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Every mobile phone I’ve ever owned #PhonesIveOwned

Earlier today I got into a conversation with Pei Chyi about the mobile phones we’ve used before. I’ve only ever used Apple and Nokia phones (with 1 anomaly on the list) and if I couldn’t have an iPhone today I would still use a Nokia. Windows Phone is more appealing to me than Android.

It’s fun recalling the epitome of consumer technology of years past as the exercise makes you appreciate what you have now even more. Without further ado, I present to you the complete list of David Wang has ever owned.

Nokia 3210

Nokia 3210

My first ever mobile phone was the venerable Nokia 3210, arguably the best mobile phone ever made. Acquired after Sixth Form in 1999, it wasn’t the latest and greatest but it was my old faithful. Since there were no apps to buy, I spent money on different coloured covers and keypads – mine was red with gel buttons. And who needed apps, when you had Snake? Battery life for SMS and Snake was incredible too, especially since it only had a monochrome 84 x 48 pixel / 32 x 22 mm screen.

Nokia 8250

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My next phone came into my possession through some rather dubious means… I found it on the sidewalk, really! I was really happy to have found the phone too, since it was the bee’s knees with it’s butterfly-shaped button and blue backlight! Don’t remember anything else about this phone though.

Nokia 6220

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My next phone was my first camera phone. On top of that it had a color display! It wasn’t a very popular model, but it was in my opinion better than the silly Nokia 7260 or Nokia 3200 that were it’s contemporary peers. I remember snapping crappy pics every opportunity I could but everything else about the phone was pretty forgettable.

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How to look like Batman, using your cat

Too funny!

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Gabe Weatherhead at Macdrifter wrote an excellent overview of the reasons why he uses Fastmail, its excellent features and how it fits into his workflow.

I’ve been a happy Fastmail user and highly recommend it to anyone looking for reliable hosted email, or alternatives to Gmail. Check out Fastmail.

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I wrote a guest post for Phase Creative, an awesome WordPress production small business in Sydney.

So, what should you do to ensure that your website is running in tip-top shape? Here is myEssential WordPress Maintenance Checklist. The tasks on this checklist are divided into daily, weekly and quarterly tasks and following this schedule will only take 10 minutes a week with an additional 30-60 minutes per quarter.

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Awesome infographic by ilovecoffee.jp on the benefits and shortfalls of drinking both coffee and beer, and what each is good for.

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Every Tech Commercial – CollegeHumor

Whatever they’re selling, I’m buying!

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Ellie Goulding – Lights (Bassnectar Remix)

Ellie Goulding has become one of my fave artists. I love her Lights single, but the one that really gets me moving is the Bassnectar Remix (YouTube / SoundCloud). Can’t wait for her new single Burn is available on iTunes.

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Craig Hockenberry blogged about this excellent piece of internet lore the other day about the origin of the word “tweet” from way back in 2006