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I know a lot of people that hate Apple products

Breaking my 19 month silence here on this blog to share my feelings about technology, specifically the Apple vs. Android Celebrity Death Match

I know a lot of people that hate anything Apple. If I had to guess, at least half of them have never used an Apple product. To hate something you’ve never used is a special kind of wacky.

Further venturing down the guess list, a good 90% of those that hate Apple are Android users. Their product is superior on every level. It never crashes, it never fails them, it runs every update flawless and it’s the best product they’ve ever used.

Until it fails every so often.

Then it’s bitch about it on social media. “My phone rebooted randomly for 2 days until I rooted it and restored all of the data and apps. It was useless for 3 days.” Then they love it like it never failed ever. But they will forever cling to that Never Apple mantra, cause it’s horrible. The existence of Apple products caused their grandma to die. It caused the end of their 10 year marriage to their high school sweetheart. Their coveted job interview was missed due to a calendar entry not updating properly…. not on an Apple device.. nope. But simply because Apple exists, it was Apple’s fault their Android phone didn’t update properly from Google Calendar on their Windows 8.1 laptop running Google Chrome. The possibility of having to pick up an Apple device without gloves or tongs conjures up all sorts of “my fingers will burn” reactions, like trying to save a lost treasure from a cauldron of melted steel. I admit to exaggeration to some degree.

I’ve been an Apple user since 1985. To say I like Apple products would be a true statement. Have they been perfect and without flaws? Oh heavens no. There have been some tough times. And lots of swear words. But I still use their products.

The main difference between the several bad experiences I’ve had over the years with Apple devices and how Android users mock and hate Apple is that I’ve never once opined my hate against Android.

I carried an Android phone for a good 2 years. It wasn’t my main phone, but it went with me daily. It had it’s issues here and there, mostly battery life being not all that. But I didn’t rant on social media each time I had an issue with it and called for its abolishment from society. Over the years, Android had OS updates that made the interface and usability better and more stable. Just like Apple has done with its OS. And like Windows did with its OS. And Linux and it’s 40 or so distributions and variances.

Hey, maybe it’s not the specific OS that sucks, but technology in general. We’ve pushed our devices to do hundreds of tasks and expect them to never crash or have data loss or lack functionality. It’s a given that at some point, technology will fail us. It’s not a question of if, but when.

So Apple Haters. You are a revered group of technology lovers who love your Android devices until you don’t.

And I will be over here using my collection of Apple devices, with its ties to technology that can fail every so often.

Hot Wheels Back To The Future 2015

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A new model for Back To The Future Part II

Happy New Year 2016

Back almost 3 years ago, I posted pics of my Back To The Future Hot Wheels models. This last year, there was a new model released of the DeLorean from the iconic movie series. This time, it’s the hover converted time machine from Part II.

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Another shot of the Hover Mode DeLorean in it’s package

I tried to find it for the longest time, even considering paying $15 on Amazon for one. Until late last year, while shopping at Target, I decided to once again, look through all of the Hot Wheels in their toy section. And I found one. For 99 cents. I looked for a second one, but alas, just the one was found. Which means this stays sealed in it’s original packaging. If I do happen to find another one, it will be opened for this fan to display next to my other model from 2013.

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the back of the Hot Wheels pacakge

I hope to keep collecting these over the years, even if I don’t have each and every model released.

Life’s What You Make It


Such a great song from Talk Talk

That phrase is more than just a song title. Or for that related matter, from a great 80’s song. It’s something that I really try to live each day.

Most days these past 5 years have been a bit of a struggle, increasing in difficulty as each year passes.

It’s been a good 10 months since I last blogged here. I have never wanted this space to go this long without a post.

There might come a day where I will revive this place.

Until then, Life’s What You Make It

DreamHost Great Hashtag Holiday

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I WON! – I WON! – I WON!

The company that this blog is hosted on – DreamHost – recently had a contest where they did a multi-day giveaway. I decided to enter on the last day and to my surprise, I won.

The prize for this last day was a Kindle Fire HD7. Sweet!

This was my Tweet that was randomly picked as the winner.

So now I wait for my prize. Thanks DreamHost, for being a great place to host this blog. I’ll be moving over my main blog the first of March 2015.

Office Space Printer Scene (Unedited)

I never tire of watching this scene. I also admit to now thinking of the Family Guy episode “I Dream of Jesus” when Stewie and Brian mimic this scene with the destruction of the “Surfin’ Bird” record

DeLorean + Transformer

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DeLorean Becomes Transformer

Darren Rawlings has created these awesome posters that take a vehicle from a movie, TV show or event and turn it into a Transformer. Of course, my favorite is the DeLorean from Back To The Future.

Check out his Tumblr page for many more cool creations.

Tom and Jerry Return

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The infamous animated cat and mouse are making their return to Cartoon Network on April 9th.

While nothing can touch the Tex Avery classics from decades ago, I’m curious to see how the new episodes will work. Familiar voices Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) and Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) should help make this reboot enticing to us older folk that loved the originals.

Check out a video clip at the following EW.com site.

The sneak peak video shows off new animation, but some based on the original cartoons with some updated slapstick gags that are typical for what Tom and Jerry have been known for.

So all of your Tom and Jerry fans, mark your calendar for April 9th on Cartoon Network.

For those who want the classic episodes, tune in weekdays at noon.