I’ve been waking up every two hours to pee. But with the blessed antihistamine, I was able to sleep still at least two hours to four.
Once again, there is no day when Dad and I are constantly on the move and/or road doing errands.
Today we awoke early. I was on the phone with a technical support to help troubleshoot the http status error on a stamps.com webpage viewed via the Safari app. The issues still persist.
So after disconnecting from the remote support, Dad and I took off for his blood work. Last night, I spent about one hour of entering Dad’s data and making his appointment today at 8:15 am via the quest diagnostics website.
We got lost because the evil Google lady had 115 on its Apple mapping system while the piece of paper showed 155, which I had on my smartphone but relied also on the incorrect website data! So this artificial intelligence is a failure as demonstrated in my weblog complaints.
There were two electronic devices to sign in for those who walk in versus for those who have an appointment. That went easily as I continue to struggle with my iPhone to retrieve the email containing the confirmation code.
That was accomplished within one minute of the appointment. But because Dad was a new patient, the phlebotomist had to enter his information into THEIR system, though I would readily assume that last night’s registration would have bypassed the delay of ten minutes!
Once again this is another example in which artificial intelligence has failed to smooth the process of checking in the human patients.
After another ten minutes, Dad and I had time to eat breakfast at McD, where I used my Apple Pay for the very first time. I simply hovered my iPhone over the payment device, double clicked the right button and while the Face ID confirmed my identity, and waited for our receipt.
This method by far reduced the struggle of Dad pulling out his wallet, fumbling for his favorite credit card, and have him sign the damn receipt. I’m so grateful in this area for the advanced technology. For that I won’t complain.
However the Face ID is also a failure as it’s accuracy is too scary. When I got my new iPhone, Das Squirrel ordered a $0.99 app for White Noise, for listening at night. This noise making app helped my troubled and grieving mind fall asleep.
So while I sat slightly beyond his arm length, he managed to purchase this smartphone app with my Face ID! Anyone can open any iPhone on a dead owner’s face!
And then there may be talks about the upcoming fingerprints for accessing the smartphones. Once again, one can use the dead owner’s filthy fingerprints for accessing stuff.
While I like these advanced technology, security is still lacking because of the above-mentioned issues are still NOT fixed. I’m disappointed. I’m still hopeful.
I’m still blogging in private mode and the cat loving twosome can read my stuff and can share the stuff among themselves.
Now it’s 0939 am and we’re waiting for Dad getting routine chest X-ray. There is no appointment necessary and so we’re waiting what seems like forever.
Next we will visit Mom and attend noontime mass. But I think we need to get Dad’s morning medication.
FLYNN B is spending too much on technology.