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I use the WordPress ‘Copy a Post’ feature EVERYDAY — multiple times a day. Actually, I hardly ever create a ‘New Post’ from scratch. I always use a prior post as a template — and do so by COPYING it. Has worked fine for years. It was one of the more powerful capabilities of WordPress.
There was absolutely NOTHING wrong with it. It worked fine. ‘Copy a Post’ appeared as an option, on the left hand-side menu bar under ‘Posts’. You clicked on that and you got a list of all your recent posts plus a built-in search capability. Just select a prior post and off you went.
Then about 5 days ago the ‘Copy a Post’ option disappeared, without any explanation.
As a 10-year veteran of WordPress I knew others ways to copy a post. I did that.
Next day, WordPress was FORCED to add the EXPLANATION BOX highlighted in the above image. We didn’t need this. We had been doing fine. Doing GREAT.
Why fix something that definitely was NOT broken? Typical WordPress. Just can’t leave a good-thing alone.
Well, there must have been an outcry. The NEXT DAY they went back and reinserted the ‘Copy a Post’ option in the menu, BUT it did not work like before. Idiots.
I do despair of WordPress.com. They just insist on breaking what were perfectly good features.
It was going through the motions BUT there was NO data transfer.
I ended up FORCING a sync from the Vivoactive 3. That cleared up things.
So, just a HEADS UP.
>>>> Search ‘Fitbit’ & ‘Garmin’.
I was synching my Vivoactive 3, via Bluetooth, with my Android tablet, when I noticed that it was taking unusually long. So, checked. Saw it was doing a software update. Surprised me since 2.8 was so fresh.
Just to be on the safeside came upstairs, USB connected it to my PC, and ran Garmin Express. Sure enough. Firmware version 2.90 — to fix a touchscreen issue. Must have been serious. I had not noticed. Maybe I thought it was a bit sluggish BUT I had had any issues with the touchscreen and I had been running 2.80 for a week.
So, heads up.
Best to update to 2.90.
I suspect we will have 3.0 before the Chinese New Year, which is in February.
It definitely has prolonged battery life — maybe DOUBLED it.
On Monday, January 1, 2018 the software did have a conniption, but I was able to recover by doing a soft reset.
Still early days.
My first Garmin Vivoactive 3 died after 15 days. So, I am still rather leary and ‘jumpy’.
I am monitoring battery life and I will keep you posted.
Happy New Year.
Well we all knew that Garmin would have to fix the battery drain problem at some point. It was serious. So, this appears to be the first attempt. I haven’t had 2.8 firmware running for ling enough to tell whether it has made a difference. I will, of course, monitor and keep you posted.
I need to charge my Vivoactive 3 this evening, and whenever I do (since I do it on my main PC), I fire up Garmin Express to check on the software. It took a LONG TIME to sync so I suspected that new firmware was being downloaded. I was right.
Obi110/100: Continuing To Use ‘Google Voice’ With The $6 ‘Simon Telephonics’ ‘Google Voice Gateway’ (GVGW) Fix.
My ‘Google Voice‘ outbound service on the OBi110 stopped working this morning. Since OBi had screwed us before with Google Voice I kind of figured out, quite quickly, that this most likely was a software issue.
Did a few Google searches and LUCKILY stumbled upon the ‘Simon’ post, at the OBiTalk Forum, referenced above. A $6 FIX! I was skeptical since there were some bad reviews too. I was also worried that I might not be able to get it to work. But, $6 — on PayPal. Was worth a try.
IT WORKED — to my delight and relief.
The PayPal part was fine. No problems.
It took a FEW — nerve wracking — minutes, with multiple saves, browser refreshes and one cycling of power on the OBi110 before it took hold. Once it did, it was FINE.
What have you got to lose? $6?
I just hope this works for a few months.
Thank YOU, Simon.
You saved my day.