Thursday, April 29, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
This afternoon I finally took the plunge and bought an iPhone 3G S. We switched over from our T-Mobile family plan and joined my wife (and her iPhone) on a family plan at AT&T. I've been spending part of the day loading apps onto the phone and syncing it with iTunes. So far I've played with the Facebook, Tweetdeck and Yahoo! fantasy baseball apps. Looking forward to downloading more apps including one from Gibson that will let me tune my guitar. Still trying to decide between Foursquare and Gowalla.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Most college football teams held their annual spring game (scrimmages) the last two weeks. Nebraska held their game last Saturday and drew nearly 78,000 fans. The largest crowd to see a spring game was defending national champion Alabama with over 91,000.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
I went grocery shopping today. Because of traffic, I parked near the opposite entrance to the store that I usually use and proceeded to shop in the opposite direction. At a minimum, I go to this store on a weekly basis so I know it inside and out.
Or so I thought!
By shopping "backwards," I managed to forget where most of the items on my list were located and it probably took me an extra 5 minutes or so to finish my shopping.
How about you? Have you ever shopped "backwards"?
Another beautiful, yet somber, photo from stuckincustoms.
I have been here twice. The first time was in the early '60s with my parents and then Lisa and I spent most of the day here in the late '90s. Very beautiful, awe-inspiring place!
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
The 2010 Masters Tournament is over and the main storyline dealt with the appearance of Tiger Woods in the tournament. As we all know, Mr. Woods is involved in a sex scandal and has been allegedly undergoing treatment for sexual addiction. More recently, someone named Jesse James (not the famous outlaw) announced an addiction to sex after found that he had been cheating on his actress-wife Sandra Bullock. The first I ever heard of sexual addiction was when former professional baseball player Wade Boggs announced he was a sexual addict. The announcement was made after it was discovered that he had been often accompanied on road trips with a woman who was not his wife!
Apparently sexual addiction is the province of wealthy men, professional athletes and celebrities and is only evident after their philandering is made public. Medical researchers are yet to discover evidence of this "disease" in truck drivers, welders, market research analysts and other males of more modest income levels.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
With the recent news from Apple that iPhone OS 4.0 will be released this summer, I am giving very serious consideration to getting one. I have a 2+ year-old Motorola RAZR 2 from T-Mobile and it no longer is practical for what I want to do with my cell phone. I was hoping to get the Nexus One, but Google has made it difficult for existing T-Mobile customers to obtain one (I have a family plan). My wife bought an iPhone around Christmas and loves it. Now that Twitter has announced the purchase of iPhone app Tweetie, I'm more than ready to get an iPhone. My wife has experienced no problems with AT&T's coverage (we live in the Chicago area) so network performance is not a concern.
Friday, April 9, 2010
Is anyone experiencing problems with Firefox? I have the newest version (3.6), and have had nothing but problems with it. It's slow to boot up, slow to load and it's hung on me a couple of times. I have heard from others that there have been problems with it. Too bad. It was a great browser when first introduced, but Chrome has become my browser-of-choice...for the time being.
President Obama recently responded to Sarah Palin's criticism about his nuclear policy. “I really have no response,” he told ABC News. “Because last I checked, Sarah Palin’s not much of an expert on nuclear issues.”
A video has now surfaced (they always do!) in which Candidate Obama admitted in 2008 to not fully understanding America's nuclear policy.
I'm testing out a new Chrome extension. It's ScribeFire and it's a blogging platform previously available as a Firefox extension. The Alpha version is now available for Google Chrome. More information is available here and you can download and install the extension from here.