One of the things that I’ve enjoyed about my RSS reader is that I’m making something that fits the way that I read across several types of screens. That’s part of the reason why I’ve made the decision to host it on my phone, rather than using a web server/service (I’d been using Dropbox but wanted a bit more control). In hosting it from my mobile, I’ve had to be more creative in how my other screens go about connecting and getting updates. In part, I think instead of the concept of syncing, I’ve come up with a little something that fits better for someone like me who likes to read some articles more than once.
Month: May 2013
Today, Jolla introduced their first device. Its called the Jolla (seeing a single number on there would have been kinda neat; but I wonder… could the company change name w/each halo product). I started to put some thoughts together over at Talk.Maemo, but then it got good so here’s where the meat of things lie with my comments thus far. Continue reading “Jolla Thoughts”
Updates on My Google Reader Replacement
Am spending some neat time working on my Google Reader replacement this weekend. What I’m basically doing is making a web app that lives on my phone (currently the Nokia N9) that is accessible to other devices only when they are on the same network and have the password. I’m using a piece of software called Personal Web Server to do that. And while I work the bugs out, I’m making the fixes using my tablet as its connected to Dropbox. This has been a very good project for me. I just wish that Nokia would fix the authentication issue with Dropbox on the N9. Its kind of hard to take mobile forward when built-in features stop working. Nevertheless, I’m excited for my Google Reader replacement, and think that I’ll learn a lot from this experience of making it.
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My Tech Mistake(s)
I’m probably not supposed to admit to these moments. But, over the past weeks, I’ve started to care less that I’m doing the popular thing with this tech, and more that I’m doing the sensible thing. Of those sensible things, its admitting when you make a mistake. That’s a hard one. I don’t make too many of these when it comes to tech purchases. But when I do, its a doozy and sets be back all kinds of ways. The mistake that I’m pointing to is the purchase of the Kindle Fire HD. Continue reading “My Tech Mistake(s)”
Experimenting w/Flickr Notes
Even though I’ve had a Flickr account since Yahoo bought them, I’ve not taken as much advantage of it as I could. Even with the reloading of my Flickr Pro account earlier this year, I just didn’t really take much time to dig into it much. Changed that a touch today… I uploaded a photo this morning from a scene of me listening to the latest show from The Voicemail podcast, and thought to play a bit with the notes feature. Continue reading “Experimenting w/Flickr Notes”
Simplicity with Smart
This morning, I awoke to the news of Nokia offering a new mobile device, the Asha 501. I happened to be looking for a cheap mobile to replace my N8 (since moving to the N9, I’m looking for something low-end to just keep on the side). What I saw with the 501 made me think that (in part) Nokia’s got part of the “smartphones for the rest of the world” part down. And it has to do with how the interface has been designed. Continue reading “Simplicity with Smart”
I’m at one of those moments where you just are at the same time tired, wanting, and ancy. I’ve got a broken tablet, another with a sad battery (aged) and no solution for getting pages.antoinerjwright working the easy I envisioned. I feel like I’m either on the cusp of something big, our just meandering in a state that will do more to kill me than enliven me.
Is this what they meant by learning continually?
Nokia Luna, A Treat That Extends
Since getting my Nokia N9, I’ve been delighted at some of the little nuances within MeeGo. Swiping through screens as indeed been a delight. One of the accessories that I was able to pick up not too long after was the Nokia Luna Bluetooth headset. While most headsets are simple – this one follows suit to the trend. Its the inclusion of NFC (near-field communications) wireless technology into the headset base gets me thinking that such a simple device could and should be capable of a lot more.
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Mobile-Centered, Disruption in Focus
I’ve not has as much time lately to write, but that’s not really stopped my thoughts concerning mobile tech and its various PC manifestations. Having moved to the Nokia N9, I’m in one respect thinking of computing in a more fluid capacity (that will come in a later Everything N9), but in another, I’m thinking like BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins, that there might not be as much a place for tablets, as much there is a response to a computing with screens that move with you.
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