Wednesday, November 14, 2007

As you can see from the previous blog IM/micro blogging is just not for me. I make way to many grammatical errors as it is let alone trying to fix them in an IM window.

On to some cool stuff, I am very intrigued by the Open Handset Alliance. Google is trying to break into the Cellphone industry and I for one am sick from all the crap cellphone companies give you( as well as Telcos and Cable companies).

I have messed around with installing the SDK, it is very easy and they have put a massive amount of energy into providing free tools. There is also a contest. To me providing free tools and an impetus(money WOOT!!) for programing is a great way to foster innovation. I have no idea if this is going to go any where but more competition is never a bad thing.

One prediction: If Google is nominally successful with Android, I believe that they are going to port this over to their Broadband UHF devices when they purchase the 700MHz spectrum. Google almost has to buy the spectrum because if Cable and Telcos start tiering internet services Google is going to be at the ISPs whim. Net Neutrality is a much hyped issue and I am trying to find the balance between the freedom that has made the net great and the financial need for expanding the network, but that is another post.

I enjoy watching the IPTV show CrankyGeeks. What makes me cranky is a question they ask the audience?
Well, I thought it was awesome when the iPhone was cracked and everyone thinks it is the greatest thing since sliced bread. But one thing everyone does not mention is that the hack only works on a GSM network. T-Mobile is the only main US provider that has a GSM network, Sprint and Verizone Wireless are CDMA which means you can't think of moving your phone over to those carriers. With all the hype around this hack it disappoints me that noone really points this out.

Side note: I think most of Europe is GSM so you could take your iPhone to England and put a European SIM card in it and it can be hacked to work there.

Friday, November 09, 2007

This is a test

I am testing out this service called They allow you to setup widgets that tie your IM in this call Gchat to various services and sites like Blogger twitter and other doto list and reminders