So has the day come. The day many of you, at least those of you who’s found my name by looking at Linux sites and alike, would never think would come in my case. Yes, today is the day I became an owner of an iPhone. The 4S version.
Now, many of you then ask “Why?”. A lot of people have asked me just this already. Why would I, a happy Android user who keeps posting about Linux – Ubuntu, Linux Mint and JoliOS in particular – choose to go with an iPhone now?
My last phone was a Samsung Galaxy 551. I got it because I wanted Android and I wanted keyboard, but not the little ones that came with Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro or whatever their names are. To begin with, I was quite happy, but eventually, I had questions and problems and it turned out one thing: It wasn’t easy to get the help I needed. It also eventually turned out, that it doesn’t matter how much external memory you can add to one of these phones, it WILL EAT UP your internal memory no matter what and then make you beg of it to be able to install a single new app on it.
Android may very well have been based upon the idea and concept of Linux to begin with, but it has moved away from it. Far away from it. It is not free and is not open source. It has just become another mobile OS with some slight features that are closer related to Linux than OSX. After all, UNIX is where all of these really originate from.
Now, I know what people may comment to something I said earlier in this post. I could just try to root my Android phone and then I can do all sorts of things with it. And I did. And that was really the beginning to a very rapid process to hard bricking my phone. I tried installing a new ROM on it and did a backup and bang, it turned black. And, as I said earlier, it was problematic to find help in a situation with my phone, so I had to latch on to some very tight straws. It didn’t help (yet), and so I had to make peace with the fact of that I had to get myself a new phone.
A week later or so, I ordered myself an iPhone 4S. I had been investigating quite a lot, trying to find the perfect phone, but in the end, I had to realize that there was actually not ONE perfect phone for me. There were several. A BlackBerry with Norwegian keys would be perfect for me. An Android with loads of internal memory and a built-in keyboard would be perfect for me. I even wondered if I should get myself a Windows Phone. But I ended up with iPhone. Why? It doesn’t have a keyboard, it isn’t Android, it’s Apple, which I have seemed to be quite a lot against. So why?
The fact is, I’ve been distorting my own view. You see, my original view is to have an open mind about all platforms. Try to be open to what is the best, and I have failed. This, I believe, has come from me seeing Apple as the most money-draining capitalistic company which delivers OS systems that are just better looking than what you get for free for more money than a complete Windows 7 computer (which you can run both Linux and Windows on). That, and the fact of that I’m a huge Beatles-fan, so Beatles being against Apple MAY have had SOME effect on me as well.
But now I have to realize it. Siri is fun. iPhone is quite fun, and it’s the biggest community out there. Because it’s the only phone that is being sold in billions of copies in the same version. Sure, there are variations such as iPhone 3G and iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, but they are all just based on top of the previous model. This makes it easy to find thousands of others who has experienced the same problems which you may have seen. It also makes it easy to find out what to stay away from and what to try. And of course, you get loads of fun accessories.
Now, there is one open thread here (which I can think of) that I have yet not answered. And I will answer it now. What about the keyboard? I am still not willing to 100% compromise with having to deal with touch only. Therefore I have ordered this off of eBay: A wireless keyboard for the iPhone 4/4S which is available in black and white and which connects through Bluetooth.
iPhone Siri IS fun!
Title: Robyn – Fembots (or something like that…thought that song would fit for Android news)
Well, now I finally have my Android phone, and it’s pretty much like I expected, which is REALLY great!
Some things don’t have the official clients I was hoping for, but there are some decent options as replacements for them.
This post is in fact mostly made to find out what it’s like to post to WordPress and whether I can save drafts or not.
The phone I’ve got is a Samsung Galaxy 551, and so far am I super happy with it! It’s really great and suits me very well! I was wishing for an HTC Desire Z, but it was a bit too expensive, so I guess you can call this “the cheaper option” of it.
And if you’re wondering: yes, I could save a post as a draft!
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Well, today, it’s the first of December, which almost is a good enough cause for me to change my habit of having songs in my title!
It’s only 23 days left till Christmas eve now (and that’s what’s important where I come from)! So start buying them presents now, because time is running OUT!
What kind of advent calendar do you have, if any? I got two, nay, three ones right now! I got one with gifts from my girlfriend (which was TOTALLY unexpected, but it made me OH SO HAPPY! :D) and then yesterday I got one with Kinder chocolate from my mom, and today, as the first gift of the calendar from my girlfriend, was another calendar! Which is with short clips of her talking every day till Christmas eve! I’m VERY happy for my calendars! 😀
Christmas usually means some changes in my blogs, and this year shall be no exception! I will remove my wallpaper of the moment (which is…let me check…a picture I took of a sign of Joe Strummer‘s subway or something. Really cool picture and thing of existence!) and replace it with something more Christmassy.
