I couldn’t get twitter and facebook sync to work using IFTTT. Both failed with “There was an error during the check process.” messages.
Adam @ Day One support chat was amazingly helpful.
The Solution for Twitter
Because I purchased through the Mac app store, my Apple ID was linked to the account and the iCloud email was propagated as the account email, but there was no Day One account password set. In order for IFTTT to sync to Day One, it has to use the Day One account to log in instead of a federated login (like Google or Apple ID). Here’s what I had to do to get it to work:
Add a password to your account. It may look like there is a password (has a bunch of “*********”, but if there is a box to the right to click that says “add password” then there isn’t a password. If there was a password already, it would say “change password”.
Then, I had to reconnect the service using the sign in with email option instead of Apple ID.
*Pro-tip: sign out from Day One first (https://dayone.app/logout) so that you get prompted to sign in using the Day One account (vs Apple ID)*
Well, after some encouragement from my therapist (dealing with my mom’s rapidly declining health), and some procrastination, I’m finally biting the bullet and doing what all the, heck, not cool, but actually, who journals?
Evernote – simple, basic, I use it for note keeping (outside of the notes I keep in OneNote)
Day One – minimalistic, Instagram integration is out of the box, uses IFTTT for sync (yay since I already use that), covers the platforms I would likely use to journal (MacBook, iPhone, iPad), but uses own sync service
Journey – closest to Day One but cross-platform and web (but really, how important is this? am I ever going to do this on an android device or linux box? nope), Zapier for integration, uses Google Drive to sync/store data
I really wanted to test out the sync had to buy something. Rolled the dice, ignored the people bitching about Day One moving to a subscription model (hey, they have to pay for infrastructure somehow), bought it.
If you sign up for Day One first using google authentication (OAuth2), but then purchase through apple authentication (in-app purchase), you wind up with two Day One accounts. Took a bit of figuring out, but deleted the google account and then logged into Day One using apple account.
Why did I need to do this? Well, IFTTT is the sync tool. You have to have the premium version of Day One in order to use IFTTT. But the premium version was registered to the apple account and I was logged into the google account. Yes, it’s been that kind of day.
I can’t get twitter and facebook integrations to work through IFTTT. It fails the service check. (“There was an error during the check process.”) Will it work? Only time will tell.
I guess this is the check on whether the WordPress integration works. Here goes nothing.
WordPress to Day One worked!
If you include an image URL in the recipe, and there is no image, it breaks and shows a file not found image. Okay, that makes sense. Thanks IFTTT for great documentation and putting the URL to the explanation *IN* the image itself. That was really nice.
The Unifi line of WiFi access points from Ubiquiti have a strong reputation for being reliable devices. However, many users are reporting “incorrect password” errors when using premium mobile devices from Apple. Fixing this issue is easy using the Unifi controller WiFi settings.
The reason for the error is WiFi management done on iOS devices. The default settings for the Unifi range are not compatible with iOS 11 and 12. The reason for the error is the “DTIM Mode” that has to do with the beacon timing setting due to power saving. The default value for the Unifi WiFi devices is 1, but it is recommended that this be set to 3 or higher by Apple.
The remedy is to done using your Unifi Controller. Open the administration interface, go to setting and select WiFi. Then select the WiFi where iOS devices are experiencing the “incorrect password” error. In this section you can apply the configuration steps with the following steps:
– Open 802.11 Rate and Beacon Controls – Uncheck DTIM Mode checkbox for Use default values – Set DTIM Timing to 3 for both 2G and 5G
That is it. This configuration works better with the power saving features of iPhone and iPad devices on a WiFi network powered by Ubiquiti Unifi wireless Access Points.
I am using a 1st generation Ubiquiti Cloud Key to manage the network so:
Settings > WiFi > WiFi Networks
Mouseover the network name and click on Edit on the right side
I think it’s interesting to see the narrative changing now that we are progressively peaking in various states. It will also be interesting to follow the epidemiology as states reopen in staggered and varied fashion. In the absence of any significant widespread PCR testing or antibody serology testing, it is still throwing darts.