Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Don't Worry, Argentina is Probably not Crying for You.....

Sc Stimulus
So it turns out the Sanford, the lost governor was is Buenos Aires. He was having an affair with a PorteƱa. I love this quote:

"I spent the past five days of my life crying in Argentina," he said, "so I could come back and cry here."
Plenty of men come to Argentina for the women. He's just the one that got caught. Great press for the city.

Link to story


This came in the mail to my brother's house a while ago, and he just forwarded it to me at my Mom's. It feels good to see the piece of paper.

Who is Circadia Anyway?

Jumping across the equator from winter to summer has been fantastic, but it has messed up my sleep rhythm a little bit. It is light out right now until well after 8PM, and the sun rises obscenely early.

I kept the little sleep mask that Delta gave me on the night flight over here, and I've been wearing it at night. It's helped my sleep pattern a lot. I'm very sensitive to light, and wearing the mask helps me to get to sleep faster and wake up when I want to in the morning.

I've used sleep masks before, but often-times the ones I have bought are uncomfortable because the elastic is too tight, and I stop wearing them.

A bonus: Rob can use his computer in bed without the light waking me up.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Blog Readers

I have a new post on my Digital Guidebook for newbies on Blog Readers. If you don't already use one, you might want to check it out.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Boys' Club

There was another presentation at a Flash conference recently that was highly inappropriate for the context. Wow.

From the Geek Girls Guide

Friday, June 12, 2009

Phone Solutions

This post was written, in part, for where Julia writes about her expat adventures, as well as on this blog. You can follow her in both places.

I'm in the U.S. for a little while, and while I am here, I'd like a cell phone to use. There are plenty of places that sell inexpensive phones with pre-paid plans. But I want:

  1. A Querty keyboard, so I can text message easily because I'm a total boob at texting on a regular keypad.
  2. A phone that I can unlock and has GSM quadband so I can pop in my Argentine prepaid phone card when I get back to Argentina.
That's it. I don't want email, Internet-- all that stuff. Just a phone. A phone that I can call and text with. And I want to take it to South America with me.

AT&T is the only place that has a pre-paid phone with a Querty keyboard, but you have to go to a third-party retailer to have it unlocked, which is risky. If they do it wrong, you freeze your phone and it's no good.

Solution: I bought an unlocked phone from It's a three-year-old Blackberry. I can't use all the data stuff, but I don't care, because I just want a cheap phone. I bought a SIMM card from AT&T, and I have a pay-as you-go phone. And I can pop in my Argentine SIMM card when I get to Argentina and have my Argentina # work. Plus, I have my Skype-in number forward to whichever phone I am using at the time.

The best part? It cost me about $80 dollars. Cheaper than the AT&T pay-as-you-go phone.

The 16:20 in the pic was an accident ;)