Been A Shitty Day @ Work

Not a good day to be an HOD in the office. Issues at the office has been escalated to the higher level and the GM got involved. He basically sent us an email asking for us to be available for a video conference at 3pm, which then got moved to a 5pm slot. He then proceeded to blast us – HODs of Ops, Quality, WFM & Training (me).

He knows that there are personal & professional issues within us and we have been told on many occassions to stop all that and work as a team. Problem is that Ops wants everything their way and WFM is like Ops pet dog. That leaves Quality & Training. We have to fight to get things done and many a times we don’t get to do what we are supposed to do only because of the incapabilities of the others. And we bear the brunt of it!

Damn this rubbish!!

OpenBeak Former Known As TwitterBerry

One of the first applications that I looked forward to downloading & installing on my BlackBerry, once I got my internet services up & running, was TwitterBerry. TwitterBerry, as some of you might know, is an application software or app created to use Twitter on your BlackBerry phone.

Well last night when I did a search on my phone for TwitterBerry I saw that the creators of the app, Orangatame Software, had changed the name of the app to OpenBeak. According to the website:

OpenBeak is mobile client for posting updates to Twitter. It works over the data network, so you don’t need to use SMS. OpenBeak is the evolution of TwitterBerry, and gives a name that allows the app to grow beyond both the Twitter platform and BlackBerry smartphones.

Well, although I think that TwitterBerry was a much cooler name, this app is very cool. Here are the features:

  • Post updates to Twitter, including a character countdown from 140 characters
  • One-click access to view friends timelines, replies, your favorites, your own timeline, and the public timeline
  • Post pictures to Zannel, TwitPic, Twitgoo, or yfrog
  • Take a picture with a one-click embedded camera (BlackBerry® Device Software version 4.6+)
  • Reply to tweets from each timeline view
  • Send and receive direct messages
  • Mark tweets as favorites
  • Notification icon that indicates the number of unread messages, like new emails or missed calls (BlackBerry® Device Software version 4.6+)
  • Cache all avatar images to internal memory, thus saves network access and helps faster loading
  • Search Twitter with a keyword or from a list of currently trending topics
  • Active text recognition of @usernames and #hashtags
  • New Setup wizard
  • Two modes of list views: a “fixed height” view and a “variable height” view