And One More Thing…

I haven’t written in a while. Blame it on my getting ready to take a new job. There’s a lot of work involved in making sure every last little thing is documented and the new guy is trained on all the quirks of the company while worrying over the changes in insurance and child support. Since I’m still working on the transition preparations, this post might ramble a little bit but I have a couple of things to cover and I don’t really want to make several posts this evening to hit them all. Okay, preamble over…let’s get to it.

Apple is finally opening the first store in Mississippi. It is in the Renaissance Mall in Ridgeland. The store opens Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 10:00am according to Apple’s website. I am going to try to be there early and keep tabs on the happenings via Twitter on my brand spankin’ new iPhone. I’m excited that it’s opening just as we’re getting strong rumors that Apple is about to refresh everything from the Mac Mini to the iPod Touch, Cinema Displays, and MacBooks. All rumors currently point to September 9th as the starting point for the updates. I’m really hoping for a Mac Mini refresh. They need it.

That’s the second little thing I wanted to mention. I broke down and bought an iPhone last Friday. So far I love the everything about it except the battery life. In an attempt to get it to last from the time I leave home until I go to bed, I have turned off WiFi and 3G. I did notice a marked improvement going to the 2.0.2 firmware a couple of days ago but it still doesn’t hold a candle to the life of the Tilt. I can live with that, though, because I intend to keep a cable attached to the PC at work for the purpose of charging it during the day. I will have a more in-depth review of my iPhone experience and the highs and lows of the apps I’ve tried some time next week.

Lastly in this little update I wanted to mention that Comcast has finally done the right thing and clarified what its bandwidth caps will be starting October of this year. I first caught whiff of this little tidbit via Twitter from ComcastCares (Frank). I find that following his feed is a nice way to keep on top of all things Mafia Comcast. The article states that the new limit will be 250GB a month which is nearly 10GB a day. I don’t know about the rest of you but I watch a LOT of streaming video and I can promise you it isn’t anywhere near 10GB a day. Heck, at an average of 2GB a movie it would take over 100 movies in a month being downloaded to get you even close to the limit. I don’t think this is a bad thing. I believe they have set a reasonable cap that most all users will be able to stay under easily. If you just can’t manage with a mere 250GB limit, get a business account. Those aren’t capped like this according to the announcement.

That’s about it for the quickie. Now get off my lawn.