Mobility

Yeah, I'm still on this mobility kick. It's great not being tied down to one location. On the one hand I have my server running Secure Global Desktop. On the other I have a Palm Treo 700p. No matter where I go, I have access to pretty much everything I want. I can even tether my laptop to my phone, although I enjory my Starbucks (guess where I am now ...?). Unfortunatly, there is not a client for Secure Global Desktop that runs on my Treo. Then again, browsing a 1400x1050 desktop on my 320x200 Treo doesn't sound all that appetizing. There are, however, VNC and RDP clients for the Treo.

On the desktop front, I spent last week in training. Instead of installing our Identity Manager product on my desktop (Windows) partition, I installed it in a zone on the X2100. I ran the entire class over the 'Net. The latency was a bit noticeable, but I actually think the wireless connection was the issue. I trimmed down the colors and resolution to 1024x768x256 and performance was slightly better. A wired line is noticably better. What was nice is that I didn't even have to take my laptop out of the bag when I got home. I simply picked up my wifes laptop on the table and resumed my training at home.

 On the Treo front, I listened to the Monday Night Football last night while out on the road - on the Treo. Thanks to Kinoma 4, I can listen to content in Microsoft (proprietary) formats streamed over the web. It took a bit of Googl'ing, but I found the stream to WBBM 780 in Chicago and listened to about 3 quarters of the game. In fact, I have most of my radio stations pre-programmed so I can listen to them on demand (or I can download the rather large podcast versions).

One of these day's I'll talk about mobile content and delivery. I am getting a lot of good content - mostly from 3rd party providers.

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