Wednesday, May 23, 2012

how to unload / import your photos from your iphone onto your pc

if you have a passlock on your phone, take it off (temporarily) and you can access your photos like any other removable storage (e.g. a flash memory stick or camera).

there is an awesome way to have windows automatically import your photos from your iphone, as if it was a camera! first, plug your iphone into your pc (this will work with a removable flash memory card like SD or CompactFlash memory card into the associated reader). in the AutoPlay dialog box, click "Import pictures and videos using windows." you can click "Import Settings" in the "Import Pictures and Videos" dialog box, to change the location of the folder placement and a couple of tagging options. from then on, your pc will automatically prompt you to take the pictures off of your phone. you can even delete the imported photos, easily (click erase after importing) and it will only import the photos that haven't previously been imported. 

you're welcome, iphone users. i didn't even charge you $30.

btw, grammatically inclined folk, was that the proper use of "onto"? tricky little word...

Monday, May 7, 2012

the exquisite satisfaction of meaningful apologies

i am a douche in many ways- i am not as humble as i should be. i am pretentious and i like it, which makes it worse. many times i have hurt people or done, in poor judgement, something that has hurt them. as shitty as i sound, i am striving to figure out how to live a good life, and that includes owning my shortcomings, apologizing for them when necessary and improving my life skills.

there is just something so relieving about apologizing for being a jerk. even if i felt so entitled to take the action i took in a present mind, this future self is trying to apologize for her past self's selfishness or plain old rudeness. i have reached out to many people whom i have done wrong, and i plan to continue to do so in the future. i cannot pretend these actions are without selfishness, i find it totally satisfying and rewarding to apologize for my actions.

i realize i absolutely hate the idea of someone disliking me. this was pointed out to me the other day as i was fretting about running into a person who doesn't really like me. it wasn't because i was scared she would do something absurd in public, it was because i would have to face the fact that i am not perfectly likable. i am as certain as i can be that i am disliked by many. and what does it matter? for those that i barely know, precisely that- they barely know me. the people who have looked in and loved me and grew to dislike me, they are the people i wish would love me! facing them makes me face my own shortcomings. and apologizing to them gives me the satisfaction of knowing that i am a good person, and that person and myself were simply incompatible.