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Friday, January 12, 2018

Lakeland Bank's infinitessimal improvement screwed up Quicken downloads


So Lakeland changed their user interface but I fail to see any substantial improvement. It did force Quicken One Step Update to fail.

I logged into the Quicken account, and discovered a page asking me to switch to electronic delivery which would not allow me to leave until I read the terms and conditions for electronic delivery, even though I want to continue paper.

Then it was unclear whether I still kept my paper delivery. It was a page not for mere mortals to understand.

After that, I still couldn't do a one step update in Quicken, so I did  a reset in Quicken, which resulted in two files instead of one, and a failed one step update.

I discovered that Quicken had created a temp file, so I had to google to find out how to delete it.

Then I went back into the remaining, correct, Lakeland, and disconnect, then reconnect. That got one step update working again.

I have two grievances with Lakeland about this:
  1. The confusing page about electronic delivery is either a new depth of stupid user interface, or it was on purpose to make people accidentally switch to electronic 
  2. Talk to Quicken about this poor API

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Cast (share screen) from Windows 10 to Roku streaming stick on tv


I usually use the chromecast device plugged into the tv's hdmi port, but I also have a roku streaming stick plugged into an hdmi port.

Sometimes my router's 2.4GHz connection craps out.

I discovered this about my Windows 10 computer

  1. Make sure you've switched your tv to the correct hdmi
  2. Click on the notifications area (to the right of the date in the bottom right corner of my windows display). It will show a rectangular window
  3. Click "connect" down at the bottom of the window
  4. You should see roku stick listed there. Click on it to connect
  5. You might see a message on your tv coming from roku to "accept" or "always accept." Click on one of those.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Solved! Plex Media Server indirect only


Tried to watch a Plex movie on my android tablet (amazon fire) and saw that it would only do an indirect connection, which is slow.

Solved! I had to turn off my VPN