Sunday, October 31, 2010

My two week review on the iPad: (man, I haven't written anything in a while that long)

two week review of Apple's 16gb iPad with wifi

Its been about 2 weeks since I bought my 16gb iPad with wifi from a local Best Buy. Lets cut to the chase: am I disappointed that I bit too soon? nope.

If I was going to buy another 'computer', I'd wait a couple of months after its been released, and I waited 6 weeks to see what manufacturers would bring out. During that time, Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab, a 7" tablet running Android, and Microsoft and HP both denied they were jumping into the tablet game until some spy shots of the HP Slate surfaced, and was finally revealed earlier this week. I know Apple wasn't technically first to this tablet game - they were first to make it usable without no pens - it's kind of like a giant iPod Touch, with a little computer mixed into it. However, with its little RAM (256mb) I doubt multitasking with it on the upcoming 4.2 OS will be easy.

I personally used an Android phone (Android 1.6 on Tmobile's Mytouch 3G) and it brought a lot to the table (multitasking, an awesome notification bar and widgets in multiple home screens) but as time passed, different android flavors came out and my phone just sat there with its old 1.6 OS, until Tmobile announced that it'd upgrade to Froyo - which I'm still waiting for. Google's multiple phones deal is good in theory, but like what it's experiencing now, how will it deal with fragmentation? Very, very slowly. I'm not putting down Android, as it did come out with a few good things before Apple did, but it has to start dealing with these updates or else it'll kill itself. Yes, Apple did something similar by releasing a new OS version which wasn't compatible with older models, but I think it was their way of telling people to spend money. Crude, but they are a business.

Since I bought my iPad with a combination of birthday money, hard work, and selling of my previously useless Flatpad, I was only able to get the 16gb wifi-only version. If I sprung for the 32gb, only then maybe I would have able to stuff what's left of my music collection that isn't from Zune Pass onto my iPad. But since I actually like new music and hate paying for individual tracks and CDs, I don't have that much music, nor movies - but I do have a ton of photos on it - some transferred from the iPad camera connectivity kit.

Speaking of money, I know Apple loves their accessories - I bought their cover to protect my purchase. And I bought their camera connectivity kit also. And a new cover, and not to mention a few of their apps. Oh, and to connect everything, I even signed up for Clear Internet Service for on-the-go internet. Yep, I have another thing to pay monthly. Sigh.

So, it has its pros and cons. Its bigger than a mobile phone, so it requires its own bag (my netbook shoulder bag) but its smaller than a laptop. It can have a ton of accessories and apps, and next year, there will be a 'new and improved' model. Ah, the joys of buying Apple products.

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Those of you who are thinking that the iPad will replace signing on a clipboard, it doesn't. The screen isn't fast enough for signatures.

yay, another binary day tomorrow (11/01/10)

Wait, was that bootcamp on a Macbook running xp on muthbusters?

I just got the Griffin Grandle case for my iPad, and the only change I'd made was that it have a front cover and somewhere to put my pen.

Yes, I finally have 40gb of free space on my main hard drive on my computer. I'm such a pack rat on my computers.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

aw, puppahs and bunnahs

ironcally, pictures plus doesn't sell digital photo frames

party city waikele has a line with popo

pau voting!

this line is as slow as tmobile's 3g network


almost out of the hall and into the room. it better be worth it

half way there

now in line to vote... a fricken long line

finally found parking at kapolei hale

'want some candy?' is dangerous words to me

Friday, October 29, 2010

I just signed up for apple's MobileMe service. Soon, I'll have an iMac... but I don't have anywhere in my room to put it with my computers.

Next week is the start of the holiday season! 2 months of christmas music, yippee!

PAU HANA AND THE WEEKEND'S HERE!!!! For some reason this was a long week.

lol @ people around the apple store for wifi

let me guess: Heald college had a costume contest and ala moana is filled w/ people in costume

My Mom still doesn't know how to work an android phone: its all about the search bar - you can search for contacts, apps, etc from one place

Halloween for adults is women in slutty costumes, and being able to buy all of the candy your paycheck can handle. :D

Thursday, October 28, 2010

not your average halloween cookies:

Damn it. VLC keeps on crashing on videos more than 20 minutes long on my iPad.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A lady asked if I ate at a food place before, and if it was good. I wouldn't be back if the food was bad.

