I got an iPhone. (Again.)
In a nutshell: I caved, I bought an iPhone 4S. After finding out about the iPhone 5 and its lack of new features, I knew I’d made the right choice. I bought a white iPhone 4S, capacity 64GB, for only about $500. I know I had just bought housing for my Galaxy Ace and was even considering the Ace 2, but after much thought, I decided to go back to an iPhone.
Go back? Well, I had a 3GS for some time before it got stolen and all, and during the absence I had a flip phone, a slider phone, and finally a Galaxy Ace which I kept for one-and-a-half years. It’s sad letting poor old Roranicus just sit by my lamp and be the occasional alarm and browser-tester, but we’ve all got to move on.
I named my iPhone Gumball. Malik thought up the name for me. :)
However, despite loading everything in my iTunes to my new phone and knowing I went back to the device for its simplicity, sleek design, good battery, speediness and familiarity – I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if I suddenly decided to go back to Android. I still have my annoyance for Google present right now, though. I’ve tried very hard in the past month to slowly move away from Google by routing all my emails elsewhere and removing any content that Google has about me on the web… including deleting my YouTube account and various other things. There are some things Google is useful for, such as Google Analytics, and Chrome Sync, so I don’t see myself completely moving away, but I’ve suddenly become more aware of how many accounts I have on different websites and how many websites know my email address. Somehow, that’s beginning to bother me, perhaps because I’m trying to use fewer email addresses as well.
That aside, I could go into detail about the horrible day I had today, but when I think about it, I think it was just one of those really awful days when nothing goes right.
What hit me the hardest (and could have been the only thing that hit me) was the fact that one of the teachers for one of my subjects informed me, via email, that I would fail an assessment task if I didn’t pull my socks up. Of course, it’s not exactly what he said, but he said there was a lot I needed to do to catch up if I expected a pass.
Wait, throwback. Who are you trying to kid? This “assessment” involves posting on a forum. Posting on a forum. In no way do I find that duly assessable; it’s borderline stupid. Apparently 30% of my grade for this one subject counts on me posting on topics in the discussion board on the university’s site. Get stuffed.
My errors were that I had not posted enough. I showed Daniel the email from this teacher, and he pointed out that in his words, he made it seem like I had done zero work, when in fact I had posted a fair bit in two out of five boards. What angered me most was the teacher not even knowing me. Uh, he’s not even my teacher – did I add? And apparently “very low in-class participation” was in his mind correct. Sure, he probably talked to my teacher and discussed my participation, but I was rather infuriated that I could have been given something so nasty as a “fail” simply because I hadn’t posted in a few boards.
Okay, so obviously I got a little less infuriated and a little more upset-cry-bawl, but I couldn’t help it. It was the last thing I wanted, as a full-time web designer and a full-time student and someone who needs to take her medication every now and then and spend time with her friends once in a while. Sure, it’s one assessment out of one subject out of one semester out of this measly degree, but after I’d done so well last semester, I felt like this was a huge letdown.
Well, complaints aside. I’d better shuffle across and do my assignment. The end of the line. It’s due tomorrow, so I’d better finish.