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I Blame It On The Lego

Posted in: Blogs,Mobile Internet by Richard Hearne on March 5, 2007
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I’ve never been the winning kind, not in competitions anyhow. But a couple of weeks ago I was the very happy recipient of a mighty fine prize awarded by a certain Cork telecoms entrepreneur.

The Tale Of The Link Whore Revisited

Back in January, in response to this call, I wrote a review of Pat Phelan’s Roam4Free.ie website. I didn’t expect the hour or so of work would warrant much more than a ‘thank you’, and I was very pleasantly surprised when Pat commented that he and his colleagues had decided that my post deserved the prize. (As an aside, the post I wrote has brought in a considerable amount of traffic – some of which turns out to be a little off topic.)

The Pocket PC, The Impatient Owner, and Blaming it all on Lego

So I am now the proud owner of a shiny silver Acer n50 Pocket PC. Now when this arrived first my younger years were rekindled by the challenge of removing the packaging. I blame it on the Lego, but whenever something like this is put in front of me I always ignore all instructions and simply try to construct something that resembles the picture on the box.

Well Pocket PCs seem to be a little more complex than your average Lego toy. Turning it on was a breeze. Enabling wireless, oh, took about 55 minutes. A short time into this endeavour I relented and sought the instruction manual, which was no where to be found. Apparently Acer don’t ship instruction manuals.

Oh well, it all ended well, and I’m now acquainting myself with my new toy which should help me keep my schedule more under control. And I have to say that surfing with Minimo is a very interesting and eye opening experience – since viewing my own site on a small screen device I’ve decided it’s not very mobile friendly, and installed a very nice WordPress Mobile plug-in.

A big Thank You

Well all that’s left to say is a very big thanks to Pat and colleagues for their incredibly kind gift. I hope we have the opportunity to meet up when I head down to Cork later this month.

(I wonder if I’ll meet the nice Cork web design guy?)

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  1. I’m a proud owner of HTC Himalaya. It is rather old model, but if you want some advices mail me. I will help you

    Comment by Sailor — March 5, 2007 @ 9:03 pm

  2. That sounds like a nice little toy.
    My favourite logo was the middle earth lego set which featured dragons and swords and all that lark. The pirates were class too. I wish I still had mine :(

    Comment by Cormac — March 6, 2007 @ 10:14 am

  3. Congratulations Richard. Well deserved and a great gift from Pat. I have to say, he’s dealing with his controversy in the US better than I could ever hope to. I applaud him.

    I was only speaking with friends yesterday about lego. Do you remember the legoland that used to be Clearys? :)

    Comment by Dave Davis — March 6, 2007 @ 3:40 pm

  4. I do indeed. I was a real Lego buff. Had a tonne of the stuff.

    Best toy ever IMO.

    Comment by Richard Hearne — March 6, 2007 @ 4:56 pm

  5. I usually throw away the instruction booklet anyways, then end up wrecking the house next day looking for it
    Glad you are enjoying it, well deserved
    I will unfortunately miss you in Cork, I have been invited to spring VON by Jeff Pulver and will be making the long trip across the Atlantic again to San Jose
    Do you know where it is :-)
    Cant get that bloody tune out of my head since I got the invitation.

    Comment by Pat Phelan — March 6, 2007 @ 7:04 pm

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