I tried making some videos for election day as an experiment, and I think it went pretty well.
The first one is 16 minutes, I made it in my office with iMovie and my laptop’s built-in camera. I made 3 more with nothing but my cellphone (a $50 Treo 680) as I attended the victory celebrations of some of the candidates. They are shown here in reverse order:
I am loving http://blip.tv for how easy they make this.
I’m getting ready to replace my trusty 3-year-old Treo 600 with a newer model. I’m looking at the colorful and affordable 680, and the newer, professional 755p. They are almost the same with the following differences. Any advice?
Thanks, Google. But I’m not going to use this or any other web-based calendar until it syncs with my Treo and my desktop, and lets me control how much information is shared with others. Is that so much to ask?
There is apparently a problem with the porting of my number from Cingular to Sprint. I have called Sprint 10-15 times now and spent about 8 hours trying to get them to provide the service I am being billed for. When I was a consultant, I would have billed about $550 for this time.
I have also spent some quality time (but not as much as I am going to) trying to explain to Sprint’s billing department why their charges for package minutes are bogus since I can’t actually use the minutes to receive calls. Out of the 350 minutes I paid for in the last billing cycle I used 1. Now that’s real fair.
I won’t go into all the different evasions and flat-out lies I have gotten from various Sprint technicians. At least not yet. But the longer I don’t have a phone number, the more frustrated I become. And the less charitable I feel. I just filed a complaint with the FCC. What else can I do to spread the word and/or apply some pressure? Is there any point in contacting the N.C. Utilities Commissiom? Or should I just get a lawyer?
Sorry it’s been a little quiet on the blog this week. I have two new obsessions. One is WordPress, an open source blogging tool. I’m trying to move OrangePolitics.org over there, but it’s a difficult process.
As if it wasn’t bad enough that I’m neglecting my loved ones and responsibilities while I stay up late blogging, I just got a new Treo 600. This thing truly does it all: phone, IM, web, camera, plays MP3s, washes dishes… OK, the domestic technology isn’t quite there yet. But I’m composing and posting this entire entry from the palm of my hand!
Not bad. I think I’ll call my new friend Trixie. Say hi!