Recent upgrades and other stuff

Posted on August 1, 2004

Well, things have been happening and pilling up so here’s a quick catcher-up:

  • After so many years away I’m back to PHP. I got involved in helping out in a project for a site which requires PHP and mysql. The mysql part is almost trivial, but the site is a bit complex and it is very important that there are no security holes in it so it is going to take some attention. Funny how it turns out really, I started out my web programming languages (ugh!) romance with a brief encounter with perl, switched to PHP and stuck with it for a while and after that got back into perl for a good number of years, and that is where I am now. To go back to PHP at this point is rather funny. Still it feels good not to let the knowledge just whither away;

  • After my (not-so-recent) car upgrade I have finally installed a hands-free kit on the new one. And the great thing about it is that it is a blue-tooth solution so in theory (it pays to be careful with this kind of statements!) :-) I am now able to switch mobile phones to my heart’s content and, as long as all my phones support the hands-free or head-set blue-tooth profile I’ll never have to switch the car hands-free kit. Very good use of technology indeed. Oh and I am using the Sony-Ericsson HCB-30 kit, if you’re interested in knowing and so far (3 days usage) it is doing quite nicely, thank you very much.

  • Almost forgot about this one but speaking of mobile phones, the Sony-Ericsson t68i was put aside to use as a backup when my company got me a new t630. I’m not sure whether I’ve mentioned this before and I can’t be bothered to look for it now, but I do like this phone. The camera positively sucks but I’ve never been one to like camera-phones anyway (just search my weblog, you’ll see what I mean) but other than that I’ve yet to crash the phone and the blue-tooth behaves much, much better than that of the t68i. I loved the t68i but I do acknowledge that the t630 is quite an improvement. Not only in reliability, but also in usability, responsiveness and the all-around handling of it.

That’s it for now, more geekly news as they appear.