As Jabber does not seem appropriate for a SMS-replacement (the clients just don’t to survive connection changes from wifi->3g, 3g->E, etc.) i’ve been looking for something different. E-Mail is nice, just the shortest polling-interval of 15minutes is not suited for realtime communication. So – theres Push Email (meaning the iPhone will hold a HTTP connection to some server open all the time and the server writes something to that stream as soon as a new mail arrives) for various services including Microsoft Exchange and GMail. How about you hosting a own server since you don’t want to give away all your data? No problem – either use one of the tons of commercial servers supporting Push or use Z-Push with your favorite IMAP and SMTP server.
I recently got me a iPhone for tinkering, development (i’ve got a few nice ideas) and general nerdism. I’ve run into a few problems syncing my PIM (stuff like Contacts, Tasks, etc.) – especially since i use GNU/Linux which is no platform to run iTunes. Pictures and Music is no Problem as gtkpod and the like support the iPhone. Just the important stuff does not work out nicely.
Plushies, everybody loves plushies
So we’ve been busy sewing a few of them. Unfortunately we haven’t quite gotten to the idea of blogging and being all Web 2.0 at the first plushies, so no pictures of them.
Okay so what do we have here?
My first selfmade plushie pattern turned out to be the original character bunny-thingie of a friend. (Hey, I don’t have any website to link back to give you credit! If I see you again sometime I’ll gladly give this one to you.) This first try actually turned out all right, so here’s my first tutorial.
You’re going to use this stitch many times if you make plushies, usually used for closing after you’ve stuffed them. It’s made of awesome. I plan to write a more detailed description this stitch in the future but these pictures have to suffice for now. You can google it in the meantime. Like this (click … Read moreLadder Stitch