Hmm in reverse order,
"Hmmm, Movable Type ate my blog entry."
As teacher would say, in that frosty "Miss Broadie" voice,
"Mr Schneier do not make unbelievable excuses, you have failed to submit your work on time, go and sit at the back"... 8)
@ Maybe Rich Wilson,
"And Clive didn't link his name either. Clive on a mobile device or ..... fake Clive?"
Well I hope not "fake" that would never do, but the little mobile device I have been using for nearly 18months is getting really slow and the battery does not hold much of a charge. So due to this and the fact I've managed to get mobile broadband to work (using a strange lash up of a 600-2700Mhz Log Periodic Dipole Array connected to a patch antenna glued onto the broadband dongle). I'm starting to use my Acer Aspire One Netbook which I've loaded Linux onto (I really like the Acer I've the dark blue one and the nurses and other YL's I've met all think it looks more like a fashion accessory than anything Apple make 8)
Which brings me onto,
"I guess its the tiny keyboard on that phone."
Unless I can find a replacement I like then in a few days I will be migrating from the mobile to the Linux netbook and broadband, which has a "spull chequer" in the Firefox browser (weirdly it thinks firefox is spelled incorrectly, go figure...).
So sadly some of my more entertaining typos will be a thing of the past. But... do not forget there is that wonderful little problem of write/right spelling wrong word that you get with these "light/lite" spell checkers so you might still not have a quiet/quite life from my typos, then of course I could change from the UK dictionary to the US dictionary just to "colourize" things a bit 8)
Oh and if anybody is thinking of getting a broad band modem the size of a USB pen drive "FGS Don't" they are rubbish (especially the ZTE MF627 from 3G in the UK) Basically the antenna inside is a folded up bit of track in a plastic block and it's less use than a piece of damp string the same length.
Get yourself one of the phones with a built in modem and USB connector they have a much larger antenna don't over heat and you can (in the UK) get some very good rates.
"Why not train spotting?"
Well I'm assuming you do not live in the UK let us say that here train spotters in the traditional sense (not as in the film) are often used as figures of satire depicted as having issues with sartorial elegance, personal hygiene, diet and the opposite sex....
You can see a "girly night out" on a Friday after work, the girls from the office are starting to dish the dirt on the men in their lives. You have Samantha who's shall we say quite popular with the lads in the office because they think she has "talent" (though the boss thinks she's not the brightest light bulb in the corridor) and Annabell who looks like a mouse on top of a bean pole with long brown hair and glasses and the lads in the office are more likely to hang their coats on her than say good morning (the boss hardly notices her except for the fact she gets just about anything done quickly and above all quietly).
Samantha : Hey Annabell I hear you've got a feller at last, what's his name?
Annabell (embarrassed) : Kevin he's really sweet.
Samantha : What's he like doing?
Annabell (self consciously) : Well you know bloke things he tinkers with old motor bikes and the like.
Samantha (with a smirk) : So he's good at stripping down to the basics then?
Annabell (goes bright red) : err emm I suppose so.
Samantha (with suggestive movements) : So you going to bring him up the club tomorrow night then?
Annabell (without thinking) : No he's in Crew tomorrow train spotting
Samantha (regurgitates her BMW up through her nose and nearly collapses with a fit of giggles as she gasps out) : Did you say he's a train spotter?
As they say "not much street cred"...