My van is rocking back and fourth in these high winds while I'm parked. I hate to be those high cube truck drivers right now.

It really pisses me off when people don't return the carts to the cart corral 10 ft away.

hmm, just ran a speed test, and my connection is half a megabyte faster than at home

Instead of me sitting infront of a computer all day long, I'm now sitting infront of a computer at dole cannery's food court.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I thought I heard someone screaming. The first thing I grabbed was my camera. (turns out it was a doll)

Last week was warm, now it's cold. Hawaii, you weird.

And is that Hawaiian bread available in Hawaii,

Hawaii 5-0 also uses an iPad? With what looks to be a windows 7 theme (picture)

Unfortunately, my idevices can't get my fix on google maps via clear.

great. now I'll be finding parking spaces based on where I can get a good reception for Clear.


yay, my clear 4g hotspot is here!

I jusy saw a black guy just climbed over a fence here at costco iwilei

Monday, October 25, 2010

That water dripping outside my window is seriously annoying me right now. Drip, drip, drip... It's getting faster now...

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 is almost here!

guy forgot the car keys. great.

oh wait, I think my phone is jealous that I have more powerful devices.

Dang, so it takes about 36 hours for me to feel the effects of a shellfish allergy.

Damn, I'm trying to eat my breakfast, but twitter and FB updates are preventing me from eating.

Sprint to Sell Samsung Galaxy Tab Starting Nov. 14 for $400 w/ 2 year contract:

Sunday, October 24, 2010

we got a 2nd ipad in the family!

best buy had a few clear spot!

Thanks to my sister, my Mom is now hooked on my iPad. I should be getting paid for this Steve.

oh how it feels to be young

I wished every store had the same layout

at least kmart sells a generic version of the super soaker

dang mainland stores and their seasonal toys

...and walmart doesn't have water guns

mmm... leftovers for breakfast... lunch... and dinner... for the next week or so, yay!

"we're not gonna take it" by Twisted Sister goes out to Hawaiian Telcom. You'll about to be replaced by faster speeds.

Now that I've configured my iPad to share via the network, I wished I've gotten the 32gb. Oh wait, I have a 32gb iPod Touch...

Saturday, October 23, 2010

holy shit. my mom knows how to ride a bike

GoodReader for iPad is the answer to my digital scheduling dilemma. It even works with dropbox too. :)

yay! I got some left over spending money! Time to buy some apps.

yay, just got clear service! unfortunately, the hot spot device is out of stock and I'll get it on wed

I <3 dropbox

Friday, October 22, 2010

I wish we had snow right now!

my nose is running like a faucet right now

I wish otterbox had a store in Hawaii.

If I'm going on a contract, I expect my service to be good.

Anyone remembers "Barbie Girl" by Aqua which debuted in 1997?

Happy birthday dad!

I just dreamt that I was afraid of diving, even though I can't swim in real life.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Either its just me with a high fever, or its fricken hot tonight. Isn't it supposed to be fall?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I'm LMAO watching these 5 seconds films:

I'm just watching some old videos of KHNL while laying in bed with the flu.

I miss my physical buttons and a trackball. Is it so hard to add at least a menu button on the iPad?

yay, the app store on my iPad is back!

Seven inches is enough, RIM tells Jobs: (that's what she said)

So, is the new 11.6" mackbook air is an expensive netbook?

an app store on a mac... isn't that called software?

In less than an hour, Apple will be having its "back to the Mac" event. More like Mark Morrison's "Return of the Mac(k)" am I right?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

this week's episode of hawaii50 was probably the best one yet


about to watch this week's episode of Hawaii50


I gotta go through so many hoops to edit a PDF file then let it be viewable on dropbox its like I'm Michael Jordan.

the iPad is such a fingerprint magnet, HPD could probably identify me just by looking at the screen.

can anyone eat corn with a chopstick? my fork just broke. :(

Watching parking wars

Now we gotta baby proof both the downstairs and upstairs of the house for Tony.

using a clear usb wireless adapter on an ipad with usb doesn't work. :(

ooh, I won a "large beef sandwich" from Mcd's monopoly game.

Free T-Mobile MSG: Over the next two weeks, a 2 part Froyo Android OS upgrade will be sent to your myTouch 3G. - FINALLY!

