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Month: July, 2014

What I learned from 2 Days without a Cell Phone

00000 swimming iphoneWho knew that cell phones don’t like to swim? Well I found this out the hard way last Saturday. I actually knew that cell phones and water don’t mix but accidents do happen. On the drive over to our friends’ pool I made the stupid decision to put my cell phone in my swim trunks. I guess I just thought I would clear out my pockets before jumping in the pool. Uh… I guess not. So here are some of the things I learned from my two days without a cell phone.

1. Rice baths actually do help absorb water from within your cell phone.
2. Cell phones are amazingly resilient but not entirely indestructible.
3. iPhone’s have a tremendous number of neat accessibility options. Also known as, “How did they think of that?” options.
4. More data creates a more stress. Minds become much clearer with less information and less data clutter.
5. It’s hard to do things with something that doesn’t exactly work right but almost never impossible.

My cell phone is somewhat working with the wonders of Assistive Touch. It has served as a work around for my home button being broken. Of course now the SIM Card is messed up but that is a whole separate issue. At least it took 2 additional days before the water further whipped my phone into submission. Hopefully there is a creative Apple work around for the SIM Card not working or maybe I will just chose to eliminate my data stress.

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Forget Calm, The Legend of Flappy Bird, and Wag Till Your Tail Falls Off

000 no free imageI realize that there are times that a great saying or bumper sticker comes out and folks can’t wait to stick it to their vehicles. Or maybe they end up posting it in their cube at work or wearing it on a t-shirt. Has our society become so unoriginal that people think its cool to display something that 50 million other people display. I don’t want to stay calm, I want to get tickle toed crazy! I don’t want to bark less, I want to wag so much my tail falls off. Maybe I am also following the pack by being overly cynical but that is not my intention. Does intention even matter?

Has the opinion of others become the massive anvil that can crush any individual small or large. It pains me to see one creative video game developer get so inundated with the opinion of the public to toss away $50,000 a day. When my 9 year old daughter loves the game and can regurgitate the story, you know that public pressure is out of control. Stay strong, find your voice, and don’t let the screaming public give you laryngitis. Your own little flappy bird deserves to fly free and soar for as long as it can fight the winds of death.