Ghost

Hello there. I've decided to switch my (long-dead) blog's platform from Hugo to self-hosted Ghost instance. There was lot to like with Hugo, it being in my opinion one of the most flexible and easy-to-setup static-site generators. Hugo embraces the command-line and pure markdown plaintext files. But as I've mostly…

Iconic

On Monday 3th of June, Apple released the anticipated and highly speculated iOS 7. The OS used by tens of millions people around the globe received a massive visual overhaul. Many agree that iOS from 1.0 (called iPhone OS back then) all the way through 6.0 had remained…

Backpedaling on the Metro UI

Mary Jo Foley: Reports from a couple of different forums from this past weekend raised the possibility that Microsoft might be moving toward allowing users to skip booting into the Metro-Style Start menu and instead start their PCs in desktop mode. (Winbeta.org noted the thread about this on April…

Relaunch

Welcome to the redesigned Kutomo. I have not been blogging for a good while, partly because I have wanted to redesign and rethink the whole thing, and partly because I’m just a lazy writer. My old blog had been running on Tumblr since 2008. Tumblr as a platform has…

iPhone 5 - First Impressions

After few hours of using the brand-spanking-new iPhone 5 (black 16 GB) here are some of the first things I’ve noticed. Most of these are in comparison to my old iPhone 4. Tallphone is tall. I hope iPhone wont get bigger display than this. I can reach the top…

N9

Nokia N9 is a gorgeous looking phone challenging even iPhone 4 in elegance. And the N9’s software (Meego Harmattan OS) is really designed to go along with the hardware. I had chance to play briefly with Lumia 800, the first Windows Phone 7 device from Nokia. It had essentially…

Nokia N9 - Human Interaction

I encourage to watch at least the first 10-15 mins of the presentation (then the marketing speech takes over). Marko Ahtisaari's speech about ‘Patterns of Human Interaction’ at Copenhagen Design Week from Nokia Danmark on Vimeo. I agree on the thoughts of Marko Ahtisaari how touch…

Windows 8

Microsoft is giving a sneak-peek of Windows 8 on their YouTube channel. So instead of expanding Windows Phone 7 OS to also support tablets/slates, Microsoft slaps new GUI layer on top of bulky desktop Windows OS. I am not sure if this is a smart move… Regardless the new…

Markdown

I recently became a huge fan of Markdown. It’s “a text-to-HTML conversion tool” designed for web writers (and casual amateur bloggers 😉). Tumblr the blogging service which I’m using for Kutomo has even native support for Markdown syntax. I’ll try to post more about Markdown and related writing…