november phone theme and calendar widget tutorial

 Since the 90s are making such a huge comeback [which seem...more

Damn You Autocorrect!

 I am in the process of writing a thoroughly researched, well-organized, generally beautiful blog post about Bringing Home Kitty – Things to Consider When You Adopt a Cat. The thing about thoroughly researched blog posts, however, is that they take a fair bit of time. Time is a resource that has been less plentiful that I had expected when the day began....more

Phone parking for utilities

I am on the phone with our local gas authority....more

How long can you ignore your phone?

I'd like to issue a long-overdue apology to each of the five roommates I had in college: I'm sorry that I did not answer the phone when it was ringing. I knew that it drove you crazy, but I was absorbed in something else/didn't feel like talking to anyone, and thus, did not answer the phone.But, I understand that most people aren't wired that way: Their phone rings and they answer it. It beeps and they answer it. Even when they are on the road....more

Bitchin' Adventures in Phone Shopping

don't call me, maybe

A friend of mine wrote on her Facebook status that her ringing phone felt like an act of hostility and ignoring it was satisfying. I don’t think hostility suits what I feel, but there’s a definite reaction when my phone rings. I think confusion is closer to what I experience. YOU GUYS MY CAMERA IS RINGING.Steve will often call on his way home from something and that’s when he gets a glimpse of what I’d be like in a coma....more

When You Would Rather Text Than Talk

I am not crazy about texting. Sorry! And I have always hated talking on the phone (except when I ...more

Can You Hear Me Now?

I'd like to discuss a question that's been plaguing me for some time now, one that's gone from a mild annoyance to, well, an evil menace, and that is:Why do we still have a home phone?...more

Windows Phone 7: Can it Rise?

Is it possible that Windows Phone 7 can take a competitive slice of the smartphone market - now dominated by iPhone, Android, and Blackberry? It’s possible, but Microsoft will need to do a full court press. The first thing to consider is: are there people out there who are not fully committed to a smartphone experience?...more