Speedy Delivery

Just one day this year, i would like to come into the office and find all our reporting is up and running. At least today there is nothing for me to fix. They simply decided, despite it being the first week of a new year.. when we’re doing month-end, quarter-end, and year-end reporting…. to stop live updates from our business systems so that the mock ones they are doing can tie up our server resources. There is a clear disconnect between business needs and IT needs.

Oh well.

So yesterday I arrive home and a box falls out of my screen door. In it is the brand new Droid phone I only requested the day before. They told me up front to expect it in 2 to 5 business days. That translated in my head as ‘we’ll ship it out in two business days so that you can maybe see it next Monday… but UPS will probably misroute it mid-stream and you’ll get it Tuesday.” Sprint tends to exceed my expectations a lot. Probably because I set them so low.

The initial setup was not terribly painful, but not terribly uneventful either. At least I didn’t need tech support and was able to manage it on my own. Even getting all my Outlook stuff synced into Google was a less-daunting-then-I-anticipated affair. Its all there. Contacts, Calendar, even the Outlook notes I depend on so heavily. No OneNote support, but we can’t have everything.

I’m still playing with it, so I’ll reserve the “I like this phone better than my old one” sentiments until I’m actually sure of them. The most glaring feature-loss is the ability for the phone to check my calendar and automatically put itself on vibrate whenever I am in an appointment. I just made work an appointment and it would shut itself up whenever I was supposed to be working. Now I have to manually silence it just like any other phone.

Now if I can just figure out how to get my big fingers to more efficiently work a small screen. 🙂

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