Things you should know by now, but only just discovered

Many years ago I found a useful document holder at a local office supply chain. It was a strip of plastic with a bit of bent rubber inside that would hold onto a piece of paper or three. It was great because I could hang stuff under the shelf on my desk and have it not get lost in the clutter. The problem is I never found out what it was called, and the store I got it from stopped carrying it. I've looked and looked for it with no success.

Today I was looking for some other office organization stuff on Amazon and lo and behold, there it was down in the other recommended products section. Apparently they're called "document display rails." The one I ordered seems to work with gravity and a metal cylinder rather than bent rubber, but it looks like it'll do the same job.

Today I Learned: You can say, “Hey Siri Lumos!” and “Hey Siri Nox!” to turn your flashlight on/off respectively.

PaladinTom wrote:

Today I Learned: You can say, “Hey Siri Lumos!” and “Hey Siri Nox!” to turn your flashlight on/off respectively.

That reminds me: the flashlight function on the Apple Watch has a red mode for when you don't want to kill your night vision. Unfortunately the standard method for selecting that involves turning on the white light first, which kind of defeats the purpose. But if you enable theater mode on the watch first and then hit the flashlight control, it will go straight to the red light.

Not something I just learned, but I was ignorant of it for longer than I'd have liked.

PaladinTom wrote:

Today I Learned: You can say, “Hey Siri Lumos!” and “Hey Siri Nox!” to turn your flashlight on/off respectively.

Thanks, I hate it.

Jonman wrote:
PaladinTom wrote:

Today I Learned: You can say, “Hey Siri Lumos!” and “Hey Siri Nox!” to turn your flashlight on/off respectively.

Thanks, I hate it.

Buzz kill

PaladinTom wrote:
Jonman wrote:
PaladinTom wrote:

Today I Learned: You can say, “Hey Siri Lumos!” and “Hey Siri Nox!” to turn your flashlight on/off respectively.

Thanks, I hate it.

Buzz kill :lol:

Yes, and.

I kind of hate the all-encompassing infantilization of modern life, and it's largely driven by tech-industry nerds like this.

And I fully recognize that I'm part of the problem.

PaladinTom wrote:

Today I Learned: You can say, “Hey Siri Lumos!” and “Hey Siri Nox!” to turn your flashlight on/off respectively.

That's been a Google Assistant thing for years. Like 2 phones ago for me.

What no:

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Jonman wrote:

I kind of hate the all-encompassing infantilization of modern life, and it's largely driven by tech-industry nerds like this.

Is it the same problem if I do it to myself? I’ve set up a Google voice command to walk into my living room and intone, “Let there be light!” and it turns on my lights. Is that better than a mass market device doing it?

(I’m assuming yes, obviously. )

I just discovered that eBay has a 'Time Away' functionality that prevents folks from buying items while you're away. I was looking for a way to pause all my listings while I'm out of town, and it looks like this will do it!