* Posts by ThatGuyCalledPete

5 posts • joined 18 May 2011

Recommendations for private cloud software...

ThatGuyCalledPete

Synology?

Synology NAS boxes offer some nice applications, and might be a "friendly" way for uploading.

http://www.synology.com/

(I am not in any way affiliated with Synology, I just love their equipment as a customer)

A lot of the recommendations depend on exactly what your vendors are struggling with - why can't they use existing solutions, what is the sticking point?

-- Pete.

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WHY didn't Microsoft buy RIM? Us business blokes would have queued for THAT phone

ThatGuyCalledPete

Nokia Smartphone?

You said, "Nokia haven’t made a decent smartphone ever."

I say that Nokia created the best smartphones long before anyone else.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_Communicator

I had the 9110, the 9210, and the 9300. It seems they lost the plot a bit with the E90 and after waiting too long for the next decent model (which never came...) I finally switched to the iPhone 3GS.

If Nokia had the insight and foresight to create an app store for the Communicator (one of the most frustrating things for me on the Communicator was finding well written apps for sane prices) then they could have continued to own the market in a major way.

I still miss the experience of using the Communicator, but it's clear its days are over now.

-- Pete.

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Smartwatch makers: You need apps to beat Apple

ThatGuyCalledPete

For me, the number one feature of the Pebble is for call/SMS notifications.

I often missed called in noisy environments, or when I had forgotten to turn off the mute functionality on my phone. Having a watch that vibrates to notify is perfect, it's in direct contact with my skin so I never miss it. I keep my phone muted almost all the time now. I find audible notifations distracting, both to myself and to others.

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Guinness World Records pulls beards off online Secret Santas

ThatGuyCalledPete
Pint

Re: Guinness bar towel?

"Guinness bar towel - Reference to a free give away by beer company of the same name of small hand towels, most of which were never delivered. Usually used to indicate impatience over waiting, or as a statement of disbelief (e.g.: "Yea, right after I get my Guinness Bar Towel"). Original Guinness bar towel thread"

http://www.experiencefestival.com/a/Farkcom_-_Farkisms_and_clichs/id/5041294

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Gates defends Ballmer's Skype gamble

ThatGuyCalledPete
Go

MS bought a more mature "Facetime"

Apple have launched FaceTime on the iPhone and iPad, and people are actually starting to use mobile tech to speak to each other face to face. However, if you want to speak to someone via FaceTime, then you'd better hope they have an iProduct.

To compete with this, just launch with something similar, but with a much wider and unrestricted userbase...such as Skype.

I am convinced Skype will be integral to Windows phone OS in the near future.

Also Skype telephone could be sold better, there is a lot of potential - I personally use a Skype phone (wireless handset with a base unit plugged into my router) at home as my landline, with localised numbers in the UK and another major country for people to dial to reach me. Calls automatically forward to my mobile if I don't answer at home within some seconds (or immediately if I sign-in to Skype on my mobile phone). I enjoy cheap international calls at any time, it's perfect for anyone living abroad, or anyone who travels a lot, and wants to take their number with them. It's a lot more than an IM client with a cam.

-- Pete.

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