Boy oh boy I can barely keep up with how all this technology works. It’s keeping track of me in ways I wasn’t even aware of me self. I got the replacement phone yesterday and got it all up and running and back to normal. Back whenever iOS5 came out and I changed to that, a few months back, it mentioned ‘the cloud’ and how all my stuff was going into ‘the cloud’. It asked me questions like “do you want to merge with the cloud?” I said I thought I’d need some time to think about it but it seems like I must’ve agreed without knowing it because yesterday I was going through my photostream, which is the collection of photos I have taken. And I was surprised because I started seeing photos I thought were lost with the stolen phone. Copious shots of the cat. Emo shots of the landscape around my mum’s house from when I went out walking.
<a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunnybreaks/6775914546/” title=”IMG_0887 by esquimauxpie, on Flickr”><img src=”http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7179/6775914546_868fffe2cd_m.jpg” width=”240″ height=”240″ alt=”IMG_0887″></a>
I don’t know exactly when & how these photos got from the phone to the cloud but I hope to goodness it was at a time when I was sitting in a free wifi place, rather than the 3g global roaming thing. I have no idea what the next phone bill will look like. When the phone got stolen the one password I didn’t change was the apple account one because you need to input it everytime you buy something but the other functions that use it stayed open. Thus I got a rather odd surprise when looking through the photostream last night; there were three pics taken by whoever took the phone, one two days after it happened, and the other two four days after. I like to call this one, ‘Portrait of a Robber’.
<a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunnybreaks/6921966309/” title=”portrait of a robber by esquimauxpie, on Flickr”><img src=”http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7051/6921966309_44c3e79038.jpg” width=”500″ height=”500″ alt=”portrait of a robber”></a>
This remote photos from stolen gadgets idea would be a great device to work into a mystery murder story, except most people wouldn’t know what the heck you were on about.