It was quite an eventful Christmas this year, and I want to thank all of you who sent emails following my car accident on Boxing Day. Yes, I am alright – just a tad shook up because no-one had bothered gritting and I completely lost all control. The car is still in a police pound and I can’t get at it due to the Christmas / New Year opening times. Having no transport is a right pain in the arse, but after some phone calls to the insurance company they’ve finally let me have this Astra thing. The snow on Christmas Day looked all pretty and nice until I ended up spinning on the stuff the next day! (Oh, check out my latest blog post for more hilarious(!) car antics).
So anyway, with the New Year just around the corner I wanted to tell you about the stuff coming to CoolSmartPhone in 2005. Firstly, the login system will be overhauled so it’s cookie-based (then you don’t have to keep logging in) plus – looking at traffic stats and loading on this server, we’ll need to find a new home. Why ? Well, at the time of writing there are 487 users on this site, and there’s upwards to 250 Gigs of bandwidth flowing out monthly. CoolSmartPhone needs more memory, more speed, more space, more power and an even bigger content management system to keep up with this loading. Personally, I have never been in charge of a site this big – it’s collosal, and still growing at an unbelievable rate. These changes will happen soon, and I’ll keep you all updated on how things go.
I also want to ensure that we get more prizes and competitions coming your way too. Also, I’ll hopefully have the review of the MiTAC Mio 8390 online soon along with some accessories for your Smartphone! Keep it locked to CoolSmartPhone, and don’t forget to contribute your work – be it articles (reviews, tweaks etc), news (gossip, press releases) or downloads by logging in and clicking the appropriate buttons. Like I’m always saying, you guys make the site what it is. Here’s to 2005!