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Name: Joel Becker
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Cell phones suck.

My StarTAC is dying (yes, old school) and I need to start looking at a new phone. I don't need no damned camera, no color, no fancy (and freaking annoying) ring tones. I don't want to spend $200 on some phone when I'll never care for those features.

What I need is a phone that is a flip phone the size of the StarTAC or smaller, is workable one-handed, has a passable phone book, and -- by far the most important -- has excellent reception.

I need the phone for Sprint PCS. I don't need to hear about bad experiences with Sprint, I just need a phone.

It occurs to me that the television coverage of the war is effectively a Two Minute Hate.

Well, Caltrans closed my freeway exit today (Fell St in San Francisco). It's going to be replaced by a boulevard. The last exit to the center of San Francisco just got a mile shorter.

I've heard many arguments on the issue, and many make sense. But some of the supporters of this plan claim that the traffic will be better. I can't decide if this is a lie for their agenda, or if they are really that naive. No matter how well the traffic lights are timed, a mile of elevated freeway is 10 minutes faster than a mile of stoplight traffic. And during rush hour, it's just more lights for 40,000 vehicles to be idling at.


I don't know about ThinkPad 600s, but I am currently on my third battery for my Toshiba Tecra8000. Every year (just about on the dot in June) my battery dies and starts discharging extremely fast. One week it lasts two hours, the next one hour, the next 10 minutes.

I asked the support person about this, and he told me that it was a common problem. They basically expect that the battery will stop behaving after a year. Note that the battery warranty is about a year.

I have a disease.

I have this software project. It's pretty complete. So what am I doing? Writing documentation! I have a whitepaper, a reference, and half of a tutorial.

What is wrong with me?

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