Next gen television/video

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s happened so fast. Isn’t it just yesterday, that we were sitting at the TV, watching recorded Knight Riders from VHS tape? Suddenly DVD came (in 1996) and conquered. DVD enabled better quality picture, and also things like extras and multiple language subtitles. When things became essentially all digital, the possibilities were totally different fromContinue reading “Next gen television/video”

To synch or not – that is the Question!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Sometimes you need a specific thing. One of these for me is a synchronizationsoftware between my Nokia e71 and Google calendar. Then I’d like to have Roboform play with Chrome browser. And… and… (Roboform is a catchyutility that stores passwords and feeds them into your browser when you needthem). In this story I describe howContinue reading “To synch or not – that is the Question!”

iTouched the iPhone

Reading Time: < 1 minute Been there! Done IT! The iPhone is way cool. I took a short test ride today, on 23rd June 2009. The authorized Mac reseller in Helsinki downtown had one these gems, that everybodyhas been buzzing about for.. ages? I’d seen the gadget live twice before this. But never actually got a feeling for it. TheContinue reading “iTouched the iPhone”

Exposing your data!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Open source and open standards are a major thing. For some, it’s the antithesis to commercialism and modern capitalism. But I think that’s quite a shallow and biased view. In the media I’ve caught glimpse of placing Europe as the old, industrialist nation that wants to protect its citizens from unfair competition by slapping USContinue reading “Exposing your data!”

Stuck in old Metaphors – better times coming

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you know what (search, connect, wait, wait, open, login, wait, select, accept, check) means? Why, it’s uploading your best photos from the phone to a public place like a web album. Sounds pretty complicated though, and that’s exactly what is currently is. We often don’t do things because the steps are taking too muchContinue reading “Stuck in old Metaphors – better times coming”

Unified Comms for everyone?

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s interesting to see how communications tools are evolving. Almost everyone has a mobile phone, and an email account. Some use MSN, IRC, Twitter, Facebook, and other web sites. But to pull it all together in a sensible manner, that’s a challenge. How many times you’ve got an angry call about not having responded toContinue reading “Unified Comms for everyone?”

Tweetdeck – excellent!

Reading Time: < 1 minute Thanks to some preview problems, I ended up losing my 3 paragraph text about TweetDeck. (Goddamn stateless web 😉 Today I started out in an ordinary fashion. BEEP, BEEP. Stepping up, going to toilet, taking the orange juice; clothes on, and getting out. The bus came as usual, on time. Had a good chat withContinue reading “Tweetdeck – excellent!”

my AdmiNEXT

Reading Time: 2 minutes Since administering a computer system is always more or less Excel files, papers,and all kinds of fuzzy stuff, I came up with a draft of an integrated system (a computer program) which would put some of these things together. It would make the process of administering much easier, by relieving the admin from remembering whereContinue reading “my AdmiNEXT”

Tech gone bad – travel card kludgism

Reading Time: 4 minutes This article contains two main branches. First I’m going to talk aboutthe misjudgments somebody made in the design of a Finnish traveling card,and in the latter part I’m ranting about tech in general, but mobilesand new services in specific. Sometimes it’s pretty obvious when something has been designed badly, orin a user-hostile way. I wasContinue reading “Tech gone bad – travel card kludgism”

really nice feature in Google Maps mobile: Save as contact

Reading Time: < 1 minute I already love the Google maps on my mobile phone. Now it got even better, since I discovered that after doing a search, and clicking on a search result, I can save the contact information directly to my phone’s address book. Too many times in similar situations people have to resort to manually typing allContinue reading “really nice feature in Google Maps mobile: Save as contact”