Jun 2, 2012

Mobilicity, HTC Amaze 4G and Ice Cream Sandwich

ICS 이스트에그 ㅋ 나름 귀엽습니다~
ICS 이스트에그 ㅋ 나름 귀엽습니다~ (Photo credit: hoon8007)
Recently I purchased a HTC Amaze 4G smart phone from a Mobilicity vendor here in Toronto. I'm very pleased with the phone and it's capabilities.

The vendor agent, was very helpful and one can't fault him, (too much ;-D) when he told me that Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) was available for my phone. The reason he said this was that the other phone I was looking at  in his store (a Samsung) already had ICS. Now I'm not too sure, why he said this, but perhaps he was getting an incentive to sell the Amaze which is no longer HTCs flagship phone, now that the HTC 1 is out (or at least being hyped)?
Once I got the phone home and started looking for the update; damn if I could find it. Of course! (That's sarcasm, folks)

Am I the only one that find this atrocious? When I contacted HTC and Mobilicity in the middle of last month, each pretty much laid the blame at the feet of the other. Recent messages via HTCs Facebook page and to Mobilicity's Facebook page AND email address (gleaned from their Facebook page) have resulted in no response.
Hm .... Great customer service! (not)

ICS brings quite a few improvements, not the least of which is improved battery functioning and security patches for holes in Gingerbread, which I currently run.

So, when is my upgrade coming Mobilicity?! It's only been 6 months since Google released ICS.

Update: HTC/Mobilicity have released the update, just noticed it today on a retweet of their original tweet. It's been out for several days apparently, and yes, sure enough when I checked manually it was available. Yay! 'Bout time!
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Apr 12, 2012

A 50's Toronto Goes Through Building Boom

This movie from The National Film Board was quite interesting for me. This is from the period (circa 1951) when the subway was being built, and the eastern Toronto slums were being torn down. Even discusses and shows the new social housing project, Regent Park being built.

It's pretty quaint, the style of this NFB short, but that was the style of the time. I spotted shots of the El Mocombo in reference to Toronto's busy nightlife. We all know that Toronto the Good basically shut down on Sundays in the past -- So the movie makes reference to it, in a rather humorous way, I thought.


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Mar 15, 2012

Toilet

A Gift For That Special Someone


Now this would be an excellent gag gift -- Don't think I've seen one like this before.

Mar 12, 2012

Secrets of Colossus come into view again

Colossus rear view
Great news to hear that the world famous Bletchley Park in the U.K. has been saved from destruction.

Bletchley Park is where the Allies did their signals intelligence and cryptanalysis work and where the worlds 1st programmable computer was housed. Nicknamed Colossus (and it was aptly named!) it has been recently restored and can be viewed in this gallery.

Mar 11, 2012

In Our Town: Ernest Hemingway in Toronto | culture | Torontoist

Ernest Hemingway's
passport photo
I had heard that Mr. Hemingway lived and worked in Toronto as a journalist, and this article in the Torontoist reminded me of it again. Something I've always wanted to know more about.

Thanks to writer GRAEME BAYLISS you and I now can. Personally enjoyed the article very much.

Cheers.

Mieders Alpine Coaster (with no brakes!!)



Incredible ride on a personal roller coaster down a serious skill hill. This is what one can do if they need an adrenalin rush. Actually it doesn't look too bad, and something "yours truly" would love to do. Originally from the BBC.Mieders Alpine Coaster

Walrus Workout

Ever seen a walrus do sit-ups? Well now you can (originally shown on buzzfeed)

Japanese Games "Just Suck" Target Speaks Out

Ouch that's gotta hurt the Japanese pride!

Talk Radio Losing Advertisers In Wake Of Limbaugh Scandal

Great News!

According to Huffington Post at least 50 advertisers have left Rush Limbaugh's show in recent days. In fact according to Huffington last Thursdays airing of Limbaugh's show had mainly public service announcements. In other words no paid spots.

Maybe conservative talk radio is coming to an end south of the border? If so I applaud it's demise -- It's not like these conservative talking heads have ever let the facts get in the way of a good story eh?!

Mexico Bodies Found: Remains Of 167 People Discovered In Cave

Mexico Bodies Found: Remains Of 167 People Discovered In Cave

Authorities believe the skeletal remains to be at least 50 years old. Coming from Mexican authorities not sure I believe that claim until others verify it.
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