Sunday, July 15, 2012

Outer Hebrides Islands

We are now watching the BBC TV series Coast and one episode was about the Outer Hebrides islands. Looks like an amazing place, with rough cliffs and the elements pounding them.

Ireland's coast was also quite amazing, even though I was not really impressed with the Cliffs of Moher.  To me they seemed a bit over-sold for American tourists.
Not impressed

Northern Ireland does have the Giant's Causeway, and when I first heard about it, we jumped in our car and drove up there.  This place I did enjoy and it's one of my favorite places on the Irish Island.

Now when we watched Coast, and they showed the Outer Hebrides, I also want to jump in my car and visit them!

What also amazed me is the wild-life, and the Puffin birds.  These guys live in caves on land, look like tropical birds, mate for life and can dive down to 60m underwater.  Amazing.
Proud little guy

Friday, July 6, 2012

The cures of mobile email communications

How often do you get an email from a coworker that is vague and pointless, only to see that the last line says: Send from my iPhone.

Really, are some emails that important that need to be answered quickly and can't wait till your at a real computer where proper research can be done to write a proper email?

I guess part of the problem is that the iPhone can't mark email.  SNMP/POP/IMAP (protocols used by email) don't have a provision for flagging messages.  Almost all email clients have this built it, but you can't share this little flag among clients.

Perhaps it's time to write an RFC to incorporate the flag feature into IMAP?