Droid Sales Outpace iPhones

The numbers are out and 1.05 million Droids have been sold in the first 74 days since launch compared to 1 million iPhone.

A new report out today from analytics firm Flurry indicates that the Motorola Droid has outsold the Apple iPhone in the first 74 days of sales. Verizon and Motorola did everything right with the Droid. The launch was set just before the busy holiday season, the marketing was outstanding, Verizon customers where hungry for a new powerful smart phone, and the price tag was spot on. As expected Google’s Nexus One is trailing far behind with nearly 135,000 units sold.

Droid sales through 74 days

10 Annoying Habits of a Geeky Spouse

Geek ShirtsI came across this article in Wired Magazine talking about the 10 Annoying Habits of a Geeky Spouse.

  1. Punning
  2. Using “frak,” or Klingon, or both, instead of regular swear words
  3. Weird or over-the-top ways of celebrating mainstream holidays
  4. Disecting movies
  5. Wearing obscurely geeky T-shirts to “normal” places
  6. Requiring extra room in the house for geeky things
  7. Geeky toys and decorations can be hard to explain to kids
  8. Looking up information while a discussion/argument is still in progress
  9. Needing to watch certain TV shows ASAP to avoid spoilers
  10. Geeky projects that take over the house and whole weekends

While I was glad I am only guilty of seven habits and not all ten, I thought I would share as suggested conversation at your next Nerd Dinner. As a side note, I would venture a guess that items one, two, and three may be the difference between having a spouse (or significant other) and not unless of course you are both geeks and then who cares about the list.

10 Obsolete Technologies to Kill in 2010

Mike Elgan posted an excellent article on Computer World listing 10 technologies that should just go away. I couldn’t agree more with this list.

  1. Fax Machines
  2. ‘Cigar lighter receptacle’ plugs in cars
  3. WWW
  4. Business cards
  5. Movie rental stores
  6. Home entertainment remotes
  7. Landline phones
  8. Music CDs
  9. Satellite radio
  10. Redundant registration

Motorola Droid Review

On day four with my Motorola Droid I am for the most part very satisfied. Any shortcomings that I have found with the phone have usually been solved by having a co-worker point me to an app or widget in the ever-growing Android Marketplace.

The only thing I have yet to to discover is a better way to integrate with my company’s Microsoft Exchange Server. I am pretty disappointed with the built-in support. It took more than a few tries to get my calendar to sych with the “Corporate Calendar” app. I am not able to accept meeting invitations. One of my biggest complaints is that I cannot move emails to a folder from my phone which means that if I read it on my phone I have to wait until I am at my desk to process it with my Outlook client. This is very in efficient for GTD or Inbox Zero practitioners.

I have yet to try one of the other Marketplace solutions for Exhange integration so if you have recommendations please drop me a comment.

Don’t Make Stupid Remarks

If you don’t know God, don’t make stupid remarks!!!!!!

A United States Marine was attending some college courses between assignments. He had completed missions in Iraq and Afghanistan . One of the courses had a professor who was an avowed atheist, and a member of the ACLU.

One day the professor shocked the class when he came in. He looked to the ceiling and flatly stated, “GOD if you are real then I want you to knock me off this platform. I’ll give you exactly 15 min.” The lecture room fell silent. You could hear a pin drop. Ten minutes went by and the professor proclaimed, “Here I am GOD, I’m still waiting.”

It got down to the last couple of minutes when the Marine got out of his chair, went up to the professor, and cold-cocked him; knocking him off the platform. The professor was out cold. The Marine went back to his seat and sat there, silently.

The other students were shocked and stunned, and sat there looking on in silence. The professor eventually came to, noticeably shaken, looked at the Marine and asked, “What in the world is the matter with you? Why did you do that?”

The Marine calmly replied, “GOD was too busy today protecting America ‘s soldiers who are protecting your right to say stupid stuff and act like an idiot. So He sent me.”

The classroom erupted in cheers!

A Harley Man’s Wish

A man riding his Harley was riding along a California beach when suddenly the sky clouded above his head and, in a booming voice, the Lord said, ‘Because you have tried to be faithful to me in all ways, I will grant you one wish.’

The biker pulled over and said, ‘Build a bridge to Hawaii so I can ride over anytime I want.’

The Lord said, ‘Your request is materialistic; think of the enormous challenges for that kind of undertaking; the supports required to reach the bottom of the Pacific and the concrete and steel it would take! It will nearly exhaust several natural resources. I can do it, but it is hard for me to justify your desire for worldly things. Take a little more time and think of something that could possibly help mankind.’

The biker thought about it for a long time.

Finally, he said, ‘Lord, I wish that I and all men could understand our wives; I want to know how she feels inside, what she’s thinking when she gives me the silent treatment, why she cries, what she means when she says nothing’s wrong, and how I can make her truly happy.’

The Lord replied, ‘You want two lanes or four on that bridge?’

Nebraska Corn Farmer

A Nebraska corn farmer walks into a NYC bank and tells the loan officer he is going to Norway on business for two weeks and needs to borrow $5,000. The bank officer tells him that they will need security for the loan, so the farmer hands over the keys to his new Ferrari. The car is parked in front of the bank. The corn farmer produces the title and everything checks out. The loan officer agrees to accept the car as collateral for the loan.

An employee of the bank then drives the Ferrari into the bank’s underground garage and parks it there. The bank’s president enjoys a good laugh over this farmer using a $250,000 Ferrari as collateral against a $5,000 loan.

Two weeks later, the farmer returns, repays the $5,000 and interest, which comes to $15.41. The loan officer says, “Sir, we are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a little puzzled. While you were away, we checked you out and found you are a multimillionaire. What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow $5,000?”

The farmer replies: “Where else in New York City can I park my car for two weeks for only $15.41, and expect it to be there when I return?”

Ah, ya gotta love those Nebraska corn farmers.