Fix “Unfortunately, System UI has stopped” Error

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UPDATE 2/11/2017: It appears the issue with the January 2017 update of the Google App causing crash issues with some Samsung devices has been fixed. There are many reasons you may get an “Unfortunately, System UI has stopped” error. If you are searching for fixes for the same error message at a later date and find this post, try going back to the search engine you are using to see if you can find more recent posts about this error that may have a different cause.

THIS POST WILL SHOW HOW TO FIX YOUR PHONE BUT MAY CHANGE GOOGLE SERVICES AS THEY FUNCTION. SEE ‘DECISION TIME‘ NOTE BELOW.

Samsung Galaxy S4

I will show the fixes below for my 2 devices. You see on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite SM-T110 I had to fix the “Unfortunately, System UI has stopped” error one way, and for my Samsung Galaxy S4 to fix the “unfortunately the process com.android.systemui has stopped.” I had to find another way.

The error had plagued me on my Galaxy S4 for a week or two before I took action. I was going to “do it later,” you know how it is. Then I grabbed my Galaxy Tab Lite to show my wife a website I was working on and when I did a long tap (hold) on the Home button I got that error message – they are slightly different but both say that the System UI has stopped, whatever exactly that is. Continue reading “Fix “Unfortunately, System UI has stopped” Error”

Are Wendy’s Ghost Fries Too Hot For Me?

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Recently Wendy’s has brought back their Ghost Pepper offerings – Ghost Pepper Fries and the Jalapeño Fresco Spicy Chicken Sandwich. I’m a Food Network fan and I watched Guy Fieri and his crew eat ghost peppers on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and run for the milk because those peppers are so hot, they possibly should be used for torture instead of as a food.

At any rate I started thinking if Guy Fieri reacted that bad to ghost peppers what it going to do to me? I mean I like jalapeños and about the spiciest food/condiment I can stand is wasabi. Wasabi pleasantly burns the mouth and goes through your nasal passages and that’s about as hot as I could probably stand it. But Wendy’s serving ghost pepper-anything didn’t make much sense to me. From what I know about one of the hottest of hot peppers it could bring on a lot of negative publicity not to mention lawsuits. You literally have to wash your hands after handling them raw!

So I had to find out, are Wendy’s Ghost Fries too hot for me? I may or may not ever try the Jalapeño Fresco Spicy Chicken Sandwich, but after doing some reading that assured me I wasn’t going to melt or explode after trying these limited time offerings I went in for my self and got a lunch complete with the Ghost Pepper Fries. So how did I fare? How hot are these ghost pepper-infused fried potatoes? First off, I dipped a fork in this ghost peppery sauce and got a small taste before trying a fry covered in the stuff. I’d say they are fairly spicy as far as fast food offerings go. I’d go so far as to say they’re hotter than Wendy’s regular Spicy Chicken sandwich bit nowhere near as hot as wasabi. That’s my opinion and I’m sticking to it.

Now the question is, are they too hot for you? I can’t answer that because tolerance for spiceiness and hot spices is a very individual thing. If you try it go for a very small amount first maybe on the tip of a fork or spoon and if you can tolerate that try a little more each time.

Want more info about this tasty Wendy’s treat and how its made? This post was very informative for me as I chowed down on my lunch: How Wendy’s Is Making Ghost Peppers Safe For Middle America.

Mr Lid Ripoff Complaint

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1) Go to the  Amazon.com Mr Lid page if you want to avoid this ripoff!

2) I went to www.MrLid.com, and ordered the one set (plus S&H), and the FREE set (plus S&H). The home page graphic clearly says “Now only $10 + $7.95 P & H.” So, that would be $10 + $7.95 + $7.95 = $25.90. My order came out to $91.80 – see the screenshot!

There were other offers which I turned down, and the FREE offer where I get the set for free and pay only S & H, which I thought was a good deal. Heck, maybe I did go to the wrong website, I’ll find out when I see their commercial again – but DO NOT use www.MrLid.com that is definitely a rip-off!

