Blog of Random Thoughts and Pictures

Expansion for the European Network of Living Labs & Open Innovation

October 29th, 2007

I’ve been travelling that last couple of weeks and so its time to catch up on a couple of things, and the first item is my recent trip to Brussels for the expansion of the European Network of Living Labs and the Open Innovation workshops.
So this growth of the ENoLL from 19 to 51 members is a remarkable demonstration of how lively European innovators can be” as qutoed from the press release. Let’s hope so!
A big hit at the workshop was the Harmonization Cube. If you’re wondering what’s written on the “Service Creation” side of the cube just give Claire Fahy a buzz as she had a big part to play in getting this side completed.

IPv6 will be deployed…soon, I know because I saw it on YouTube

October 29th, 2007

Who needs the IETF and RFC process when you’ve got YouTube?

Call FP7-ICT-2007-2 Instrument CP-IP has now closed.

October 9th, 2007

Call FP7-ICT-2007-2 has now closed.
And the biting of the finger nails begin.

Social networking through your mobile, but is it ready?

October 7th, 2007

Linked to the previous post on the Mozilla Joey project I joined the private Beta of Nokias’ Mosh social networking site back in August. Although it’s only really worth talking about now as the site is more visable to the outside world.
Looks like there are a number of players in this space and I also came across CellFish but just didn’t have the time (heart) to register yet.
Anyway originally all interaction with Mosh was through the web browser, but I’ve just found a new app to run on the phone which curisously I’m more willing to do than purely use the broswer on the phone. Now I thought, Nokia will the get the mobile client right even if the server side does not look top notch, but in this case on initial impression the app isn’t that great, all links kick you off to the phones browser which I wasn’t too happy with in the first place and now i have the added stoppage as I always authorise my network connections.
Anyway in this case the Mosh community is a little too small to make big impact as the wow factor, as the content is sparse and I get the impression that everyone else on the site is just like me, just having a look in to see briefly what it’s all about. Case in point one document suggested for me was one called test.txt ….. hmmmmm
To me it feels like social networking as we know it today isn’t ready.

Mozilla Labs Project Joey

October 7th, 2007

On the Push Down
I’ve been a longtime fan of Firefox, and when recently using a N800 and N80 to deep dive the web on mobile devices I came across some alpha testing at Mozilla Labs which tells me that “Project Joey brings the Web content you need most to your mobile phone by allowing you to easily send it to your device. You can quickly mark content that is important to you and have that content always available while using your mobile phone.”
So off to I go and find a video presentation on the project.

Project Joey, Customize Your Mobile Web Experience – Tutorial from AirMozilla and Vimeo.
I’ve been registered with Project Joey since May, although I had to re-register just last month due to a server change on the Mozilla side but as mentioned in this description of the Joey mobile web content manager I had no luck getting the jar for my nokia N80. So I went to the Mozilla SVN repository and pulled down the client code.
A quick build later and Project Joey is alive on my mobile, and I’m seriously underwhelmed immediately it is becoming obvious that while the server side is just fine, the mobile side is seriously lacking.
At least this wasn’t too much of a miss adventure, more than anything this particular video on Project Joey has alerted me towards the video content distributor Vimeo, which to me works much better than some of the other competitors in this space.