Today I’m making a list and checking it twice. On what am I trying to cut back? Well, just like everyone else I’m looking to cut back on expenses, food consumption, and
exercise alcohol intake.
I Want An iPhone, I Just Can’t Justify The Cost
My two-year contract with AT&T for my BlackJack ends this month. My mouth has been watering for an iPhone for ages. However, after perusing AT&T’s website I realize that my monthly bill would go from $76 (already way too high for my tastes) to well over $90(!); and that’s after buying the phone for $200 and committing to another two-year contract. Holy crap people, we are getting fleeced!
I think that I am going to look into shifting gears and going backward with cellphone technology by trying to find a phone that is a phone and has text messaging capability, but no internet or camera capability. Does anyone have suggestions? Does anyone think I’m being foolish about this?
Digital TV Converter Coupons Are Here
My coupons are here!
My coupons are here!
And guess what? I’m probably going to try and boost one of the companies whose stock I possess, namely Dish Network. Dish has a digital-to-analog converter called the TR-40 CRA (don’t ask me, I’ve never liked our/their model names) that just so happens to cost $40 (the value of each coupon), I’d just have to pay shipping costs. You’d think I’d have a way to get it shipped to the office for free, but you’d be wrong. I don’t feel badly pimping the TR-40 because it’s been getting really good reviews from the tech blogs.
Of course I’ll critique the D-to-A converter once I have it hooked up to one of my televisions. Stay tuned.
And yes, I still think that if you have at least one television that gets its signal over-the-air that you should sign up for the Government’s Free Coupon Plan. Consider it your tax dollars at work. Remember that the Digital Television Transition will occur in mid-February, it will take about a month for the coupons to be delivered, and that the coupons are only good for ninety days once they’ve been issued to you.
Digital Download Of The Week
Times are tough. Our own Government has admitted that we’ve officially entered a recession. So rather than suggest you go out and purchase a digital download, I’m going to give you a pointer to a free, and legal, download.
I’ve downloaded it. I like it. If you download it and don’t like it, just remember how much you had to pay for it.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – okay
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Interpol — “Evil”
Website Of The Day – Have you ever owned a piece of Apple hardware that you’ve wanted to fix yourself? Learn how to do so at iFixIt.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Foot Mileage – 0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 2 (2)
Vegetarian Days – 1
Carnivorous Days – 0
Marta Rides – 0
Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 4
1) Lose no fewer than two pounds
2) Drink no soda
3) Run no fewer than 50 miles
4) Completely read no fewer than one book
5) Write at least one program using Ruby on Rails