Aww, it’s clouded over…
Dec 27 2011
Dec 12 2011
Time for some good old fashioned text based updating. Don’t worry my sweet reader, I’ll use small words. Mostly.
Firstly, I’ve just been reminded that recently one of the three main gripes I had with my ipod touch when I got it last year has finally been resolved! iOS 5 added proper compilation handling support, so for the first time since iOS existed, we have the funtionality back from the old click wheel ipods! Seriously, it took Apple that long to restore a feature we already had, the lack of which was causing a lot of internet based whining. Still, it’s here now, so that’s that sorted. The other two issues are hardware related, so there’s no recourse there.. also there was no ipod touch hardware refresh with the iphone refresh, so there’s not a new model that did anything about them. The lack of a usable camera leads into my next gripe related update to that previously linked post…
… in that Facebook bought Snaptu, so now I don’t have a way to put photos easily into my twitter feed directly from my (still Nokia Symbian) phones. Not sure I mentioned it on here, but my personal phone is a Nokia N97 mini (the E72 is workphone).. which isn’t very mini at all. The hardware is a great design, but the touchscreen is poor and the OS.. is Symbian. I’ve told so many people that I’m going to get a Windows Phone 7 that I have to do it now, but I’m still waiting on the Nokia ones to be made available here… so one day I’ll have a smartphone. For anyone who had a ‘GASP WINDOWS WHY YOU IDIOT’ moment, don’t knock it until you try it. Also I’ll be able to wireless hotpot my ipod to it, so best of both worlds. Getting back to the point, I’m sure there’s a Symbian app that will to twitter and pictures in one handy package, I just have to get off my arse and find it. Any suggestions?
Dec 09 2011
Knocked up a quick addition to my wardrobe door. For those not in the know, my wardrobe is directly next to my front door, so it’s convenient. Perks (?) of a studio apartment.
It’s the side panel from an old server, you may remember the rest of it from this post. It’s screwed to the wardrobe door then covered in neodymium magnets. The idea is shamelessly stolen from series two of James May’s Man Lab, though they suggested attaching it to the ceiling and using a grabby pole to reach things. Fun!