Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Several steps back!!!!!!!!!!!!

While installing some of the ftp options on the Zire 72 I have obviously made some unwise decisions on parameter settings. The results are that the Zire 72 no longer accesses the internet via the mobile and the mobile no longer synchronizes with Outlook Calendar.

There is more to life so I'm going to take a few days to reflect on the problems. I was going to include a photo taken in the alley last night (following an epic defeat by Phoenix) but I didn't even manage to save that.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Gathering resources

It's a blugger but Blogger does not like attachments! I am still hoping to use the email route but need to establish plan B so back to the drawing board and a quick trawl through www resources.

Duke has done it: http://dukecarico.com/blog/?p=163. So far I have downloaded FileZ to rename image files - useful whatever I decide to do. I am now investigating FTP and HTML/blog applications.

The good news here is that I may be able to dispose of the need for Blogger and post straight to The Geordies website. Even better news is that I'm learning how to get the most out of my pda & mobile. OK so the really bad news is that I'll be facing a megabill from Vodafone.

Enough for this Sunday. Time to watch the new Morse - despite the crushing reviews.

Straight from mobile.

So Blogger won't accept emails + attachments

The euphoria of successfully posting text messages to the blog is followed by the irritation of Blogger refusing emails with attachments. Serves me right for dumping the Zire 72 and using the mobile and its camera as the front line! Now I need to find a way of sending emails with images embedded so I'm back to blog or html software for my Zire .... unless ....

Testing email

If you are reading this, emailed text can be sent using VersaMail on the Zire 72, linked via bluetooth to Motorola V550 and thence via Vodafone GPRS to blueyonder mail server and finally arriving at Blogger as an email posting. Can I transmit pix in a similar way? Watch the postings!
PS If you don't see this posting ......................................

Saturday, January 28, 2006

First step

Even the longest journey starts with a single step. This posting is my first step towards using a Zire 72 and Motorola mobile phone to post pictures of The Geordies skittles games to the web so that our fans throughout the world can see our exploits as they happen. To be more precise they will see snapshots very soon after they happen - in theory.

And before you ask. No this post was not uploaded from the Zire 72 via the mobile to this weblog!!!!

However, I have already overcome the following technical challenges:
1. The Zire 72 has a camera - it just came that way.
2. I have used the Zire 72 to communicate successfully via bluetooth with my mobile phone and even more impressively used Web Pro successfully to surf the web.
3. I have tested text posts to one of my othe blogs and it was successful - otherwise I wouldn't have bothered with this blog. However, the Vodafone GPRS service is not impressive.

[Click here to learn more about The Geordies skittles team.]