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Journal 8-09-16

Hound ate my white chocolate baguette and then had the nerve to act like she was starving. *grumble* But true love is ordering your wife a pizza remotely from across the country because you have the app and presets already installed and she is still moving through the stages of baguette grief.

The travel app problem is that I feel like I forgot so much about Botswana because I couldn't get it all down! So I'm looking for a kind of...photo-and-journal on the fly app that will let me get everything down in one place, even if I don't have wi-fi. I'll put pages like this together later, but I need something just to get stuff down and organize. My memory is dreadfully fallible.

Day One 2 looks like the best app so far, but I'm poking at a few others. We'll see what's actually easy to use.

...I am one of those tiny post-apocalyptic survivors huddled in a cave who do not have Instagram.

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I hope White chocolate doesn't disagree with Hound.

Kevin is a saint!

That is a wonderful picture of Gir.

White chocolate, fortunately, is generally caffeine-free, to my understanding, which makes it canine-friendly. (One still shouldn't go feeding it to dogs as a regular treat, but it will probably not make Hound sick.)

Theobromine is the thing in chocolate that is bad for dogs (also apparently bears and maybe other mammals but humans ok unless quantities very high) no idea if white chocolate contains it. Assuming it was white chocolate and not merely confectionery

It is worse in dark chocolate compared to milk so white may be safe.

Edited at 2016-08-10 01:22 pm (UTC)

White chocolate only contains very minute traces of theobromine and caffeine, and that only if it's "real" white chocolate. A lot of what's sold under the name is only milk solids, corn syrup, sugar and vanilla.

Check the terms of service on Day One 2. The TOS includes assigning some rights to your work published in the app to the developers' corporation.

"Subject to any applicable account settings that you select, you grant the Company a fully paid, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive and fully sublicensable right (including any moral rights) and license to use, license, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform, and publicly display, Your Content (in whole or in part) and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, for the purposes of operating and providing the Company Properties to you and to our other Users."

The app now requires users to use only Day One's servers for syncing. This enables them to exercise much more control over the users' content, including deleting it if they wish. You may or may not be comfortable with that. I'm not too keen on the price of the app not including syncing via whatever service the user chooses, but instead (apparently) requiring a subscription to their own service.

The earlier version of the app seems to have been written for users. This one is written for the VCs.

That comment was about the DRM in Day One 2, not the dog. Or the baguette.

Google Keep might suit your needs

Bonjournal's TOS look reasonable.

I personally find the "do this online!" emphasis of the current crop of travel journal apps puzzling, as when I travel I am often nowhere near an internet connection for days at a time. (The ideal for me is an app whose primary emphasis is editing and storage on my local device, with uploading and display wherever as, perhaps, a PDF or something, secondary.)

Journi looks interesting; it's free, meaning the users are the product. The description emphasises off-the-net usability.


That comment IS about the baguette! What kind of unholy crap is this? You don't make white chocolate baguettes! You make plain baguettes and let the customer put stuff in them!

Baguettes are bread, not pastries! Put the damn white chocolate in a croissant if you have to but leave the baguettes alone!

Americans... what're you gonna do? (We also put mayonnaise in our enchaladaritos, so that shows you exactly what sort of barbarians we are.)

Edited at 2016-08-10 06:00 pm (UTC)

Hound should know that chocolate is bad for hounds... remorse might efface later though.. loudly.

It is amazing how little remorse (unless actively throwing up) dogs have. I am reminded of this LJ entry of another dog story:
http://littera-abactor.livejournal.com/7748.html (I Has a Sweet Potato)
and supply it here just in case you missed it on the internet when it first came out because it's well worth the sharing...and re-reading...because laughter is awesome and placating the soul.

Be well.

Cats, similarly, display very little, if any, remorse. For instance, my sister's late cat, when caught in the act of wrecking something, would merely work *faster* to complete the wrecking job.

I was just thinking of the sweet potatoes, too! I'm glad you mentioned it.

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