Archive for September, 2009

Sprint – The Game Changer?

Posted in Technology on September 10, 2009 by That-One-Person

I never thought I’d see the day where Sprint begins really changing the entire mobile industry game.  In some ways this is a small step, in others this is basically one giant leap for mankind.

Nowadays, every single mobile carrier gives you free calling to other people who are on the same network, either with every single one of their plans, or plans that are at least not the smallest option available. However, Sprint is now introducing “Any Mobile”, which completely blows my freaking mind.  If you have an Everything Data Plan with Sprint, you get… unlimited calling to any mobile phone, anytime, on any network, finally the days of the minute may be numbered.

For now this is just for users who have an Everything Data Plan, which is a rapidly growing number of users. An Everything Data Plan, is unlimited text, 3G data, picture, and video messaging, starting at $69.99 a month. Some may see this as a major downside, however this really hits the largest number of users that would even find this plan useful. People who were previously heavy on data, texting, and out of network minute usage were surely paying much more than this.

Having the ability to call anyone from any network, for as long as you want, is really the game changing move here. How long until other networks compete for the same feature? After all, it didn’t take long for almost every network to get a “My Circle” type feature, which was finally just announced for AT&T as well. Once more networks compete to offer the same plan, the days of the minute will surely be almost dead.

Good job Sprint, I was wrong about you after all.

-That One Person

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Time Suck

Posted in My Life on September 10, 2009 by That-One-Person

I haven’t really been able to blog as much as I’d like to lately, because another dreaded semester of college has just begun.  Perhaps though, if I can manage to get more organized, I’ll be able to free up some more of my time to keep up with this.

Recently, I have begun trying to manage my time better using Google Calender, Thunderbirds Calender, and my iPhone, to all remind me at once that I should be doing something for school.  Luckily for me, all of these sync seamlessly with a few minor add-ons.  What really surprises me though, is how few people actually use Thunderbird for their desktop mail and/or calender client.  Being able to sync with Google Calender, support a wide range of add-ons, and sport an interface that is far more efficient and easier on the eyes than Outlook.  Oh well, that is your loss and not mine if you don’t use it.

College so far this semester has been a hectic Hell.  Between the school losing my entire schedule, requiring me to pick all new classes two days before classes start, and one of my professors having no idea what he is doing, it sure is going to be fun.  Yeah, I go to class the first day and apparently wasn’t registered in any of the classes I previously was.  I had to switch to a whole new schedule, taking whatever classes weren’t full yet, and starting into them a week late.

Seriously though, a professor of mine basically copied the entire course from another persons, not even bothering to change the name on anything to his.  All through out the resources, class info, and power points say another professors name, and listing her rule of “Do not ever use Dreamweaver for coding in this course, use TextPad.”  So, after not installing my copy of Dreamweaver because of that rule being posted all over, I was surprised to go into his class and him ask everyone to open up Dreamweaver.  Did he even read any of the course material?  It’s also quite hilarious to see him go to code something and say “Now this will do that.. wait.. wait.. I was wrong again.”  Although I’d much prefer to go to college to learn something from someone who already knows how to do what they are teaching.

This semester is sure to drive me insane. How about you, how is your school going so far?

-That One Person

Success!!

Posted in Unification with tags , , , on September 4, 2009 by That-One-Person

[Insert Maniacal Evil Genius Laugh Here]

It worked! It’s alive!! It’s aliiiiiiive!!!

Ahem. Anyways, it looks as if that was a complete success. My blog was pushed to several different services, the main ones being the following:
WordPress Engine
Xanga
Blogger

As you can see, I’ve been around on WordPress for the longest, and I am currently in the process of emulating the appearance of that blog of mine on my other ones. I think I have them pretty well down, except for a few kinks on Xanga, but that’s entirely the fault of Xanga’s half-assed customization system. There’s no reason it should take three times as long to customize on that website as it did on both the other ones put together, and then of course if I want all the same features it costs money. Blah.

So, now you can comment me on whichever page you would like and I will be notified of it immediately through email.

How does everyone think they look? Rather similar, I hope. Let me know.

-That One Person

This Is A Test Of The Emergency Blogcasting System

Posted in My Life on September 4, 2009 by That-One-Person

I know what you’re thinking, you haven’t heard from me since I got back from San Diego. For this, I apologize.

Although some of you, if this is going according to plan, have never heard from me ever. I am testing something with this post that will hopefully post it to three separate blogs of mine. All I have to do, however, is type it into one box and then “Shazam!”, off it goes.

But I should be back again, now that I’ve wrestled my depression to the ground. For awhile I just lost interest in all of my interests, to the point where my only interest seemed to be uninterest. I make no sense, I know. Well, let’s see how this goes!

-That One Person