Saturday, August 12, 2006

Overview - - Mobile phone -Sony EricssonK610i?-?

Whilst paying my bill for Globe at the SM North Cyberzone we chanced upon this sweet bugger currently offered at temptingly for extension plans. We have long been planning to get an extension since its actually more practical. Just that the offered options were not too tempting.

We asked if they have one in stock and fortunately they have one, and assured we could the unit right outright if we sign up for the extension. I couldn't wipe the grin on my lovey's face. The phone was a beauty, and not as bulky-ugly as the other current crop of 3G phones. They don't have the red one in stock tho, but it seems the cover plate can be replaced in the future.

Comparing this to my old T610 back in the day, its way wicked. Built in support for RSS feeds!, working SSL enabled pop/imap client (Gmail works nicely), 2 megapixel camera (which beats the Treo 650 camera to a pulp), Flash lite support?. Will try the Yamigo/Yahoo (IMPS) interface later. Very, very light, has bluetooth and verly usable speaker phone function.

Was itching to try the video call since our apartment seems to be covered by 3G. "Seems", since we sometimes see the 3G icon, and sometimes we don't. Hope they lower data rates tho. Something like Smarts 10/30mins or lower will do :D


Originally uploaded by nocs.
It really does capture a kid's imagination. If Jolibee would only push it, I think he can be as popular worldwide as Barney.

Ah kids, gotta love em. Every drooling kiss washes away our fears and brings renewed hope for the unstoppable future.


- Singing out of tune happy birthday songs. Happy Dad. Good times. :-D

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Google Maps Flight Sim!


Was hovering above the streets of London and HK. You can also choose to navigate around the moon or mars with the little bugger.

Even the kids love it!

Whats next? The things you can do with open platforms! :D

Discovery of the week: Journler - O'Reilly Mac DevCenter Blog

Been using Journler for the past few days and in a word "ROCKS!".

Way better than my previous method of puting it in a word document and organizing via directories. With this app, you have on unified repository of your notes which can embed URLS, PDF's, regular files, pictures etc. Integration iLife makes your digital life a bit more easier. Supports keywords/tagging and allows you to blog (supports blogger/wordpress) and email from within the app. You could also insert audio (great for meetings) and video if that pleases you.

My typical usage would be in writing down notes for research, and dragging a bunch of URL's there, link related files lurking in the hard drive. After which I could now draft the formal document on another word processor. The Journler fits this workflow perfectly and allows you one stop flexible repository of notes.

I seem to notice that the Mac community has a lot of high quality GTD-ish and digital life organizing apps. Most of them free! The high level of integration between apps is also quite noticeable. All in all helping a lot in the productivity department.

And before I forget, Journler is donationware!

Monday, August 07, 2006

Apple - Apple - Mac OS X - Leopard Sneak Peek - iChat

And oh, I like the new iChat theatre feature too. No not the philandering background feature (hehe). Rather the one that allows you to show your presentation. That would be great for "distant teaching" (tm). Or doing remote presentations for that matter. You can also use it ala VNC (screen sharing), and remotely control another mac while perhaps guiding the other person on the other end of the conversation.

Another shiny tool in making the world flat!

Live from WWDC 2006: Steve Jobs keynote - Engadget

Thats it folks!

Keynote over.

Things I liked in the upcoming Leopard! (sneak peak)

- Time Machine: Automatic incremental backups for dummies.
- Spaces: Virtual workspaces at last! No need to envy X11/Xorg window managers.
- Widget toolkits: Drag and drop widget creation.

And yeah! Macpro! Drool on... Dream on...


VMware announces Mac client!


I hope it supports the PPC architecture.

Btw, WWDC in a few hours! Hasta La Vista? Could it be??? What is Steve up to this time? Your guess is as good as mine. :)

Chaaiirrrssss!!! I would like some pop corn too.

Testing Journler


If you need to pass special options to Java, please set the resin3_flags option
in /etc/rc.conf, see examples below:

# Prevent Java from opening an X11 display


# Increase memory limit of the Java virtual machine

resin3_flags="-Xms32m -Xmx256m"

# Run Java with remote debugging turned on on port 8000

resin3_flags="-Xdebug -Xnoagent

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Mayon eruption %u2018imminent,%u2019 over 70,000 face evacuation -

Alert Level 4!

Worried at my folks in Legaspi and my in-laws in Ligao. Hope it doesn't do much damage. But the danger is real, a volcano on the verge of eruption is not a tourist attraction! Just look around at the rocks/boulders scattered along Legaspi, Ligao, Camalig etc., to get a grip on how far the range of Mayon is.