I have been devoted to Blackberry since my first RIM Blackberry 957. Before that, I don’t believe I had a pager style but I might have had a 950, which was really tiny any really handy. Anyway, I have never been without once since. 2003-2011.
I still have one, a RIM Blackberry Bold 9780. I still love typing on it; however, the stupid thing always has some sort of availability issue that disallows it to actually work for me as I patiently wait for the little clock to stop spinning on it’s face.
It is incapable of multitasking so when it’s deep in though, I can’t even make or receive calls.
I upgraded from the RIM Blackberry Bold 9700 thinking that the new OS and double the memory might help but the little memory manager has made me uninstall everything, down to my Google Talk client, my Google Sync, and my de-duper (contact dupes suck and there is no built in merge application).
Everyone told me, “wait until the RIM Blackberry Bold 9900 — now that’s going to be a phone,” but that’s what someone told me about the Flip video cam right before it was dismantled with extreme prejudice. I can’t wait until the Bold 9900 or Bold 9930, I need a Blackberry that keeps me in love with the Brand immediately as in now!
I call time of death on RIM. It’s over. You guys are done.
Because I have been blogging for over twelve years so I need to remind myself that many of my readers are young or have not yet been exposed to some very fine films and books.
If you have not yet seen the documentary about Robert McNamara — or don’t know who McNamara is — then you need to sit down your smart phones, take your laptop off your lap, and focus on screening The Fog of War – Eleven Lessons from the life of Robert S. McNamara, directed by Errol Morris with a touching score by Philip Glass.
Watch it right now. Do it.
One of our country’s greatest-of-all-time minds was tasked with masterminding the master-strategies of World War II through the Vietnam War.
LeMay said that “If we’d lost the war, we’d all have been prosecuted as war criminals.” “And I think he’s right. He, and I’d say I, were behaving as war criminals . . . LeMay recognized that what he was doing would be thought immoral if his side has lost. But what makes it immoral if you lose and not immoral if you win?
That’s a pretty amazing admission. And I believe that in many wars, the coup de grâce is often a criminal act — an act so brutal and devastating that the enemy says uncle. Such violent profanity is so common that the French dismiss it with a phrase:
C’est la guerre
Quite a lot of the world has crimes against humanity warrants out for President George W Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney and I guarantee there will be warrants out for President Barack Obama over Libya, that’s for certain. Additionally, if not for raining Hellfire missiles on Pakistan then for rampant civilian casualties in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Only time will tell, but one will easily see, after watching the movie, that so many souls — hundreds of thousands — are sacrificed gladly with the understanding that others, our military men and women, are spared.
This documentary is surely an end-of-live, 11th hour, mea maxima culpa confession. He may well be an “IBM machine with legs” as he’s been described; however he’s also a sentimental man, a passionate man, a devoted man, a man who considers his actions as service to his country and to his president, and also not the result of avarice or glory — to me, anyway.
At the end of the movie, I respect Robert Strange McNamara quite a lot. And to think that we have minds and hearts such as his in the White House and Pentagon make me feel much safer.
Do we really want to know how the sausage is made? Do we really want to consider the breaking of the eggs?
I am not much of a sweet tooth but even I think this is to die for:
Via The Kitchen’s Summer Treat: Vanilla Milk with Chocolate Ice Cubes:
Longing for a glass of something icy cold this summer? Or maybe a scoop of ice cream? Have both in one glass with this unusual treat — vanilla-flavored milk with chocolate “ice cubes” that slowly melt and swirl into the milk.