Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The Phone Holder...


Just trying to do my part and make the 'net a more surreal and disturbing experience for the rest of you. No need to thank me - cash donations will suffice.

What was I saying?

My damned handsfree device in my car is acting up. This is most annoying, as my handy (that's "cell phone" for you Americans) is recharged in teh handsfree cradle and I didn't notice that the thing hadn't been charging for a week until I was on the phone with my boss who is in the U.S. Now I have to go to the techies and explain that, no, it ISN'T my phone (I tested it in my colleague's car with his device) and could you please just fix the damned thing!

Another annoying aspect is that it seems like the handsfree pillar for my model of automobile is a temporary solution. Every other car I have seen with the device installed has some sort of permanent anchor while mine is a "fits oddly around the console rendering one of my cupholders useless and flopping about" model. I will bitch to the technicians about this but it will most likely be to no avail.

If I weren't such a goof, I would spend the buxx to get the Bluetooth module for my device and tnen I could use any of my phones and not have to worry about missing a call EVER AGAIN!!!!. Being cheap sucks.

Sign of the times...



Monday, September 25, 2006

Energisch aber Sinnlos


I read somewhere that to be a successful and well-read blogger, you need to make sure that you update your content at least five times a week, if not every day.


Every day.

Problem is, I don't usually have so much to write about - unlike most of the cool bloggers out there, my life is relatively humdrum and no one wants to read about my ongoing adventures in CorporateLand. Another hurdle is that I am not blessed with copious amounts of free time. A good example is my pal Joe over at book of joe (see the links). As an anesthesiologist, he tends to have buckets of time to not only come up with cool things to write about, he has people who assist him in his "cool hunting". Obviously, this makes it a lot easier to have a fresh and interesting blog on a daily basis.

Anyhow, my boss just bought an iPod nano for her travels. Pink. With "music soothes the savage beast" engraved on the back in Latin. I have considered buying such a device, mostly because I have an overwhelming desire to belong to the Apple Elite but I hesitate only because I really do not have the opportuinty to isten to that much music. I also don't download music from the 'net - an expensive and sometimes quasi-legal activity that I would rather not waste my limited bandwith with.

I still think iPod's are still pretty cool though. Meaning that they are probably passé and I should avoid them at all costs to avoid being labeled as such.

The point of all this? There is no point.

But I did update! ;)