News | Tuesday December 29 2009 10:36 am | Comments (1)

I had an iphone for Christmas – part present, part treat.  I’ve had an ipod touch for a while and it’s turned out to be the best geeky toy I’ve ever owned and that’s saying a lot coming from a fickle technophile who has drawers full  of shiny black plastic objects complete with their associated chargers and unopened instruction books.

Although I’ve wanted an iphone for a while it was never a desperate need – I don’t use a mobile phone that much and the expense seemed unjustifiable, even for me.  But then I was won over by the ads for apps that could only be used with the iphone, the maps, all the gps stuff and I succumbed.  I explained to G that he’d no longer have to be irritated when we were going out and I didn’t have my phone charged and I would only have to slip one piece of technology into my bag.  Perfect reason, eh?

It wasn’t until I’d been playing with it for a while that I remembered it had a camera too.  So here’s one of my first snaps – Christmas table art!

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I’m attempting…

general blather | Tuesday December 29 2009 9:20 am | Comments (0)

to integrate my blog with facebook. I’m not even sure of the facebook etiquette regarding blogs? Is it okay to link your blog? And then there’s the whole thorny issue of privacy. I’ve blogged, on and off since 2003 (I wanted to put ‘the turn of the century’) and have always done that semi-anonymously. What I mean is that if anyone was determined enough to find who the author of the blog was then it wouldn’t have proven too difficult but I didn’t actually broadcast my full name. Not that I have any deep dark secrets neither do I have to be concerned that my employer will be reading about drunken debauched evenings – I don’t have either! Yet it still feels exposing and vulnerable. Maybe blogging is passe now and I should really get used to expressing myself in 160 characters?

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