The experience my kids (2 and 4) have of media is radically different from my experience when I was growing up. Of course, they clamor to watch certain programs and it’s always a challenge to balance the “right” amount of television with their wants, what’s good for them, and the temptation that television can have [...]
So I managed to figure out how to use CSS media queries to make the Mobile version of the blog even better: I’ve hidden the ads, and correctly sized the images. CSS is cool. Really kooky, but cool. The ads are an experiment, by the way. If they turn out to be too annoying, they’re [...]
By the way, I don’t mean to be too down on Opera here. Clearly, Opera are leading the way, both when it comes to mobile browsing and in providing mobile-friendly Web sites (such as Opera Community). Also, I don’t want Charles to kick my ass.
Nope — Opera Mobile somehow had the same problem. I got through editing my post using the phone keypad (actually, due to T9, not as painful as it sounds) but when I was all done and published the post, it turned up empty — everything I had painfully thumbed in had been lost. Gah!
Ok — Opera Mini still needs some work on the content creation side. I tried to make a Blog post earlier and ended up with 2 blank entries, which I only found out about because a friend alerted me. To be fair, I should have double-check that it posted something. Live and learn… Reinforces my [...]
Well, tomorrow I’m off to Edinburgh for the WWW conference where I’ll be co-chairing a workshop (where they seem to have posted a bio from me that dates from 2001, but never mind) and participating in the W3C Advisory Committee meting and in the first (and last?) face to face meeting of the Web Content [...]
I actually do my own version of PC Recycling — it’s called the laptop graveyard under my desk. I now have three laptops there from previous generations of technology: First there’s a Powerbook Duo 210. This was my first laptop — absolutely cutting edge for its time — it featured a gray-scale passive matrix screen [...]
The London Science Museum is featuring an exhibit called “Dead Ringers?” which highlights the problem that discarded phones pose to the environment. By their count, 1712 mobiles a day are upgraded, and if not properly recycled they can leak poisonous materials. It’s a great little exhibit but unfortunately it didn’t do enough to highlight how [...]
While at the MoMo Global Summit some people I had never met told me that they read my blog. This was a bit of a shock to me. But it got me thinking – I really need to spruce up the place. First of all, I think I need a new name. I chose Dan’s [...]
Using Comeks, in 5 minutes I was able to author this on a Nokia N70, including image manipulation, based on a picture that was already there in memory. That’s no mean feat for an application that runs on a phone and relies on a key-pad and 4-way rocker switch as its only means of user [...]