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Jun 21, 2021 - 12:53:03 PM
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10334 posts since 8/22/2006

Was wondering about the first day of summer so I looked at my iPhone calendar and it wasn’t noted. Searched on the web and found out it was June 20 then I notice that the first day of spring wasn’t noted nor is the fall/autum equinox nor the winter solstice. Are they iPhone folks trying to decided we do not need to be informed of trivial stuff or is this more control by our cellphones. “You will be notified if we decided you need to know stuff.” But they sure weren’t laxs in the notification of the latest federal holiday.

Edited by - 5B-Ranch on 06/21/2021 12:54:40

Jun 21, 2021 - 2:07:28 PM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

26068 posts since 8/3/2003

It's not just cell phone calendars that don't note such items as when summer, spring, fall, winter start, it's other calendars, too. Just looked at the one hanging up in my office and it doesn't notify me of when summer starts, nor does the one in the kitchen or the one out on the patio. So, I guess stuff like that isn't important to people who make calendars.

Jun 21, 2021 - 2:34:13 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

58214 posts since 10/5/2013

My calendar doesn’t even mention my birthday - I have to write it in myself….

Jun 21, 2021 - 2:43:21 PM

YellowSkyBlueSun

Virgin Islands (U.S.)

204 posts since 5/11/2021

I think it depends on your calendar. Mine has the seasons, lots of official and unofficial holidays, moon phases, and even the weather for the next 3 days. Not sure why it shows me all that, but it does.

Jun 21, 2021 - 7:54:06 PM
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m06

England

10320 posts since 10/5/2006

quote:
Originally posted by chuckv97

My calendar doesn’t even mention my birthday - I have to write it in myself….


If you add folks birthdays (including your own) on their iContacts entry they then automatically appear each year in iCal. smiley

Jun 22, 2021 - 7:53:28 AM

1863 posts since 2/10/2003

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Originally posted by 5B-Ranch

Was wondering about the first day of summer so I looked at my iPhone calendar and it wasn’t noted. Searched on the web and found out it was June 20 then I notice that the first day of spring wasn’t noted nor is the fall/autum equinox nor the winter solstice. Are they iPhone folks trying to decided we do not need to be informed of trivial stuff or is this more control by our cellphones. “You will be notified if we decided you need to know stuff.” But they sure weren’t laxs in the notification of the latest federal holiday.


Phones or calendars are not dictating anything to you. You can decide what calendars you subscribe to and or use and also how and what you are notified about. 

Jun 22, 2021 - 8:10:30 AM
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phb

Germany

2824 posts since 11/8/2010

Who needs to know when summer starts if you can have an app that tells you whether it is raining outside or not?

Jun 22, 2021 - 9:52:39 AM
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57679 posts since 12/14/2005
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Who needs an app to tell you if it's raining outside, if your home has some sort of gap in the wall, with or without a transparent covering?

Jun 22, 2021 - 2:55:44 PM

4097 posts since 11/29/2005

If you add folks birthdays (including your own) on their iContacts entry they then automatically appear each year in iCal. smiley

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Yeah, but I wish they would let you add in Anniversaries and other milestones.  I've tried, but if you use the Bday section and rename it it still appears as Birthday.

Seasons normally start/end on the 20th or 21st of Dec (Winter), March (Spring), June (Summer), and September (Fall/Autumn), but I do wish they were part of iCal.

Jun 22, 2021 - 6:06:10 PM
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599 posts since 10/4/2018

If we got the solstices or equinoxes off of work, I might care about their exact dates. I don't have to worry about when to plant my crops or give sacrifices to the gods, so they aren't too important to me. I know it's summer when it starts getting hot, around june, autumn is when the leaves change colors, winter is when there is snow and/or ice on the ground, and spring is when the snow melts and flowers start blooming. So, June, September, December and March/April is close enough for me. I don't have a iPhone or a smartphone, but I do have a real calendar which does show when astronomical seasons change.

Jun 22, 2021 - 7:30:31 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

15124 posts since 9/27/2007

https://publicism.info/gardening/signs/3.html

I've looked all over for one like this!

Jun 23, 2021 - 12:46:18 AM

mander

USA

4662 posts since 10/7/2007

When Willi was little, he would say to me, "Mom, guess what time it is?" and I would say, "I don't know, what time is it?"
And he would shout, "It's SUMMER TIME!"

I missed hearing him say that this year.

Jun 23, 2021 - 1:48:08 AM

phb

Germany

2824 posts since 11/8/2010

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Originally posted by mike gregory

Who needs an app to tell you if it's raining outside, if your home has some sort of gap in the wall, with or without a transparent covering?


But how will you look through that gap in the wall if there is always a smartphone blocking sight, huh?

Jun 23, 2021 - 4:42:27 AM

57679 posts since 12/14/2005
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Turn the phone sideways and look past it.
They're thin.

Jun 23, 2021 - 8:17:49 AM

2357 posts since 7/20/2004

In the 60s-90s when I was in the banking business we used to give away calendars. One that we'd been giving out for 50+ years was an almanac calendar that showed all of that kind of thing; soltices, equinoxes, lunar phases, a weather prediciton, and even had advice on planting times, etc. Don't know if that bank is still handing those out or not.

Jun 23, 2021 - 5:50:26 PM
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oly

USA

1443 posts since 5/27/2006

I have several calendars around the house, the one we got from the VFW has all the holidays, moon phases, and the season changes. What gets me is that after Monday and Tuesday, even the calendar goes WTF.

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