Sunday, April 19, 2009

Qik on the Blackberry Storm

I have fooled around with this app for the last few days and it has the potential to be really good. It is not true live streaming on the Blackberry Storm. It may say it is live, but it doesn't actually start uploading until after you stop the recording on the device (which is not truly live).

The version I had was 0.1.4 and I played around with some of the settings - it only gave me a choice of CDMA or to do nothing in the upload options. I decided to check and see if there was a newer version. I downloaded again and it was 0.1.8 - this gave me the 3G option finally. However, the speed of upload did not improve at all - still extremely slow in my opinion. Also, I had a couple of fewer choices in the menu and the application would not close at all. I have to do a battery pull each time I open the app even if I don't record a video.

Without a doubt it could be the OS I am running - it is a Hybrid - still the app would shut down properly before the upgrade, so that has me baffled. Finally, if you are lacking in device memory, it is nearly impossible to run this app because it brings the entire phone to a screeching halt if you try to navigate with it open (thus the constant battery pull).
I wrote about this on the Comments section for the announcement of the release of a Storm version.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I Love This Skit...

I have probably watched this 20 times, but I think it is one of the funniest things I have ever seen...

Monday, April 13, 2009

Crazy Monday

So far this morning it has taken almost 2 hours for my e-mail to get settled, although I still don't think it is working correctly. Normally, Mondays are pretty wild anyway, but when you add a week of Spring Break on top of major Thunderstorms, all you-know-what breaks loose. Now that my e-mail seems to be straightened out, it is extremely slow. We have about 10 schools that have either lost power completely or have no network connectivity nor phones. Plus, if all of this stuff wasn't enough, people are having trouble logging into Active Directory based authentication applications not realizing that it is all related (and therefore my phone is ringing off the hook). Not to mention that the lights keep flickering making the battery backups click and beep each time it happens. Perhaps I will be able to get something done by lunch time today?!?!