Greetings, my fellow port swillers!
Regular friends of the decanter will know what a Luddite ol’ Robbo is as a general rule, so I warn you now that you may be in for a bit of a shock. Yes, I now seem to own an iPhone.
You see, for years and years now, to the extent I have used a cell phone at all, I have relied on an old Motorola flip-phone. Why? Because it was the one given to me when we first got cell service and I’ve never bothered to upgrade, largely because I avoid the phone whenever possible and it always seemed adequate for the few times I’ve been forced to use it. (In fact, I still don’t even know my own cell number.)
But if you’ll scroll down a bit, you’ll see some pics I took on my recent trip out West. There, I was using a work-issued iPhone and decided to try out the camera function. I have to admit that I rayther enjoyed it, although I realized that with a work phone, I was very, very limited in the sorts of things I could photograph and transmit.
I mentioned this casually to Mrs. R this weekend and it proved to be all the encouragement she needed to go and raid the Apple store. There, she got an upgrade for herself, and arranged for me to take her old iPhone as a hand-me-down.
So I’ve been fiddling with the thing off and on today. All I really wanted above and beyond basic cell service was the ability to take pictures and post them. And does it work? Well, here is the scene from this evening (and, indeed, most early evenings here at Port Swiller Manor) that I took while playing with it a while ago:
I hope you like it, as I would like to make my own pics a more regular part of my blogging. (But this is absolutely as far as I go, technologically speaking!)
By the bye, how on earth do these calling plans work? From what Mrs. R tried to tell me, it sounded as if Verizon paid her to do this double-switch. Either she’s pulling my leg, or there are some strange, strange metrics that go into the pricing.