Why can’t things just work? Why do gadgets hate me? No, really… they do. They like my husband; they hate me. I can be having trouble getting something to work and he will come along and do the exact same thing I already tried several times and it will work for him. Gadgets hate me.
I like my Android phone. Love it; it’s very cool. I almost never use it to make phone calls but I love all the other stuff I can do with it, like looking stuff up on the Internet and playing Mahjong. Mostly I get along with it really well but yesterday I found the Coolest Message Notification Tone Ever. It’s so geeky-cool that there’s almost no possibility of ever finding anything cooler. It’s Yoda saying, “Ahhhhh, message from the dark side you have.” So I set that to be my “notification” tone. This morning I got my first text message since I changed it and I’m still getting the same old tone. No Yoda.
Of course I was unspeakably disappointed. So I looked at my settings and it showed that I had selected Yoda. I should be hearing Yoda whenever I get a text message but I’m not! I have little doubt that later my husband will look at my phone and in 60 seconds or less make it do what I want it to do. I don’t know… maybe the “notification” tone is for something other than text messages but if that’s the case I can’t find where to set the text message tone.
I think I have figured out why gadgets hate me and like my husband, though. All gadgets are female (The bitches!) so naturally they like men better. Anyone know where I can get a lesbian phone?
UPDATE: I hear Yoda when I get a new email. Not what I wanted and I still can’t figure out how to set the message notification tone.
UPDATE II: [Profanity. A lot of really really bad bad bad cuss words.] I figured it out. You have to be at the right screen when you select “Settings”. It occurred to me that that might be the problem. You have to select Settings from the main text messaging screen but every time you touch the messaging icon it goes to your last conversation. If there’s a way to go back to the main messaging screen I don’t know what it is so I powered the phone off, then back on, went to Messaging, then Settings and there it was – the option I had been looking for. Right now I kinda want to slap a programmer.
So now I’ve got Yoda alerting me to messages from “the dark side”. I think I might get tired of him after a while. I generally prefer simple things like just a pleasant little tone but for the next week or three I’ll smile every time I get a message. BTW, I downloaded it from Zedge.