New York Times has an article about using cellphones as travel guides in Japan:
We held the Feeds, Synchronization and the Free Software Desktop talk with Tigert today. Despite the Fluendo party the night before, there was a quite good crowd in the old Museu Balaguer library.
Traditionally Finns spend the Midsummer in the countryside, and we usually follow suit. However, this midsummer both of the summer cottages were booked so we decided to take the weekend easy.
Tony Byrne from CMS Watch noted the recent advances in Midgard based on yesterday’s 1.7.6 release:
I’ve committed the first working version of Midgard’s geopositioning system into CVS today. The library makes it really easy to add location information to users and objects, and to find things that are close to each other.
MidCOM datamanager allows you to have multiple page types, or schemas used in a folder. The schemas can provide different editable fields and different styling.
We spent the last two days driving from Helsinki to Poznan, Poland for the Midgard Developer Meeting. This proved to be a good field test for Maemo 2.0 as we needed to instruct people back home about some project details using Google Talk.
MidCOM has a centralized system for serving navigation information called Navigation Access Point. Typically the navigation UIs on Midgard-powered sites are dynamically constructed using this information.
Growl is a very nice notification system for Mac OS X. It displays bubble-styled messages on the screen about various events like new instant messages or emails. We were looking for a new user interface messaging system for the Midgard web toolkit and decided to model it based on the Growl concept:
I’ve just downloaded the Internet Tablet OS 2006 edition Beta to my Nokia 770. The software feels a lot faster, and the new features are really cool.