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March 3, 2019

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From the corner booth...

Hello everyone,
It's been a while since I've updated this website because work and home has been drawing my attention. There's also the problem of getting about 95% spam in my dance emailbox. A few of you have been wondering if I've given up on the website; after all, I've been editing this website for over 23 years and I don't get out dancing much these days. I am, however, already making plans for attending the 2019 Beantown Lindy Hop Camp. Since I just renewed this website the other day, I'm committed to maintaining DanceNet for a while.


Today's product endorsement (for which I get nothing but appreciation from my readers for recommending a decent product):

I drop my cellphone. A lot. And I go through a lot of screen protectors.

I prefer the tempered glass ones because they're much easier to install than the plastic ones. The plastic ones will get scratched, but won't have to worry about *shattering* them. Because they're harder to install, you might wait longer to replace them. And I've seen a lot of cellphones seriously in need of a new screen protector.

I like the glass ones because when you put them on, it's hard to tell that they're there unless you drop them hard enough to shatter them. Until then, it looks like a shiny new screen. I didn't realize that there was a difference until I recently replaced the existing screen protector. The new one did not cover the entire screen and it was a cheaply designed protector. Ignoring the bad production quality of the new one, the old protector covered the entire screen and had holes cut out for the camera and buttons; it clearly had more thought put into it. If you choose to get a screen protector, I highly recommend one from SuperShieldz™. There are probably others, but this is the first one I found that I like so I'm sticking with it and it's easy to remember. I normally get mine from Amazon because I won't find a screen protector in regular stores for my Samsung Galaxy S7. By the way, this glass protector makes my phone look brand new all the time.

As for the case, a case is a must. Most of the cases I've seen are fairly bulky, or at least they look bulky. I use one that's is of a soft vinyl that's not very thick. It absorbs a lot of shock so my phone is protected, but it's thin enough so it doesn't look nor feel like there's a lot of material there. It's also inexpensive enough so if it gets damaged, I can just replace it without a lot of pain. It too makes me feel like I'm carrying around a new phone.

One last thing: It costs about $15 a month for "insurance" for a good phone, like an iPhone 7. I know people who don't buy a screen protector or case, but will spend money for the replacement insurance and I think is a waste of money. Investing in the screen protector and case is a much better deal and you don't have the monthly payment.

See you on the dance floor.

Benson Wong

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