Monday, July 30, 2007

1st mobile post

At least! I made it. This text has been posted via email to It has been quite an adventure as the n80 is all I've had in the last (holi)days.

Monday, July 23, 2007


I will be back on the 8th of August :-)

The magic is back!

Today, we could see Fernando Alonso driving as only an angel or a demon can do in the middle of the rain. Incredible how he managed to beat Massa and incredible how he got mad at Fernando because the latter told the former about his dangerous manoeuvres. Filipe deeply scratched Fernando's car while being overtaken, and he almost did the same a couple of laps before.

For the non-believers, are you sure Fernando was starting to get nervous or are the rest of the pilots already nervous?

Thanks for such a wonderful race, Fernando... and thanks to Thor for bringing the storm in time :-)

Monday, July 16, 2007


First experience with an iPhone. It looks great, it is usable, it is light. It is cool. Anyway, Matt owns a Blackberry for BT connectivity and the rest of the stuff that iPhone does not support :-)

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Google Analytics support

I love it. It is just great. Fast (and apologizing if it takes some days for them to answer) and accurate.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Trillian Astra and the mobile web

I am enjoying current Trillian Astra windows client a lot. There is some stuff yet for the developers to do and the web client is frozen until they make it work with the latest version of Trillian servers. I could not try the web client yet, because of that, but I expect a lot from it. I hope I can link all my RSS feeds there so this way, the "My Web" part of the Windows client gets activated and I can check them all. This way I'd remove some RSS Yahoo widgets from my desktop (I am using two of them in order to be notified of changes and then read the full version: Informer and Yahoo! My Headlines).

Of course, thinking of a web client made me wonder if I could ever enjoy Trillan Astra web client on a mobile phone. Well, they have quickly made my wishes come true (or, at least, they will). See this post in Cerulean Studios blog and check how wonderful it will look on the iPhone.

It might work in S60 browser too, as people are enjoying iPhone web apps in Nokia browser (although some refinements should be done to use all the screen of some S60 3rd edition, like N80).

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Support for newer versions of formats

While trying to play a Powerpoint presentation by Microsoft about Ajax support in Pocket Internet Explorer, Powerpoint (2003) detected that the file was created in a more recent version of Office so it encourages me to download a file format converter so I can enjoy it. Great usability feature!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Trillian Astra

After long time being a Trillian Pro user, and having asked for their new Trillian Astra product as an alpha user (well, no matter how you want to call it, releasing something to the user means beta as alpha is lab testing... or this is what I was taught in Software Engineering), I finally received the email with my user and password and link to download the installer.

I have tried it a little before going to bed. By now, it looks faster and more stable than version 3.x. It has included Google Talk as a new IM protocol (in Trillian Pro 3.x you have to do it via Jabber and you lose some of the features from Google Talk) but no one is online right now. Well, it is Saturday night and only geeks and family men are online at this moment ;-)

The only thing that I am asking to Trillian Astra is to improve support for Jabber. I cannot add a contact in CTIC's internal Jabber server without the whole Trillian crashing, so every single Jabber user in the server means Trillian restart. Besides, if I send a link in a message, the message can only include the link... No other single character or it will crash. I hate this as I have to be very careful and chat with people but send URLs separately.

I'll know how much I love it or hate it next Monday, as I connect to xana.