Wednesday, November 09, 2011

No Punking This Time

Well, despite the Apple Store being horrifically packed on our lunch break, the iPhone 4S pick-up today went off without a hitch.

I just got all of my data on to it and now it is time to play.

Since I have contracted yet another illness (I was just starting to feel better and caught the crud Marcus has), I'm off to bed to play with my new phone and try to get warm.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

At Least I Won’t Threaten to Kill People

I've got an iPhone 4S on reserve at the Cherry Creek Apple Store tomorrow. Let's see if I actually make it out of the store with a phone tomorrow.

I'm pretty sure if I don't, though, I won't go to the extreme the dude here in Aurora did this week when he threatened to kill the employees and blow up the Best Buy that didn't have a copy of Call of Duty that he supposedly pre-ordered.

I'll probably just cry ('cause that's what I do).

Friday, November 04, 2011

Punked by Apple

So, last Friday night Marcus wanted to stop by the Apple Store on the way home from work to purchase a new AppleTV for the bedroom. While we were there, he casually asked the employee ringing up his purchase if they had any of the new iPhones in stock. He was obviously totally expecting her to say no as they have been out of stock everywhere, but she informed him they just got some in. He asked if I wanted one and of course I said yes. We waited for a bit for someone to bring one from the back, but another employee came out and scolded our clerk for trying to sell one before closed. Well, we were there at 8:45 and apparently they stop selling them at 8:30 for inventory purposes. Man, I was soooooo bummed.

The clerk felt bad and told me I could reserve one online and pick it up first thing in the morning. The only problem with that plan was we were going up to HIll City for the weekend to celebrate our anniversary and check out other properties.

*sigh* So close to having a new phone.

Monday, April 26, 2010

My First eBook

My First Kindle Purchase - Fleece NavidadI finally caved today and bought myself my first eBook. I vowed a few months back that if a digital edition of something I wanted was available, I wasn't going to bother getting the hard copy of it. I'm tired of the dust they collect and the space they take up. I felt like doing to some light, cheesy reading, so I purchased the next book I had yet to read in the knitting mystery series by Maggie Sefton, Fleece Navidad (I'd put one of those Amazon Associates links up like I used to, but I can't thanks to the feud between the state of Colorado and Amazon). The books in this series are corny and predictable, but they're basically set in Ft. Collins and I like reading them.

I downloaded the Kindle app for my iPhone and the application for my Macbook and I'm all set. Reading on the iPhone is a little rough, but will do in a pinch. I totally enjoyed reading with my Macbook in bed. I do that while surfing blogs all the time anyway. Someday, when I've got the funds to get one, I'll enjoy reading on an iPad.

I hope that more reading material becomes available digitally (magazines, etc.). I know some people just love the feel of turning pages, but I'll gladly give that up to rid myself of the clutter.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Linux Mittens

I was on Ravelry today and found this pattern for an awesome pair of Tux (the Linux Penguin) Mittens. How cool are these? I wish Marcus wore mittens (I'd make him a pair), but I think I'll just make them for me.

Tux Mittens

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Amazon’s New Universal Wish List

Since I've been kind of out of the loop the last few weeks due to the surgery, I was excited when a fellow Ravelry member informed us of Amazon's new Universal Wish List feature.

Rather than try to explain, I'll just post the blurb from Amazon's site:
Adding Items to Your Wish List from Other Websites

Sometimes you'll find things you want to add to your Wish List when you aren't browsing the website. That's OK, you can still add those items to your Wish List with the Universal Wish List Button!

The Universal Wish List Button is a browser button that will let you add items to your Wish List even if they aren't listed on the website. Click here to get the button!

Amazon's Universal Wish List BookmarkTo get the button, all you need to do is click on the image for the button and drag it to your browser's tool bar as instructed. It should only take a few seconds for the button be added and appear in your browser's tool bar.

Once you see the button, it's available for you to use immediately. When you're browsing a website and you see something you want, just click the "Add to Wish List" button in your tool bar. You'll see a confirmation screen, and the item will be added to your Wish List.
Check it out in action at my Amazon Wish List. As my circle of friends rely heavily on our Amazon Wish Lists for gift-giving occasions, it's so cool that we can now include other items we want that are not available through Amazon itself. It's well-timed as not only is Christmas going to be here before we know it, but my birthday is a little over a month away as well.

The only problem I have had with it so far is not being able to link the right picture of a t-shirt I want. That's not Amazon's fault, it was just the way this particular site was pulling in the product images from their database. It would be cool if you could add your own picture. Still, not a deal breaker for the whole feature in any way.

So why would Amazon add this feature? I'm guessing the answer is twofold. First, they can gather data about what people are wanting that they do not currently offer. Second, even if they do lose some sales to other sites, a person still has to go to Amazon to view your list and may ultimately purchase something else anyway. Just my thoughts. Still, a very cool feature!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Cyber Snipa Dog Tags

I was perusing the Techie Diva site and found a geeky accessory that I absolutely must have! It's the Cyber Snipa Dog Tag. I don't usually wear jewelry or such, but I think I'd wear these. One of the tags houses a flash drive (I'm always finding myself in a spot where I wish I had a flash drive on me) and the other sports some tools and an LED flashlight. Definitely something a geek such as myself should own.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Goodbye, CompUSA

Marcus just alerted me to an article on ArsTechnica that CompUSA will sell or close its remaining stores after the holiday season. I have mixed feelings about it as I've always had a love/hate relationship with that particular retailer.

It is part of Marcus' and my ritual, though, to browse through the aisles of Comp at least every other weekend. It's just a quick jaunt up the street if we need an ink cartridge or something. The next closest computer retailer is Microcenter, but it's just a bit too far of a drive to just window shop. It's looking like the majority of our computer shopping in the future will take place online if it can't be purchased at The Apple Store.

They're saying that consumers will be able to find "attractive holiday bargains" as they begin to sell off the assets. I guess we'll see.