Saturday, July 12, 2008

iphone 3g madness

I did walk by the mall last night (we got ice cream), surely enough there was a line snaking around the Apple store, even at nearly 9pm.

The new iphone does seem like a pretty cool toy, but I'm not sure if it's so cool that it's worth spending hours of one's day waiting for it...I'm pretty sure that within 2 weeks availability will be all worked out.

Anyway, I'm also quite amused by the fact that the new iphone OS 2.0 has already been jail-broken...seeing as cingular would intend to rope me into another 2-year contract as well as charge me extra for the privilege, I'd really rather just get the hardware and plug my existing SIM card into it (a la every phone purchase I made in China or Hong Kong).

Seeing as I don't have reason to even use my cell phone that much anymore anyway, the whole scheme seems like a money sink anyway...

perfect day out - lazy day

Slept in until ~10 am. Felt good. Then worked through a pot of coffee, read up on the news. Bagel for breakfast.

Doors and windows wide open. It's hot out, at least by the standards in western Washington. Things are somewhere in the 80s, which to me is still very pleasant - it's nice to have a breeze.

May do a little reading; then will run errands later.

I suppose I could do more with my time if I was intent on fulfilling my ambitions today...but just relaxing feels pretty good for now.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

disappointed in Obama

Gotta say - LAME that he supported this whole telco-wiretapping immunity thing.

I still prefer him over the republican option, but seriously - where the hell is this whole "change" thing that he's been pushing & riding to get to his present position?

I thought that he represented the part of the Democratic party that had spines.

Lame lame lame.

other news - July 4th was fine

Stuck around and saw a local fireworks display; made pizza with homemade dough, drove to a town on the other side of the mountains which felt like it lived up to many outside conceptions of "old west", later on found a cool area in Seattle & hung out.

Talked to bands that are looking for guitarists; had some phone conversations and one try-out; we'll see how that goes.

quickie game note

One title that I must recommend for Nintendo DS is Professor Layton and the Curious Village.

Have been playing through that before bed the past few months, usually solving a few puzzles at a time. Has been fun and I feel like I'm learning something.

But finally finished the game! I'm happy that I completed it, but this seems like one I'll really miss after it's wrapped up.