Tuesday, November 14, 2006

bright idea's

I remember back when I was a young kid, playing with magnets for the first time. Wow, I just made that other magnet move without even touching it! I thought of the possibility of using that same principle on some kind of transportation, most likely a train...

Over the course of your life, you'll come up with plenty of ideas, some very bright, some as good as a 'Jump to conclusions mat'... The reality is, that you are not the only one who has thought of the idea. Someone is working on possibily proving that concept, or bringing that idea to market already. So, occasionally you find yourself annoyed by some things you do often and think to yourself there has to be a better way. An example of this is 'Wireless Power', almost everyone has been annoyed by the fact of modern life that our devices need to always be recharged. Half the problem is our battery technologies, while the other half is the charging process... One idea is to have a universal way of charging devices, as simple as placing your devices on a 'charging area' another is a recently researched idea of using physics and electromagnetic principles to wirelessly charge devices within a proximity.

So when a bright idea hits you, what do you usually do about it? Keep it to yourself? Find out if it exists? Share the idea with others who may like it? Wait until someone else brings it to market? Or get your hands dirty, bring the right people together, and go for it....

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Get out and Vote

Election day...

Vote! Even though it may seem that your one vote will not make a difference, that kind of attitude is as contagious as a yawn. Find out about the REAL issues, make your own informed opinions, and voice them and discuss them with others.

Do you let others make major life impacting decisions for you and your future?

Monday, November 06, 2006

Calendar Sync (syncML)

So my cellphone has a calendar feature, which I've practically never used... Why? Because it is a pain to manually enter in my calendar items, or to bluetooth sync with my computer often....

I've now had the same cell phone for almost 3 years, and by now pretty much have gone into every possible menu and setting for it... but just the other day discovered something new... Under my Connect menu, there is a Syncronization menu, and under that 'Remote Sync'. Sounded interesting, so I wanted to see what I could do with that --

It turns out I can Sync my Calendar and Addressbook on my phone with any web-based Calendar/Addressbook that support a standard called SyncML. Pretty cool, a good way to back up all your numbers and keep your online Addressbook up to date.. Also it's pretty handy to be able to wirelessly sync your Calendar without entering any appointments in manually.. Yahoo Calendar/Addressbook seem to support it for some phones, but not all yet.... Hopefully my t68i is on their list of phones to soon support, since I like to primarily use Yahoo Calendar and Addressbook.... For now, I'm giving this free Mobical service a try--

So, if you think this sounds pretty interesting, check it out and see if your phone is SyncML compatible.. And if not, try to get that feature in your next phone!