When I Wear my Techie Hat ...
This morning I decided to come to grips with the App store function on my mobile phone. I've been trying this for a while. Like every week or so since I got the phone a couple of months ago.
At the time of the Great Koala Count I actually downloaded the Koala Count App, back in November 2013, and the ALA App (Atlas of Living Australia) using an identity that refused to work thereafter.
After a visit to the Crowd Support site per my laptop, I discovered I would have to Sign Out of my old Apple ID and Sign in with my new one on my mobile.
|Wheel of Fire Tree (Stenocarpus sinuatus) by R de Heer|
Or it's me. Yet I use intuition a lot. It is an important connection to the great marshalling yard of ideas in my unconsciousness.
Only by signing up for iCloud was I able to let Apple know of my new ID. Success One: I changed my ID.
On to the App store, where I downloaded the free App for inputting observations to the Climate Watch site. Success Two: Downloaded the Climate Watch App.
Input my Climate Watch username and password and hey presto, the App recognized me! Success Three!
I hardly believed it.
I trotted to my front yard, the kerb. Input the data for the Wheel of Fire Tree (Stenocarpus sinuatus) there, flowering discontinuously since December 2013. Pressed Send.
Alert: GPS co ordinates are not accurate enough. Please try again in a minute...
A couple of dozen minutes later I have
1) Turned on WIFI, pressed Send;
1a) Eaten 2 squares of lowFODMAP chocolate;
2) Joined a Network, pressed Send;
3) Read facts pertaining to the problem, pressed Send;
3a) Eaten two more squares of low FODMAP chocolate;
4) Hoped something had changed without me doing anything, such as for example a comsat (communication satellite) appearing overhead, albeit so far up as to be invisible, pressed Send;
4a) Eaten four more squares of low FODMAP chocolate, folded the packet and put it away!
5) I am spending/wasting too much time on this. I haven't even done the vacuuming yet. It's time to put my techie hat in the cupboard for a while.
It turns out that the reason for my low threshold of frustration is that I have Pyrroluria, a biochemical imbalance involving severe deficiencies of zinc and B6. I need to study up on that. Do biochemists have hats?