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(re)Entering the 90s, kicking and screaming. - Blather, Rinse, Repeat
June 23rd, 2005
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(re)Entering the 90s, kicking and screaming.
I had a cell phone when I lived in Cambridge. It was novel and crazy and a little fringe. Now, 12 year old girls have them - they're not cool anymore; they're kewl.

But I'm once again hooked up to the grid. The sad thing is that I can't come up with a good mnemonic for my number. The best I can come up with is GALAX3-I-190.

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Date:June 23rd, 2005 06:09 pm (UTC)


Treo? ;]
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Date:June 23rd, 2005 06:25 pm (UTC)

Re: Well?

Yep, went with the 650 after visiting the store yesterday and finding the thing relatively easy to use for a first-timer.

I'll probably end up investing in a cradle or two to make it easy to have it sync up with my home PC(s).

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Date:June 23rd, 2005 06:55 pm (UTC)
I can't come up with a good mnemonic for my number.

When I was a kid I wrote a simple app to generate all possible letter combinations of a given phone number -- as I recall, basically just seven nested loops.

If I were gonna do it today, I'd filter it against an online dictionary to generate plausible possibilities. You're a pro; such a thing would surely be trivial for you.
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Date:June 23rd, 2005 08:01 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's a similar task to an anagram tool I wrote once.

The thing that stymies me with this number is the one and the zero (the friend and foe of all coders!). My last three digits are 4190, so the best I seem to be able to come up with are phrases that end in an interstate reference.

I Blaze I-190 (I'm an explorer, surveying a footpath that will grow to a rushhour bottleneck)
Galax3 I-190 (An old 50s car on the interstate)
Gal By 3 I-190 (Me and the chicks are on a road trip)
Gal? Aye! I-190 (where the women are)
I a la we I-190 (there's good surfin' at the end of the highway)
I claw 3 I-190 (Freddy Kruger's on the road. Probably good for him.)

Not really great, any of 'em.

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