Cuz I’m a 21st Century Digitalboy

July 23, 2008

Peekaboo

Filed under: iphone — Tags: — digitalboy75 @ 3:35 pm

Well the iPhone software has been out almost two weeks now. And I haven’t blogged about it yet, why? because Wordpreas just got their app online so I could do it from the phone. Woot!
Expect new blog post from
the bathroom daily.

March 18, 2008

iPhone 2.0

Filed under: General Geek, iphone — Tags: — digitalboy75 @ 8:00 am

So, if you have an iphone, or a crackberry, or you support IT to any level of geekiness, you may want to google ‘iphone 2.0’. Supposedly, the next major version will support Exchange via ActiveSync. Yeah, I think. I’m really not sure I want my work email on my iphone. I mean, I have a blackberry now, and the great thing about it is HIDING it when I don’t want to be bothered by work, or I don’t want my trick to know I have a real job.

Other features: VPN support (so you can hookup back to the office, again), mass deletion of email (goodbye spam) AND increased support for the Software Developer Kit (hello third party apps).

October 9, 2007

Latest Geek Toy

Filed under: iphone — Tags: , , , — digitalboy75 @ 8:56 pm

So, what does a geek do when he has a bad week, his birthday rolled in, and Apple drops the price on the iPhone 200 bucks? You guessed it…he finally caves in and buys an iPhone. I decided to wait a while to blog about it, and was kind of busy last week (work trip to Alabama? Not so fun).

So I’ve had it two weeks now. What do I think? The accessories kinda suck…cases are expensive and low quality. Cingular let me exchange the case-mate brand I bought, which broke in 3 days. DON’T BUY IT. The swivel clip…doesn’t swivel, it just unscrews and drops your shiny new phone in the floor. The headset plug is recessed, so you can only use the included white burrowing slugs that make my ear hurt. Good news though, there’s an adapter (more $$$) that will let you use anything you want, including my favorite Shure brand.

The phone itself is slick. There’s just way too many cool things about it, and since everybody else brags, I’ll say its mostly good geeky stuff. The myspace video of the dancing gay-boy in training won’t load (check myspace at http://myspace.com/digitalboy75) but overall the important stuff on the web does. The caller ID goes out and does a lookup on prefixes and along with ‘Unidentified Caller’ you get a city and state. That’s just kewl. And hacking the phone…I don’t want to get rid of AT&T, so it was easy to hack. Now I can play Nintendo Rom’s on there. /drool as I hum along to Super Mario Bros. For the Geeks: There’s a pared down Stumbler app for the WiFi. Handy. I’ve used it twice for work.

Overall: get one of those clear protective screens. Its going to get fingerprints all over it cause you have to show it off, and somebody else is likely to splatter gooey happiness all over it. C’mon, the new ones won’t be out until next Christmas anyway, and by then the new will be worn off 🙂

September 26, 2007

Poppin the Cherry

Filed under: Random — Tags: , , — digitalboy75 @ 10:05 pm

So I thought I’d start a blog. There’s too much random stuff in my head not to, and I keep sending it to other people and filling their Inbox with spam. Maybe I won’t let people know about it until there’s lots of stuff on here, or maybe they will find out anyhow.

So here’s a minor thought to start things off. Yesterday was a good day for Geeks and Nerds everywhere: Halo3 was released publicly. World of Warcraft announced a new patch. The Internet probably groaned under the weight of all the traffic flying around, and I’m sure my office-mate wasn’t the only one stuck with a decision of which game to play for the evening. I don’t usually play shooter type games; and Proudmoore server on WoW was still a bit unstable, so I watched porn, then watched Family Guy and fell asleep. Oh yeah, and I also bought an iPhone yesterday, to get a little bit of fresh geekdom in my life. I’m sure I’ll post more on it later. Right now its a shiny new toy I’m determined to get dirty and break.

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