July 16, 2010

Yeah, well your iPhone can't do this...

Two weeks ago I transferred my primary voice line to Sprint and was forced (because of Sprint's preference for CDMA) to abandon my beloved BlackBerry Bold 9700.

Transferring my service over was painless, even joyful, because I hate AT&T with the heat of a supernova. The constant dropped calls, the frequent service downgrades from 3G to EDGE to GSM to GPRS, the unhelpful customer service and finally the brutal bills that are the telecom services equivalent of being gang raped in prison. Then shanked. Needless to say, I won't be LIKING them on Facebook any time soon.

Transferring service was easy. Getting a new phone was, well, not.

You have to understand that morons like myself develop silly attachments to devices we use daily. I've had a BlackBerry since before they came with a phone embedded. It's been a long, loyal affair and it's served us both well. However, recently, I've grown kind of angry at the shrinkage of the device (my Bold was a little too small for my hand) and the tiny screen. So, this time around I opted for a phone that Sister Ruth had already adopted, the HTC EVO 4G.

To say it's been an experience would be an understatement. The battery life is challenging, but not really any worse than any BB I've had, mostly because I'm on it constantly. The on screen data entry takes some getting used to considering that I've been on thumbboards for more than a decade.Minor issues when you consider that the speed on the thing is absolutely amazing.

My iPhone friends have been somewhat derisive, mostly because they're jealous of the 4G radio and larger screen. But what they'll never understand is just how wonderful the hotspot is. Last night, the cable was out when I got home. It took me 5 minutes on the phone with Sprint for them to activate the hotspot and walk me through the set up. I was able to get both my computers online and stay on the phone all night. Can your iPhone do that? No? What a shame.

Yesterday I went to Best Buy because I'm a stupid masochist who happened to need an alkaline charger for a phone that sucks up juice like Lindsay Lohan. While there, someone buying two EVOs saw mine in my hand and asked how I liked it. I told her the truth... I loved it, but you needed to work out issues with the battery. She then pointed at the table she was sitting at and said she was done with these, gesturing to two iPhone 4's. I asked if it was the antenna thing and she said that was a big part of it. I then started to tell her how to fix it (with electrical tape... I pay attention when the nerds talk) but she didn't care, making it obvious that she was done with the iPhone.

Oh, and before you Apple fanboys start climbing up my ass, don't... I'm not trashing Apple, but the EVO is a better phone. And, if it helps alleviate your anger, please know that my next computer will be a Mac, mostly because I hate Mickeysoft and HP as much as I hate AT&T.

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July 11, 2010

My apologies to my friends on iPhones

While I really do shit bigger than the debate between Android and the iPhone OS, or the one about the EVO vs the iPhone 3GS/4, I thought this was hella funny for one simple reason... it fucking NAILS AT&T and their retarded service.

NFS, my happiest day this past week was knowing that AT&T won't be getting any more of my money. One week in with Sprint and I've only had one (ONE) dropped call and I never had to leave the 3G network.

Fuck you AT&T, hard, in the ass with a 30x9 inch cock made out of marble.

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June 15, 2010

So, what replaces Twitter?

Patton Oswalt decided to set up a Twitter account. He's also committed to join whatever replaces it and was nice enough to post some of his predictions for services that stand a chance of being Twitter 2.0:

BlipBlap: Basically Twitter, but only 17 characters allowed, and no vowels. Xclnt!

Wh1ff: The first-ever "scent site" -- you update your status from an "odor board" of 170 different scents. "(Snnnnnnfff) Patton had chili for lunch and he's somewhere humid."

DanzaQuip: Every single status update on this site is first sent to Tony Danza's personal e-mail. He then decides which ones to post, and is the only one who can respond or comment. (*This site will replace the U.S. Post Office in 2027)

I leave you with one of his bits from the 90's that will sing to you if you (like me) grew up watching Bob Ross and Wm. Alexander on PBS...

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June 04, 2010

So done...

So, after installing a Windows service pack my speakers (which had been working perfectly) no longer work. Which is awesome. So awesome, in fact, that I'm done with Windows and Microsoft.

Yes, that's right... I'm moving to Mac as soon as I'm able to make the switch. I take it for granted that I will have problems with any computer. However, they seem to have a lot less. I just want to work, not deal with a bunch of piddly ass bullshit and requests for money for customer support. You made the shit, motherfuckers. It should work right from the get-go or don't release it.

Seriously, so done with you bitches.

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January 08, 2010

Dell to release shitty phone

Dell wants badly to be thought of as a maker of quality consumer electronics. Anyone remember that POS jukebox they put out a few years ago?

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October 05, 2009

Net Neutrality and Sen. Hutchison

Obama's FCC comes out in favor of Net Neutrality. Which is hella cool since we've been worried about that for a while.

Meanwhile, Kay Baby is still shilling for AT&T. I can't wait to see her contributors list and cross check with that AT&T lobbyists and employees.

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June 10, 2009

A real life replicator?

Scientists in Russia have developed a process of assembling atoms with precision using a nanometer scale pinhole camera. Doesn't sound just real exciting until you realize that, yes, this could mean being able to create things out of random collections of atoms.

Of course, you probably won't be able to do this sometime in the fall of 2080, but hey... something to look forward to, no?

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