Electrical Outlet

Electrical Outlet

Putting the Droid X through its paces

This was waiting on my desk on Tuesday, after I took a day off on Monday.

I'll be taking it for a spin for a few days. Anyone have suggestions about what sort of spin to put it through, please drop a note in the comments or to me personally.

But out of the box, you know what? It's big. And all screen.

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The story so far...

Here are some things knowledgeable people have pointed out in Electrical Outlets. Every so often, I'll add more links to this page. (And if you have suggestions, feel free to add them in comments.)

CELL PHONE GAMES

Thank goodness it's not real money

Curse you, blackjack game.

You, by MobilityWare, for the iPod Touch. And yes, you,  at genina.com, for the Droid.

Deal me two Kings, and show your own up card as a 3. And then slyly turn over that 8.  Oh, and look! A 10!

A little help, if you please?

It is an old legend that my family is distantly related to Samuel J. Tilden, who won the popular vote but lost in the Electoral College in the presidential election of 1876.

Woot's big box of you know what

I’ve mentioned Woot, a one-item-a-day online sale place that recently was bought by Amazon.

Electronically elementary: Readers and reading material plentiful online

In the summer after I finished college, my older sister bought me a wonderful two-volume collection of Sherlock Holmes – all 56 short stories and the four novels, with critical essays, long annotations attempting to establish actual dates and places from “the canon” and reproductions of the original Sidney Paget drawings of Holmes, Watson and others from the tales.

Woot the heck?

So I was just talking about favorite sites online for shopping, and I mentioned Woot, and boom! Amazon buys 'em.

Got a secret to share? Where do you find your electronics deals?

I love bargains.

I have been known to buy something for which I don’t have an immediate use or need, just because the price is really good.

Some people don’t understand that.

What I really love is electronics bargains. I have a few places to share where I often find them, and I hope some of you will share, too.

Hello, front desk?

Not only do you pay for the Internet, but you'll sit at the desk to use it.

Step away from the gadgets...

I'm traveling Saturday.

I'm going to be driving, and then listening to jazz, then hitting the hotel, then driving home.

Packing should be easy. I really won't need any gadgets.

I'll have my phone, which gives me email and the Web. I'll need the charger. But really, that's it.