Disclaimer: I am not important enough yetto be sponsored by anyone, therefore all products and brands in this post are mentioned solely based on my own personal experiences with them.
I can recall the days when smart phones were using BlackBerry, Palm OS and Windows… no not Windows Phone, literally just a phone running a mini mobile version of Windows actual OS. Watching both Android and Apple innovate has been fun and while I have slowed down from my previous habit of getting a phone 2 or more times a year… I still love admiring the new releases. However, this year I am not just looking, but have had to debate on what I am actually going to upgrade to because my iPhone 11 is starting to show its age.
It has been a great phone and got me through the pandemic very well. Not to mention, it’s in my favorite color (purple)! Yet, I have come to realize that based on the way I use my phone, I need more than 128GB. I’m one of those people who often plays mobile games; some of which vary in size from 5GB to as much as 10GB. Constantly having to offload the apps and then reinstall them can get old really fast. I also like to keep at least 5GB worth of music downloaded for airplane trips or when I may need some entertainment in an area with poor signal. If I could, I would probably download a few episodes of a show or perhaps a movie. Unfortunately, I know that even with backing up Photos, iMessage, etc. to the iCloud… I still do not have enough storage for my desired personal use.
As a result, long before Apple’s event last week, I knew 256GB or more would be the minimum I would accept for my next phone. To be honest I did ponder going back to Android for a bit. I was a fanatic of theirs for awhile and even went as low as calling Apple fan’s sheep at one point. Things just change with time and there have always been things I like about both. I remember rocking an iPod Touch while having an Android phone in the early days just to be able to get some experience with both platforms. Android was always a favorite for customization but iOS always had snappy performance and prettier apps. I eventually got an iPhone 6S as my first iPhone and held onto that for quite a while. I have always loved that iPhones continue to get updated more often (and for longer) than most Android phones. They also seem to retain their value a lot better as well. I went back to Android when Google’s Pixel line first came out and bought its first two iterations, followed by a OnePlus 7 Pro.
Okay, so it’s been just over a week since I posted my first article after doing a redesign and relaunch of this blog. It has been an adventure thus far with a few hiccups that ultimately led to me getting behind schedule on my goal to post a minimum of once per week. However, as I am writing this it seems that it will likely only be a slight delay (one or two days later than I hoped for).
I love computers, I love the internet, I love software and I love good hardware. Despite that, I feel as though I couldn’t build a decent gaming PC if my life depended on it. I literally have an Associate of Applied Sciences in Computer Networking and barely passed my hardware classes. I mean, I got a B+ but I’m a perfectionist, okay? So, for the most part I leave that alone. Yet, when it comes to software… I’m quite passionate. Whether it’s a custom ROM being flashed on a phone, modifying CSS/HTML or designing a logo for someone. I’m always ready for the challenge. Unfortunately, this week my software and input knowledge failed me. I will admit I am bit rusty but… I have high standards for myself so it feels like a minor failure in my eyes.
I stated previously that I made the switch from SquareSpace to WordPress for blogging. Its approximately $3 less (monthly) than what I was previously paying so it seemed like a no brainer and perhaps something I should have done a few years ago. They have a wider range of templates and better ones for that matter. I want to keep on topic though so I will get to the point. While I have been a fan of working with WordPress in the past… it has been about 7 years since I used it with a purchased domain name. As a result of this, I was not ready for the fact that using the custom name servers from WordPress would break all functionality of my e-mail. The joys of not paying for everything in one spot and using Google Domains/Workspace.
Warning: This post contains mild spoilers from episode one of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law from Disney+, proceed with reading at your own risk.
Alright, so first things first… I am a HUGE fan of She-Hulk. As a result, if I come off sounding a bit biased… I cannot help it! She-Hulk is a nickname I have acquired over time because alas, bi-polar and depression disorders run in my family and when I am not on my meds well… um yeah (use your imagination). So being able to relate to her as a strong female in the Marvel universe has always been something I have adored. I have done my best to avoid any and all spoilers about the show and only watched the trailer a couple of times. However, I finally got to get a look at the show myself on Thursday evening with a couple of friends.
I will be honest, from the trailer alone I did not anticipate being in love with the show. I wasn’t even sure that I would like it at all. Yet as the minutes rolled by, I found myself screaming “yasss girl!!” and throwing fist pumps into the air.