Mobile-Like Thoughts of the Day

I came home today and slept for over 2hrs. Never been that tired before right after work, will probably fall back asleep in the middle of typing this.

Really digging the energy behind Windows Phone 7 Series. Everything from the UI and the press reaction has been pretty decent. Unlike some, I’m fine with the fact that not everything about it has been unveiled. But, I do know that on the enterprise side that SharePoint and OneNote will fact big here. There’s even a long (22min) video about it. Can’t say that MS wasn’t ready to party.

Tomi wrote this great rebuttal of a piece from the Guardian. His tone can get to some folks, but man does he make a great set of points. I really need to get the time like him to spend on pieces like this. I don’t think I can write that much… yea ok 😉 Article was nearly the highlight of my day.

I like these shoes. I really like em. And you know, there are more variants out there now.

They made it 85 (soon to be 86) years. Amazing.

A challenge to simplicity in budget and communication – in church nonetheless. Neat.

Oooh, the Symbian^3 user interface. Makes me ponder a few things… most of which say”let me see something innovative, not just shiny.”

Been thinking about my BibleTech presentation. It might get really simple. Really, really simple. Just thinking about words and impact, sometimes you don’t need to say much, you know? Need to start building the HTML of the slides soon. I don’t know what kind of design I’ll go with. But I do think that I might do something interactive within the slides.

Last thought, well sorta: mobile is getting easy to me. I am starting to see lots of things that I had not seen as clearly before. To that end, spiritually, my ears are cleaner than they’ve been, and the rest of my senses are picking up the pace. I’ve had a really nice present today with everything given. I should sleep good; things are well with my soul.

Carnival of the Mobilists #211

Who knew there were so many parties going on this week? Good thing that the Carnival of the Mobilists (#211) is here to cover not only the parties, but some of the thoughts about mobile that are going on around the web. Check it out at my good friend Tomi Ahonen’s Communities Dominate Brands blog.

And while you are there, make sure to order a copy of the Mobile Almanac 2010. This is essential reading for mobile, web, culture/social, theological, and financial-intrigued person

Skype for Symbian^1 (S60v5) Now Out

I’ve been waiting for this since getting my N97, and now its official. Skype has released verion 1.0 of its VoIP client for Symbian^1 (S60v5) devices.

Cool that its here, not so cool in that its not integrated into the OS as the N97 was once shown to have it some months back when the N97 was initially announced.

No complaints, but I can now say that I can really take advantage of this excellent service. I see some issues – for example, I’ve got Skype entries in my mobile’s addy book, but those don’t come up in the app, so I’ve got to see about that one, but otherwise, this seems about the same as the beta Symbian release.

To download visit http://skype.com/m from your mobile or http://www.skype.com/intl/en/download/skype/symbian/ from any other computer.

Update: I did notice the same issue that I had when I ran the beta client on my N95 in that the app would not load if you’ve got a ton (1000+) contacts. Also, on a device like the N97, if you try to get load-happy and have a ton of apps open, Skype will be one of the first to be shut down. Really need to get that integration piece worked on so that these issues don’t happen so easily, but am otherwise kinda happy with this.

MoPress WordPress Widget for Symbian

I needed something a bit simpler and visually larger to blog here with and I am trying the 99 cent MoPress WordPress widget/app from the Ovi Store. This is really a simple client. Its only meant for quick posts and comment approvals/rejections. Honestly, this seems dang near perfect for most blogging needs, though I do admit that some might want the ability to add/edit media and links to posts.

In terms of issues in these first 5min, I would have to say that the JavaScript transitions from screen to screen are too slow. The idea of fading is good, but its too slow and makes you feel like your device is the laggard and not the widget.

Nevertheless, I’m impressed for something that really is meaning to keep it simple. And for 99 cents, its not bad at all. Check it out from the Ovi Store if you are interested.