Archive for July, 2008

TransPerth customer service FAIL

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

I might be fan of the TransPerth web presence. However, their customer service failed for me big time tonight. Working late, I caught the 1935 train home from Perth, so I could connect with the 541 bus from Wellard station to drop me off outisde my house. The trip went well until the train attempted […]

Revisited 12 Myths of Mobile User-Interface Design

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

While looking for information on mobiles, I came across 12 Myths of Mobile User-Interface Design by Aaron Marcus from February 2005. So I decided to review the myths given the arrival of the iPhone 3G in Australia and other recent changes.

The Myths

Cuil ain’t no Google, right now

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

cuil search engine screen capture

There was some noise on FriendFeed yesterday afternoon, about the new search engine on the block, Cuil (pronounced cool). There was enough noise, that Read Write Web wondered How Did Cuil Get So Much Publicity the answer in pedigree ex-Googlers with IBM’s Web Fountain and Altavista background.

So like many others, I went and checked it out …

Opera 9.5 beta for mobile

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

opera beta 9.5b1 screen shoot

Do you have a Windows Mobile device and are jealous of the Safari Browser on the iPhone? But can not or do not want to get an iPhone, well the latest Opera browser for Windows Mobile 5 or 6 is for you …

A funny thing happened on the way to Plurk

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

About six weeks ago, the Twitter failwhale raised it’s ugly head and like many of my twitter friends headed off to look at alternatives, the two new kids on the block that week where Plurk and FriendFeed. Over 50 of my twitter friends joined both Plurk and FriendFeed. Most of my twitter friends only had […]

This blog has been pimped

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

I was hoping for a quiet night watching the Tour De France, checking FriendFeed occasionally. I was surprised to see Duncan Riley posted 70 fresh blogs for your Feed Reader on Inquisitr and in the OPML file is the feed for this blog and the feed for my side project Gov2.info. So I thought I better pull a Louis Gray and write a blog post in 20 minutes thanking Duncan for the plug …

Journalists vs Bloggers

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

The underlying themes of the recent Future of Media and PubCamp seem to be Journalists vs Bloggers as ilustrated by posts by Stephen, Stilgherrian and others.

Seriously old media types, this story is over 10 years old. New media has been making inroads in old media well before then.

FAUC (Future AUstralian Carrier) Interest Group

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

A lot of Australian are unimpressed with the offerings of three telcos offering iPhones in Australia. All the plans are heavy on telephony and light on mobile data. The exception are the Optus who are offering low telephony, moderate data plans. For $39 a month you get 500Mb of data + $34 worth of calls, […]