Many parents now get domain names for kids too young to type has a post about parents that get domains for their kids that are too young to type. The post talks about people choosing the child’s name based upon which domain is free.

We didn’t go that far but we have the domains for our kids so that when they are older they can have a site of their own and an easy to remember email address.

Have you secured domains for your kids?

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Major Enterprise Wiki update

I’ve found the official corporate wiki in Orange which is fantastic news. I’ve setup an ID and waiting for a trial page, but it’s great news as it’s hosted properly and supported correctly.

The wiki is supported by a full document management system which is getting a major upgrade real soon which is also wonderful news for me.

So I’ll be taking my test box back and handing it back in for stock (and a rebuild) I’m really pleased on two counts, one I was able to set up mediawiki and make it work and that there is an official wiki within Orange.

Getting mediawiki working has rekindled my interest in linux and I’m now considering whether I can switch over to ubuntu as our main home system. As I twittered before, it looks like only iTunes would make a dual boot necessary.

I’m set to talk with the Knowledge management guys next week when I’m next down in Slough and I’m looking forward to talking with them.

Enterprise Wiki update

I installed Ubuntu 6.06 desktop version a few days back on the trial box I got from the tech team and have playing without too much luck with the LAMP setup. So I decided to start afresh and install Ubuntu 6.06 server edition and select the LAMP option.

I then walked through the setup of the mysql server, and the install of mediawiki and it all worked fine. A few tweaks later and all was setup and working great.

I’ve kept all my notes and the process I used to set the server up and will keep them until it’s hosted correctly.

But I’m chuffed that it’s all working and I’ll take it back down to Slough next week and set up on the network. I’ve got some security tweaks to do and the openssh server is installed so I can putty over to it and tweak until my hearts content.

I’m still trying to pin down the right person who knows about hosting within Orange, if it’s you or you know of the person then email me.

The new Nokia N95

I can only assume you’ve been hiding under a rock if you’ve missed all the press on the new Nokia devices and the new Ovi (door) to music and games.

In amongst all that is the new N95, which has more ram 81mb, a bigger battery 1200mAh (currently 950mAh) and a bigger screen. All great improvements that will make the N95 a great device.

Will I be upgrading to the new N95, I’ll never say never, but the current N95 is performing really well for me right now and I’m not having any problems with either the ram or battery life.

But if you’re about to splash out, hang on a little while and pick up a new n95.

I’m not going to say any more on the launch event as there is tonnes of buzz about the event which is all over the web.

twitter in your footer?

I’ve been reading and watching the various posts and videos on how twitter is the new email and thinking about how and when to use twitter in the corporate world. We have corporate IM and it’s great for instant one on one communications but it doesn’t give you the same ‘what am I doing’ capability that twitter gives and the article mentions.

Therefore, I’ve been thinking about when is the right time (or is there a right time?) to introduce twitter into your footer. So I was wondering have you introduced twitter into your corporate life yet?

I think it provides an extra dimension to the communication channels that you have with your coworkers and the points Scoble makes are clear and that a new communication revolution is on it’s way, but have you made the leap into it yet?

Nokia n800 days 5,6,7 and 8

I’ve been a little busy of late, we have some members of the family up to stay with us over the weekend and I’ve been down to Slough and back in a day, (385miles!)

However, I’ve had a chance to spend some more time with the n800 now and I’m still in between camps as to where the device fits. As a casual computing device it’s great, connectivity is easy and web browsing is a breeze and the screen quality is amazing.

Beyond that and I think you need to invest a little more money in a BT keyboard as the typing on screen is slow. I’d really like to try that out, but haven’t got around to either buying one or managing to secure a loan one to try out.

As the device runs’ linux, I have this feeling that the device is restricted to the number of the apps that are out there for it. I doubt there as many apps as there are for palm, s60 or the ms platforms. I don’t know why the device couldn’t run S60, maybe the same OS as the E90 maybe?

I also had the question, why couldn’t the device have a 3G sim card of it’s own? Mobile broadband via 3g and 3.5g for that matter has great coverage than wi-fi. The device may then get subsided and make it more affordable as an added benefit, which would result in much greater take up than a stand alone wireless device

As a result I’ve been checking out what apps are out there to see what functionality can be added to the n800. A quick google shows up the following thread on tablet talk and lists various apps. I’m also keen to see how easy it is to install apps compared with S60 devices.

So I’m going to give a few apps a try and see if that increases the payback the n800 gives to the time invested in it. I still haven’t been able to try out a proper skype call or try out a wireless hotspot, but I should get to that soon.

If you’ve got a great app on your n800 that you think I should try out send me a mail.