One of the coolest things I saw during my trip to India last month were these humongous Windmills.
Located somewhere between Palani (in Tamil Nadu) and Palakkad (in Kerala), there were over a 100 of these giant wind mills, each around 30 meters high. Pretty imposing if you ask me! Look at the photo and compare the size of the windmills to the electricity poles next to them!
One of the first things I did with the Nokia 6630 after I got it last year was use it to listen to podcasts. Given the relatively small number of podcasts I listened to, I just copied them over to the Nokia using Bluetooth.
Now, I’ve been looking for a better solution since
- Transferring a 20MB mp3 over Bluetooth is SLOOOOW…
- Syncing seems like a better option than manually copying files over
While googling (er.. i mean msnsearching) around for good podcasting solutions, I found the following links that made my search easier:
- Finding a good mp3 player for the phone: http://www.eirikso.com/2005/08/05/using-a-nokia-6630-to-listen-to-podcasts-and-mp3/
- Using your own headphones with the Nokia: http://www.eirikso.com/2005/08/14/how-to-modify-your-nokia-headset-to-accept-your-favourite-headphones/
- Podcasting basics and a howto for WMP syncing: http://www.eirikso.com/2005/06/01/how-to-listen-to-podcasts-on-your-mobile-phone/
#3 was the most useful link for me since I had already found OggPlay myself and I really didn’t care much about the headphones.
I’ve raved about Flickr to anyone who cares to listen in the past, but it was only this holiday season that I realized how much it really rocked!!
You can not upload photos to Flickr to share them with the world, but order prints online and collect the prints at your local Target store!! This was super convenient since I had a bunch of pics (around 300) that I wanted to take along with me to India and all I had to do was to select them in Flickr to get prints the next time I went to Target.
My chief complaint about MSN spaces is the weird photo gallery thingie that doesn’t do much. I wish they’d add support for flickr sometime.
Besides, isn’t re-mixing the web what Web 2.0 is all about?