photos on it. Any suggestions for recovery?
As for a replacement, should I get another external drive attached directly to my computer, or a NAS?
Is it just me, or does the site seem faster? 😀
I'll let you know if I find any bugs.
OMG that was awesome! Sounds like something a lawyer I know would do.
So when is this thing supposedly coming out? I want one, but I don't want to wait unless it's before the end of the year.
I read a headline yesterday that said if the iPad were classified as a computer, Apple would be outselling Dell, IBM… and all the other PC makers. Later that same day I read a tweet from a contact who said they now use their iPad far more often than their home PC, particularly for browsing.
So why ISN'T the iPad a computer?
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I have disabled the Facebook Connect login capability, as this was causing no end of woes. This will very likely cause some pain to folks who ONLY ever registered or signed in using their Facebook account, but everyone else (most people) should be fine.
Please let me know here if you run across any residual side-effects from turning FB Connect off.
Awesome! The error messages were really annoying!
Windows comes with built-in remote desktop service that works well if everyone is on Windows. And I will second Dermot's recommendation of Teamviewer, which works great cross-platform. I use it between my Mac and PCs (and even my iPhone sometimes).
Why can't spammers spell the simplest words correctly? I mean, seriously, it's called an iPod. And Yahoo! Messenger. And Radio Shack. Is that so difficult? 🙂
At least Thunder was too stupid to actually insert a link! 😀
Yeah, good luck with that. I tried a few times to preorder but never got through. AT&T's servers were overloaded.
Now we find out that all 600,000 phones reserved for preorders have already been sold out. I'd say they underestimated the demand for the iPhone 4.
At this point, I'm just going to wait until the dust settles, then upgrade.
Happy Birthday, patndoris! Hope you have a most excellent day!
Philip can wait for his cake, but I want mine NOW!
Um, what kind is it?
patndoris, I don't have an iPad (yet) but I will get one. Need to let the wallet fatten up a bit first.
I already have an iPhone with unlimited data and I am already tethering. You just need to jailbreak your phone (super easy to do) and install MyWi ($9.95). It essentially turns your iPhone into a wireless router and you can tether multiple devices simultaneously. I tether my laptop this way all the time. Another friend of mine who already has his iPad (the non 3G version) uses that very setup to access the internet from his iPad.
So it can be done, and without paying through the nose. Just don't get caught doing it.
Funny, I just used that very same link and got this version: 188.8.131.522 beta (42199)
You must be signed up to get the dev releases maybe?