July 26, 2005

Ice Your Cellphone

I received a broadcast email this morning, from a cousin I've had no contact with since Johnson was President, urging me to ICE my cellphone. I did something like that last winter. I dropped a Nokia 6190, one of the best-performing GSM phones ever, into a snowbank. Froze half the liquid crystals in the display and rendered it unuseable.

But seriously folks, it is a good idea to carry out the practice known as ICEing your phone. Create a directory entry labeled ICE with the name and number of the person to be contacted In Case of Emergency. Hopefully it will never be needed, but if it is, the responders will find it promptly.

See also ICIGSITBOTH, but note that in fact the incident in question was inspired by specific suspicious behavior and not by skin color.

Posted by triticale at July 26, 2005 08:39 AM | TrackBack
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