4 Months Old

It’s mid November and I’ve been a father for just over 4 months now and it’s been a pretty interesting few months with my wife and our daughter. It’s really interesting to see her grow and acquire and skills. My wife and I have also noticed that every few weeks her cry changes or she tries something new. This past week or so she learned to roll over from her back to her stomach. Before she was able to do this very infrequently but now she does it whenever she gets upset with something and of she’s on her back. She also does this curious squeak now when she’s happy which is pretty cool. In this age of technology you can bet that there are a a lot of pictures and videos being taken.

I have so many pictures of my daughter and my wife its really starting to fill up the hard drive. I might have to start making some DVD backups of the pictures soon just in case my double backup doesn’t work out. I really need to invest in a NAS so that I can just back up the NAS every once in a while and not my two computers or something. I think it would be neat to get it for Christmas or something but I don’t want to spend the money on it right now.

The great thing about my iPhone 4S is that I can upload my videos to YouTube in HD quality so at least I know those videos will be preserved. I should probably tell my wife to do the same thing so that we don’t lose the videos. I could start putting all of my daughters pictures online at Shutterfly or something. It will take a long time but at least I know they will be safe online somewhere and that I have a possibility of retrieving them if one of my computers decided to crash on me. What I really think would be awesome will be some sort of high capacity solid state drive so I can backup everything without fear of the drive failing since there are no moving parts. This way I can keep all my pictures and videos of my ever changing daughter safely.

I can’t wait to see what month 5 brings. Maybe she will do something interesting
Ike say her first word. Now that would be a cool Christmas gift.

My Android Phone Sucks

I own a myTouch 4G phone for work and so far I’m hating it very recently. I’ve done all the necessary upgrades to it but it’s still sporting an older operating system compared to all the other phones out on the market that are running Android. I guess let go through what my main frustration is. The main frustration of late is the speed of the device. Being my work phone I don’t put anything fancy on it in terms of apps. I mainly use it for Good Messaging since that is how I can get my work email. Since I also fly around for work most of the time I also end up turning the phone off a lot of the time while I’m in the air.

When I finally land I turn the phone on to see if I’ve gotten any messages. On my iPhone 4S or even my older 3GS this wasn’t a big deal. The phone would start right up with little or no problems and the speed would be what I expect. On my Android phone it’s a pretty painful experience. I go to the app and my keyboard takes forever to start working so I can put in my password. This isn’t me just griping about a little delay, I’m there pushing the button on the virtual keyboard and nothing is happening for a good 10 seconds then the keyboard acknowledges my key press and puts in the right character. This to me is pretty unacceptable since I like doing things pretty quickly on my phone and I leave the heavy lifting for for real computer.

I get the same experience when I’m trying to turn the wifi, Bluetooth, or putting the phone into airplane mode. There is this lack of responsiveness that just really peeves me. When it comes to my devices these days, it’s all about the user experience and not what I can potentially do with the device if I have the hankering to tear it apart or something. That’s not to say that I’m not a power user anymore these days, it’s just that there are more important things for me to do rather than tinker with my technology. I’m unfortunately stuck with this POS for the next two years. In Android terms, I’ll be at least 4 generations behind by the time I get to upgrade. If I’m doing well enough and the new iPhones are pretty awesome, I’ll get one of those for my work phone while totally ditching T-Mobile at the same time.

Now it’s time to return to reading my books on my iPad before I have to start working for this week.