The process of buying the Apple iPhone was pretty easy. Glenda and I walked into a store in Daly City at about 8:30 PM and each ordered one, and walked out. No lines. The device is physically much more elegant and smaller than I expected, and the iTunes-integrated signup process was fairly smooth. However, it’s been hours now and still no activation, which means I have a very expensive paperweight, which is worse than not having it at all. Update: Approximately 16 hours after my inital setup, I now have a working phone. I was contemplating taking it back, but I’m glad I didn’t.
Man goes to hospital for headache, discovers bullet. Haven’t we all had those days?
I’m in Dallas where I saw The Police with my sister. (The tickets were her birthday present.) Afterward I was checking out their respective website and it looks like Andy Summers, the guitarist, has a WordPress blog. His site also has some interesting essays and photography.
Walt Mossberg has his review of the iPhone up, with an accompanying video. I would also link to the NY Times review, which had some differing opinions, but when I went back to the page to get the link it wanted me to login. Welcome to 2007. Both Mossberg and Pogue dug the keyboard… after a few days.
Google apps now supports importing mail from IMAP, which means for me it just got 1000x more interesting. I have a Gmail account I use purely for archival but I only started a few months ago and so I often just resort to
grep for searching the years of archives before that.
I just read on Detlog there is a WordPress Japan meetup in Okayama on July 1. I just got a copy of a new Japanese WP book and it looks pretty neat. I’d love to make it to Japan and one of these meetups someday.