Archive for date: July 8, 2005

Why can’t camera phones become better cameras?

July 8, 2005 | My Photos, Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

I really like the convenience of having a camera phone for taking snapshots, but unfortunately, there is a vast gulf in capability between what a modest digital camera can do and what is standard on camera phones. My Motorola MPx220 (despite it’s quoted 1.3megapixel capability) is just pathetic. Witness the following two pictures, the first […]

Everything You Need to Know About Next-gen Broadband – New DSL flavors, DOCSIS 3.0, Bell TV, and more…

July 8, 2005 | Hardware | By: Mark VandeWettering

Broadband Reports has this cool overview of where residential networking is likely to go in the next few years. I’m currently stuck on cable modem because we are too far from the phone switch for DSL, but it is good to see what might be possible in the next few years.

Brainwagon Radio: Terror in London, WiFi arrest, and Two Movies

July 8, 2005 | Brainwagon Radio, News | By: Mark VandeWettering

I almost didn’t upload this podcast. I did twenty minutes in my car this morning, and then (as I usually do) played it back to see how it sounded. Today’s topics began with some thoughts on the role that the Internet, camera phones and the Wikipedia can play in helping us learn and understand about […]

People helping people…

July 8, 2005 | News | By: Mark VandeWettering

What doesn’t get reported in the media enough is all the little kindnesses that people can pay to one another when trouble unites them. I found this Moment of London Zen linked by Xeni over at BoingBoing to be a good example. In the shadow of the monstrous there gleam hundreds of tiny lights. Good […]