April, 2006

  1. Around the web

    (“Future posted” before I left on Vacation) w-soup on Flickr – Photo Sharing! Must See HTTP://: Keeping it together, again figure/field – pretty but dumb Top Ten Reasons To Give Up Blogging An Inconvenient Truth cabel.name: Nintendo DS Lite Third Look Think Progress – 60 Minutes: CIA Official Reveals Bush, Cheney, Rice Were Personally Told…

  2. Vacation

    I’ll be in Italy for the next two weeks. 😎 The first week will be spent in San Gimignano where we will be attending the wedding of good friends. The second week will be spent in Rome and Florence, doing the tourist thang. This will be my first trip across the pond, so I’ve been…

  3. Viable Mobile Platforms

    The main reason I’ve decided to make the jump to the BlackBerry, despite it’s shortcomings, is that I no longer have any faith in the Palm OS as a platform. RIP Palm OS With the Palm OS sold and PalmSource looking to build on Linux, I just don’t see the current Palm OS getting “fixed”…

  4. 30 Boxes Natural Language Scheduling

    I probably like the Google Calendar interface (love the next 7 days view) a little better than the 30 Boxes interface, but I’ve got to give credit where credit is due. I typed this into the 30 boxes “one box add” box: Recycling yesterday repeat every other week And it got it right (created an…

  5. Treo 270 Case for BlackBerry 8700

    A little history: Back when I got my Treo 300, I ordered a horizontal leather holster case for it. At the time Leather International was only carrying cases for the Treo 270, but they said that the Treo 300 would fit. It did fit but it didn’t fit well, and when they came out with…

  6. Default Mail Application?

    This morning, when I launched it on my Windows laptop, Thunderbird asked me: Would you like to make Thunderbird your default mail application? It got me thinking, when is the last time I clicked on a “mailto:” link anyway?

  7. Anyone Know a Sprint Rep?

    The Sprint CSR I talked to today told me that it’s impossible to switch the primary phone number on a shared plan1. I’m having trouble accepting this; it seems like the sort of thing that could be done if someone cared enough to make it happen. I don’t think that what I’m trying to do…

  8. Multiple From Addresses on the BlackBerry

    Out of the box (at least with an “internet plan”), the BlackBerry doesn’t support multiple e-mail personalities (multiple “from” addresses). This absolutely shocked me. The BlackBerry is widely regarded as being a superior mobile e-mail device, so much so that users will forgive pretty much any other shortcomings it may have in other areas, so…

  9. BlackBerry Calendar Syncing via PocketMac

    I finally got my calendar (in iCal) syncing with my BlackBerry via PocketMac. The solution is ugly, but it works. Here is what I did: Back up all my iCal calendar data on my Mac, in several formats just to be safe. Export my calendars in iCal format. Write a little script to split the…

  10. Around the web

    Raible Designs ~ Tips for Productivity and Happiness at Work Photo Matt – The Feed Validator is Dead to Me Rogue Amoeba – Under The Microscope (thanks Brent) Recruiters in the late 90s ABC to Offer Popular Programs Online Treo launch rumor adds a price: $399 / $499 – Engadget Fox to Offer Prime-Time Programs…

  11. Expectations

    Last night (actually early this morning) the FeedLounge queue slowed down quite a bit and, of course, some of the users noticed (everything was back to normal by late this morning). As I noted in the forum thread, this is the only time in the last month this has happened, and I’m pretty sure1 it’s…

  12. BBReply on the BlackBerry 8700g

    I finally got BBReply properly installed on my BlackBerry 8700g. The trick is to do a full reboot in order to activate BBReply. This means: Turn the BlackBerry off Take the battery out Put the battery back in Now BBReply will be installed and you’ll have a Reply-To option in your menu. However now that…

  13. Calendar Hacking

    If I’m going to use this BlackBerry, I need to figure out a solution for my Calendars. My current idea is something like this: PocketMac can’t handle all my calendar data (due to volume or perhaps some invalid character somewhere), so if I reduce the data being sync’ed perhaps it will work. I can archive…

  14. BlackBerry Second Impressions

    Another 48 hours with the BlackBerry. There is a lot to like, and some not as much. The biggest issues for me are still the lack of IMAP functionality and the ability to reply from a different address. More notes: Battery life is decent – I got about 2 days out of it and my…

  15. FeedLounge APIs

    We’ve released APIs for FeedLounge. 😎 I’m looking forward to see what people do with these, and which APIs are requested next. This also knocked 2 highly ranked items off our feature voting list. Progress is good. 🙂 This post is part of the project: FeedLounge. View the project timeline for more context on this…