Friday, June 18, 2010

Digital Stress Has Moved!

So I just wanted post something up real quick for my 3 followers; I have moved my blog to Wordpress has many other features that work a lot better for myself than blogger/blogspot does. Not to mention it's just easier that than the later. Please update your Reader Subscriptions, or you just join my new feed at my new home.

Sorry for the sad news, but in the end it will all work the same! Make sure you check out my lastest post/read "One Pasword to Rule them All"!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Addendum to the afore mentioned

So I just wanted to post a small little addendum/rant to the previous post about how bad AT&T is really going to “Bend over” their new customers when they go to the new data plans. My wife and I happen to be talking about her cell phone and AT&T when we decided to look at her usage.. (She is currently a $30 unlimited data user who will be allowed to keep this plan when the new plans role out.) However, I had to take a double take when I realized her usage was 2171.28 MB! Yes, do the math 1 GB = 1024 MB, so she used 2.1 GB of Data service! Now some perspective: lets say she was on the LAME 200MB “DataPlus” plan for $15 per month; This means she would have been charged $163.37 for data usage; because you are charged $15 more for every 200 MB over you use. And well 2,171.28 MB divided by 200 MB = 10.89 x $15 = $163.37. So now we take our DataPlus charge of $163.37 + $20 for unlimited text messaging + $48 phone plan you got a sweet little iPhone bill of: $203.37. Um dude, I was paying a little less than this for 2 iPhones 3 months ago!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

AT&T Sticks it to new customers!!

Well, it was only a matter of time before AT&T decided to start metering their customer data usage. It appears that that AT&T will be providing new data plans for new customers as of June 7, 2010. Existing customers and “Re-ups” will not be affected by this change, however new folks will get with stuck with “DatPlus” and “DataPro” packages.

DataPlus ($15 per month): Up to 200MB of data in a monthly billing cycle. According to AT&T, this plan is "designed for people who primarily like to surf the web, send email and use social networking apps." If you exceed your 200MB limit during the billing cycle, you'll be charged only $15 for each additional 200MB of data.

DataPro ($25 per month): Up to 2GB of data in a monthly billing cycle. If you exceed your 2GB limit during the billing cycle, you'll be charged only $10 for each additional 1GB of data.” Yahoo News

Of course AT&T will be providing the long awaited option of “Tethering” (Tethering provides the ability to connect your iPhone/BlackBerry/(Supported)SmartPhone to your computer/laptop/netbook and use it as a wireless modem for internet access)when the new 4.0 OS and next Gen Device are released sometime this month. No one knows for sure, if existing customers (like me) who already have an unlimited data plan will also be able to take advantage of tethering, however I’m willing to be that I’m not that lucky.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Update on my life

So I just wanted to take some time to update a few folks, on what’s been going on around the Entrekin household as of lately.  My wife an I will be closing on our house Monday March 15, 2010!  We’re super excited about it, and I’m looking forward to some future projects that have already been laid out for me. 

While in the midst of getting things handled with the house, the company I work for has also recently completed a new third floor expansion!!  That’s right, I’m now supporting two floors of users!  While we have brought a few (3 total) new folks on, it’s not a huge deal.  However, adjusting to the fact that I know must utilize a central stair way to move between floors has become a serious wakeup call!! (I’m fat..stairs = fail)  Why use the stair way v. the elevator? While it would be convenient to just ride a single flight down, it would also getting pretty annoying for other tenants in our building who work on floors 5-13.  Plus, I’d rather not be “That-Guy” who caused someone to be late because I was to lazy to take the stairs (it’s on after hours though!).  Our new renovation was included in the Women's Fund tour of “Jackson’s Downtown Spaces, Hip New Places of 2010”.

As weird as it might be, I’m actually looking forward to being the part of our Jackson office’s growth and expansion.  I’m learning a lot, as everyday something new unfolds for me.  While I’m pretty sure the staff is coping with the separation of colleagues between the floors, it’s only a matter of time before they acclimate and accept the changes.

Thanks for reading, and please feel free to leave me a message!

Monday, January 4, 2010


So I’m not really sure if any of you saw the commercial over the new year break, but Best Buy is now providing “Optimization” with the purchase of new PC’s and laptops.  It cost 40 bucks, and really doesn’t optimize anything! 

Best Buy's computer optimization service costs $40 and promises to double the speed of your computer. They push it hard, so hard that you're often forced to get it against your wishes. The trouble? It makes computers slower. (