Jeff Sexton

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


I have been trying to get an S3 replaced, under warranty, from +T-Mobile.

My Samsung S3, which I use a lot and have always taken very good care of, refused to boot.  I was shipped a replacement by T-Mobile (at my expense, $20), but the replacement, a clearly, and not lightly, used phone, had a camera lens so badly scratched up that it was impossible to take a photo in focus.  The camera is critical to me, it's how I create the pocketwatch photos you see in my Google+ stream here.

T-Mobile agreed to send me a second replacement, which arrived yesterday.  I don't know if the second replacement was a working phone, but one thing was immediately obvious; it was not an S3.  It was some smaller Samsung model.  Completely different...

I called T-Mobile immediately.  They are sending a third replacement.  And no doubt billing me for their error, I forgot to ask about that.

Here's my original post with an example photo from the first replacement, which I am still using as a phone.  I just can't take photos with it...

I will say this, it's pretty easy to call T-Mobile.  There seems to be little wait, there's a real person to take to, and they don't routinely hang up on you.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Thomas Pynchon

Thomas Pynchon is of of my favorite authors.  I just ordered the new one.
I can't wait!

3D modeling Advertising Air Canada Airline Alfa Romeo Spider Touring Gran Sport Analog signal Android Anomalies and Alternative Science Apache Apollo Astoria Asus Augmented reality Aurora Famous Fighters auto-awesome Automobile Autos Backups Barack Obama Batman Battery Beards Beer Bell System Berkshire Hathaway Bigfoot Bird Food Bird Toys Birds Birthdays Blogger Books Build Management Business and Economy Business Process Execution Language Byte-order mark Canadian Carrot Cats Christmas Civil Defense CNN Cockatiels Collections Crows Dear Jane Debian Diabetes Digital Living Network Alliance Digital television Disney Doll House Dow Jones Industrial Average Duesenburg SJ Roadster Durham University E-mail address ebauche Economics EJB Energy development Enterprise JavaBean ESP Facebook Fedora Filesharing Finance Ford Fossil fuel Garfield James Abram Garfield Minus Garfield Glassfish Global warming Golden Arches Goofy Google Google Buzz Google Docs Google Lively Google Photos Google Reader Google Wave Google+ Greenhouse gas Half-Life 2 Helbros High-definition television History Hybrid electric vehicle IBM Inner city Instagram Insulin Investing Irony J.C. Penny Jane Austen Java Java Architecture for XML Binding JDBC Jeff's! Jim Davis joe the plumber John McCain Karma Kay Thompson Kermit the Frog Kids and Teens LA Auto Show Larry King Laser Logging Lowry Sexton Mark Cuban Market trends McDonald Meier and Frank Microsoft Microsoft Windows Models Monkey monsters Moon MOUNT HOOD Music Music industry Muxtape MySQL NetBeans Netflix Nintendo Nissan Cube Norm Coleman Nuclear fallout Nuclear warfare Office Depot Open ESB Oracle Corporation Pacific Ocean Packard Boattail Pearl District Pearl District Portland Oregon Philip K Dick photography PlayStation 3 Pocher Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Politics Portal Portland Portland Development Commission Presidents Pride and Prejudice Programming Projects Radio Recipes Recording Industry Association of America Renewable energy RIAA Robot Chicken Rock-paper-scissors Sarcasm SATA Science fiction film Serbia Service-oriented architecture Shopping Slide Rule Social Security Social Studies Society6 Spirit of St. Louis SQL Stanford Hospital Star Wars Starbucks Stock market Strip search Sun Microsystems T-Mobile Tablet TechCrunch Technical ThinkGeek Toaster Total Recall Transportation Security Administration Unicode United States United States Department of Homeland Security Universal Plug and Play Unknown Primates USB Vegetable garden Video game Vintage Images Vintage Vintage! Virtual world Volvo C70 Wall Street Warren Buffett watches We Can Remember It for You Wholesale Web service Web Services Description Language Wii Windows 7 Windows Phone 7 Windows Vista Windows XP X-Files X-ray vision XML XML Schema YouTube Yugo Zima