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I have finished my exams. I am currently eating too many bananas and drinking too much coffee.

I know that I am drinking too much coffee because of two things I did in my exam this morning.

The first was to say 'Economists who believe in the accuracy of models should give up now and teach high school physics or write Science Fiction. For one of the few examples of models working read Isaac Asimov's Foundation books."

The second was to explain strange attractors in complex market systems using a line drawing of two houses separated by a hill with a car on it.

Either it'll be marked by a man with a sense of humour. Or not.

Now 4 days off before London.

Mmm. Sleep. Better than Seabound or Malcolm Gladwell.

Anyone still reading this shit?

Oh, and having lost my N95 I am now debating between an iPhone and an E75. The N97 has been written off as too much. If only O2's tethering plan wasn't absolutely dreadful the decision would be easy. My current dumbphone has no numbers or email and it hurts.

If you'd like me to have your phone number or help with my address book please fill in :

[Poll #1421070]

Date: 2009-06-25 03:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Either it'll be marked by a man with a sense of humour. Or not.

Or a woman? (With or without sense of humour). :-p

Date: 2009-06-25 04:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ok I'll let you off. ;-) But the way you phrased that sentence made it sound as if you didn't know who the person marking it would be.

Date: 2009-06-25 04:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I am informed by a man on the inside that the only way O2 would have of telling if you were using the iPhone in a tethered capacity would be looking for abnormal usage, or protocols outside of email/web.

So if you just want the tethering so you can use a laptop to do the usual minimum email and web checking while on the road, you might well get away with it without the absurd plan. If you want it for full-on business use, yeah, it's not perfect.

(I cannot vouch that this is 100% the case, have not tried it myself, and obviously, things may change, but this appears to be the current state of play...)

Date: 2009-06-25 04:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm not sure O2 *are* likely to change it - it is, after all, in line with their mobile broadband pricing. I guess it depends on how many accounts they wind up yanking (given that that's what they've said they'll do to anyone they catch...).

Date: 2009-06-26 12:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Breaking the tethering is really easy, and doesn't even require you to jailbreak the phone.

Date: 2009-06-25 04:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Haven't read this shit for a while now. x

Date: 2009-06-25 04:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
congrats on finishing exams! :)

Date: 2009-06-25 04:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Reading this? I don't do read any more, but the words do make nice patterns.

Exams over heh.. now you need to give it a year or so before you are comfy with a more vegetative way of life.

The new iPhone has shinier bits on the inside. You can't see em, but they are there so it is obviously better.

These days I browse the netbook developments rather than phones, at some point my eee701 will be replaced but just waiting a few more months (still).

Date: 2009-06-26 06:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Are you getting a bowler hat? Mr Steed? :)

Date: 2009-06-26 08:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Are you suggesting you'll accept donations to see you in one? :)

Date: 2009-06-26 07:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Funny you should ask... there is a G7 in the Innovation team (that I don't head up any more).

I will send you the link when it comes out.

I have not seen Damien in some time and will be in Leeds most of June so unlikely to bump into him.

Date: 2009-06-26 07:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Tuesday I am at Adelphi?
Do you have a location?

Can you send me email as I have lost all my contacts due to breaking my pooter.

Date: 2009-06-25 05:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
HTC Touch Diamond 2, or the Diamond Pro 2 if you want a keyboard slide-out. Excellent high-end i-Phone botherers.

Date: 2009-06-25 05:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Diversify! Revel in your megachoice! Consume! Consume!

Date: 2009-06-26 08:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Nah, clearly the man needs to hold out for the Samsung Omnia HD with Windows Mobile 6.5 on it, due out towards the end of the year. Nuts to this Apple nonsense, I say!

Date: 2009-06-25 06:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yay, nice one. Enjoy the not study:)

Date: 2009-06-25 07:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] choccoweeble
The overwhelming reports I've heard are that the iPhone is a great gadget but a really shit phone (in terms of calling functionality, features etc). Hope that's in some way helpful.

Date: 2009-06-25 07:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Saw Malcolm Gladwell (again) on Tuesday - he is a very fab speaker...

Date: 2009-06-25 11:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Have you looked at the G1 at all? It's very shiny indeed.

Also, would you be up for picking up a server from me at some point?

Congrats on finihing exams, by the way.

Date: 2009-06-26 07:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Not the Sun kit - the un-Sun one.

Servers coming out my ears, here ;)

Date: 2009-06-26 07:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've never read a word you've written, and I don't see why I should start now.

Date: 2009-06-26 08:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Your absence from the audience for Seabound was statistically significant, put it that way. Great gig though.

Date: 2009-06-26 09:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
FWIW I'm pretty happy with my Nokia E71.

Date: 2009-06-26 11:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Don't go for an iphone just yet, wait another couple of months. G1 very good but heavy on the data use even if your not doing anything so not really good to use on networks other than t-mobile which allow unlimited data for G1. E75 isn't bad actually and i tend to dislike Nokias, N96 is the nokia i would go for tho. Stay away from Samsung and LG!

Date: 2009-06-26 12:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Does this mean you can have fun again? When are you coming to have fun up here? Soon? Sooner?

Date: 2009-06-26 01:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Not sure when I'll next overnight but if you're anywhere near Kings Cross I'll let you know when I'm doing day trips as a coffee catch up would be good. Drop me a line whenever petal.

Date: 2009-06-26 01:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Do you mean within the orgainisation, or for helping customers with innovation?

If you mean within the org it's probably me or my boss!!! mail me.

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