I’ve started making electronic Christmas cards, and I think this might be a good tradition to start, but the idea is far from all mine. Far from being mine at all, really. BUT ANYWAYS, it’s something we could all do, because EVERYONE CAN get a hold of a picture manipulation program. If you don’t have Photoshop or anything other fancy, and want something that’s free, try GIMP then! That’s what I’m using when I’m on Linux (which I almost always am)!
HAPPY DECEMBER, EVERYONE!
This week I’ve collected the very best tweets I’ve come across through the week on Twitter. The list is pretty darn long, but I’m going to keep on with this project, so keep viewing.
And to illustrate quickly how one tweet is listed and what’s what, let’s take the first tweet on the list as an example:
Dearest Monday, while I enter into you with my head held high, I want you to know that in my mind, you’re wearing Sunday’s face.
The “*” means it’s a new tweet. Where it say “EthanSuplee”, that’s the username on Twitter of the one who posted the tweet. “Dearest Monday, while I enter into you with my head held high, I want you to know that in my mind, you’re wearing Sunday’s face.” is the tweet itself.
So with that in mind, here they are, this week’s “Most Special Tweets Of The Week”:
Dearest Monday, while I enter into you with my head held high, I want you to know that in my mind, you’re wearing Sunday’s face.
Another record-breaking #LHC fill has just finished after 14 hours of collisions. This one delivered the most intense beams to date.
Seti astronomer Seth Shosta says hunt for alien life should take into account alien sentient machines. http://bbc.in/aX8KoW
23d of August has turned from being a good day to being perhaps the day that’ll end up the worst of my life
Japanese researchers invented a fire alarm that uses WASABI vapor! It’s for deaf people. See a video –> http://bit.ly/cKvL38
MYTH BUSTED: George Washington did NOT have wooden teeth. The truth is even better —> http://bit.ly/cIsJ7u
In Touch Magazine is printing an untrue story about Kelly & Jack which affects their credibility and dignity. See you in court!
Rats can find their way out of a maze faster with Mozart playing!
Hayley Williams is untalented? I dare you to sing All I Wanted.
She’s been labelled the Stevie Nicks of a new generation, & is most certainly going her own way. Read her Q int in full http://cot.ag/aXn4Rv
9 tips for packing a healthful brown bag lunch that will keep your taste buds tantalized – http://bit.ly/cItqWw
Herlig sitat om homoekteskap: “Jesus had two dads and he turned out fine”
indeed! RT @keycow they are making a skins usa. wtf? skins is MEANT to be british 😦
What do you think about human rights (and your rights) online? Submit ideas here: http://bit.ly/bezKqs
The CARD Act will put a stop to deceptive practices and hold credit card companies accountable to their customers: http://j.mp/aWtnRo
Astronomers discover planetary system 127 light years away with 5 or more planets orbiting a star called HD 10180 http://bbc.in/9syel1
How a Florida Attorney General candidate is using mobile ads to reach people in line to vote http://bit.ly/9Y791h
The good people @BTDMA think YouTube is one of the six best places to hear music – fancy voting for us? http://bit.ly/9FVTTR
If you go to Taco Bell’s website and move your mouse over the logo, the bell rings! Try it —> http://tacobell.com
Last night’s #LHC fill provided as much data as the total delivered up to the ICHEP conference in Paris last month.
Strawberry Twizzlers. Incredibly, they taste nothing like a strawberry…And a lot like rubber. But I keep eating them. And loving it. #USA
‘Pirana 3D is fifteen dollars? That’s five dollars per dimension.’
got home from tour excited to do nothing but watch roughly 12 hours of DVR’d mad men and true blood. cable box broken. shows lost. mur-der.
There must be a way of promoting human values without involving religion, based on common sense, experience and recent scientific findings.
morning mixes from the night before west coast madness. When you ran in a storm of heat. You were a lucky one. You were a symphony. Love you
Please don’t twitter while you’re driving.
Jørgen was wrong. I am the happiest man alive. Here’s the millionth giraffe: http://goo.gl/isTC
In this world, you have to adjust. Adjust or die, that is
“The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.” ~Elbert Hubbard
Very excited to announce my new band with Dhani Harrison and Ben Harper. We are Fistful of Mercy. Check us out fistfulofmercy.com
I guess it’s a testament of our poor economy that even the blinged out hip-hop guys are wearing ill fitting hand-me-down jeans.
