Monthly Archives: December 2014


Merry Christmas!

We want to wish everyone a blessed and Merry Christmas as we celebrate the birth of the most precious Christmas Gift of all, a gift not wrapped in gold foil but wrapped in swaddling clothes, a gift not lying under a tree but lying in a manger (and later nailed to a tree), a gift not purchased with silver or gold but purchased with the precious blood of the Lamb of God. May this Christmas be the Christmas you receive the greatest Christmas Gift of all!


Thinking About a Smartwatch

It seems these days that the tech firms are all starting to figure out how they are going to make a smart watch that connects to my phone. They assume too much. I don’t want a watch that connects to my phone. I want a watch that replaces my phone. So far I have only seen one on the market that fits that bill, the Neptune Pine. Supposedly it’s shipping in January, but it still looks too big to me. But, of course, I wouldn’t mind testing a live unit. What do I want to do with it? Everything I do with my cell phone, except drop it, lose it, and juggle it. So what should a watch that is everything do? GPS and the matching software to record my runs, as well as give me directions. Cellular Signal I don’t care if it prefers AT&T or Sprint or whomever, as long as I get signal. Bluetooth: Because I’m sure not going to talk to my wrist like Dick Tracy, at least not very often. Give me a very small bluetooth ear device and I’m good. Speakerphone?  Well maybe. It could have a speakerphone built in for those times when I need it.  But most of the time wouldn’t the bluetooth earpiece be […]