I was gonna say "fry-day" and then I thought, but no, weather's been cooler. Then I heard my neighbor's a/c go on. Yikes. It's not hot at all!
Incremental Manila Lotsa cool things happening in Manila-land. The story unfolds here.
And wow! An I wish this image were true has now come to pass (check out your shortcut pages, you Manila folks!) wheeee! Thank you, Brent, Dave and alla UserLand crew. [note: Bryan Bell likes me! he really likes me!]
Yes! Another one of my feature requests implemented!! (I think I have to wait until tomorrow for it all to work, though)
Mail This Story I'll be testing the new mail-this-story macro on my site to see how it works with statically-rendered pages.
Test results: NO GO x 2 (so far):
Well, I've managed to break it in two ways. Sent descriptions of both to the manila-newbies mailing list as well as reporting them here. But this is getting so long, I put my test results into a separate story.
- The mailStory URL for the static page doesn't link back to the dynamic site.
- Any opened tags in the truncated story need to be closed before the MailStory form is displayed on the mail page.
of cel fones, antennas Thanks for the feedback by email. I'm hearing a thumbs-down on antenna (tho the Cingular sales guy I just talked to said that there's a 60% chance that it would improve things).
Cell Phone Thanks to Luke of Qube Quorner for telling me about this Cell Phone infosite . Though geared to Toronto, there are lots of phone reviews and information and links to other cell phone pages. [more good cell info links]
Wireless glossary: all sorts of cellular terminology that you didn't know and were afraid of task. Wow, between that and this page detailing all the stuff I can see on my fone in field test mode, I'm understanding a few more things... like that my phone operates at 800 MHz, and the base towers have a range or 6-8 miles apart, and do when I complain of lousy reception, the AT&T person says, "but you've a station within a mile and a half," therefore they won't fix things.
I just wanna borrow some cell phones by different providers for maybe a day (or two at most) at a time, just to go to the places I go and see how the reception is. Is this too much to ask? I gotta hand over my social security number, do a whole service contract and sign up for a year minimum (no penalty for cancellations within a 15 or 30-day time period) just to do it. There's gotta be a better way.
How Stuff Works: How cellular phones work
snail's pace My DSL is going at snail's pace today. ugh.