Friday, August 12, 2016

That's... just foolish.

This must be one of the silliest ideas I've seen yet as regards smart-watches.

I can't say that I've ever thought to myself "Gee, I wish I could have uncomfortable, lumpy things strapped to my wrist at every possible angle so I can never rest my arms on my desk".

I wear a watch - it's a Timex with a NATO band that I've rotated so that all the hardware is well up and away from any part of my arm that will touch anything else - it's the only way to fly, really.  I can't imagine wanting to encumber my wrist to that extent.

BUT: if it wasn't for the hilariously ludicrous $210 price tag, I could finally get a pair of watch bands sized for my <4-year-old children.  ...which is also something I have never actually found a need for.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Lay's "Szechuan Chicken"-flavored potato chips are not particularly tasty.  Please let this serve as a warning to you.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Nice way to start your day.

It's a rare day when you wake up and find an email from your wireless provider saying "Hey - we're cutting our rates.  Have a nice day".

If those sound good to anybody and you feel like trying Ting, I do have a referral link you can use that's good for a $25 credit on your account (or $25 off of a new phone from the Ting store, however you want it).  I have zero qualms about recommending Ting to anybody with fairly moderate data needs.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Sesame Street - the neighborhood's just not the same.

So long, Bob.
So long, Gordon.
So long, Luis.

At this point, let's just rename it to "The Insipid Elmo and Fairy School Show" and quit pretending it's got any continuity ties to the Sesame Street that I grew up with.

Yeah, I get that Bob, Gordon and Luis are old as the gum stuck to Oscar's trash can at this point, but it's still a sad thing to see them 86'd from the show.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Good idea / Bad idea

Fun: Getting a new electronic toy

Not fun: Not getting to play with your new toy because it's gotta spend the first hours of its life downloading 1.5GB of system and app updates.

However: Yay for a new phone and Yay for Ting making it absurdly simple to activate one (even a CDMA one).