I'm still in watch and wait mode - being torn between the iPhone 3GS and a BlackBerry device.
I partly want to own an iPhone just to be part of the iPhone phenomena - not to mention use the device that has totally changed the landscape of mobile communication.
I also really admire the BlackBerry devices. I noticed a few reviews for the new BlackBerry Tour - and thought 'oh that's nice'. Great specs - a refinement of the BlackBerry World Edition and Bold all rolled up into one - and then the bottom fell out. No WiFi. ? WTF? Here’s a good review of the Tour.
Still waiting and watching....
Charles Petzold’s book, Applications = Code + Markup - received some critical press for not being very pretty. And it’s true that there’s a lot of text and code listings but (and as you’ll see below), he was methodical.
As per the syllabus – there are four compulsory modules, two optional modules and a final project. A module is really a course, composed of roughly ten units, and lasts the full academic year – from October to the final exam in May. Here’s a description of the compulsory modules (accurate as of 2008/09 academic year) along with my two chosen optional modules.
Well I figured since the RC was generally available – I’d test the upgrade process from Windows Vista to Windows 7. I chose my ThinkPad T61p as the victim. This is my fully loaded portable dev environment including BitLocker encrypted volumes - and I was a little sceptical at first. A new OS usually means re-paving the machine, but I thought I’d try the upgrade and see how it went.