Why are there no “B” size batteries?

Common Battery Sizes

Common Battery Sizes

Something I have been wondering about for a long time. We have “D”, “C”, “A”, “AA” and “AAA” (yes there is actually an “A” as well as “F”, “G” and “J”. But there has never been (to my recollection) a “B” size (and apparantly there is no “E”, “H” or “I” sizes either).

Is there some fundamental problem that I am unaware of, of labeling something as “B”? If there was some insinuation of lesser quality, then we would not have any of the other letters either, and would probably have an “E” size signifying excellent. And an endless stream of ever increasing multiples of “A” kind of like all those “Rent-A-<add noun here>” yellow page ads. So that can’t be it.

Battery sizes seem to follow bra cup size designations with “A” being smaller and increasing through “D”. Although I have never heard of a “AAA” cup size…

Perhaps there was a “B” size once. Maybe it just inadequate for the bigger tasks, and too much for the smaller ones. Or maybe “B” was just BAD. Who knows. its a lot to ponder.



So I was talking to my friend the other day, wishing him a happy birthday, when he responded, “You are my best friend, you are my iFriend!”

I guess that is what you become when two people communicate through their iPhone’s… iFriends. We are now always chatting about what cool new apps to download and how such and such an app helps to do some specific task.

Of course, my wife and kids have iPhone’s as well. Am I now iDad? Or iHoney? I am definately an iGeek.

My friend, with whom I used to talk a few times a week, now contacts me even more. After all, calls between iPhone’s are free. So why not share the minutia of your life?

I guess all I can say is…


WordPress for the iPhone

Well today the AppStore released WordPress for the iPhone. After playing with this app, I decided to move all of my blog entries from Blogger and iWeb over to WordPress. I like the WordPress software and the iPhone client a lot, and it also just makes it easier since the SAPIEN blog is on WordPress software.

The iPhone client allows for easy posting of text and pictures. No management tools yet, but that will probably come along at some point. I like the convenience of being able to post from anywhere without having to have a laptop. This was a big issue for me in China and the reason I chose Blogger, because it was easy to email posts. Now its way easier to use WordPress and their toolset is great.

Testing The New iPhone Firmware

Well I was able to download and upgrade my original iPhone to firmware 2.0. It only took me 2.5 hours to activate the new firmware since Apple’s activation servers were overwhelmed. So I downloaded LifeCast blogging app and now now I am testing it. It seems to work well as this post shows, so maybe now I have a more reliable way to post blog entries with pictures than emailing them to Blogger.

Posted with LifeCast