Still no WiFi on the train


Still no WiFi on the train

The year is 2008. The high-speed Pendolino train in packed with commuters using laptops and all kinds of net capable gadgets - and there is no WiFi to connect to.

This is getting silly. Finland takes great pride in being a forerunner in all things wireless and still the national carrier Finnair and the national railway company VR show no sign of offering WiFi or internet in any form what so ever to their customers.

They could. Other airlines do and trains could use the @450 network like some trams in Helsinki do.

The surprisingly big home network


Gigabit switch

I have got 11 devices connected to my home network - so says the statistics page in my dsl modem.

I was browsing trough the settings pages in my dsl modem and came across the dhcp list and there where 11 devices listed. This means 11 devices have, during the last week, been connected to my home network and requested IP numbers for themselves. They have been connected either to my home Ethernet network or my home WiFi network.

Eleven. That's surprisingly many. Do we even own that many Ethernet/WiFi capable devices?

ZoneTag


ZoneTag

Yahoo's own software for automatic geotagging and Flickr uploading - ZoneTag - now (almost) works on any Nokia Series 60 version 3 phone, such as my Nokia E90.
It installs, starts, runs in the background and collects a log with cell info and GPS data (it does work with the built in GPS in the E90). The only problem is that when I try to start the camera from within ZoneTag (Take Picture) I get an "Error with Initialize Camera!" error message. And if I try to use the built in camera directly, ZoneTag does not pop up to ask if I want to upload the photo.

Geotagging finally works automatically with Nokia


Geotagging finally works automatically with Nokia

I just snapped this photo and e-mailed it to Flickr along with the text you are now reading straight from the phone. The GPS coordinates for the photo where included automatically and stored in the EXIF header of the image before it left the phone.

Has Nokia finally got this right, have they finally made two of their applications (camera and gps) talk to each other? Unfortunately no. The solution is an application from a third party: Locr (www.locr.com).