Joke: More bread – Man goes into a diner every day for lunch…

A man from the Old Country went to a diner every day for lunch. He
always ordered the soup of the day. One day the manager asked him how
he liked his meal. The old man replied, “It was good, but you could
give a little more bread.”

So the next day the manager told the waitress to give him four slices
of bread. “How was your meal, sir?” the manager asked. “It was good,
but you could give a little more bread,” came the reply.

So the next day the manager told the waitress to give him eight slices
of bread. “How was your meal today, sir?” the manager asked. “It was
good, but you could give maybe a little more bread,” came the reply.

So…the next day the manager told the waitress to give him a whole
loaf of bread with his soup. “How was your meal, sir?” the manager
asked, when he came to hand him the bill. “It was good, but you could
give maybe a little more bread,” came the reply once again.

The manager was obsessed with seeing this customer say that he is
satisfied with his meal, so he went to the bakery, and ordered a
six-foot-long loaf of bread. When the man came in as usual the next
day, the waitress and the manager cut the loaf in half, buttered the
entire length of each half, and laid it out along the counter, right
next to his bowl of soup. The old man sat down, and devoured his bowl
of soup, and both halves of the six-foot-long loaf of bread.

The manager now thinks he will get the answer he is looking for, and
when the old man came up to pay for his meal, the manager asked in the
usual way, “How was your meal TODAY, sir?”

The old man replied, “It was good, as usual, but why you are back to
giving only two slices bread!”

How to solve your iPod Touch battery problems with iOS 4

Like many people I upgraded my iPod Touch to iOS4… In general it
works well and the new folders feature is brilliant… I am not so
keen on the multitasking and that isn’t Apple’s fault, I have an
Android phone and I don’t like the multitasking on that either… The
most used apps on my phone and my iPod Touch are their task managers
to kill off the running apps… Anyway I digress…

Since my iPod Touch has the same processor as the iPhone 3GS, iOS 4 is
quite quick and I don’t see any lags or delays that older iPod Touch
users can see… But one thing that was bad was the battery life… I
say “was” as I have now found a solution!

During the first night after my iPod Touch had iOS 4 installed, the
battery went flat while it was in “sleep” mode. The next night I made
sure that there were no back ground tasks running, but again the same
thing. In the end I stumbled upon using airplane mode to silence the
network activity and wow, the battery didn’t go flat. Now I could use
it as an iPod and a games device without the battery going flat, but
it was pain to have to keep flipping in and out of airplane mode all
the time.

Finally I came across some instructions which finally tamed by iPod
Touch and let me leave airplane mode off without worrying about my
battery.

The trick is to make sure that there is no background network access.
To do this you need to turn off Notifications, Fetch New Data (for
email) and New Invitation Alerts (for Calendars):

Settings -> Notifications = Off

Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars -> Fetch New Data -> Push = Off

Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars -> Calendars -> New Invitation
Alerts = Off

In fact the first two where switched off already, but that third one
caught me, I didn’t realize that this little “New Invitation Alerts”
setting could flatten my battery so quick.

So there you have it, now my battery life is better. I still have a
sneaky feeling that the game, video and Internet usage is down but I
need to double yet that with some real numbers!