12 Jan 2007 pcolijn   » (Journeyer)

Holidays 'n Such-like

Had a lot of fun. Spent most of the holidays with slatepelican, which was good. Usually I'm not a huge fan of Christmas and that whole time of year, because I find the shopping super stressful, things are always really rushed, airports and planes are packed, etc. But slatepelican made it a lot more fun.

We spent a couple days in Chatham, then headed west to Calgary to hang out with my family, and then returned to NY for New Year's with bugbearcub in tow. (Actually, technically we were in tow I guess, since we arrived a couple hours after he did.) mrwise and his sister also made an appearance for New Year's, which was good (and, as always, klASSy).

iPhone

Wow. This thing seriously looks awesome. Too bad it's super expensive and will only be available on Cingular. Now I have to decide whether the iPhone is worth getting a 2 year (blech) contract with Cingular, and if so, whether I can put up with my craptacular Tréo (see below) until then.

The remainder of this post is somewhat rant-y, so I'll leave a cut here for those who are all ranted out.

More Tréo Woes

It just keeps getting worse. Every time I try to get mail manually in VersaMail, the unit freezes and I have to manually restart it. Every once in a while when I try to get voicemail, the phone app crashes. Calls get dropped. Opening certain contacts entries causes the unit to restart. Blazer (the web browser) causes a restart when opening certain web pages.

I've actually just started giving up when the stupid thing crashes; I just forget about what I was trying to do and move on with my life. I really can't be bothered at this point.

The funny thing is that I thought maybe some of these bugs had been fixed, so I upgraded the software a while ago. Since then I think I've actually had more problems. Way to go. Paying $500 for a phone on a contract starts to look good when this is your alternative. Of course I suppose I could just join the masses and get a Razr, which seems to suck a lot less than Tréos. Though I suspect Google Maps on Razr wouldn't be nearly as good as on the Tréo. The other alternative is a CrackBerry, of course, but getting another smartphone if I'm planning to get the iPhone seems silly.

LiveJournal

While we're on the topic of things sucking, what is it with LJ asking you to login every time you post a comment? I swear it didn't use to be this braindead. But I just posted 3 comments on LJ, and each time I had to login again. WTF? Do they have some strange one-time login only for posting comments? That seems stupid.

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