Franklin Page from Seattle, Washington is the world’s fastest texter. How fast does he text? –> http://bit.ly/bXt7Kq
To keep moving America forward, we need supporters to knock on doors and talk to voters. Join a canvass this weekend: http://j.mp/cd-K
det finnes overhodet ingen unnskyldning for å slå barna sine. Bortsett fra hvis de har dreads
Every now and again I honestly think: “Damn, I’ve got one good looking shadow…”
Craving anonymity in the Information Age? How to Delete Yourself Completely from the Internet http://bit.ly/9lJDXr
Is reality always more real than what we create?
64,000 year-old arrow points found – researchers find earliest direct evidence of human-made arrows in South Africa http://bbc.in/dpWKsz
RT @GoogleAtWork Your inbox does what? Get more work done w/o leaving Gmail w/these Google Apps Marketplace apps: http://bit.ly/byQCtj
Hallelujah! RT @blondestick317 Just got home from church & the 1st thing my 5yr old did was turn on Little Bill 🙂 Thank you
My upcoming new almost ultimate favorite band: Fistful Of Mercy. How CAN you go wrong with Joseph Arthur, Ben Harper and Dhani Harrison?
RT @kcrw: Fistful of Mercy: Video for “Restore Me” http://bit.ly/d2U50V
on KCRW Music Blog @fistfulofmercy Catch them live 11:15am PT
A new dedicated homepage for Realtime Search + geographic refinements, conversations view & more http://bit.ly/bypVnX
RT @cloudhacks: Join a Youtube meetup near you and connect with like-minded YouTube fans! #YouTubeMeetup http://ow.ly/2tV2C
Your tweets will help @JimmyFallon introduce the presenters at the Emmy Awards on Sunday: bit.ly/imontheemmys #imontheemmys
We love this @tumblr blog devoted to YouTube videos w/ no views http://zeroviews.biz/
“The Best of the Bottom of the Barrel”
This is awesome: Desert Duel youtube.com/watch?v=U15idI… via @youtube
My last tweet = help if you’re running Ubuntu 10.04 and has problems with a big, ugly logo when you start it up
i’m yours, @soniclizzz ❤
@eselemma I’m yours as well, my dearest Emma ❤
@soniclizzz hihi, du er så søt! jeg elsker deg, pus <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3 min min, kjærestepus 🙂
woho! it’s friday tomorrow, let’s celebrate 😀
You know those twist ties on bread you buy at the supermarket? The color is actually important! –> http://bit.ly/aGopq9
I’d still rather hide behind my mother’s leg than meet people.
Noticing a single shortcoming in ourselves is far more useful than seeing a thousand in someone else. When it is our own: we can correct it.
Please donate to UNICEF http://bit.ly/helpUNICEF
Help them reach the 3,5000,000 children affected by massive flooding in Pakistan
Is it just me, or is ” Il Buono, Il Cattivo, Il Brutto” (“The Good, The Bad And The Ugly”) theme song one of the coolest songs in the world?
Grammar is important: Capitalization is the difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse & helping your uncle jack off a horse.
Macaulay Culkin turns 30 today, but I still don’t trust him to be left home alone.
You’re no doubt reading this while battling a Samurai sword wielding shark while teaching baby tigers to read
What do Tea Party members & elite marathon runners have in common? They both dream of beating a Kenyan.
Homosexuality was listed as a mental illness with the American Psychiatric Association (APA) until 1973. Why? –> http://bit.ly/9OhbFf
Thank you to all the men and women who have served in Iraq. Your dedication, bravery and courage have made America safer. http://j.mp/d0BqjP
Food news: Black rice has more cancer-fighting antioxidants than blueberries + it’s cheaper. Who’s tried it? http://bit.ly/bWlQHY
If you search ‘elgooG’ on Google then click “I’m feeling lucky” something cool happens. Look! —> http://bit.ly/cUtqDS
@soniclizzz, i love you more than words ever can describe ❤ you’re OH, so perfect to me ❤
This weekend, join supporters in your community to reach out to voters about the importance of voting this November. http://j.mp/cd-K
listening to good music makes me feel alive
can’t wait to meet my lovely @soniclizzz again!
If you search “google gravity” and then click “I’m feeling lucky” something awesome happens. Look! —> http://bit.ly/c8gq0U
Remembering the effects of Katrina on New Orleans – Google Earth images then & now: http://bit.ly/b4vjSs
A fly that appears to have drowned can be revived with the use of everyday table SALT! Why? —> http://bit.ly/dclrik
Another heads-up: If you’ve received a DM promising you a free iPhone, that, like the iPad, indicates that your friends have been hacked.
Recent updates from the search team: better Blog Search, updates to local results & new home for Realtime Search http://bit.ly/aaF9lf
To the extent that suffering awakens our empathy and causes us to connect with others, it can serve as the basis of compassion and love.
watching the top 20 countdown on a “video” channel. i’m only at #13, and it’s already the worst music i have ever heard. in my entire life.
