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  • Marathon time again

    Posted on July 12th, 2008 Sandeep No comments

    Well, it’s that time of the year again where I decide to run the marathon. After two half-marathons, I will be running the full 26-mile marathon this year, in Montreal. I was in Montreal last year for the Formula 1 Grand Prix and loved the city, so I look forward to going back. The marathon is on September 14, 2008, and I started practicing from today with a 5 km run.

    In the coming weeks, I will try to record my progress on this blog and elsewhere. If you are interested in running, check out my tips for running a half marathon.

  • Power is Apple. Or is it Steve Jobs?

    Posted on July 2nd, 2008 Sandeep No comments

    Just found this interesting article over at TechCrunch. So it appears that the new 3G iPhone cannot be activated by you using iTunes, as with the older model. Activation is now in-store only. Wow, I mean, that’s crazy. That’s tying you to AT&T and they are getting away with it. But the only reason they are getting away with it is because it’s the goddamn Apple iPhone 3G.

    A few weeks ago, the lower portion of my old iPhone lost sensitivity. Overuse? I doubt it. Anyway, off I went to the Genius Bar at the local Apple store. The Genius tried convincing me to buy a sleeve for the iPhone, and sort of hinted that I may not get a replacement as the phone had a few scratches and dents. I said I’ll think about it. Anyway, I got a replacement iPhone (and would you believe a girl next to me had the same problem, and she also got a replacement).

    I don’t know if this is a common theme among the first generation iPhones. Anyway, I am glad I hadn’t jail-broken my phone yet, otherwise I wouldn’t have received the replacement. The warranty on this phone lasts till August 2008, maybe after that I’ll give it a try.