Monday, July 5, 2010

Thursday, May 22, 2008

WiiFit Rocks

So, our long awaited WiiFit arrived yesterday. Initial thoughts:

- Fun. The activities are inviting and interesting.
- Competitive. Doing more allows you to 'unlock' more activities. The Wii way.
- Sturdy. I was concerned about standing on a piece of plastic, but it's pretty beefy.
- Secure. My family can't see my BMI as it's password protected. My Mii is a little 'stouter' than I would like - but I guess that's a motivator...

- Why not have a charger built into the stand? This thing takes 4 AA batteries. Sure, I will use rechargeable but it would be so much easier to plug the stand in somewhere when I'm done.
- Don't tell my 8 year old that she is underweight / overweight / weak. This should be a parent settable option.
- No multiplayer option (not that I found, at any rate). 2 kids. I need 2 mats. No questions.

All in all, I am impressed. Even if my Mii is a little chubby. I'll work on that.

Offline Access for Google Docs

I must have missed all the hubbub about this, but I noticed a button on Google Docs for offline access. As far as I am concerned, this is a feature long overdue and well needed.

Looks like it requires the Google Gears browser plugin, and I will have to see what that is all about.

No option for this on the N810 yet -- I wonder if the API is published...

Sunday, April 13, 2008

More N810 speedups -- with mobile firefox

While I am on the N810 speedup thread -- some very promising news regarding Fennec ( mobile FireFox). Details here. Now I just need more time to try all of these things out...

Tuning the N810

Brontide has a great article on tuning the N810 here.
This is a wonderful intro. Hoping to be able to add some of my experiences here as well shortly.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Is Wayfinder the ultimate N810 app?

So, I am really trying to find the ultimate app for my N810 (as I did for the N800).

Let me start by saying that I really do love this device. Linux in my pocket? All the makings of a geek love story. My problem is that Wayfinder is the only thing that I seem to use this for. 

Some points:
- Mobile email -- I have the Blackberry for that (Curve).
- Mobile browsing -- also taken care of by the Blackberry. (Plus I can't get DUN to work reliably through the berry -- a different post)
- Mobile blogging/writing/etc -- maybe, we'll see if I can pull that off
- Media player -- The Blackberry is starting to play here as well. And I have an iPod with much more storage.

I am still digging. I want to make this work. Stay tuned (and give me ideas if you have them!)

Monday, February 25, 2008

Coming Soon: My own N810!

Placed the order over the weekend. Hopefully the Amazon delivery gods will smile upon me.

I just realized that I have not blogged in a few months. Chalk it up to being busy.