Fucking "clouds", man.

How come if I add a "Reminder" on my iPad, I have to quit the desktop "Reminders" app and re-start it before my reminder shows up? Every time.

How come if I edit a "Note" on my iPad or iPhone, three quarters of the time (but not every time) the next time I look at my notes from a different device, that whole page has been duplicated? One will have the old write-date, one has the new.

iCloud, you suck.

Oh, also, how come Safari on iOS has -- again -- gotten in the mode where it refuses to remember HTTP AUTH logins on my internal site with a self-signed SSL cert? This was fixed for a while but now it's back.

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  1. How come my iMessages sometimes go to my iPad and sometimes they don't. How come sometimes I get a flood of old iMessages when I open the app on the iPad?

    Apples clouds are just shitty. I was willing to cut them some slack when they were first releasing this stuff, but shouldn't it be mature by now?

    • piku says:

      I turned off imessage on all my devices after getting a very angry phone call off my girlfriend who I'd abandoned at the train station for an hour.

      She'd texted me to say she'd arrived, but all the messages went as imessages to my iPad - which I'd left in another room.

      My other dislike is Google latitude and how it randomly just doesn't update for 45 minutes.

      This stuff is really cool from a geeky IT point, but it's annoying to actually rely on.

  2. I’ve tried to combat the Notes issue by migrating all my notes to the “iCloud > Notes” category and manually merging the duplicates, and then deleting as many of the other categories as possible. I still have a list that looks like

    • All Notes
    • iCloud
    • Notes
    • iCloud Mail
    • Notes

    I figure the “iCloud Mail” grouping uses IMAP as a backend, and I can’t figure out how to make it go away (I also use iCloud mail occasionally). I try to make sure it never gets selected on any of my devices. I figure the other folders were from IMAP accounts, and the other categories under “iCloud” were vestiges of the MobileMe/Mac.com transitions. This has been working for me, seemingly without any duplication, for several weeks. I still have a problem with some mail accounts showing doubled messages on iOS.