Monthly Archives: March 2009

End of an era

I was about 15 when I got my first mobile phone and since then until April 1st 2009 the only phones I have owned have been Ericsson/Sony Ericsson phones. In a way, I’m a little bit proud of that fact, whilst others were playing snake on there Nokia’s and having the ringtone that Dom Jolly used in Trigger Happy TV for his giant phone I was happily composing ringtones (with the help of guides from the internet) and… that was it, I don’t think my first phone had a game on it. This Phone was the

Ericsson A1018s

Ericsson A1018s

Ericsson A1018s

A beast of a phone, look at it… it’s huge! but it was my first… and second phone as I lost the first in a history class. It wasn’t a bad phone (in those days) but was hard to carry around… especially with an aerial that big. Funny thing is, I still have this phone taking up a drawer.

So I had that phone for a few years, at this stage I couldn’t care less what new phone came out, I just wanted to phone and text and that was it. Then when it came to finally upgrade I chose the…

Ericsson T20

ericsson t20

ericsson t20

This was a special version as it was a special edition Tomb Raider version, which meant it came with a free Tomb Raider PC game and tomb raider images stored on the phone. Apart from that the phone was like any other, from the outside there is no difference. I did love this phone, it had its own version of defender, tetris and breakout. This phone I had for ages and pretty much wore it out. I think I still have this phone somewhere… still have the tomb raider game! (it wasn’t very good)

Sony Ericsson Z600

z600

z600

WOW! This one folded in half, and had two screens, the big main one and one on the front flip which showed the time and who was phoning you… really useful! AND! my first colour screen phone! ALSO! my first phone with a camera! Oh the possibilities that this phone brought, what extra fun you could have, I forgot to mention that this also had WAP access (which cost a lot to access) A big step up for me, and I enjoyed it, I was starting to get the best phone I could get when it became time for me to upgrade my phone and I am really glad I chose this it was a very good phone up until the day I turned it on and it wiped itself, lost all sounds, and the screen resembled Windows 3.1. I wish I could say I was joking but I’m not. Still a great phone

Sony Ericsson K700i

sony_ericsson_k700i

sony_ericsson_k700i

The smallest phone I ever owned. This could take video’s and it was good, nothing majorly special it worked and had a cool aluminium back to it.

Sony Ericsson w810

Sony Ericsson w810

Sony Ericsson w810

Probably the best of the lot, This phone never ever let me down and I loved it until I wore the battery down. I only got this because the carrier I was getting it off was offering a free Sony PSP if I took out a ¬£35 a month contract… so I signed up as I really wanted a PSP… turned out I had to get an older phone as this had only just come out. So I just left with the phone, and swore at the rip off and fake advertising poster they had in the window. But I got a great phone out of it… and a few months later I got a PSP… then sold it again for a Wii… what comes around gets traded for something better (I want a PSP again btw… I miss it)

Sony Ericsson k850i

sony ericsson k850i

sony ericsson k850i

So here we are, the latest of my Sony Ericsson phones and what will be my last. I chose this over a Nokia N95 after I read bad reviews of that phone, kinda wished I had ignored them now as this phone was ok for a few months but those tiny buttons were very hard to get used to and the 3 touch sensitive buttons just below the screen always get pressed by your cheek whilst you in a call… very annoying! Also the plastic above and below the screen is held on by touble sided sticky tape/plastic…. trust me, I’ve seen it as they have fallen off many times leaving glue everwhere (especilly on the screen) and the battery died very quickly so it needs charging every couple of daysw which drives me mad as it doesn’t seem to matter if I use the phone or not. I will be glad to see the back of it.

So what am I getting to replace and end the era of Ericssons…

iPhone

iPhone

The iPhone of course!

And I can’t wait

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Wham bars

I used to love these as a kid, not too fun now with my teeth covered in one sat in a busy office. No one can understand me when I speak now… *sigh*

A weekend where I did something..

Path by the River Irwell

Path by the River Irwell

My weekends are usually quite boring. Mainly my fault since I end up not doing much but this weekend has been different, yesterday day time was pretty much the usual, but last night I went out and had a nice few drinks with a couple of friends and today went on a bike ride for a couple of hours. I seem to do the same route pretty much every time but I enjoy it, the only bad thing is when I’m half way I’m in the bottom of a valley and need to climb up again to get home… very tiring!

New theme

Since its a new start, decided for a fresh theme… until this is hosted when I get more control over the design that is.

A wednesday decision.

Well… when was I last here… December… right

So what am I doing back?? WELL! I have decided to give it another go after being inspired from reading Danny Wallace’s Yes Man. He has such a good writing style which is very humorous and jolly… in fact jolly is the perfect way to describe it.. yes.. so there we go, it was another Dan (and a prod from a friend.)

ALSO!! I decided since I have now been in the big working world a year I should really say something… and a lot has happened since December… for starters Christmas has been and gone… if I left this blog any longer it would be nearly yet another Christmas and that would have been embarrassing.

So heres a quick update.

CHRISTMAS!
The work Christmas do was quite a good night even though everyone was very skeptical about it, some hated it but I had a great night in my tuxedo which was 5 sizes too big for me (this isn’t a sign that for the last 4 months I’ve been on a fitness fest… I have lost weight, but not that much ok) but I had fun just going round talking to people from the other office I used to work at. I drank far too much (as usual) and ended up at a seedy Chinese karaoke bar (first time) until 3am.

As for actual Christmas, my Mum was ill so nothing really happened on Christmas day it was boring but instead of getting family over and infecting them, we decided to get family over at a later date but it did give me chance to help cook Christmas dinner… it was edible.

I know its not Christmas but New Year was spent with some good friends, I think it was the first year I was away for new year.. but was nice I enjoyed it lots

WORK
Hey everyone!!! I lost my job in February! Yeah that sucked hard but after 3 weeks of moping round the house I got another job, better paid, better work so up yours previous place!

BUT DAN… YOU WERE MOANING ABOUT NOT GETTING FIT… WHAT ABOUT THAT?
Errr… well I played football once and managed to injure myself whilst we weren’t actually playing and I drank¬† a lot of green tea… that is all. BUT! somehow I have managed to lose a bit of weight which is good and currently for that thing called lent I have given up Coca Cola as I drink far too much of the stuff… I can’t wait for lent to be over!

SO WHAT ELSE HAVE YOU BEEN DOING?
Well I have been travelling around visiting friends and thats pretty much it apart from spending far too much money on gadgets and stuff… but gadgets and stuff is whats needed.

SO WHAT ABOUT BLOGGING?
Well i do have my SEO Blog Junior SEO which the plan is to update that once a week. This blog may be moved to my hosting server and given a domain but unsure of that yet. I also have plans to start a Motorsports/F1 blog since the start of the 2009 season will start soon. I would also like to do a gadget blog, video game blog, general car blog… but they would take up alot of time that I don’t really have and would probably not get updated as much as this (honest!) and the SEO blog.

I am going to try and refrain from posting game/car stuff on here like I have done in the past… it’s a bit pointless.. this is a blog about me… and thats what it is.

See you in a few months few weeks few days (hopefully)