Tuesday, 7 June 2005

Bluetooth but no tattoos

My mobile phone is a PC, running a version of Windows CE. My PDA runs Palm OS and this PC is on XP. I've just driven a couple of hundred miles and can usually collect emails on the mobile and if the light is good I can even read them (I must replace the lost reading glasses). I can write reports and spreadsheets on the PDA, listen to music and store photos on it - then pass them back to the PC for further work. The phone has an addictive game (Jawbreaker) and can "talk" to the PC and PDA using Bluetooth (named after a Norse chieftain!) - all this kit will pack in a small bag and I'll be carrying it on the trek North.
So if I can tame all this leading edge stuff why am I still unable to set the time on my video recorder or even tune it in to stations other than channel 3? Worse yet - why oh why can I rarely get the alarm clock to go off at the time I want it to?


Anyway - enough of this. Nice evening with a colleague, we work together but meet only rarely so it's always good to catch up f2f and see how many more grey hairs we each have (I seem to be winning that one hands down!) and to see if we can find any late-night tattoo parlours but they are thin on the ground in genteel, rural Hampshire.


Great news from the IOC though! London has overcome its transport problems! I wonder if anyone stuck in the southbound queue for the Blackwall tunnel tonight, or on the Embankment, or sweating on overcrowded tube trains has heard this yet!

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Rob Spence said...

Hi Nigel - tatoos will be obligatory if you carry out your threat on the FC conference to sort out that soft southern jessie at Kent with your posse...

Nogbad said...

That's ok Rob - I've already got one (a Lancashire rose :-))

pal said...

And very fine it is too :-) What were you doing in Hampshire? And did you find a late night tattoo parlour?

Nogbad said...

Now I know who you are.........

Dinner with a mate and we didn't find any tattoo parlours but we get tattoos done together apart - complex but it makes sense somewhere. Mebbe I'll tell it one day :-)