Monthly Archives: November 2008

NOKIA E63, FON, Fring & SIP

Thanks to those nice people at WOM I've just been lent a NOKIA E63 to evaluate for a couple of weeks.

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I first tried it with my nearest BT FON Wi-Fi hot spot discovering that FON now have a special .MOBI styled login page that makes it much easier for mobile users to login. Fring 3.36.15 also worked on the E63 now uses native NOKIA SIP services and still provides access to Skype, GoogleTalk & other VOIP and SIP services.

NOKIA have addressed a lot of the issues with the E61i now using a "standard" USB connector, "standard" 3.5mm audio connector and improved keyboard layout.

So now its an easy choice !

If I needed a mobile with GPS I'd buy a 6220c and if I needed WiFi,SIP,VOIP I'd buy a E63 !

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NOKIA E63, FON, Fring & SIP

Thanks to those nice people at WOM I've just been lent a NOKIA E63 to evaluate for a couple of weeks.

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I first tried it with my nearest BT FON Wi-Fi hot spot discovering that FON now have a special .MOBI styled login page that makes it much easier for mobile users to login. Fring 3.36.15 also worked on the E63 now uses native NOKIA SIP services and still provides access to Skype, GoogleTalk & other VOIP and SIP services.

NOKIA have addressed a lot of the issues with the E61i now using a "standard" USB connector, "standard" 3.5mm audio connector and improved keyboard layout.

So now its an easy choice !

If I needed a mobile with GPS I'd buy a 6220c and if I needed WiFi,SIP,VOIP I'd buy a E63 !

010017018009

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DSDM, RUP and now SCRUM & Sprint

Magento Open Source eCommerce

Magento Open Source eCommerce gives your "flexibility and control over your online store"

https://www.ukko.com/ are one of their happy customers !

and Magento is available as a JumpBox Software Appliance !

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The MOO MiniCard Mosaic frame !

MOO MiniCard Mosaic frames are great as an artwork and as a puzzle but I'd allow 2 hours for assembly (if you're not a keen DIYer and cant remember where your sandpaper is) plus photo-blogging time !

Unwrapping is a bit like pass the pass parcel (about six layers of bubblewrap) and make sure you open the final film when its the right way up or all your mini frames will fall out all over the floor !

The easy way is to layout frames first THEN find MOO MiniCards to fill em ! I did the opposite (chosing 10 horizontal and 10 vertical photos) and had to use a lot of hair tearing and lateral thinking working out how to get this particular combination into the outer frame !

This did give me a great idea for a party game ! "Create a frame with X horizontal and 20-X vertical pieces" ! Beware that there are a few impossible combinations such as 1 horizontal and 19 vertical !

Tollerance is very critical (< 0.1 mm) and I needed to use some sandpaper to get rid of the out of the box "open window" effect ! However that may have been caused by me dropping them all on the floor previously !

Before:

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After:

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Finally you can put the screws back in upside down to create a less or more techno finish !

All in All a great gift for XMAS !

My friends and relatives will be getting a nice physical gift of a MOO MiniCard Frame and a MiniCard Gift Certificate to go with it so they can create their own artwork and also have 30 spare MiniCards left over to give to their friends !

PS My bias is that I am a MOOster !

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What the Windoz Vista comparison page doesn’t tell you !

Ning isolates friends and adds support for OpenSocial profiles

Ning have recently isolated your Ning friend lists so friends and friend requests sent are now listed separately on each Ning network !

Also according to CNET Ning now supports OpenSocial profiles

Ning OpenSocial Docs

Ning OpenSocial Best Practises

Ning Application Directory

OpenSocial Dev App

This OpenSocial application provides the ability to write and save JavaScript code samples to execute against OpenSocial containers. This helps rapidly test sample OpenSocial code.

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