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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.

Jewel Concert

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

We went to a Jewel Concert this weekend down at the Horseshoe Casio in Tunica.  It’s my first non-orchestral concert, so I was a little apprehensive.  My concerns were belayed.  It was a good show.  Pretty good value too.  I rate musicians’ skill based not only on how well I like their music, but also if they can perform without studio magic.  So many ‘musicians’ today couldn’t hold a tune without sudio technicians cleaning things up and mixing it all together.  That and their incessant need to record dozens of takes that get spliced together for the best parts of each just rubs me wrong.  I can report that Jewel is a fine performer with no need for reliance on such trickery.  It was a good time.