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Random: 8/24

Posted by rapaleeman on August 24, 2009

Oh my goodness.  It has been a while peoples.  Thanks for hanging in there.  A new random coming at you right, about, now!!!!!!!!!!!!

So GI Joe came out and I saw that.  Amazingly awesome movie.  Better than Transformers 2.  Yes, I said it.  Deal with it.

Some new games came out and while I won’t talk about all of them, I will say, that I did buy Madden this year.  Surprisingly good and defiantely worth it.

Chester from Linkin Park had a new single drop for his band, Death By Sunrise.  Different while at the same time so familiar.  I need a few more listens to form a better opinion.

District 9 was a pleasent surprise.  The first 30 minutes had me, but the constant violence and action towards the end was really not needed.  It was a great film without all that shit.

Inglorious Basterds was really good.  Chapters 2, 4, and 5 of the 5 part movie were great and really well done.  Brad Pitt was perfect.

I am addicted to Defying Gravity.  It is a great show and very interesting.  The special effects are also very good for a TV show.

I broke my phone, got a Blackberry, and then returned it.  The damn thing wouldn’t get a signal in my house.  Went back to one of my old Sidekicks.  I may upgrade to the new one again.  I have played with it since and realize the shortcommings aren’t too bad not that I have 3G in my area.  We’ll see.

Shadow Complex for the XBL Arcade is awesome.  Worth every penny of the 15 bucks I paid. 

Going to Florida in September for work.  Going to add an extra day for some fun.

Why do the new PS3 systems no longer play PS2 and PSOne games?  Now I have to go to Gamestop and buy another PS3 used to play my old crap.  Wasted 300 bucks.

Still addicted to Call of Duty 4.  Love that game.  Not so much Gears of War anymore, though I still like it.  The online is horrible with lag and the extra content they pushed was a waste, except for the Nowhere map.  That is really cool.

Bought a Grifball action figure from Halo.  It is cool.

Anyway, back to work now.  I’ll try to make the updates closer together.  If not, follw me on twitter and soon, I may be making a Facebook page.  Might merge this with that.  We’ll see.

Later.

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T-Mobile Sidekick LX 09: Preview/Rant

Posted by rapaleeman on May 13, 2009

Ok so I bit the bullet and upgraded my account to the new T-Mobile Sidekick LX 09.  I got it in last night and have been using it since.  Here’s some quick impressions.

The screen is stellar.  Amazingly crisp and vibrant.  Too good for the rest of the device really. 

The kick portion is really sturdy.  It is nice to know the screen won’t go flying off, but it is a pain to actually open it.  Definate 2-hand operation there.

The actual phone feels really sturdy, though the screen when open is a little loose.  The back has the soft touch paint and it is good.  Still pictures look surprisingly great.  Video, not so much. 

Keyboard is nice and large, almost too large in fact.  The keys are kinda far apart really.  Not uncomfortable, just different.  Really nice otherwise though.  Satisfying clicks on the keyboard to type.

The Twitter application is amazing.  I love the integration into the rest of the device.  This needs to be in every device.  Really.

So what about the phone?  The few calls I’ve made have been terrible.  Low volume, buzzing, hissing, pulsing sounds, and just generally not very good overall.  Essentially just the Sidekick 08 in this aspect.  I expected more.

3G has been good but the network seems down so it is constantly moving in and out of signal.  Really disappointed here too.

Let’s see, oh the GPS stinks.  It couldn’t find me in my house.  Got kinda close outside, but the real bummer is Live Search.  It isn’t integrated at all.  It is just an app, well so is the rest of the “communities folder” but the Twitter app is integrated.  The Search is definately not turn-by-turn google maps style.  It is better than nothing I guess, but really it is a giant let down.  I’ve had more success with google maps apporximation on the iPhone.

Also, this thing is slow.  It really does kinda jump around at a lower clip than the previous versions.  Things I could fly around on the 08, LX 07, or even the SKiD are a chore here.

Enough bashing.  I like the slim profile and all but it just doesn’t seem worth it to me to upgrade.  $200 plus a 2-year commitment seem really high in terms of price to keep this thing.  I’m going to try to return it.

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