Android O2 Mms Settings (How-To)

Android O2 Mms Settings
My Samsung Galaxy S2 has been failing to receive picture messages (MMS) since I flashed it with CyanogenMod a few months back. Not a big deal, but it was kind of annoying. No amount of fiddling with the APN settings seemed to help, and I was at a loss. Along came ‘Tweakker’ a free android app that promised to correct my settings. And it did. First time. I rebooted my phone, and the picture message I had received earlier in the morning downloaded immediately! Worth a shot if you flash custom roms, or your settings just flat out do not...

3ds Circle Pad Pro Review (Gaming)

3ds Circle Pad Pro Review
I have pretty big hands, because I’m a pretty big guy. I love my DSi XL for this reason: it’s the most comfortable handheld console I’ve ever owned. I played three hours straight of Dragon Quest on it the other evening. The 3DS is completely different: it makes my hands cramp within half an hour of playing. This is more prevalent in games that use the shoulder buttons such as Mario Kart 7, than it simpler controlled games such as Pushmo. At the beginning of January I was going to order a Nyko Power Grip for around £30 from the...

Day 5 Of Reduced Caffeine

So nearly a week has passed with energy drinks! I did have Lucozade Cola at lunch today which apparently contained 0.012% caffeine or some small amount but I’m not going to count that. I didn’t have a red bull or monster, relentless or rockstar! Pretty proud of myself! I’m actually pretty tired now which is nice, time to go read a book (A Game of Thrones!) or play a game (Dragon Quest IX!) before I crash. [ I even got a free thermos (it’s red by the way!) at work today, neato. I filled it with ice water for bed...

Day 3 Of Reduced Caffeine

Ouch. I think I realised I had a problem after I took this photo at the university library the other week. I was probably drinking an average of 1 to 2 cans of various energy drinks daily. (Rockstar Guava is the best energy drink ever. No debating.) It’s never caused me much problems until this week. It just continued the vicious cycle which crashed and burnt spectacularly this week. Withdrawal fucking sucks. Remind me never to take hard drugs, kthx. After my late night library sessions earlier in the week I drastically (subconsciously, I think) cut back on my caffeine...

Apple Airport Express And The Case Of The Wrong Region (How-To)

Apple Airport Express And The Case Of The Wrong Region
My Airport Express has been used for about six months via ethernet to stream audio, but recently I moved stuff around and had a tidy up and now my wireless signal in my room is (now, was) rubbish. Initially I tried reconfiguring it to be a wireless access point, but nothing I could do would make it work. There was apparently no wireless signal being transmitted. Digging around the configuration pages in Airport Utility it seemed my Airport Express thought it was a US unit, those being the only countries available to select in wireless settings. I was informed this...

Crunchbang Linux (linux)

Crunchbang Linux
I’ve made space on my PC this week for Linux, in particular Crunchbang. I still dual boot into Windows for games, and currently for Skype as it doesn’t seem to like my microphone very much. Other than that, everything set itself up with minimal fuss. The installer asked if I wanted OpenOffice, and Dropbox took a minor bit of configuration to get going but seems to be pretty stable. Popoplug took a little more configuration but not more than about five minutes and now it starts itself automatically on login. My PC is so much faster at the things I...

89 Kindle (gadgets)

I’ve had my shiny new kindle for a week now, and having upgraded from a (somewhat) ancient Sony PRS-505 I’m much happier for it. The screen refreshes that much quicker, it doesn’t flash to black on every page turn and some of the bargains I’ve found in the Kindle eBook store are amazing. Tom Reynold’s sequel to his book Blood, Sweat and Tea about the London Ambulance Service is just 99p to download. How much better can it get? :-D (If you haven’t read them, you should! Then you should watch Sirens. I could of course read books on my...

Blocking Facebook Connect In Google Chrome

Seeing my Facebook details plastered over other websites always concerns me, and I definitely do not want to login using my Facebook details! Adblock Plus to the rescue! Found the filter rules here (along with general instructions for FF and Chrome!). Simply download Adblock for Chrome and add the following to the filter: \*.facebook.\*\$domain=\~facebook.com|\~127.0.0.1 Simple as that, Facebook Connect disappears from every site!

Apple Airport Express (Reviews)

Replaced an old wireless access point with an Apple AirPort Express this week. It’s pretty neat, the best part being wireless speakers connected to any iPod touch or iPhone in the house. Wherever you are! Also, my wireless actually works now which is also a benefit. The Express plugs directly into any stereo system and will play music from any iTunes library or iDevice. There is even software available that will let you redirect sound from an application (such as Spotify) to the Airport. Spotify in the living room! Now that is useful. It can function as an access point,...