GDC update is coming, as promised.
Unfortunately today I'm writing to say that my cell phone display has died. It's really frustrating, because otherwise my phone is completely functioning - if it's on, I hear it beeping to alert me I have a new message. At least I know I dial *86 to access my voicemail, but sometimes the beeping means I have a text message, and unfortunately I've been receiving a lot of them but can not check anything. Both the outside and inside display systems are corrupted or something. It's possible that they are cracked on the edge of the screen where I can't see it, and may be leaking liquid crystals or something. All I can see is a white light.
I miss my handy alarm clock, my ever-ready notepad, and my list of contacts, not to mention a useable phone. By the way, Verizon said my warranty is expired, and I could upgrade to a new phone for free (I suppose that would mean I'd have to sign a new contract?) or purchase a new phone and have my numbers transferred. Too bad they can't also transfer all the other information I've been storing in my phone. There's no way that I know to retrieve text messages, photos, recorded sound, or text messages and notes online or transfer those things to a new phone. Oh well, enough griping.
For anyone who does need to contact me, you can still use that number, and leave a voicemail (which I check nightly). Otherwise, call my phone and I've left a recording with another number (my work cell) that you can use for the time being.