My cellphone sucks (and so does yours)

DST started on Sunday. My PCs and even my old alarm clock did the jump. Only timer in the house that didn’t make it? My cellphone. Why is it that a device that’s by definition always on the net, has a not-so-shabby computer in it and displays a clock as arguably it’s most frequently used function cannot make a simple switch like this?

The reason cannot be technical. But it does not end there. Why have all my past cellphones had built-in calendars, but none of them was useful? Supporting VCAL is not hard. And did I mention that it’s always on the net? What does it take for my phone’s calendar to sync with my Google calendar? Becuase that would make it twice as useful all of a sudden.

And please, stop building PC suites. What are they good for? My phone is a USB drive, so transfering files is easy. And did I mention it is always on the net? So please, synchronize my contacts with standard address book formats, and my calendar… we already covered that.

Just venting. I know I should cave in and buy an iPhone, but the features I really need would be trivial to implement on any 5-year Nokia phone if Nokia was at all interested in pleasing the end-users.


  • Finally write that report for my last client.
  • Set up CruiseControl.
  • Systematically test all the Ogre samples on Intel GMA.
  • Look for Lua SDL bindings.
  • Read up on what happened at GDC.
  • Try some tricks with metatables and automatic object synchronization.
  • Play a lot of space games for research.
  • Buy new glasses, because the tape around the old ones are uber-nerdy.
  • Watch the Watchmen.
  • Make the best gnocchi I can.
  • Bake a cake.

Looks like the coming weeks will be much less packed than the previous two. Or just as packed, but with more fun.