The Moon, Venus, and Jupiter have putting on quite a show in the last few evenings. The sky was quite clear about 6:30 PM Monday night and they were very striking. On a whim I pulled out my Blackberry to see what I could do with it. I just held it in my hand — no tripod. Here is what I got, cropped appropriately:
Gulf states order Blackberry users to cover their phones in a tiny burqa
Some businessmen believe that making their phone wear a burqa can be very liberating. “It’s great,” said one, “with the veil in place I am free to walk about with my Blackberry in public without the feeling that people are staring lustily at my multi-media application. It also covers my shame for not owning an iPhone.”
The Saudi government have promised that anyone who refuses to dress their Blackberry in a burqa will face harsh punishment. “I am not saying exactly what we will do,” said their Minister for Justice, “but suffice to say that it isn’t so easy to text with your toes.”
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As mia_mcdavid wrote early Friday morning, we were extremely busy all last week. She left out a few things–notably all the meetings she had about our children, and my full week at work. There was nothing terrible that happened during the latter, but it there was a lot going on. The weekend was even busier.
Saturday at RenFest
I rode my bicycle to the Rosedale park-and-ride this morning, instead of driving there.
The standard belt clip on a Blackberry is not suitable for cycling. The upward hip motion while pedalling tends to dislodge it.
Fortunately, I discovered this before the thing fell on the pavement. From now on I will keep it in my briefcase or a bag while riding.
I actually had something like a lunch hour today. Monday and Tuesday I was completely occupied with system crises all day long.
So I went out for a walk in the Skyway, to the Convention Center and then to the Hyatt Regency and back again. I did not even get any urgent e-mails on my Blackberry.