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An act that not only makes you feel every so slightly, but also deliciously wicked – makes your toes wiggle, hidden in your sensible shoes under your desk just thinking about it.
I’m about to indulge in one of my (oh so very few) weaknesses – the one I internally refer to as ‘new-shiny’.
Yes, I admit it. I’m sitting here doing the refresh-tracking-page dance in-between metaphorically running my fingers though lines of code trying to debug a particularly bizarre error.
Any moment now… either today or tomorrow my new shiny will arrive on my desk. And it’s been a long wait, almost 3 weeks! I don’t know how I’ve been this patient – but now it’s almost here I can’t wait!
It doesn’t matter that I’ve been derided from all sides for ordering this particular gaget – James Marshall has been particularly scathing, but then this is the man who has a blackberry – a device that I have no love for for No Reason.
@amykate I still think you are beyond crazy for parting with ANY money for that device. It’s a pile of plastic, unreliable, cr*p.
So what am I waiting for with such bated breath – possible caused by the garlic in last night’s meal?
An aPed – yes, a tablet PC that runs Android. No, not an iPad which, at their cheapest, are currently retailing at £429, something for less than a quater of that price that will give me the functionality I want.
Was this a sensible decision? Should I have used this money to pay off my mortgage instead? Oh yes, there are, I’m sure, infinite options of more sensible things to do – but can you, a fellow geek – blame me for giving into the lure of the Shiny?
Might just go and check in at reception again and see if anything’s turned up….