Nexus too

So I got my Nexus into Norway via Singapore. Don’t ask.

Was it worth it? Well it is a beautiful phone without question. Best screen ever. Awesome to hold. Great range of apps.

But when you start using it. … the keypad sucks, the contacts don’t sync properly, the messenger does not like your synced contacts, your mail client does not like your mail server, and your phone network won’t connect after using wifi for a couple of hours (I swear it is true).
But on the strength of the open architecture I have replaced the native keyboard and messenger application with an iPhone lookalike. Now I am happy with my multi tasking iPhone clone. Makes you wonder. Is Steve Jobs the only person in the world who can ship a proper device?

Can’t wait until the iPad makes it to the Arctic.

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Vanishing Point

This financial crisis is a real bummer. It showed us that much of the world’s livelihood depends on Americans buying things they don’t need with money they don’t have. Nothing like a world built on solid foundations!

And our biggest hope is that we can return to that state as quickly as possible!

But perhaps the saddest thing is that, while the excesses will no doubt return, their glory looks to fade.

Here is the view of the future: cruising Route 66 in a Toyota Prius ….

Semantics

I saw a cute cartoon which made me remember that semantics is a word that is often maligned, and has a bad connotation for many people. I forget this because semantics is to me the most central of all areas of inquiry. It is a bout how things mean what they do .. how humans interact with their world and each other.

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Gutenberg Bible


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Originally uploaded by cveres

I was looking through my pictures and found this .. I stayed at a hotel called the “Hotel Gutenbergs” in Riga, Latvia, a couple of years ago. In the foyer there were these Gutenberg bibles on stands and in a glass case. I asked the guy behind the counter if they were real? I suddenly thought of my mother who always asks the butcher if the meat is fresh …

He really started something, I guess.

Yahoo!!!

Well, I guess everyone knows by now. Yahoo! is safe from the grubby hands of Mickeysoft, for now, anyway. So I am sticking with you!!! Well done Jerry Yang and co ….

Here is an interesting quote:

"``Unbelievable,'' said Laura Martin, an analyst at New York- based
Soleil Securities Corp. ``This is management putting its employees and its
job security ahead of current Yahoo shareholders' interest.''

Er … am I missing something? Since when has it become BAD to put your employees ahead of a bunch of people who don’t care about anything except the expansion of their purses????

Good Bye Yahoo!

I hope it is not to be, but I have already found a new web hosting company to replace Yahoo! hosting, who run this blog …. should the unthinkable buyout from Mickeysoft go ahead.
I have also kind of found a replacement for Flickr …. del.icio.us will be hard to replace

So PLEASE let sanity prevail and don’t let share market greed win this one!!