Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Wanna send a text message to your buddy, but do it using email?

The easy way is to type in the email address of the person as

where phonenumber = the 10 digit phone number is a spiffy service, but it can be a little slow, and might not be around forever. Perhaps you want to send to your buddy quickly, not using teleflip? You can, but you have to know their cell phone service provider. Type in one of the following values as the email address:

Virgin Mobile:

Just remember, text messages are limited to 160 characters, so anything you type over this limit will result in the message being broken up into multiple 160 character chunks, which can be pretty annoying, particularly if the chunks happen to arrive at the phone in the wrong order.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Perhaps you own a Siemens SX66, also known as "Audiovox PPC-6600, PPC-6601, XV6600 / O2-XDA IIs / XDA III / i-Mate PDA2K / QTEK 9090 / Siemens SX66".

Perhaps you've considered purchasing the Jabra C220s or the Jabra C120s to use with your Siemens SX66.

Well, I just tried it, and it didn't work, but it could if you were willing to mess around with customization. The Jabra headsets have posts that are longer than the SX66 headset jack channel by about 3 millimeters. If you plug in these headsets, they essentially go too far into the jack, past the "sweet spot". If you pull the plug out of the jack about 3mm, things work great, but that just sounds like trouble to me.

If you wanted to weld a spacer, sort of like a small stack of washers or something, to the base of the post, the Jabra headsets would work fine.

Go for it McGuyver, you can do it! (I'll pass)

Friday, January 07, 2005

I once heard true creativity as being defined by producing innovative results in the face of some restriction. The person put it better than that, but I can't remember the exact phrase.

Anyway, here is a good example of creativity, by this definition: