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Who’s in your wallet? Could be Capital One!

Capital One LogoUnfair business practice is nothing new. Businesses of all sorts try to gain that extra edge by making gynormous charges or, in the case of credit card companies, charging debilitating amounts of interest.

Capital One, however, has done something even MORE worthy of our disgust for credit card companies. Recently, my sister was called and pitched about a credit card and she thought it was reasonable enough, so she applied over the phone for the card.

The Holy Grail of Phone Convergence?

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I have not physically seen one, and I don’t know anyone that has one – but its becoming apparent to me that the iPhone is the looming holy grail of phone convergence.

Today I have an iPod, a blackberry and a digital camera. If it works, the iPhone will include a camera a media player, a cell phone, email, and even a decent web browser. It all supports wireless networking as well as the EDGE cell network. In my mind, that seems like the next logical step in phone convergence and I think I want one :)

Word is also that Rogers (the only provider in Canada that can support the phones) is going to start offering them in the first quarter of 2008. Sweet!

Working With Other Technical People – It’s a Two-Way Street

Wow, its often fascinating what happens when I look for information from other tech people and get that strange type of attitude, I’m sure they deal with so many stupid questions that they get somewhat fed up with anything that might resemble that. In my line of work, I often have to be in touch with other technical people, and being someone who is considered technical myself (most people think so.. haha), I tend to deal with that sort of smarmy attitude often.

What exactly does BLOG mean anyway?

While watching a recent episode of Jon Stewart – Jon was interviewing Jerry Seinfeld. The interview wasn’t a question-answer type process, it was more of a free flowing conversation.. one thing Jerry says is how unattractive the word “blog” is. I have to say, I agree, the word does sound like something you would spit up or something you could say instead of the word puke: “I just ate jello and it made me blog all over the carpet!”.

Wherefore art thou honesty?

Honesty, let’s talk about this for a moment. These last few days have been interesting in this regard for me. I’m not a perfect beacon of honesty for sure – I do try, however, to be as honest as I can in situations. Let me give you three things that happened to me over the last week, I’m amazed how this stuff tends to happen in batches – and then it never happens for long periods of time.

Cool music – Asa

I have never heard of Asa (pronounced Asha) before today, but I frequent a website called Aurgasm.com where they offer songs from bands that are obscure and have not been heard of. Asa is an R&B singer that almost seems a little bit like she could sing Reggae. The lyrics are awesome, the sound is great. Check it out here.

From the funny , but not supposed to be funny movie Dept.

I just checked out a trailer for a new movie called “Untraceable”.  The movie follows a CyberCrime investigator as she tries to solve a case based on an untraceable website. What I love/hate about these technology-type movies is how they use technology and possibly fear of it as a means of creating tension. The problem with most of them though is how wrong they get it. There is a scene in the trailer where the bad guy is in her car’s back seat, but he had to “Hack into her car’s computer” first to shut it down… haha… he’s such a geek..