Monday, February 25, 2008

Thursday, February 07, 2008

US presidential candidates in the network

I have just added a contact in LinkedIn that surprisingly had Hillary Clinton among their contacts. I checked for Barack Obama and he was also there. I did not manage to find McCain, if you are more into Republicans :-)

Flickr and groups

After publishing in Flickr the pics of Carnival, the admin for the Matching Costumes group. Although I am a Flickr Pro user, I had never taken care of groups, which I see as a great way to aggregate pics from different users being related to a topic.

The Matching Costumes group is great and I will follow it for future Carnival initiatives ;-)

After sneaking a peek, I envy the guys in the pic below :-)

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

New version of PointUI Home (1.02b)

The guys from PointUI have just released a new version of Home, their new "shell" for Windows Mobile à la iPhone. It has a lots of improvements, changes and bug fixes as you can see in the release notes.

It is great that they support Smartphones and PDAs without phones, a lot of customization options, the removal of the Windows Media Player shortcut in favour of a Favourite/Start Menu shortcut the use of less CPU and a lot of bugs having been fixed.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

N810 as a PDA

Someone asked me the other day whether the N810 had PDA functionality. Well, it does not have it by default. But if you install the GPE packages and then erminig, you have your Google Calendar and your GPE calendar sync'ed.

Besides, I have just discovered Companion Link for Google, which provides a 2-way synchronization between Outlook and Google Calendar. Adding Nokia PC Suite to this, I can have all my tasks and appointments in my hand from any PC (although I'll be more productive with my PC with Outlook installed), my phone and the N810.

Next step, contacts synchronization. Then I will be able to say the N810 can play the role of a PDA, besides all its wonderful functionalities.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Carnival is here...

Two stormtroopers managed to capture Princess Leia Organa in the spaceport of Gijón.

Afterwards, she was taken to the prison of the planet Icasel...

... where she is held prisoner among different monsters (like Grover)

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Ironic video about the situation of CS engineers

I am sorry for all the readers of this blog non Spanish-speakers to post content in my native language. This video was taken from MightyRober's blog and it is an ironic (but not untrue) comment on a job application for Computer Science Engineers in order to maintain the software, hardware and network of a company in the field of electric power distribution. They also want appliers to be ready to co-operate dealing with the accounts of the company. And all for the wonderful annual salary of 10,000 € (taxes and other issues to be discounted from the salary). Ain't it great?

As the video shows, 10 people applied for that offer. Incredible (although we should consider the profile of those people... I cannot believe that a CS Engineer with 3 yrs of experience has applied for that job).

I warn you about inappropriate language and I please ask you to get the spirit of the video and do not take into account the literal words being used.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Vagalume update

Vagalume has jumped up to version 0.5. Thanks to Alberto from Igalia (and to the rest of contributors, of course) for keeping on with the good work. More in your maemo, debian or ubuntu machine!

Pau is a Laker!

For a Lakers fan and a Pau Gasol fan, this is NBA's best news ever! Lakers and Grizzlies have traded Pau Gasol for 5 (now ex-) Lakers including the rights of Marc Gasol plus first draft choice in 2008 and 2010.

Fight for the crown!
Fight for the RING!