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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Solved! But I don't know how: Quicken was asking me for my bank's registration code every time I ran One Step Update

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Quicken was asking me for my bank's registration code every time I ran One Step Update. And I discvered it was a spurious window, because I could cancel out of the window and it proceed with the One Step Update.

But then if I initiate a new One Step Update, it would come back.

I thought I fixed it by clearing cache and cookies in Chrome, but it came back.

So then I uninstalled and reinstalled Quicken. That fixed it but it came back

Then it offered the latest update which I took, but it still failed after the latest update

Then I rebooted again.

Now it's working. I have no idea why.

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If you would like to know more about PythonistaCafe, where we share thoughts, ideas, fixes, and a sense of courteous community, look to Dan Bader, who started it all. He also offers free tips by email. Oh, and if you take an interest in good marketing writing, read his stuff for that reason too. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Solved! I couldn't get any pedometer working on my Moto Z4

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I found one that works. It's called Pedometer Step Counter.
The logo is pink.
Here it is in Google Play.
Once installed, go into its settings, and follow the instructions for "How to fix the Stop Counting Steps Issue."
Also change the sensitivity to High.

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If you would like to know more about PythonistaCafe, where we share thoughts, ideas, fixes, and a sense of courteous community, look to Dan Bader, who started it all. He also offers free tips by email. Oh, and if you take an interest in good marketing writing, read his stuff for that reason too. 

Monday, October 21, 2019

Solved! Gdrive sharing not including some subfolders

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Facts


  1. I had created a top level folder in gdrive and moved all my folders into it. That way, I could share the entire top level folder with one particular person
  2. But I found that only some of the subfolders got shared
  3. No amount of googling found me this problem or any answer
  4. I finally decided to try just re-creating new subfolders and moving all the contents. Then I deleted the old, empty, and what-I-consider-to-be-corrupted folders. Easy Peasy
  5. Now all the subfolders are properly shared

I belong to a private, fee-based group of Pythonistas.

If you would like to know more about PythonistaCafe, where we share thoughts, ideas, fixes, and a sense of courteous community, look to Dan Bader, who started it all. He also offers free tips by email. Oh, and if you take an interest in good marketing writing, read his stuff for that reason too. 

Solved! Quickly and easily learn who has access to anything on your Gdrive

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  1. Run https://www.whohasaccess.com
  2. Wait for the results
  3. Click on any picture to drill down on what they have access to
  4. When you're done, remember to press the button that deletes all your info from the whohasacess server

If you're worried about the safety of the above link, check it out with virustotal.com first. It's safe.

I belong to a private, fee-based group of Pythonistas.

If you would like to know more about PythonistaCafe, where we share thoughts, ideas, fixes, and a sense of courteous community, look to Dan Bader, who started it all. He also offers free tips by email. Oh, and if you take an interest in good marketing writing, read his stuff for that reason too. 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Solved! Pedometers not working on Moto Z4

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When trying yet another pedometer app (this one is called "Pedometer - Step Counter" I did this

  1. My profile
  2. How to fix the "stop counting steps" issue
  3. Update settings
  4. Next
  5. Go to set
  6. All apps
  7. Pedometer - Step Counter (or whatever is the name of your pedometer)
  8. Battery optimization
  9. Click "ALL APPS" this is important
  10. Click on don't optimize


So then I figured out how to get right to "Battery Optimization." Just go to settings, and type into the search "battery optimization."

My final solution

What I really like is Walklogger. So I uninstalled the other one, installed Walklogger, went to settings, "battery optimization," clicked "all apps," found Walklogger, and clicked "don't optimize."

I belong to a private, fee-based group of Pythonistas.

If you would like to know more about PythonistaCafe, where we share thoughts, ideas, fixes, and a sense of courteous community, look to Dan Bader, who started it all. He also offers free tips by email. Oh, and if you take an interest in good marketing writing, read his stuff for that reason too. 

Sunday, September 29, 2019

I emailed Joe Rossi this morning

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I emailed Joe Rossi this morning. I should have done it sooner, but I sat on it.
Subject: A different perspective on the comment made by Jennifer Hewitt Bishop
Hello. I'm a person who lives in Jersey City (a city considered the second most diverse in our country). I may have a different perspective on what Jennifer Hewitt Bishop said, and which I hope you will take a few moments to consider, just as I have taken a few moments to construct this email for you.
Her comment, although not well constructed, may be an attempt at being diversity-minded and descriptive, with no real intent of judgment. I ran across the following article which describes cultural differences in parenting, and which illustrates my point. Here's just one quote, but I hope you read the article "Both in Japan and Norway, parents are focused on cultivating independence. Children do things alone early, whether it’s walking to school or to the movies."


When people make comments that sound racist, sometimes those comments are indeed racist. But don't we need to ask them first "what did you mean by that"? After all, acknowledging cultural differences is not only not racist, but inclusive. It's a slippery area.
I realize that to consider this perspective can cause political problems. But isn't it the right thing to do anyway? Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of this view.
Sincerely, Mrs. Linda Moran

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Solved! Deleting large files and folders from mapped network drive in File Explorer is very slow

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The two commands that users require are Del, for deleting files, and Rmdir, for removing directories.
  1. Tap on the Windows-key, type cmd.exe and select the result to load the command prompt.
  2. Navigate to the folder that you want to delete (with all its files and subfolders). Use cd path, e.g. cd o:\backups\test\ to do so.
  3. The command DEL /F/Q/S *.* > NUL deletes all files in that folder structure, and omits the output which improves the process further.
  4. Use cd.. to navigate to the parent folder afterwards.
  5. Run the command RMDIR /Q/S foldername to delete the folder and all of its subfolders.
The commands may require some explanation.
DEL /F/Q/S *.* > NUL
  • /F -- forces the deletion of read-only files.
  • /Q -- enables quiet mode. You are not ask if it is ok to delete files (if you don't use this, you are asked for any file in the folder).
  • /S -- runs the command on all files in any folder under the selected structure.
  • *.* -- delete all files.
  • > NUL -- disables console output. This improves the process further, shaving off about one quarter of the processing time off of the console command.
RMDIR /Q/S foldername
  • /Q -- Quiet mode, won't prompt for confirmation to delete folders.
  • /S -- Run the operation on all folders of the selected path.
  • foldername -- The absolute path or relative folder name, e.g. o:/backup/test1 or test1

I belong to a private, fee-based group of Pythonistas.

If you would like to know more about PythonistaCafe, where we share thoughts, ideas, fixes, and a sense of courteous community, look to Dan Bader, who started it all. He also offers free tips by email. Oh, and if you take an interest in good marketing writing, read his stuff for that reason too.