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Quick Hits - Star Trek, losing your phone and downloading Google Tasks


  • Yesterday I finally watched the Season 1 Finale of Star Trek Discovery. Fitting activity for the 43rd anniversary of the premiere of the original Star Trek in 1966.  There were two echos of the Original series. I won't spoil the one, but the other was the appearance briefly of Clint Howard.  He has appeared in four of six Star Trek series. He was in the first as a seven year old.
  • My last post, and future posts are about contingency plans for when ultimately Evernote servers are turned off (I wish them long and healthy life, but nothing is forever).  Other contingencies we have to plan for is the loss, theft, or demise of our phone.  Wired has a good article on planning for that horrible day.

    Update 9/20/2018 : Irony of ironies, a few days after posting this, phone died. Thankfully I had an extended warranty, and had backed everything up.  I'd even done a factory wipe and restore from my backup a few days prior to that, so I was confident the restore would work again.

    Keep backups people!
  • If you are a Google Tasks user, here's a site that will let you download your tasks as a CSV file. 
  • The colorized photo of above is a Wright Brother aloft in one of their gliders over Kill Devil Hills.  It is from an upcoming book, "The Colour of Time" coming soon.



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