Wow! The The (Matt Johnson, Johnny Marr) released their first single in 15 years for Record Store Day. Dusk was a pretty seminal album for me in '93-94, so I wonder if they're getting the band back together to record more stuff.
Finn's friends all have tablets of some kind, and they are all deep in a Minecraft phase right now. She asked for Minecraft before Christmas, and today I finally broke down and installed it on our spare Kindle. I've been reticent because we don't want her staring at a screen all day, but I figure it's better than letting her play Call Of Duty. Luckily, there's an excellent Parents’ Guide to Minecraft offered by the How-To Geek that helped me get my feet wet. Thanks lazyweb!
Having been without my iPhone for three days, there were times when I felt like I was missing my right arm. What will the weather be like today? What's the address of my doctor's office? It was alternately liberating and annoying to be unplugged when I needed information. The idea of a simple cellphone does have its merits. The Punkt MP01 is a simple cellphone with just the basic functionality, and it looks great. Unfortunately it's only available for 2G GSM, which means it's unavailable for AT&T, my carrier.