I have started using the Chrome start page as my launch page to get to all my usual online “Apps” but there are a few sites that I like to visit regularly that don’t have apps to launch the site. I really don’t like the layout of the most visited page in chrome so instead I made a few basic apps that are essentially just links to the page I want to visit. This way I get a pretty icon and it all just lives in my Apps page rather than having to flick between the apps and most visited page.
Feel free to use them yourself if you want.
So, I really hate hearing the phone ring. I’d rather people e-mail or SMS me, but there are certain people I really need to be able to answer straight away. Unfortunately the iPhone (3Gs) doesn’t seem to have an easy way of silencing or blocking certain numbers. So as a work around I thought I’d install a silent ringtone, assign it as my default ring tone and just add personalised ringtones to the people I need to answer quickly.
To get this to work I needed two things.
Number 2 was also pretty straight forward thanks to the info found on everydayLHT. I just needed to follow the steps under the “Putting The Ringtone On Your Phone” heading. The only other things to note are:
I’m not sure about the file name length, my phone had problems but it might just be that I hadn’t restarted the phone. It is getting old and a bit temperamental.
You can combine this with the new Do Not Disturb feature on the phone to screen and silence all calls but the few that you want to come through.
Random thoughts on a sunny day.
I read somewhere once that children are born materialists, born consumers. You can see it really, lust for the latest toy, the latest fad, wanting what other kids of got. Modern consumerism tempts otherwise grown adults to regress to that child state, selling big boys toys, lifestyles, dreams. And now with more disposable cash than ever, people consume that dream, or they turn themselves inside out trying. For me tho, being an adult in the 21st century is more than that. It is realizing that you don’t have to let go of the child inside you, the one that has dreams, ambitions, goals, but that at the same time you have to laugh at the child inside you, the one that throws a tantrum when it doesn’t get the toy it wants. There is more to life than toys, than other peoples dreams. Living in the 21st century to me is being a child and an adult all at the same time, taking the responsibility for the world around us, but always looking at it with wondering eyes. But perhaps it has always been like that and I just never noticed till now.
i need to read the full (55 page!) paper before i can comment too much, but the article piqued enough interest to need a post.