I love to have widgets on my iPad

I'm about to go digital with my schedule - no paper except to let people sign.

Monday, October 18, 2010

I was thinking of getting MobileMe, but then my android phone came up to me and slapped be back into reality.

Dark rain clouds in waipahu, I spot.

I'm the dumbest geek. I've been using the iPad stand upside down from this:

Oh, and when I did visits a Verizon store, while I was leaving, the rep commented "you should have waited for our iPad!"

so, its sprint, mobi, and clear. I think I might tether to my phone.

you have to sign in to get customer service at verizon? please.

radio shack is stupid

how can something taste cute?

the retard test is fun, but irritating

Ok, I had it with a beard. I'm ripping it off.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Curse you itunes, only searching the selected playlist and not the entire library. itunesisold


Just jailbroken my iPad with Limera1n.

Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream? damn, Google's Android is dangerous for us people with diabetes.

Cut the rope is hella addicting, almost like paper toss.

I just wished apple has better support for windows-based computers, and my zune music.

Its nice to be able to type in bed with no boot time, or no mouse to get in your way. And using full websites instead of mobile sites rocks!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

I just remembered that iOS 4 is coming to the iPad this fall. Gah, why does every piece of tech I have has to have an update coming soon?

With all of the campaigning going on, why doesn't someone use an iPad (or other tablet) as a advertisement?

I wished the iPad has USB 3.0 - its taking forever to sync data!

iTunes crashed 4 times while I was trying to upload my photos onto my iPad. yeah yeah, get a mac, blah blah...

I've got an apple iPad, the 16gb wifi version. Apple makes a good mobile OS.

hell is about to get colder...

Friday, October 15, 2010

Change is cumming:

ah, good ol' wahiawa traffic

FHB Bank (First Hawaiian Bank Bank) and ATM Machine (Automated Teller Machine Machine) belongs in the Department of Redundancy Department

what does justin bieber and pinocchio have in common? they both want to be real boys

Just read that the T-mobile Mytouch 3G is finally getting Froyo updated OTA. Finally!

Congratulations Google Chrome: you've replaced Firefox on my computers as my main browser.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

fellow drivers: I don't know about you, but I am not psychic. Use your turn signals!

whoohoo! A trip from Waipahu to Kahuku tomorrow!

I hate to say this, but Foodland's apple turnover is tastier than Zippy's apple napple.

If only there was a way to shop without driving around, then have it delivered to a designated place... nah, that's science fiction.

I'm trying to find medicine that'll alleviate my nausea but I gotta drive around, which increases my nausea.

Even with the G2's slide out keyboard, my Mom still texts me 'liek ths'

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Nausea, please go away, so I can at least walk around my own house or at least spin around in my computer chair.

I bet no one would solve this correctly: (answers:

I bet no one would solve this correctly: (answers:

luckily my doctor is 3 blocks from home

currently at the doctor's. tbe only place I can watch TFC (whether I like it or not)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

pizza hates my stomach and wants go get out anyway it can

Is Minecraft the new WoW?

Lets hope the applesauce and ginger ale can stay in my stomach and not come out the wrong end.

california gurls on kssk? wtf?

see. how hard was it to put the cart into the cart coral?

currently looking at geek pr0n:

I'm hungry, but I don't feel like eating/drinking anything.

I hope McDonalds Hawaii is participating in the McRib return on November 2nd.

got food poisioning. from where? who knows

You can download Mew for Free from October 15 to 30! pokemon


Monday, October 11, 2010

and we have such beautiful forests

They're L O S T

And the Chevy 'advertisements' in hawaii50 is as bad as Transformers and knight rider 2008 (Ford)


Its fun to spot all of the local places used in hawaii50


Did they just use HMC-E's hospital front lobby as an emergency drop off point?

I can't believe I waited for a commercial, then paused it so I can get a break.

Currently doing a partial upgrade for ubuntu from 9.10 to 10.04. I'll upgrade to 10.10 later.

What about a Grenade USB flash drive? "Here bill, catch my flash drive!"

There's a Facebook and Twitter app for the Zune HD. One more nail in my iPod Touch's coffin.

