Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Jenny Craig: Week Thirty Nine Results

Down 1.8 pounds this week! Finally took off that vacation weight :-) So now I'm back to my halfway point...total of 39 pounds lost.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Good mileage day

Got 70.7 MPG on the way into work today! Not too shabby :-)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Testing Pixelpipe on Android.

Pixelpipe is an app that let's you post in one place and it gets sent to all your social sites, blogs, etc. Seems cool so far and well integrated into Android. Sending from my phone now.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Jazzy Guitar Improv

This is just me goofing around over some slow jazz. One take, so there are mistakes. I'm playing my PRS SE Custom through my PodXT Live and into my laptop. Recorded it with the laptop's built in camera...not great quality...so I added the old time effects to make it look a little better :-)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009

My Hero!

Best Buy had an early bird sale of the Sprint Hero for Reward Club members and I managed to get mine early! Been playing with it all night (it's now 3:45am!) and it rocks! It's smaller than I expected (that's a good thing) and it feels quite peppy...they absolutely fixed the lag issue everyone was talking about on the earlier European version. This thing is super smooth!

This phone was meant for me...it's on Sprint, which is the carrier I've been on for years, my 2-year contract for my old phone recently expired, allowing me to get the retention discount (basically same price as a new user contract), and it's Android, which has great potential! It's the perfect "eat shit, Apple" storm!

I've always said that the iPhone was revolutionary, but due to my irrational hatred of all things Apple, I'd never own one. Stupid, I know. But true. So I've been harboring some minor touchscreen jealousy for a while...until now :-)

With the recent announcements of all these fancy new Android phones on the horizon, I think Google is on its way up in the mobile world. Go Android!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Top 10 Reasons I'm Getting Sprint's HTC Hero

Here are my top 10 reasons for getting an HTC Hero Android Smartphone from Sprint:

  1. I'm already on Sprint and have great service (great coverage in the Bay Area, and EV-DO is peppy. Also love the all-you-can-eat Everything plan)
  2. Flash support
  3. Oleoresistant screen (minimal fingerprints and face grease)
  4. Multitasking Android OS has potential
  5. HTC Sense UI improves Android significantly
  6. 5 megapixel camera is better than my current Motorola Q
  7. Android Market - Cool apps and more coming
  8. I kinda prefer real keys, but a soft keyboard will help curb the temptation to answer texts while driving. Sad but true.
  9. Wi-fi/Bluetooth/EV-DO/CDMA - Many ways to connect
  10. I hate Apple and won't buy an iPhone. And I hear AT&T is...not so good.

There are actually many more reasons I want this phone, including that my current Motorola Q9c is showing its age running Windows Mobile 6.1. Ok, yes, I have touchscreen jealousy.

Check out this review and the cool pictures of this phone. Looks pretty elegant. Personally I prefer Sprint's candybar version (above) to Europe's chinny Jay Leno iteration.

Is it October 11th yet?

Jenny Craig: Week Thirty Six Results

Down 0.8 pounds...going in the right direction. Still making up for the vacation weight but all is good :-)

Friday, October 02, 2009

PRS Guitar Tattoo: Session #2

Here's a pic of how my PRS Guitar tattoo is coming along. The first session was just the outline (left), and the second session filled in the muscle tissue (right).

The next and final session (scheduled for October 31st at the San Jose Tattoo Convention) will color in and shade the guitar, and finish up all the final details.

The artist (Jesse Deering from Lucky Stars Tattoo) is doing a great job on this! I came to him simply with a picture of my Paul Reed Smith SE Custom and the idea that I wanted it somehow coming out of my arm and attached with veins...and he went off and designed this!

I'll post another picture when it's finished :-)