I mean, I am a tall guy and it’s always difficult for me to get comfortable sitting anywhere, but airplane seats just seem to get worse with time. Airlines are just trying harder and harder to cram more and more people into their planes. It’s getting to the point where the economy class is their playground for saving as much green as possible.
It’s pissing me off.
Do they have a mortgage on a house? A car loan? Are they bound to any contracts? How can they just roam through life like there is no tomorrow? Maybe the real question here is: Is that what real freedom is?.
Sometimes I feel that people live and strive and work hard and sweat just to get by and earn a living. Basically it all comes down to money. Is money all what life is about these days? I mean, just look around you. The malls, stores, banks, restaurants, cars, houses, etc. They all have one thing in common: money. Money creates all that and more. And once you have it, you want to make more money out of it or else all that goes away.
Sure you can go away for vacation for a week or so but in the end you’re coming back and you’ll be working again. And for what? To make money.
I guess we must do whatever it takes these days to live like the rest of us. Whether you’re poor or rich, you’ll always be working or doing something to get some money in the end. If that’s the case (from the looks of it) then how do you achieve freedom? How do you get real peace of mind knowing that you’ll be fine no mater what comes at you?
We try to save money to get what we want and we try to save money for our retirement as well. But no one knows if he or she will live long enough to retire and maybe start getting a taste of a ‘worry-free’ life assuming of course that you have a good retirement plan.
All I know for a fact right now is that I am not free. I haven’t tasted freedom yet and I don’t know if I ever will. But the thought of sailing through life without worrying sure does sound more and more like heaven.
Every time I get to type ‘cellphone’ I don’t know which version of the word I should use. Should I type ‘cell phone’ to avoid the red squiggly line or should I just add ‘cellphone’ to my computer’s dictionary and use that instead?
A simple google search on both words shows that both versions are used. So does it come down in the end as a matter of preference or is one ‘more correct’ than the other according to English in general?
Personally, I feel more comfortable typing ‘cellphone’. I mean, why use ‘cell phone’ if ‘cell’ is an abbreviation to ‘cellular’? So if someone typed ‘cell phone’ it would still be wrong despite the fact that the word processor didn’t mark it as misspelled because it should be ‘cellular phone’ instead.
Someone please help me find an answer so that I can put this dilemma to rest once and for all.
On the other hand, Windows Mobile doesn’t seem to like adding support for one major language like Arabic. Which means there is a massive market that Microsoft isn’t profiting from nor does other major phone manufacturing companies like HTC.
I used to have an HTC Advantage 7501 and I was happy with it but I just couldn’t read any SMS that came to me written in Arabic. I searched the net for 3rd party software that could add support for the Arabic language onto my Windows Mobile device but I could only find one company and they didn’t look professional and it was also very expensive.
Honestly, people shouldn’t be buying language packs for their cellphones just to be able to read an SMS or open a certain website. Languages should be easily added onto the device’s OS with a couple of mouse clicks. Plus, it’s an excellent way to reach customers globally. BlackBerry does a wonderful job allowing the user to manually add and remove support for any language using RIM’s free PC software ‘BlackBerry Desktop Manager’. Why can’t Microsoft do the same for Windows Mobile?
It’s a shame that to this day Windows Mobile doesn’t have a way of adding support for Arabic. Some may say to me that the ever so popular iPhone doesn’t support Arabic either. But you’re forgetting the fact that Windows Mobile has been around way longer before we even saw the first iPod. There shouldn’t be any excuses.
So last night I was playing around Google Maps and its new service ‘Latitude’. I was in bed away from the window (which by the way the curtains were shut) and in less than 40 seconds my BlackBerry Bold was able to get a signal from 4 different satellites. That to me was a shocking surprise!
Considering also that I previously owned the HTC Advantage 7501 (running Windows Mobile 6 Pro) with an internal GPS as well and I could hardly get a strong signal even in my backyard. And here I am laying in bed with the curtains closed and I was able to get my GPS working with a 6 meter accuracy on the Bold.
It’s just another reason why the Bold is such an awesome device.