1. worldspy99's Avatar
    Chen Clan Hall in old Town Guangzhou.
    11-18-2019 04:30 AM
  2. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    My Christmas tree is more than 10yrs.. 7foot plastic thingy.. looks a bit sparse to be honest. I need to add more shiny glittery things on it.
    That's what my aunt did...bought a mini plastic tree she used for eons each year as she partly decorated the house I grew up in. Had a social spot in the closet for the tree and her decorations too.
    11-18-2019 07:27 AM
  3. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Monday, eh? Color me unsurprised.
    Laura Knotek and raycpl like this.
    11-18-2019 07:33 AM
  4. raycpl's Avatar
    Ages and ages before anything digital, this was the time of the year to buy and post Christmas cards to overseas relatives and friends....
    Haven't posted or received a Christmas for a long... can't even remember when was the last time I licked a postage stamp. I think it had a mint taste
    Anyone made their own Christmas greeting cards...??
    11-18-2019 07:35 AM
  5. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Ages and ages before anything digital, this was the time of the year to buy and post Christmas cards to overseas relatives and friends....
    Haven't posted or received a Christmas for a long... can't even remember when was the last time I licked a postage stamp. I think it had a mint taste
    Anyone made their own Christmas greeting cards...??
    Liked a stamp for work on Thursday. Mint wasn't what I tasted.
    Laura Knotek, aximtreo and libra89 like this.
    11-18-2019 08:05 AM
  6. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Monday, eh? Color me unsurprised.
    Trying to get centered to go work while on a crowded train with a dude on his bicycle blasting trap music. Gardening tools, female canines, counterfeit bills, illegal narcotics, Richard straddling, overpriced alcohol and the code is something I'd be more open to hear about after lunch...not the first thing going into work.
    Last edited by MSFTisMIA; 11-18-2019 at 09:04 AM.
    Laura Knotek and libra89 like this.
    11-18-2019 08:39 AM
  7. raycpl's Avatar
    Liked a stamp for work on Thursday. Mint wasn't what I tasted.
    localised flavours!!
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-18-2019 09:44 AM
  8. raycpl's Avatar
    Packing up is already stressful.. now there a watercut for entire housing estate that's gonna last three days... seriously??!!
    Luckily there is a biggish backup PVC watertank up in the roof... it'll do for baths and cleaning up ...but not for drinking.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-18-2019 09:49 AM
  9. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    localised flavours!!
    Yeah, everyone likes that new old hottest flavor "a damn headache."
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-18-2019 12:52 PM
  10. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Packing up is already stressful.. now there a watercut for entire housing estate that's gonna last three days... seriously??!!
    Luckily there is a biggish backup PVC watertank up in the roof... it'll do for baths and cleaning up ...but not for drinking.
    I'm a veteran of those things.

    #gallonbucketbaths!
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-18-2019 12:52 PM
  11. libra89's Avatar
    Ages and ages before anything digital, this was the time of the year to buy and post Christmas cards to overseas relatives and friends....
    Haven't posted or received a Christmas for a long... can't even remember when was the last time I licked a postage stamp. I think it had a mint taste
    Anyone made their own Christmas greeting cards...??
    Nope. Christmas greeting cards aren't really my thing right now. Maybe that might be look different if I was with someone who was into that. I do think the thought is sweet though.
    Laura Knotek and raycpl like this.
    11-18-2019 02:56 PM
  12. libra89's Avatar
    Just noticed that Swappa has a beta of Swappa Local. It seems interesting. I wonder if anyone has any thoughts on it or has tried it?
    11-18-2019 06:09 PM
  13. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Just noticed that Swappa has a beta of Swappa Local. It seems interesting. I wonder if anyone has any thoughts on it or has tried it?
    I tried a Swappa local style service before...it used to be called Craigslist. Lol.

    All jokes aside, I don't have any intention of using their local service before. Having did the dumpster diving on Craigslist, I'm now in a place where for my convenience it's better to just get the item shipped to my PO Box vs going through the shenanigans of an in person meet.
    Laura Knotek, libra89 and aximtreo like this.
    11-18-2019 08:55 PM
  14. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    11-18-2019 09:33 PM
  15. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Once again, Sony is being Sony.
    MSFTisMIA likes this.
    11-18-2019 09:42 PM
  16. libra89's Avatar
    They are so annoying with this.
    11-18-2019 09:57 PM
  17. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    That's a lot of phones for a so called 'struggling' division...

    Looks like they're doing the compact, standard and premium thing again.

    No mention if they're sticking to the new display size but my guess is yes.
    libra89 and Laura Knotek like this.
    11-19-2019 05:38 AM
  18. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    So current update on the phone situation.

    The Nokia 9 is coming back as is the wireless charging pad.

    My wife has cancelled her Sony Xperia 5 as it was coming from the same company and she was unsure of it anyway. It also appears to be stuck somewhere... This company has lost all creditability now.

    She's suggest getting the USB port fixed on the XZ as that's what she's currently using and likes the size. The battery is atrocious though. I suggested getting an XZ3 but can't seem to find any that are silver at a decent price.

    So it's a question mark as to what we do now.

    Until I get the phone back I'm unsure what to do.

    The market for the Nokia 9 is dismal at best. It was used for a total of 6 days. Unfortunately doesn't mean anything.
    aximtreo, libra89 and Laura Knotek like this.
    11-19-2019 05:45 AM
  19. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    So current update on the phone situation.

    The Nokia 9 is coming back as is the wireless charging pad.

