Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Ogdens' nut gone flake

We find ourselves listening to "Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake" by the Small Faces. Each track on the second side is introduced by Stanley Unwin. It really is a triumph.

Monday, July 25, 2005

A Text Message conversation - somewhere in England

Following a visit to the outlet village in a certain town in Wiltshire:

Spug: Mmmmmmm the outlet village, who needs Acapulco?

Rubbery: You slagging off my town?

Spug: Aaaahh the gondolas ....

Rubbery: I'll have you know it is second to none for ten pin bowling and has excellent access to places that are somewhere else.

Can't argue with that.

Monday, July 18, 2005

GPRS knackereeed

If your mobile phone is not set up as it should be and you cannot access the mobile internet, do not despair. You can set things up yourself with out having to wait on hold for 7 years listening to Girls Aloud.

Carphone Warehouse has a link to all the major operators set up sites; see here

Monday, July 11, 2005

Max from next door

Max from the stall near us resplendent in thong, playing a festival uke.

Mobiles get a net of their own ....

From the BBC

Soon it could be much easier to browse the net on a mobile phone.

Approval for a .mobi domain has been given by the organisation that oversees the net's addressing system.

Websites that use the .mobi domain will be created specifically for mobile devices such as handsets and handheld computers to make them easy to find and browse.


Tuesday, July 05, 2005


If you thought working around the issues with different browsers was bad, try developing for the mobile internet. Thousands of devices with different capabilities and numerous markup languages make it a tough environment.

Thankfully some jolly nice people have invented the Wireless Universal Resource File or WURFL. In short this is a gynormous XML file that has information about all the wireless devices on earth..

Better still they have created tag library (WALL) that enables you to use the WURFL to create the correct mark up on the fly.

Their demo version was not available so I have installed my own here. If you have time open this URL: on your phone and it will show all your phone's capabilities.

Alternatively you could see if the person sat next to you fancies a game of Rock Paper Scissors.

Ultimately it's your choice honey.

Get serious about mobile apps

It is getting serious ....

via Tom Hume

Nokia and IBM have teamed-up to persuade Java developers to get serious and write corporate applications and services for handsets, instead of games. The companies, appearing jointly at JavaOne 2005, said a recently completed Java API would "put the power of the server" into mobile client devices, allowing developers to quickly and easily update handsets with new services. more...

and more mobile stuff for Java - see: Java gets mobile at 10

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