Thursday, September 25, 2008

Killing time...

Smallware's Solitaire app for the iPhone/iPod touch is a slick little app for passing the time on the commute. Yesterday I beat my previous record time of 2:11 with 1:54 as shown in the screenshot. Also shown in the screenshot is what I consider to be a bug. If you put your iPhone/touch to sleep with the game as the active app, the timer doesn't stop, which is how I ended up with a longest winning time of 6:30:01.

But other than that, it's a fine way to kill time on the train.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

And I pay $250 a month for this level of service?

The 4:40 Fitchburg Express is about 5 minutes out of North Station when the utility closet door starts to drift open due to the swaying of the train. Seeing as I'm sitting right next to it, I reach out and give it a good shove to close it. As it clicks shut, all the power goes out on the train. Nice.

Friday, September 12, 2008

I think I'm dying here

This 20-something chicka just sat down a few rows up, whipped out some really pungent perfume and started pumping it out the way the military did with Agent Orange back in Vietnam. Holy crap! My eyes are watering and my throat is burning.