I’ve spoken with Viggo and the answer is “Yes”

The thunderstorms have been coming in every afternoon. It puts a damper on evening climbing. I bought some more GRE study materials. NY is full of mostly Mediteranean tourists. Apparently WPA2 Pre-Shared Key encryption is not fully secure. I’ve been considering for a while setting up an OpenRADIUS server, perhaps now is the time.

Also I’ve been considering downgrading to a Samsung flip phone with a small QWERTY keyboard. The 8830 quality control left a lot to be desired and I’m not sure that the 8330 would be any better, though I am quite sure that the bberry OS 4.6 has to be better than 4.2.2 which has been riddled with memory leaks and browser bugs from the beginning.

The latest thing that went wrong with the 8830 was it sensed the trackball (pearl) as being constantly depressed. The delete key would also act as the menu key and it’d randomly create and reply to both emails and SMSs automagically. Listen, okay, so the iPhone cannot cut & paste or search (find) within web pages and the 8830 breaks every few months. Who makes a smart pda that doesn’t run on Windows that is as slick as the iphone but has all the “computer like” features bberry users are used to?

No one, that’s who. Let’s hope Nokia and Google get in the game as there is still quite a bit of room for improvement.

[ed: apparently with a couple of clever bookmarklet non-Apple Sanctioned web-applications Safari on the iPhone can “find in page” and copy & paste. Now as to why we are on the 3G Version 2.0 of this damn Jesus Phone and it requires a third party work around to achieve such is beyond me.]