Monthly Archives: February 2008

USB Host on the N810

Looking at the recent updates on maemo.org I noticed a utility for putting the USB controller into host mode. I had seen Kate’s post about modifying a standard cable or getting a USB On the Go cable to take advantage … Continue reading

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More Public Support for the Abundance Economy

It looks like the world at large is starting to take up the challenge of understanding what it means to base an effort around the economics of abundance instead of scarcity. It’s already a pretty common thread with folks who … Continue reading

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SMS on Alternate Ports

Following up on some of the mobile applications pondering I was doing the other day, I’ve been pointed at and run across some new info about SMS usage. I figured I would post it to share, seeing as how that … Continue reading

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JOLT!!!

I was walking by a shop the other night right downtown San Mateo, and what do I see? Jolt cola. So I had to go back today and actually get some to make sure it was the real stuff, and … Continue reading

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Microb Browser Extension Testing

After my IUI Maemo Microb hackery the other day I started pondering making the browser lie to say it was an iPhone. More cause I wanted to hack around some with extensions and Microb than because I really find myself … Continue reading

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Quick Numerical Ponderings on SMS Driven Distribution

I’ve been thinking a decent amount recently about using SMS or other forms of messaging to drive mobile web usage. My overall question being can you drive mobile web usage with SMS and monetize your site with advertising? My gut … Continue reading

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Vote N810 for “Handheld of the Year” at Engadget

I’m going to pick up the handheld of the year thread from TabletBlog and encourage all you N810 fans to go vote N810 at the Engadget awards.

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Native Mobile Apps vs Mobile Web Apps

Michael Mace posted a great wrapup of a few threads that have been going around with respect to native vs browser based mobile development. He does a great job of laying down a nice linear story about the evolving development … Continue reading

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Mobile Applications Commentary

Great Jon Udell interview with Dr. Joel Selanikio, lots of interesting mobile commentary in there. First two bits that really grabbed my attention: Think about what you could do if you could give access to all the information on the … Continue reading

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IUI Dev on OS2008

I’ve been fooling around a bit with doing IUI dev on and for the N810. IUI is the javascript library behind those cool iPhone web apps. It does a menu style rendering and slides and all that. It actually works … Continue reading

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