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It’s easier to post with a Blackberry

2 Jan

The last 2 posts were actually written on the WordPress for Blackberry application.

I have tried the WordPress app on the Iphone and an HTC (android) phone before but so far I’m loving the one for the Blackberry the most. Part of it is the fact that I like typing on a full azerty keypad than a touchscreen one. Hence the switch to a BB. But that’s another story for another time. This is about the app.

The first app I’ve used was the Iphone one. I blogged about it before. Since it was the first one I’ve used I liked it right away. I was blogging in bed. Most of the features I usually used where there. So I took it as it was.

Then I got an HTC phone and I dowloaded WordPress for Android. I had the phone longer so I was able to use the app longer too. What I liked about it is that it had the stats of the blog. Until now, with my husband’s Iphone, I still can’t find where the stats are on the Iphone app.

But I really found it tiring to type on a touchscreen. Much more whole blog posts. Imagine the finger cramps.

So now I have a Blackberry. It’s true that there are not a lot of apps on the BB OS but WordPress is so far one of the apps I’ve used the most.

The editing layout is simple but effective. In the first 5 minutes and first test post I’ve found out how to attach pictures, add tabs and sort the categories. Although I still think I’m going to get finger cramps in 5 more minutes, I’ve pressed the back button in 3 long posts compared to 1 on a touchscreen phone. The chicklet-y keys on the BB remind me of the old Nokia phones when we used to be able to text without looking at the keypad.

I also like the easy access font options just below the text field. It makes formatting so much easier. There’s a spell checker, an option to copy an exerpt, and I can preview my post before either saving it as a draft on my phone, draft online, pending review or just publishing right away.

I think I’m going to post more often now that I have the BB version on the app. It’s just so inspiring and convenient.

Posted from WordPress for BlackBerry.

Best Game of Thrones Mashup Evuh!

20 Jul

We were a bit late jumping into the Game of Thrones bandwagon – the series has already ended when the husband and I decided to check it out.

We were hooked from the first episode and ended up watching one episode every night until the season finale – it was our nightly ritual for 9 days. We had to watch the last episode right after the 9th one – suspense can kill sometimes.

Anyhoos – the best mashup of the Game of Thrones theme ever has been circulating on YouTube. And I ❤ it to bits.

Creepy awesome. Plus the comments on YouTube are high-larious!

I’m now reading book 2 – A Clash of Kings since Game of Thrones is only book 1 of the 7 book series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ and my brother told me that season 2 on HBO will be airing next year. Kainis!

Angry Birds Online

12 May


Just when I thought I can get over my Spider Solitaire addiction, here comes another reason to put work aside. Ngar! I don’t really play Angry Birds but the husband does. I only play it to beat his score. Haha!

But this is so fun, no downloading needed. All you need is an internet connection and a browser. Hey, what do you know, I have all that in the office!

Go and see all the Angry Birds fun online by clicking here. Although it says chrome you can use pretty much any browser. I’m using Firefox.

Even with super fast internet connection, the HD version is a bit slow and it’s less fun than the touch pad version. Clicking on a mouse instead of an angry bird is just not the same. But beggars can’t be choosers. So this is not such a bad alternative to the iPad or iPhone versions…and it’s free!

Okay, better go back to “work” now.

Time travel is possible? Chaplin catches it on 1928 film

28 Oct

Apparently someone who had a ton of time in his hands studied this short clip for about a year before concluding that the woman who walks just behind the zebra in the film is actually talking on a mobile phone. It sounds normal, you say. So what, you say?

Well the film was made by Charlie Chaplin in 1928.

So did this woman time travel and is this clip proof that it is possible? Or is this just a hoax messing up our minds X-Files style?

See for yourself:


Free e-book reader

10 Mar

One thing that surprised me here is how well maintained and up to date the public libraries are. For less than 25 euros a year, you can have access to millions of books, magazines, and even CDs. Yes, you can borrow more than 10 CDs at a time and the collection is really good too. The husband usually likes to check out the travel books whenever we have a trip coming up. I usually check out the English section, mostly the kids’ English section because they have more interesting books.

Then a few weeks ago they really upped the level of libraries everywhere. They announced that they will start lending out e-book readers to the library members. No deposit, you just need to sign a waiver saying that you will absolutely take very good care of the readers and promise to return them on the due date. But even if you don’t, you only need to pay 0.20 cents per day after the due date.

They have 16 readers at the main library and borrowers can choose between 4 models: Sony, Cybook Gen3, Opus, and the Kindle 2. In the books are 200 different kinds of novels and essays which are already free of rights. So these are mostly classics from Stendhal, Dumas, and other great French writers. There are also English novels like Alice in Wonderland, Dorian Gray and such. So even if you cannot download a pirated ebook onto it, you have a pretty good collection of must reads.

We were able to borrow the Sony one after waiting for 2 weeks. We reserved it over the internet, yes, you can do that too, and they sent G an email when it was available to be picked up. How cool is that?

I’m in the process of reading Alice in Wonderland (before watching the film) but I’m not really into using the reader. I still like turning and flipping a real book’s pages. Also, weirdly enough, I like the smell of books when you flip through their pages, but then that’s just me. Plus, when I read in the metro it seems that I get dizzy with the reader but I don’t get dizzy with a book. So right now, I have mixed feelings about using an e-book reader.

Good thing I can just borrow one at the library whenever I want instead of buying one and not using it in the end.