Monthly Archives: November 2007

NaBloPoMo and Traveling are Not Necessarily Compatible

Conclusion from Day 18 of NaBloPoMo 2007 and Ms. Jen’s blog : daily text posting whilst traveling is not necessarily compatible without spending too much on international data on one’s mobile and/or trying to find wifi and the time to blog whilst visiting and exploring. Right now, we here at Black Phoebe are in a bit of a fail mode.
The photos are relatively easy but the text blogging, not so much. This whole thing is causing me more stress than necessary. The worst part is that I have quite a few blog posts I would like to write, but by the time I get to my computer late at night the last thing I want to do is write on mobile, or development, or life, or the world, or even possibly the universe, or the political / philosophical implications thereof. Or the recent daily impassioned post I have building in my head about my hate / hate relationship with PHP, PEAR, and the Flickr API. Or even what I did that day in travel-land.
Bah. So, rather than continue my blogging self-flagellation party here, I am now going to turn off the computer to research what we are going to do in the next few days in Ireland, where we should go, and possibly where we should stay. Otherwise, Mom and I will be driving around the M-50 in circles.

Why I Love NabloPoMo and Other Bits

Donna's New Peek-a-Pooh

Here are a few tidbits from a late Thursday evening in London on the eve of going to Dublin for graduation:
1) Why I love National Blog Posting Month #2… Quite a few of my very favorite bloggers who usually blog very irregularly are participating this month. I have been looking forward to my RSS reader queue for the daily tidbits from the following:
Heather Powazek Champ : Words
Ugly Green Chair
Maybe when NaBloPoMo is over Mrs. Kennedy, Heather, Whitney, and Jessica will post more frequently. Now if we could have only convinced The Adnostic and Hadashi to do NaBloPoMo this month!
2) I am too tired to post my photos from today here. I will blog them later. My Mom arrived in London from LA today and very early tomorrow morning we depart for Dublin. Tomorrow is graduation for moi at Trinity.
3) After Ireland, Mom and I were planning to go to Spain, but I canceled the tickets to Spain tonight. We went to dinner with Donna from WOM World this evening and I was gushing about my favorite medieval English architecture to my Mom and Donna, when Mom suggested that we ditch Spain for a tour of Southern England next week.
Donna departed after dinner, Mom and I talked about it some more and I canceled our tickets to Malaga and hired a car for England instead. Avebury, Salisbury, and Wales, here we come…
4) This evening I gave away the last of the seven Peek-a-Poohs that I brought with me. Donna’s Nokia N95 is now the proud wearer of a purple Libra Peek-a-Pooh.

London – Day 6 – Future of Mobile

Future of Mobile 2007
Exterior of the IMAX Theatre Gareth Rushgrove and Chris Mills Daniel Appelquist of Vodafone Dave Burke of Google Mobile At the Pub after Future of Mobile Barbara Ballard and Kai Hendry Brian Fling talking to various folk
Photos taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia N95 on Wed. 11/14/07 at the Future of Mobile.

Wed. Nov. 14, 2007 – Future of Mobile – BFI IMAX Theatre
Carson Systems / Carsonified put on the Future of Mobile today at the BFI IMAX theatre next to Waterloo station. Per my usual, here are my typed notes from the conference. Due to the theatre-style seats, lights directly in face, and IMAX screen, the likelihood that I will be able to type an accurate translation is very low. After the first break, I moved seats. Photos to come.
9:10 am – Tony Price – Keynote
AMF Ventures
Mr. Price talks very fast. Some of what he is saying is very good, but so fast, it is not sinking it. Some of what he is saying is cheesy. Cut out the cheese, slow down, and this would be a good talk.
“Who will I trust with my digital footprint?”
Tony states that the screen is not the thing, sound and uniqueness is the thing with mobile.