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Confirmed: iPhone is Awesome

My cell phone saga stretches back for several weeks or even months. I decided to leave Verizon for AT&T GSM, then decided to stay with Verizon, and ultimately, bit the bullet after a month and a half of waffling.

iPhoneI had no intention of getting an iPhone, mostly because they were more money that I wanted to spend and because I expect rev 2 to come out by spring at the latest (or sooner?) But the fact is, at $299, I was probably going to get an iPod Touch, and the iPhone was just too compelling. So last Thursday, I went for it. Ported my number and just took the dive.

Let me assure you: the iPhone is worth all of the hype. Yes, it doesn’t record video, it doesn’t have GPS, it doesn’t have a flash, it doesn’t do cut and paste, there is no SDK, and EDGE is no Verizon EV-DO. And yet, despite all of that, the iPhone is likely the coolest “gadget” I’ve ever owned. It’s incredible; it’s got technology never before seen (multi-touch) and it just… it makes people giddy to see it. It’s tons of fun and it’s easy to use. It was seemeless to sync it and watch it receive my Gmail, import my contacts, bookmarks, appointments, and music from my iMac. It’s worth every penny of the $299 I paid for it.

Maybe they will release new iPhones soon, and almost assuredly I will want one, but it doesn’t mean this thing isn’t still every bit as incredible.

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Is this Damon Lindelof… at Camp?

I went to camp in Pennsylvania in the late 1980s, and I was friends with many people there, most of whom are now mere memories. But several years later, I somehow found a Yahoo! Group with many of my fellow campers, and then I built a website for the camp alumni. After a server crash in December 05, one for which I was completely unprepared, sadly, I lost most of the data.

So in the last week, I finally got around to rebuilding everything, but rather than host the photos, I decided to create a group on Flickr. I posted all of my camp pics. Many are of people I was once friends with, but have long since lost touch with, or worse, forgotten.

Imagine my surprise when I got an email from an old counselor who wrote to tell me “the “some dude” posted in your pictures is Damon Lindeloff. The same Damon Lindeloff that is co-creator of the TV Show – Lost.


(c) 1990, Adam Scheinberg, some_dude.jpg, originally uploaded by Adam and Jennifer.

Damon Lindelof I thought to myself – really? So I did a quick scan over to google images to check out what Damon Lindelof looks like. Lo and behold, it looks just like him (see image on left). And he’s the right age, born in ’73. And he is from New Jersey – my camp was mostly people from NJ and NY. So, this is very likely Damon Lindelof, one of the main writers of Lost, and at some point, at least, I was obviously friends with him. Kinda cool.

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Really Cool Website

It’s rare someone creates a website that is truly unique.

It was made by Miranda July. Very cool stuff.

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