Gizmo Geekery

Okay, so I got that new smart phone, and I’ve been having a blast with it. I only have one contact phone number in it — my house phone — which is a good thing, because I hit it by mistake today.

This is what my phone looks like. I think it’s bee-you-ti-ful! I got it on the cheap (relatively speaking), so it didn’t come with a manual, but I know a trick worth two of that one, and I Googled it and downloaded a manual ha ha.

So THEN I had to go download a QR code reader, right? So I could click on those little squiggly squares you see EV-RY-WHERE?

So I got one.

Then I went to Square, Inc. and ordered a credit card reader — A FREE ONE, my favorite price point for other people’s merchandise.

Finally, I went to the bank and opened a new bank account. It is into that account that I’ll deposit whatever I sell through the credit card reader. And, yes, I took the opportunity while I was opening the account to tell the tellers about my books and left them copies of my card.

Ready for my truckload of money, Mr. DeMille!

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character has to go through many more steps than he or she considers tolerable in order to perform a simple act.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Gizmo Geekery

  1. Jane

    January 21, 2014 at 9:01am

    Gizmos rule!

    I don’t mean to brag, but (since Ghu knows when I’ll be able to SHOW it to you!) I got a VERY OLD iPad One. OMIGOD, no wonder people are addicted to these things! No wonder this one was cheap! There’s not an app for that, if you see what I mean. Yes, the instant obsolescence factor is the lifeblood of Apple. Those villains!

    Once I finally figured out how to read my Kindle books on the thing, I got a lot happier. (The Kindle app proper won’t run on this OS. It’s only 5.1.1 and needs to be 6.0 or 7.0.) Is one surprised? No!!! Am I happy? YES!
    See you soon-ish, I hope. Hugs to your Mom.

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      Marian Allen

      January 21, 2014 at 10:11am

      I’m slowly figuring out how to use my phone for some of its non-phone-y things. I’m the most excited about being able to show you some nice pictures, like the ones you can show me on your camera. 🙂

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