Saturday, 12 May 2007
DadHacker Needs to be Mobile
Now that #1 son is nearly five my home laptop is prety much taken up full time with his computer games and #2 son who is just two, but when asked answers for "three", has started taking over the aging home desktop to copy #1. That leaves me with little room to code at home and I didn't want to mess about on my work laptop. My attempted solution to the problem was to travel as light as possible. Free time being scarce for the DadHacker I wanted to have a way of coding as easily as possible to fill in any time-gap. In the hope of doing this I've got myself a Nokia E61 phone. It has a QWERTY keyboard, gameboy-thumbs style, runs the symbian os and also has a python interpreter that runs right on the phone. Thinking that just coding on the phone might not be enough I also got myself a linux virtual private server running debian thaty I can ssh to from the phone. Next step is to figure out just how much I can get done with my thumbs alone.