Month: November 2014


People don’t like ads, yet they keep the online world rolling. Showing ads is pretty much the only source of income for free social networks. I don’t know how it works on facebook, since I don’t ever use that on my phone and on my computers everything is adblocked, but twitter has promoted tweets showing up every now and then. At this point I turned off adblock on twitter, because some of those ads are actually interesting.

For example I found the cloud host the blog is running on through such a promotion, and promo codes are still paying for it as well. While there is also the occasional irrelevant promo, those can be just dismissed, and judging from how they tend not to show up again, I guess the site learns what I care about. Which is good.

Ads like this, I don’t mind.


On Wednesday, during my lunch break, I wanted to sort out something about my credit card on the phone, but then the dear device decided to freeze rock solid in the middle of the call, terminating it. At this point I somehow managed to contain my rage, took out the battery and tried to power it up again.

Without any success. It sat in front of me for minutes and not even the Sony logo would show up. Now that made something snap in me, and then the wall made the screen of the phone snap too. I used it for a year, when I had it replaced for similar reasons. I again got the same Xperia VL, because it’s still the best phone on the lineup for me (and the smallest).

I just finished setting up the essentials (Google, Line, Twitter, Dropbox), and now let’s how it will work all right at least until next spring, when some discounts on my contract expire, so I’m thinking of switching phones at that point. Although if I can’t find anything under 4.5″, I’ll just stick with this one.