Why I won’t be getting an iPhone

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Sorry for the light posting as of late. I’ve been swamped at work, and trying to spend less time online at home. That, and I didn’t really have anything to post about…

Anyway.

My wife asked me last night why I didn’t want an iPhone. And as soon as I came in this morning, coworkers were asking to see mine. (I had to inform them, that they aren’t available until 6pm tonight…) I’m not going to get an iPhone… not now anyways. It’s a beautiful piece of hardware, and I’d love to have one at some point, but for now, I’ll pass. There’s a couple of reasons for this:

  1. It’s a first generation product, that’s bound to have some issues. Don’t get me wrong. Apple makes some sweet products, but their first gen stuff has issues from time to time.
  2. PowerServe, the company I work for, takes care of my cellphone for me.
  3. The largest capacity iPhone isn’t big enough. If and when I were to get an iPhone, I want one that’s going to easily replace my 80Gb iPod that’s nearly filled to the brim with movies, tv shows and music. 8Gb just doesn’t cut it.

At some point, I might be in the market for one, but for now I’m saving up to get a Digital SLR, such as the Nikon D40 or Canon Digital Rebel XT.

Donate Blood

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If you’re in the Augusta area, and can spare a pint, Shepeard Blood Center is in desperate need of O type blood. Given the FDA’s current restrictions on accepting blood from people who lived in Germany between 1980 and 1990, I can no longer give blood… otherwise I’d be all over this. Before the restrictions I was just shy of giving three gallons of B Negative.