Archive for June, 2007

iPhone Stress Tests – PC World Video

June 30, 2007

iPhone questions: Can you scratch it? What happens when you drop it? PC World’s Eric Butterfield takes the iPhone through a grueling set of tests to check how the device handles abuse.

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iPhone videos.

June 30, 2007


Life & Times
Family, Adoption, Ministry, Entertainment and anything else I decide to write about.


June 30, 2007

Around 7 PM tonight my wonderful wife walked into the house with a brand new iPhone, for me! All I can say is WOW! All the hype, all of the criticism all of the anticipation. Here are my initial thoughts:
1. Easy setup – I had the iPhone all switched and synced within 30 minutes. That means e-mail, calendar, music, podcasts, contacts, etc. all synced. Not bad. The set up on iTunes was so easy. If I were an associate at an cellphone dealer I would be looking for a job, because this is the way to go with cell. No clueless dude trying to up sell you. Just simple iTunes.
2. Solid and durable – This phone is solid. I got a Speck case and a crystal film to lay on top. Perfect. I’m not at all worried about a scratched or broken screen.
3. Apps – All of the Applications are slick. From weather to email to clocks (you can keep time for all parts of the world!). Youtube, sweet. Safari, sweet. Maps, sweet. On and on. This phone is the ultimate gadget, practical gadget.
4. Packaging – The bag that Apple placed the iPhone in was amazing. It’s like a cardboard box with ribbon on the sides. The box was typical Apple.
5. Line Hospitality – Penny said that the Apple employees were very kind. They gave away bottled water, cookies, brownies and a cool Apple key chain light. They really made it an “experience” as opposed to the AT&T guys who probably didn’t know what to do, what’s hospitality?

Did you get an iPhone? Do you want one? When will you take the dive? Want to buy a Cingular 8125 Pocket PC? Let me know.

Goodbye Relevant Magazine!

June 29, 2007

Today I received in the mail my final issue of Relevant Magazine. Boy am I glad. This once-decent mag that captured a glimpse into neo-pop Christian culture has now turned into a battle for the tackiest ad’s by Christian universities and music festivals. There is always a try at “racy” articles that don’t even intrigue me (like the Matis Yahu article). The worst part for me is the whole commercialization of “justice ministries” that is prevalent in Relevant. The ad I have posted here is an example of the true tackiness that “Relevant Christianity” has become. Thank goodness this is my last issue. I think Relevant tries too hard to present Christ followers as cool in their endless-who-cares articles and reviews of indie music artists. In my life I have tried to be cool, I’m just not, never will be. I think Relevant is no longer relevant, so stop trying to convince everyone that you are. Anyone agree? Disagree? Your comments are appreciated.

Surgery Stinks!

June 27, 2007

I won’t elaborate, but knee surgery yesterday was hell. There is nothing good about surgery day. I got real loopy when they put the IV in and had a hard time coming out of recovery. They kept giving me Gatorade and Coke, I blew it right out, in front of a bunch of waiting patients. Last night was the worst night ever. The drugs my doctor prescribed me didn’t work, so I was up most of the night moaning, groaning and cussin’. Not a good sight, until mi espossa broke out the other pain killers, that worked! Anyway, here are a couple of pictures for your enjoyment, I’ll share more soon.

Some Thoughts…

June 26, 2007

The iPhone countdown: 3 days and some hours

Has anyone purchased the new Lifehouse release? If not you should, it’s wicked good, and as my friend and co-worker Jeff says “it’s not that wussy”.

Penny and I went to the beach yesterday. It was unreal. The key to going to the beach in SoFlo in the summer is to go early (before 10) or late (after 4) because other wise its too freaking hot. The water was flat and clear and the temp was 84. Not bad huh? There were a couple of dolphin swimming around too.

I had an amazing cheeseburger for lunch yesterday. This place is the best and their fries ain’t too shabby either!

My beard has gotten significantly longer. A day doesn’t go by that someone calls me leprechaun or Lucky Charms. Interesting, Lucky doesn’t have a beard, go figure.

I think Fred Thomson and Hilary will be the 2 party candidates for the upcoming ’08 election. Hilary scares the poop out of me.

Summer TV is just awful. We have been watching reruns of “The Office” and “Psych”, which is a surprisingly witty show. New episodes start airing July 13th.

I just bought a 4 GB jump drive for $39! I remember buying a 256 MB drive a few years back for $75. My how the cost of memory has come down.

“A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered” Proverbs 17:27


June 25, 2007

In less than 24 hours I will have a new anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and a tweeked meniscus. It’s one of those things that I look forward to and dread at the same time, you know, surgery sucks, but the end results will mean I can run again or play some hoops. Here is a before picture…..
Pray for a speedy recovery.

We Love Katamari

June 24, 2007

This is the weirdest video game, ever. Seriously, you have never seen anything like this. With Japanese elevator music playing in the background your goal is to roll over and acquire as many items (including people, animals, buildings and anything else imaginable). This game is whacked, but like crack. You cant get enough of it. I’m not really avideo game guy, but this has really caught my attention. Here is a video of one of my students playing.

One week from today.

June 22, 2007

If you aren’t sold on the whole iPhone idea yet, watch THIS VIDEO and be wowed!

Suspicious timing?

June 21, 2007

For the past week I have been having some “issues” with my phone. Finally today, it bit the dust. No e-mail, no text, no calls. The picture you see is the permanant screen now on my Cingular 8125. Notice the date. I was just bragging about how good my phone had been performing. Suspicious? The iPhone makes its debut next Friday.