||[Sep. 1st, 2007|07:20 pm]
My cellphone died. Unlike some people (searat, I'm looking at you), I managed to keep my list of contacts, and get them transferred to my new phone, a refurbished Samsung Blackjack running Windows Mobile 5. WM6 will be released in a few weeks. (9/17!!)
As is always the case when you get a new phone, you find ... issues with the defaults. The key backlight is too short. The phone doesn't ring if you're in messaging, but does if you're in calendaring.
This leads directly to a stupendous yak shaving incident:
Goal: Sync email to phone.
Okay, I need to set up an association, so I download & install ActiveSync...
Hmm, ActiveSync wants Outlook ... I can install that from school...
Hmm, school updated their vpn client, need to install that first...
Hmm, password rejected, need to resync my account certs...
Hmm, my certs went to my phone and freaked it out...
Hmm, well, there's a new firmware I wanted to try anyway..
Hmm, need to install Samsung modem drivers...
So, here I am, changing registry settings to get the modem driver to load to update the firmware to fix the certs to download outlook to sync my email.
 By "refurbished" I mean "returned because this damn thing is too complex"
 yak shaving