So Now There’s An Enhanced Vaccine Certificate…

So we’ve reached the time where vaccine certificates with QR codes are a thing. I guess it doesn’t totally flip into gear until Friday, but the enhanced certificates are available. They will be available for anybody who wants theirs by Monday, but this weekend they’re rolling availability out slowly so they don’t have stampeding electronic …

All Of The Security, Less Of The Risk

iOS 15 has been out for a little while now, but I don’t have it on either of my devices. I almost never upgrade to the newest major releases right away. There are a couple of reasons for this. The main one is accessibility. There is inevitably something or other that is going to get …

With This Vaccine Passport, Which Receipt Do I Goddamn Need?

So I am a confused human. Somebody straighten me out. As of Wednesday, we have a Vaccine Passport system in Ontario. I was under the impression that for the first month, we only had to show our vaccine receipt that we got from the clinic and our health card. But there’s a chance that that’s …

If iOS 14.6 Has Crushed Your Battery Life, Maybe This Will Help

A few weeks ago, the iPhone 8 that Rogers tried to rip me off on was in trouble. Straight out of the blue, it had no battery life at all. I could charge it, and a few hours later, no matter how much or how little I had used it, it would be totally dead. …

I DON’T LIKE SPAM!…On My Phone

I learned something that apparently has been a thing for at least four years. If you get those spam texts, you can report them to your service provider by forwarding the spam messages to 7726, which spells “spam”. Depending on your provider, what happens after that may vary, but pretty much any North American provider …

We Won’t Be Counted Among The Jailed Population! Woo!

Well, it’s time to do the census again, and we did it last weekend. We probably would have done it relatively quickly, but my friend told me it was due on May 11, so we hurried up and got it done. We were surprised that they would send out the census and demand it be …

Expired Service Ontario ID Isn’t Totally Busted Right Now

I did something that goes against everything that is me. I let my health card expire. To be fair, I never got a renewal letter telling me to get in there, and I didn’t relish dealing with the whole getting a new photo bit. Plus I had read that because pandemic, expired health cards were …

If You’re Old Or Disabled But Not In A Wheelchair, The City Of Waterloo Will Take You To And From A Vaccine Clinic For Free

Free transportation to COVID-19 vaccination clinics for seniors and adults with disabilities in Waterloo This is a nice thing that Waterloo is doing and I hope that other cities in the region and beyond will follow suit. But dear god, this one line here. According to a Thursday news release, the vehicles are not wheelchair …

What The Hell Is That Song Called? Who Cares. The Chorus Goes La La La La La La…

Spotify Adds Ability to Search Songs by Lyrics Apparently you’ve been able to do this for months, but I’m only finding out about it today because that’s just how things work for me now. I wonder how you would phrase one of these queries for a Siri or Google Home voice search. Can you even? …

Keeping Track Of Packages Sent Across The Border

I wanted to pass this on in case other people were like me and didn’t know this little tidbit before now. Oh. I was the only one who didn’t know? Oh well. At least I can find it again easier in the future. This was a year full of receiving packages in the mail because …