Archive for December 21st, 2005

Hens and phones

I was checking the osnews mobile stats this morning and someone with a 3-year old Nokia 3510 phone visited the WAP version of osnews. This phone only has a 96×65 resolution and 4096 colors. I made fun of it to JBQ via IM as I consider the resolution and phone archaic even for WAP. And then I realized. That’s the same cellphone my mother has. That’ll teach me for being arrogant…

On other news the bird flu virus is resistant to Tamiflu it seems (“oh my God, oh my God, we are all going to die”). I remember a specific year when I was a child (about 8 years old) on my rocky mountain village that we witnessed an epidemy on hens. *Every* house on the village has at least 20-30 free range hens each and that year about 80% of the village hens died even if each herd didn’t have direct contact with another herd (houses are far apart from each other). Well, if that was bird flu that caused their death, no human died of it in my village. If there was one person that would die first from it, that would be me. My hobby as a child was to pet hens. I would take them in my arms, show them love, even kiss them! But they never gave me any virus AFAIK. This human-bird flu thingie seems to be kinda new then (“oh my God, oh my God, we are all going to die”).

Pissed off – UPDATED

In addition to some other small problems I’ve been having lately here’s one more: JBQ bought my Christmas present at the Apple Store tonight. Except the fact that he thought he bought something specific (a replacement part for my 12″ Powerbook — that I didn’t really want because I am supposed to get a brand new Powerbook in a month), he bought the wrong thing. I opened the box without reading the label (I was unhappy already receiving this present so I didn’t give it much thought) only to find out that it’s something different than the thing he THOUGHT he bought. It’s a product that I don’t need at all (even less than the product he THOUGHT he bought and kinda needed but didn’t really want). And now, because the box is opened, Apple won’t take it back. We can exchange it, but only for another box of the SAME product (which is the wrong product).

$130 bucks just went to Steve’s pocket tonight just like that. I am left without a fucking Christmas or ‘name day’ present and I am really pissed off atm. I wish he didn’t buy me anything. That would have been better.

UPDATE: JBQ is trying to make the situation better saying that he will get me something else, but I don’t want anything now. I really don’t. 🙁

UPDATE 2: My JBQ was able to give it back to Apple and get a refund. A relief. 🙂