Archive for January, 2008

Obama wins South Carolina + citizen journalism

January 27, 2008

I was looking for Obama’s victory speech on YouTube and found this clip, seemingly filmed with a cameraphone. I believe a recording of this type gives a much more accurate picture of what being there really was like compared to what you’ll see on the news. Take a look – interesting and the atmosphere is really something. Be warned -it is only the first third of the speech. You’ll find the rest in the official Obama campaign clip below.

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Activision, I was planning to buy Guitar Hero III, but I’m not going to

January 25, 2008

Why? Because I cannot use the GH3 controller with Rock Band.

I am going to buy Rock Band in any event, but saw GH3 as a nice opportunity to get that second guitar and have some fun before Rock Band arrives here in a month or so. Your refusal to let Harmonix use your guitars with Rock Band means that I’ll stay away from GH3 and buy another Rock Band guitar instead.

Just wanted to let you know, Activision.

Pairing the Apple Wireless Aluminium Keyboard with the Nokia N82

January 20, 2008

I had some problems hooking the Apple Wireless Keyboard up with my N82 and thought I’d share the experience.
The procedure should be very simple, and goes as follows:

Get the Nokia wireless keyboard support software. You want the 3.1 version, even though the N82 isn’t listed as supported by the software. Install this software on the phone (I assume you know how that part works – the easiest is to go to the site above over wifi and download the app straight to your phone, or download to your computer and transfer the install file to the N82 via bluetooth.)

Start the software. It is not located in the “Programs” folder – it is in what I believe is called “Connections” or something similar (I have Norwegian titles on my phone). That’s the same folder you have bluetooth settings in, among other stuff.

Activate the keyboard by pressing the on button. It should start looking for a bluetooth client to pair with – the status light should flash regularly. This is where I had a problem – every time I switched on the keyboard, it automatically resumed the connection with my Mac Mini, which it was paired with. To avoid this, I switched off bluetooth on the Mac (you could probably also just unpair it). The keyboard cannot pair with several units simulateneously (which is unfortunate – I would like to pair it with the mini, the N82 and the PS3…).

To be absolutely certain the keyboard was “rebooted” I also briefly removed the batteries – this shouldn’t be necessary at all, but who knows.

When switching on the keyboard again, the light blinked regularly and the keyboard showed up when I searched for it in the wireless keyboard app. After following the onscreen instructions with regards to setting a password, I can now consider my N82 a personal computer. Rejoice!

You might be interested in knowing that the left command key (apple key) maps to the left soft key, and the right command key maps to the right soft key. The central navigation button on the N82 (the “OK” key I guess?) is mapped to Enter – or sometimes shift+Enter. You can get to the menu with alt+tab. I haven’t figured out how to “escape” (red button on the N82) yet.

SanDisk 8gb microSDHC card works great with Nokia N82

January 11, 2008

I had some difficulty finding confirmation online that the N82 would work with a 8gb microSDHC card, so here are my results: It works! The phone recognizes the card as having the right amount of memory, and in use it is fine so far (I’ve used about 2 gigs of the space).

The exact model number of the card I’m using is SDSDQR-8192-E12M.

Also, there is a tiny microSDHC card reader for USB ports included – really, really practical, considering the slow transfer speeds of the N82 on USB.