Archive for: March, 2006

scanR

Mar 30 2006 Published by under Ramblings

Wow – this is really cool.

Basically you take your cameraphone (1 megapixel or better), take a picture of a whiteboard or document, and then email that photo to scanR – and it’ll email back a PDF version!

Very cool.

Try scanR now. It’s fast, easy and FREE!

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Cell Phone Overclocking

Mar 30 2006 Published by under Ramblings

Telephones are just supposed to work. No fuss. Pick it up, dial a number, and you’re connected.

Cell phones shouldn’t be any different – but they are.

In the case of my I-Mate K-Jam, the thing is simply too slow. And often times, it looks like its frozen – while its actually just chugging through something.

Last night I decided I need to do some research on overclocking this thing. Turns out, someone else had the same complaint and already had a blog entry about it. Here it is:

Smartskey update, overclocking integrated

The standard clockspeed was 132mhz, and now I got it running at 264 – twice as fast. Its only been in this state for about 6 hours, but its like having a completely different phone – its a huge improvement.

The only thing left is to see what it does to the battery life… πŸ™‚

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Optical Illusions

Mar 24 2006 Published by under Ramblings

Ok, a lot of these are very, very trippy….

Illusions, Magic Tricks and Puzzles: When Your Perception Turns Against You!

Optical Illusions Blog

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Top 10 Lego

Mar 12 2006 Published by under Ramblings

Some these are amazing – like the full size Lego SUV…

It’s time for our weekly Top 10 list and this week our editors bring you the “Top 10 Strangest (or Coolest…) Lego Creations”.

Top 10 Strangest Lego Creations

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EQ (entrepreneurial quotient)

Mar 10 2006 Published by under Ramblings

Yay!

Take this test at Tickle

You scored 90% or more!

Guy Kawasaki’s Entrepreneurial IQ Test
Brought to you by Tickle

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Cell Phone

Mar 07 2006 Published by under Ramblings

In December, I got a new cell phone after deciding that my Treo 650 was a piece of junk.

I ended up replacing it with a I-Mate K-Jam – which is also known as an HTC Wizard… and is now also known as the Cingular 8125 or the T-Mobile MDA. Since I bought the unlocked version before it was officially released in the US, I paid a fortune for it. (You can read a recent review of the Cingular 8125 here and another one here.)

The K-Jam is nice… it has a huge screen, a 1.3megapixel camera, built-in Wifi and its still about the same size as the Treo 650 (if not exactly the same size).

The past few months of owning it have been pretty good – most importantly it doesn’t have the reboot problem like the Treo has. I only have two complaints about it:

  1. Its not built for one-handed operation like a typical cell phone or the Treo. Which is a real pain when you’re trying to make a call while driving, or even walking.
  2. The processor on it is pretty slow. I can get it to slow down to a crawl while surfing and emailing at the same time (which happens a lot, apparently)

After seeing how little Palm did to improve the one-handed operation of the PocketPC OS in their latest phone, the 700w, I wasn’t all that dissappointed in the end about the first issue. But the slow processor issue was a bit of a problem.

Until the new firmware update came out for the K-Jam! πŸ™‚

The phone seems much more responsive now – only time will tell if it is really faster. They’ve made some tweaks to the apps here and there… but the biggest addition is that the new version of the OS supports true push-email on Exchange… it works, its fast, and its pretty sweet.

All in all, I’m glad I switched to the K-Jam – I’ll take slow over rebooting any day… and now that it does true push email, theres no reason to consider switching to a Blackberry. W00t! πŸ™‚

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