Merry Christmas!

And now, for a dose of awesomeness, from the Lisbon airport, yesterday…

This is Ska!

And it’s awesome!

O que andas a fazer no Bairro Alto?

Agora António Costa pretende instalar câmaras de vigilância… Isto depois de há poucos dias sair um artigo que mostra que a videovigilancia não funciona. É bom por as contas da Câmara em ordem? Claro que sim, mas mais importante é saber que não andam a deitar dinheiro à rua (literalmente) para coisas inúteis. Assim, as contas em ordem não duram muito tempo. Podiam começar por fazer as coisas decentemente, como sugerido aqui ou aqui.

Politica como habitual…

Fuck it, vou mesmo votar MMS. Pelo menos dá-se hipótese a outros de fazerem porcaria.

My mobile phone killer app, part 2

Some months ago, I predicted an application that would merge all contact forms in one place. I was expecting Android to be the first one with something like this, but it was Nokia. I did not see that coming!

Ever since I got my first SonyEricsson mobile, I never gave Nokia a second look. The phones were ugly, with shity and slow software. SonyEricsson’s had (and still have) a great design, with a much more user friendly and intuitive software. Unfortunately, people where too hooked on Nokia (Microsoft style) to notice it, and never got to try it out.

Now… this is the first time I’m expecting something good out of Nokia, a mobile that actually fits all my demands (in no specific order):

  • WLAN
  • 5 Megapixel (the minimum to reach the old 35mm role’s quality) camera with video recording capability
  • Bluetooth
  • An OS that is a bit more open than most
  • and of course, the killer contact list!

I’m sure that last feature will be copied and, hopefully, improved by others. Finally!

I don’t know the final price, but “they” are saying around $750. It is expensive but, after that, it can only come down…

Scooter VS Car

Maker Faire Africa

Damn… I think I’m going to miss it by a few weeks: Maker Faire Africa. Quoting Afrigadjet:

The aim of a Maker Faire-like event is to create a space on the continent where Afrigadget-type innovations, inventions and initiatives can be sought, identified, brought to life, supported, amplified, propagated, etc. Maker Faire Africa asks the question, “What happens when you put the drivers of ingenious concepts from Mali with those from Ghana and Kenya, and add resources to the mix?”

Next time I’m in Kenya, I should definitely meet some of this people. Would it be interesting to make a podcast out of this possible encounter?

Na Estrada

Com Amadeu e Luís. 😀
Querem ver que é desta que volto a ouvir podcasts nacionais? 😉

P.S.: Agora parem lá de falar do Duarte (mas quem é esse #%!&@* ?) e dediquem-se ao programa!
P.S.2: E cá espero pela viagem a Amesterdão… 😛