My Recent Cell Phone Fail

I’m very happy with the Samsung S5 I bought last year. However, there’s one mistake I made for which I’ve been kicking myself for. When I was thinking about buying the next phone, I knew, KNEW I needed at least 32 gb. And yet, for some daft reason, I only bought 16. Really, an oversight, but one that’s making my life painful right now. I’m constantly deleting stuff so that I can perform updates. Part of my joy comes from running Lollipop.

I dropped and broke my phone a few months back, and the replacement came with 5.0. There’s much good, but it uses a ton of space. Almost 6 gb is used by the os. So, any cache of significant size has, well, hurt. I have a SD card loaded and have most apps on there. Still, though, with all the bloatware that ATT has on my phone and other things I can’t port over, it’s been a royal pain in the tush. Reinforces my basic premise: no more phones less than 32 gb. And I’m starting to wonder if, maybe, upon my next phone, I’m going to go 64. I’m also looking at LGs, but that’s another post.

The WordPress Beta, Blogger and the Future of Blogging

I’m a bit behind on my reading, so just got done with Om Malik’s post from November 23rd:

I’m excited by what WordPress incorporated. Things like streamlined viewing, being able to view stats for multiple sites in one window, the stand-alone app, and the increased speed. All in all, WordPress takes blogging seriously and has an eye towards the future.

Over the years, WordPress earned my admiration and respect. I’ve come to actually love the platform. When first striking out with blogging, my ended up choosing Blogger. For many reasons I felt it was best…at the time. The one thing I didn’t anticipate on: Google’s acquisition. When that happened, though, I was rather excited. Google has an amazing array of resources and tons of the smartest people on earth. However, as Om noted earlier, Google doesn’t get social. Google+’s lack of vigor demonstrates this quite well. (I can also add the coexistence of Google+ and Blogger within their eco-system, but I digress.) But, looking at the Blogger platform, it’s stale interface, non-open mentality, lack of customizability (in terms of templates and plug-ins…the glorious capacity of plug-ins is brilliant in it’s own right), WordPress is in a different century than Blogger. And that disappoints me greatly. I expected so very much more from Google.

I fully expect Google to either combine Blogger with Google+ or just straight out kill Blogger. So, my hope lies with WordPress. I’ve shifted more of my writing over to my WordPress sites CarlSetzer.net. I need to be where the future is.