... although I'm trying to be more restrained than a hyperactive magpie in a shiny things factory these days (responsible grown up and all that).

Stop buying this crap. Just stop it. You don't need it. Wait a year until the reviews come out and the other suckers too addicted to having the very latest and greatest buy it, put up a review, and have moved on to something else. Stop buying broken products and then shrugging your shoulders when it doesn't do what it is supposed to. Stop buying products that serve any other master than you. Use older stuff that works. Make it yourself. Only buy new stuff from companies that have proven themselves good servants of their customers in the past. Complaining online about this stuff helps, but really, just stop buying it.

Joel Johnson has returned to Gizmondo after a stint out of the madness that is re-hashing press released and he's got some very good advice for us bleeding edge early adopters... and hopefully it's a bit of a wake-up call to the companies who have been relying on us to pay a premium to beta test products that they're going to drop like a hot potato as soon as the next cool idea comes along!

Of course, with that in mind... I want a new TV and an HD-DVD player and a UMPC and a better cellphone and.....