Archive for April, 2005

Finally a phone with a real camera!

Tuesday, April 12th, 2005

I’ve been using the SonyEricsson T610 for over a year now, and I’ve loved it. However, the phone is truly lacking. If you’ve seen the images in my Flickr account, you know what I mean. On top of that, I think the screen is slowly degrading from being dropped too many times.

So anyway, Steven showed me his Sony Cyber-shot digital camera the other day at Ben’s house… That thing is great. It’s really small and it takes great pictures. It reminded me how much I miss having a nice digital camera. So I was on Sony’s website to check out the camera and something else got my attention the new Sony Ericsson S710a. I don’t even know where to begin listing the features. It’s exactly what I’ve been wanting: a high quality digital camera, an EDGE-equiped bluetooth cell phone that sync’s with Outlook and Evolution on Linux, and an MP3 player, all in one! The screen is very high resolution. The camera has all the features of Sony’s Cyber-shot series cameras. The phone is capable of playing both MP3s and MPEG4 videos, and even includes a memory card slot… Built in FM radio… I could go on forever.

So needless to say, I had to have it. T-Mobile’s phone selection has gone down hill. Cingular is the only US provider that offers this phone. So, I found a locked phone on eBay for a little less than Cingular charges when you buy it from them with a contract. I also bought a service cable so I could unlock it to work with T-Mobile, since I’m too impatient to wait for my contact to run out later this month. I don’t really feel like giving up my GPRS service… I love being able to whip out my laptop anywhere in the US and instantly connecting to the Internet, and Cingular charges absurd prices for their GPRS.

So yeah… you have to check out the pictures in these reviews:

Hopefully I’ll have this unlocked in time for jello wrestling at our party this weekend. =]

GIMPshop! Yayyy! Just what I asked for!

Tuesday, April 5th, 2005

This is so sweet! Someone did exactly what I asked for in a previous post. I don’t have time to explain right now since I’m at work and have plenty of work to do, but check out the URLs below for details:

Plastic Bugs – Announcing GIMPshop

SitePoint – Bring out the GimpShop

Slashdot | Hack turns GIMP into Photoshop Look-alike: GimpShop Linux port by

Plastic Bugs – Its Alive!

Plastic Bugs – GIMPshop Updates

We, at SilenceIsDefeat will be providing an apt repository… So we Debian folks will be able to just apt-get gimpshop =]