Sunny

First off, I'd like to thank everyone who called, e-mailed and left their best wishes on the comments yesterday - I appreciated that.

I have only just begun sorting through my e-mail (which, as regular correspondents will know, doesn't mean instant response - I like to take my time), but will eventually get back to you all.

In the meantime, for your continued enjoyment, here are a few things that struck my fancy in the past few hours.

  • First off, KeyJnote. If you're using Ubuntu and have to do presentations (or if you're using Windows and hate PowerPoint), go out and get it now. It's brilliant Python/OpenGL coding, and all that it's missing is a "cube" transition.
  • Next up, all the ruckus about Hutchinson/3's "Skype" launch. It's not Skype, you fools! It's iSkoot, which places regular calls triggered by a little presence menu on your phone. It still isn't possible to run full-blown Skype on a mobile phone (never mind the Windows Mobile abominations or Wi-Fi), and it doesn't seem likely to happen any time soon. As always, the rest of 3's approach (which is a lot more interesting) didn't raise many eyebrows, mostly because most people blogging about mobile simply don't get the fundamentals.
  • News scrubbing: Besides being completely fed up with dumb news regarding the iPhone, the Wii and the PS3, I absolutely refuse to get lured into the Novell/Microsoft discussion, but find it slipping through my 'not interesting' filters time and again. SCO, anyone?
  • The Google Web Toolkit was updated to support Safari. I've been finding myself more attracted to Yahoo's due to the amazing work of Jack Slocum, but it's nice to know there are plenty of alternatives out there. If only I had the time for coding...
  • Finally, I've put up some notes regarding Bluetooth dial-up in Ubuntu. Should come in handy to some folk.