A very sad day indeed...


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  1. Thefoodman52

    Thefoodman52 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Today has got to be one of the worst in a good while...

    I had to power cycle my Evo for the first time in about 3 and a half weeks. T.T
    It was running so slow compared to normal! A live wallpaper would bog everything down so much it became unusable! Oh well... maybe this time I can get through a month or more without having to reboot or shut down?
     

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  2. Matt3166

    Matt3166 Well-Known Member

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    I hear ya. I had to do the same thing last night after about 2 months of straight use though
     
  3. mdizzle99

    mdizzle99 Well-Known Member

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    And I extend to you my condolences foodman.
     
  4. sintricate

    sintricate Well-Known Member

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    I do this daily...
     
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    Palmetto Fellow Well-Known Member

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    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

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    Foodman - Not sure why this was moved or not, but PM me if you want me to look into it further.
     
  7. Joehunni

    Joehunni Well-Known Member

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    The evo is essencially a computer, it should be rebooted at least weekly. Also, a battery pull here and there helps too.
     
  8. CriticalCritic

    CriticalCritic Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry to hear that, Really.
    Under such terrible circumstances, what did you do with your time during the restart? I mean, you couldn't play on your Evo to help pass the time, so what happened during the interval?

    **Criticalcritic lays on his belly and elbows, with his chin in hands, looking up wide-eyed, eagerly awaiting the epic tail of heroism that occurred during TheFoodman's valiant battle against time.
     
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  9. Joehunni

    Joehunni Well-Known Member

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    I bet I would've almost had enough time to read this pointless thread in your downtime, and I am, by no means, a slow reader...
     
  10. Thefoodman52

    Thefoodman52 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    It all began this morning with my normal routine. I woke up, my Evo sitting happily suckling on the charger getting it's main meal for the day. I think I may have agitated it causing the horror that was to come when I disconnected it, because something just felt.... off. The charging light took longer to turn off than normal... I probably should have heeded this early warning; it was telling me it needed more. I ignored this and continued to toss it onto my bed while I went in to shave, it had been a few days, and I was looking a little scruffy. This was, I fear, probably one of the worst things I could have done at this point. My Evo was already ticked off that it's meal was cut short, only now to be tossed aside like an average accessory on the bed waiting for the heap.

    After I finished my shave, I noticed I had a missed call. "Funny, my phone didnt ring..." I though to myself.
    I thought nothing of it, and continued on with my getting ready. Had my microwaved pancakes, glass of milk, then I headed back to my room. I sat down to watch some TV before heading out, and decided to see if I had any email that came in the night while I slept.

    My first real encounter with the beast.

    My phone, to my absolute horror, would not wake. Like it was mocking me...
    "What the--" I didn't even have time to complete my own thought. The screen flickered on, off, back on, and off once again.
    "Morse code?", I thought to myself. "Maybe my Evo is in dire trouble? What could be wrong?! What is it trying to tell me!"
    The screen comes on again, by itself without my command of the power button (I had mashed it many times in frustration), only this time, hope!
    The screen stayed lit, revealing to me it's bar to drag down, unlocking the heavens themself, for my use in the palm of my hand, for my own desires. I slowly reached my index finger down, gingerly touching the screen and slide down the eternal bar of the gods.
    The bar resisted my touch. As I slid my finger slowly down, a glimmer of hope as I saw it begin to descend, then as my finger progressed downwards, the bar began to move back towards it's initial resting place, far up to the top third of the screen.
    "This can't be happening..." I though to myself.
    It was happening, and nothing could be done. It had risen back to the top. I couldn't give up now, far too much time and effort had been invested! I went for another try.
    Success! I was able to get a firmer grip on the bar with my finger, and bring it down with me.

    The second encounter.

    My once smoothly flowing nexus wallpaper was now a stone cold brick as I stared at a dead screen. Everything was at a dead drop stand still. Nothing was responding, I could feel the tension now in the room. My Evo, enraged at me for ruining it's sound day, was determined to make my day a fight to the finish.
    A glimmer of hope flashed on screen as I saw a few colored bricks go by. The screen was now a blank slate, no widgets. Nothing moving, deathly peaceful. I waited with stale breath and breathed a heavy sigh of relief as I saw my widgets begin to appear in their normal places, as if nothing was amiss. How wrong I was, very, very, wrong.
    I tap on my phone icon to call in with my boss to see if he needs me in early.
    5 seconds go by. My stomach begins to tighten.
    10 seconds go by. I'm losing hope, sweating.
    15 seconds pass. It open. My relief is only momentary as I begin to type in his number.
    8. Nothing happens.
    I try 2. Not even a buzz.
    My heart stops dead in place. I realize what my Evo wants. How could I be so blind?
    With a little smirk on my face, I say, "Fine, grumpy. Here you go." I set my phone to sleep.

