September 14, 2006
sharp-eyed visitors to the funcave might have noticed that the previous post was changed slightly.
mainly, the logo graphic was changed.
after looking at it some more, hashing it out how it both looked & sounded with my very good friend, the diva, i decided to go ahead & make the change before i sent it off to be printed on business cards at vistaprint.
i’d already spent a ton of time on the logo.
so i was pretty close to just saying enough! done! go!
but i’m of the firm belief that it is worth taking…
just a little more time…
if it really focuses the message you are planning to use to communicate what you are trying to accomplish.
you really only get one chance to get your message across to someone new, before your message gets swept away by the tidal wave of flotsam & jetsam that washes over people all day, every day.
how would you want your message to be regarded?
like yet another carp, floating aimlessly, dead in the water & stinking to high heaven?
or would you rather that is was seen as…
that glint in the sun from a bottle, bobbing up & down, that holds a message…
an irresistible invitation to whoever finds it to open & read that message about a hidden treasure that is…
|| posted by chris under business, epiphany || comments (0) ||
September 13, 2006
that’s right kiddos…
as part of the preparation for the upcoming techmixer 2.0 in birmingham this month…
yours truly whipped up a quick logo which i think better reflects our user group’s intent & purpose.
without further ado…
be sure to click on the picture for el grande view!
if you’d like the recipe, here you go…
1 copy of adobe photoshop elements 3.0 (legal)
1 piece of royalty-free clipart from office.microsoft.com
preparation: preheat brain for 8000 hours until getting to proper temperature of epiphany degrees. spread clipart piece to desired size using elements as a rolling pin. modify colors to taste. serve hot.
serves: a potentially unlimited number of people, world-wide
it’s not perfect, as i’d like a few key color modification & some cleanup that is beyond my skils.
i’d really appreciate some feedback on what you think about this logo, so please please please leave a comment about what you think.
i’m hoping that geckzilla, vlad’s graphics wunderkind, will take pity on me & spread some of her amazing magic potion on this thing.
haven’t even been introduced to her, so that’s prolly a pipe dream.
maybe i can hook up with one of the other groups that will be at techmixer 2.0.
remember…it’s all about community & ecosystem, right?
or maybe not…
|| posted by chris under community, it pro, more cowbell, thumbs down || comments (4) ||
September 5, 2006
well, not really live…
but this post features questions asked by a recent visitor to the funcave in response to a post from a while back concerning the use of activesync remote display with windows mobile 5, which i guess is as close to trl as we’re prolly gonna get around here.
question: just wondering where i would find my pocket pc’s processor to pick the proper file?
answer: fastest way i know is pretty straightforward, actually.
you should see the processor type displayed in the middle of the screen.
this info can prove the adage be careful what you wish for.
obviously, the device emulator screen capture above is obviously an arm emulation.
however, the results returned by a true hardware device might be a bit more difficult to assess.
for example, my pre-production demo cingular 8125 device shows the processor as an omap850.
a quick skate around goggle reveals that texas instruments makes the omap family, which is an arm based platform.
a handy tip…
look for yours truly to post a table of devices & which respective activesync remote display file should be used for each of them as a resource here at the funcave soon.
question: once I pick [the file], how do I find the windows directory on my mobile device?
answer: the Windows directory resides at the root of the mobile device.
to locate it…
open file explorer.
the default location is My Documents.
click the drop-down menu on the left, then tap My Device, which is actually the root of the mobile device & therefore located above My Documents.
you should find the Windows directory at the My Device root…
as well as:
- Application Data
- Documents & Settings
- My Documents (obviously)
- Program Files
and a link to…
but only if a storage card is present, that is.
one parting tip…
the My Documents folder on the mobile device is the location synchronized via activesync’s file synchronization, when enabled.
|| posted by chris under freebie, funlab, mobility || comments (0) ||
September 3, 2006
the healing mr. overton must take the blame for pointing me in the direction of this particular online personality quiz.
here’s the outcome for yours truly…
|Strength of the preferences %
INTJ type description by D.Keirsey
Qualitative analysis of your type formula
INTJ type description by J. Butt and M.M. Heiss
- moderately expressed introvert
- distinctively expressed intuitive personality
- distinctively expressed thinking personality
- slightly expressed judging personality
see, i wasn’t kidding when i said i was an introvert almost exactly a year ago, now was i?
luckily, this quiz didn’t take very long.
in fact, nowhere near as much time as i’ve spent creating renditions of nearly everyone in the community that i know.
and yeah…it was the vlad who got me hooked on that particular little bit of online crack.
|| posted by chris under timekiller || comments (0) ||