Day: February 27, 2004

  • More on the Nokia 9500

    Forum Nokia has some documentation about the Nokia 9500 and Series 80 in addition to the SDKs and emulators.  The Series 80 UI Style Guide is designed for programmers, but sheds quite a bit of light on the inner workings on the newly revamed Series 80.  There is quite a bit of information about how native apps behave.

    There is also an IPv6 guide for hardcore Symbian C++ programmers.

    The most up to date information can be found at the Forum Nokia Series 80 page.  If you have not already, check out my Nokia 9500 roundup and my look at the Nokia 9500 emulator.

  • The End of an Era: Herzog to Leave Redskins Broadcast

    Washington Post (free reg required as of a couple of weeks ago.  There goes one of the last newspaper free reg BS holdouts):

    Frank Herzog, the longtime play-by-play voice of the Washington Redskins, was bounced from one of the NFL’s most popular local radio announcing teams yesterday. Sonny Jurgensen and Sam Huff will remain as team broadcasters, but Herzog will be replaced by veteran broadcaster Larry Michael.

    This is really sad for Redskins fans.  When I was growing up, it was standard practice to turn the TV to whichever station had the Redskins broadcast and then tune the radio to WMAL, the oldskool home of Sonny, Sam, and Frank.  Frank’s play-by-play was always better than the TV coverage.

    Years later I found myself doing the same thing: turning on the TV and immediately muting it.  I had to tune the radio to WJFK (the new home of Redskins Radio), but on the other end of the dial was the same old Sonny, Sam and Frank of my childhood.

    Frank is still on staff at WUSA 9, but I for one am going to miss him over the audible air waves.