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Side effects (207.6)
Melting the CheeseOne of the benefits of being unemployed, if you want to call it that, is that I've had time to cook myself something for breakfast more often than not. That's included hot granola a few times, an omelet like this one a few times, and shakshuka today. I've done a little other cooking, too, including a large batch of tomato sauce last week, of which I used some today for the shakshuka.

Sometime soon, I'll make a batch of Commodore Chowder. I was going to do it tonight, after getting most of the ingredients at the store, but forgot the mixed vegetables!

I've also managed to put my retired iPhone, which I've been using solely as an iPod, in a non-usable state. Oops. Apparently iTunes insists on activating it with a SIM card in it, and I gave Cornell back the SIM card when they retired the phone. It had been working just fine since then, but I made the mistake of wiping it to start from scratch, and it doesn't like that. I can't even restore the last backup without first activating it. There are apparently some jailbreak tools that will help, and that I need to explore. Ah well.
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helianthas From: helianthas Date: January 31st, 2012 02:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Well that's annoying. :-/
retrev From: retrev Date: January 31st, 2012 09:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Can you get a prepaid SIM and use that? $2.99 from t-mobile's web site and $15 for some minutes. Just don't use any of the minutes and you should only need to refresh them every couple of months.
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: January 31st, 2012 01:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Interesting thought, thanks! Only after I saw this comment did it occur to me to try the SIM from my new iPhone, though the 4S uses a microSIM that doesn't fit, so it didn't work.

I bet I can find a no-longer-in-use SIM to try, if nothing else works.
chesther From: chesther Date: January 31st, 2012 03:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've got a 1st-gen iPhone, currently unused, with a SIM in it. You're welcome to borrow that and give it a try.
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: January 31st, 2012 03:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, Chris! I'm going to take you up on that. Could you please bring it into town when you have a chance? I can pick it up from you whenever.
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