11/12: Crisis counseling - There is hope to make the call... Out of service...

The service is intended to be anonymous.  If you find yourself trying to jump off this bridge and don't have a phone, I guess you're out of luck! 

09/12: Stars Wars Colouring Book for Kids?

Not sure if I would agree with the following page from a Star Wars Colouring book for kids. 

07/12: Spinning left or Right?

When you look at the animated picture above---depending on how you look at her, she will either be spinning clockwise or counter-clockwise. Once you decide on the direction, you will not believe that it is possible for your mind to see this image rotating any other way.  This is the main idea behind a silhouette illusion.  The ambiguity can play tricks on our minds.

Though it'll be difficult, try to see her rotate in the opposite direction.  You may need to focus on her reflection and work your way up.  Moving your focus to the main silhouette may cause it to rotate in the opposite direction.  Keep in mind that if you see her spinning clockwise then it is her right leg and arm that is up in the air, but if you see her spinning counter-clockwise then it is her left leg and arm that are up in the air.

Have difficulty seeing her spin in the opposite direction? Focus.. it's definitely possible!

02/12: iPhone in Canada - what is causing this delay?

It is incredibly frustrating that there is no exact date for iPhone's availability in Canada.  With Christmas just around the corner, the waiting game can get very annoying.  I called Rogers many times and get the same answer from their customer representatives "We don't know when the exact release date is... but I hope it is released before Christmas... ".  

Back in April, CBC (  reported that the device may not come to Canada.  Many other sources tell us that Rogers is waiting for sales reports from the States.  

In my opinion, since Rogers and Fido are the only GSM providers in Canada, the iPhone will be released by them.  Based on the responses given by their customer reps, it will be a matter of time. 

Here are some reasons for the delay: 

  • Rogers/Fido have terrible service. This could be the reason why their 'talk' with Apple is talking such a long time! 
  • Rogers could also be waiting for the 3G iPhone release before making it available for the Canadians.
  • Due to prior exclusive contracts with Sony, it may cause a lot of issues to start carrying iPhones.
  • Rogers voice and data packages are too expensive.  They are probably negotiating a more affordable/reasonable data package to go with the iPhone

I guess we'll have to wait and see.  I don't think it will happen before Christmas!  So just forget about the iPhone for now.  When it becomes available, you'll definitely be notified by Rogers.  That's all folks!