Nokia Sucks

In May I wrote about running Django on a mobile phone. That was in theory. But, after todays Macworld Keynote, turns out that soon you can do it for real.

Apple’s new iPhone runs on OS X. That means it can run Python. And that means that it can run Django, too. How cool is that! By the way, Nokia being Finnish company, our crown jewl, Finns tend to follow the mobile trends quite actively. In Finland a very large percentage of phones are sold withouth a contract so we’re used to high prices too. For example, I paid 720 euros (about $860) for my Nokia N93, about a week after it was published (now it costs about 600 euros). Compared to iPhone, selling $499 and $599 with two year contract in US, my relatively new Nokia seems now like totally useless piece of crap. Sure, it’s not any less good today than it was yesterday, but after seeing what Apples first mobile phone can do, I’m ashamed of being a Finn.

I mean, come on! Nokia has been developing nothing but mobile phones (and other technology involving mobile communication) for more than a decade, and the best that they can do is what? N95? Oh my. Need to go to sauna. Now.

Update: Turns out that my odd desire to run Django on a mobile phone doesn’t happen with iPhone, either. You cannot install or make your own apps for it. Which sucks. Need to go to sauna. Again.

Something to Think About

From Wikipedia:

The Darfur conflict is an ongoing armed conflict in the Darfur region of western Sudan, mainly between the Janjaweed, a militia group recruited from the tribes of the Abbala (camel-herding Arabs), and the non-Baggara people (mostly land-tilling tribes) of the region. The Sudanese government, while publicly denying that it supports the Janjaweed, has provided arms and assistance and has participated in joint attacks with the group, systematically targeting the Fur, Zaghawa, and Massaleit ethnic groups in Darfur. The conflict began in July 2003.

Estimated number of deaths in the conflict have ranged from 50,000 to 450,000. Most NGOs use 400,000, a figure from the Coalition for International Justice that has since been cited by the United Nations.

The mass media have described the conflict as both “ethnic cleaning” and “genocide”.

The Darfur Wall is a site where You can help. It shows 400 000 numbers, each representing one killed person in the Darfur genocide. “Donate one dollar or more to turn a number from dark gray to brilliant white and honor one lost life. 100% of the proceeds go to four Darfur relief organizations.”

Peaceful Holidays.