12/2/2003

Bill Watterson

Filed under:General — eric @ 12:54 pm

Speaking of missing, Bill Watterson, creater of Calvin and Hobbs, is currently not being seen. That didn’t stop James Renner from trying.

Have you heard from Jorn Barger?

Filed under:General — eric @ 10:15 am

Jorn Barger, editor of Robot Wisdom, is missing. Have you heard from him?

Phone Connectivity

Filed under:General — eric @ 3:54 am

I’ve had several people email my phone today. Unfortunately, Cingular’s GPRS system (the method the phone uses to get online) is down today. As it was yesterday. So… I know I have emails waiting, but I don’t know what they are or who sent them.

By the way, this has turned out to be a pretty neat trick. Here’s what I do: phone@ericwagoner.com is actually in intermediate email address. Any mail sent there gets forwarded to a second (secret) emaill account that I can access with the phone’s email software. Another copy gets forwarded to the phone’s SMS emaill address (provided by Cingular). So, I get “paged” with a short excerpt of the email, and can then download the full text at my lesure. Works great, assuming there’s an internet signal.

Interestingly, a friend in California reports that T-Mobile’s GPRS system is out of service there, too.