Monthly Archives: January 2008

2008 Reading List

I’m keeping tabs of my reading in 2008. I initially thought that 26 books in 2008 would be a decent goal, but here I am 17 days into January and I’ve already taken out over 25% of my goal.

  1. Fire Ice – Clive Cussler
  2. Polar Shift – Clive Cussler
  3. Deep Fire Rising – Jack Du Brul
  4. The Navigator – Clive Cussler
  5. No Reservations – Anthony Bourdain
  6. Let My People Go Surfing – Yvon Chouinard
  7. Havoc – Jack Du Brul
  8. Serpent – Clive Cussler
  9. Blue Gold – Clive Cussler
  10. White Death – Clive Cussler
  11. Lost City – Clive Cussler
    (Note: I’ve finished the Kurt Austin series from Cussler, which only leaves his Oregon Files series unread. I’m not sure I’m ready to jump into another Cussler marathon, although it is only 4 books with an upcoming 5th release in April — maybe I’ll revisit it then.)

I’m always looking for recommendations so feel free give me some suggestions in the comments.

This entry last updated 1/29/08

Sprint Kills Ambassador Program

Bummer. I looked forward to my free phones.

Greetings Ambassadors,

Thank you for your participation in the Sprint Ambassador program. We appreciate the candid feedback you have provided and are regularly using this information to offer our customers the best products and services available on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network.

After careful consideration, Sprint has decided to discontinue our Sprint Ambassador program so that we may focus on other key initiatives for gathering customer feedback. As a thank you for your participation, the devices you have received through the program are yours to keep. However, the service on those handsets will be terminated on January 31, 2008.

If you would like to keep the existing phone number on your handset, you have the following options:

  • If you have an existing Sprint account in your name, you can simply go to Sprint retail store or call Sprint Customer Care at (888) 296-8806 to transfer the number over. You will need your phone number and account password to facilitate the transfer.
  • If you do not have a Sprint account and would like to open a new one, we invite you to visit a Sprint retail store for assistance and select from the many service plans that we offer.
  • If you would like to transfer your Ambassador phone number to another individual’s account, BOTH PARTIES will need to need to visit a Sprint retail store to ensure a smooth transition.
  • If you would like to move your Sprint Ambassador phone number over to another carrier, you will need to have the carrier you select call our Corporate Account team at (866) 657-6843. Typically, a consumer that wishes to port their number would just need their account number and password. Ambassadors are considered corporate customers and, as such, cannot make changes to their account without going through the Corporate Account team.

For the Sprint Store nearest you please visit

Again, to keep your current Ambassador phone number, you must act by 11:59 PM on January 30, 2008.

Once again, we truly appreciate your participation in the Ambassador program. If you have any additional questions, please send an email to or you can reach Sprint’s Ambassador CARE team at (888) 296-8806.

Thank you!

I wouldn’t be surprised if part of the reason for the cancellation of the program was due to the mostly negative reviews of the Samsung Upstage II – one of the most unusable phones ever made.

Great Quotes: Thirteenth in a Series

“We are turning into a nation of whimpering slaves to Fear—fear of war, fear of poverty, fear of random terrorism, fear of getting down-sized or fired because of the plunging economy, fear of getting evicted for bad debts or suddenly getting locked up in a military detention camp on vague charges of being a Terrorist sympathizer.”
— Hunter S. Thompson, “Extreme Behavior in Aspen,” February 3, 2003