At the risk of saying something obvious, but the Exeter Ikea seems to have got big!
A small sample of the balloons we blew up for the The Little Ones Birthday.
Two Hundred and Twelve this year, between myself, my brother in law, and the Little One saying yes… it looks like we’re planning for more next year…
When I sat down to write plans for my (going to be) 5 year olds birthday…
Anything I should have added?
Had a chance to try out The Tea on The Tea on The Green (on The Exeter Cathedral Green) earlier this afternoon.
There seems to be loads of options for Gluten Free eating, I can recommend the pasty – and the chips I stole from the Little One tasted amazing.
Walked past the new Exeter Ikea earlier. Seems far bigger then when I was last here.
In case you don’t have an interest in all things iPhone, it has been 10 years since the original iPhone was released. Personally it doesn’t feel that long since we either had small… phones in our pockets, or were struggling with the bulkier smart phones of the time (Windows Mobile anyone?)
To celebrate the tenth anniversary, Three UK offered to sent me an old school iPhone handset. With the challenge to use the iPhone 3G for three days instead of my iPhone7.
“Why not?” I figured?
Installing Apps On The iPhone 3G
Its kinda small and cute to hold, in fact I found I could lose it in my pocket. (How long has it been since you said you could do that?) All nice, and cute to start with. I then powered it up and got installing apps.
Step 1 was navigating the old school app store, which simply felt slow and laggy to use. To the extent that some images were not loading. My attempts to download apps (once I got there) were mostly met with notifications advising me to download old versions. This didn’t seem to do the trick.
No matter, what I did I couldn’t log into my Twitter / Snapfeed accounts.
The good news was that Facebook let me log in… but. My word it was slow, and it only seemed to let me load one page of my newsfeed – and that was all.
So no. I must say didn’t use this particular phone exclusively.
Using The Internet On The iPhone 3G
Slow on 3G
Slow on my wifi.
Interesting reminder into how different the web must have looked 10 years ago…
iPhone 3G Camera Verses The iPhone 7 Camera
Its OK, I knew this wasn’t going to be a massively fair fight, so i thought I would get out and about around here, to find different conditions I could take pictures in.
The Group of Trees
I stumbled into this group of tree’s that can be found in our local field. I’d never found them before, and figured it would make a good test for the two cameras.
The Train Line
My attempt at going somewhere with a bit more light.
I decided to give the iPhone 3g as much light as I could.
Sadly it seemed to struggle to focus on multiple objects.
What is Good With The 3G?
There were some positive highlights from the trip back in time. For one, the default map app STILL WORKS! And powered by Google Maps. AND kept up to date…
But my personal highlight must be playing… Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D!
He does appear to be doing a bizarre dance – don’t take the mick out the graphics too much, it was impressive at the time!
The More Things Change..?
With all my qualms about speed and photo detail set to one side, using the iPhone 3G reminded me of Apples focus on user design. The fact that they’ve not made any massive design changes to the iOS shows that if you can use one iPhone, the chances are you can use any iPhone.
Holding the old Phone in my hands, I could help but wonder.
The iPhone 3G used to be cutting edge. What is phone technology going to look like in ten years time?
And considering the difficulty I using current apps, what will the above progress mean to the people that get left behind?
Star Trek Discovery is coming soon to Netflix!
Perhaps its the geek part of me.
Maybe its the part of me that quite likes the more action oriented Star Trek Movies.
It could be the concept of Jason Isaacs as the Captain?
Or maybe I just have a thing for Netflix?
But stuff the whole Klingon looking different – I’m looking forward to this…
Been feeling rough this week, so here’s a little moment from the Bank Holiday Monday.
This was taken while walking down a busy path away from the beach in Exmouth. This little guy was all too happy to pose for a photo.
The Little Explorer, upon finding himself face to face with the ice cream from Orange Elephant, decided to jump straight in.
You know when you walk an interesting looking path, but you never really see it because you’re just so used to walking that way?
It may have been the light, but I’ve walked past this path hundreds of times.
I’ve only just really seen it this week.