Wednesday, March 31, 2010

My plants are doing well

No it's not pot. I wish I had a dollar for every time one of my friends referenced me growing herbs and peppers being like me growing pot. It's not drug. Shut up. 

The tray pictured above consists of basil, thyme, cheyenne peppers, and bell peppers. It's been a little over 10 days since they were planted and they're growing fast. Not too long before I can transplant them to pots outside, but for now they're growing quick. I hope at least some of them get to where they can be harvested.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Looking For a New Phone

There has been much speculation about two new handsets coming to Verizon, both of which already exist on other carriers. I won't lie. I'm pretty excited that Verizon is about to get both the Google Nexus One and the Apple iphone. 

So you might ask, "why not go to AT&T and get either one?" Good question. Verizon is the most reliable network where I live, hands down. There's no way I'm gonna be another tool carrying an iphone that doesn't work. It's like buying a sports car with four donut tires on it that can't go over 55 mph. It doesn't make sense. Now if I moved to a big city where service was a bit more reliable then we'll talk, but until then I'm not going to carry a phone just because it has a piece of fruit on the back of it. Get off my back.

The big question you have to ask yourself when deciding what to do is, "what will the new iphone look like?" Speculation is rampant. Apparently the one thing we can count on is the unveiling around late June.  There's one speculation that can be put to rest. 4G won't be available anywhere around here until 2011. But you might be asking, "what about the iphone 4G? why would apple potentially come out with the iphone 4G this summer if the networks can't support it?" Simple. The 4G iphone coming out will only be the 4th generation iphone, not the 4G capable iphone like many think. But let's not talk about what's not coming out. 

No one really knows what will come out on the new iphone, but I think it's safe to say that whatever does come out needs to be a major step up from the iphone 3GS. I hate to inform everyone that has one, but when google started rolling out the new android phones they delivered a swift kick to nuts to the iphone, especially with Google's Nexus One. The specs for the Nexus One absolutely blow the iphone out of the water (1GHz snapdragon processor, AMOLED screen, browser supports flash, google voice, 5 megapixel camera, noise canceling mic, customization options galore). Once you peek under the hood the Nexus One makes the iphone look pretty outdated.  

In order to keep up, Apple is going to need to make the new iphone just as fast and good looking as Google's handset, and everyone knows Apple is the king of aesthetics. I believe that apple can match and exceed what the Nexus One has done. However, not everyone is sure that they will. Some reports are saying that the newest iphone (iphone 4G) will only come out for AT&T and that Verizon will end up with a comparable 3GS handset. There's also speculation that the newest iphone will sport a front facing camera, which means video calling. 

For me, the only two things that would make the iphone worth taking over Google's Nexus One is a front facing video camera and a faster processor. However, there's no way I would jump carriers to get one (see paragraph two about a sports car with 4 donut spare tires). Tell me that AT&T could support video calling and I'll laugh at you. Unless an iphone with a front facing camera and faster processor comes to Verizon then I don't see how you could go iphone over Nexus One (unless you just have to have an iphone because it's an iphone and you don't feel pretty without one). 

Friday, March 26, 2010

Ferguson Watch

Here's looking at the top 3 in the only Bracket Challenge that matters, Ferguson's First Hair Cut:

1) Me (booyah!)
2) Brad Henderson

It's all come down to this next round. If West Virginia beats UK in the elite 8 then I will take home the prize. If UK beats West Virginia then there's a large chance that Brad will take home the crown. I just put Kurt's name on here so I could post a link to Warblogle.

Who will take home the Golden Squirrel? We'll find out sooner rather than later.

UPDATE: West Virginia beat Kentucky and I'm the front runner. Doesn't look like anyone will catch me, since the two behind me picked UK to win it all. The ceremonies will be held on this blog early in the week.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I haven't blogged in a while

Since I've left everyone high and dry recently, I figured I would leave you guys with some links that have peaked my interests over the past few days

Auburn's new QB went to his first practice as a Tiger on Wednesday. This video appears courtesy of me taking it from the HABOTN. It's one of my favorite AU blogs (except for Warblogle).

Auburn hired a new head basketball coach. He's gonna make a lot of money, and won't need to buy any new colored neck ties.

For everyone who jumped carriers to get an iphone, it looks like you're going to have to do it again. The new 4G iphone is coming out soon and it doesn't look like it'll be available for AT&T.

Oh yeah, and this country is screwed.

Hope you guys enjoy. Leave comments and I might feel more dedicated to blogging.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Northern Iowa = The Death of My Bracket

Northern Iowa's defeat of Kansas just turned everyone's NCAA bracket upside down. I'm pretty sure it looked something like this.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Ferguson Update

I will be updating this post frequently with the progress of my NCAA bracket.

UPDATE: Day 2- Finished 16-0 which brings my overall record to 26-6 (tied for 1st in FFHC) Other bracket pools. What other bracket pools?

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Ferguson's First Hair Cut

Join my NCAA bracket challenge.

Go here to find it. The password is "georgerbrown"

Monday, March 8, 2010

It Needed Salt

Homemade bread using whole wheat flour and sweetwater blue. It turned out pretty well  for a first run. Next time It's gonna get a good few dashes of salt.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

I'm tired

That is all.