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Mobile Radar Go! (29 Oct 2007 at 12:56)
Mobile Radar Go!
As foretold by my last post, I got a shiny phone. This is somewhat momentous for me because I've never had a cellphone before. While I am waiting for turtleneck to make the development kit available, I have been trying the only supported means of making applications, namely to make applications on the Internet and then connect to them with the web browser etc. Unfortunately it seems that the only wireless way to get photos off the phone is to e-mail them, so I spent a few hours writing an e-mail gateway for my weblog software (and some other stuff). Here is its maiden voyage! Unfortunately there was nothing interesting to photograph on my walk to school, but I wanted to test it out, so here is a picture of my feet. I typed this message while walking, but then I had to rewrite it at my desk because a bug prevented the first one from going through. =(

Slowly writing blog posts with freezing fingers and taking pictures of my shoes is pretty dumb, but I am a looking forward to some possible mobile blogging while on trips this coming week. First I am in Philadelphia and then I am leaving from there for Nice, France (TGC07). If you are going to be in one of these places or happen to know something cool to do there, please inform me by putting a message in my website.

PS. I like the new Battles album a lot. It sometimes reminds me of American Don and sometimes of something I've never heard before...
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Tom 7 (gs82.sp.cs.cmu.edu) – 10.29.07 12:57:30
Oh, tee hee, I will fix for next time the problem where it is formatted linewise for e-mail clients.
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William (c-24-131-192-122.hsd1.pa.comcast.net) – 10.29.07 15:28:15
cool things in Philly:

- eat at the Magic Carpet food truck -- delicious vegetarian food, just a block away from Levine Hall (ask any local). I think i always liked the thing with "ninja" in the name...

- Center City is nice, east of campus along Walnut Street, for example. Around 20th and Walnut is Rittenhouse Square, a nice little ritzy park with some coffee shops around it.

- For running, there is a dog park. I think it's the one labelled "City Park" on Google Maps, around 11th and Lombard.

- Also, Old City is pretty cool, by the water. I think there is a neat monument/park/thing around S. Columbus and Chestnut, on the Deleware.

- South Street has good nightlifeish things. Camden is not recommended.

cool things in Nice:

- see the Old City here, too, if you get a chance -- "Vieux Nice" in the lingua franca.

- Climb the stairs of the Colline du Chateau for an awesome view of the city.
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Tom 7 (lolo.wv.cc.cmu.edu) – 10.29.07 16:09:03
William, you are my one-stop shop!
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Graue (ip68-100-130-1.dc.dc.cox.net) – 10.29.07 16:59:36
I hope you have a Nice trip.
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mike (robot_mobile.wv.cc.cmu.edu) – 10.29.07 18:42:00
pictures need to be MUCH BIGGER.
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Tom 7 (h-66-167-250-45.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 10.29.07 18:54:54
Sadly it shrinks the images quite a lot for e-mail, in fact. I recognize it is a bit big here. In a future iteration I will automatically generate a somewhat smaller thumbnail. Right now my talk for TGC is more pressing...
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Tom 6 (c-71-235-78-32.hsd1.ct.comcast.net) – 10.29.07 19:20:57
I actually like the photo. Try a glass of the local wine, in Nice, not Phili.
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Cortney (pool-141-156-130-124.res.east.verizon.net) – 10.29.07 22:13:15
Will this become a MOBLOG?
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Moira (dsl-198-144-43-38.city-net.com) – 10.29.07 23:55:10
Check out the Contemporary Art Museum in Nice. And eat violet gelato (despite it being winter).
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Sophia (76.24.8.10) – 11.01.07 10:54:45
Is that photo taken with your iPhone? If so, that's seems to me to be a very fine phone camera!

So did you get a good phone number for it?
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Tom 7 (158.130.39.220) – 11.01.07 12:30:45
Yeah! I think the camera is quite decent, actually. If you download them off the phone rather than e-mail them, then they are about 4x bigger, too.

The activation is done in iTunes, not the store, so there's no chance for haggling!
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Rob (pool-71-182-139-42.pitbpa.fios.verizon.net) – 11.06.07 10:08:22
Actually, I went to the Magic Carpet and had the thing with Ninja in the name (without even having read your recommendation!), and was disappointed by the baked tofu quality quite a lot.
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Tom 7 (vis199.inria.fr) – 11.06.07 11:46:33
Rob, you must have had second lunch or dinner? I didn't have time for any carpets...
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Tom 7 (h-68-166-207-222.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 11.09.07 09:23:13
Chris is right, btw, the Battles album is not new (I was confusing its newness with the newness of their EP), but that doesn't make it any less good.
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Chris (c-68-37-255-105.hsd1.pa.comcast.net) – 11.11.07 22:26:17
owned
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Cortney (pool-141-156-130-124.res.east.verizon.net) – 11.16.07 07:43:01
It's snowing in Pittsburgh?! Photos, please!
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Tom 7 (h-68-166-207-164.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 11.16.07 09:14:33
It's only a gentle waft now, impossible to photograph...
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