Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

DROID.....not even a close second!

An open letter to all Droid programmers: have failed miserably to create a smart phone that even comes close to the functionality of Apple's I-phone.  Droid is to the phone market what the XFL was to professional football:
  • Juvenile
  • Loose
  • Dorky (dumbing down technology so that the cognitively impaired feel at par is not something you should be congratulated for) 
Where do I start?  Lets start with the Apps...who cares if you have more apps than the Apple Iphone.  Your device cannot link up to my Outlook and manage my contacts!  God forbid someone in my contacts list get a new phone number or email.  This is strike one for the Droid.

To the programmers:  you were handed the single best network in the country and yet you come up short on features that could have made Verizon a winner.  At&t drops calls constantly in most metro areas yet the Iphone and its ability to properly push mail from my work account to my phone make that device a clear winner over the Droid's B.S. lame attempt at capturing new emails. long as we are on the subject of email:  "If I wanted a Gmail account, I would already have one"!  Why should I have to have ANOTHER friggin' email account just so that I can have your lame phone and crappy O.S.?  Strike two!

Why is there 5+ Droid devices available?  Simple answer:  So that more people make more money.  People like choices and all of you that consider Apple users "Sheep" for flocking into the Apple store and buying the same thing need to wake up and smell that ether...when there is only one device to choose from...all of the focus for development is on that device.  That makes things simpler for the end user.  Strike're out!

The bottom line is this; when (if) Verizon ever gets the I-phone, AT&T will be in a world of hurt.  They will be forced to make deals and to up their game (network) to compete in urban areas like New York, L.A., Detroit etc.  Until that can keep your Droid and I will gladly suffer AT&T's wretched service and second rate network.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Dixie Witch On The Hunt (Lynyrd Skynyrd Cover)

No matter what I am doing there is always a perfect song for that moment.  I went back into my library and got out some of my lesser played CD's to load in my Ipod...I recommend you purchase this one for yours

Saturday, October 30, 2010


My wife calls me a "pack rat".  I disagree, I prefer to call myself a "Collector".  Shoes have been my most important personal item since I can remember.  Vans being at the top of the list.  I got my first pair in the 5th grade in 1983.  They were red, blue & black checkerboard slip ons.  I can remember the smell of the waffle soles.  I still get excited when I get a new pair of Vans today.  I have no less than 5 pair of Vans at any given time but I dont wear all of them...once they get worn, I retire them.  Today I retired my RAD Sk8 Highs...
Also in my collection are my 2006 Hosoi Sk8 highs...these were retired in 2008

Currently I am wearing the Iron Maiden "Trooper" Sk8 highs and a pair of Grosso black & reds...
I guess I am a little "Off the wall"...Jason

Sportsters forever

All I wanted was a Harley.  I hated baggers, my dad had one, a 1972 Full Dresser.  It was Blue & White and it was slow, handled like a bus and it was quiet.  I went to the was 2003 and I was one of a million or so folks that wanted to buy in to the advances on the dealership showroom went un-noticed by salesman so I went to another dealership and bought an 883 Custom 100th anniversary Sportster, a matching helmet and the biggest HOG patch the dealership had for sale. 
It only took a few months to learn that the dealership set was not for me...I was ready to dismantle my bike and build something cool out of it.  I sold my stock bike when it was 6 months old.  My second Sportster was a 2002 1200 Custom that was in a wreck.  I bought it for $2,000 and built this:
I wanted to be a "Pro" builder, so I sold the bike.  I am not certain who owns it now...but I hope they are enjoying it.  Speed Metal Built Forever!-Jason Hallman 

First post...

This BLOG has been something that I have wanted to do for a long time.  Since I left J R Cycle Works in late summer of 2009, I have been working on several projects.  Last week I finally busted out my custom Speed Metal Parts "Double Down" frame built to my specs by Paul Wideman of Bare Knuckle Choppers in Missouri.  The frame is built to accept a rigid mount EVO sportster drivetrain, a 180 rear tire and it is built 1" up, 1" out and a stock 30-degree rake. 
Speed Metal Parts:  "Double Down" Sporty frame