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6 Months with my Windows Phone - Still A Fan

There's been a lot of smart phone hype over the last couple of weeks.  A LOT of hype.  There are new Android phones, new Windows phones, and of course, new Apple phones.  Seeing all of the new phones with their new features (except for the broken maps feature on the iPhone) makes me want one.  I can't help it, I love new techie things.

So this post is a little self-therapy.  Something to help me appreciate what I have instead of longing for something I don't.

It's been close to 6 months since I got my Windows Phone and I still love it!  I did an initial review of the phone back in April and it hasn't disappointed me since.  I use the calendars to keep track of my personal and my work schedules.  I also get to peek in on my wife's schedule so that I don't double book her for something.  Honestly, I don't know how I got along without just the calendars.  Seeing what's going on with the family, the reminders for appointments, and the feeling that my l…

When Government Gets Out of Balance

I had a thought hit me the other day.  Have you ever seen that movie, I Robot?  The premise is simple, people built robots to make their lives easier.  As robots began to do more and more things, more and more people started using and, in some cases, depending on them.  The robots are controlled by a central computer that uploads updates, etc. to them.  Well, at a certain point, the central computer decides that humans are not capable of taking care of themselves and turns the robots from servants of humanity to their masters.  Now it's the robots who make the decisions, set the schedules and determine what's right and wrong - of course, it's all in the name of protecting humans from each other.  After all, if you're not allowed to make your own choices, there's no crime, no violence, no bickering ... no freedom.

So here we are with a modern government that has some of the same attributes as that central computer.  Government (at least in this country) was formed b…