Friday, June 29, 2007

Lost and Found Pagers

Shortly before Berke Outspoken posted "Data Only Plan? Not Quite!" on her lost Sidekick, I managed to restrain myself rather well from killing her due to her nearly going overboard bonkers about it. I got plans for her next time that happens. Not to worry... I won't hurt her.

Since The Deaf Sherlock posted on this as well, I started wondering about a few things.

The local Washington Post had an article posted June 27 called "The Golden Rule, Slightly Tarnished."

While the article posts in a hearing slant, this got me wondering... What about other deaf people who lost their Sidekick, Blackberry, Ogo, or other pager? How did you get yours back? Did someone try to call you, IM you, what? Jamie's asked me the "what if" question a few times of what if the person finds, or at least has, her lost/stolen Sidekick, sees her IM name, IMs her, and tries to wheedle a reward out of her?

What sort of settings do you have on your pagers? Is it loaded down with private and personal info, enough for someone to imitate you? I currently have my Sidekick's mobile number forwarded to my IP Relay number.

What did you do in terms of getting it back, the reward if there was one, dealing with your provider, and getting a new pager?

Welcome to the new blog.

I've had a few people ask me why I don't have a blog. I've sometimes replied to them that I'm afraid that I'd turn it into a glowing nuclear slagheap one of these days once I started ripping into too many employers and other people. So, I figured I'd hop in and see what I can do without turning on the flamethrower to its highest setting of sun/nuclear. That's hot.

I'll see if I can post a little about myself here and there as time goes by.

I'm currently a student at George Mason University in Northern Virginia.

If you're wondering why the weird blog name, it's rather simple. My initials are RSG, I used to have a Geo Metro, now totalled, and I enjoy James Bond. But of course, there's another blogger out there called SeekGeo. I am not him, neither am I seeking to imitate him. We are two separate people and two separate blogs. Please don't confuse one for the other.

On to posting...