Got myself a new cellphone
Whenever I get a new gadget, no matter how low-powered, I try to wrap my brain around it in a very real sense. I try to explore the features and see how useful they can be as things I habitually reach for in the course of thought.
So, I've been having fun lately with a new LG PM-225 cameraphone from Sprint. It's certainly no mega-nifty smartphone, but it's a hell of a step up from my trusty old Samsung A500. A few initial thoughts:
<ul> <li> <span>It's nice having a cameraphone, period, as well as having a much more capable web browser and SMS messaging built right into the phone (as opposed of accessible from web forms).</span> </li> <li> <span>I've installed <a href="http://www.opera.com/products/mobile/operamini/phones/?phone=lg_pm225">Opera Mini</a>, and started playing around with a <a href="http://decafbad.com/phone/feeds/">mobile reading list</a> of feeds using some code from <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0764597582/0xdecafbad01-20?creative=327641&camp=14573&link_code=as1">my first book</a>.</span> </li> <li> <span>It's been nice to skim some feeds and email myself links to items I'd like to read on a larger screen - which the built-in OpenWave browser does, but not Opera Mini.</span> </li> <li> <span>I've played just a bit with setting up some <a href="http://www.ii.com/internet/robots/procmail/">procmail filters</a> to route email from the phone to various folders or scripts. For instance, I've got a notion to send myself captured thoughts and notes to be added to an <a href="http://support.opml.org/stories/storyReader$27">Instant Outline</a> hosted on my server and monitored from my PowerBook running the OPML Editor. </span> </li> <li> <span>I've also been considering some homebrew moblogging tools for the camera side of things.</span> </li> </ul>