Archive for April, 2007

The first year

Monday, April 9th, 2007

Quite quietly the first year has gone by. I’ve not been writing reguarly but still managed to write 100 posts, get 155 comments and more than 17000 spam comments. I supposedly have 25 subscribers (according to FeedBurner that I started using a few weeks ago).

Google Analytics say that the most popular post by far is This page contains both secure and nonsecure items, JS:SortedTable page trails at only 20% of hits of the ‘winner’.

On the technical side Firefox and Internet Explorer are about equal at aroung 47% with Safari at 3% and Opera with almost 2%. Most (~92%) of the visitors have Flash 8 installed (96% have 7 ). Only 2% have screen width 800px or less and 32% have 1024px or less.

They say the blogging age is over though. I think I’ve improved. launched!

Monday, April 9th, 2007

I’ve launched a Slovenian OpenID site at I’m looking for other Slovenian OpenID enthusiasts that would help build a meaningful center for all Slovenian OpenID users and developers.

It’s a long road that OpenID has to travel to become a serious player on the landscape of the internet. If you think it’s the right way to go and are willing to do something about it you’re welcome to join us – contact details at

At the same time I would like to mention that we’ll be having (probably the first Slovenian) OpenID talk at Spletne urice on 18 April at 19:00. Sebastjan Trepca, the founder of Slovenian Orthodox Users of Python, developer of Marela and a web developer at Parsek, will be talking about what OpenID is and how to implement a client and a server.

If you want to read more about OpenID head over to to find a bunch of OpenID resource links. If you have more don’t hesitate to email.

Nokia N800

Saturday, April 7th, 2007

It’s been a while since Markos called me from Stansted airport to let me know he can bring me the N800. I can’t thank him enough.

That said, I haven’t really tried it out as much as I would have wanted but decided to sum up my first thoughts anyways.

  1. The email client really sucks bigtime. Obviously it’s the same as on the 770. Not only that it doesn’t support folders and it jams all the incoming mail into one long list it’s also the only application that has been failing on me almost constantly. Fortunately a claws-mail was released recently and I’ll try to install it as soon as possible.
  2. The RSS client isn’t that great either. Don’t really care that much – I’m a NewsGator user so I could basically read the news online. I have the client set to a few news sites and that’s enough of information for when I’m away from the computer.
  3. I’ve had almost no reboots. The device is responsive most of the time and the performance is generally very good. The showcase is the preloaded video commercial for N93 that plays smoothly and looks amazing on the screen.
  4. I would have liked more applications for the new platform already. Some of the older applications, build for the 2006 OS will install on the 2007 version, but many won’t. And it’s really annoying to find a great app and then be disappointed when it doesn’t work.
  5. I still don’t have a working SSH client. I know there are tutorials, but it shouldn’t really be this hard to install one. The fact that I can use a shell does mean I can probably fight my way through a longer and more complicated install process. The question is do I want to and if I must, will I be happy about it.
  6. I found that openTTD (for OS 2006, doesn’t work on 2007 – maybe some day) and Doom are available for it!
  7. Why is there no software that can save pictures from the camera preinstalled?
  8. Creating a swap file on the internal memory card is a must. Spare as much as you can.

I’ve heard that ‘consumers’ are not really getting it and that it’s mostly geeks that have it. I haven’t seen the numbers but I’m inclined to belive this statement. I am a geek, but sometimes I really don’t want to be treated as one. I just wanted to enjoy the device. But it seems that you have to be a bit of a techie to be able to install some applications and be willing to put up with install errors and stuff. Another important issue is that the best resource for applications and help is so techie looking that even I don’t like it very much.

It does look like they’re getting better at this though. Maybe when they figure out that normal (as in non-geek) users really don’t want to be clicking yes to the notice that installing ‘this’ application might harm their device since it’s not provided by Nokia…

No more DRM

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

Yep, finally. EMI / Apple only, though.

Still no iTunes available in Slovenia. Not that excited.

Typography from Slovenia

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

This is really cool – Mitja Miklavčič won a Type Directors Club award with his Tisa typography.

Who’s right?

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

Let’s say you’re looking for a piece of information and you only have two sources that offer it, which one would you belive?

  1. Wikipedia
  2. IMDB

Votes please. You can also add the correct birth date of Joan Jett.