There is a conspiracy afoot to thwart my attempts at acquiring navigation software for my new smartphone. A year ago, I learned of the upcoming TomTom 7 navigation software. Screenshots and descriptions sounded utterly cool, so I decided to see if I could get my hands on a (legal) copy. TomTom customer service was less…

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So when after 81 days GUD sent me an email informing me of Prisoner of War’s 8th rejection, I wasn’t even that disappointed. After all, what’s a little artistic rejection when you have your baby’s sonogram as background image in your cool new phone? Anyway, POW bounced right back out there, this time to the…

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It’s different when it’s your own indeterminate, potato-shaped blob of white noise in a big grey wedge. The sonogram lady placed the transducer on my wife’s belly, and without further ado, our tiny baby-to-be sprung onto the screen. Two miniature legs were clearly visible, folded against the abdomen; and one of the two arms actually…

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