2.19.2013

Update: Admitting the problem is the first step...

This is what I wrote some time ago about my cellphone addicition:

...This is not easy for me, but some of you already know; I am addicted to cell phones. As a quick exercise while the 14.5” of snow fell yesterday, I listed out all the phones I've owned at one time or another. I believe this goes back to the year 2000, maybe 1999. I know I got the first one at the AT&T store in the ghetto-esque stripmall by Cabrini Green (where Clybourne, North, Sedgewick, and Larabee meet). In no particular order (wait, I always have a particular oder), they are:


Nokia
6030
6590 (2)
E62
9300
3360
5140
8210 (all time favorite)
Panasonic

g51m (that super small one)
Samsung
x495
Motorola
Unidentified (found it on Navy Pier)
Razr
Rokr w385 (work)
RIM
BlackBerry 7300 (work)
Sony Ericsson
w300i
s710a (hand me down)

And I now want to update this list with the following:
Apple
iPhone 3G - pretty cool if you used iTunes a lot... at the time
iPhone 5 - as of March 2013 - it's been like seeing an old friend
HTC
Aria - total crap
Motorola
Atrix - not a bad little phone
Samsung
Captivate from the Galaxy S Series - junk
Galaxy S III (current, c.2013) - warrantied twice already, geting help from AT&T can be challenging at times.
 
21 in total now and I may be forgetting one or two. I had thought that my addiciton had slowed in the recent years, but perhaps not so much.
 
 

2.13.2013

Who trusts me?

Did you ever set-up an account for yourself at WhoTrustsYou.com?
 
I did a number or years ago after reading the book that goes with the site, The Speed of Trust, by Stephen Covey.
Thing of it is, I keep getting people that somehow find and take my survey every quarter or so, but I have no idea how they find my link anymore.
Weird, and kind of intriguing.
 
These are my current results based on what others see:
 
Here's What Others Say
Character:
84%
 
Competence:
84%
Others Trust You:
90%
You Consistently Interact in a Way that Builds Trust:
86%
 
Your "Trustability" with Others:
86%
 
86%... that seems like a solid "B" to me.
I'll take it.

2.08.2013

The Ten Essentials for Outdoor Adventures

  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun Protection (sun glasses, sun screen, lip balm)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (flashlight or headlamp, spare bulb & batteries)
  5. First-Aid Supplies (gauze, tape, etc.)
  6. Fire (firestarter, matches, lighter)
  7. Repair Kit (knife, duct tape, tools, spare parts)
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water, water purification)
  10. Emergency Shelter (tarp, garbage bag)
 
 

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