After CONvergence I decided to get myself a new camera with a better movie mode. I was originally planning on something a bit simpler (as usual) but was impressed with the zoom lens given this camera's size. The lens is wider than I'm used to on my other cameras so it's taken a little getting used to, but I think I'll like it in the long run.
I've been playing a bit with Google Voice lately. It seems like it would be handy if you have several numbers of your own that you want to unify, but it doesn't work as well if you share a phone number with someone else. If someone calls my Google Voice number and my cellphone and home phone ring, monstersocks could answer our home phone, preventing me from answering on my cellphone. Transcribed voicemails and the options for listening while someone leaves voicemail (like one of those old timey answering machines) seem useful though.