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iPhone 2.0: You Should Probably Wait to Upgrade

Here’s some quick advice for all of you folks who want to upgrade to the iPhone 2.0 software, especially if you need a usable iPhone in the next few hours: WAIT!

Apple’s servers are clearly slammed (Me.com is virtually inaccessible) and after installing the 2.0 software and firmware, my phone couldn’t access the iTunes Store and has been rendered inoperable. Good thing I don’t need it right this minute and can retry in an hour or so.

A few others are having the same problem.

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Australia

Thought I’d give you a heads-up that posting will be either light or non-existent for the next 10 days. Heading to Australia (we’re running a workshop there) with a two day stop in Hawaii on the way over.

Still amazes me that we could get all the way to Australia within one, 24 hour period and how long it took people a century ago.

Feeling irritated over fees for checked luggage, having to sit in coach since the cost of business class tickets would equal the cost of a new car instead, coupled with outrageous fees for text messaging and phone calls from there (and internet access), seem incredibly petty when you think of our forebearers who made the trip down under by spending a month or more traveling there on some ship, sick from scurvy and covered with lice.

My only regret is not having a month or more for exploration. Going to Tasmania, New Zealand especially, and the dream I’ve had since college of scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef, will all have to wait for a pure pleasure trip at some other point.