Saturday, March 09, 2013
Caseless… who is with me? I have paid hundreds of dollars, possibly thousands, to protect various devices over the years - why?
- Do we really need them?
- Do we really use them?
The devices were designed without a case in mind & many times we buy these devices based on these designs - Did you buy that half inch phone thinking "gee that will look really good with a one inch piece of rubber around it"? I think not! Though I purchase cases I almost always end up taking these cases off!
So why do we spend $299 for a phone and $50 or more to protected -
- Are we letting the OEM(s) off the hook?
- Shouldn't we expect the OEM to make a dutiable device?
- Have we been conditioned that "we need protection", say like "safe sex"?
Or have we been hoodwinked? Do the OEM(s) make good devices yet the case manufactures have done a great job publicizing damaged device and convincing us to hide these device we purchased, in part, for their looks?
I say - Let's take 'em off, go naked - Shame on the OEM(s) if they are not proud of their designs and build them to be displayed (shown off)!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
I just spent 45 - 55 minutes on Bill Morris Parkway due to your ineffective traffic mangement!
To clarify - I received certification for both Traffic Management and Accident Investigation in several states… yes this was in the 1980(s); however, I must say since returning to Memphis in 2002 I have yet to see your force manage traffic correctly, effectively, or quickly!
Some hints -
- If you are going to have three (3) patrol cars at a single car accident they all don't need to be parked right behind each other with the officers/drivers sitting in the drivers seat doing what appears to be absolutely nothing!
- Identify the “choke” points, maybe move one of these officers back… possibly to the closest intersection or highway exit and force the traffic to start moving over; therefore the flow is smother at the actual accident site.
- Don't be eating a sausage/biscuit while taxpayers are driving by.
- Possibly get your lazy backend out of the patrol can and DIRECT TRAFFIC, you know SERVE the public!
- Posted from my iPad
Sunday, February 24, 2013
I have been using Apple products for just over a year now… November 2011, after nearly two decades of Windows/PC/Palm/Android use.
How has it been? Enjoyable!
So long before trying, why?
Well my first exposure to desktop computing was with a PC and windows and I took to it… I enjoyed it and excelled at teaching myself. If it wasn't working just the way I wanted it, I wiped the machine and build it back up - Sometimes up for more than 24-36 hours.
Second, as Apple started to reemerge as a player those that used them were arrogant… the same reason I did not like cats, I never have had cats only dogs; however, I dislike them - why? The owners, they allowed their animals to roam free as did the laws, and cat owners thought they were above dog owners:-) … so fair or not I didn't like cats. The same was true about Apple, the owners/users I met were jerks, almost rabid, so Apple products never got a chance with me.
In fact, in 2010 when I attempted to purchase an iPad for my niece from an Apple Store, "owners" in the store started in on me when they saw my Android phone
"Why are you even here if you don't use Apple?"… I explained my niece was an Apple user but not me and got "well at least she is intelligent"; in fact, the Genius became a Jerkius so I left! I bought the iPad from Best Buy, where they didn't care what I used!
Why did I finally try Apple products?
Really, when you get down to it… from my want to have the newest device I could. I changed jobs and for the first time I was unable to provide my own phone and just be reimbursed for the expense… the choice they gave me were the brand new iPhone, a 6 or 8 month old Android device, or a years old Blackberry bold - I choose the iPhone.
Well having time between old and new jobs and having zero experience with iOS and since one of the reasons for changing jobs was more money - I decided to get an iPad to learn iOS after all I could sell my Android tablet or give it to my wife.
Was iOS "better" than Android?
Actually, I wouldn't say either OS was worse or better than the other - I would say the apps for iOS were much more refined! Also, I would say the apps worked better with iOS than many apps worked with Android, not as many quirks… Made sense, iOS was created by the same company/team that created the hardware so it would be expected the OS would get every ounce of performance from the hardware and since they also tightly controlled the app, well you get the point. So I saw less requirement to clear memory, to restart the device, etc.
HEY, one would think it would work that way with iMac etc… and since there was more money involved - Well!
I replaced my personal laptop with an iMac! Smooth, no restarts, "it worked"… I replaced my WiFi with airport extreme and after getting the company iPhone why not an Apple TV.
I recently bought a personal MacBook Pro - So am I happy a year later?
Yes, I am am - Not saying a PC or Android are bad… in fact, I loved them - I loved playing around with them, modifying them, and I learned a lot! I believe as I am older I don't feel like "playing around" or "modifying", instead I want the devices to work when I turn them on and not be quirking - I don't have the time, the patients, or the desire to play/learn… I just want to do what I need to do and get on with my life - so I am an Apple user, wonder if I appear to be an arrogant jerk to non Apple users now :-)
Sunday, January 27, 2013
skilled workers are increasingly willing to abandon the safety net of their current jobs in search of new employment opportunities.
- Posted from my iPhone
Location:Ridgeway Rd,Memphis,United States
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Thursday, November 22, 2012
I have always told my wife "black Friday isn't a big deal"… and I read here, analyst agree with me :-)
An analysis by The Wall Street Journal and price-data firm Decide Inc. of this year's most-touted Black Friday deals found that many of the bargains advertised as "doorbusters" were available at lower prices at other times of the year—sometimes even at the same retailer.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
Wauford, a prisoner being released stated
“I’m a 14-time felon, so I’m blessed they didn’t put me away,”
14-time? I ask, are innocent people blessed, his victims? …or do any of those count?
- Posted from my iPad
Thursday, July 05, 2012
The president says - "I believe that in America no one should go bankrupt because they get sick…" so in an effort to prove a statement meant to "scare" all to vote for him, I suppose his plan is to bankrupt the entire country while we pay for everyone else illness!