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iPhone Received

My 8GB iPhone arrived today. Here's a re-telling of how things went. 11:22: iPhone arrives. 12:18: Finally have time to unpack iPhone. Admire little pull tab that separates iPhone from accessories. 12:19: Begin using iActivator. 12:31: Activate iPhone. Turns out I had to turn it off between steps or I got a funny error. 12:32: […]

Using an iPhone Without AT&T?

So I'm getting an iPhone… but I don't plan to get AT&T at all. I don't even want to sign up and then have to cancel nor do I want to go on a pay-as-you-go plan. I also want to avoid potential future "bricking" as much as possible and would like to leave open the […]

Panasonic’s HDC-SD1

Steve Jobs mentioned Panasonics AVC-HD (the HDC-SD1) HD camcorder which records high-quality HD video to an 8GB SD card in his keynote. The specs page says the camera has a high-speed shutter: 1/60th to 1/8,000th seconds. But it doesn't list the framerate. Currently, to record my golf swing (for analysis), I record on my Canon […]

Thanks to Gedeon for the tip, and I agree: Amanda Congdon is rather smug.

Squish it! I remember when I actually had a bug in my LCD display. I couldn't squish it (I tried to in a corner - really not very wise) but it was behind the LCD layer (duh). So I unplugged the display, put it so the vents (this was the old plastic 23" Cinema) were […]

The .biz Domain

Have you ever gotten a legitimate email from a .biz domain? Because I sure as heck haven't, and I'm seriously considering email blacklisting all .biz domains.

Woohoo!!!! Yippeee!!! It's true, it's true! iPhones, here I come.

Your iPhone Experiences

Comment here with your iPhone experiences, either first- or second-hand.

Getting an iPhone?

Are you getting an iPhone? Yes No Eventually (maybe second-gen) View Results

iPhone Rate Plans Online

Wow, not bad: $59.99 for 450 minutes, unlimited data, 200 text messages, and 5000 night-and-weekend minutes? Not too shabby if you ask me. Too bad, again, there's no Cingular/AT&T stores near or in Erie, PA. I may have to investigate the options come November, though, when our third cell phone falls into month-to-month. It's […]

Carey Needs a Temp Phone

Carey needs a phone that will accept a SIM card (for Cellular One). We don't want to extend our contract. She needs a simple phone with an address book - she really never uses the camera or other features (Bluetooth, MP3 ringtones, etc.). The other two phones we have were, uhhh, "mistreated" by the same […]

Water Power?

A car powered by four ounces of water? Supposedly, this isn't a prank… and yet today is the first I've heard of it. P.S. Hyrdogen burns (or explodes) quite easily. Remember the Hindenburg? Adding oxygen to the mix only helps, obviously, as combustion requires oxygen. Is that all that's going on here?

A friend just sent me an email from Cingular saying: Cingular Wireless has noted a nation wide outage since 4:00 AM today. Some subscribers have been able to get their blackberrys working again by taking out the battery and the sim card, leaving it out for a few minutes and reinstalling them into the blackberry. […]

Net Neutrality

This is the first - and may be the only - post I make on Net Neutrality. I've not followed the issue like I should, but having done a little reading on it, my opinions are pretty clear. More here. Thanks Jesper. P.S. When I'd finished watching this video on YouTube, "House Rejects Net Neutrality" […]

For about a year now I've used the "official" Touareg-iPod connector from Apple and VW. It works most of the time, but "works" means: No ID3 tags or any song/artist/album info on the LCD. No way to select individual songs. Certainly no way to see any graphics (or video). Limited to five playlists (button 6 […]

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