Back in October last year, I unboxed my new iPhone 6 Plus. I’ve written about that several times before. My first impression, as it came out of its protective plastic packaging, was; it’s HUGE! Felt as if I had to really stretch out my hand and fingers, just to hold it!
I’d signed up for the Plus without even seeing it in real life … only from what I read. I definitely wanted something bigger, as I hardly ever talk on the phone, I type.
As I turned it on, saw the beauty of the Retina screen, and then started to type, I was sold and immediately forgot about how big it felt in my hand. Besides, I didn’t have the problem with just using my thumb to swipe, as that was never part of my smartphone experience — always used two hands.
Now … this is many moons ago … and I don’t know when it happened: The size of the iPhone 6 Plus is perfectly normal! I couldn’t use anything smaller!!! That day, when I unwrapped the new phone, I took a picture of the iPhone 4s adjacent to the new. I look at that picture in amazement — how could I use that little thing for two and half year, and love it to boot?! It looks like something for pygmies! So yes, it certainly has done something to my brain, but I don’t mind it the slightest bit! 🙂
Now, on a totally different note: Last night, I was going to post something to the WP Weekly Photo Challenge «Depth». Logged on, wrote my post, uploaded the pictures … fine! Hit the Preview button, and got a red, ugly error message, that was too quick to even read, and I wouldn’t have understood it anyway.
Somehow, my post was magically ‘backed-up in my browser’, as they said, so I started investigating the problem. I never understood what it was, except that it had to do with Jetpack [a plugin used when you have a self-hosted blog]. At one point, my page wasn’t even up online. I was too tired, it was late at night, so I tried to save my ‘backed-up’ post as a draft. That didn’t work … that red message came up again. I did the usual things, disabled plugins, one at the time … blah blah blah … didn’t help. Finally I got so frustrated so I just thought «That post wasn’t meant to be», and went to bed, thinking it might still be backed up in my browser when I get up. Well … it wasn’t! However, everything is working flawlessly now, but it reminded me of the advantages of having an offline blog editor. The question is merely to find one I feel comfortable with. I’ve tested Mars Edit and it was not for me, there’s another one; Blogo, and that’s … ‘maybe’… I still find myself going straight to the browser when the inspiration comes on … like now. But now I feel almost hesitant to push the Publish-button 🙂