The PhoneBoy Blog

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Mobile blogging

One of the things I like about my Nokia 6800 is that I have a way to write notes to myself anywhere. I just whip it out, open up the keyboard, and with a couple of keypresses, I am typing. Granted it is with my thumbs, but that’s not a bad thing. I find that it forces me to slow down just enough to articulate my thoughts better.

An advantage of having my blog on something like TWiki is that I can fairly easily take notes from my 6800 and turn them into blog entries. Due to the lightweight nature of TWiki’s markup abilities, I can do most of the formatting from the device itself.

Getiing an entry from my phone to my blog involves the following:

  • Using Infrared to beam the “note” in the 6800 over to one of my laptops.
    • Renaming the Nokia.vnt file to something with a .txt extension (optional on Linux)
      • Opening the file in a text editor
        • Copying the text into the clipboard
          • Pasting it to my blog page</ul> I’m sure there are slightly more automated ways to do this, but this procedure is not all that difficult to do. It’s not realtime either, but I don’t see a need for realtime mobile blogging… yet.


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