Fun little thing that happened to me today:
Was walking in the library when I went to grab my iPhone, but it wasn’t in my pocket. I checked my bag and laptop case, but it wasn’t there either. I started to freak out a bit. I didn’t have a passcode set and thinking of how many websites it was authenticated with made me sweat.
I quickly went to a computer, logged on to iCloud.com and went to Find My iPhone. I saw a little GPS pin drop on the east side of the library and start moving towards the circulation desk. After marveling at this realtime event, I remotely set the passcode and had it show the message “Please call:” with my girlfriend’s cell phone number. Five minutes later the circulation desk calls her. They have my phone and we walk over to pick it up.
Special thanks to my girlfriend and her calming demeanor towards what, I’m sure, was a very hysterical 19 year old.
—Monday, 24 October 2011