Blogging from the Samsung Rogue

6 11 2009

Just invested in a new Samsung Rogue from Verizon. Not officially a Smartphone, it’s dubbed an Advanced Multimedia Phone and requires a data package of 25MB per month at $9.99 if you don’t have a plan with unlimited data. Has a beautiful touchscreen with brilliant graphics, which wears down the battery fairly quickly. Slide-out QWERTY keyboard works with the main touchscreen turned sideways, unlike the LG enV3 (another texter’s favorite), which opens to a smaller second screen when the keyboard is in use. Buttons are a little closer together and therefore slightly harder to use than those on the enV3. (Note that the Rogue does not have the option of a virtual QWERTY on the touchscreen.) The touchscreen is very responsive (the reason a Verizon rep recommended the Rogue over the LG enV Touch…unless of course she’s making commission on the mandatory data package, which also seems likely.)

You’ll forgive the short review, I hope, on the grounds that it’s being typed on the Rogue’s keypad by someone with less-than-adequate hands for texting. Stay tuned for updates…

 

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Turtle Talk #5: Playing Tag

6 10 2009

005PlayingTag
Another episode in the webcomic adventures of Michaela the Turtle.

Squinting? Click on the strip to enlarge.

Click here for the full Turtle Talk comic strip series.





Single green female seeks friendship with fellow turtle

12 08 2009

Those of you who’ve met me in person know that I live with a school of minnows and can peek out of my tank and see hundreds of fry butting heads (accidentally, due to the overpopulation), snails going at it (yes, like that), and shrimp doing, uh, shrimpy things next door.  (Skittering, maybe?  Yeah, skittering.)  But I really don’t get the impression that anyone  here quite understands me.  My human shares my love of technology and has been blogging himself, and the fish certainly understand my “water’s always bluer” mentality (known to some as claustrophobia), but there’s something uniquely turtle about me that keep us from really hitting it off.   So I’m working up the courage to venture into the world of virtual friendship.

I came across the blog of another turtle the other day and instantly felt a connection… it’s as if every word in his blog is a window into my soul, and pure poetry:

i like to
swim
around the Tank
and float on th
e loG

Okay, so it was prose in his blog, but anything is better e.e. cummingsified.  Everything this Turtle says just speaks to me.  (No, that wasn’t more e.e. cummingsification; he really goes by Turtle, though his given name is Tiny.)   If only I weren’t so shy and could actually speak back!

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Double-headed red-eared slider

6 08 2009

Freaky!  This guy was found by a boy in a park  in Japan.  Article says the oddity is natural…not caused by pollution.  Check it out!  http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90783/91360/6419866.html

Double-Headed Red-Eared Slider Found in Japan

Double-Headed Red-Eared Slider Found in Japan

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