June 14th, 2009


Phone geeking ...

Quite a while ago (December-ish, maybe ?) I posted about my quest for a new phone. I finally got around to a decision a few weeks ago, and eBayed myself a Nokia N82. Yes, it's not an iPhone, but so far, I'm happy with it. Among many features, it has WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth, etc, GPS, a 5MP camera with decent flash and Zeiss lens, came with various useful apps and a bunch of games, and it looks like there are tons of applications available for the Symbian S60 OS. I grabbed PuTTY and GNUGo yesterday, and I'm quite tempted to get MAME too. I like living in the future where devices like this are available ...
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What are the odds ?

I like it when I turn out to have done something clever completely by chance.

Six months ago, when I bought my bike, I also bought a pannier rack, thinking it'd be handy when I got around to commuting to work (after getting a job of course :) ). Yesterday, rwrylsin and I went shopping for bike accessories (I wanted a long-sleeved wind/rain-proof top; she wanted something to keep her legs warm). I also ended up buying a nifty pannier bag thing - the main part of the bag slides on to the pannier rack (assuming you have a compatible one) and clicks into place, and the pannier bags can be folded out from side compartments. And the best bit was, the rack I bought six months ago happened to have the right type of slide/rail system on it ! Win !
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