Monthly Archives: June 2012

Lost Your Cell Phone?

English: New Mobile Cell Phone Technology

Found a cell phone today.

It was on, fully charged and sitting on a railing at the top of the stairs going down to the ocean boardwalk. A twist in my normal morning.

Fortunately (?) it had no password on it, so with a little sleuthing, I found its owner and, after my cuppa and a gluten-free chocolate “morning cake” at the Pier Hotel, delivered it home.

It threw off my usual routine, but it made me think about passwords on phones and what happens if you lose it and a nice person picks it up? There’s no tag on it, like on a lost puppy, that reads “If found, please call….”

Shouldn’t there be an app for that? There are. Best to download BEFORE you lose the phone, but there are ways to track it after you’ve lost it!

Check this out.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/upgrade-your-life/lost-cell-phone-164225820.html

There’s some US specific info, but in the blog, there are the links to other apps, like

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/find-my-iphone/id376101648?mt=8

and

https://www.mylookout.com/ for Android.

I’m gonna get me one!

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Sunfish Craves Crab and Runs for the Hills

The bright moment in an otherwise cloudy, cool day in Sidney-by-the-Sea was watching a sun starfish as it dealt with a dead crab.
I’m a patient watcher of these hard to catch natural moments. Starfish do not move quickly.

It rolled over the crab, heaved itself into a small hill, appeared to try it out for breakfast, then spit it out, still intact… and made a run for the hills.

Starfish typically eat mollusks. Why this crab?

How many times do we try something out, thinking it’s something else!