This is not the column I intended to write today. That one lies one tab over, not yet deleted, but never to be published.
No better time than right now to make things better. Or at least try to.
It's not that there was anything particularly bad about it. I love the idea of asking "What kind of Internet do you want to live in?" And I thoroughly enjoy discussion of the open web, and having to take the bad with the good. And I love that it's possible to grow up and leave the trolls and apathy behind. You can't have one without the other. And so maybe I'll spare us all the time on the soapbox that is that other column and just say this: I know what kind of Internet I want to be a part of. I know what kind of person I want to be online. And I'm going to continue to work to be that person, and write the sort of content I'd want to read. Same goes for the other guys here.
Why this sudden love-fest? Why the hell not. I've spent too much time in the forums the past few weeks, and too many refreshes on Twitter, and too many spins through Google+, and too many of us are losing our minds over silly things. We've got a bunch of new toys headed our ways in the coming weeks. I, for one, plan to enjoy them.
A couple other thoughts on things:
- Phones bending in pockets when you sit down is a problem, even if not a widespread problem.
- Phones bending when a company that sells warranties uses a machine to bend one is not.
- Neither is a "-gate."
- This is a "gate."
- As is this.
- Is there anything better than Van Morrison on a Sunday morning?
- I used the Galaxy S6 for my last remaining device deauthorization on Google Play Music. Guess I'm stuck with it now.
- Do I suck it up and call customer service for that one-time clearing of the slate? Or do I do what I should do and find another music service?
- An annoying (but still very niche) complication: The Galaxy S6 — mine, anyway — isn't playing nice with Android Auto.
- Neither is the Galaxy S5, apparently.
- Looks like folks had a blast at the Big Android Meat and Greet. Hate that I missed it.
- General consensus (and the theory to which I subscribe) is that software is mostly what's hampering the M9 camera. That doesn't mean it'll be "fixed," though. We'll have to wait and see.
That's it. Spring's here. I'm going outside for the day.
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