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 I got a new phone a couple of weeks ago.  It's okay, but I liked my Moto X more.  Mostly though, it isn't bad...except the spell check.

Spell check is way out of control.

It will "correct" normal words that you spelled correctly.  For example, it recently changed "hive" to "give."  I didn't misspell hive.  It just decided on its own that give was a better word or something.  It will even "correct" a work in the middle of the word.  For instance if I write "instance" it might correct it to "instayce" thereby turning my perfectly spelled word into gibberish.  I mean, WTH is that even supposed to be?  It errors more than I do.  Sometimes it will even continually fight you as you try to correct the word it wrongly autocorrected so that you're basically left fighting with your phone.

I might turn it off.

In other sad news, my hive died again this year.  I collected the honey and looked through the hive.  This time around it looks like I lost the queen sometime during the winter.  The hive numbers are low and there's signs of a laying worker.  The honey's still good and since dwindling numbers of bees means less mouths to feed, I got a good amount this time.

I think I'm going to wait a couple of years before going at it again.  Most hobby beekeepers still keep multiple hives because hives have a 40% die off rate and that'll be hard to manage while Amelia's little.  When she's around 4, I'll be able to do 2-4.

Date: 2017-04-30 05:06 pm (UTC)
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A little over a year ago, friend helped me out and put me on her friends and family plan, including picking out a phone for me. I've just finished paying for it when she tells me I'm on a "jump" phone and eventually it won't work but I can jump to another phone... what a scam! I can either keep this phone and have to get a new one or keep this phone and have to get a new one. It's so freaking wasteful and I can think of no reason other than profit for the phone corporations that they do this. I'd still have my old slide/keyboard phone if it hadn't died.

Okay, that was a tangent. I hear you on the autocorrect. It often corrects my sentences into complete garbage and it takes me extra time to fix its corrections. Annoying!

Poor bees. I'd love to try that, too, but hearing how tough it is I probably won't. Plus I'm lazy. I can't even commit to chickens.

Date: 2017-04-30 08:23 pm (UTC)
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Sorry to hear about the hive.

Hope there's a way to turn off the auto-correct feature on your phone. That sounds frustrating.

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