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August 6, 2008

Oh, my – the ugly, the negligent, the crass, the gross.

ESPOO, Finland – When bad things pop up, best deal with all of them at once and be rid of them. In my usual scan of stories out there, there are a few that give me the shivers, or shame me, or baffle me, or just plain gross me out.

Does that get your interest? Then read on. But don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Just. Not. Right.

Engadget picked up on a story of someone who managed to run Window 3.1 (y’know, the one from the Dark Ages) on their Nokia N810. Ok, so it shows the tablet is quite capable compared to yesteryear’s computers. But, really, why would you want to do that? By reading from the comments, quite a few nostalgic enthusiasts. *shiver*

Uh, come again?

A month ago we picked up on some grumblings about a bewildering website attributed to Nokia that counted down to … nothing. Well, a month later and something has changed, but folks are still perplexed.

As usual, Steve Lichtfield says it best:

“Er…. Nokia? What’s this all about? Is there any point to this other than keeping Flash animators in employment? “

I am surprised folks are still interested. And the comments on Steve’s post show some hard working folks trying to solve this riddle that is agonizingly slow to reveal itself. I don’t know what this is all about, but I can make an educated guess, based on a particular peculiarity of the company I might someday reveal.

Really, I’m just as baffled as you are. I think sometimes marketing folks get too clever, such that everyone misses the point. Gah. Shame on us.

Hulk crush it!

OK. So this is not bad, but is a funny list of (mostly) crass ways to dispose of your phone. Anirudh, who runs The S60 blog, lists 10 ways to dispose of your phone prior to recycling. Go read the list. I don’t want to give it all away, but you can figure that #1 is the best. And it is. Kudos to Anirudh for his humour and thoughtfulness. And why don’t you go there and list other ways to ‘dispose’ of your phone? See if you can find my suggestion.


I want to add one more thing about Anirudh. Y’see, while by night he’s a caped crusader, passionate about everything S60 (no Andrew, we don’t pay him to be that way), by day he’s a caped crusader learning to save lives, his alter-ego is Dr. Anirudh.

Dr. Anirudh gives us a great overview of a typical day at the hospital for a poor suffering lowly intern. But with a twist. Melded to his N82, he makes use of it throughout the day. Great story. If it were just that. But then he had to ruin the ride. Sort of. Depends on the fortitude of your stomach.

Dr. Anirudh uses his N82 to make videos and photos of the procedures and specimens he collects. Uh, cool, if you are into it, but gross if you’re not ready. Oh, c’mon, it’s not so bad. Go see what a gall bladder with gall stones looks like.

But do it before lunch.

Image from crazytales562