New mobile ‘phone

My old T-mobile contract was costing me a small fortune per month. I mainly make calls in the daytime, so all the contract free time in the evenings and weekends was essientially useless and unused. The new contract with Orange nets me 200 min free calls anytime and costs £30 per month. New contract promotions [1] change this to 400 min calls and £15 for the first 6 months add to that the free [2] ‘phone and I think I got a pretty good deal.

There is something a little strange in the fact that my new ‘phone runs somewhere between 10 and 50 times faster than my first ever computer and has a shade over 320x the RAM. I wonder if there is a Sinclair Spectrum emulator available…

k700i - new phone

[1] May require the acceptance of vast quantities of spam email and just mail by post. I don’t care, I use a spam filter and have a paper shredder.
[2] Free in the sense Orange hope I’ll spend enough on the contract to pay for the ‘phone in the first 12 months.


That didn’t last long. I’m not even in the top 10 any more for “Papal Explosion” do not even apear if you search for the term with quotes around it.

New Camera

I’ve traded in my old Sony DSC-P32 digital camera for something a bit better – the Fujifilm S3500. I now have quite a bit more control over the images I take. Not quite full manual control, but a lot better than point and shoot.

This was one of the first pictures I took with the new camera, it is far for technically perfect, but I rather like it.
Taken on the Mile End stretch of the Regent’s canal.