miss_s_b: (Self: Profile)
2010-05-21 12:17 am
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[sticky entry] Sticky: Introduction & Comment policy

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miss_s_b: (Mood: Kill me)
2016-10-22 11:43 am
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PSA: Contacting me

If you're trying to contact me for the next couple of days, you're probably best either phoning the landline, or going through Mat if it's text-based communication.

- Samsung were supposed to collect my phone yesterday, so it got reset to factory settings and powered down. They didn't come.
- My new phone has not arrived yet.
- I am typing this on Mat's laptop because Tiny Laptop is broken, and has been for ages, but I never got round to fixing her because I was fine with my phone.
- Alisdair's phone (my old Note 2, so 3 phones ago) is proving increasingly unreliable after nearly 5 years of constant use and keeps dying on him, so contacting me via him is not going to be a reliable option.

In health news, I am still in pain from the original, still undiagnosed, problem. I am having horrific side effects from the antibiotics they gave me to treat the secondary problem they found while looking for the original problem. And I can't even play stupid games on my phone to distract me from all this.

All in all, I'm a bit low.

Sorry not to end on a more positive note...
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2016-10-19 11:00 am

The Blood is the Life for 19-10-2016

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2016-10-18 11:00 am

The Blood is the Life for 18-10-2016

miss_s_b: (Mood: Kill me)
2016-10-17 09:36 pm
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Health Update

Got some of my test results today. cut for potential TMI )

I'm still in in lots of pain, every day. But I'm also not dead. More updates as they come.
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2016-10-17 11:00 am

The Blood is the Life for 17-10-2016

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2016-10-15 11:00 am

The Blood is the Life for 15-10-2016

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2016-10-13 11:00 am

The Blood is the Life for 13-10-2016

miss_s_b: DCI Gill Murray looking disapprovingly at her phone (feminist heroes: DCI Gill Murray)
2016-10-12 10:52 pm

Testing testing, one two, one two

For those of you who were wondering how my medical testing went, and especially all those of you who wished me well...

It went as well as can be expected. I get results for some tests in about a week, and the rest in 2-3 weeks. My mum was great, and the nurse was really calm too, and understood my anxiety issues, and everything.

So now it's just wait and see...
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2016-10-12 11:00 am

The Blood is the Life for 12-10-2016

miss_s_b: (Mood: Brain Hurts)
2016-10-11 11:10 am
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What should I do about my potentially Exploding Phone? UPDATED

So, you've all probably heard that my phone is being recalled again. I'm really upset about this; not because of any fears of it exploding (seven out of a couple of million is pretty good odds) but because I really REALLY love it. I love the way it works, the way it feels, and most of all I love and adore the S-pen, which I affectionately call the Pokey Stick. I have been a Note user since the Note 2, and before THAT I spent a reasonable amount of time with a Nokia 5800. I can't cope without a pokey stick.

It's looking like this recall is going to be the end of the line for the Note line as a whole, and that's going to be a problem for me. I know you can get pen-shaped things for other phones, but they are NOT the same thing; they are just replacement fingers, they don't have the functionality or precision of an S-pen, and I am properly gutted that this recall almost certainly means I won't be able to get a new phone that has one EVER. (although thanks to someone actually helpful on twitter I have been pointed towards a somewhat useful looking stylus - http://www.adonit.net/jot/pro/ )

So what do I do?

Do I go back to an older Note?
Do I wait and see if Samsung bring out a new one?
IS there another phone that does similar things and I've just missed it?
Do I just keep my existing, fabulous, phone and hope it doesn't explode?

I'd be grateful for your thoughts.

ETA: I'd be grateful for your thoughts about which of the options above seems sensible, not OMG YOU'VE GOT AN EXPLODING PHONE YOU'RE GOING TO DIE, which is supremely unhelpful in the following ways:

1, I know my phone is at risk, it's in the title of the sodding post.
2, You're not offering me any solutions here.
3, Seriously, since when did panicking help anyone?

* casts a baleful eye on a screened comment which is going to remain screened *

ETA #2: Now up to 4 screened comments which are going to remain screened. What is it about phones which makes the condescending arsehole come out in people? "Learn to wait for technology to mature before buying new kit" ALSO does not help me with the current situation, sweet Croydon commenter.
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2016-10-11 11:00 am

The Blood is the Life for 11-10-2016

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2016-10-10 11:00 am

The Blood is the Life for 10-10-2016

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2016-10-09 11:00 am

The Blood is the Life for 09-10-2016

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2016-10-08 11:00 am

The Blood is the Life for 08-10-2016

miss_s_b: (Politics: Democracy)
2016-10-07 04:11 pm
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Related to the Previous Post: Questions to Candidates standing for Federal Elections

Given that I plan to stand, it would involve a conflict of interest were I to run the usual "asking questions of candidates" series of blog posts that I normally do for federal committee elections.

Any volunteers to take over? I can send you the forms and things that I have previously used if you think that'd be useful.
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2016-10-07 11:00 am

The Blood is the Life for 07-10-2016

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2016-10-06 11:00 am

The Blood is the Life for 06-10-2016

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2016-10-05 11:00 am

The Blood is the Life for 05-10-2016

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2016-10-03 11:00 am

The Blood is the Life for 03-10-2016