When Apple first unveiled the iPhone 6 Plus back in September of 2014, I was in complete shock and awe. The design of the phone was absolutely gorgeous. It was very apparent that Apple took the time and effort to design not only a technological monster, but also a work of art.
I stayed up until midnight the night pre-orders went live so I could get my hands on one. Before I hit the confirm button to complete my purchase, I held my iPhone 5 in my hand and thought, “The 6 Plus size will be just fine,” and completed my order. A few weeks later, it finally arrived. When I got home from work, I opened the package and unboxed my brand new iPhone 6 Plus. My first thoughts at that moment, “Holy sh** this thing is huge.”
It took some time to get used to the size of the device. The 5.5″ display is definitely not for the faint of heart but it makes all the difference in the world. It would be nearly impossible for me to go back to a smaller display. I usually keep my phone in my back pocket when I walk around. I always make sure I take it out before I sit down so as to ensure it doesn’t bend. People still ask me if my phones bends. I always tell them no because I don’t sit on it carelessly.
The hardware driving the phone is definitely on point. The camera, although is only 8-megapixels, takes amazing pictures thanks to the software behind the lens. My Instagram pictures looks absolutely amazing now. One of the most convenient things about the phone is ApplePay. It is so simple to use and it makes shopping that much easier. It also makes spending money that much easier as well which is definitely a dangerous thing but I digress.
I love my phone. If you are afraid of Apple’s new flagship models, don’t be. Just be prepared to adjust the way you handle your phone if you do decide to get one. I would recommend getting one. They are so much fun and a wonderful tool to have.
Back in June of 2014, I ended my time in uniform and quickly transitioned into the civilian world. One day I was in uniform, the next I wasn’t. It has been a very strange experience. When I got home, I was faced with the reality that I needed to find a job. I actually needed to be an adult, put on my big boy pants, and find a job.
During my job search, I went through some major culture shock. I had just come from an environment filled with discipline and mostly like-minded individuals. The people I found applying for jobs were not cut from this cloth. I will give you an example of some of the people I ran into. I started my job search at temp agency thinking they could help me out because people hire temps all the time. I went in, dressed in slacks, nice shoes, and a nice button down. I know it is best to always dress your best so as to make a good first impression. I was very over dressed. One guy was wearing sweats he probably slept in and an over sized shirt. Another guy was dressed the same but he had on Adidas flip flops and socks. Wow. I was in complete shock and amazement. I couldn’t for the life of me wrap my head around the idea that someone would care so little about their appearance to show up dressed like you just got out of bed.
After a month of searching, I was lucky and blessed to find a job working as an IT guy for this awesome company in The Valley. When I started working there, I stumbled upon the resumes of some of the other applicants for the position. Every single one of them was way more qualified than I was yet the company choose to hire me. I don’t what I did to be so lucky. All I did was show up with a half decent resume and a heart full of hope. I thought all I would end up doing was working security at Six Flags part time (they were the only ones who granted me a second interview until this company hired me).
I’ve learned that the way you carry yourself truly speaks volumes. I always heard that it was important to give off a professional appearance but I never really saw it in action until I took the uniform off.
I recently started listening to a lot of Podcasts to pass the time during my commute to and from work. Here are a few that I have really enjoyed.
Accidental Tech Podcast
The Talk Show with John Gruber
This American Life
Serial (Seriously, if you don’t listen to this show, there is something wrong with you)
That is the first program any programmer learns day 1 in any programming language. I guess it is pretty appropriate for me to use that as my opener for this blog since this is day 1 for me in the blog-sphere. I am not a programmer, however, but I have dabbled in the world of programming unsuccessfully. I am very much so an amateur in the world of programming.
Throughout this blog, I will chronicle things and events that happen in my life. Most of my posts will be some what related to the tech world or my personal relationship with different things in my life (my faith, my family, my fiancee, etc.). For those of you that chose to follow this blog, I thank you now in advance because some of it may be a little cut and dry and not very interesting. A lot of it may just be mindless rambling about the platform wars or some reblog from a podcast I have been listening to. Some things may be interesting, though, so I ask you to please stay frosty and pay attention.