Category Archives: Mobile Blogging

For @jiminy102

For @jiminy102, originally uploaded by Tink*~*~*. 13 Jun ’09, 3.08pm EDT PST

Still in Germany!

For “steinbecke”, after her Sanibel vacation

For "steinbecke", after her Sanibel vacation, originally uploaded by Tink*~*~*. 1 Jun ’09, 7.07pm EDT PST

πŸ™‚ To keep you safe on your drive home after spending a month on Sanibel, I’m having your beer for you. It’s the least I could do – anything for a friend.

And in case he’s reading, a shout-out to my fave former “extreme blonde” πŸ˜‰ I think a beer called Beach Bum could only taste this good in Southwest Florida. And the guy on the bottle sorta looks like you circa Spring 1978.

Sanibel causeway sad lane

Sanibel causeway sad lane, originally uploaded by Tink*~*~*. 25 May ’09, 8.58pm EDT PST

Awesome day with friend vacationing on Sanibel – screen name "steinbecke". We gabbed over brunch for several hours, and gabbed for several more hours hours sitting on the beach with cold Coronas. And then we went shelling for a couple of hours. We found great stuff in the tidal pool. I found a LIVE alphabet cone, and there were lots of live olives too, something I’ve personally never witnessed before. What an awesome day!

*cough* *wheeze* *etc*

This post is sticky – scroll down for today’s mobile photo blogging

It’s official – I’m sick!Β  Boy does this suck.Β  I let myself sleep late and now I’m going in search of brunch.Β  The sore throat is gone and now we are up to the part where you lie on one side and you get cement on that side of your face.Β  So you turn over and lie on the other side, and the cement slowly transfers itself to that side.Β  If you catch it at the right moment, just as it is crossing over, you can probably manage to expel it via Kleenex, but then more cement just comes to take its place.

Even though this pretty much sucks, I’m still going to the Magic Kingdom today.Β  I will probably take it very easy and just dig the atmosphere and sunshine.Β  It is 73* here in Orlando at the moment.Β  Hopefully the weather will remain pleasant.

OK, that’s it for now.Β  Brunch, and then Magic Kingdom.Β  See ya real soon!

First post using crackberry

EDITING AFTERWARD – ok FINALLY I have forced this mofo to post to the blog. I had to do it via email. It doesn’t want to do SMS or MMS like my other phone/account used to. That’s fine, just so long as the posts get here.

I have to mess with it to ensure that the photos arrive in Picasa Web Albums at 600×800 and also that they post here with the good ol’ “s800” instead of “s400” (I just messed with this one to make it 800, but I won’t be able to do that while I’m mobile.

Sacrificing live chicken to the Blogger gods…..
Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

The Teach asked a question about photo size

src=””I’m hoping the above line will post as text and not as a photo! This is part of the code from when I posted the photo of the Crackberry the other day.When I mobile blog, the photos are going to show up small, usually. But when I am blogging photos from my computer’s hard drive, I resize them to 800×600 before I upload them. Still, blogger will usually post them small, initially – no matter if I check small, medium or large. I don’t really know why they give you the small, medium or large option if they are just going to post them tiny…. but you can fight back, dammit! :DSee the part in the line of code that says “/s400/” ? After I upload a photo to a post in Blogger, if the photo posted tiny, I edit the post – I switch to the Edit Html tab, find that S400 part, and change the 4 to an 8. That gets them back to the 800×600 that I intendedSee, I selected “large” and it still posted small! But I’m going to change the 4 to an 8 now, and see what happens –Glass bowls filled with sea shells found on Sanibel Island, including true tulips, banded tulips, Florida horse conchs, lightening whelks, king's crowns, moon snail, nutmeg shell, alphabet cone and many others.Now that’s more like it! BTW, these containers of shells are sitting on top of my piano, and that’s a bust of Wagner. I don’t really care an awful lot for Wagner, but he was sitting on my grandfather’s piano my entire life, so when my grandfather passed on, I took old Richard home with me.I hope this explains the photo size thing in Blogger. I don’t really know a lot of Html, but that size thing was driving me batty, so I experimented and eventually figured it out.

I guess I should explain about the Crackberry…

Why A Blackberry Curve TITANIUM Arrived On My Doorstep This Morning

  1. I have T-Mobile for my cell service carrier. While out on the Sound or on Sanibel/Captiva, I sometimes have NO bars at all while friends with AT&T have lots of bars.
  2. I have a Motorola RIZR. It’s blue, it’s small, and I like it. However, here in the USA, I cannot use it to get on the internet. No, not T-Mobile’s narrow little version of the internet – the REAL internet.
  3. The RIZR has served me well for mobile photo blogging. However it only has a 2 megapixel camera with no flash. Now, the camera does not do a bad job at all in full sunlight, but even in full sunlight I still have to carry the Cannon PowerShot G5 to get better shots of things.
  4. The RIZR also has a standard 9-key pad from which to send text messages. It takes a while, partially because I suck at texting and partially because the key pad is not qwerty.
  5. The Nokia N95 has a 5 megapixel camera and can get on the net. The REAL net. However, i don’t believe it has a qwerty keypad. Two outta three ain’t bad. In addition to the N95, there are other phones out there that are now sporting 5 megapixel or more cameras.
  6. The Nokia N95 and other Nokia phones and other G3 phones work with AT&T
  7. I called AT&T. I found they were having a “sale” – refurbished Blackberry Curve, which can get on the net and has a qwerty keypad, but does not have a worse camera than I already have for mobile blogging (it’s 2 megapixels, too), for the low, low price of $29.99 !!!!!
  8. The girl that was helping me, a nice NOO YAWKA, figured out a way to help me keep my current NY cell phone number. That was the ultimate deal breaker, and she figured out a way to make it happen. So I signed up!

There. Now you know everything! This particular person is going to see to my activation personally; the right strings have to be pulled because of keeping the NY number – and she’s not on duty again until Saturday morning, so I won’t be up and running on the Crackberry until tomorrow sometime. Wish me luck!