Deploying stuff is hard enough already. And so it shouldn't be made harder by
code that isn't in source code repositories. Read my latest
article about these kinda
things and some ways to make that whole thing a bit better.
The two things that I forgot to say are:
- make it repeatable,
- make in one command.
While I was reading the Perl planet I found a link to
a project called Plagger. It's system for creating,
changing and publishing feeds.
To create a new 'program', you need to make a config file. The example
directory includes a bloglines2gmail config and a config for a 'planet'
aggregator. Both are less than twenty lines of configuration. It's really easy
to create your own feeds with this.
Be sure to check out the presentations on the website, for an explaination of
Plagger (the documentation is a bit light).
The Nokia 770 has Bluetooth, which allowed (see previous post) me to connect to
the internet. The connection to internet can be created in two ways, one was by
using my phone (A Nokia 6021), which worked without any problem (except for the
money bit), or by using a bluetooth attached to a linux PC with some iptables
Both ways work like a charm, but the second one is a bit difficult to
configure. It would be nice if the Bluetooth via the PC would as simple as
Bluetooth via a phone.
There is also a way to connect the Nokia 770 via wireless to the internet, but
I don't have a wireless router, or accesspoint or some such to test it. I
expect that that will work as easily as the phone bit.
Even before I had the time to write about the arrival of the Nokia 770, with
some nice pictures, it is already broken. It seems like it's a common problem
with newer devices.
The problem is that the screen is white with gray lines. I couldn't find a
picture of it on the web, so I will post a picture of my own device. See:
So this means that I'm not that happy, at the moment. Still, this device is
going back to Nokia and I hope they will be able to fix it, because this device
is so nice, and it works great.
P.S. It's kinda hard to get a good picture of the screen. I hope someone likes
it, to show his friends, without having to show the broken device.
Update: I found two pictures with the exact same problem: