Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Dec 2015 18:25 UTC
Internet & Networking

I have a Samsung RF4289HARS refrigerator. The Google calendar app on it has been working perfectly since I purchased the refrigerator August 2012. However, with the latest changes in Google Calendar API, I can no longer sign in to my calendar [scroll to top; I have no idea where the permalink is in this horrible UI]. I receive a message stating "Please check your email in Google Calendar website". I can sign in fine on my home PC and have no problem seeing the calendar on my phone. Perhaps this is a Samsung issue, but I thought I would try here first. Has anyone else experienced this problem and what was the solution?

Pretty sure this is in the Book of Revelation somewhere.

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RE: Marketing Vs Engineering
by tanishaj on Tue 15th Dec 2015 17:48 UTC in reply to "Marketing Vs Engineering"
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TBH - I use a pen and paper to make my shopping lists because the user experience is WAY WAY WAY superior to trying to keep lists on tablet or phones. It's quicker, easier to organise, easier to add and remove items etc... Note also - my shopping consists of much more than just filling my fridge (think cleaning products, non-fridge based food, other groceries, soap, shampoo and all that...)

Completely agree with you except for the above. Shopping lists on my phone / computer has been a revolution for me.

1) Whenever I remember / encounter that I need something, I can easily add it to my shopping list (possibly with a preferred vendor / destination - eg. Costco or my next trip to the US). The incidents of, "crap, I keep forgetting I need that" have gone down dramatically.

2) I always have my list with me if I find myself near somewhere I visit infrequently but sells things I need (eg. near Home Depot for an unrelated reason or in a town that has a Trader Joes).

3) My wife and I see the same list.

3a) Either of us can add something and the other will know to pick it up when they shop. Getting home to discover that something you added to the list earlier in the day has already been purchased is a miracle.

3b) If either of us buys something, the other knows so we do not both stock up on the same stuff by accident.

4) Frequently purchased items are already on the list. Adding them is extremely fast. Much faster than writing down the long description required to ensure you get the right thing.

5) The data can be analyzed. I have discovered that I need more of a few things to keep from running out and forcing extra shopping trips. We probably save at least one trip to the grocery store per month as a result of this. We also save a bit by discovering that we use some products more than we realized. Buying these in larger volumes saves us a bit of money.

Neither of us is right or wrong. It is just interesting how contrary our experience is here based on how highly aligned our philosophies seem otherwise.

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