At least it wasn't a goatse image like a certain local magazine foolishly ran...
no, I'm not explaining that further and please (for those that don't know) don't google for it. For the love of god, don't do it.
Oooh, I like it!
Plus it means we can move those surplus science teachers out of the schools (where they're just getting in the way now we focus on readin' rightin and rythmatic) and back in the lab where they can be productive members of society!
Like it. Like it a lot.
Of course, what I REALLY want is the second generation OLPC... but that won't see the light of day.
Version 3.0 looks nice though.
ew. Ugly URL. apologies all.
I'm not fanboi, believe me... I have Issues with the Jobsempire.
this is a device I will buy.
I want to watch movies on it.
I want to read books on it.
Most importantly, I want to read newspapers on it.
Newspapers are very important to me. I worked for newspapers for many years and edited one for not quite as long as I would have liked.
There's something about newspapers that really shouts to me and I can happily say I have bought my last one.
Newspapers are great, but by the time I get The Times, The Guardian, New York Times and all the others posted out to me, they're old. I want them right now.
So I use their websites, but again, they suck. They take each story and republish it but I don't get to see how each story works in the context of the newspaper. Placing stories on a page is an artform and I want to see the paper laid out as the editors intended.
With the iPad I can. I won't be going to the Herald's website again - I'll be looking at the Herald itself. I'll zoom in on a story and read it on the go (and no more black ink on my hands! ha!).
Better still, when the papers get orgainsed and put video up, I'll watch a video embedded in the paper. There will be ads. I will read it like I read the papers today.
I believe the iPad will revolutionise the way newspapers live and breath and given the rubbish they're going through at the moment, this is no bad thing.
I'm no fanboi - but I will be buying one of these the day they come out.
YMMV of course.
Oh Oh! I've got one...
School reunions: you need that like a hole in the head.
Best reunion ever: Grosse Point Blank.
the rest suck and I say that as someone who's never been to one.
Just hearing the "shave the head so the scar won't be visible/drilling/shrinking/radiation" I was in mild discomfort. Brr.
Take the drugs, Emma. Take them and run with them (and remember to share: partners need a bit of help too)!
And if any bastard comes near you with a staple gun to seal up the wound, hit them as hard as you can (even while being unconscious). Get them to promise No Staples ahead of time.
Not sure if they still do it but they're a bastard of a thing. Just trust me on that one.
I recommend the FULL head shave.
My wife did that for her haemangeoblastoma (aka The Little Bastard) and not only did she look great but she didn't have that crappy "I've just had my skull opened up (and not in a good way) and now can't wash my hair" thing going on.
Remember: Tramadol is your friend (but makes it very hard to sleep when you come off it - factor in an entire night of awake time); John Key is the prime minister and HDU nurses have no sense of humour when it comes to remembering what day/week/month/who's in charge when they're doing your obs chart so don't even try.
Report back soonest. Photos a must.
Did someone say builder?
In Three Kings, near Domnion Road?
cough cough, I'm looking at getting a man in to do a bathroom job if anyone's got a good recommendation...
Social media AT its finest.
cheers in advance,
Paul (email me at paul dot brislen at vodafone dot com or post here if you like. I'm sure there are plenty of folk reading this who would like a good builder/plumber/electrician recommendation).
Glad to hear you're up and about and more functional. Tramadol is great stuff - Janis had it after the neurosurgery - but beware! When you stop taking it you can have a night where you simply don't sleep. It's probably dosage/duration related but you simply don't have any need/ability to nod off.
So, less tea and ice cream binge fests for you.
Couple of points:
@rich of observation not sure you're right about iPhones being double locked. If you buy one from Vodafone you can put ANY SIM card in it and it'll work. You'll need to change settings but that's it.
@Sam M - can't be arsed is a bit harsh. The tech guys are working hard to make visual voicemail work. The problem we've got (and we're not alone) is that Apple's preferred standard for voicemail is completely different to every telco's standard model. We're still waiting for VF HQ to provide the fix. I see it's gone in to Australia so hopefully that's an indication that we'll get it soon here.
@Belt - you say Vodafone only offers 2100MHz in the 3 main centres. This isn't quite right - we cover 70% of the population with 2100MHz 3G. That's the 19 main towns and cities and frankly I'm hard pressed to name any beyond those 19.
There's a belief doing the rounds that 850MHz is somehow technically superior to 900MHz. This is on a par with suggesting that 99FM is somehow superior to 95BFM. I'll leave the readers to decide for themselves.
Vodafone External Communications Manager