Today’s Milestone Event: My Car Wreck that Changes Everything

I was returning to our apartment in the city after having a completely wretched 1.5 hour experience at the Corte Madera Apple Store. Apple said my phone needed a simple $29 battery replacement; so, I scheduled the repair appointment. Well, no. Each new repair solution grew significantly in price. We went from $29, then to $99, then to $399, then… Continue reading

It Was Her First Time …

It was my first time … It seemed unnecessarily awkward. It was just not going the way either of us thought it would. Wasn’t this supposed to be fun? We kept trying different positions—every position we could think of. Nothing seemed to work. Until, very unexpectedly, it happened. It really was ghastly fast. Frankly, it wasn’t at all what I… Continue reading

Weekend of Bad Karma/Good Karma

I think we general experience good karma, but this weekend was a dramatic departure from the norm. Steve was here from Atlanta. His locked AT&T iPhone 6 had arrived on Friday. We decided to take it back to the Apple Store because we were switching to T-Mobile. Off we went to the T-Mobile store in the Marina district. Because of… Continue reading

iPhone Case Protection

I’m really not a very clumsy person. I rarely drop things or knock them over. I generally don’t worry about dropping my iPhone, which I carry around in my pocket without any case at all these days. When I get into the car, I plug my iPhone into Chloé’s USB port to charge. But recently I saw this G-Form video… Continue reading

Hair Brain Idea of the Year

Image via Wikipedia It’s the season.  Busy, busy, busy! The last few weeks have been crazy:  the Haunted House extravaganza for Halloween (we do it up big here in the hood), a three day business trip to the east coast, a two week vacation to Budapest and Prague, returning home to put away the Halloween Haunted House and set up… Continue reading

Time to Raise Some Hell

Apple isn’t a victim of their own success.  They are badly managed at the distribution and retail levels — abusing their customers to feed their hype-driven marketing machinery. It starts with my trying to reserve a phone on the date Apple themselves said everyone could place an order.  Their system, probably AT&T‘s databases, were overloaded and my first attempt to… Continue reading

I’ve Lost My Mind

I have never before participated in “group mania” until now, today, yes…this very moment. You see, I am infected with iPhone Mania. I am now sitting here in Lenox Mall, blogging live, waiting in the growing line of about 110 people for the iPhone, which doesn’t go on sale until 6:00PM. Fortunately, I am just across the hall from the… Continue reading