I assume you will come back to us with reports on some real working devices running some real working apps. This will be exiting :)
My head has been thinking what this rascal could do for my line of interests.
Also in the 'mixed message' category: I had a housemate in college -- a real trickster -- who liked to answer 'wrong-number' phone calls as if he were the intended recipient. I could only hear one side of the conversation, of course, so I usually didn't know what he was up to until it was too late. Here's one particularly cringe-inducing call that I remember overhearing:
"Sorry, he's in the shower."
"No, she's in the shower too, heheheh."
"Uhh, well, you'll have to ask him yourself."
"Okay, I'll tell him you're on your way."
"Okay, I *won't* tell him.... Okay, bye."
I'm guessing some poor unsuspecting fellow had a rather unpleasant day.
Several years ago now I received an e-mail from my son from his high school account reminding me of a wrestling meet that afternoon. I had known about and went to a meet day before but didn't know of one that day. I called the school and asked where the meet was. They didn't know of any scheduled meets so I relayed what was in my son's e-mail. They said that they would have to check. A little while later my son called to see what I needed. I told him about the e-mail and he said that he ‚had sent that yesterday‘. It turns out that the e-mail showed up in my inbox just about 24 hours late. The time was about right but I hadn't looked at the date.
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