It has been a little over a week since I upgraded my cell phone from my old LG 9800 to this new xv6900 phone. I love the new phone (Last Saturday night I upgraded my calling plan and this brought me the ability to use some of the other features on the phone). After using it for a week I have found that this phone actually works the way it is supposed to. I have had three phones of this type and the prior ones would lock up occasionally. This one has not. With the new phone I got a 2 mega pixel digital camera with 2x zoom. The picture above was taken just as a test to see how it would do. Not bad considering it was a gloomy day at the time. All in all I am happy with the upgraded phone.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Sponosred for over 12 years by the Maumee Valley Railroad Club. Many large tables of model railroad and railroadiana bargains! Several operating layouts including the newly updated MVRRC DCC modular layout. Hands-On trains display (for kids of all ages). Good food and plenty of free parking available. Handicap accessible.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
The XV6900 is supposed to rival the IPhone. I have no frame of reference on this as I have not seen the IPhone, but the XV6900 has a lot of nice features. The 1500 applications that the IPhone boasts, well I doubt the XV6900 has that many, but it was loaded with what I wanted. I wanted a phone with a slightly larger screen (got it). I was hoping the lock on the phone would be improved (got it). I wanted to be able to post to my blog on the go (mobile - got it). I wanted to be able to update some Microsoft Excel spreadsheets that I use and sync them up with my PC (got it). I also wanted to be able to send short emails via text messaging (got it with a $10 extra charge per month for text messaging -- unlimited in-network and 500 out). I have had several of these smart phones and this is the first one that I have had that seems to work and work well. So far, no problems detected. Yesterday I installed Active Sync program and Synced my Microsoft Outlook contacts, Email, and Calendar with the phone so I now have all my contact information loaded.
Now, I loved my LG9800 and was reluctant to give it up, but I think I will like the new phone better after I get used to it. My LG9800 had one flaw, it was very easy to unlock. When closed the phone has another key pad on the front. To unlock the phone you simply hit the "OK" button twice. It was very easy to do when the phone was near say the seat belt. It also had a tendency to allow for numbers to be dialed with out actually intending to dial those numbers. I had a call last week that happened while I was at work that started at 7:30 and ended about 9am when I discovered my phone was on and there was an active call. 88 minutes of air time expended and my battery was nearly dead (the phone is 3 years old and the battery is weak now). Luckily for me I never use all my 450 anytime minutes so I still have about 150 minutes left until 2/23/09 when it resets.
The good news for my LG9800 is that it will be gone but not forgotten. I have decided to keep it charged. I will be taking off all the pictures and files, and putting on MPG3 music files as many as I can load on it. The phone had a great sound and I feel will make a great MP3 player. I believe in the box is tethered headset that I can use to listen to the music. I have a brand new case with belt loop on it so using it should be easy. I also allowed my kids to use it the last time they were with me to listen to music so sounds like a plan.
If you are interested in the XV6900 phone from Verizon wireless they have them on clearance now while supplies last. They are making room for a whole host of new phones that are coming out. They already have several new phones to choose from that has the Windows Mobile operating systems on it. So, heer is your chance to get a great phone cheep. Hopefully, if it works out as planned I will be posting to my blog a little more often (of course as time permits).
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
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Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
For me, I am happily single. Now, I do what ever I want whenever I want and don’t have to argue about it. My marriage was like prison. I couldn’t go out for any length of time before I would receive a phone call from my wife. I don’t think in a relationship that you need to be together 24/7. I actually think being together all the time is a bad thing. It can go to the other extreme where you are not together enough so a healthy balance is needed. Based on observation I have formed an opinion of what one or two things women want from men. Based on this opinion I will most likely be happily single the rest of my life. I think my co-worker may have made his joke to lighten the mood, but I am sure I would not have made that joke.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Just about the time you think you have seen everything, then WAM there it is! I had just left eating lunch with my sister, mom, dad, and kids when I spotted this in the Northcreast parking lot. In the past I have referred to my car as a "pile-o-crap", but now I have actually seen one with a pile of crap on the back. I am not sure where the line is between good taste and tacky, but I am sure that this is well beyond tacky. I wish the person who had the money to waist had sent that money to me. I am sure I could have found something more constructive to spend it on. Now get this they have a web site: www.rentcowlimo.com . They suggest having this at say a Birthday, wedding, bachlor, or bachlorette party. So, if you are interested in this see the website. I guess it was drawing attention as I saw two other people take out their camera's and take pictures. All I can say is "YIKES!".
Sunday, February 1, 2009
My question is when can we start saying we are in a depression? No, I don’t mean maybe the current state of mind. I mean the current state of our economy! Recession nothing, every time I turn on my TV or see a piece of news there are more new layoffs. Where does it all end? I, like everyone else, have cut my spending back. I don’t believe people will spend money like the used to even if things recover. I know I have gotten used to the way things are and I am just dumb, fat, and well I would say happy, but with the threat of unemployment…
The problem here is that what I am hearing is business is cutting back to, because they feel they have to. First they lay off people. This takes money out of the economy. Then I start hearing about concessions in salary to avoid more layoffs. This too takes more money out of the economy. What we need is jobs for these people to do and get people back to work, but what do they work at? I am not sure manufacturing will ever be what it was when this is all over. I am not sure the Technology industry will ever be the same. So what is it they do?
Ok, If no one else will say it, were in a DEPRESSION! I have lived through a few recessions and have never seen anything like this. If this is, by chance a recession then it must be the grand daddy of them all! This is just my humble opinion