Saturday, November 29, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008

Mobile Accessible

Recently I was looking for blogger blogs to be viewed on mobile phone but they don't have such a setting. By google'ing, came across this post, link, which shows "how-to" access your or other blogger sites in mobile phones.

If you wanna access this blog via a mobile: Click Here and Bookmark it.

Probably, you need to have google account as it uses Google reader.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

10 Apps for N95

in no particular order:

10. YouTube mobile - comes with v20 of the firmware

9. Nokia Maps with GPS - comes with v20 of the firmware

8. Google Maps - m.google.com

7. Gmail client - m.google.com

6. Fring

5. Yahoo Go!

4. Location Tagger

3. Share Online - inbuilt

2. Step Counter

1. Mail-to-Blogger / Shozu (if it suits you)

Check out Image No. 9

Thinking Design

Tulip prices fall by 99%! Are we there yet?



Mebbe its just me, but until last year, all these corporation which are going bust were making BILLIONS of dollars in profits and now they can't afford a few millions. Who's to blame?

Friday, November 21, 2008

Nokia N95 + Blogger + Post Pictures

Got a mobile phone, + Wifi or 3G; but how to post images to Blogger. In the end it turned out to be quite simple but it still took a week to find the best way to get my mobile pictures to blogger.

The first method I tried was Shozu. Even thou, its one of best mobile software I found for posting to various ervices together, it didn't really solve my posting problems. I configured blogger but when it posted pictures, it also posted a tiny shozu logo image along with it - which sucks and also the image didn't scale properly, too small. Mebbe there are some settings to solve these 2 issues but I couldn't get it working. Hence shozu was out.

The second method was to use Lifeblog service provided by Nokia. Worse part, it has no settings to post to Blogger.com. Totally useless you might think. There is a work around for it, link: post to blogger, basically you use the flickr settings for lifeblog and configure your blog in flickr and post directly to your blog and flickr also. The reason it turned useless for me was it was also posting the image to flickr and I didn't wanted to post camera images on flickr all the time. If you don't mind that, its pretty good.

Then I tried using Blogger Mobile, it looked good but somehow I couldn't get it working for me. Mebbe becoz of proxy, not sure!!

Finally, I configured my email account on the phone for emails. And setup Mail-to-Blogger under Settings -> Email and you can make a private email account xxxx@blogger.com and just send the pictures taken from phone to the specified email address with 'Title of post' in the 'Subject line' and if you wanna add info, just write like an email. Hit send and its done. And it also scales the image in decent size.

Going Mobile

Recently, I got a new phone, Nokia N95 8Gb, its actually given to us as a part of research work being done in the field of social-ubiquitous computing in CASL, for the clarity group. I have been meaning to buy a new phone for quite some time now, my previous O2 windows mobile smart phone was a piece of s***.

I have heard/read about N95 but never tried myself. Ok, its not an iPhone, iPhone just kills every other brand out there in the user interface and web browsing exprience. But it lacks a lot of phone features which nokia has mastered over the years, without going into details of it.

Important thing for me, it has a 5MP camera + Wifi (without getting billed for data), which gives me more opportunities to shoot images and post it direcly from the phone or just post from mobile, even thou writting a post is quite a task from phone keyboard, hence I would be posting lot more image going around me.

First mobile post

Dublin's 'energy efficient 100,000 LED' xmas tree designed by french firm Blachere.
Frm N95

Saturday, November 08, 2008

SUPER BUSY

just wanna drop a line

work is keeping me super busy

more next week