The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Wednesday, 21 April 2004]

AT&T no more

After the “upgrade” fiasco, decided to not spend any more time and aggravation dealing with AT&T, and am now with T-Mobile. So new phone, better coverage, more minutes and less money. Guess it’s good in a way that AT&T’s “upgrade” program gave me the impetus to make the switch.

Was pretty impressed with the phone number port process–the number switched over while I was in the store doing the paperwork, and it was in general glitch free. Really glad not to go through a nightmare like this guy. My sympathies go out to him.

The only fly in the ointment was my brand spanking new (and quite the groovy) T610 being a lemon. It crashed intermittently, forcing removal of the battery to reset. No fun. Took it back to the T-Mobile store for a replacement, which so far hasn’t exhibited any drama queen tendencies.

To add to the T-Mobile goodness, Joe has figured out that it’s pretty easy to get mobile Internet using your regular minutes, not some exorbitant data rate. Still waiting for him to get his first monthly bill before I try it myself, but here’s hoping.

« Stay out of the water

 »


Enjoy the ten latest posts!

Any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice

Impressions moving from an Apple Watch Series 3 to Series 5

Is there reason to upgrade from a 3 to a 5?

Plans are worthless, but planning is everything

Often injustice lies in what you aren’t doing, not only in what you are doing

Die in a ditch

After all these years, Nic still can’t understand the American attitude to healthcare.

The big thieves hang the little ones

Book roundup, part 29

A sci-fi and fantasy heavy installment that includes The Valedictorian of Being Dead, The Mastermind, Broadsword Calling Danny Boy, Tiamat’s Wrath, The Raven Tower, The Liberation, The Light Brigade and Cryptonomicon.

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable

Book roundup, part 28

Includes The Incomplete Book of Running, Aching God, The Murderbot Diaries, Lies Sleeping, The Consuming Fire, and Rendezvous with Rama.

Las Vegas trip report

Did you know Las Vegas is kind of nutty?