Friday, August 25, 2006

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I decided to use Google Analytics in order to track the accesses to this blog. I will comment in some weeks about it (the time given to myself in order to stop being the only one reading this blog) ;-)

.NET CF on S60 ?

I will have to try it to believe it. By now this PDF document is all I know about this topic.

USB transfer: not that easy

As it is read in Esos aparatos del demonio, a blog that I like a lot which is created by a colleague and friend at the University of Oviedo, USB connection of an external device to a PC can be achieved by two different "methods": USB Mass Storage (UMS) and Media Transfer Protocol (MTP). As the original article (written in Spanish) says, some people experience problems with certain devices because of the "method" being used by "those gadgets from hell" (my personal free translation of the title of the blog that I am talking about).

Another great blog, S60 Multimedia Blog, talks about WinAmp support to transfer music to S60 mobile phones by using a plugin. It seems to support both methods and, by the way, USB Mass Storage is referred as MSC and not UMS in that article.

I will have to try it and, from now and on, I have found a new hobby: check which of my gadgets are UMS/MSC or MTP :-)

Thursday, August 24, 2006

DVB-H tests in Spain

I am the lucky user of a Nokia N92 by means of the place where I work (Fundacion CTIC) in the test program of Digital TV on mobile phones by Abertis. The underlying technology being in use is DVB-H (Digital Video Broadcast for Handhelds). I shall be posting about the experience in the next days.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

I do not seem to be very original

I put the title to this blog as the spanish set phrase "un poco de todo". So I made a direct translation to english. That was yesterday and now I decided to search for "a little bit of everything". I did not think there were so much entries. Many of them are blogs. There is even a CD from 50 Cent :-)

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Magic Alonso

Fernando Alonso is the current Formula One world champion. In the last championship (2005) he put an end to the reign of Michael Schumacher (seven times F1 Champion). This year he managed to set a new record of points between the rest of pilots and himself but three victories in a row by Schumacher and a worse behaviour of his car and his team (Renault) made a difference of only 11 points. Last weekend, in Hungary, everything seemed lost when he was punished with 2 seconds of penalty in the final qualifying rounds. Luckily (for Alonso), Schumacher made his mistake too and was punished the same way. Alonso started from position 15 and Schumi from position 11. Alonso reached 1st position but a mistake of one of the mechanics when he changed wheels made him retire. It was Schumi's chance but he had to stop when there were only 3 laps left for him and he was in second place (I guess it was due to tires completely without grip). How is it possible that a pilot reaches 1st place after starting from 15th position and in a race in which rain was one of the guest stars? See it here (thanks to YouTube for hosting the video):

Last seconds show how Alonso passes Schumacher.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

A little bit of everything

Welcome. "A little bit of everything" is my personal web log. I will talk, as its title says, about anything that comes to my mind: technology, sports, cinema, music...

I hope I can find the time and strength to write something once in a while. I am lazy about this kind of stuff although now I feel determined to do it. Only time will tell.