Sunday, March 27, 2011

iPhone vs. Android


So in February, I bought me and my boss HTC Evo 4Gs to try out Android phones. Little did I know that his mind had already been made up to move to an iPhone, but we were already tied into Sprint and they offered to try the new phones, so we lived with Android for a month. A month later, I bought us 2 iPhone 4s and we got to compare and contrast.

I like both, and they both do a great job of being a smart phone - fast, all the necessary bells and whistles, and plenty of apps from which to pick and choose. The iPhone is smaller and with better (although not great) battery life, but that's because the screen is smaller and uses less energy. Both screens are very clear and very easy to read. They both also do multimedia very well.

In the end, I think I would prefer one of the new Android phones, like the Thunderbolt or the Atrix - they're a generation faster, have expandable memory, and Android is more personalizable. Ultimately, I don't dislike the iOS - it works, and it simplifies a lot of processes.

All that makes sense when you think of their origins - the iPhone is more solid and integrated because you're not dealing with multiple manufacturers. But for that price, you're losing some innovation, since fewer engineers and devs are working to improve the hardware and software.

I like to reward innovation and open standards. But I also need to work within the confines that I live in, and for now, that's the iPhone. I'll live.

Friday, March 25, 2011

I'm back


I need to post more, and not out of a need to just post, but to keep things from bottling up inside me. It's always been a problem. And don't look for much to be inspirational or even very deep, but at least there will be something to look at more often.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Hallelujah

"Hallelujah"


I've heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do you?
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you to a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Baby I have been here before
I know this room, I've walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you.
I've seen your flag on the marble arch
Love is not a victory march
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

There was a time you let me know
What's really going on below
But now you never show it to me, do you?
And remember when I moved in with you
The holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Maybe there’s a God above
But all I’ve ever learned from love
Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you
It’s not a cry you can hear at night
It’s not somebody who has seen the light
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

You say I took the name in vain
I don't even know the name
But if I did, well really, what's it to you?
There's a blaze of light in every word
It doesn't matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I did my best, it wasn't much
I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch
I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool you
And even though it all went wrong
I'll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah

-Leonard Cohen