Why I hate my iPhone

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Jaysen
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Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:32 pm Post

I love my Macbook Pro. It is the computer I had hoped it would be. Yet it sits idle from the minute I leave the office to the minute I get back to the office. Why? Because of my iPhone. Instead of using my mac for basic surfing, aligning schedules with snort, email, etc, I use my phone. I have even started using this odd substance called "paper" for writing (it is pretty forgiving, but not very editable if you use the wrong glyph render engine). I suddenly find myself wondering if I even need a computer for home. If it wasn't for my use of moneywell for personal accounting I don't know what else I would really need system for.

*sigh* I guess I am no longer a geek.
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Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:54 pm Post

No longer a geek? Possible, but not likely.

A simple question: how many apps on your iPhone?
If you can answer that, then either you only have one screens worth (and hence never were a geek) or you have too many to actually load on your iPhone at once AND calculated the number of active apps rather than counting them (in which case you are, definitely, a geek). If you can't answer it, then you probably tried to calculate all your apps, both active and inactive, and the fact that you have inactive apps in iTunes also proves you're a geek.

If there remains any doubt, start using pen and paper exclusively for a while. If you start developing a hard to resist attraction to "special" pens and begin developing highly personalised paper "systems" to track your day, then no more evidence is needed - you are, and remain, a geek.
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Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:52 pm Post

Apps on iPhone == 5. Darts, Dots, Sudoku, Remote, Multiconvert.
Number of pages == 2.
Main page contains only "what I need". Maps, contacts, calendar, Multiconvert, Notes)
Main bar has phone, safari, mail and ipod.

And I have not jail broken the phone.

I already have a request in for that Pule Smartpen. Mostly for work. For home … I wish I still had my old parker fountain pen. Never wrote anything worth reading with it (other than letter the then not mrs) but it sure made pretty lines on the paper.
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I have a wife and 2 kids that I can only attribute to a wiggle, a giggle, and the realization that she was out of my league so I might as well be happy with her as a friend. 26 years marriage later, I can't imagine life without her. -Me 10/7/09

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Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:44 pm Post

Jaysen wrote:*sigh* I guess I am no longer a geek.



Depends on if you refer to your iPhone as an "iphone" or as a "Newton 2.0"
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Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:09 pm Post

Nice to see you back feather duster. Hope all is well.

I not have my pulse pen. How the heck did I survive with out this? the OCR package (an extra third party app) is actually pretty good. I have yet to try the winblows versions as the only feature that I see as useful is the ability to print paper. Considering that I have more than I need now, they may have that added to the mac desktop before I actually need it.

At least the pen requires the Mac for OCR. I find the animation for playback on the mac nice too. I didn't realize how much my meager brain disassociated the actual notes from the real point in time of the conversation. This explains why I failed spanish so terribly.
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I have a wife and 2 kids that I can only attribute to a wiggle, a giggle, and the realization that she was out of my league so I might as well be happy with her as a friend. 26 years marriage later, I can't imagine life without her. -Me 10/7/09

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Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:44 pm Post

Wock wrote:Depends on if you refer to yo...


Ahh, the winged wassack! Welcome back, y` fluttering freak.

I trust all is well, with thee and thyne?

Take care Wuck
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Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:51 pm Post

All is well now. For awhile now my wife and I have had to suffer through a series of unfortunate events but alas all is well for now. :-)

Now if I can only find where I left my pants...
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Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:21 pm Post

before version 3.0, I was horrified to discovered that I could only have 9 pages of apps on my iphone. It was a really low point in my life.
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Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:44 pm Post

pink wrote:t was a really low point in my life.
I can well imagine! :shock:
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Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:14 pm Post

I've only had my iPhone for a few days and I love it dearly. Of course, I haven't managed to make it do anything yet but still...
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Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:20 pm Post

pink wrote:It was a really low point in my life.
Jot wrote:I love it dearly. Of course, I haven't managed to make it do anything yet but still...
:shock: The mind doth boggle!
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Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:28 pm Post

boggle your mind with the "massage" app.
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Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:43 pm Post

..if only...if only :(
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Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:53 pm Post

although what I'd like most is an "orgasmatron" which the iphone simply can't replicate!
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Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:06 pm Post

wots an orgas matron? A farty old woman?
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