Rob's Throughts on Tech, Rails, and Software Devleopment

Monday, July 14, 2008

iPhone 3G Launch Day

I did get one. I went ahead and stopped by UTC on the way home from the SDRuby meeting at Brian Chapodos's suggestion. There where only 5 people there at 23:45 so I went home to bed. I came back at 5:45 in the morning and got a place in line around 50th. With the activation in store and the servers being down it took till almost 10:00 to get into the store. The line was fun though and around 6:30 Apple employees started handing out free water and coffee... which meant that by the time I got in the store I really needed a restroom ;-) They couldn't get my new phone to activate all the way, but it did go through the first approval and financing step, so I had no phone for a few hours, but at least I could fix the problem at home. I got it working around 12:30. I really feel for the server guys, but they really should have had a better "if the server goes down then what plan". Of course that is a really hard thing to convince the bosses of.

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