• Courts And More

    From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Mon Jun 29 22:43:00 2020
    Barry,

    And the CID system displays only the first field when the desired on is the second if available.

    If I answer a call, and it's a telemarketer, etc., I hang up, then report
    it via my app, and block it. Otherwise, I add it to my contacts list.

    Or run their phone thru VoIP themselves to get the ability...

    Probably all wil eventually.

    Since all the analog stuff is virtually gone.

    The judge is working from home and his offical robe on over his
    pajamas!

    He better have that robe securely in place. I've heard of several
    folks who did selfies, but had no pants on. :P It reminds me of the
    cartoon several years ago called "Strange Brew" by the local paper
    editorial cartoonist, John Deereing. There is a sign at this fancy
    restaurant, that noted "NO SHIRT, NO SHOES, NO SERVICE". Well, this
    guy shows up with a shirt on, and shoes on, but he is NAKED below the
    waist!! The maitre'd laments "Well, it looks like you've got us on a technicality". <G>

    I don't know if the courts around here have re-opened. Last I heard
    was at the begining of the COVID-19 close-down and trials in progress
    were going to continue but no new ones started.

    They announced the local traffic court will be "virtual" at least
    through September.

    ... Boldly going forward (because I can't find reverse!).

    Reminds me of the joke where a father and his son are in an elevator,
    and this obese woman gets in. The boy says "Boy, Dad!! She has a fat
    butt!!". His Dad chews his son out, saying "Some people can't help
    their condition". All of a sudden, the woman's pager goes off, and
    his son panics, with "Look Out, Dad!! She's Backing Up"!! <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Tue Jun 30 08:38:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    And the CID system displays only the first field when the desired on is the second if available.
    If I answer a call, and it's a telemarketer, etc., I hang up,
    then report it via my app, and block it. Otherwise, I add it to
    my contacts list.

    With the landline we've just not been answering calls we don't recognize
    unless expecting a 'mystery phonecall' ==> someone calling from the
    insurance company's vendors doing the repairs on the house from the hail damage. They've been mostly working from home so using their private or company-issued cell phones.

    Otherise like you letting it go to the answering machine -- which
    sometimes we monitor and sometimes not - depends on the convenience/what
    we're doing at the time. People are aware of everyone monitoring so
    more likely to leave a message. If the CID seems familiar (have
    goofed!) will cautiously answer.



    Or run their phone thru VoIP themselves to get the ability...
    Probably all will eventually.
    Since all the analog stuff is virtually gone.

    Yup. Actually makes more sense not to use analog any longer for the
    main transmission.

    Oh, sort of along that I tried to send you a test FAX last night. What software I found required a physical modem, so external hung off the
    serial port -- I don't have on on the rear panel and not sure a USB to
    Serial Adapter would work (which I don't remember having one) because
    the software didn't seem to configure with that option.



    The judge is working from home and his offical robe on over his
    pajamas!
    He better have that robe securely in place. I've heard of
    several folks who did selfies, but had no pants on. :P It reminds
    me of the cartoon several years ago called "Strange Brew" by the
    local paper editorial cartoonist, John Deereing. There is a sign
    at this fancy restaurant, that noted "NO SHIRT, NO SHOES, NO
    SERVICE". Well, this guy shows up with a shirt on, and shoes on,
    but he is NAKED below the waist!! The maitre'd laments "Well, it
    looks like you've got us on a technicality". <G>

    And that's how lawyers get their big bucks: looking at all those
    details!


    I don't know if the courts around here have re-opened. Last I heard
    was at the begining of the COVID-19 close-down and trials in progress
    were going to continue but no new ones started.
    They announced the local traffic court will be "virtual" at
    least through September.

    Haven't heard for Iowa but Illinois has been advertising vehicle
    registrations temporary changes. Expired registrations and drivers
    licenses will be extended until October 1; only new registrations and
    licences are being taken currently and they're trying to do as much of
    those on-line as possible.


