us-carriers

the signs with their children
  • Aries:"ah yes..6 months..the perfect age to start boxing classes"
  • Taurus:[uses a baby-carrier on their teenager]
  • Gemini:"listen buddy, i don't care what you did at preschool imma bout to tell you about MY day."
  • Cancer:rushes their kid to the hospital after a stubbed toe
  • Leo:is prepared to physically fight their child's bullies
  • Virgo:[pulls out a calculus textbook] "story time."
  • Libra:the mom in "stacy's mom"
  • Scorpio:"a lullaby? alright baby....bitches aint shit and they aint sayin nothin..a hundred mutha fuckas..."
  • Sagittarius:[newborn vomits on them] "what the...i did not raise you to be like this"
  • Capricorn:"beautiful baby right? well. not as beautiful as me but..you know, we can't all be so blessed."
  • Aquarius:[burns their kids hw] "you dont needs this..its all up to the system....listen, there's a rebellion coming"
  • Pisces:[sees their baby sleeping] "what an asshole..why tf cant that be me?"
My HOW I WORK interview

What apps/software/tools can’t you live without?

Ubuntu and the suite of GNU tools in any robust Unix system. A good text editor (currently Gedit)—I keep all of my working files at .txts. A robust, highly configurable browser (Firefox/Firefox for Android). A fast RSS reader (presently Google Reader, likely to be Newsblur next). A tetherable mobile connection—I use EasyTether for Android to circumvent tether-blocking as deployed by some of the carriers I use around the world, especially Rogers in Canada. AirDroid for moving files on/off Android devices in my life. An external USB battery (currently PowerGen 5200mAh External Battery Pack).

A rugged, roomy, weatherproof backpack (currently a Bagjack Skidcat). A moneyclip. A small, six-card credit-card wallet. LibreOffice spreadsheets for bookkeeping. GPG, cryptsetup, and TrueCrypt for information security. A high-performance mailer with functional scripting engine (currently Thunderbird with a ton of rules and a huge black-listed kill file and white-listed address book). A titanium Widgy keychain prybar (pictured at right)—useful as a pocket knife but flies (heh) under TSA/BAA radar. No-name, easy to replace earbuds with integrated mic for phone. Exeze waterproof MP3 player for swimming. AquaSphere Seal swim goggles—I swim everyday for about an hour and listen to last night’s CBC’s As It Happens news podcast. Exeze + Aquasphere are a reasonably priced, reliable goggles/MP3 combo. GoToob silicone bottles for shampoo/soap for the pool—these have strong, reliable suction cups that stick them perfectly to the shower wall.

A no-name, cheap mini screwdriver set—I get these confiscated about six times a year by airport security, especially the jerks at Gatwick airport, but it’s worth buying a new set every time. Catering-sized sachets of Tabasco—these don’t show up as liquid on airport scanners, unlike the mini bottles. I put Tabasco on everything. I’d use it for contact-lens solution if I could. Aeropress—the single most versatile and reliable way of making coffee, especially on the road. Perfect when paired with a Porlex hand-grinder.

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anonymous asked:

Can you explain how to get a phone and the whole process? btw I am on mobile so I can't check tags so sorry if someone has asked this before

I got my phones off of Seoul Craigslist. Just browsed around for a good price, messaged a few sellers, negotiated it down a little, and then arranged to meet up (in a very public place in broad daylight!!) to get the phone. You should make sure and ask before you buy it that the phone is in fact unlocked, and that it can be used with any carrier.

After that, I just took the phone to the big global Olleh store in Hongdae (most little neighborhood Olleh stores are not going to do this; you have to go to a big branch) and bought a SIM card, then got set-up on a prepaid data / calls / text plan. They put the SIM card in for me and then I just had to wait about an hour before everything was activated and ready to go. One time I went, there was a worker who spoke excellent English and it was all easy peasy. But the other 6+ times I went to refill my minutes, that was not the case and I had to do everything in Korean. So if you can, bringing someone who speaks Korean with you (unless you do!) will be extremely helpful and make the whole process much less painless. 선불 is the word for prepaid in Korean, btw. That’ll be important.

There are stores in Itaewon where you can buy used phones as well, but I went once with a friend and it was a genuinely TERRIBLE experience. The guys running the shop were obvious sleezeballs intent on ripping us off, and the whole thing took 3+ hours, and we were just really uncomfortable the whole time. SO unless you know of a reputable shop, I don’t really recommend just walking into any used phone store you see because chances are you will get screwed over. :| At least online, you can pick your price and know exactly what you’re paying and compare it to other sellers, where as a lot of these privately-owned phone stores will tack on random last-minute fees and try to scam you.

Wait for someone who bumps mouths clumsily with yours cos they’re too busy smiling to kiss you properly. Yeah. Wait for that.
—  Azra Tabassum (aka 5000letters)