family, techno geek

A pen & paper never looked so good

One of the many things that suck when your phone dies is that you lose information.  Luckily I had backed up my Blackberry to my home computer.  What’s not so lucky is that I had to use a 3rd party app (that I had to pay for) to be able to back up my Blackberry to my computer.  This app was full of bugs and often it would error out and would not sync.  So, Blackberry dies.  Fast forward a few weeks and I’m starting to realize a lot of the information that I’m missing.  Like dates I’d put in my calendar on my phone that wouldn’t sync to the computer.  Like the doctor’s appointment I missed last week while I was in the mountains.  I’d forgotten all about it because I’d scheduled it quite a few weeks ago.  On my phone.  Which wouldn’t sync to the computer.  Ugh. I’m also missing all my lists.  Lists of books I want to read, movies I want to see, quotes I liked.  Photos taken with my Blackberry.  All gone.  Mainly because the app I mentioned above didn’t quite jive with all the apps on the phone so there were some things that just would not sync no matter what.

One of the things I really miss is a text Morgan sent me one day.  I’d asked her something to which she replied “No!  Geez la weez!”  I thought that was so cute!  I didn’t correct her.  I guess she doesn’t realize that people are saying Jeez, Louise.  I guess now I’ll just have to carry that little bit of childlike talk from an almost grown woman around in my head from now on.  I wish I could sync my head.

techno geek, travel

Rotten berry

While we were in Vegas last month my Blackberry Curve died a terrible death.  It was only 14 months old! Dead blackberry I had plugged it in and gone to bed. I woke up in the middle of the night and picked it up to use it as a night light to get me to the restroom. I got into the restroom and turned the phone around and looked at the screen. Where all the icons should have been was just a big white screen with a box. Inside the box was a triangle, circle, & a square. Around the box was the ghostbusters symbol. blurb_300px-Ghostbusters_logo_20090406 I tried to turn it off. I pressed all the keys. NOTHING worked. The screen stayed white with that bizarre symbol. While pressing buttons the trackball fell out and rolled across the floor. Well, once the little trackball is gone you can’t use the Blackberry at all! The only think that worked was pulling out the battery.
When we got home I took the phone to the cell phone place and asked the rep if it could be fixed. She took one look at it and declared it dead beyond repair. She said she’d never seen that screen before. This makes 3 broken Blackberry phones in the last 2 years. They all just up and died mysterious deaths! My first Blackberry lasted me over 2 years but then one day just wouldn’t charge anymore. Took it in and nothing could be done for it. Then my first Curve did the same thing when it was just a month old. Now this. Safe to say I will never give Blackberry another dime of my money.