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LandzDown Lounge / Re: Good books to read
« on: August 01, 2020, 06:17:33 PM »
13 was a good one.

BUT, I could not leave this thread without mentioning THE LITTLE PRINCE, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Here is the plot:

I read it when I was a student and I consider it as one of the best books ever written.

The best chapter for me, is the one where he meets a fox (symbol of wisdom). This fox makes him realize the real, the true meaning of friendship.

"I hunt chickens; men hunt me. All the chickens are just alike, and all the men are just alike. And, in consequence, I am a little bored. But if you tame me, it will be as if the sun came to shine on my life. I shall know the sound of a step that will be different from all the others. Other steps send me hurrying back underneath the ground. Yours will call me, like music, out of my burrow. And then look: you see the grain-fields down yonder? I do not eat bread. Wheat is of no use to me. The wheat fields have nothing to say to me. And that is sad. But you have hair that is the color of gold. Think how wonderful that will be when you have tamed me! The grain, which is also golden, will bring me back the thought of you. And I shall love to listen to the wind in the wheat . . ."

"And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."

You can read the chapter with the fox here to take a taste:

But really if you didn't read it, please do. You will remember me.  :)

A question created in my mind while reading the topic and I wasn't able to answer it when I went to the product's site:

How ccleaner helps a computer running with Windows 10? What are the extra features the product has, which would help me as a Windows 10 user?

Web News / Re: Microsoft Edge News Articles
« on: July 25, 2020, 03:05:37 PM »
As to the legacy Microsoft Edge, yes, it is removed when upgrading to 2004 (see Microsoft Edge rolls out in Windows 10 2004 via Windows Update).  The new Microsoft Edge is now an app and available in the Microsoft Store.

And I like it very much. :)

If I could have Athena add on in it, I would make it as my default browser.

It's a matter of choice I guess.

LandzDown Lounge / Re: Good books to read
« on: July 24, 2020, 06:45:58 AM »
I meant to include this in my earlier reply but forgot -- from Amazon, here's a list of Phil's published books, sorted in publication order, newest to oldest: Phillip Tomasso Books
BTW, Panos, from what I understand, Phil does plan on writing another Falcone & Richards book.  Like you, I'm looking forward to it. 

Thanks for the books list. I'll take another one from there, but first I want to finish "13" (Steve Cavanagh).

Meet & Greet! / Re: Happy Birthday, plodr!
« on: July 23, 2020, 06:47:05 AM »
Panos, that is an invitation for an overdose!  Don't do it, plodr!!  Let someone else eat it!!!  (Smile)

I am taking the "responsibility" to keep the marshmallows and the smarties for my self! For the rest, let plodr decide.  I'm sure she will take the right decision!

Meet & Greet! / Re: Happy Birthday, plodr!
« on: July 22, 2020, 04:55:28 PM »

LandzDown Lounge / Good books to read
« on: July 19, 2020, 07:36:48 AM »
It would be good if we shared some book titles, regarding books we have read and liked. I know that each one has his/her style but that is no matter. A good book is always a good book.

I'm starting with these:

The last lecture, Randy Pausch
Blindness, Jose Saramango
Think of a number, John Verdon
The friend, Teresa Driscoll
You choose, Phillip Tomasso

Signing in with a Microsoft account seems that solved the issue so far. :)

Question: in case of no internet connection, will I be able to sign in?

Not the same issue, but OneDrive and v. 2004 are connected with some way in this article:

OneDrive app mysteriously blocks Windows 10 v.2004 update

Meanwhile, Microsoft has acknowledged that after updating to Windows 10 2004, some older devices or devices with certain older apps installed that use legacy file system filter drivers might be unable to connect to OneDrive via the OneDrive app. To address this issue, Microsoft is currently working on a fix and will provide an update in its upcoming Windows 10 release.

Meanwhile, I set my Windows to sign in with a Microsoft instead of a local account. All is good. Until the problem returns? Well, I hope no!!!

The problem returned, then "solved", then returned and so on...

It seems that the issue was not solved with the above methods, at least permanently. Everything was fine, until suddenly the problem was back.

I tried something else, and for two days no issues at all, so it seems that the problem is really solved now.

I will try to sum up, as someone else could face this issue.

Have in mind that I use a local account and not a Microsoft account to sign in Windows.

The problem: Every time I sign in Windows, verification of the identity is needed. This affects every Microsoft application, OneDrive, OneNote, Mail app etc.

When this happened: After the last Windows update (2004). My other computer is still running on 1909, it has Teams installed, nothing of what I did in the previous posts was done and no need (yet) for the solution below.

What really helped:

(See attachments)

Although it seems that there is no logic in this action, selecting Stop signing in to all Microsoft applications automatically stopped the problem. I verified my identity and entered the passwords for a last time and that was it.

Of course, in Settings these options are checked (Accounts > Sign-in options):

Automatically save my restartable apps when I sign out and restart them after sign in.
Use my sign in info to automatically finish setting up my device after an update or restart.


Finger crossed, the problem is solved!!!

(I really hope that I won't come tomorrow and say that the problem returned!!! )

What I did:

I realized that the real issue here was not the OneDrive or the OneNote or the Mail app, but that message in my Account info every time I signed in Windows: You need to verify your identity.

So I started searching about that, and a link took me to a Microsoft page where I could verify my identity online. I entered my email and password, and then the alternative/linked email to receive a code. I entered that code, restarted the computer, and no errors now!!!

I have no idea why verifying the identity from settings couldn't solve the problem.

I already uninstalled Teams.

Just realized that every time I log in Windows, I have to enter my password to OneNote too!!!!

The problem returned today, and I really don't have the mood to try anything else...  :( :-\ ???

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