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Where are the QWERTY Phones?

After the recent death of my beloved Droid 4, I found myself in the Verizon store looking for an upgrade. Three things were quickly apparent: 1) all the phones these days are freaking huge (I couldn’t find an Android phone that would fit in my pocket); 2) the Verizon staff seemed more interested in the USMNT’s match with Belgium (which in fairness I was doing more watching than phone shopping); and 3) there wasn’t a single QWERTY phone (phone with a slide out, physical keyboard).

Happy Independence Day (For Reals)

In gratitude for this free country, thank you. Not just to the service men and women (who surely are afloat in thanks and praise today), but also to every activist, every fervent legislator, every voter, and every concerned and active citizen. If it wasn’t for what you do all would be lost, and the efforts of the men and women in the military would be nothing more than protection of the empire.

Happy Independence Day

It’s a hot dry summer, and fireworks were canceled in town because...

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Quote of the Week – Ferdinand Foch

“My centre is giving way, my right is in retreat; situation excellent. I shall attack.” — Marshal Ferdinand Foch, WW1

The Awesomeness Upgrade Project

As a longtime fan of JRPGs, a genre of computer game that allows upgrading...

Where are the QWERTY Phones?

After the recent death of my beloved Droid 4, I found myself in the Verizon store looking for an upgrade. Three things were quickly apparent: 1) all the phones these days are freaking huge (I couldn’t find an Android phone that would fit in my pocket); 2) the Verizon staff seemed more interested in the USMNT’s match with Belgium (which in fairness I was doing more watching than phone shopping); and 3) there wasn’t a single QWERTY phone (phone with a slide out, physical keyboard).

Happy Independence Day (For Reals)

In gratitude for this free country, thank you. Not just to the service men and women (who surely are afloat in thanks and praise today), but also to every activist, every fervent legislator, every voter, and every concerned and active citizen. If it wasn’t for what you do all would be lost, and the efforts of the men and women in the military would be nothing more than protection of the empire.

Happy Independence Day

It’s a hot dry summer, and fireworks were canceled in town because...

Quote of the Week – Ferdinand Foch

“My centre is giving way, my right is in retreat; situation excellent. I shall attack.” — Marshal Ferdinand Foch, WW1

The Awesomeness Upgrade Project

As a longtime fan of JRPGs, a genre of computer game that allows upgrading...

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I have baked a bunch of loaves (12) now using the 5-minute artisan bread...

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