Moblogs – the Precursor to Instagram

Anyone out there remember moblogs? It was a new service in 2003 provided by a company called TextAmerica that allowed you to upload, directly from your camera phone or mobile device, a photo that would be hosted on a website. All your photos would be hosted, one after the other. You could design the landing […]

Previous Versions of my Websites!

I initially wrote this way back in 2001; I’m updating it so it’s a more recent post on the new Spiffle website as of 2021. I’ve been on the Internet since 1994, and I have almost every design, every experiment, every goof, every thought, heck, every little bit of html code I ever generated for […]

Google’s a Pimpin’

So, I dunno about you, but I’m not trusting Google much these days. The search results have been going downhill steadily for at least the last year, but it’s been in the last few month especially that I’ve noticed how bad the engine has become. Here’s an example. I need an ultra compact digicam to […]

Programs not what they claim to be

A while back, I participated in the beta test for a popular Palm software application that has made it’s way over to the Symbian platform, specifically the P800 and P900 smartphones, and other Symbian UIQ devices. That software was QuickOffice Premium, from a company that has several different operating names, but their website says iGo. I […]

Philips is Coooool

Sony. Samsung. Nokia. Nikon. Olympus. Epson. HP. Etc etc. These companies always get lots of attention and “press” in the US, be it mainstream press, right on down to the lowly blog. Lots of the “press” is positive, or at least buzz generating. But one company that doesn’t get its due in the US just […]

New CoffeeGeek and Going Small

Wow… sorry about the lack of updates around here. First, in case you haven’t seen it yet, CoffeeGeek is all new – we just completed a major upgrade and overhaul, so go check it out. Second – I hope some of you had the chance to read my Vimy Ridge essay that was up on this site […]

Mo’ Mobloggin’!

I’m really getting into this whole Mobloggin’ thing… (Mobile Phone Blog)… Shawn over at TextAmerica has this going good, and it’s a fun diversion. Even some famouse folks are using it, incl. Leo Laporte from TechTV, and (watch out Chris, Stroking Ego™ about to take place) Chris Pirillo. Now Shawn and the TA crew have a contest going […]

Mobloggin’!

There’s a new thing happenin’ and it’s called Moblogging. You’ve heard about blogging, right (I talk about it enough here). Well something brand new is moblogging – the act of updating a blog via a smartphone… and in most cases, it’s a visual blog, with photos as the primary focus. You take photos with your […]

Camera Upgrade – Olympus C5050

I don’t know if I wrote about this on Spiffle… but hey. I’ve changed digital cameras again… I went back Oly way (Olympus). Since mid 2000, I’ve been using Nikon Coolpix cameras. A brief forray with the Coolpix 950, then a good time with the 990, and since September, 2002, the Coolpix 4500. The 4500’s […]

More Collected Reactions to the P800

Damn… I forgot I had a little “jotter” file on my P800 with stored comments (the others were from memory and from an old Jotter file I had long since moved to my PC). Here’s even more people’s reactions to the Sony Ericsson P800… these ones are pretty much verbatim. “That is soooooooo cute!!!” (spoken […]