Tag: mobile

Successful excursion

I am now back in line at the border, this time lingering in the US, which is never preferrable. We are at a different crossing, in the hopes it would be faster which is what the Internet lead me to believe. Only it doesn’t seem to be the case.

The soccer game was great, Canada played really well and for a while it was tied at one, then two. The final score was 3-2 for Brazil, but it was fun anyway. Afterwards we stopped off at Merchant’s Cafe, which is apparently the oldest bar on the west coast. After Jordan won a number of games of pool against a random assortment of patrons we went off in search of some food.

We tried a couple of places before we found Il Bistro. At this point we were 11 people. Finding something that had space and was serving food wasn’t easy. But we lucked out in the end, taking advantage of a late happy hour with cheap app-sized pastas and a nice four-cheese pizza. We continued on drinking and it was around 1:30 before we called it a night and ended up back at the hotel.

After a slow morning, we all met up again at a coffee shop on Capital hill and experienced what coffee was meant to be. We ended up leaving after that, saying goodbye to the rest of our party. And that is where you find me—writing this on my Blackberry still waiting to reach the border.

June 1, 2008

Mobile weather

I’m on a mobile computing kick since getting my BlackBerry. So to that end, I have written a mobile friendly weather site. I know that there must be a dozen good weather applications which push weather info to the device, but being a web geek, this is my entry. It only works for Canadian regions covered by Environment Canada, and I only have a few listed, but in theory any of the EC stations should work.

http://m.colinbate.com/weather/
April 24, 2008

Mobile posting at its finest

This post is coming at you from my new phone. I created myself a new mobile post interface and even a lower bandwidth version of the site for anyone reading from a phone or similar device. The URL for the mobile version is:

http://www.colinbate.com/?m
April 19, 2008

Weather

Bermuda: 15°C
Halifax: 0.3°C

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