While I guess I shouldn’t be I can’t help but be suprised with the problems I am having with my relatively new Motorola T191 cell phone. On a number of occaisions now the phone’s operating system (if that is what it’s called in a phone) has crashed. The screens characters go all out of control and the phone becomes unresponsive. I have certainly come to expect this behaviour from computers – I just unloaded a huge amount of cash on a new laptop only to have word and powerpoint crash once every session – but appliances? With the increasing sophistication of computers built into what are considered everyday essential tools what will the future hold? God forbid that my fridge, stereo, or coffee maker start exhibiting the behaviour of a windows pc. It might be rather expensive to have your freeze crash in the middle of the night thawing out all the food in the freezer or the stereo deciding in was time to play Taiwanese pop in the middle of the night. I don’t want windows in my toaster. Perhaps this is all a good excuse to buy a new phone. I rather like the new Treo.
The wonders of technology. I recieved an email with the title Hello to Clark telling me to send money. It certainly wasn’t spam but a note sent from my Mother and Aunt while they were checking out the new iMac at a local store in Charlottetown. Apples got quite the thing going. Hats off to the owner Dave Moses and his wonderful store the LittleMacShoppe. Unfortunately I am pennyless after just purchasing one of these.
If you are into geeky things you might find this story “of how AppleScript helped keep sensitive data from the prying eyes of a thief and helped recover a stolen iMac” interesting. It is a bit like a soap opera.
Work seems to have this occaisional habit of interfering with my personal projects. Shame on you work. So much has happened lately, a new iMac is launched which is lauded by some hated by others, Frank Shuster passes, I decide to head to Thailand again, and this. Well I’m back in the saddle again.