Democratic Motors

Democratic Motors

The past few weeks, I’ve been hit by several frothing, angry, irrational “fans” of a particular pseudo-MVNO/VoIP provider here and elsewhere calling me a hater and other silly names despite my not doing a post on the subject since July 2014, and never particularly pointing out more than the known downsides and costs of their most favoritist mobile provider in the world in relation to other providers elsewhere, as usual. I’ve even got some supportive comments from others, but I’ve felt uncomfortable greenlighting their comments as well, as a couple of them have been barbed with so much venom against our mutual adversary I felt it crossed a line I’m not comfortable supporting. I try to speak truth in love, and though I know I can get snarky at times, I try to stick with just the facts.

That said, I think it may be analogy time. Grab some hot cocoa and snuggle in, chillun’. Unka Daley’s gonna tell you a story.

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The cobbler’s children go unshod…

The cobbler’s children go unshod…

When you’re in technology, you often find yourself and your pet projects facing the cobbler’s children syndrome as you pour yourself into everyone else’s needs but you let your own suffer. I’m certainly guilty of it myself, and the site here has suffered for it. Well, I’m trying to change that.

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Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into!

Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into!

No doubt those of you who have taken my recommendations over the years on using older Nokia Symbian handsets (especially the S40/Asha models) have had a nasty little surprise crop up in their email apps the past few days. Well, I helped get you in this fine mess that Microsoft has created, it’s only fitting that I help get you back out.

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The Mobile Detox Challenge

The Mobile Detox Challenge

Earlier in the week, I proposed and started a challenge to the MMM community after a great deal of discussion over the subject and influence of mobile phone usage and addiction. As such, I basically put my money where my mouth is, just to show that I do genuinely believe in the advice I dispense here and even go so far as to practice what I preach. Now, I’m bringing the challenge to all my readers today, the day the iPhone 6 goes on sale. (It seems appropriate.)

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The Math of Unlimited

The Math of Unlimited

If one were to try to boil down what I say into a handful of specific sound-bites, one of those bites near the top would probably be, “Nobody needs unlimited anything.” Today, I’m going to explain why I say this by showing you the math behind unlimited mobile services, how finite they actually are, and how worthless that promise actually is.

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