It is said that as of 11th April 2021, more than 789 million people from 185 countries have undergone vaccination. Of which, United Kingdom is leading the pack with 47.32% of the population already been vaccinated closely followed by the US with 35.65%. Chart source: Our World In Data
(The “Transit Holding Area” at Changi Airport in Singapore is huge, spacious and well equipped. If your transit time is short, this will be an ideal place to catch your breath and get a quick rest before your flight. However, if your transit time is long, this is not a good place to catch your sleep and rest)
Sometimes I wish that they build a smartphone app that will cause it not to work when one is walking or driving or having a meal with friends or when waiting for the lift – the smartphone distraction can be lethal! Image source: www.saent.com
Perhaps I should reword the snippets title as “Random Ramblings 07 March 2014”.
(Well the “baby” do not sleep with us but it does not matter since she keeps us awake the same and causes us to have shorter and shorter time to get a good night sleep. Image source: http://blogs.babycenter.com/)
I had a great idea for a post for this week. In fact I had more than one great idea for the week. So I want you to believe so but it was not the case. The truth is I was so caught up with work that I have not given a thought for a theme for the post for this week.
(Anodised aluminium monocoque case – that is what grabs you when you see a Symbian powered Nokia N8 smartphone for the first time. That’s what happened to me and it became my first smartphone and it remained until it was clear that it’s OS, Symbian^3 will no longer be developed with new releases. Image source: http://mobilemegamall.com)
My venture to smartphones probably triggered by an incident at a car park – the parking attendant with dirty short pants & flip-flops was updating his status on Facebook with an iPhone. It then occurred to me that the age of the smartphone is already here and somehow I had missed catching the boat.
(Any new updates to smartphone firmware with new features, themes and UI is always welcomed. Image Nokia )
I managed to update my N8 to the latest Nokia firmware – Nokia Belle yesterday but to do that, one needs the latest Nokia Suite (FOTA – firmware update over the air was not possible).
(Nokia N8 is great but sometimes I forget that it is more than a phone – it has a very complex system running in the background. Image Nokia)
(I love the smell of napalm…err…software updates for my Nokia in the morning. Image source: http://noknok.tv)
I thought it was the long-overdue PR1.2 update but the Nokia device updates screen shows the release type as “Symbian Anna” (now I believe that PR1.2 was never released in Malaysia). It took less than 30 minutes for the latest updates for my N8 from Nokia servers – it was clean and smooth.
(Software updates for Nokia are essential for smooth running of the hardware and improve user experience. Image source here)
PR1.1 firmware has been deployed in other regions since January 2011 but only yesterday I was able to update the firmware from PR1.0 to PR1.1 (my previous attempts shows the message “no update available” when rest of the world was already playing with PR1.1). The update was fast and done without hiccups.
Update 1: Read the excellent “13 Reasons Why I Love The N8“
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Hmm, how should I do this?
(The Commuter, which was filmed entirely on the Nokia N8 in HD, stars Dev Patel as a commuter on his way to his first day of work.… [Click to read the rest] “Tech News 101: Playing with Nokia N8”