Thursday, April 13, 2006 8:40:51 PM
The Gathering has started and people have started getting busy with whatever they do here at the Gathering. A lot of things are happening here and I want to be able to keep up with things. The Gathering has put online a somewhat broken RSS-feed that could with a broken RSS reader, but I decided to rather do my own little application to show me the party schedule and that also accepted the broken RSS feed.
The result is an Opera Widget that shows a webcam from The Gathering and lists the current schedule. If you want to keep track of what is happening at the Gathering 06, just download Opera 9 TP2, press F6 to actvate widget mode, click Add and you should see the "the Gathering 06 Watch" widget listed under New widgets. Hopefully you'll find it useful. I do
PS. Don't forget to send us your widget to compete and if you are lucky win a super computer system - http://my.opera.com/widgets/blog/show.dml/189104
Monday, April 10, 2006 7:26:34 PM
I like to call myself a demo scener Although the few releases I've done during my active scener life are laughable, I like to stay in touch with the demo scene, watch demos, chat with old friends and have a good time. I normally enjoy smaller computer parties where the scene is more in focus, but after being absent from the Gathering for a few years, I've been there the two past years and the scene seems to be increasing in focus. I will be attending this year too, this time as an Opera representative.
I'm not sure how it happened but a collegue and myself have for a long time believed that Opera Software belonged as a contributor to the Gathering. The creative spirit that hovers in the Viking ship in Hamar during Easter is inspiring, just like Opera's innovative products. A lot of power users and creative minds deserve to get to know Opera's products better, and the company is privileged to meet many potential employees.
Opera will have a stand where we show our technology, hold contests, talk to whoever is interested and hopefully be inspired and inspiring others.
Among other things there will be a widgets competition. By developing a widget and submitting it either to the booth or to email@example.com you'll not only be able to gain fame when users download and use your widget, but also win a computer setup from Digital Impulse.
-- Oh and it must be in before Saturday at 16:00 PM CET, so no point in hesitating
Read more about the widgets competition
In addition I'll see if I can assemble a little treat for one of the party compos. Stay tuned!
Tuesday, April 4, 2006 1:09:55 AM
I tend to develop stuff for mobile phones and need to transfer applications and check that they run properly on the phone itself. Until recently I have either sent Bluetooth messages with SIS packages (for Symbian), mounted the phone directory with p3nfs
or downloaded content straight from the net over GPRS or 3G. But there is another way.