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18 December 2009 @ 01:46 am
Share the dorkPhone <3  
So, in commenting in a friend's journal, I shared my favorite use for my dorkPhone and I got to wondering in what interesting uses you, my most creative friends, use your own dorkPhone (or similar smartphone, if you are deprived ;p).

My best use? When something at home breaks that I can't take with me to the hardware store, I photograph it. It's so much easier to tell the Menards guy "I need to fix THIS" than to try to explain or describe the problem or part. Household parts with names/numbers (like printer cartridges, furnace filters, etc) are all recorded in a notes document. :) No extra runs to the hardware store!
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judithsewstoojudithsewstoo on December 18th, 2009 02:06 pm (UTC)
My latest use is to photograph the progress of healing of my right foot. Last week my foot was on the receiving end of a metal folding chair, with occupant, being "jumped" forward. A more vigorous "schooching up to the table" kind of thing. I wasn't wearing shoes, like most everyone else there. Some of the colors are impressive.

Today (this happened last Friday night), it's a bit sore (probably from standing so much yesterday) and still slightly swollen. Nothing was broken, no tendons cut, but very evident tendon, bone and tissue bruising.
eithni: yipes!eithni on December 19th, 2009 02:38 am (UTC)
Yoiks! I hope you heal quickly!
Miss Katzarhooie on December 18th, 2009 02:22 pm (UTC)
Most recently? I've been taking pictures of rooster sculptures whenever I can and sending them to Twitter. Why? Because I want Azzie to look at my cocks. <3
whymcwhymc on December 18th, 2009 04:43 pm (UTC)
Ken has an app that identifies constellations as he points the phone at the night sky... I very much approve.
eithni: backliteithni on December 19th, 2009 02:38 am (UTC)
Ooooh! That is a cool one. I have a digital moon on mine and thought that was pretty cool...
grnjenny / Jennifer Carlsongrnjenny on December 18th, 2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's very smart. Someday I will upgrade my phone and maybe have cool stuff like that.

*envy*
robstoutrobstout on December 18th, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
Now that Paige's 1G iPhone died (at least the cell phone bit), I plan to hook it up to the living room TV, and finally watch BG in comfort.

If I had one, I'd see about VPN for mobile support. Oh, and geocaching.
Splottsplott on December 18th, 2009 07:02 pm (UTC)
"best use" but no FUN! :P
*sigh* Work. I receive work voicemails in my email inbox as .wav files, i can listen to them, sign into the system via Remote Desktop, and do all my work.
Toki/Otes/Tonyotesmacke on December 19th, 2009 09:01 pm (UTC)
I don't have a dorkPhone, but I do have a pocket pc - it does have Skype on it so I can make calls, but only when in a hotspot. (I use it for my Excel book list so I don't duplicate books...)

Just wondering - what method did you use to make your hollow book you use as a cover? I've seen methods of using white school glue to glue the edges of the book, cutting out the hollow, and then glueing the inside edges...

Suggestions?
eithni: sofonisbaeithni on December 21st, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
I actually made the book and then I went through page by page rubber cementing them together. Once it was dry, I cut the center out by making a template and tracing the inside repeatedly with an Exacto. I then put extra rubber cement around the inside of the hole, since it stays a little "grippy" and keeps the phone from slipping out. I also put in two thin loops that the phone slips into as a "saftey belt." I'll be at 12th night it you want to see it then.