Thursday, August 27, 2009

The force is strong with this one....

This morning my son's Nintendo DS displayed the wrong time. At this time I tried to change it but I didn't have the first clue about the interface. After I told him about it, in about three steps he had the time changed and everything.

And with my experience of Win, Linux, Android, etc. in installing, root'ing, and changing OS capabilities and I couldn't figure out his portable game console.

Like father like son.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Open source wins again

For what seems to be the hundredth time, I have been asked to "fix" one of my friend's computers. And each and every time it has more to do with the browser choice than the PC.

Since we are doing more on the internet with SaaS and cloud services our choice of internet browsers is more important than ever. This goes to show that browser functions are increasingly becoming more important than underlying OS capabilities.

By the way, FF is not better because it is free (so is IE 8), but because it is developed on open source frameworks.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sent from my wireless device

I am seeing more and more e-mail sent from wirelessly but why must we announce this by adding these tacky status signatures? As more and more convergence becomes pervasive among more devices there will be no need for this.

If you are working you are working. Period. No matter the format of the platform. Let us all just send e-mail, blog, text and call from wherever no matter.

Full disclosure: I submitted this entry from my T-Mobile G1.

Sent from my wireless Android device. ;-)