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#60319 24-Apr-2010 09:49
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I have been trawling through the net loking for ideas around setting up a wirelesss media server and the using the Nexus One on XT. Geekzone was pretty consistent in most of my "googling".
So I thought I'd join up and be able to actually ask questions of my superiors and not just trawl through endless threads for the answers I need.

Born and bred in Southland, went to senior school (5th to 7th form) in Dunedin and Otago University. Then I went to London for a years. My Cousin was working over there at the time as an IT geek so I had a bit of an intro to geekdom through him. Came back to NZ and worked on the Farm and did some Agri-contracting work (dipping sheep, spraying paddocks) for a while then moved to Wellington and got  job at BNZ. Moved down to Invercargill a couple of years later and currently work in the business banking side of things down here.

I have a PS3 hooked up through my Amp to the TV (all Sony set-up) and a Vaio that is a cople of years old but is still in pretty good nick. 1Tb HDD is full-ish (about 160Gb free) and hooks up to a laptop and can send info to the PS3 (had to download ps3mediaserver for this). But from what I read this will not work well for HD movies and I wil need to hardwire the connection. I should be getting the HDD back today as the same cousin as mentioned before has been loading some more media onto it for me (all legal as far as I know). So I can see how well the stream is over the network after that, I already know that FF and RWD are dodgy at the best of times when doing this but I'm more interested in sound and picture quality.

I have a Nokia E75, does the job, have a bit of trouble with my GMail a/c (found some info on this and have amended the settings but still no joy in retrieving emails. My cousin has an Iphone (on XT, same as me) and thinks it is the greatest gadget ever, all down to the inerface in his opinion. I unwittingly proved his point when he handed it to me and asked me to make a send a txt to my phone. I did this without any hassel and he said that it was a bit of proof that this was one of the most user friendly devices ever. I really don't like Apple, probably for the same reasons I'm not an Apple fan for the same reason I'm not a Nike fan. Both are more about marketing now than the product. There were MP3 players before the Ipod and touchscreen devices before the Ipod touch (add a phone to the touch and you get the Iphone) But there marketing campaign was foused on playing on peoples inner consumer.
I am looking at the Nexus One at the moment the next toy to replace the nokia but not sure about getting it to work on XT. I know it has the right frequency but the setting that need to be amended might be an issue. I went to the telecom store in Invers and was told that some imported phones get an auto txt from telecom to change there settings but some don't. I was alos told that t'com are looking at  bringing in more Android phones through the year........but that sounded like a bit of a line.

anywho, cheers for reading.

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  #323350 27-Apr-2010 04:05
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welcome to Geekzone

that would be an ecumenical matter

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  #323363 27-Apr-2010 07:24
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Welcome to Geekzone :D


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  #323366 27-Apr-2010 07:32
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Welcome to GZ, very thorough introduction!

I'm a little lost though, hwo is sending a text proof of the UI ease of use? Its dead easy to send a text on any device I've ever used, perhaps he needs to set the bar a little higher to prove ease of use? It is a user friendly UI of course, just that particular example is hardly what I would call the best example of that!

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  #323825 27-Apr-2010 19:00
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True, not the best example, but he's not the best geek......

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