Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Verizon iPhone

Sue and I are finally moving into the 21st century and getting a real smart phone. We currently are under contract with Verizon and since I've never had any trouble with their network, I'm looking to continue there. For Sue, we are planning to get an iPhone 4, since we already have pretty heavy buy-in for Apple products (including a LOT of iTunes music). As an added bonus, this will also means that people can once again send us text messages without feeling like they owe us a quarter every time they press SEND.

For myself though, the wait will be longer. I really want a Windows 7 phone, but you can only get those with T-Mobile and AT&T. I'm not really interested in switching to either of those networks (T-Mobile's network seems too small, and AT&T's network seems to...well...suck). Sprint and Verizon should have them by June. Stupid CDMA networks. Why can't they use GSM like every other network on Earth?

Friday, February 04, 2011

Back from Dead

It's been too long. Far too long. I blame Facebook + a small child. But mostly, I've been lazy.


So to kick this re-opening extravaganza off, let us start with the bread and butter of this blog:


Wait, that's the Internet as a whole. Lets try again:


Specifically, Egypt - I feel like the US is playing a horrible version of Let's Make a Deal.

Wayne Brady: OK US, I'm going to give you this dictator in all but name for the last 30 years. He has kept the peace and supported the US, but he also runs a police state that goes against everything we say we stand for.

US: OK...

Wayne Brady: You can keep that, or you can take what's behind the curtain. There may be 'new government with democratic ideals that will continue to support the US'; There may be an 'Iran like Islamic Revolution comes to power which supports terrorism and hates Isreal' (we call that a ZONK). Could be anything in between.

US: I don't like this game. Can't I just have a jet ski?