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Kathy Smith

A Great Idea(pad)

2010-11-20 20:48 UTC  by  Kathy Smith
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I stood there in the queue to receive my Conference Freebee Idea-pad fully expecting to be turned away. These devices were for the devs to work on, no?
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Categories: meegoconf
Kathy Smith

Reflections on Meego Conference.

2010-11-18 21:28 UTC  by  Kathy Smith
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Well, I'm back from Dublin. I'm sure there will be lots of really valuable reflection on the technical stuff, the marketing stuff and the code. But as a bear of very little brain, I thought I'd take a chance to reflect on the whole experience, the conference as a conference and my own reason for being there.
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Categories: n900 maemo meego meegoconf
Kathy Smith

Candidating for the Council - whatever next!

2010-09-11 16:26 UTC  by  Kathy Smith
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So I'm standing for Council! Who'd have thunk it just a year ago when I turned up at t.m.o. and posted a thread roughly titled "N900 - convince me"?
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Kathy Smith

I'm still here. Honest!

2010-06-24 18:26 UTC  by  Kathy Smith
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I posted to a thread at t.mo. yesterday, and was surprised to cause a bit of a stir. Not by my content (which was fairly uncontroversial) but by the fact that I posted at all. I hadn’t realised that it’s been so long since I posted! Or that people thought I had left. I have been dropping in and reading a few threads every couple of days. Honest!
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Kathy Smith

Is all noise bad noise?

2010-02-18 22:09 UTC  by  Kathy Smith
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Over the last couple of days there’s been a range of discussions about who and what exactly MeeGo is (are). Discussions have begun about whether there will be a council, a summit and what, if anything becomes of the forums. Full discussions can be found in the t.m.o community forum.
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Kathy Smith

We are... MeeGo?

2010-02-17 21:54 UTC  by  Kathy Smith
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Those of us who live in the West generally look a little mystified and uneasy when there’s talk of arranged marriages. Living in a society where at best people choose their own spouse and at worst marry for the sake of the children, we somehow feel superior.
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Kathy Smith

Boldly going... where I never thought I’d go.

2010-02-07 18:12 UTC  by  Kathy Smith
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I’ve been reflecting this week on the extent to which I am a different person from the one who took delivery of My Mo.
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Kathy Smith

Mumblings and musings.

2010-01-30 20:17 UTC  by  Kathy Smith
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Random thoughts about maemo this week. No obvious theme or big rant. Just what My Mo has been up to, and what I’ve been thinking.
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Kathy Smith

Maemo moments.

2010-01-23 20:12 UTC  by  Kathy Smith
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Things have been a bit lumpy in the Maemo community this week. It started with the repositories crashing last weekend – and oddly, no-one was around to fix it till Monday. Even the host RevdKathy.com is on has 24/7 emergency service so I was a bit baffled. The whole event with tech things being unsteady has felt vaguely ... unprofessional. And as Nokia are the bill-payers for that end of things, it’s faintly worrying about the level of their genuine commitment.
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Kathy Smith

GRRRR

2010-01-13 21:40 UTC  by  Kathy Smith
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It’s not often the bear growls. But I learned something today that made me angry. It appears that some of the n900s being sold by Vodaphone are carrying a branded, locked and otherwise knobbled version of the wonderful, open, free maemo firmware. I just can’t quite make up my mind whether I’m madder at Vodaphone for doing it or Nokia for letting them. Do you blame the choir-master for castrating the boy soprano “So he can sing for life” or the boy’s father who let him do it (for a price)?
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Kathy Smith
There are many people quick to jump all over Nokia, suppliers of the maemo-based n900. But today they’ve neatly shown that somewhere in that vast empire they employ a psychologist or two.
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Kathy Smith

Maemo - in other news

2010-01-09 20:23 UTC  by  Kathy Smith
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I other news, I sent an MMS today.

That may not sound like news to most phone owners. But n900 (like the first edition iphone) came without MMS capability.

The difference is that whereas iphone owners had to wait for Apple to decide this was worth doing and implement it, n900 is designed for anyone who wants to make improvements. So community member Frals has been working on creating an MMS function.

It's still a way from fully working, and it's a good bit clunky to use, But it most definitely works, and I can transfer MMS between n900 and n95 relatively cleanly now.

Huge, huge thanks go to Frals for this. I stand in awe of people who can write stuff like that.

(Note - LJ doesn't have 'in awe' as a mood option!)
Categories: maemo