Java on BlackBerry (& we don't mean the script)

Posted by redsaid
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on Monday, 26 September 2011
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Stellenbosch – The life of a gorgeous local communicator is hanging by a thread after a tragic – yet, in retrospect, rather inevitable – encounter with a cup of coffee.

Miss BiBi (full name BlackBerry) Bold had been in critical condition on a sundrenched windowsill of a farmhouse situated on the outskirts of town since having a horrific encounter with a steaming mug of java. The unfortunate accident happened way before the crack of noon on Wednesday morning. By Thursday, BiBi’s condition had deteriorated to such an extent that the device was urgently transported to a cellular repair shop in town.

Her guardian, local blogger Redsaid, was allegedly responsible. (Although several witnesses have already – and slightly too eagerly, if you ask us – issued sworn statements, gleefully saying that they saw her do it with their own eyes.)

Redsaid, who has recently taken guardianship of BiBi from her sister, is rumoured to be a hardcore caffeine addict.  “But don’t think you’ll catch her in local coffee bars or cafés. She’s far more insidious about it,” said an anonymous source claiming to be a close family confidante. “She’s the type that drinks at home. ALONE.”

Leaning in, the confidante... erm... confided: “She is the one who should be drying out right now, if you know what I mean.”

An investigation into Redsaid’s sordid past has revealed a disturbing trend. “This woman has a shocking track record when assuming guardianship of electronics. Various devices, from cameras, to smartphones, to not-so-smartphones... have reached awful endings while in her care. And a few of them were still so young, they were hardly out of their boxes!”  revealed yet another anonymous source.

At the windowsill, a visibly upset Redsaid was constantly seen by BiBi’s side, regularly checking the handset’s vitals and incessantly knocking back mugs containing an unidentified beverage that had a distinct, suspiciously coffee-like aroma.

She was too distraught to comment, but the thumb on her right hand - the one that she uses to controll BiBi’s trackball - was twitching forlornly. 

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DBS
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DBS Tuesday, 27 September 2011

I know you had heard that the only thing a blackberry cant do is make coffee and you just wanted to prove them wrong

redsaid
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redsaid Wednesday, 28 September 2011

DBS, you know me too well! :D

Unfortunately, I've come to realise that a device, even a smartphone, is only as capable as its owner lets it be. Doesn't help if you have all the apps and things to make you navigate, aviate, communicate and coffee-ate, but you never use it/don't know how to use it.

P.S. Update on BiBi's current condition coming soon!

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Charmed Thursday, 29 September 2011

Lol ;D

You certainly have a way of telling stories!

We hope Miss BiBi is fully recovered now! Aaah and I just saw your comment that you will be updating us on her progress.

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swanlo Friday, 30 September 2011

Remove the BiBi's casing, and battery, fill a container full of rice, and place all parts of the Bibi into the container filled with rice, covering everything. Let it lie in there for 48 hours.

Rice is a natural dehumidifier, and will remove all traces of the fluid

ShackledMuse
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ShackledMuse Tuesday, 04 October 2011

very nicely written!

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Kitten Friday, 02 December 2011

lol, you're so funny:D

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