I already 'donated' $2 for buying the Vic Pac @ Zippy's (50¢ is donated for every vic pac sold)

Is dressing up as Santa Claus for Halloween like dividing by zero? (plus, I have a real beard, so kids will be freaked if they pull it)

I can add fava beans to the list of stuff I'm allergic to.

Done with today's trips. It was tough without no 3G internet - only posting to twitter via text messaging.

thank god for GSM and SIM cards

woke up late, phone battery died. argh!!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

costco has a 20" bike for $150 - half what I paid for mine!

today (10/10/10) equals 42 if converted from binary, and tomorrow will equal 46. geek (yes, I'll be wearing my binary shirt)


Happy 10/10/10!

Saturday, October 09, 2010

ok, I'm bored

The iPad is going to be sold at walmart stores. Hopefully the android tablets will have this much places to be sold at.

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I can't play with RC cars without imagining it as a Grand Theft Auto game.

We have a box of Napoleon's Napples, and every time I always choose coconut. I think there's no other flavors in the box.

there's 2 more android phone users, and one of them converted from blackberry.

nothing is shadier than electronkcs at the swap meet

Friday, October 08, 2010

or at least a better computer chair.

Let's see if I can get up early tomorrow to go to the swap meet. Maybe I can get a bike that actually works for $10

That was fast. I think I just completed the informational pamphlet for my grandpa's funeral. I hope everyone can understand programming.

I gotta either close Firefox or log out of my social network sites to do some work or shut down my desktop (yeah right) and use my netbook.

costco iwieli's parking is full ATM. they really need the 300 extra parking stalls.

I know mcdonalds is bad, but it's one of the few places with a drive thru

and HFD shops at costco. I wonder how they'll fit everything in the fire truck?

whew. a rough start today, but looks like everything is smoothing out.

dang. The driver who parked behind me moved their car. I wanted to yell at someone to move their car and say the phonetic alphabet.

mmm... tanioka's

Thursday, October 07, 2010

FYI, this family tree will be my biggest file I've made in photoshop so far. Then I gotta condense it to a half sheet of landscape paper.

As I make my family's family tree, I realize how we're all related and that we have a big family.

jade garden chinese restaurant and waipio pet clinic next door... that isn't weird at all

walmart bikes really sucks. my mongoose bike's gears can't smoothly shift.

Wait, Microsoft and Adobe chiefs meet to discuss possible merger? O_o

why can't I get a phishing email? It's because I'm a geek that's why huh?. Those people are racist.

One thing bad about having too much computers: you gotta use them at least every 2 weeks or so - gotta keep them updated.

I love watching @unboxingporn at night :)

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Subway sleeper: meet inertia:
(this is why I don't sleep on TheBus)

I wonder if they'll use the iPhone 4s, and if so, will they get reception?

Here comes the sore throat. The only good thing about me being sick is that I can really depend on having symptom stages.

Monday, October 04, 2010

I gotta avoid napoleon bakery since its peanut butter flavor month. I love peanut butter.

a bird had good aim since it crapped on my shirt sleeve through about a 1 inch opening of my sunroof

early at waianae mall too. there's no place open early for us medical transport drivers.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

I had my first fall from my bike this evening, when I was dismounting my bike. Luckily with my karate training, I didn't sustain any damage

tony is playing in the pool

well, its almost a 300mhz CPU difference, and there is a physical keyboard plus better camera. Curse my phone geekiness.

I want to get the TmobileG2 phone, but 1) its only been 9 months since I got my MyTouch and 2) there's problems with the hinge and storage.


Saturday, October 02, 2010

I thought you can get a pool in hawaii year round?

and with the multitude of business card I designed, you think I'd have a template of the sizes, but nooooo, I don't

The bad thing about making your own logo, is that you have to use a custom font for the other words, or make your own.

damn my monitor sucks for graphic design

next stop zippy's

Friday, October 01, 2010

I'm suddenly craving Pork and Peas, Longanisa, and Pansit right now. Off to Golden Coin tomorrow.

Even if it was at least 6 more inches, then I'd be happy. sucksbeingshort


I wish I was little bit taller, I wish I was a baller.
I wish I had a girl who looked good, I would call her.

Its Aloha Friday. No work till Monday...

After driving throughout the central part of Oahu, finally, THE WEEKEND IS HERE!

since everyone turns left when exiting pali momi hospital on the first floor, might as well put a left turn lane there.