Wednesday, December 31, 2008

ATT is crap

After using the att fuze for a few minutes, I've learned that ATT sucks. I know that it has crapware like what dell and hp put in there pcs, so I'll reformat.

No map software - only ATT navigator, and no screen protector or holster like what comes with the stock HTC touch pro package.

Oh, and I'm typing this from the fuze on my bed. :)

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in my hands

When I came home... what I found? a box from newegg.com - no, not the memory cards, its the phone!

I'll post updates if I can pry my hands off of the phone.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Its on the island!

Man, those planes are fast. My phone just arrived on the island. If I'm lucky, I'll get it this afternoon, or even better... tomorrow - so that I have the 1st to play with it all day.

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Phone and holster is on its way

I just got up a few minutes ago and received an email from newegg saying that the 2nd part of my order - the phone and holster - is in transit to here, with a receive date of 1/5/08.

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Monday, December 29, 2008

2 shipments, 1 order

I visited newegg's website a few minutes ago to check up on the status, and it looks like the phone and belt holster is coming from CA, while the memory cards is coming from NJ - explaining the 1lbs package weight.

I've experienced 3 day shipping from the CA location, so hopefully it'll come by the 1st - when I have a day off ;)

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shipping now

I just checked newegg.com and the package is being shipped from NJ to Hawaii with an estimated receive date of 1/7/09 :(

Oh well, atleast I'm saving $150 and also getting 2 8gb microSD cards plus a holster :D

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

tested new phone

At the mall where I work, there's a Sprint kiosk. While on my break I passed by there, and spotted my future phone: Sprint's version of HTC's Touch Pro. It was on a pedestal, so I couldn't flip it to use the keyboard properly, but it did slide out, and the feel on it was almost perfect. The screen responded like a real touch screen would (whatever that is) and overall, I think I got some weird looks from the workers there after I left the kiosk with a huge smile on my face.

No power!

Last night, the island of Oahu experienced a lightning storm that knocked out power to the entire island. I was eating my dinner when the power went out in our area - but before hand, power was flickering so I shut down my computer, and unplugged it from the power socket. I'll be expecting a lot of power related failures in the coming days.

And yes, Obama and his family at the Obama compound in Kailua were with backup power and are safe.

Power was cut off at about 18:50hrs, and was restored at about 04:50hrs this morning, so it was no big deal.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Placed my order :D

I just returned from the bank, and placed my order for my phone, along with an 8gb microSDHC and a belt holster.

I'm really hoping they can ship it here and get it on Tuesday, but I can wait until Wednesday/Thursday.

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Thursday, December 25, 2008

HTC Touch Pro = ATT Fuze

Yeah, I should have figured that out, but it looks like I'll be getting another ATT unlocked phone (I might as well sign up with ATT because I'm getting a lot of their phones unlocked)

With this new revelation, I'm ordering it through newegg, along with a case and 2x 2gb microSD cards, for less than $600 - shipped! That's $60 less than what I found online - and I'm getting 2 2gb cards instead of one!

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So close, I can taste it

Again, I've come to a dilemma: either get the Tmobile G1 (unlocked of course), or the HTC Touch Pro.

Both has sliding keyboards, but the Touch Pro has TouchFlo - a feature that renders Windows Mobile beautifully. However, the phone is probably out of my league even if I had the money to get it (basically the price plus the cost of shipping it here and accessories - memory card + case and TV out cable).

Is this a merry christmas for me?

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meh

me: stuffed
you: have a merry christmas

Monday, December 22, 2008

phone shopping sucks

I thought I found my top two phones - the HTC s730 and the Nokia n95, but after an hour reading reviews (extensive reviews) I'm either happy that I found these reviews and saw the flaws of the phones, or angry for reading it and stopping me from buying a phone.

Basically, these two different phones each has its good side, and bad side - each amounting to me looking elsewhere.

While the current 'it phones': the Apple iPhone and Tmobile's G1 aren't looking real good: I have an iPod touch, and its a pain trying to use it as a music player, much less as a phone because of its touchscreen; and the G1 has that 'button hump' that is there when you use the keyboard - plus they're releasing a G2 next month!

Basically, I'm looking for a phone that has a keyboard, 'tough' (as in it can handle a few drops like my other phones) and customizable to the tilt. I guess I'll have to live without one of those features because its impossible to match up phones right now.

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our sign says 'computer repair'

If I had a dollar for every person who comes into our store and asks "do you fix xbox/ps3/ps2/xbox 360/psp/Wii, DS, etc" I'd probably have about $1,000 by now since I started working here (about 15 months).

Of course, I can't be sarcastic to customers unless I know them, so I just politely say to people 'no, we don't. We only repair computers'.

Atleast its better than pushing carts.

Monday, December 15, 2008

done with GTA:IV's storyline missions

After 2 weeks, I've finished GTA:IV's storyline missions.

This is by far the best GTA game made. There were a lot of twists in the story, and the main character doesn't own casinos, businesses, or take over the city like the previous games do, but its a breakthrough in itself because of the graphics and small real life touches. There's some improvements from the previous games, and some things that could be improved, but all in all, I give this game a 10/10.

I had no issues other than my computer's limitations, but then again, if I cared about how it plays, then I would have gotten an xbox 360. Yes, if I had to get a console, then it'd be the xbox 360 - I already bought a controller to play this game, why not get the console also?

Now, can I go back to the previous games?

Saturday, December 13, 2008

whoa, too close to real life

By far, the most somber mission I've ever played in GTA (atleast to what I can remember) was GTA:IV's 'undertaker' mission.

As you know, my grandpa's funeral was last week, and while playing that mission, I had flashbacks to that morning. While playing it, I didn't care about the police shooting at me or bad guys wanted me (the character) dead - I just went into a flashback of that faithful Saturday morning.

Those are the things that makes you wise up and think about what life is about.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

R.I.P. Grandpa Cardo

This morning, I attended my Grandpa's funeral, and also this was my first time being a pallbearer.

I didn't feel any pain, or grief, but I did cry during the ceremony.

Richard Dumlao Bumanglag
April 6, 1921 to November 6, 2008

May you be remembered forever Grandpa Cardo.

Monday, December 01, 2008

It's beautiful!

I just bought a BFGTech Nvidia Geforce 9800 GTX+ OC video card (try and say that 5 times fast) from Best Buy and man, its like getting a new computer!

I originally bought it to atleast have a fighting chance of playing GTA:4 that will be released tomorrow, but the video quality of my monitor overall has improved. I loaded up GTA:SA, and I was able to play everything at very high - no more stuttering when I'm flying a plane in the clouds!

*sniff* I think I'm gonna cry.