Sunday, May 20, 2012

101 reasons

This is  list why you should not even consider windows phone. Guess who has told Nokia's board to be quiet.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

39 GB Available

After getting back from business trip, I was waiting to get my hands on to latest Ubuntu 12.04. As usual, I approached upgrade with new hard drive method.

First I tarred all needed stuff in my home directory (email, docs, GPG keys and development) and prepared USB stick with 64 bit alternate ubuntu. Then I retired my current rotating HD and replaced it with 64 GB SSD. In 5 minutes, ubuntu was in place with encrypted disk configuration and in in another 15 minutes I have extracted all my home directory data back in place.

After this, I get still 39 GB free for my laptop, which is by the way Panasonic CF-F9. Business ruggerized with incredibly fast Samsung 6 Gb/s SSD. Boots fast and shuts down in few seconds.

I really like this approach, because if there is any issues with new installation - I can always return to previous state by taking that previous version HD from safe and I am back on-line. This way also produces me 6 months backup cycle in forms of HD's. In some point I can of course start to rotate those, but so far not.

Best of all, spring is here - I am totally robust with my SSD fired ubuntu 12.04 and encrypted in case of laptop loss. You're welcome.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Days after MWC

Market reaction after MWC has been as I expected. Nokia did not scored high enough and Nokia 808 was only light in the tunnel. On the other hand all those mobiles are currently falling into same category of touch screen and Android. Nothing different enough for my eyes, I have to say.

I believe this 'all US based' mobile platform industry needs some counter actions from Europe. I have strong vision but no one to share that with. You never know.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Nokia at MWC 2012

Just watching Nokia's disaster at MWC 2012.

It feels like that my mom tries to explain 'best ever' phone for technical audience with shame in their minds. Lumia's are pushed to market with price cuts. Can you imagine? Price should be last thing to mention in technology presentation.

Only Symbian based Nokia 808 pureview gets me excited.

We'll see will it get any better.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Year 2012

Happy new year to everyone! This is first posting on 2012 and hopefully not last. I've been taking easy for couple of weeks, making some table cleaning at work and getting rid of my two 27" displays and moving totally to CF-F9 user in there also. I shall recommend this to every one once in a while. My 27"'s were bought back in 2007 when we launched our business and I've been really satisfied with them. But time to try something new.

All in one place (this CF-F9) makes backups and version handling easy. No more unity sync between laptop and desktop etc. Still I need to figure out how to handle spare computing issue, because business cannot stand even 30 minute break because of computing issues. I keep you posted.

Finally I also checked out what were search engine words which were used to find this blog of mine and few Nokia stuff of course but interestingly Mac vs. Ubuntu fight is going on in peoples mind. They keep searching answers for that. I am owner of Mac Air and my main computing gear runs Ubuntu anyway, so there are things to tell. I cannot but it on brief easily, but somehow if I had to describe use of those platforms I would say that engineering is Ubuntu and creativity is Mac. I just feel empty handed if I try to do my development business with Mac, I tried a lot but with no luck.

So now I am running Ubuntu with my toughbook. I recommend this.