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Friendster Spam

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Dara / Jen captured in an identity crisis

Dara / Jen captured in an identity crisis

So my social networking is starting to pay off. It’s about time really. This morning I was very excited to receive a new Friendster message from Dara. I personally don’t know any one name Dara. I could only assume that Dara found my Friendster profile and she’s really into short, married dudes and absolutely had to send me a message. I am happily married, but it never hurts to have the ego stroked occasionally. So I opened the message.

Right away I noticed that something was amiss. The message is from Dara, but the picture is labeled as Jen. What could this mean? What could this mean? Then it hit me. Jen is actually very shy and/or has concerns about her privacy. She uses the persona of Dara to live the internet life that she wishes so could live if she wasn’t stricken by her debilitating condition. Jen, it’s okay. You don’t have to hide any more. We all love you. Call me.

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February 4th, 2009 at 11:23 am

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iPhone Alarm

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For the most part the iPhone 3G with 2.1 software is very cool.  Like the rest of the software the alarm clock function is very cool… for the most part.  It’s super easy to add a new alarm.  You have a bunch of alarm sounds by default and if the default sounds fail to tickle your fancy, you can use any ring tone that you have as a custom alarm sound.  Ehow.com claims that you have “full access to your iTunes library.”  It’s not obvious to me how you set an iTune song as an alarm sound.  Damn you ehow.com.

Anyway, I said that the alarm function was mostly cool.  I’ve been using the alarm for about a week now and in that time I’ve expected the alarm to sound about 22 times.  In actuality, the alarm has only gone off 17 times.  Obviously, this is an unacceptably low success rate.  The alarm that fails the most often is the alarm that is supposed to wake me up.  I think this suggests the iPhone itself is not waking out of standby properly.

A cursory Google search revealed that not many people are having this problem.  Does your iPhone’s alarm fail to go off if it has been inactive for several hours?

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October 5th, 2008 at 6:56 pm

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