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Busy, Busy, Busy


It feels like I haven’t written anything at all in ages, and judging by my posts it certainly looks that way, too. As some of you may or may not know, I recently became engaged to my girlfriend and that has brought on a whole new set of “boyfriend duties” that, frankly, I did not see coming.

To save myself the embarassment I won’t go into what all that includes, but suffice it to say that I don’t think I’ll have my balls back any time soon. Not that I had full custody before – I just simply renegotiated the terms of my joint custody of them and I came out on the short end of that stick. Insert joke here.

A lot else has happened since I last wrote here. My post on the Texas Rangers and The Claw/The Antlers gets a hell of a lot of visits from across the intertoobs. I don’t blame them, because I’m just that awesome.

In other news, I have discovered that the fabled Netflix app for the iPhone does exist, and I can’t say enough good things about it. It’s about frackin’ time, though, because I need to have even more of a distraction while I drive. Amiright? Am I the only one who watches Matlock while flippin’ people off for driving the speed limit?

Anyhoo.

The app is almost complete. By that I mean that it doesn’t allow you to put even more crap in your disc que, but that isn’t a total loss. I don’t even mess with my disc que anyway; I let my girlfriend -AHEM – I mean fiance have that to herself. Just like most everything else. She sends off for the most craptastic movies anyway, so I honestly don’t give a hoot.

What do you mean "Keep your eye on the ball?"

And speaking of craptastic movies, I started to watch Krull last week while visiting my fiance’s family in Austin. Some people canhandle crap movies for the sake of humor and I fancy myself one of those people. But there is nothing remotely even funny about Krull. I think I would rather stomp on my own face then watch that movie. I’ve swallowed back bile that is less offensive.

Other than that, the movie sucks.

I’ve downloaded a few new apps to review, so I figure I’ll get into that this weekend. But I do have one thing to report on the app ScanBizCards. I finally had an opportunity to use that app “in the field.” I went to a business expo and instead of asking people for their business cards I asked if they would mind me scanning their card right there. It was such a hit that several people took out their iPhones and bought the full version of it right there. If that’s not a good testimony for ScanBizCards then I don’t know what is.

So look for more Bubble Gum and Energy Drinks this weekend. I’ve tried to get a guest writer to review video games so you might see something new on that front some time soon.

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A World of Me


Tomorrow is the big press conference with Apple to discuss the iPhone 4, and most likely the apparent issue with holding it a certain way and losing signal strength. I can say, now that I’ve had my iPhone 4 for a week, that I don’t notice any difference from my iPhone 3G as far as reception is concerned. Perhaps I’m just lucky, or perhaps I just don’t get enough phone calls. I think it’s the latter.

This shit is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

I’m sure that Steve Jobs will have something important to say, or at least he’ll give people material to crack jokes at for a week or so. Personally, I wouldn’t mind if they gave out one of their $30 “bumpers,” as I think it’s a rip off to sell them for that much anyway. Hell, even the USB to iPhone cords are $20. Right, like I’m going to pay that much for a cord, let alone a rubber band to put around my iPhone 4. Assholes.

That is actually the only problem I have owning an iPhone: I have to deal with Apple. I’m obviously not one of those “Apple-Bots” that people talk about, I just think the iPhone is a fantastic and awesome toy that doubles as a phone. I don’t think that Apple is Bananas. (see what I did there?)  But Apple comes along and makes it difficult to do even the easiest things. For example, tonight I was asked if there was a way to sync your voicemail messages. I hadn’t thought about that before, but after looking through Google apparently Apple didn’t either. To be fair, it’s possible, but it’s not a native feature. Which pisses me off.

I miss some of the features of my jailbroken 3G. I liked being able to choose the sounds for any function, not pick one of ten horrible sounds they want me to choose for just new mail and new text messages. In our household we have two iPhone 4s; mine and my girlfriend’s. We both look at each other when our phones are across the room and we hear a new message come through, neither knowing whose phone it was. That usually ends in us fighting over who will have to go and check, and before you know it one of us (and by “one of us” I mean me) is bleeding from several places and walking to the kitchen counter with their head down in shame for losing the battle, only to check both phones; and if it’s the other person’s phone, just mentioning it and walking back to the couch sans iPhone.

But before it wasn’t a problem. My jailbroken iPhone played sounds that I put on my phone for each and every function.

The root issue here is customization. We live in a world of “me.” I want my shit to be the way my shit ought to be. And my shit should play Navi from Ocarina of Time saying, “Hey!” every time I get a new email! If some asshole can hack the iPhone and make these things possible then I think Apple ought to be able to figure it out for themselves. At least they let you choose the background of your home screen now. That really pissed me off.

Can you blow me where the pampers is?

I’m curious as to when they’ll release Netflix in the App Store, too. That kinda sucks for new iPhone customers who have a cap on their data plans, because I’m sure that watching “Murder, She Wrote” episodes will use a shitload of data transfer. I don’t have to worry about it, at least for now anyway, because I was grandfathered into the unlimited plan. I’ll get all the Angela Lansbury I can take (which is a lot) until AT&T tells me otherwise.

And an update on Angry Birds, which I suggested you download for your iWhatever, I have now beaten the game and still suggest it to other people, along with Peggle and Words With Friends. If you have WWF, you can now find me at AverageHenry, as some asshole out there already has the name SavageHenry and the game won’t let me transfer my old name of SvgHenry.

I tried using the WordPress app on my iPhone, which I’ll admit is pretty cool, but it doesn’t have enough features for me. I want to be able to use the stats. I like stats. I like saying stats. Hell, I’d even name my kid Stats. Well, maybe not, but I still would like to know how many people have pitied me enough to click my facebook link and read a line or two. Otherwise, it’s quite nice.

About sums it up...

Lastly, I have a feeling that I’ll be starting a weekly segment called “Douchebag of the Week.” I’ll be happy to take entries for such an honor, but I’ll probably stick to people on Xbox Live. That place is where people go to learn how to be douches. It’s Douchebag Academy, and I’ll be happy to share with the masses stories about people who piss me off. Maybe I’ll start this week, but I haven’t been on Xbox Live for a while as I’ve been busy with work and writing this crap. If I don’t come across one, I will simply nominate rynosauri for the hell of it.

If you’re on XBL or PSN you can find me at SvgHenry. I’m the one pointing and laughing.

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