Sendo X Flashlight

There's this freeware app, called Torch, that allows you to buse your Series 60 phone as a torch/flashlight by blanking the screen and maintaining the backlight on until you exit the app.

Pretty interesting (you know when you drop your garage keys at night... :P), except the screen backlight isn't even remotely as bright as the the camera Flash LED on the Sendo X. That's what I would like: an app allowing me to turn on/off the camera Flash on demand!

The incredible thing is that apparently noone ever bothered to release something like this... although it's very likely to be just a simple API call... Well... I guess not enough Series 60 developers own a Sendo X... :'(

Quote of the day

"I wasn’t kissing her, I was just whispering into her mouth."
-Chico Marx

Flash Lite getting real

And now, the Flash Virtual Machine is going mobile... for real! :)

NOKIA SIGNS LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH MACROMEDIA

Series 60 becomes a reference mobile platform for Macromedia Flash technology

Nokia (NYSE:NOK) and Macromedia (Nasdaq: MACR) today announced a licensing agreement that will integrate Macromedia Flash technology into Series 60 Platform. Series 60 becomes a reference platform for Macromedia’s mobile Flash technology, and Macromedia will implement new versions of its mobile Flash technology on Series 60. Nokia has also agreed to support Flash in its other software platforms.

Press release here.

The Flash Virtual Machine

Sometimes I wonder if Macromedia isn't going to succeed with Flash where Java failed... on this particular topic of harware and OS abstraction. Flash Lite makes their virtual machine (aka "player") more real than ever. Russ has all the details so I won't even try to repeat them here! :P

Paris skyscrapers

Paris skyscrapers

I was looking for a picture of the Paris skyline when looking to the west… the ideal one would be a view of the Eiffel tower from the Montparnasse tower… that way you should see the Defense skyscrapers in the background… of course I’m looking for some particular lighting also ;) Anyone got that kind of stuff from his trip to the city of lights? Then please make my day! :))

Anyway, while looking I stumbled across this site: Paris skyscrapers - le site des gratte-ciel parisiens [broken link], which – while not having the best pictures – definitely has some incredible documentation!

But the funniest thing here is that I’m realizing I’ve got this fascination for skyscrapers… and if I recall correctly, this goes back to my childhood… For some time I just thought I fancied working and/or living in those “high places". Well I’ve done this before: I’ve been living on the 24th floor (in Philadelphia) and I’ve had my office on the 33rd (in Paris La Défense).

Yet, the fascination remains… ;)

Or maybe it’s just temporary because of this incredible girl I met on the 56th last week? :D