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Getting Technology to Work

Two days ago, I finally figured out how to get my scale to work.

It should, of course, be simple: You step on it, it displays your weight.

Except mine has a habit of displaying the same exact weight for days on end. I don't know if it's a physical problem, or (more likely) remarkably stupid software, but it appears it will read out the same value, as long as you're within a few pounds of that value.

So, as I've finally figured out, the correct sequence is:

  1. Move the scale where I can use it

  2. Step on it lightly, to start its zeroing sequence

  3. Grab something heavy, step on the scale

  4. Wait for the measurement to stabilize

  5. Step off the scale, put the heavy item back down

  6. Wait for another zeroing sequence to finish

  7. Step on the scale again

  8. Wait for the measurement to stabilize

  9. Record measurement
Now that wasn't hard, was it? Maybe I should have read the instructions first...

Of course, I still don't know if it's showing the correct weight - the box claimed it was "accurate" because it displayed to within 0.2 pounds. It didn't mention if it actually measured to within 0.2 pounds...

In related news, I seem to be finally weighing reliably under 230 pounds. In fact, it read just over 227 yesterday - but after dessert at Chevy's, the gallon jug of tonic water last night, and supersniffles's cheese fries, I'm back to almost 230.

Eh. I'm just happy I'm down to looking only 8 months pregnant.
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  • A Few

    I have just a few new songs, mostly requests that finally got made. The track count is now 23,973, and the unique song count is 17,595.

  • The Latest Dribble

    There's a show tonight, so I thought I'd list the recent additions, which includes a few requests that became available during the hiatus. The…

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    Just a few new songs. Some requests, a couple that looked interesting. The track count is up to 23,952 and the unique song count is now 17,574.