In breaking with tradition, this year I won’t be recommending any Xmas gifts, mobile or otherwise.
This is partly because I’ve lost touch with current handset portfolios, so the only advice I can really give you there is not to buy any sort of Android device unless you really, really want to - if you’re not into Apple gear, then take a good look at Windows Phone. Seriously.
I’m not very keen on recommending stuff I haven’t researched for myself1, let alone considering spending sizable amounts of cash now at a time the economy is swirling round the drain, and that’s that.
On other topics, I’ve spent a considerable amount of time at work delving into a bunch of amazing stuff that I wish I could write about, but, alas, this is not the time nor place to do so.
I will, however, be sprucing up Open Source at SAPO with some fixes and a little more content over the next few days as time permits. I feel the need to let rip and write some serious documentation for a change (even though I miss Marketing, there is plenty of fun stuff to do on the wild frontier, and my only complaint is that it keeps piling up alongside meat and potatoes stuff).