Archive for May, 2008

Wade’s beer

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Oh yeah!!

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

That mermaid is flashing me…

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Snack of champions

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Ode to my Blackberry Pearl….

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Oh, sweet Pearl, you are so unique.
I love your features, for example,
Your design is sleek,
    Your interface is chic,
        And your storage is quite ample.

Your voice dialing functions in stride.
The WiFi feature is a thrill.
Your video camera I have not tried,
    And as sure as the tide,
        Get me scolded it will.

Your small frame packs quite a punch,
And you fit comfortably into my pocket.
I’m sure you have a hunch,
    That your vibrate mode gets me in a bunch,
        Making people ask, “is that a wocket?”

Ze Remote

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

From nothing, to a Shadow, to a Pearl, all in 3 days

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Part of working for a big company is carrying their mobile devices.  Part of working for a big company that is selling your business is getting back those numbers that you brought in.

This weekend I signed on the dotted line for a commitment I have not had in over three years, a personal cell phone.  I’ve had a cell number, but when I joined my company, it became the company’s number.  With the sell off, the policy was relaxed and I was able to get my number out.  w00t!

So I started my trek by looking at a couple of providers and their phones.  One provider was adding up the data services required for some of their phones and before I had even chosen a plan, I was up to $100/month!  Screw that!  My current phone bill on the company plan is around $110/mo with everything.

So I walked over to the other provider and found a sweet deal on a HTC Shadow.  Not a bad piece of equipment from the looks of it, but it is a Windows Mobile device.  I’ve had one before (the original BlackJack) and it was unpleasant.

I gave it a shot though since there is a buyers remorse policy.  After two days with it, I decided it was not for me.  Once the number port went through, I played with it a little bit and had a few crashes.  Not major, but it had quirks.  It seems underpowered.

So I went back to the store, and exchanged it for a Pearl.  For me, it was an even swap.  No change in service.  I LOVE this device.  It is very similar in use to my Curve which is the work phone (also love THAT, just a little big).  The form factor is fantastic, and fits nicely into my pocket.  The syncing of contacts/calendar is a little wonky without the enterprise support, but I can deal with it until Plaxo gets off their ass and makes a Blackberry client (Note to Plaxo/Comast: Get on it!).

All in all, one of the best decisions I made this weekend!

Ze backyard!

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

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mmmmRibs

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

We want some ribs.

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Brewskis.

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

New chairs!

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

Happy Mother’s Day !!!!

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

We’re just dirting.

Friday, May 9th, 2008

Ze View

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Hancock… Teehee

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Chicapple

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Where am I now?!?

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Rainy day in Chi-town

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Mmmmm

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008