Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Cell Carrier Goes Underground

One of the most frustrating things about a long commute can be going into a subway and losing your phone signal. So an ad like this one can be rather hearkening:


I have T-Mobile and my G1 has been getting better coverage on the Blue Line subway in recent weeks. Unfortunately, this improved coverage doesn't help as much for data usage. T-Mobile's 3G coverage is already relatively slow to begin with and my G1 tends to drop to EDGE speeds in a subway so checking email and web browsing can be slow. On the other hand my Palm Pre tends to lose both voice and data in the subway so T-Mobile is ahead of the game here.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wherein My Obsession With a Lone Flowerpot Continues...

I guess it's another sign that winter is coming when the Chicago Cultural Center switches from weird flowers to nothing to pine:

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween in Daley Plaza

This Halloween I went to Daley Plaza for "Chicagoween." The place looked great.

And there was a showing of Young Frankenstein.

Funny movie but I was a little disappointed. Last year they had live entertainment.

Then Pyrotechniq came on to the stage....