Monday, August 11, 2008

Craftsmenship rarely seen these days

Check out the tolerance between the door and the toilet at the Marriot
Residence Inn here in Parsippany, NJ.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Hey if anyone is paying attention...iPhone developers...SSH and Telnet - UPDATED


Hey someone was listening. Saw this posted over at TUAW (The Unofficial Apple Weblog). pTerm has been released and a patched version is coming out right behind it. For $4.99 you can rule the world. I'm going to buy it and give it a quick review.

Link to TUAW post here pTerm released, update due soon.

If someone comes up with a good SSH/Telnet client for iPhone, that would be a killer app. I don't own an iPhone 3G but if I did that's one thing that I would need. Because as a Data Comm guy, I could access my network via the 3G and Cisco IPSEC client. Then fire up that SSH/Telnet client and I could rule the world.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Dinner at Pondergrossa

BlogRush....I'm I the only one who doesn't "get it"?

If you read this blog on what would be considered a normal Because I'm not sure I ever have anything real to say. I do however use it as a forum to openly complain and while it makes me feel better, I doubt I'm making a difference out there.

On to the subject. BlogRush. I have been signed up for over 6 months. I have not seen any benefit from this service. Maybe it's because I'm not categorized properly. Maybe it's because, like stated above, I bring nothing to the table. I did however change my category today and I'm interested in seeing if this makes a difference.

If you use BlogRush and you think it works, leave a comment. I would be interested in your take on this service.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

How I got an iPhone and why I'm writing this post

I purchased a 1st gen iPhone for my wife for her birthday in Feb. of this year.  She loved it.  It's probably been one of 2 phones that she has had no complaints about.  She even read the book I bought for her about the iPhone.  She likes the phone that much.

Well, last month she dropped the phone in the toilet.  She said that the toilet had been freshly cleaned.  I will take her word for it.  Anyway she came home and said that she had dropped it in the toilet.  I told her before she even tried to turn it on again we needed to really give it a couple of weeks to dry out.

She was going out of town on business and decided she couldn't wait 2 weeks so she bought a new 3G version.  Now, I know what your saying.   She did it on purpose because she wanted a new phone.  Well, if I would have done it that would have probably been true.  But she really hates to spend money on stuff like that.  So I believed her when she said it was an accident.

So, I took the old phone and dried it out for a couple of weeks.  Plugged it up to the Mac Mini and fired it up.  Low and behold it worked.  The screen still had a little water in it, I could see some slight streaking but it worked.  I popped the sim out of my other ATT phone and put it in the toilet phone and activated it.

It continued to work.  I upgraded it to the 2.0 firmware and everything still worked..but the camera.  I got an error message that there wasn't enough room on the iPhone for it take a picture.  Which wasn't true.  I have like 12Gigs available.

A little research revealed that  lot of people had the same problem but the vast majority had been jail broken phones.  Not mine, it was a standard straight out of the box iPhone.  Nothing fishy going on here.

Anyway, I upgraded today to 2.0.1 and the camera is now working as you can see from the above picture.