    My wife has cancelled her Sony Xperia 5 as it was coming from the same company and she was unsure of it anyway. It also appears to be stuck somewhere... This company has lost all creditability now.

    She's suggest getting the USB port fixed on the XZ as that's what she's currently using and likes the size. The battery is atrocious though. I suggested getting an XZ3 but can't seem to find any that are silver at a decent price.

    So it's a question mark as to what we do now.

    Until I get the phone back I'm unsure what to do.

    The market for the Nokia 9 is dismal at best. It was used for a total of 6 days. Unfortunately doesn't mean anything.
    I hope it's not the Hong Kong crew causing you problems. If it is, that's so unfortunate.

    This is the issue that people have with Android. If you're using a relatively unpopular handset, replacement parts tend to get hard to find. And the repair costs don't get cheaper. I'd have done a battery swap and USB C port swap as well. The issue there is finding a good repair shop that wouldn't break the screen in doing the repairs. Plus your IP rating will go down once it's repaired.
    It may not be worth all that work, which is what the OEM wants to sell you a new phone.

    I can hear the penny section on removable batteries yelling loudly. They have good reason, but Apple has defined that market so much that sealed slabs are the norm going forward.
    libra89, Laura Knotek and aximtreo like this.
    11-19-2019 08:17 AM
  20. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Tuesday, eh?

    I need a Monday after pill to start to get through the week.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-19-2019 08:23 AM
  21. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I hope it's not the Hong Kong crew causing you problems. If it is, that's so unfortunate.

    This is the issue that people have with Android. If you're using a relatively unpopular handset, replacement parts tend to get hard to find. And the repair costs don't get cheaper. I'd have done a battery swap and USB C port swap as well. The issue there is finding a good repair shop that wouldn't break the screen in doing the repairs. Plus your IP rating will go down once it's repaired.
    It may not be worth all that work, which is what the OEM wants to sell you a new phone.

    I can hear the penny section on removable batteries yelling loudly. They have good reason, but Apple has defined that market so much that sealed slabs are the norm going forward.
    Yeah it's the place I've bought other phones from. Their return policy is garbage so never dealing with them again. I've learnt my lesson. Cheap is great so long as you abide by the rules of cheap. In other words, expect crap service and expenses when dealing with the company that sold it to you.

    With the X5. It's been a headache since she paid for it. It should be here by now but it was out of stock and now it's apparently stuck in customs. We've had no information from them at all so my wife told them we want a refund immediately. They said they can't do it until it comes out of customs. I don't know what to think. There's something not right.

    As for getting the XZ repaired that's an issue. Do we pay for the repair and new battery and if things go wrong then we pay for a new screen? It's a hard one. I'd rather she just got a X5 locally or got the XZ3. Either or. Unfortunately she really dislikes a black phones and trying to find silver XZ3 is proving difficult.

    Also she's not a fan of the XZ camera and it's not going to get updated so I don't see the point really.

    She's contemplated using the Nokia 9 but I doubt she'll get 'used' to it.
    Last edited by N_LaRUE; 11-19-2019 at 10:31 AM.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-19-2019 08:35 AM
  22. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    So on Friday I went to get apply for my Canadian passport. Because of the location we had to go through the Arc de Triomph roundabout and I took a video. So here's an idea what this is like.

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1BU...1r2RiRXSE1op81
    libra89, Laura Knotek and aximtreo like this.
    11-19-2019 08:37 AM
  23. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Here's another video of us driving into Paris. Due to where we typically end up we do a lot of driving along the River Seine.

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hY...YthFCPrNDDw0G_
    libra89, Laura Knotek and aximtreo like this.
    11-19-2019 08:39 AM
  24. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Yeah it's the place I've bought other phones from. Their return policy is garbage so never dealing with them again. I've learnt my lesson. Cheap is great so long as you abide by the rules of cheap. In other words, expect crap service and expenses when dealing with the company that sold it to you.

    With the X5. It's been a headache since she paid for it. It should be here by now but it was out of stock and now it's apparently stuck in customs. We've had no information from them at all so my wife told them we want a refund immediately. They said they can't do it until it comes out of customs. I don't know what to think. There's something not right.

    As for getting the XZ repaired that's an issue. Do we pay for the repair and new batter and if things go wrong then we pay for a new screen? It's a hard one. I'd rather she just got a X5 locally or got the XZ3. Either or. Unfortunately she really dislikes a black phones and trying to find silver is proving difficult.

    Also she's not a fan of the XZ camera and it's not going to get updated so I don't see the point really.

    She's contemplated using the Nokia 9 but I doubt she'll get 'used' to it.
    I might suggest to put a skin on it - if you can find one. Unless she's one of those naked types. I think the XZ2 was the last models Sony did where the paint job for the bezels at front and the back of the phone matched.
    libra89 and Laura Knotek like this.
    11-19-2019 11:44 AM
  25. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    @N_LaRUE Is there anything like Craigslist in France? Would it be difficult to find a Sony device from a local seller?

    What phones are popular in France?
    libra89 and aximtreo like this.
    11-19-2019 04:30 PM
152,123 ... 60666067606860696070 ...

Similar Threads

  1. WC app: Can't log on?
    By Nogitsune Micah in forum Windows Central for Windows Phone - App Support
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 10-23-2014, 07:53 AM
  2. Do you use HipChat? Tell them why you want a native app for Windows Phone
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-22-2014, 02:42 PM

Tags for this Thread

LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD