Magic Jewball

all signs point to no


Another one bites the dust

Filed under : Gadgets
On March 12, 2009
At 11:30 pm
Comments : 2

You would think that when I say, “I have a new Blackberry!” it would be in that good way but you would be wrong. In fact, it is a replacement for my old Blackberry which decided to stop being able to charge (I think this is something like a person who decides to die by cutting off their feeding tube). And this is actually my third Curve, as the first one had a sound problem after about a month. The problem was that it had no sound. I discovered this when I overslept one morning since the alarm went off sans beeps.*

And because the port was broken, it also couldn’t be connected with my computer so nothing on it could be saved. That is, nothing on the actual unit, as my music, photos, and contacts were on a memory card. Those were safe. But all my preferences, settings, and downloaded programs were gone daddy gone. I spent a bit of time writing all that down and yes, it has been a royal pain in the ass to download everything again, try to remember what my bookmarks were, have to hunt down my WiFi key again, change permissions, etc.

But the worst thing that happened was this: my BrickBreaker high score was reset to zero. Oh, the humanity! I may have to spend the next few weeks working it back up there. It’s a tough job but someone has to do it.

Queen – Another One Bites the Dust

*This is a lie, my alarm is actually this song. Could there be a gentler way to get up?

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Yeah, I have a beeping alarm clock go off ten minutes later.


2 Comments for this post

  1. sarpon says:

    I hope you spring for the insurance.

    I’m torn between the impulse to suggest that the universe may be trying to tell you something (unplug? backup? accept that all things are are merely passing through this existence, no matter how shiny?) and suggesting that you get a weensy little screwdriver and replace the port, dammit, because this is simply too much.

  2. Becca says:

    They replace them for free! Woo!

    Some would day the universe is telling me to get an iPhone, but I simply don’t buy that. Literally.

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