The Battle Royale Begins 3

Today marks the end of my Sprint contract, and the beginning of a technological battle royale. Let’s meet the contestants! IN THE RED CORNER…. The Blackberry 8703e, better known as the Crackberry. A practically indestructible phone on a shittastic network. A phone that I’ve dropped on concrete or asphalt so many times I’ve lost count. ...

When It Rains, It Pours

I had put my MacBook Pro on that counter before, a thousand times before. I had no reason to think last night was any different. No reason until it came tumbling down, open, about 10pm last night. And that’s when today’s nightmare began. I thought it was fine at first: Everything was working properly, no ...

Dork Dilemmas

Being unemployed in January is probably a good thing for the average gadget geek like myself, since the twin peaks of lust for shiny things both take place during the first couple of weeks of January. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is taking place in Las Vegas this week, where almost every electronics company is ...

Mmmm, Pointlessly Translucent 1

If you can read this, Leopard has been successfully installed on my computer. I’ll be spending my saturday night enjoying all the hilariously pointless translucence I can handle, because I am the most easily amused person on earth. Shiny!

Unspotted

So as my fellow Mac nerds know, it’s Leopard Day, and no, I am not in line with the rest of the fanboys. Sadly, this is not just because I really needed to save the $45 the $20 off and $25 rewards certificate I had at Amazon bought me. No, this is because I’m so ...

Because I Have Already Been Asked Several Times

No, I am not getting an iPhone. I had a very bad experience with Cingular in college, and even though it’s now AT&T, you still couldn’t pay me to deal with those assholes again, I don’t give a shit if the iPhone turns lead into gold or whatnot. At least I’m saving myself $600!

Happy Nerd Alert! 1

This is why you should not give nerds like me a new computer like the one that showed up on my doorstep two days early today. Because we will do shit like this: The good news is, by running a benchmark test that compares the same stuff on both computers, the new one is 5x ...

Shanghaied

Why is my new computer still bouncing around Shanghai tonight? Why is it not in my hot little bored little hands? Oh well. At least it’s in FedEx’s hands now. I guess I’ll distract myself by continuing my Shield marathon. Edit: Yay, now it’s in Anchorage! I’m going to drive myself crazy with this.

Indecision 3

I want to buy a new computer. I’d been planning to buy a new computer around now, until Apple pushed back the release of its new operating system, Leopard, from WWDC (which was last week) to October. Common sense says I should wait the four and a half months it’ll take for Leopard/iLife to come ...

A Minor Dilemma 5

I have a bunch of TiVo rewards points, since I’m such a TiVo-hugger that I’ve influenced several others to purchase TiVos. Crappily, however, these points expire after 24 months, and a bunch of mine are about to expire. And so we come to my dilemma, what to do with my TiVo rewards points. Here are ...