Archive for August, 2009

New neighbors abound II

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

Well, since my last post on the subject, more homes have sprung up and several more are on the to-be-built list.  Despite the horrible economy  homes are selling here.  I can’t say it’s better for the entire Memphis market, but at least here we seem to have the critical mass.  On my street alone, there are six new houses.  Three are complete, and three are still under construction.  Two are already occupied.  One was sold, but I guess something happened.  I met a nice lady yesterday that said she’s buying it (I hope it works out).  Another, directly across the street from us, now has a for sale sign on it even before it’s completed.  There are two more lots listed as sold and slated for construction a bit further down the street and three others throughout the neighborhood.  At this rate we might have a complete neighborhood in year or so.  I’ve seen quite a bit of what I assume is real estate traffic coming through, and hopefully sales follow.

Bought An iPhone

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

So, I finally got an iPhone. I know it’s a few years behind the time, but the 3GS and 3.0 OS finally made it seem like a complete product. Also, the 32GB model seemed like it was the first to really be big enough as a convergence device. Additionally, the App Store “ecosystem” looked like it had reached the size needed to sustain itself. So, I dumped my no-longer-on-a-contract T-mobile account over to AT&T. So far so good. It’s nice to have a reasonable Internet browser all the time. I’m an NPR addict, so having instant access to their podcasts is awesome. Weather radar in your hand is amazing. I’ve got enough space to hold an enormous number of apps, music, podcasts, pictures, movies, and TV shows to remain computerless for a good chunk of time. I’ve even managed to connect to my office VPN, but I haven’t bought an SSH app to do my normal thing with yet (I live on a terminal). I even found this blog app, so maybe I will get back to posting again.