Since LJ’s been having such problems, I’ve created a back up blog of sorts over at WordPress. Not all the posts are backed up yet, and I think the comments won’t migrate. I’m not deleting this blog, just trying to make sure I don’t lose everything or lack access the next time LJ is all wonky.
Tag Archives: technology
I’ve created a tumblr account. Do I need more social media? Probably not, but I got tired of not being about to comment on others’ tumblrs appropriately.
Last night I tried a new hair salon. Went with a friend from work and got highlights and cut. [Which I've been told looks really good. I agree, but it would be vain of me to say so without corroboration, yes? Although it's not like I had anything to do with it, other than paying for it. It's all due to Jen, the awesome hair guru. I just nodded and said, "Do whatever you want. I need something new." Of course, hair always looks good leaving the salon; the question is, how will it look when I try to style it that way? Normally I'm a wash and wear woman.] Anyway, afterward, MK and I went to dinner at a little Indian place nearby, then I caught the very late train home. (Boy, there were some morose Caps fans on that train.) Instead of walking or waiting for the bus, I decided to take a cab. There was a cab shortage for some reason. Maybe an event in town? Or just that it was midnight on Friday night, and all the cabbies were trolling Fells Point, Canton and Federal Hill for drunken fares? I ended up sharing a cab with two other people, strangers, we all just happened to be going in the same general direction.
First stop was fine. Second stop, the guy had no cash and told the driver that; the driver ignored his credit card for several minutes as he held it out, maybe thinking if he pretended it didn’t exist the guy would magically find cash? I don’t know. Anyway, I pulled out more cash (I’d already gotten out the amount I expected my fare to be) paid his fare. It was not entirely altruistic of me: a little bit was a sort of pay it forward thing because of generous shared cab rides in the past, and part of it was selfish because I was tired and wanted to get home.
Sadly, when I pulled the extra cash out of my pocket, my iPhone (iPhigenia) fell out as well. Even more sadly, I did not realize this until I was getting organized and ready for bed last night and couldn’t find her. Have texted; have called; called the cab company with the cab number. No one has turned her in. I’ve frozen my wireless account, so no one can use her. And had the usual security lock with PIN that kicked in after 2 minutes inactive. Wish I had iFind and could either find her or wipe her remotely.
This morning, I turned on my Kindle (being Kindle app-less) and discovered that I have somehow damaged CK (for the Cherry-flavored Kindle Koolade), probably by something heavy while she was being toted around in my backpack. The ink on the screen is all wonky, like it has bled, and there is a distinct line down the middle.
Given my budget, which is now totally blown for the rest of this month and May, I’ll be replacing iPhigenia, but CK will have to remain on the DL/IR for now.
On the bright(ish) side: I backed up on Monday, so at least my music, contacts, notes, etc., won’t be lost. Although I did have a couple of voice mail messages I hadn’t listened to yet. Ouch.
I’m going to upgrade to the 3GS so I’ll be able to multitask when that release drops. The question is: what should I name the new phone? Need an "I" name or word. Icarus? Nope, family dog with that name. Iggie, no makes me think of Iggie Pop, not a pleasant image. Must ponder this.
Today I bought an iphone at long last. First apps? Kindle and eReader.
Need a name for it. Suggestions?
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And I like it. It is cherry flavored and sweet.
The proprietary nature of the files still bothers me. But my desire for immediate gratification is satisfied by the Whispernet wifi that permits me to buy and download and read immediately, from wherever I happen to be. On the train? Okay. Waiting in line at the post office? Fine. Sitting on the couch? Sure.
Also book related, Rob Thurman’s Deathwish, Kelley Armstrong’s Made to Be Broken, and Tom Holland’s Rubicon arrived yesterday in hard copy. Pretty as they all are, I just want to ogle and stroke my Kindle (gently used, v1.0) rather than read paper books. I’ll get over that soon enough I’m sure. But still…
Sadly, I’ve discovered that buying e-books does not solve my TBR dilemma; in fact, it makes it worse. The paper TBR mountain is visible; I walk by the jam-packed shelves a dozen times a day. The e-TBR pile not so much. If I don’t read an ebook within the first 48 hours of purchase, it will languish in the ether, on my hard drive or backed up somewhere, until someone or something reminds me about it. I can think of six ebooks purchased within the last month alone that I meant to read immediately but then forgot about. I remember right now, but will forget again soon enough.
How do other readers manage their TBR ebooks?
Also, once Kindle 2.0 ships, I’m inheriting a gently-used Kindle 1.0. Which is probably not going to help with the e-TRB problem. But is still squee-worthy.