Nother test from OPML

This is my first test from the Macintosh version of the OPML editor. Dave released a new version of wp.root yesterday and it seems to support catagories on your blog. So I’m trying it out. I read about it over at Nomadic Coder. Wow, I didn’t realize that the editor understood a link- it just…

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RSS on Nokia 770

So I just got my 770 yesterday, and it seems to be as good as I had imagined. I’ve installed some cool stuff, and am using it as I planned- as a replacement for my laptop around the house when I just want to surf and read the web and rss news… However, I didn’t…

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Nokia 770 USB and Macintosh

You can access the RSMMC card inserted into the Nokia 770 on the Mac just as you can on Windows- just plug the USB cable into the Macintosh and after a few seconds a disk will pop up on your desktop. This comes in handy if you want to move a lot of files over…

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RSS Wrangling on the 770

I was looking around the other day for some good gui blog posting apps for windows. But I was also looking for some good RSS readers for Windows… I ended up looking at RSS Bandit and the OPML editor from Dave Winer. The OPML editor is a bit of a trial, as I don’t see…

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Nokia finally shipping 770

Nokia just informed me last night via email that my 770 (ordered back on the 15th of November, and promised to ship on the 17th) has finally shipped to me. There has been a fairly large amount of consternation regarding the release of the 770. Nokia apparently misjudged the popularity of the device at the…

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Using OPML editor

Just like it says, this is a test from my 2nd attempt with the OPML editor and wordpress. Well, the title in that test post didn’t seem to go right. I’ve edited this with Ecto to make it more presentable…

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Nokia 770

Did I mention that I’m anxiously waiting for my Nokia 770? They call it an internet tablet, but it looks like the next Newton (in a good way). Using real Xwindows and Gnome, this will be very interesting. There is a lot of talk here, in the forums at Internet Tablet Talk, and there is…

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Posting Entries on XP

I wish there was a nice blog editor for Windows. Mars Edit and Ecto (both only available for MacOSX) are the best in the world. Too bad Ecto for windows sucks hard. I’ve even tried the new OMPL editor that Dave W. released, with his WordPress patch, but I can’t get it to work on…

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Audio Books on the iPod

Since I’ve had my iPod Nano, I’ve really started using it with audiobooks. I’ve never listened to audiobooks before (in any format) but there is a certain type of book that really lends itself to an audio book. Plus I’ve really come to enjoy the force feeding of the book, not havisdng to actually hold…

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GPS Madness 2

So while TomTom is cool for driving around and getting where I want to go, what about a real GPS? To really play with things like Google maps (by getting your own lat/long), for hiking and boating using TomTom on a Treo does little– if anything at all. So I got a Garmin Etrex Vista,…

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VOIP via Wifi

I decided to try out a VOIP service at house, to take some of the load off my cell phone. I’ve been using my cell phone as my primary phone (business and pleasure, but I still maintain a land land for the wife) for a few years, and it’s expensive (and not getting any cheaper)…

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BGP Routing Policies in ISP networks

For something a bit more technical, take a look at the below paper. It’s short (7 pages) and gives a great overview of BGP in ISP networks- why they do it, what it does and how you can have fun with BGP. I’ve often wondered about BGP is really used in these situations, but never…

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Treo Super Secret Hard Reset

I had problems with the Treo650 rebooting all the time- and it’s not a secret why it was doing it. There were two issues. First, accessing the data connection when the phone has low signal strength just reboots it. There doesn’t seem to be anything to do for this, short of some firmware from Palm…

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Incredibles on PSP

I just ripped the Incredibles from a DVD and stuffed it on the PSP. The total movie is amazingly only ~300 megs. And the quality is excellent, except for the scenes with the most motion (the kid running thru the forest). USB2 makes transferring the files quick- the G5 moved the 300 megs in under…

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Jeff Hawkins NPR Interview

I saw a link today to a NPR interview with Jeff Hawkins [wikipedia], creator of the Palm Pilot, Treo and currently the Executive Director and Chairman of the Redwood Neuroscience Institute. His book On Intelligence was the most amazing book I read in 2004. His theory of what makes Intelligence happen in meat-space is very…

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WordPress is now running things.

I’ve moved SyncingApple over to the new WordPress 1.5, which is a really amazing piece of software. As support for MT 1.x dwindles away, I wanted to find a more robust and dynamic blog server. WordPress fits that and has many cool features that are nowhere to be seen on MT. Plus now the xmlrpc…

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Playstation Lite

I talked about waiting to get the newer, much slimmer Playstation Lite back in September, when it was just announced. Unfortunately, Sony hasn’t made very many of them, and they are a real bugger to get. I got lucky once again and stumbled into Best Buy about a week ago to get a brush-less vacuum…

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I’m on Plugs via Feed2JS

Ted Mann is turning into quite the closet hacker. After a Friday night dinner discussion at Marathon Grille in West Philly (which is more difficult that it sounds, try it once) where Ted and I talked about RSS feeds onto blogs, he’s gone and dug around and got a cool solution up and working. Now,…

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Google Does Pop on Gmail.

Not that pop. Google is rolling out POP access for Gmail. For now it’s free, at some point it will cost something, which is reasonable. Right now I think its being phased in, as I can’t login in but others can. The pop server seems to be pop.gmail.com. I’m looking forward to getting my gmail…

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New Playstation Lite

Sony is releasing a new 75% smaller version of the PSX in November. Price is reportedly the same, but they are sure to drop it a bit to stimulate christmas sales. It look interesting enough to purchase. The other one always seemed a big large for what it did. From the BBC News story…

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Backstory: Cell Phones

I have issues with cell phones– both the phones themselves and the carriers that pawn them on us. I’m never happy with what I have. The size, battery life, reception, syncing what have you. It all eventually becomes an issue. And my house in West Philly is in some weird signal zone, since its impossible…

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