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The Happy Time Christmas miracle – Thank you HTC

HTC DesireI was going nuts the last few days looking everywhere for my phone. I have an HTC Desire.

Yesterday morning, getting into our car we spotted the phone encased in ice on the ground right near where we usually park.

The last time I used the phone was Wedneday night so it must have been there since then.

We felt like paleontologists digging a fossil out of the ground. Kev used his keys to scrape it out of its icy casing that was just beginning to melt.

It had a white rubbery case on the back. The colour blended in with the ice. There were dark marks on the case, so we think it must have been run over too.

We let it dry out for the day and yesterday evening we put Kev’s battery in my phone and it worked!!

The only damage is a slight crack on the clear glass part over the camera lens – but the camera still works. And there seems to be slight damage to the top right corner of the touchscreen. But the phone works perfectly.

It was such a relief because I have over a year left on the contract and we weren’t sure if the HTC Desire would have damp sensors like the iphone. Thankfully not. The HTC Desire is one hardy phone!!

So here’s to a Happy Time Christmas miracle. Thank you HTC.

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Please sponsor my mom for the walk she did today

My mom received a kidney five years ago. A month later she walked for the Kidney and Urology Foundation of America in Walk the Walk. Please donate online if you can. My mom is alive because of the kidney she received. http://ny.kidneywalkthewalk.org/sponsor/happybirthdaysara

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How to get a pound, hash, number key on a UK mac keyboard

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Possible feed weirdness

Inputting in old posts that didn’t get transferred so you may find posts from years ago in your feeds.

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Feed weirdness

You may notice some strange things going on with the RSS feed if you subscribe.  This is all part of migrating old posts to wordpress.  You will be receiving loads of old posts.  also the new link for the feed is:


I have redirected the old feed to point to this but there it is in case you want it direct. I have also started to redirect old links to new entries as I put them in.  This should help with broken links on your sites.

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