How the Seattle Coffee Co. (Killarney Mall) ripped me off!

I’ve been a Seattle Coffee Co. fan for years now. My favourite store is the Hyde Park Corner store followed by Rosebank, Nelson Mandela Square and Killarney Mall stores tied for 2nd. I’ve probably been a Seattle fan since the chain opened in Joburg and I have had pretty much the same thing for most…… Continue reading How the Seattle Coffee Co. (Killarney Mall) ripped me off!

Nokia N97 vs the iPhone 3Gs and a few other thoughts

The N97 really seems to have had a rocky reception in the USA in particular. I just read a particularly vitriolic review in Gizmodo where Matt Buchanan declared that the N97’s UI is a “crappy half-assed UI, it’s a steaming pile of suck on a slab of garbage toast”. This was fairly typical of the…… Continue reading Nokia N97 vs the iPhone 3Gs and a few other thoughts

More of what you can expect at alt.conference

I gave you a preview of what you can expect at alt.conference about a week ago. I have managed to finalise the program for the two events. Well, pretty much. I can’t really decide which event is likely to be more interesting. There is a terrific bunch of speakers lined-up for both the Cape Town…… Continue reading More of what you can expect at alt.conference

Nokia gives Mac (and Linux) users the finger … again! (corrected)

Update: I thought I’d try get in touch with Kalle Ojala (he is in the video below) and chat to him about plans for the Ovi Suite on other platforms after my rant below. Turns out it is a good idea to actually reach out to the people working on the developments I am ranting…… Continue reading Nokia gives Mac (and Linux) users the finger … again! (corrected)

Ovi.com is more meh than mind blowing

I posted this one a little too soon so I have edited it a little. The edits are in italics or strikethrough. Sorry about the premature posting!Ovi.com is Nokia’s answer to MobileMe (formerly .Mac) and a collection of similar services operated by the likes of Google. At least, that is how I see Ovi.com.Ovi.com is…… Continue reading Ovi.com is more meh than mind blowing

How your Nokia N97 is built and prepared to ship to you

I just noticed this video showing how your Nokia N97 is assembled and prepared to be shipped to you. This is a rare look at Nokia’s assembly line and worth watching. I linked to this video from the Nokia Conversations blog which posted this background to the video:Carita, from the Nokia Conversations team, was invited…… Continue reading How your Nokia N97 is built and prepared to ship to you