Wizards and Treos and Gays - oh my
August 28, 2007
Been a busy few days, for a retired person. Or I should say a productive few days.
I got a little more caught up with the rest of the Harry Potter world finally. I saw the 5th movie with a friend last week and realized there was a lot I'd missed. Like books 3-5 and movies 3 and 4. I borrowed them all and spent a few brimstone tainted days. I still have to read Planet of the Snapes, and I think there's a movie I missed too.
Latest techno-challenge was upgrading my Treo - from a 650 to a 700p. my Bell contract was due for renewal, which means a credit towards a new device. It's a corporate contract from my Bell days, 200 anytime minutes a month, 30 texts, call answer, message manager, all with debits and the best - unlimited data. For about $90/month, before the Bell retiree discount. However, when I went to upgrade at the Bell store, they couldn't put the data package on, turns out it's an old offering, no longer available. I guess now that so many have streaming audio and download lots of music and tones and images - unlimited audio adds up. I'd upgraded to PocketTunes deluxe a few months ago, which included Internet Radio. Surprising how much bandwidth a few hours of Goon Show Radio can eat up. I could keep the old phone, or buy a new one via ebay - but when my contract ends, I would lose all the various discounts. I was annoyed. I decided to call Bell Mobility directly - good move. While I couldn't get unlimited data for the same price, I did get all the other features at the same discounts, plus more deals - sounded like he was pulling coupons out of a bag. So - a new
toy useful device. Now I'm waiting for my Bluetooth keyboard to arrive.
Had a good outing last Sunday. I went downtown around noon to catch the Ottawa Gay Pride Parade. I was on Elgin, to catch the good light and have a good angle shooting up the street, and took a lot of pics. Then I went to the party in front of City Hall - was only $5, good entertainment, including the lively B-girlz, and lots to see. Met a friend there, she seemed to know every second person that walked by so I met lots of fascinating people. We were there until dusk, then to a pub, then her place to chat with her daughter and friends. Luckily was close to my place, so I just had to walk home at 12, tired and tipsy. I have maybe 230 pics, and several videos. Some are posted on Flickr to one of the sets, I will add more in a few days.