Monthly Archives: October 2009

As found on the web (October 29th)

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Frank krijgt weer onder zijn donder van Veerle Nijs! Bij het scrabbelen dan toch.
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Frank test de nieuwe mobiele facebook site op http://touch.facebook.com/.
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Liked 2 videos.
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Google loves html5 (in Android 2.0)

android 2.0 aka eclairThe specs for Android 2.0 were just released and whaddaya know;

Support for HTML5:

  • Database API support, for client-side databases using SQL.
  • Application cache support, for offline applications.
  • Geolocation API support, to provide location information about the device.
  • <video> tag support in fullscreen mode.

Great, no more fiddling with Gears just for Android’s sake. Let’s hope they adhere to the relevant html5specs the same way Apple does, so you don’t need to do differentiate between iPhone os3 and android 2.0 when creating offline-capable web-apps!

Off course there’s more than just html5 in this new Android version, here’s a short video showing some of the changes in Eclair:

Android 2.0 Official Video

Watch this video on YouTube.

A personal message for HTC to finish this blogpost: feel free to skip Android 1.6 to focus on using 2.0 as the basis for my Hero‘s next rom update :-)

As found on the web (October 22nd)

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Frank zit in Gent op Medianet workshop over mobile web.
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Frank moet voor een dubbelle oorontsteking en een stevige verkoudheid zorgen, zal zijn twee vrouwtjes dan maar extra verwennen!
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Frank knuffelt z’n ziek vrouwtje; boe de sinusitis en de dubbele ooronsteking en de misselijkmakende anti-biotica, lang leve de beterschap!
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Frank heeft problemen met google reader; "You don’t have permission to view this feed" als ik ‘all items’ wil zien. grmbl!
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blog.futtta.be going mobile with WPtouch

blog.futtta.be goes mobileAfter reading how wordpress.com implemented not one but two mobile versions for all of their 4.5 million hosted blogs, I decided to install the same WPtouch-plugin on this very blog as well.

Installation and activation of a new plugin is very straightforward from within the wordpress admin-screens. In the case of WPtouch (and every other plugin that produces alternatives views of the same content on the same URL) however, there is a conflict with the WP super cache plugin which needs to be resolved by basically telling the cache-plugin to not handle request from browsers with “mobile” useragent-strings.

After that WP super cache config hack, your blog has a mobile section which you can tailor to your needs in the WPtouch config screen. These are some of the settings I changed:

  • removed categories and tags from the header (didn’t seem to work anyhow)
  • added most of my pages to the dropdown menu in the header
  • excluded my lifestream-digest posts from being displayed
  • removed author from and added excerpt to individual posts

If anyone visits this site with their mobile browser and stuff doesn’t work, your feedback is welcome!

Riding Google’s Wave: tips & tricks

wave on android and iphone as found on flickr (user tekalpha)So you’ve finally received your Google Wave invite, you logged on and now you’re feeling utterly lost and alone? Don’t worry, everyone does at first. Here are some tips & tricks that might help you to surf those waves fearlessly.

  • You can play with the other kids in public waves, just enter “with:public” in the search box, optionally combined with one or more keywords.
  • You can make your own wave public as well:
    • add “public@a.gwave.com” to your contacts (last time I checked pressing the submit-button didn’t work, but hitting ‘enter’ on your keyboard does the trick)
    • add that ‘public’ contact to the wave you want to make publicly accessible
    • optionally add tags to your wave for easy discovery
  • Those public waves sure are great, but there’s always a but!
    • Making an entry public can cause a lot of people to come on by (esp. if you’re waving in English and your wave has content that those darn geeks might search for).
    • And your passers-by automatically have read & write access to all content in your public wave.
  • You can add all sorts of non-human actors to your wave as well. Your can find a non-exhaustive list of such robots and gadgets on http://wave-samples-gallery.appspot.com/. The Wolfram|Alpha robot is particularly fun to interact with; ask a question (between square brackets) and it’ll (try to) answer with a reply in the wave.
  • Anxious to know if there are new replies in your waves but don’t want to keep that memory hog (yep, Wave still eats RAM for breakfast) open all day long? There’s a Firefox plugin for that, which will periodically connect with Wave and display the number of new replies.
  • You can also access Wave on your mobile, it should more or less work on Android-devices and on the iPhone. Just go oto wave.google.com on your handset and fearlessly click through when you’re presented with a warning about browser compatibility.
    • But it seems rather slow, might be too much data being pumped through that 3G+ connection?
    • It does not work entirely on my HTC Hero; the original message in a wave shows, replies don’t. Did HTC somewhat screw up when customizing the stock Android browser?

You can find more great wave tips (with a nice cheat sheet for keyboard shortcuts) on http://lifehacker.com/5376138/google-wave-101. Just one example maybe, which might save you quite some time when you’re participating in a large public wave: press ‘space’ to go to the next unread message.

Gratis te krijg: Google Wave invites

Als je hier terecht gekomen bent op zoek naar een Wave invite, klik dan door naar deze blogpost.


Ik heb sinds gisteren in Wave een “Invite others to Google Wave”-wave. Wie nog niet genomineerd is (het stadium voor je de invitation krijgt) en graag mee zou experimenteren op dat nieuwerwets communicatie- en collaboratie-platform, zet maar iets in de comments.

En nu we het toch over Wave hebben; een muziekje met die naam stond in 1986 op “Gone to Earth” van David Sylvian, en hoor je hier live door Sylvian en Robert Fripp in 1993:

Sylvian & Fripp – Wave

Watch this video on YouTube.

Ik las een deel van de tekst van Wave overigens voor op onze (vrijzinnige) trouwceremonie:

I’ll run to you, nothing stands between us now
Nothing I can lose
This light inside can never die
Another world just made for two
I’ll swim the seas inside with you
And like the waves, without a sound
I’ll never let you down

Op zo’n moment mag je wat dramatisch uit de hoek komen, niet?