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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Please, let me buy your products!

For those of you interested in a Samsung SGH-T809 (or other) but cannot buy it because it would require manual contact management (an impossible task for most of us these days). I just sent this message to Samsung via their feedback page http://www.samsung.com/ContactUs/ContactUs.htm and I suggest all of you do the same!

To whom it should concern,
I am on my 5th Nokia phone because I know that I can use the syncing software of my choice with their phones. I am wanting to buy an SGH-T809, but your lack of support for industry standards like SyncML and OBEX is going to force me to buy a Motorola RAZR even though I feel it is a less appealing product.

You need to do you ever it takes to get you phones on this list: http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/isync/devices.html Apple users are passionate, evangelistic, loyal, and tend to have discretionary finances. These are the kinds of customers you want.

I've bought one flat panel television from Sharp this year. ( I'm not lying http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/172854#172854 ) I am in the market for 2 more. I am also in the market for an up-sampling DVD player, camcorder, and color laser printer. Until you embrace my community (educated, demanding, consumers) none of your products will make it into my home, even though you have some beautiful TVs that meet my wife's strict bezel requirements.

Please do yourself a favor and embrace SyncML in your mobile phones. I want to buy your products, but cannot.

--Richard Bronosky

Sunday, June 4, 2006

We can’t keep it a secret any longer!

First we told Christy's family. Then we told my mother. I announced it a Q100.5. Today I announced it at church, so I guess it's now safe to blog about it.

After 3 years of trying we are finally pregnant!

It's been a long hard journey, which I will describe in detail later. For now I just want to get a post out here so that those who are interested can share in our excitement.

Here is a link to my photos tagged "baby". Until the 2nd week of January these will all be ultrasounds, but we've been asked by many... So enjoy.

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Believe it or not, I've never been to jail. Not even for a night. I quit going to bars by the time my fake ID was unnecessary, and I quit hacking into businesses and governments once they started paying me.

Now I just provide for my family and try not to notice politics. I get too angry when I watch how much of my income is taken from me, how it is used, and who is doing it. For the same reason, I can't bear to acknowledge celebrities.

After high school, I went to U of K but the outdated computer engineering curriculum and the seemingly endless amounts of money to be made with my internet specific skills drew me to larger tech markets. I have worked in Silicon Valley, New York City, and have settled in Atlanta.