While I was in a traffic queue, a young bird walked into the middle of the road and sat there. The lights had tur… http://bit.ly/b176lq
Allsang på konserter er fantastisk. Å stå sammen med mange, mange andre mennesker som føler akkurat det samme som deg, og bare synge..
Today, I was explaining to my 10 year old daughter why she couldn’t text to Pakistan for relief. I said, “We don’… http://bit.ly/apWzJe
You are one of those perfect boys. Saving yourself for marriage, not drinking, and opting not to do drugs. I on… http://bit.ly/bLHuKK
Family Guy is the FIRST TV show to be resurrected on the basis of DVD sales. What happened? –> http://bit.ly/d7ItbI
If you leave Tokyo by plane at 7 am, you will arrive in Hawaii at approximately 7:45 pm – the PREVIOUS DAY. How? –> http://bit.ly/dn2dER
HAHAHAHAHA! Now THIS is a page I can support. http://bit.ly/AONUMBER1
The person who made it gets an orange flavored kiss! HAHAHAHA!!!
“Exile On Main St.” fascinates me. But it’s a bit scary and unfamiliar in a way as well. I’m making it my own, though
You’ve been gone “only” two hours now, but still I can’t help but to miss you crazy much (@eselemma)
And for those who wonder, a portable recording studio is really something which records your music in high quality and lets you master it
I like the double “Ventilator Blues”/”I Just Want To See His Face”. It’s a nice pair, that really suits to fade into each other
get your arms around me, and tell me i’m yours. cause i’ll never leave you, baby
THIS IS MY 1111TH TWEET! I LOVE YOU @EselEmma!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and THANK YOU ALL of my followers!
can’t do the real life. i just want you to runaway with me, to a place with good mornings and rain outside the window
Skotten slo opp med sin kjæreste da han traff ei jente som hadde bursdag på julaften.
My favorite band has only one married member in the group. Time after time at concerts, I’ve seen him uphold his… http://bit.ly/9dvHJu
I can’t tell you how much I miss you, because there aren’t any words that big and important and…it’s just impossible (@eselEmma)
Double Meteorite: Scientists say dinosaurs were wiped out 65 million years ago by at least two meteorite impacts. http://bbc.in/c8MSsX
Since this is the first part, I’m going to explain what exactly this is. I just got this great idea you see, which is really that each Sunday, I’ll post the most interesting tweets that’s been made that’s crossed me within the last week. Now, since I got the idea this evening, I’m only going to take my own ones this very first time, but next week, I’ll include EVERYTHING! It’s just too much to go through if I was to go through EVERY tweet NOW, that’s why it’ll be like this. Oh, and please let me know what YOU think of this idea! So here goes:
But in the first round, which I’ll start with right now, I’m gonna have to only take my own tweets
1 minute ago via web
2 minutes ago via web
Penguins are AWESOME!
about 2 hours ago via web
THIS IS MY 1000TH TWEET EVERYBODY! I LOVE @ESELEMMA!! <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3
about 3 hours ago via web
I like being a Linux
about 6 hours ago via web
A very smart person once said to me “I think you can become whatever you want to be, as long as you don’t quit trying to become it”
Wed Aug 18 2010 23:06:04 (CEST
) via web
Managed to call my grandma AND clear out my room in UNDER one hour! That room hadn’t been cleaned out in about a quarter of a year
Wed Aug 18 2010 19:12:42 (CEST) via web
I’m having a REALLY big problem with getting back to school now. It’s hard when you know you’ll never have as long break as this one again
Tue Aug 17 2010 23:15:35 (CEST) via web
I’m gonna start school tomorrow, and that day I’m also gonna go to the bank and we’ll see if I won’t order a Tascam
Tue Aug 17 2010 21:54:43 (CEST) via web
I think I like the 40’s movies better than I’ve given it credit for before
Tue Aug 17 2010 21:25:39 (CEST) via web
My summer break is now officially over
Am I the only one who REALLY enjoys listening to blues
and stay up late when it rains?
Tue Aug 17 2010 02:04:53 (CEST) via web
Tue Aug 17 2010 00:17:11 (CEST) via web
Oh, well, apparently, I’m not getting a Tascam DP-01 FX PortaStudio after all. My dear friend decided to keep it
Mon Aug 16 2010 23:24:16 (CEST) via web
THIS IS MY 888TH TWEET! I’d just like to say: I LOVE YOU @EselEmma! <3<3<3
Mon Aug 16 2010 00:25:26 (CEST) via mobile web
I’m gonna go ahead and do something with my life…or something…or just make a little something…or perhaps I’ll just sit right here
Aug 15 2010 21:41:01 (CEST) via web
And yes, things are going to be more clean and such in next weeks special tweets.