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28 February 2009

Crazy Mobile Guy

Rather anti-social

This evening I went out with friends... and played with my mobile phone while doing so. First we needed some driving directions when we had to reschedule due to a closed café... the e71's GPS and map program came to the rescue. I don't have the paid service to speak the driving directions, but since we were enough people in the car, the "co-pilot" improvised that part.

Next in the cafeteria we looked up when the Akropolis is accessible for free (in this season each Sunday). Then I started to play around with IRC. It's of course highly in-polite (or should I say anti-social) to IRC while in a cafe with other people, but it really was more of an experiment. So, 2 hours 13 minutes of IRC and aGPS access resultet in 34kByte download, 14kByte upload. Even if you have to pay full for your data, that's not so much. I kept IRC open in the cafe, while we were driving to a restaurant, during dinner and on the way home.

In that time I received a phone call, wrote an SMS, gave driving directions with the help of the GPS/maps app. The data connection didn't drop and IRC stayed connected in the background - with me checking and leaving a message from time to time. I don't think I'll let this get a habit, but it was a nice experiment: be "crazy mobile guy" for an evening.


Posted by betabug at 23:53 | Comments (3) | Trackbacks (0)
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Hello there.
I am doing a project in school about Athens, Greece and I was hoping that you might be able to answer a few questions for me.

Email me in response or leave me a comment on my blog! :)

Thanks,
Brianna

Posted by: Brianna at March 02,2009 20:44
Re: Crazy Mobile Guy

Hello there.

I am doing a personal project about your cheap and highly anti-social attitude and I was hoping that you might be able to answer a heck of a lot of questions for me.

Email me in response or leave me a comment on my blog! :)

Thanks,
Saad

Posted by: saad at March 05,2009 11:17
Re: Crazy Mobile Guy

Saad my friend, I would surely answer your questions, but I'm currently busy to get on IRC :-p

Posted by: betabug at March 05,2009 12:16
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