“100 days with the Nokia N900” and other links…


AG: “So, I thought it was time to begin talking about the migration from the very dated Treo650. In truth, I held hope that Palm would eventually get its act together and develop a platform that would rival all of the current Linux based smart phone offerings (ie Nokia N900, Android, WebOS). Unfortunately, Palm was acquired by HP and a number of executive folks got fired. Perhaps the most interesting trend was that during the time I owned my trusty Treo, social networking became a normal past time for me.”

Windows Phone Secrets “Tip: Tap and hold on the virtual keyboard”

Paul Thurrott: “Most Windows Phone users are familiar with the fact that the “tap and hold” gesture is akin to the right mouse click in desktop versions of Windows, often resulting in a pop-up menu of commands related to the selected object. This gesture is used throughout Windows Phone, including, oddly enough, on the virtual, software-based keyboard.”

“Sony Creative Software on Vimeo”

Vimeo.com: “Sony Creative Software inspires artistic expression with its award-winning line of products for digital video, audio, and music production, as well as industry-leading technology for DVD production and Blu-ray Disc™ authoring. Sound Forge™ Pro, ACID™ Pro, and Vegas™ Pro software have defined digital content creation for a generation of creative professionals.” So far: two videos.

“A Secure Network Drive for Windows Azure Blob Storage”

Jerry Huang: “First you will need to install the Gladinet Cloud Desktop and map a network drive to Windows Azure Blob Storage. …Without further setup, you can drag and drop files to transfer files in and out of Azure Blob Storage. The transfer is under SSL but not encrypted yet once it reaches Azure Blob Storage.”

“Important Info for WP7 Application Developers”

Chris Koenig: “Do you have a Pivot Control stacked inside a Panorama Control?  That would be bad.  Are you using the Windows Phone 7 built-in styles to display text and highlights? If not, it could raise some additional questions. PLEASE read this first one thoroughly (it’s a long read) to make sure you understand what METRO is all about, and what the design checkers will be looking for.”

“HP Showcases World’s First High-speed, 30-inch Digital Color Press”

2009: “HP today announced developments for its HP Inkjet Web Press platform to help print service providers (PSPs) become more profitable and accelerate their transition from analog to digital printing. …On show at an open house event at Los Angeles-based O’Neil Data Systems—site of the first HP Inkjet Web Press beta installation—the press demonstrates how customers can benefit from market-leading total cost of ownership, excellent productivity and a high level of quality.” I heard about this machine while I was working at William O’Neil.

Wikipedia.org Moment: “Colnago”

“In 1960, Colnago saw fame as Luigi Arienti rode to a gold medal at the Rome Olympics on a Colnago bicycle. From the late 1960s through the 1970s, Colnago was generally regarded as one of the builders of the world’s best custom road race frames.”

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