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iPhone4, So Far It’s Been Horrible…

Ok so this is day 2 of “using” an iPhone4… The unit I got seems to be a lemon and has been rebooting at random. The Apple logo would show the screen would go dark then a reboot would occur. Yesterday it rebooted 8x. The last being the worse because it did not power back on. I decided to plug it in and went to bed. At around 630AM I woke up to check and it was on. So I plug it in to the computer and it does another reboot. After it booted up I did a backup. Definitely returning this device. I don’t think this might be fixed with a firmware / software patchSo the Gadgets God have frowned upon me and decided to give me a lemon. I cannot get a unit from Globe because those are locked and I don’t want to deal with jailbreaking. Also I’ve sold my 3GS already so… I am stressing to say the least. 

If You’re Filipino, WindowsPhone7 is NOT for You…

After a “passionate” phone call and email to Microsoft Support. I have come to the conclusion that moving from WindowsMobile to WindowsPhone7 is just not advisable for residents of the Philippines.If you’ve been following my blog you know that I’ve been using WindowsMobile since 2001 (that’s 9 years). Around November last year Microsoft launched WindowsMobile MarketPlace (for WM6.1, earlier for 6.5) at the time Philippine credit cards were not accepted so you could get free apps but there was no way to purchase paid apps. 11 months later Philippine credit cards are still not accepted on MarketPlace. I decided to ring Microsoft and write an email expressing my concerns. Today I got a follow up email stating that WindowsPhone7 MarketPlace will also not support the Philippines and that it is unsure when support would be added.This is from “Rizal” of Microsoft Support:Additionally, for the new Windows Phone 7 marketplace, the list of supported countries is still the same; Singapore, Austr…

STAR WARS Coffee Table Books

So I’ve been on sort of a buying spree of STAR WARS titles lately.I got STAR WARS YEAR BY YEAR last month in Hong Kong. I pre-ordered JEDI PATH from Amazon which shipped a week or so ago, and about 2 days ago I ordered 2 more books STAR WARS VISIONS and SOUNDS OF STARWARS... those shipped today. These titles along with my COMPLETE VADER, STAR WARS ENCYCLOPEDIA, and VISUAL GUIDESI’ve also been hoarding my audible credits and will probably get The FORCE UNLEASHED 2 (1 credit) novelization, and maybe REVENGE OF THE SITH (2 credits) if I don’t use em on some other titlesI’ve noticed that these books are all large format (i.e. coffee table books) is this a sign of my age? I seem to be attracted to these sorts of things more. I have been meaning to transition my collecting into art instead of toys… But I guess I a hampered by 1) availability, 2) cost 3) space. I did buy 3 big LEGO sets. Suffice to say my wallet is doing a Wilhelm scream reminiscent of those blaster fodder imps from A New Ho…