    The moments are stale, nothing to do in the time between. My Evo, still waking from it's slumber. It'd been over 20 seconds, I was slowly losing my grip over my own sanity. Threads continued unwinding in a knot that was my inner conscious. How much longer would I have to wait? Would I have a missed call, or even worse, an email needing immediate response?!
    25 seconds had gone by.
    I was almost at he end of my rope, tapping my fingers rhythmically on the desk, chewing on my thumb nail with the other hand. I had to set the new high score on doodlejump before I leave for work!!
    40 painful enduring seconds passed by agonizingly slow, but i had made it. I sat staring at the fated bar, barely containing the raw power of the universe, awaiting my finger to unleash it's true power. I touched down, and dragged. A slow, yet steady and confident swipe to the abyss, as I took with me that bar.
    My Evo was now fine. I did get to work 3 minutes late, but I set the new high score. L

    This was my tale from yesterday, I hope itbwas entertaining, because it's 99% exaggerated and fictional. :p
     
  11. Joehunni

    Joehunni Well-Known Member

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    Lol, wow.
     
  12. Oddball

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    Really? :)

    Here's an uptime on one of about 300 production systems I manage:

    -bash-3.00$ w
    3:28pm up 736 day(s), 11:11

    Running Solaris 10.

    However, reboots should only be considered if there is a flawed O/S. Otherwise it's a waste of time.
     
  13. CriticalCritic

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    I have been thinking for a day about something good enough to respond with... And I do not know what else to say other than
    The level that you have 1-upped my previous smart-@$$ed post would be comparable to the following scenario...
    Guy A bangs guy B's ex gf, so in response guy B bangs guy A's mother.

    Bravo. Well done.
     
  14. Thefoodman52

    Thefoodman52 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Danka! I try do try once in awhile.
     
  15. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie Moderator

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    And a thousand Moments spontaneously rebooted in solidarity....
     
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    CriticalCritic Well-Known Member

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    LOL Pasta.
    When did you come over to the Evo?

    BTW, love the sig.
     
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  17. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie Moderator

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    Friday. Picked one up used. After my wife got the Epic, what was I to do?
     
  18. CriticalCritic

    CriticalCritic Well-Known Member

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    If she had just gotten the Epic, you obviously had no other choice. :D

    That's basically the same excuse my wife used to get an iPad after I got the Evo.:eek:
    It works out well though. She wirelessly tethers to my Evo hotspot when she wants wifi on the go.
     
  19. DaveTec

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    Things I rebooted yesterday:
    My home computer
    My daughter's laptop
    My iPod touch (battery died completely so I had no choice)
    My PS3 (apparently we didn't shut it down properly last time)
    My electronic Dart board (it was feeling left out)

    My EVO didn't need it tho!
     
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  20. Joehunni

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    say what you want, reboots fix small issues here and there, just ask anyone in these forums. There is a reason that when troubleshooting peoples problems the first thing someone suggests is a reboot.
     
  21. Barats

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    The longest I went was like 3 weeks with no reboot. But yes, there are so many things running on here that it is good to reboot to refresh everything at least once a week.

    I had to reboot quite a few times over the weekend because I was trying to delete extremely long message threads and my phone would just freeze and go bonkers. Other than that, the only other time in awhile I rebooted was when for some reason I could not receive texts. Rebooting it solved the problem.
     
  22. ed12

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    stock evo is really bloated, root and put in a custom rom. recommend the vanilla froyo builds.
     
  23. Oddball

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    It's not something that I merely "feel" strongly about. It is a fact. I've been managing Unix based systems for 18 years now and if you require a recurring reboot to fix something the reboot isn't fixing the problem. It only delays the inevitable...another failure and the problem is still there.

    I'm not faulting the devs of the stock handset O/S. They did a good job but like any piece of software with complex, multiple interfaces there will always be something that needs tweaking or adjusting.

    In reality the very last thing you should do with a Unix system is reboot. You should troubleshoot first but I understand in this case it's difficult for a regular user to diagnose any real application or O/S problem.
     
  24. toddpedersen

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    Nice!

    So the only 1% truthful thing is that you do in fact have and EVO and that the other 99% related to a windows mobile device? LOL

    I can say that because until the EVO came out, I was a Touch Pro 2 user and WM user for 6 or 8 years, using cooked ROM's to try and get the underperforming, and battery hogging TP2 to work somewhat to what my needs were.

    I must say that giving up the keyboard was a struggle, but I do indeed love my EVO overall!





     
  25. archercc

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    You guys regularly reboot your phone? Even before rooting I almost never did. The only time my phone was actually off was an update or because I had to shut it off to change batteries (often use it as entertainment on long flights).
     

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