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June 9th, 2009

08:42 am - Oh, eff you AT&T

Don't you want to retain me as a customer? Via sleary, the fine print in the AT&T contract:
For non-qualified customers, including existing AT&T customers who want to upgrade from another phone or replace an iPhone 3G, the price with a new two-year agreement is $499 (8GB), $599 (16GB), or $699 (32GB).
For comparison purposes, the new 8-gig iPhone for non-AT&T customers? $99. AT&T, you can bite Mello's fabulous ass.

Gosh, the Sidekick is looking better all the time...

09:33 am

Flashmob Hammertime makes it ALL BETTER. Via nightambre








(Viral video promoting A&E's new MC Hammer reality show, but if it brings this much awesome, I DON'T CARE)

01:23 pm - Of vampire elves...

[info] - personalmeganbmoore brought Pati Nagle's The Betrayal to A-Kon with her and FORCED, I say, FORCED it on me for values of "forced" that mean "I volunteered to read it after I read her review". I read half of it at the con, and finished reading the other half last night.

See, here's the problem...Collapse )

So ... who wants to read it next? :D I'll send it on to whoever agrees to read it and review it, first come first serve! Taken!

04:20 pm

I have totally indulged in ordering a starter kit to make flowers out of nylon. I feel so girly.

I think part of the reason I like these crafty things is that my eyes hurt after staring at a monitor so long at work, so I don't really want to focus on one all evening long at home.

09:54 pm

Forgot to mention a pet peeve of mine from the book I reviewed earlier today: taking a word from the English language, using it in your fantasy world in basically the same fashion that it's used in English, and then misspelling it so that we all know that it's a fantasy world. Dude. This only works if you're doing an alternate Earth and assuming the spelling changed in slightly different ways than it did in our world. Because these words have historic and linguistic weight to them that I can't just dismiss.

The word in question happens to be "thane," spelled as "theyn" in the book, and is used to mark a sort of lord/official. Whyyyyy? Just make up a new word! Or use the real one!



In other news, discovered an interesting thing about the bathroom light switches. There are two doors into the bathroom, and they each have a light switch. I found just now that if you manage to flip one of them not quite all the way, the light turns off, but because it's not *completely* off, the other light switch can't turn the light on. Gave me quite a start until I figured out what happened. :D
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