I paid $3 for this today.

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It’s not quite as cool as this, though… (more…)

Hi!

I bought an iPhone. I feel dirty.

Addendum: Here’s my horrible iPhone purchasing story. I went by the nearest AT&T store on my way home after work last night, and at about 6:30 there were literally hundreds of people outside the store waiting. I didn’t want one that bad, so I went home.

I got up this morning and decided to just go to the Apple store. Sure enough, the lines were huge. And by huge I mean non-existent; I walked in, bought the thing, and walked out.

The only dorky thing about the phone is that the microphone plug is recessed, and most headphones with an angled plug won’t seat properly. So they offer “extensions” from Belkin, which is just retarded.

So, I don’t have a cell phone provider at the moment. I have a monthly pre-pay right now with a Vermont number, and I didn’t bother setting up a land line at my new digs. I figure I’ll go cell phone only, at least in the near future. (I’ve never owned a cell phone, but figure this is as good a time as any. Yeah, I’m that one guy in the world without a cell phone.)

The question is this: The iPhone is coming out in a week, and since I don’t have to worry about contracts or any existing numbers/providers, I could easily get one. (Er, assuming I can actually get one. And assuming I can actually afford it.) But does owning an iPhone turn me into a douchebag?

Every morning on my drive into work, I see a guy riding a Segway. He’s always on a cellphone, leaning back with his arms crossed. He looks like a total douche. (I’m pretty sure it’s the crossed arms; it makes him look sort of smug, like, “Look at me, I have a Segway!” He probably works at the Microsoft office nearby.)

Not that we should care whether or not others view us as douchebags, but one of my biggest reservations about owning Apple products is the cult of Apple. These things are appliances, not lifestyle choices. Will people see me with an iPhone and think I’m a douche? Will they suddenly want to start talking to me about their MacBook Pro, and how much OS/X is better than Vista?

Or am I a douchebag for worrying that people will think I’m a douchebag?

So, I moved without furniture. Which means I need furniture.

I’m getting sick of typing on a laptop—ugh, I hate these keyboards—so I need to break down and buy a desk. (And a couch. And end tables. And nightstands. And a dresser.)

Has anyone bought a particularly cool desk online? Most I see are… kind of tacky. I hate most of the standard Staples/particle board type ones. I want something a little swankier. (And simpler; nothing too crazy.)

I may end up just getting something from Ikea, but would rather get something a little better quality.

Does anyone have any great recommendations for coffee makers? Mine blows.

I’m thinking 8-cups or more, thermal carafe… that’s about it.

Now this is how you do clever promotion.

I’m moving next week. My entire life—well, the parts that are in physical form, at least—is sitting in boxes.

Over the years, I’ve managed to accumulate an ungodly amount of excess hardware. After rummaging through various boxes, I’ve made a list of some of the pieces I have. If any of the five people that probably view this blog from time-to-time are interested in some random hardware, drop me an e-mail. Prices are negotiable, blah blah blah.

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