I’ll be back to regular posting tomorrow. Just as soon as I’ve figured out whether this big toe is broken. I mean, if I’m not in massive pain whenever I put pressure on it then it’s just wrenched or something, right?
Bottom line is… the Amazon Fire Phone is a phone, sorry. I don’t speak uber-tech, or whatever: I can tell you that the phone is big enough to be able to see things on it; that it recharges pretty quick; that Twitter has been known to freeze more than that it does on my iPod; and that the map function, thankfully, works fine and can get you somewhere else even when you’ve gotten seriously lost. The layout is a lot like the Amazon Kindle Fire itself; it pulled my Kindle books over, no problem.
And, you know, you can make calls on it.
Bottom line is, there are glitches to the thing – I actually largely use it as a phone, because email and Twitter both are still a little hesitant to interface with it – but while it’s not as flashy as an iPhone the Amazon phone is also a danged sight cheaper, while doing the same basic tasks. God knows why I needed yet another electronic gadget to keep me wired, but this one hasn’t made me regret buying it yet. Although, admittedly, I need a cell phone these days anyway (and I don’t like that at all)…
WELL THIS WAS POTENTIALLY ALARMING:
The fire that caused an estimated $1 million damage to the Yuengling Brewery on Saturday night wasn’t as bad as it looked and will have no effect on the brewing operations or distribution, the plant manager said Sunday morning.
“The fire looked a lot worse than it really was,” said Jim Helmke, speaking from the scene.
Yuengling is my emergency beer. It’s the beer I drink when I’m at dinner and the menu is not allowing me to be a beer snob. That it might have been at risk… :shudder:
— BigGator5 (@BigGator5) October 28, 2013
…Huh. No MP3 version? Off of this album, at least.