After the “upgrade” fiasco, decided to not spend any more time and aggravation dealing with AT&T, and am now with T-Mobile. So new phone, better coverage, more minutes and less money. Guess it’s good in a way that AT&T’s “upgrade” program gave me the impetus to make the switch.
Was pretty impressed with the phone number port process–the number switched over while I was in the store doing the paperwork, and it was in general glitch free. Really glad not to go through a nightmare like this guy. My sympathies go out to him.
The only fly in the ointment was my brand spanking new (and quite the groovy) T610 being a lemon. It crashed intermittently, forcing removal of the battery to reset. No fun. Took it back to the T-Mobile store for a replacement, which so far hasn’t exhibited any drama queen tendencies.
To add to the T-Mobile goodness, Joe has figured out that it’s pretty easy to get mobile Internet using your regular minutes, not some exorbitant data rate. Still waiting for him to get his first monthly bill before I try it myself, but here’s hoping.
Posted Wednesday, 21 April, 2004 by Nic Lindh
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.
Springsteen gives a concert in Phoenix. It’s fantastic.