I had an eye appointment this weekend so I decided to combine that with my run. The Dr.’s office is on West Broadway, so it was the seawall through Yaletown, then the Cambie Bridge; it wasn’t as long a run as I would have liked but the pace was good. Here are the pictures, taken on the way back:
- My songs, podcasts and videos on the go
- Word, Excel, PDF viewer
- Outlook with calendar, contacts etc.
- MSN Messenger, Skype and any other IM type compatible with WM5
- 2 Mega pixel camera – Most of the pictures on this blog were taken with the phone’s camera
- Voice dialing for contacts and applications
- A slew of downloadable third party applications
- Charging via USB cable
- OK battery life considering all it does
- Sluggish (200 MHz CPU), not as fast as I’d like it to be, although you get used to it
- Poor quality speakers, I barely use this, I normally hook it up to my Bose computer speakers
- 2.5MM headset jack, I have a 3.5MM converter, tragedy averted.
- Camera lag and not so great night time pictures
- Requires frequent resets to keep it sane
Ghana’s 50th Independence CelebrationÂ
Date: Sat., March 3, 2007
Time: 5:00 PM – 12:00 Midnight
Place: King County Aquatic Center
650 S.W. Campus Drive.
Federal Way, WA 98023
Donation: $40/person or $60/couple
$45/person @ the door
Children 16 and under–Free
Dress Code: Formal or Traditional
Keynote Speaker, Dinner, Cultural Events, & DJ Music
For tickets contact Joe Bervell: 425-750-1103
Sponsor: Ghanaian Association of Greater Seattle
Join Ghanaians in BC celebrate the 50th anniversary of Independence!
I almost want to say that I can’t live without my phone but that would be ridiculous. Of course, I can live without my phone. I just wouldn’t feel complete. Two Mondays past, I exposed my phone to the elements; rain, slush and cold, for about 2 hours.
I once read that no one loves their phone completely, there’s always something you’d like to change or add to your phone. This is true; my phone is far from perfect but it brought me so much joy, convenience and ease I feel it’s perfect enough.
I’ve had my I-mate Jamin (aka HTP Prophet, Qtek S200) for almost a year now. It’s my first ever pocket PC.
Prior to this, I had an Innostream 55, a very cute little phone, great conversation piece… but not so great phone. It shipped with an application called Lady Scheduler and a slew of other wacky stuff. The battery got wonky on me and I got tired of carrying a cell phone, MP3 player and a PDA.
I did a little research and opted for Jamin (ok, I liked the name!)
First thing I did was to get a 2GB SD card; I have so much awesome crap on there it’s daunting.
- The Good:
- The Bad:
That Monday, I took out the battery and the SD card, and laid it out to dry overnight. I put it back together in the morning and… viola! Like magic it worked.
I appreciate my phone now more than ever, I wonder if there’re other people out there who feel the same way about their phones.
Celebrating and showcasing the wealth of artistic talent in BC’s fast-growing African community
All events at the WISE Hall, 1882 Adanac (off Victoria Drive)
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2
African Cabaret doors open 8 pm, show 9 pm
Entertainment by animated Congolese storyteller, actor, musician,
dancer Jean Pierre Makosso; multi-talented Guinean percussionist and
kora (harp-lute) player KocassalÃ© DioubatÃ©; the high energy Kokoma
dance and drum performance ensemble, led by Maobong Oku from Nigeria;
and a rare solo performance by Guinean master-musician
and multiple Juno Award-winning artist
Alpha Yaya Diallo of the African Guitar Summit supergroup
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3
Heart of the Baobab dinner 7 pm, show 8 pm
Dinner (optional), prepared by the Nyala African restaurant,
followed by a performance on kora from master-musician Daniel Janke;
African dances from the young women of the Miyanda troupe;
and two full sets of West African music, masks, storytelling,
and dance from Masabo, helmed by athletic balafon
(marimba)-player Fana Soro
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16
A Night in the Sahara doors open 8 pm, show 9 pm
Sudanese music from five-piece band Sudan’da led
by oud (lute)-player Aladeen Abdalla; trance-inducing North African
rhythms and bellydancing with Egyptian drum-master Adel Awad and Sahara;
and the contemporary grooves of DJ Nils from the Beats without Borders
collective to take us dancing into the wee hours
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17
African Carnival dinner 7 pm, show 8 pm
Chef Hinda from Djibouti will serve tasty African tapas.
Storytelling from Nigerian actress, playwright, and yarnspinner Comfort Ero;
the irresistible rhythms of young Afro-Cuban drum and Zimbabwean
marimba ensemble Kutapira; and two full sets of dance music from
Guinean groover Aboubacar Camara, his band Doundounba, plus special guests
An African/Caribbean Jam or DJ will play out each nightThe WISE will have an all-ages license for these eventsTickets $18 each show ($15 concessions)Pass for all 4 shows $55 (or $45)Available at Highlife Records - 1317 Commercial DriveSofiaBooks. - 450 West HastingsBanyen Books - 3608 West 4th Ave, and by phone at (604) 737 8858More info at http://www.zula.caFestival Baobab is co-produced by Alliance FranÃ§aise de Vancouver,the WISE Hall, Zula Productions, & Bluehouse