It was delivered at about 2pm today by FedEx Ground. We installed it immediately. Very nice! I might wish I?d bought the longer arm when I put my tank bag on. We?ll see.
Archive for October, 2008
I just renewed. Added $100, good for 12 months. Had 248 minutes left from last year. The year before, I had 700+ minutes left from my first year. So my usage really went up last year!
It was due on 26 Oct so I?m two days early. No biggie.
It is my long held opinion that when someone delivers a service, it should be possible to get an estimate of what that service will cost beforehand. Naturally, the accuracy of such estimates reduces as the scope of the service increases. An estimate for ten minutes of work will likely be more accurate than an estimate for weeks of work. That?s fine.
I?d like to be able to get a straight pricing answer at an emergency room or doctor?s office every step of the way. ?Okay, how much exactly is the next action going to cost?? This should be possible for many procedures. For example, stitching or gluing a cut without complications.
Read this Consumerist article. We had our own experience when our daughter fell and cut her head.
As I mentioned in a recent post, I was disappointed by a disconnect between the address book and caller ID handling of some Uniden phones I purchased. If phone was programmable, someone could fix this without waiting for the vendor to release a new phone.
Such phones would also have a community of people working on them so details about exactly how they work (like how the caller ID ignores address book entries) would be relatively easy (vs. nigh impossible) to find out pre-purchase on the internet.
I opened PF today and Sparkle notified me of an upgrade from (was it 4.5.8?) to 5.0.0. Cool. I downloaded and installed it, tried it and immediately paid my $19.9x upgrade fee. I wasn?t a big fan of dual-pane file managers until Directory Opus converted me.
At the gun show at the Florida Stat Fair Grounds today, I picked up an automatic knife for $80, a Pro-Tech PT-105 Runt. Very nice. This was the first gun show for my wife, daughter and youngest brother.
I went on a small ride to Ocala this weekend. Having the GPS in my tank bag?s map sleeve just didn?t work. Glare and shifting GPS made it difficult and even dangerous. Couldn?t see squat. So I bit the bullet and bought a RAM-Mount set for it. $54, not bad. Maybe a little shipping will be added when they process my order. Worth it. Trying to even just read the GPS inside my tank bag map sleeve while I?m riding is not safe.
About an hour ago, a Reddit article introduced me to the Toyota iQ, an attractive looking ?four? passenger car with great gas mileage (59/51). I want it with a six-speed transmission and the four-cylinder diesel engine. It?s not yet available in the U.S.
Just picked up a Uniden DECT 2060-2 at OfficeMax for $59.99 today. Two handsets, no answering machine.
First defect: As mentioned in this Amazon.com review, address book entry names don?t override the incoming caller ID strings. Damn times three. Really crappy, Uniden.
Second defect: It was not possible (or not easy to understand how) to preview a ringtone when defining a custom ringtone while adding someone to the address book. Same problem when just defining the handset?s default ringtone. How do I preview these?
My ideal cordless phone would have
- Caller ID
- Headset jack
- Single-push (on/off) Mute button
- Ability for user to insert ?1? in front of caller ID numbers so I can call some people back
- Belt clip
- Speakerphone in handset
- Full duplex speakerphone in handset
- Address book that overrides caller ID strings so I control which names appear
- Big address book
And some subjective things:
- Feels good in hand
- Good microphone (for normal and speakerphone use)
- Good speaker quality
- Good speakerphone quality
I?m leaving out ubiquitous features like redial and number buttons and a screen backlight.