RIM Customers Suffer Another BlackBerry Outage

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Link to the AP wire story, snippet:

A software glitch shut down e-mail service for some BlackBerry users Friday, and delays were still being felt hours after the problem was fixed.

Research in Motion Ltd., the Waterloo, Ontario-based company that makes the ubiquitous mobile device, said no e-mails were lost in the shutdown that affected an unspecified number of customers in North America who subscribe to the BlackBerry Internet Service. Phone service and text messaging were unaffected.

However, even after e-mail service was restored, slowdowns persisted into Friday night as message backlogs were being cleared out. The company did not provide an estimate of when service would return to normal and did not specify the software problem.

Poor BlackBerry users, I feel sorry for you guys every time I see another RIM outage. Why do you suffer these, is it because ‘The Man’ is forcing you to use these devices and RIM service as opposed to something like a Windows Mobile device using Exchange ActiveSync for Direct Push so you have total control over your E2E solution?

Please educate me.

Computers, Gadgets / Devices

Green Hornet Update

Green Hornet

SCI FI Wire interviews Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (co-writers of Superbad) about their upcoming superhero script for one of our favorite masked crime fighters.

In this 1 minute video, comedy writers Rogen and Goldberg talk about their new script for a Green Hornet feature. They promise their version ‘will not be a humorous re-imagining’. Translation: The kids from Superbad will not be starring.

Rumors from Variety magazine say that Stephen Chow will play Kato, the faithful chauffer/bodyguard/enforcer (aka sidekick).


Virtual Knuckle Cracker

Gosh, I love cracking my knuckles. And the sound from the Virtual Knuckle Cracker makes me salivate and want to get to crackin’ my own. Ahhhh, relief.



[via Random Good Stuff]

Stumble of the Day

Fat Fingers

Fatfingers.com is an advanced search site that greps through eBay to find that gem for you at a deep discount. Oh, what’s unique about this one? It doesn’t really search for your word, it searches for listed items with typos in the description based on your entered word.

The bet they’re making is that these items often expire with no bids on them as no one can find them. That my friend is your little gem.

For instance, I entered ‘computer‘ it will search using a string such as ‘conputer, vomputer, xomputer, cpmputer, cimputer, compiter

Go forth and search eBya using fat fingers.


The Right Way To Fix Inaccurate Wikipedia Articles

Lets suppose you or your boss discover that your Wikipedia article is wrong, or has subtle inaccuracies that contain half-truths and innuendo that paint them in an unfavorable light?Most people consider simply editing the article to ‘make it right’ or do nothing and hope that someone will set the record straight. Unfortunately, neither approach typically works well in obtaining the goal: a factually accurate article.

Search Engine Land teaches what you can do to help increase accuracy of Wikipedia pages and not have to worry about a PR backlash for editing articles related to you or your interests.