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David Ford
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Reflecting the world in pictures and words; interpretations of reality.
Reflecting the world in pictures and words; interpretations of reality.

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Baby Seal saves the day ...
This baby seal saved two laptops and a netbook from certain death. The two laptops were a couple of Dell Studio 1535’s stuck running Microsoft Vista with no prospect of an upgrade to a later operating system. Built like tanks and in perfect working order, i...

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Goodbye Adobe
Back in 2013, when Adobe introduced their “Photography Program” - Lightroom and Photoshop for AU$9.99 a month - it seemed like a reasonable deal, especially compared to the highly inflated prices that Adobe had previously charged for Photoshop in NZ. At the...

Step count on Tizen (S2/S3). After much hunting around, I got steps working accurately from Watchmaker on Tizen. Apparently, Watchmaker can't read steps directly from the watch (a Samsung limitation). However, Watchmaker can read steps from SHealth on the phone. This is what you need to do:

1. In Watchmaker go to Settings >> Watch >> Steps source for Gear S2/S3 and set it to "Samsung Health on the phone".

2. In SHealth on the phone go to Settings >> Data permissions and set Watchmaker Premium to "ON" and enable "Allowed to read daily step count trend". You need both settings. This will allow Watchmaker to read the "All steps" total from SHealth.

3. The "All steps" SHealth total may not be what you want. By default, SHealth enables both the S2/S3 AND the phone pedometer and some steps WILL be double counted (not all). If the S2/S3 is your pedometer, then you need to go to SHealth >> Steps >>Source data to view and set this to "Mobile phone". Then, on the menu set "Pause counting steps". Finally switch back to the Gear S2/S3 as the source data to view.

Using these settings, The watch will show the correct number of steps which will be equal to the watch counted steps.

Hope that helps some of you.

How do I get steps to work in the Gear S2 (Tizen). I have watch faces that display steps on the TIC watch using the {ssc} tag but when loaded on my S2 the face always displays '0'. Does the S2s step counter not work with Watchmaker?

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The "Timeish" watch has only two reasons for existing. (1) to give anyone returning from an out of body experience, a quick idea of the time with a big friendly glowing numeral - red for the PM and blue for the AM. If you are sufficiently 'with it' to read words, then it even gives an idea of when in the hour it is. If you need to know the day of the week, then you are out of luck (your battery will probably be flat anyway). (2) To exercise Lua's conditional functions. :-).

Have fun. I did.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ijyau8wqnfhwfrw/timeish.watch?dl=0
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Orbital watch - an experiment. Objective: an analogue watch without 'hands' that retains the intuitive time-telling nature of a handed watch. Hotspots at 9 and 3 for the TIC fitness and alarm apps. Anyone want to develop it further?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mncai9aqc01sclc/orbital.watch?dl=0
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Another development of the TIC Classic watch: includes location, temp, day and date, steps and battery levels. The battery level is indicated by the two planets (watch on the left, phone on the right) they travel top to bottom on each side, gradually changing colour from green through yellow to red.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/upmk6uw7755zyd2/ticsc1.watch?dl=0
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When I use Watchmaker in an emulator (Andy) on the PC, when importing an image it gives me the option of using Dropbox (which is also installed in the emulator). When I use watchmaker on my phone (Samsung Note 3) which also has Dropbox installed, watchmaker only gives me the option of importing from Gallery or from Google Photos. Why can't I use Dropbox on the phone? Is there any way I can enable this?

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I always loved the TIC watch Classic face, but it was a little spartan. Now reimagined in Watchmaker. Added weather location and temperature, day of week, step count and second hand showing battery in dim mode. Watch file at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/tgltmvmbgevm7w7/tic-clasic.watch?dl=0


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