Thursday, September 10, 2015

Random Thoughts on the Apple Announcements

I know I have mentioned on multiple occasions in the past that I despise Apple and it’s products, but I have come around a bit for the simple fact that their accessibility features are far superior, in my experience, to those of other platforms, especially in the mobile arena. I actually own an iPhone and iPad, thouggh I don’t use the iPad all that much.

Just some random observations from what I’ve heard of the Apple announcement, which I did not watch:

  • The new iPhone that was unveiled does not impress me enough to run out and get it. I’ll probably just head to T-Mobile in the next few days and scoop up either a 6 or 6+ on a discount before the new ones roll out.
  • Why are we going backwards? Remember how for years and years it was all about how small they could make a phone? Now everybody seems to be in a race to make them bigger.
  • I still don’t get the Apple Watch thing. II can’t be the only one that thinks it’s little more than a cool toy, right? Then again, I used to think that about smartphones.
  • Was Apple Pencil really the best name that they could come up with? Also, does it require a special Apple Pencil Sharpener?
  • The iPad stuff doesn’t interest me at all, but that’s mostly because I can just do what I need to on my iPhone.
  • The new Apple TV sounds pretty cool, especially with Siri being integrated into it. If it’s got decent accessibility features, I might just buy one.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Plans Delayed

I had planned on taking a trip back to Texas this week to see my family back there and just to get out of Phoenix for a few days.

My body had other plans, though.

As I’d blogged about a while back, I’d had surgery on my eye I still have some vision in at the end of July. As part of the surgery, they put an air bubble in my eye to take the place of the fluid that they removed while they were doing their thing. The air bubble is some type of gas that’s supposed to be slowly absorbed by your body over a month or two.

Well, it gone down a lot, but it’s still there, which means I can’t fly.

I mean, I could, but the bubble would expand under the lower air pressure and drive up the pressure in my eye.

So, zas much as I hated to do it, I had to push the trip back a few weeks.

Thankfully, I didn’t wind up losing any money having to rebook since Jen works for an airline and I was flying out on a non-revenue pass.

On an unrelated note, I highly recommend working for an airline if just for the flight benefits.