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Photo courtesy of William Hook

I am sitting here thinking about this blog I read over at Gizmodo yesterday and I am baffled.  Over the weekend, someone ‘found’ a prototype iPhone on the floor in a bar.  They took it apart and put it on the web to show what the guts looked like and what it had that the previous version did not.  Some say it is a hoax and others think it is the real deal.  But Apple wants it back.  Now.

What gets me is that this one blog now has over 6 millions hits.  6 MILLION!  That is insane!  I can’t believe that one little post can generate that much traffic.  Send some my way, will ya?  It just confirms that there are a serious amount of Apple fans out there.  I hear the iPhone is cool, but this is a little over the top.  I don’t have one personally, because I am a Verizon customer and wont switch.  However, I have heard that it is coming to Verizon pretty soon, so I may check it out.

I have to be totally honest – I have never even held an iPhone in my hand.  Blasphemy, you say?  Perhaps.  I have nothing bad to say about them, but wont consider it until Verizon carries it and my two year contract is up.  I will admit that I am a little jealous of all the things it can do compared to my Blackberry.  There are so many apps that are made for the iPhone exclusively that sound really cool.

The next thing I think about with the iPhone is do I really want a phone with more stuff to do?  I spent ridiculous amounts of time on my Blackberry as it is.  I would never get anything done.  I get scolded all the time now for using the phone at the dinner table or while hanging out with friends.  I would be in trouble all the time even more than I already am.

What I want to know is was this a hoax?  Did the guy who ‘lost’ the prototype lose his job as so many assumed he would on Monday?  Is this a clever marketing trick from Apple?  What do you think?

Last night, like most Wednesday nights during the warmer weather, we went riding with our Meetup group, No Destination.  It’s a bunch of guys and gals with bikes that like to ride and have a good time.  They are a very mellow group that all get along well and there are no bad attitudes to deal with.  It’s always a lot of fun to get together with the group, especially for our first ride together after a long winter.

We had a nice group, probably around 40 bikes on the ride last night.  We kept it short as it is still a little cool and it gets really cool after dark.  After our ride, we always go back to our starting point and have some food and hang out some more.  The place we ride out of has a nice patio section with a big fire bowl for those chilly nights.  It doesn’t get much better than that.

Here’s a picture from tonight’s ride.  Pardon the crappy pic, but the sun was setting and the camera on my Blackberry isn’t that good.

So, we hung out and had a bite to eat, and then Rose and I headed for home.  On our way home, we saw some guy getting cuffed and stuffed on the Northway.  He was driving a Subaru Impreza WRX and wearing a suit.  Not a good day for that guy.

When I got home, as we were getting the bike tucked away in the garage, we realized there was a package on the porch.  It was from Lexar.  They sent me a 4GB 300x Professional Compact Flash Memory Card to review.  I am pretty excited!  Gonna have to go find something to take pictures of.  I will try it out and see how it works, and in about a month, I will right my review and let you know what I think.

Photo courtesy of Lexar

How was your Wednesday?  Tell me about it!  See ya soon!