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Saturday, July 29, 2006

And so it begins in earnest!

Just another day in hell...
Maroubra beach this morning
I now have a camera phone, a 3.2 megapixel camera with a phone on the back. It's also got a radio, a music player etc. etc.

My new toy arrived on Friday afternoon and I have so many things I can do with it that I don't quite know where to begin. However let's start with the camera - the image quality is so good that you can actually see the dirt on the windows in the picture (click on pic for big)!

I am so impressed with the little thing that I had to try it out, unfortunately it's got so many technical features that its taking me a little while to get all the details working. For example there is a way that I can post to this page direct from the phone but for some reason I can't figure out how. I can now capture video and audio from my daily life and post it up here. In short, nothing is safe!

Being the geek I am I had to find a ringtone that wasn't completely hopeless and there are surprisingly few of these. I have an ongoing addiction to the TV series 24, which, I might add, is the only decent thing on TV out here. So what have I done but got the ringtone from the series and put it on the mobile. Not only that but you can click on the player below to hear what it sounds like, great! I can be a real sad act at times.

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7 comments:

  1. Your ringtone, sir, is hideous...but at least it isn`t crazy frog.

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  2. True enough...surely you have something equally awful, if not worse. Japan is the home of DoCoMo and pop-chorus ringtone downloads.

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  3. I have to admit to having the very same ringtone on my phone Tom! However, I did acquire the Blue Oyster music from Police Academy last night so am temporarily using that much to my own amusement!

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  4. Sweet Jesus McC! I hope you don't have the video clip to go with it.

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  5. Actually, I have no idea what my ringtone is...when I first got the damn thing, I selected the most deliberately annoying sound I could find (much like parts of my music collection)...

    ...but there`s a wonderful thing in Japan called Manner Mode...or vibrate...basically, when on public transport, a little announcer demands that you set your phone to this mode...consequently, I forget to turn it off, haven`t heard my phone for a long time & frequently miss calls...

    ...and one of the first things I noticed about England when coming back at Christmas is the annoying bastards on trains with abnoxious ring-tones talking REALLY LOUDLY.

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  6. that`s "obnoxious"...my English hasn`t quite deteriorated yet...

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  7. no, unfortunately not in possession of the video!

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