Sunday Funnies: Using a smart phone as a diagnostic tool

George Herbert george.herbert at
Sun Feb 27 20:29:20 CST 2011

Related topic - ACM's CHIMIT (Computer Human Interfaces for the
Management of Information Technology) workshop 2010 was co-located
with the Usenix LISA conference this year
(; I was on a panel discussion on
mobile devices in system administration.

This topic and the workshop could use more networking people participation.

On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 6:00 PM, Jay Ashworth <jra at> wrote:
> Do you have a smartphone?  Blackberry?  iPhone?  Android?
> Do you use it as a technical tool in your work, either for accessing
> devices or testing connectivity -- or something else?
> If so, what kind of phone, and what (if you don't mind letting on) are
> your magic apps for this sort of work?
> (My motivation?  Well, um, Lee, I'm looking at buying an HTC Thunderbolt,
> if everyone can get their thumbs out, and I want to get a feeling for
> the lanscape, if you'll pardon the pun. :-)
> Cheers,
> -- jra

-george william herbert
george.herbert at

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