The Not So Strange Case Of Fat Fingers....

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The Not So Strange Case Of Fat Fingers... 

 

ActiveRain Glitches Found In My Mirror

 

The Not So Strange Case Of Fat Fingers    It seems like an odd plot from an old Perry Mason television episode.  ActiveRain members who I have been following disappear. Without a trace.

 

Hmm...maybe it's Miss Scarlet and Colonel Plum up to their old hi jinks again.  Maybe I should look in The Conservatory or the Library.  Oops...wrong mystery but I have another clue of sorts.  It must be a case of fat fingers. 

 

For much of last week I was accessing AR through my cell phone.  No laptop.  While not the best way of using this platform, it does work albeit rather limited. 

 

Those tiny keys and my fingers are not always the best of matches.  It has happened before so I hit the follow button once again and things return to normal and members with posts I enjoy are "found". If you believe I have been following you and I turn up "missing" let me know.

 

A glitch?  No...this mystery was uncovered quite quickly....long before any commercial interruption. As for glitches of all kinds...here on ActiveRain and in real life...I don't need to look too far...the suspect is right there...looking at me...right in the mirror.

 

The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com

 

The Not So Strange Case Of Fat Fingers...

 

 

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Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

2065 Huntington Drive

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

mtj916@gmail.com

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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I would much rather work on my desktop or laptop than my cellphone.  It is like pulling teeth to type on that tiny screen.

Aug 22, 2019 06:55 PM #13
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Michael- my fingers aren't fat but they are forever hitting "i" instead of "o" and when you had the autocorrect to that...well some of my messages could be mistaken for offensive language. I've tried using the Microphone and dictating a comment but maybe it's my Texas accent but things come out wonky too. 

Aug 22, 2019 07:01 PM #14
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Myrl Jeffcoat - in my ideal world, things would run much differently...

Kathy Streib - "wonky" and I walk the path quite closely.  

Aug 22, 2019 07:28 PM #15
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Michael.

Fat finger mishaps happen, just like other things. 

Aug 23, 2019 01:07 AM #16
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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James Dray - sometimes stuff just happens.  

Aug 23, 2019 05:39 AM #17
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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I would think the AR gremlins have more to do with it than anything.  I find it funny when I get a notification that says someone started following me, but I know they have been following me for years.

Aug 23, 2019 07:48 AM #18
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Michael Jacobs
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Brian England - glitches happen and I believe I am not the only one who can see a suspect in the mirror.   

Aug 23, 2019 08:53 AM #19
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Jane Chaulklin-Schott
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Michael Jacobs , what a 'fun' post...As you might write:  lots to 'ponder'  ~  I am grateful for my smart phone...except when it decides it does not like my choice of words and substitutes one from spell check...ugh!! And then my fat little fingers needs to go correct.   My worst problem is the the many times I need to change the word 'if' to 'of.'  Blame the fat fingers.  I learned typing at the Academy... my typing teacher, Sr. Laurent, was also my piano teacher.  Of course piano practice of 2 or more hours daily had given me very limber fingers.  Sister had me set up a typewriter keyboard with dimes.  I became the fastest typist in the school -  no typewriter to practice on at home, just dimes....:)  Thanks for some memories...

Aug 23, 2019 05:16 PM #20
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Michael Jacobs
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Jane Chaulklin-Schott - I like the visual you created with practicing typing on dimes.  That image is likely to stay with me for awhile.  

Aug 23, 2019 05:32 PM #21
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
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I've certainly been there, done that!  AR's mobile site is challenging to use for sure so I rarely use my phone for that purpose. Fat fingering is just as bad as texting when I'm not wearing my glasses :)

Aug 24, 2019 07:52 AM #22
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Michael Jacobs
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl - as you can see from the responses, you are not alone.

Aug 24, 2019 09:28 AM #23
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Michael Jacobs
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - I wonder about that HR comment.  I don't think it could be said today.  Of course, little if anything truly surprises me...

Aug 26, 2019 01:58 PM #25
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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Trying to do AR on the phone is a real challenge!  Thanks for following me.

Aug 27, 2019 04:23 PM #26
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Michael Jacobs
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 - life doesn't need any more obstacles, right?  You're welcome and thank you for the follow as well.  

Aug 27, 2019 05:21 PM #27
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

We have been doing a lot of camping in the RV the past year and internet and wifi are at a premium in campgrounds. It can be very frustrating trying to use my phone rather than my laptop. 

This past Wednesday I had to drive to a parking lot with my laptop to get my Wordless posted. Oh what we will do for our blogging habit. LOL

Aug 31, 2019 02:41 PM #28
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Michael Jacobs
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Sharon Tara - I hope your connectivity issue has been resolved.

Aug 31, 2019 02:46 PM #29
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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Yes, back home now and fingers are happy to be back on the big keys.

Aug 31, 2019 02:55 PM #30
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Michael Jacobs
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Sharon Tara - ahh, vacation, huh?  It's good to be able to hit the open road.  

Aug 31, 2019 02:58 PM #31
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I spent more time on AR via phone last week than I have in a very long time, Michael. I've found several folks that I had to re-follow who got the old 'nix' from the fat finger!

Sep 01, 2019 11:41 PM #32
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Michael Jacobs
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Debe Maxwell, CRS - using the phone for ActiveRain requires more than patience.   

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