Its that time of year again. The summer is waning in the Northern Hemisphere (or Spring can’t get here soon enough in the Southern Hemisphere). Pumpkin everything is, well, everywhere and its update-to-the-latest-iOS time.
We know the routine. A watched device never updates, so we plug in, start the update then forget about it until later. Way later. So I usually start mine before I go to bed, thinking I will wake up to a fresh iOS install and device returned to its pre-update state.
That is normally my experience. Until (dramatic music) today.
Cast your mind back in time to those bygone days of April, 2014. Spring, etc., some news event, and Heartbleed were on everyone’s mind. Every website was scrambling to tell its users to change their passwords. In the wake of all of this, Apple released their two-factor verification. I was game, as I have many devices and applications in the Apple ecosystem. Seemed simple enough.
Fast forward to now and the iOS8 update. I downloaded, let it run over night and woke up with a ready-to-go, iOS8 iPhone5. Except two-factor verification was enabled. And to complete setup of my iPhone I needed to receive a text/SMS message. I could not receive a text/SMS message because my phone was setup. Except I needed to setup my phone to receive… you get the idea.
Luckily there is a recovery key, however that is supposed to only be for emergencies. I don’t consider an iOS update an emergency. However, I can see the security premise for having it during setup. Luckily I was in front of my computer and at a place where my recovery code is secured and accessible. Had I een at an office, on vacation or anywhere else, I would have been “stuffed,” as they say.
Posted on 18 September 2014
Our challenge is to learn to accept all of ourselves,
not just the parts that we like.
Holding all aspects of ourselves gently and with compassion
is what heals the divided self…
Molecular biology, University of Cambridge
Posted 08 September 2014
all creatures [great and small]
Wapusky National Park, Manitoba, Canada
Picture: Greg Harvey/Rex (via Animal photos of the week - Telegraph)
And I bet Australia’s Internet is slower than either of them.
Posted 04 September 2014
Maybe It's Just Me...
This is happening! What a lineup!! Come see me sing some Harrison for a great cause in LA y’all! Link in IG profile or click here http://bit.ly/GeorgeFestLA
Posted 04 September 2014The Tie Guy
Posted 31 August 2014
Some say, he’s a coke bottle on the weekends..
oh I’m so funny, made myself chuckle
Posted 29 August 2014
The Fresh Collective
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