    ... Boldly going forward (because I can't find reverse!).
    Reminds me of the joke where a father and his son are in an
    elevator, and this obese woman gets in. The boy says "Boy, Dad!!
    She has a fat butt!!". His Dad chews his son out, saying "Some
    people can't help their condition". All of a sudden, the woman's
    pager goes off, and his son panics, with "Look Out, Dad!! She's
    Backing Up"!! <G>

    <mocking> You're in troubbbbble for that one!! Dont' recall how it
    started but a group of us at the store would 'beep' at each other when
    we stepped backwards -- might have started as a joke when someone
    stepped back and accidentally bumped into another.



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Thu Jul 2 09:58:00 2020
    Paul,

    With the landline we've just not been answering calls we don't
    recognize unless expecting a 'mystery phonecall' ==> someone calling
    from the insurance company's vendors doing the repairs on the house
    from the hail damage. They've been mostly working from home so using their private or company-issued cell phones.

    I've got "Call Control" on the cellphones..."Call Detector" does NOT
    work with Verizon or T-Mobile, but it does work with Straight Talk.
    However, the folks at Wal-Mart don't have a clue when it comes to tech
    support. But, for T-Mobile and Verizon, I can go talk to someone face
    to face.

    Otherise like you letting it go to the answering machine -- which sometimes we monitor and sometimes not - depends on the
    convenience/what we're doing at the time. People are aware of everyone monitoring so more likely to leave a message. If the CID seems
    familiar (have goofed!) will cautiously answer.

    I can easily hang up on them, or "fudge it", noting "a lightning strike"
    or "a nature call". While they could check the radar for storms, they have
    no way to verify "a nature call". What they don't know won't hurt them. <G>

    Since all the analog stuff is virtually gone.

    Yup. Actually makes more sense not to use analog any longer for the
    main transmission.

    That's why I'm thinking the FAX deal might not work. The line is good
    for voice calls. But, storms are moving in later today, and will last
    well into next week. So, you may not read this for a few days. <G>

    Oh, sort of along that I tried to send you a test FAX last night. What software I found required a physical modem, so external hung off the serial port -- I don't have on on the rear panel and not sure a USB to Serial Adapter would work (which I don't remember having one) because
    the software didn't seem to configure with that option.

    I think you can still buy the modems.

    looks like you've got us on a technicality". <G>

    And that's how lawyers get their big bucks: looking at all those
    details!

    They also call a 137 page document a "brief". :P

    They announced the local traffic court will be "virtual" at
    least through September.

    Haven't heard for Iowa but Illinois has been advertising vehicle registrations temporary changes. Expired registrations and drivers licenses will be extended until October 1; only new registrations and licences are being taken currently and they're trying to do as much of those on-line as possible.

    I was able to go into the Revenue Office in person, to renew the tags
    on what was my late Mom's car. I also had to update the handicapped hang
    tags, and drivers license. The threat of bad weather kept the crowds low,
    plus I got there before 8am. One had to wear a mask in there, but I was
    able to get in and out in short order.

    pager goes off, and his son panics, with "Look Out, Dad!! She's
    Backing Up"!! <G>

    <mocking> You're in troubbbbble for that one!! Dont' recall how it started but a group of us at the store would 'beep' at each other when
    we stepped backwards -- might have started as a joke when someone
    stepped back and accidentally bumped into another.

    That is a rear end collusion. <BG>

    A fellow ham radio operator told me that his wife originally did
    blood work, but before they got divorced, she did colonoscopies. He
    said he was careful not to bend over if she was behind him. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Sat Jul 4 08:31:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Paul,

    (You must not have had your reading glasses on and didn't recognize me!)


    With the landline we've just not been answering calls we don't
    recognize unless expecting a 'mystery phonecall' ==> someone calling
    from the insurance company's vendors doing the repairs on the house
    from the hail damage. They've been mostly working from home so using their private or company-issued cell phones.
    I've got "Call Control" on the cellphones..."Call Detector"
    does NOT work with Verizon or T-Mobile, but it does work with
    Straight Talk. However, the folks at Wal-Mart don't have a clue
    when it comes to tech support. But, for T-Mobile and Verizon, I
    can go talk to someone face to face.

    Heck, half the 'tech support' at the tech suppport sites don't know
    what's going on: "please reboot", or pull up what the customer's
    complaint is in the database and follow the instructions. If works,
    great, if not, put on that Really Concerned "It's serious!" Face and
    pass the device on to the next support level.

