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My most excellent SFlickr peeps showed me how to do a few things with my new camera last Thursday. Now I am less afraid of using it, but more antsy to take Great Photos, which just isn’t happening yet and won’t for a while. Still, some have come out better than I expected, and I’m sticking those in my Flickr photostream.

London looms in less than a week, and I wonder if I’ll get lost, and exactly how poetic that will be. Not very, I imagine, since I’m there on business and not pleasure. Thanks for your recommendations, by the way. I expect to have exactly 37 non-working minutes to myself, but I’m determined to make it to the Tate Modern, the Globe, and the British Library. With the remaining 7 minutes, I will take a picture of a chip buddy and jog past Big Ben.

A few weeks ago, and just in time for this trip, my mobile started to misbehave. First it decided to purge some of its address book entries in no recognizable pattern, which wouldn’t be a big deal except that I don’t answer my phone unless I know who is calling. Syncing with my Mac helped not at all.

Then its battery stopped holding a charge, so that instead of plugging it in every four or five days, I had to do so every night, and even then it wouldn’t stay charged for more than a few hours. Luckily, my work-issued BlackBerry has phone service, which worked fine when I forwarded my calls to it, but I couldn’t figure out how to forward SMSes. (Am I missing something easy here? Obviously I can’t just switch SIM cards, because then I’d be stuck with all the data charges my BlackBerry incurs.)

Anyway, I finally ordered a replacement battery for my mobile, installed and charged it, and synced with my Mac. Everything is once again functional. No big deal: I got almost a year and a half out of the original battery. The Razr is, despite a crappy UI, a fine mobile … and once again I am trying not to mention or even think about the iPhone. pleasePleasePleasebrainjustshhhh!

You can die from drinking too much water. You can die from just about anything, though, so be careful out there.

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