Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Looking for a mobile...

Wow, haven't updated in a while. Need to make sure I update more often.

Anyway, I currently have my Sony Ericsson W610i which has servmed me reasonably well thus far. It's okay, but there are a few things I'm not liking about it. I can keep using it, I'm just looking at other options.

The first thing to do is to decide what I want the phone to do. There's no point going out and buying something with little thought or reason as I'd probably buy some flashy but useless thing. Pity stores don't let you hold and try the phones.

Here's what I definitly must have in a phone:

  • Make and receive phone calls easily

  • Send and receive sms easily, including pre-emptive dictionary

  • List missed calls / made calls / received calls

  • Camera - best possible! This is very important!

  • Be able to easily write notes to myself

  • Sync with the computer (preferably on the Linux system, XP otherwise)

On the other hand, here are the things that I definitly do NOT want:

  • not an iPhone

  • no GPS

  • no wireless
And just to be picky, here are a few things that would be nice to have, but which I don't have any strong feelings one way or the other:

  • be able access email

  • use facebook / internet

  • use mobile as modem for computer
There are probably a few more features that I want, can't think of too many at the moment.

If I think if anything else, I'll make sure that I write it down. I'd like my next phone to work nicely and last a long time.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Post for the sake of making a post

I'd say "nothing to report" but that would be reporting something.

I really want a better way to update this thingy since logging in can be a little difficult. I like being able to email in updates but they don't format properly and I can't include images that way.

Stopped to help some random person who had broken down on the side of the road on the way home today. Hope they managed to get home safely.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Whee! Again!

Well, the new place is mostly sorted out.

Most of the boxes have been opened and the contents neatly arranged in alphabetical order in a pile on the floor. The furniture has been re-built (damned Ikea furniture - though we managed to not loose any nuts or bolts). Books are back on their shelves and most importantly - communications have been restored.

Phone and internet took an inordinate amount of time to get connected, but it all seems to be sweetness and light at the moment, so still waiting for the shoe to drop and the problems to show up.

Nonetheless, irregardless of improprietariness (and other words one should not use) it all seems to be going well.

As anticipated, it is taking longer to get to work (that motorbike idea is looking better all the time) and there are enough local shops that we can get by without having to drive a long distance for the essentials.

Hopefully I'll have more good news to report as time goes by, not much new at the moment appart from the obvious.