Getting the message

So on Saturday I did an elaborate backup, reset/restore on my iPod because it was misbehaving. If that hadn’t fixed it, I would have been in the apple store getting it replaced *AND* financing a powerbook.

Yesterday my phone fubared. SO today I do an elaborate backup, reset/restore and so far it’s working great. If that hadn’t worked, I’d be at the Verizon store getting it replaced, probably with a new Treo 650 that I’d have pay for (’cause they’ll certainly FedEx me a new Kyocera again otherwise).

So I say to the universe at large: “I get the message, you dn’t want me to spend big bucks right now. Please stop making my stuff stop working.”

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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6 Responses to Getting the message

  1. h_postmortemus says:

    If your Kyocera really does die, I’ve got a spare lying around. Which I think kinda works. So we can canablize parts and make a new, stronger, more powerful Big-Ass PDA Phone. :)

  2. alchemist says:

    UNless it’s a 7135, the possibility of a franken-pda-phone would make it almost a requirement. On the other hand, I now have the 6 Million Dollar Man intro in my head : “We can rebuild him. We have the technology. […] Better than he was before. Better . . . stronger . . . faster.”

    In actuality, this is my third phone in this model. I’ve had 2 replacements on it in the last 2 years, and I’m about done. If it dies, I’m going for a new phone that doesn’t shit itself semi-regularly, and isn’t quite as fragile.

  3. h_postmortemus says:

    Yes, it’s a 7135.

  4. alchemist says:

    Have you still got the 7135, is the screen any good on it, and how can I get it from you?

  5. h_postmortemus says:

    Yes, yes and you’ll need to come get it because I’m not driving to another freaking county at these gas prices. :)

    You can either stop by my house some evening or my workplace. Or hey, we could meet for lunch.

    You should have my e-mail address.

  6. alchemist says:

    Yeah, I didn’t expect you to bring it to me. I’m not that big of an asshole. *grin*

    I’ll drop you a note in the next few days. I figure I’ll go to the store on Saturday and see if they can hook me up first.

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