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June 10th, 2008

Am I 3G Yet?

If you’re in the States, and you want an iPhone 3G, and you’re curious whether you’ll be paying 50% more per month for an unavailable service, here’s some help. Note that what AT&T says you’re getting and what you think you’re getting are not necessarily the same.

AT&T’s interactive map of cellular coverage. Tick the ‘Show 3G Coverage’ button to see whether the big blue smear of high-speed data covers your house, workplace, and coffeeshop.

Cities Supporting AT&T 3G/Mobile Broadband. This doesn’t necessarily agree with the map — for example, my city’s covered on the map, but not named on the list. Click on your nearest city and see what the map indicates.

As of this posting the site’s getting hammered.

June 8th, 2008

Ugh, the ringtone

This is my sole attempt at ringtone composition. The Sony Ericsson T616 phone had a little-known ringtone editor built in, where you could build a sequence out of a variety of musical snippets, each a couple seconds long.

On a long car ride a couple years ago, I attempted to make the most annoying ringtone possible. Here’s the original MIDI file, seventeen seconds long. Ugh! the ringtone