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The droid is a gift and a curse

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by twmac, Feb 19, 2010.

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    It is a gift because it is highly customizable & significant levels of community involvement/support


    it is a curse upon me because....

    I can't stop messing with different ROMs, clock speeds, skins, buttons, backups, apps etc.. i have real work to do but updates for various stuff rolls out almost daily. its addictive. woe is me!

    :icon_ banana:
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    That's the beauty of Android : )
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    I hear ya! I've been like this [​IMG] 24/7 since November 6, 2009. [​IMG]
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    WOW you caught on to the addictive side of this very quickly.

    I wonder how the rest of the world spend their day?

    Mike
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    I catch crap from the guys at work because I am on here then tweaking my phone so much, then I show them what my phone can do and they shut up! lol

    It is addictive!
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    Yes, you will now live out the rest of your life making tweaks, updates, ROM upgrades until your flanges bleed. :icon_ devil:
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    Well at least my mind, small and shallow as it is, will be kept busy! Now, I can tell my wife "don't worry the time I'm spending on my phone and computer is keeping my brain neurons firing and I'm delay dementia" .

    is this a great phone or what?????????????????
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    I just love having everything at my fingertips. Voice Search, calender, appointments, recipes, to do list, and what not. I love this phone because it has finally gotten me more organized than I ever have been. I am forever trying different apps, and customizing the ones I have so they do what I want. I use it to look up things instead of pulling out the laptop, it's my notepad, alarm clock, reminder, calender, recipe file, Bible, game machine, search tool, guitar tuner, news source, phone book calculator, and quick shot camera.... As I told some friends, about the only thing it doesn't do, is slice pizza...

    I haven't rooted, and probably won't, but all of us love are Droids for different reasons, but one of the main reasons is it's versatility and adaptability.....:):):)
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    Cant Stop!!!

    Right on the button. Ive been like this since I rooted it... I could only resist rooting the droid for 3 days. I have a folder on my external hard drive with every rom or mod/theme ive tried. They keep getting better and better and the other great thing is that the Android OS on the Droid has me amped about learning to code again. Major plus.

    Everyone i know gives me crap about being addicted to it. I just love seeing the next cool new app/rom/whatever that these amazing communities come up with.
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    WOW you caught on to the addictive side of this very quickly.

    I wonder how the rest of the world spend their day?

    Mike[/QUOTE]


    Rest of...the...world? are you implying that there is more to life than the droid? blasphemy! haha no i know i catch hell all the time for my addiction.
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    Yes, that is a good thing, but you will eventually suffer from AIDS* :icon_ devil:

    Depends really on the wife.

    *Android Induced Divorce Syndrome
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    Well that made me laugh. As of this writing, however, nothing I've done with my Droid has made her laugh! But after 41 years of marriage:heart:, perhaps she is secretly laughing at me 24/7:)
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    Myself - I can't decide which is more addictive - the Droid or the droidforums.net! ;) Both seem to take up not only all of my idle time each day, but also the time I should be using productively!

    My wife refers to both as "the other woman" in my life... :icon_ laughup:

    I think she's just jealous of the attention they get from me. Get this - when I call her from my cellphone, the first words out of her are "I suppose you're calling me from her"... :icon_ devil:

    mikey - the "can't win for losing" husband. ;)
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    You can get one of those aluminum cases for the Droid and probably use that as a pizza slicer! LOL

    Anyway, I love gadgets and I love technology...and I love my Droid! :)
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    LOL, I also have this problem.
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    its to the point where i am starting to get highly unproductive..i can def relate!
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    Agree -- glad I just retired:)
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    bump

    I have reached a point where i can only really do more tweaking if I start making my own apps.. which seems to be dramatically more complicated. everything else I have run into is fairly mundane and easy from the end-user perspective

    i attempted to look into making a live wallpaper.. seems like you need to write an entire animation engine in java!! jeez lol. unless i can piggyback onto someone elses code as a learning example, it may be easier to start with a more basic application

    still though.. kickass phone. by far the best piece of equipment I have purchased. I can only wonder what 2-3 generations of android handsets down the road have in store