I've always been a bit uncomfortable with Facebook's terms of service. Well, I shouldn't say "always". The first few weeks were a pure love affair. I was charmed by it, estatic about how much fun and addicting it was. But as the novelty began to fade, and I began to learn more about the stakeholders behind Facebook, I had second thoughts about our relationship. I regretted the fact that I had originally told Facebook what real birth date was.
I currently don't have a smartphone. I almost made the transition when I had to replace my cell phone last year. But I wasn't compelled to take on the added expense given the current features and data plan pricing. I want a device with WiFi support so I don't have to eat up my data plan. But when I do need my data plan, it should be affordable and meet my needs.
The iPhone is a great product, but I'm not keen on letting Apple control our destiny with their closed, proprietary business model. Also, I'm a Bell Mobility customer, not a Rogers customer.
This week I've felt a bit homesick for Nova Scotia. One of the RSS feeds I subscribe to led me to www.pomegranatephone.com, which thoroughly impressed and depressed me at the same time.
Drupal is very easy to install and setup. You can download the latest version of Drupal and unzip it in your webserver's public_html directory.
Check out the excellent AMP (Apache HTTP Server / MySql Database / PHP Engine) products, which provide the full stack of Open Source server software that you need to run Drupal based dynamic web sites.
I didn't plan to do very much boxing day shopping this year, but I did notice that Microsoft Office 2007 (Home and Student) was on sale for $50.
Considering we were planning to buy it anyway, it was a bargin so I headed out on December 26th to grab a copy. I also picked up a copy of Norton 360 for $50 as well, and since I was now entering a spree, I took a look at the accounting software. There were some small business accounting packages on sale for $25 (save over $50), but I had my eye on Quicken 2008 Home and Business.
Happy Holidays everyone. I hope you are all feeling merry and gracious. Do you have your New Year's resolutions ready?
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