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On screen protectors and full-body shields…

From left to right: Bodyguardz back (now unusable due to stretching), Invisible Shield back (after 7 months of use, including a couple of weeks in Malaysia), and an Invisible Shield front (applied at the same time as the back).


After jailbreaking my phone, the next step was to apply a new shield to it. I’m a huge fan of not having a bulky case that destroys the elegance of my shiny iPhone, and I’d hate for it to be scratched (yes, even on the back), so an Invisible Shield/Bodyguardz is the perfect choice for me.

I’m also somewhat anal-retentive – I tend to replace my iPhone’s body protection every 6 months or so, just so the buildup in the imperfect corners (see above) isn’t too much. Speaking of corners, damn them. Damn them to hell.

As for the ruined Bodyguardz in the photo above, well, my fault; the bottom bits (which were pulled off in anger and frustration) aren’t visible, and the top piece (which is secured by one flimsy plastic piece) is just rediculous. The reason that this piece is now unseable is because of the damn corners. They were, frankly, imperfect, and being the perfectionist I am…
If you’re lucky enough to lay hands on my iPhone from this day on, you’ll see that the Bodyguardz on the back is missing it’s bottom protector and it’s top one.

Previously I had applied two full-cover Invisible Shields beforehand, and while they weren’t great in terms of corners/edges, they provided my iPhone ample protection. I also loved the extra grip they gave – preventing my prescious from slipping out of my hands and tumbling to the floor. The horror…
The reason I’ve chosen to go with Bodyguardz this time around is availability. My local Apple reseller (*cough*NextByte*cough*) stocks them – while I can lay hands on a set of Invisible Shields fairly easily nowadays, I had to import my previous sets from the US – and that was before I had my iPhone… Besides, I was curious to try them out – by all accounts, they’re pretty much identical to the Invisible Shields, and do the same job.

This time around I’ve elected for something different – instead of using the front Bodyguardz as well as the back, I’m rocking a Power Support anti-glare screen protector. These are, quite frankly, awesome. The cool thing about them is that they diffuse any light that hits the screen – goodbye nasty reflections. They also feel really smooth, and are an absolute must for your iPhone if you’ve got to have a screen protector.

With a back Bodyguardz and a Power Support anti-glare screen protector, my iPhone is all pimped out. This makes me happy 🙂

This post brought to you by Blogtober 2009 (one of these days I’m going to write Bogtober and see if any of you notice). A post a day, huh? I can do that.

Farkin Adobe!!

OK, so my last MBP was recently crushed on a flight, totally stuffed, mobo damaged, HD has errors so not much easily retrievable there. So install my Photoshop CS3 onto my new machine. I have it already on the Mac Pro and you are allowed 2 copies, one on a desktop, one on a laptop. Prob is that since my last machine is unusable, I am unable to deregister the old machine.

So when I whack the serial in it balks at me saying I can’t install it. Fair nuf, I think to myself, I’ll just ring em like when you change a part in your PC and have to ring MS.

So the number in the registration part of the Photoshop software says to ring 1800 005 034. After 15 minutes on hold I get a call centre in Bangalore or somewhere where the guy has an attitude and is is rather unhelpful, and after going thru everything proceeds to tell me that I have rung the number for American and Canadian registrations. I try to explain to him that a 1800 number only works in Australia and I have rung the number it told me to ring for Australia. Idiot who cannot comprehend anything that doesn’t match his script continues to insist I ring 1300 550 205. Pissed off I hang up and try it.

Get a recorded message saying that the number is no longer valid and I need to ring 1800 504 … but doesn’t repeat it, so have to ring it back AGAIN to catch the full number and write it down. 1800 504 971. OK, so ring THAT number and INCREDIBLY get a similar message saying THAT number is ALSO invalid, and that I need to ring 1800 614 863. FARK!! How can they so totally stuff it all up?

Phone THAT number and get a bloody recorded message saying that the Aussie line is only open between 9-5 Monday to Friday!! WTF!?!?! How the hell can they justify having global call centres that are open but not service certain countries even though they have legitimately purchased the software? The tool on the phone could even see my details, he just refused to help. What if I was needing the software due to a deadline of something? And they wonder why people pirate their software when they treat legitimate customers with such contempt!

So I ring the first number back, and even after telling them 5 times over that the 1300 number DOES NOT work, the idiot CONTINUES to tell me I need to ring the same bloody number. He just could not comprehend that he was giving out an incorrect number and that there was no one on that number.

via Farkin Adobe!! – MacTalk Forums.

iPhone: Which iPhone 3.0 software features does my iPhone support?

iPhone 3.0 Features Matrix


  1. Peer-to-peer connectivity requires compatible applications, which can be downloaded from the App Store when available.
  2. The original iPhone does not support using Bluetooth for peer-to-peer connectivity. It can use Wi-Fi and cellular data networks for peer-to-peer connectivity.
  3. MMS is not available in all areas; fees may apply. See your carrier for availability.
  4. Internet tethering is not currently offered in the United States and some other countries. See your carrier for availability.

via iPhone: Which iPhone 3.0 software features does my iPhone support?.

MacBook: White substance on memory cards or slots

White Substance Image

The white substance is a high-quality lubricant used by factories to facilitate installation of memory DIMMs. The grease will not damage the memory or any MacBook components.

Over time the lubricant may evaporate and become less visible. Future RAM installations will not require additional lubricant.

Note: While the grease presents no potential harm if it contacts your skin, it should be washed off using soap and warm water.

via MacBook: White substance on memory cards or slots.

RAM lube.

I kid you not.