[This is part of the Android Diary.] Pocket-escapism, batteries, and ssh.
Item: The phone is dense; heavy for its size. Its faces are smooth, some gently curved. All of which means that it’s a first-rate pocket escaper. Many will slip it into an upper vest or jacket pocket if they’ve got one. (I initially wrote “many men”; I wonder if that’s fair?) Anyhow, if you do this, then when you bend over, that phone is gonzo unless the pocket has a flap and it’s fastened. I’m on the road and it’s already slyly vanished into two suitcases I was unpacking.
Item: The battery generally sucks. What with being on our honeymoon, I’m using it pretty heavily. Also I’m out in the country with an occasional half-bar of cell network, so it’s probably burning quite a few milliwatts searching. But still, it ought to get through a whole day without needing a recharge, and it doesn’t. It does seem to recharge pretty fast, though.
Connectbot is seriously
cool; it’s an ssh client that seems,
near as I can tell, to Just Work. I’ve already been to
a couple of times for administrative chores. For my next trick, I need
to figure out how to ssh into the phone.