As far as the lids being attached goes, I did read at least one review that confirmed what I was worried about – that is after several washings the lids “hinge” cracks. That may or may not be the case for all of their products, but the www.MrLid.com website is! Go to Amazon’s Mr Lid page, that should be safe! After I cancel this purchase by phone or through my bank I may buy the product from Amazon, especially if it turns out I went to the wrong website.

Shady Mr Lid Website?

I was updating this post today and I ran across a Mr Lid Ripoff website (http://mrlidreview.com/… I won’t link to it). Watch out, or you may get ripped off. I have no idea what would happen if you used this website.

First off, the site claims to be a review site, but you cannot submit a review, and the pages and “Mr Lid reviews” appear to be crafted with SEO in mind as opposed to being written by some average consumer, and the “Mr Lid reviews” also do not have any names for the reviewers.

More? Sure. What about the “WAIT BEFORE YOU GO!” popups? Nothing is more aggravating than a popup asking me if I really want to LEAVE THE PAGE, especially when I just want to go back to the home page!

More? Sure. How about Monica, the website’s author? Well it appears “Monica” is really Melissa Saenz (another link for Melissa’s page on the same website). Are you wondering why a neuroscientist who is a Senior Scientist and Lecturer with (impressive) credentials posted on that second page is doing putting up a Mr Lid review site? I am … especially since its a shady site I already do not trust and I cannot imagine why a neuroscientist would post such a website. In other words, I doubt Melissa Saenz, PhD is “Monica” from MrLidReview.com.

More? Sure. The Mr Lid website is www.MrLid.com (although I would recommend using Amazon.com if you want to pay the right price), but on this shady website the link to “Click Here to Visit the Mr Lid Official Website” does not go there but instead goes to www.MrLidSale.com and carries along with it an affiliate ID. This website does not appear to be owned or maintained by the same people. The MrLid.com website has information about the website’s owner/builder available, but the MrLidSale.com Shady Site has owner/builder hidden.

None of these items by themselves are enough to raise any alarms. But when you put together a website claiming to be a review website that has only 6 “reviews” and those “reviews” don’t have reviewer’s names, where you cannot submit a review, whose “Mr Lids reviews” appear to be SEO-driven as opposed to real reviews, on a site using “WAIT BEFORE YOU GO!” popups, where the author’s name appears to be wrong and where that author is a neuroscientist who is a Senior Scientist and Lecturer with such impressive credentials.

I may be incorrect, but if you ask me the best way to buy Mr Lid, I’d recommend using Amazon.com (link at the top of this post, which has NO affiliate link).

Applebee’s $6.99 Lunch Deal

Saturday I went to Applebees to give their $6.99 Lunch Deal a try and found out it was a Monday thru Friday offer, so I went back today – a Monday. With drink and tax, the Applebees lunch deal was over $10 before adding a tip. This brings the cost of a lunch at Applebees down compared to other menu choices, but you pay extra as compared to fast food. With a typical 20% tip you’d be just under $13 which isn’t bad for Applebees, plus you know you get a healthier meal than a fast food restaurant.

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Today’s lunch was Honey Pepper Chicken Tenders with french fries, a House Salad with ranch dressing, and Diet Pepsi (Applebees, please get Diet COKE!). Read about Applebees Lunch Combos.

Good health, great taste and decent pricing. Recommended!

An Applebees Lunch

A quick post! Because I wanted to compare Applebees $6.99 lunches to what I normally eat I stopped in today and had lunch there. But, as it turns out the $6.99 lunch special is only available Mon-Fri until 4pm. Well today is Saturday!

I tried to come close and failed pretty miserably coming in at about $16.00 + tip because I wanted a salad. I got their Green Goddess Wedge minus pecans and the American BLT, and ate very few french fries.