I'm on vacation, so I'm writing some less, um, in-depth posts. Hopefully. Like this one:
I've gotten bored waiting in lines, on airplanes, etc., and I thought it would be a fun way to waste time if I could program my phone.
I wanted to be able to do it without a PC, just with the phone itself. And I didn't want to do it over the network (i.e., edit some code, send it off to a web page or network app to compile, run, etc., and return results, even thought that could be a fun way to tinker when you're on a good connection).
I thought there must be some kind of compiler or interpreter for my Blackberry or, now, Blackjack. And yes, I know, if I had a real Linux phone, then I could just download any tools I wanted. But Linux smartphones with QWERTY keyboards are hard to come by.
Goofy? Kinda. But it keeps me out of trouble.