One of the things I've wanted to write about here, when things got slow enough and when I didn't feel like writing anything interesting, was this:
Anyway, it's got this auto-spelling feature. What happens is that I press keys like I'm spelling something, and it guesses what I'm trying to spell.
Sometimes this works quite well, but sometimes it sucks.
My own name, for example, is spelled with the keys 4-?-7-1. But the word Dave isn't what it decides that I'm typing. Nope, in its minuscule hardwired brain, it decides that I'm typing the word face.
There are many other examples. One of which is that the keys 5-3-2-? can spell hits, guys, guts, or huts.
It always gives me a choice, but far too often I forget to look at the presented choices. I just take the default. Which is quite often wrong. Which quite often makes me look like an idiot.
But that's not even the worst thing about the auto-spelling. The worst thing is that, I know this one girl named Amanda, and when I type her name into my Blackberry, it decides that what I'm really trying to type is the word Smands.
Smands is the default choice it gives me for the keys ?-9-?-8-4-?.
How stupid is that?
Smands wouldn't even make a cute pet nickname, were I so inclined to use one.
Also, a while ago I needed to type the name Heinlein into my Blackberry.
At that point, upon getting 5-1-3-8-'-1-3-8 as input, the auto-spell circuits overheated and the entire Blackberry burst into flames.
What a piece of shit, it never even heard of Robert Heinlein.