My Daxian XY100S arrived today. Here's my war story:
"Hey, bro! I got a package slip. Grab your ID, and get over here!"
I groaned. My sister had the habit of being cheerful, and yet so... pushy. On the other hand, I'd been waiting a week. Was my phone in- or did hers get here first?
"The name?" I asked.
She paused. "It just says Williamson."
"Okay, I'll be there."
"See you in two!"*
Five minutes later, I'd changed out of my comfy flannel pajama pants, dug out the bike, dragged it out of the yard and started pedaling pell-mell for the post office.
It was a heck of a ride. Puddles from the previous night's spectacular thundershow splattered across my pants, making turning difficult. I skidded around a corner, down the path, around a baseball diamond. A little winded, I finally ran into her at the skate park. Literally.*
The package was bigger than I'd expected. It was the size of a CFL football- no, the size of a Poodle, and just as awkward to carry. Ever try to bike with a football under an arm? Don't.
I didn't either.
Sis had the bike, I had the package. In a laughing lurch, we raced for home. My imitation of a running back was passable- I at least kept up to her for a half-block.*
Opening the package was awkward. We had to use a knife- and even then, we had to rely on brute strength. A slit made we. Then we played tug-of-war.
The cocoon unraveled, revealing a white-and-green box. Not your typical box. More of a shoebox, with a gap between the top and bottom. It was green.
I opened it.
There's a phone in a plastic sleeve. There's two batteries. There's a charger. There's a cable. There's a silicon case. There's even a screen protector.
I handed it off to my sister to assemble.
We watched together as it booted. It's magic.*
I spent the next hour futzing with the computer, reading a spanish tutorial on rooting it. My spanish is not all that great, and neither is Google's. I installed the driver, and spent a half hour trying to get the root to work. Finally, frustrated, I reboot the computer.
I tried it again.
This time, it worked. #daxian #daxianxy100s #rooting #rootingtutorial