Off to Kristen and Josh’s wedding. The first of the next generation, and the first wedding in years.
Van ‘exploded’ in the driveway. I thought it was compressed air, chainsaw, or powertool next door. After review of all fluids, it’s the AC.
RT @k_begz I keep having the same dream <- is the dream that your room is clean, you discovered you have wood floors, and I stopped nagging?
RT @k_begz Um im surrounded by dweebs. Help! <-you say that like it’s a bad thing… people I know??
I waited until the official firmware release, but I’m impatient, and I have concerns about Verizon bastardizing some features (USB tethering, etc).
The install was smooth, but I had to remove the battery after the restart when the system appeared to hang during initialization (eye of Sauron animation), then all was well.
- Minor interface changes to Google Mail and other apps. Home page interface updated. Performance and battery life at least as good as 2.1 build.
- All existing apps work fine, the only difference I have noted to date is that the right scroll bar is not visible when some apps (Twitdroid, others) initialize.
- Handcent SMS is much faster when initializing.
- Google Mail interface – supports multiple selects and operations, flagging SPAM takes fewer keystrokes
- Android Marketplace now has an Update All button – so you don’t have to select individual packages, download and OK install.
- Data entry – when you’re entering text using the screen, frequently used symbols are available (comma, apostrophe, etc). This is probably my favorite feature so far.
- I’m using Touchdown, so I can’t comment on Exchange ActiveSync.
- I need to test Bluetooth dial-by-voice and tethering my laptop for Internet access.
I will post a comprehensive review after using the update for a full work week.
Firmware and instructions – http://www.nexeo.net/?p=488
Motorola Droid support site – http://www.motorola.com/Support/US-EN/Consumer-Support/Mobile-Phones/Droid+-+USA_Default+US_Loc%253AUS-EN
One Click control to UAC through UAC controller tool
Interesting add-on to manage UAC (User Access Control) for Vista and Windows 7.
Last Friday, my Droid GPS started acting up. While trying to estimate my travel time from a bus on the NJ Turnpike, the Google Maps screen went blue. After trying to reset my Location several times, I turned on different Layers, then zoomed out. The screen was blue because the GPS thought I was in the Atlantic Ocean a few miles East of Ocean City, MD.
I looked around, and confirmed I was on the NJ Turnpike.
Today, I went to the local Verizon tech, and she was able to resolve the problem by doing a *228 update, and removing the battery.
Things to note:
- The tech said my last update was November, 2009, when I got the phone.
- I know I did an update within the last month or so, because I was demonstrating it to one of my daughters.
- The phone has been so stable, I haven’t removed the battery since before the Android 2.1 firmware update.
- I have only turned the phone off twice in the last three months.
In the future, I plan to update the software (*228) monthly, and at least cycle the power on the phone to minimize problems and optimize operation of the phone.
Tour de France 2010: SRM Live Data
Neat web site that allows you to follow the HTC and other team members using a combination of Google and SRM GPS technologies.
iOS 4 and Exchange ActiveSync
I haven’t seen this yet, but be aware. iPhone 4 issues with Exchange ActiveSync.
- Exchange administrators are seeing heavier than normal loads on their servers from users with iOS devices
- Email, calendar, or contacts are not syncing
- iPhone is not working with Google Apps over Exchange ActiveSync
If you see any of these symptoms, I highly recommend upgrading your iPhone to an Android device. If this is not possible, check out the Microsoft Exchange Team Blog link above.
Testing new blog tool – Zoundry Raven. Open source tool that supports WordPress and almost a dozen other web servers.