Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis


I consider myself rather technically adept. And yet, I can get tangled up so quickly in the most simple issue. It cracks me up.

Tonight's adventure was texting. Because Google has for too long not had their texting shit together, I've had to use Hangouts which is basically a not very good facetime application for texts. The only saving grace was that Hangouts is available to me on the phone, on every tablet and on any computer - which makes it ohhh so handy. But it's a stupid app for texting.

Now Google has made their text app (Messages) into a viable texting app that is also usable from everywhere including any computer. I got it all set up this afternoon.

It took me more than a beat to figure out I needed to tell Google I was switching. And that setting was not easy to find. But, it didn't work. I sent a text via Messages and the response would come back via Hangouts. I took a break for dinner and conjured. And then came back and still, no joy.

Finally I figured out that I had to specifically tell Hangouts that we were getting a divorce. Hangouts, turns out, does not respond to ghosting. I think I have it now. But I should have had it in 5 mins instead of several hours.

My Mom had this phrase she used all the time 'you're so bright we almost called you son'. It translates to Doh.
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