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Some thoughts on smartphones
I'm kinda happy about how the market's being shaken up for once. I had regarded the whole PDA / Smartphone market with a certain amount of distaste and disinterest for quite some time. My old Viewsonic PDA died and I found I just wasn't using it for anything useful.. and then I ended up getting the Motorola Q because at least it had a decent web browser and keyboard so that I could text people instead of having to deal with my basic fear of telephones.
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Why I'm not excited about Windows CE and Windows Mobile anymore
Long time readers of the blog have noted that I've been using Windows CE in various forms for quite a long time, largely by accident or because I like to think even more different than your average Apple user...
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iPhone SDK vs. GPL(via)
My rant: One can write all the GPL'd open-source whatever software that will do all kinds of rotten things to a Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 device that Microsoft doesn't intend for you to be able to do. But you can't do that with an iPhone.
KDE still worse than Windows, FLV's at 11.
Why I invariably end up using a fairly bare X environment and never KDE or GNOME.
Maildir... the one true mail format (more or less)
When I was using an mbox-based mail system, every so often I would have a mail corruption bug where "something" would go wrong. My Outlook email box has gone funky in the past and not all of the data is stored in an especially well documented place either.
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