Saturday, December 29, 2007

Problems with blogger and nebula

I had some persistent problems with updating the blog via sftp to the nebula.fi servers. The root cause in the end was that after a server upgrade Nebula started to filter incoming ssh connections according to a whitelist. Blogger.com (or whatever address they're internally using) was not on the list and the symptoms to my directions were just timeouts after another.

Co-incidentally I've had some gmail problems lately so I already had started to think alternatives to Google services. The problems with gmail are not over yet and there's no apparent reason. Let's see how the year 2008 will begin..

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Thursday, December 20, 2007

emTube: youtube videos on mobile

emTube, is an application for browsing and viewing YouTube videos on a S60 mobile. I tried the application quickly on N95 8GB and successfully viewed couple videos. (Ron Paul supporters seem to be very active doing ratings over there, thank god you can also do free-text search for videos.. )

MobiTubia, a winner of Nokia OpenC challenge seems to be a very similar application but with a quick search I wasn't able to find a installation package for comparison.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Panoman, upgraded version of s60 panorama capture app

mobile panorama from Ruoholahti

Very not-pc name for us Finns, but a nice mobile application: panoman. Great upgrade to previous version: now the panoramas are captured by the native resolution of the mobile camera, not the puny video resolution..

Panoman takes the full frame photos automatically as you pan the camera sideways. The UI is very clear and intuitive:

panoman screenshot

After taking the last photo you want, you just press stop or ok and the application stitches the panorama together for previewing.

The included sample is not very good, nor is the camera of the Nokia E61i by itself. In good light conditions and with a steady hand this will deliver good results.



Sadly no demo version available at the moment. I bought the app for testing as I was eager to see what's new. I used the previous version quite a lot and I bet this one will be worth the money for me too.

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