    Quite sure the WalMart folks got similar training to what we got at my
    store: "this is the very basic stuff, a few sprinkles of slightly more advanced stuff in order to up-sell and make the copmany more money, and
    if you're on any sort of commission to make a little more in your
    paycheck". I had an advantage of having done hobbyist electronics for
    around twenty years prior.


    Otherise like you letting it go to the answering machine -- which sometimes we monitor and sometimes not - depends on the
    convenience/what we're doing at the time. People are aware of everyone monitoring so more likely to leave a message. If the CID seems
    familiar (have goofed!) will cautiously answer.
    I can easily hang up on them, or "fudge it", noting "a
    lightning strike" or "a nature call". While they could check the
    radar for storms, they have no way to verify "a nature call".
    What they don't know won't hurt them. <G>

    I'm less tolerant and if happen to answer the phone will just say
    something like 'no thanks' or 'not interested' and hang up on them.
    Somewhat rude, yes, but with all the time wasted to be nice to
    telemarketers over the years (and now most are trying to trick rather
    than sell), not worth the manners.



    Since all the analog stuff is virtually gone.
    Yup. Actually makes more sense not to use analog any longer for the
    main transmission.
    That's why I'm thinking the FAX deal might not work. The line
    is good for voice calls. But, storms are moving in later today,
    and will last well into next week. So, you may not read this for
    a few days. <G>

    Assuming the FAX machine is connected in and configured correctly it
    should work: the machine is designed to work with a regular telephone
    line -- which just reminded me: regular landlines are sort of analog.
    The FAX machine at the store had to be on a 'special' line as the
    store's phone system was digital/computerized. AFAIK the phone computer
    had up to six stations which were 'standard' and the rest of the outputs
    were for digital phones; the FAX machine had to be on one of the
    'standard' lines.

    I'm three-quarters remembering you do not have a landline, two digital
    phones, and some sort of special phone for Ham communications (VoIP?).
    I don't think any will allow the FAX machine to connect properly, though
    the Ham Phone might have a FAX port or some way to configure an output
    to make the FAX machine happy.



    Oh, sort of along that I tried to send you a test FAX last night. What software I found required a physical modem, so external hung off the serial port -- I don't have on on the rear panel and not sure a USB to Serial Adapter would work (which I don't remember having one) because
    the software didn't seem to configure with that option.
    I think you can still buy the modems.

    Quite sure one can -- I'm got an internal modem card I removed from a
    computer ages ago -- not sure why keeping other than it's small and so
    doesn't take up much room in the storage box and does have potential use
    to me or maybe someone. Also have an external modem in storage. Takes
    more room but otherwise ditto.


    looks like you've got us on a technicality". <G>
    And that's how lawyers get their big bucks: looking at all those
    details!
    They also call a 137 page document a "brief". :P

    At least they acknowledge by hauling them around in brief cases!


    They announced the local traffic court will be "virtual" at
    least through September.
    Haven't heard for Iowa but Illinois has been advertising vehicle registrations temporary changes. Expired registrations and drivers licenses will be extended until October 1; only new registrations and licences are being taken currently and they're trying to do as much of those on-line as possible.
    I was able to go into the Revenue Office in person, to renew
    the tags on what was my late Mom's car. I also had to update the handicapped hang tags, and drivers license. The threat of bad
    weather kept the crowds low, plus I got there before 8am. One had
    to wear a mask in there, but I was able to get in and out in
    short order.

    The local DMV/County General Store (one half is the state Department of
    Motor Vehicles, the other half is for Scott County stuff: deeds,
    licenses, -- pretty much everything that could be done at the City Hall offices without the parking hassles) was closed for a few weeks because someone tested positive for COVID-19 and so they just closed the place
    and disinfected. (Similar for the I-74 Bridge being constructed -- one
    of the construction works tested positive so they temporarily shut
    down.)



    A fellow ham radio operator told me that his wife originally
    did blood work, but before they got divorced, she did
    colonoscopies. He said he was careful not to bend over if she was
    behind him. <G>

    ...It's too early! I was trying to figure out how to make a joke out of
    her drawing a blood sample while he was in the 'colonoscopy position'!


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