Daily Archives: June 18, 2010

Blog Status Report

The blog is not dead. I am very busy with something that will take up to two more weeks.

In the meantime, I just pop in when I want to, in order to drop in what I think is an important post or two.

Comments are not even being looked at. They’re all stacked up in a queue that seems to be at least 75 long (there are probably pingbacks and spam in that number too). I will get to them when I can concentrate on the blog again.

The kittens turned seven weeks old yesterday. No new picture — because I am busy. Besides, I don’t want them to think they’re celebrities and start making demands. They’re already choosy about the solid food they’ll eat, dammit.

I am way behind in my reading on the Net and I’ve been missing a lot of important stuff. The Most Important Stuff that I trip over in my very brief periods online have all been bookmarked. That will eventually be a Links post that will put me on life support afterwards.

One note: I have no desire for an iPhone 4 since I learned its metal sides are actually its antenna. I wouldn’t hold any cellphone by its damned antenna and I’m not going to make an exception for Apple, so they won’t be getting a sale from me on this one. They’d better not screw up the next iteration of the iPod Touch like that or it will be another No Sale.

Warning: Your Cell Phone May Be Hazardous to Your Health

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Callaghan Would Be The Rare One for This Year

The source for Miss Callaghan, rare as all heck, did run me over $600 from Amazon UK. Only edition. No cover. Would’ve been a lot cheaper if I’d waited for the pound to crash, but, you know, I must have the precious.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

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Sony: All Baloney

Electrons cloned from Drudge Report:

Sony CEO gets $8.8 million annual pay amid losses

Sony expects to return to the black in the current financial year to March 2011, forecasting a net profit of 50 billion yen on revenue of 7.6 trillion yen.

I highlight that paragraph because I want everyone to mark that in their calendars.

I expect Sony will still be in the red.

In the meantime, I expect the Sony Reader Touch to remain at $199.00 (a higher price would altogether doom it) and Sony to come out with a rotten tablet that will be laughed at by everybody.

And Sony’s 3D TVs will go down as one the biggest disasters in the history of both Sony and consumer electronics — which is what Howard Stringer himself has already been.