This may be the first post for HIF that I wish I didn't have to write. You've seen the pictures and videos by now. I'm barely qualified to make self-deprecating and absurdist jokes, so when it comes to the recent tragedy in Japan, there's not much I can add that hasn't already been said. However, there's actually a freebie related to this calamity.
AT&T and Verizon are both offering free long distance calls and texts to Japan for the next few weeks. AT&T is offering free calls and texts from the US until March 31 while Verizon is doing the same through April 10.
Chances are if you're making calls and texts to Japan, then you know somebody there. Google has set up a Crisis Response page that includes a free “people tracker” tool for locating missing loved ones. I hope that no Hiffer has to use it, but it's there if needed.
[thanks Sample Stuff.]