Archive for December, 2005

Battery related freezes

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

My beloved Asus M2400N has started to freeze rather unpredictably.

The only thing I have managed to figure out, is that it is related to running on battery power. It never happens on AC power, but when running on the battery it will almost inevitably freeze well before the battery runs out. It can be anything between 2 minutes and an hour before it happens. The last time the battery was at 97% charged, and it froze within minutes. (more…)

Connecting a Nokia 6021 with a CA-42 cable and bluetooth

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

I finally managed to get my phone connected to my linux boxes with Gnokii, both using a Nokia CA-42 cable and using a bluetooth dongle.
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Merry Christmas

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

I hope you’ll find a lot of Nokia 770s under the trees ๐Ÿ™‚

Google Mail on the Nokia 770

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

Gmail in action on the Nokia 770After having given up on the email client on the Nokia 770, at least for now, I have tried Gmail as several has recommended me.

I’ve used Gmail for some time since I can use it at work, and it does work very well with Opera on the tablet.

Until now the only thing that doesn’t work, as far as I can tell, is editing messages with rich text. The options simply aren’t there. This is, however, an issue with Opera rather than with the tablet per se.

One of the very nice things about using the Google Mail interface is that you can see msword attachments as plain text, something that would be a lot harder on the Nokia 770, given that it would have a hard time running the email application and an msword reader at the same time.

Five reasons why I don’t read mail on the Nokia 770

Friday, December 16th, 2005

I hardly ever read my mail on the Nokia 770. I tried many times, sometimes forcing myself to do so to figure out why, but it just doesn’t work for me. The email application on the tablet simply doesn’t match the way I read my mail.

Here are the reasons why.

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Hyphen woes

Wednesday, December 7th, 2005

I’ve had this thing for almost a month now, and I never managed to make a hyphen with the handwriting input, but today I made one by accident. Talk about the little pleasures of life.

Anyway, a hyphen is made by first writing it forward and then backwards on top without lifting the stylus. Just a short line forward and backwards on the same spot.

– – – (see ๐Ÿ™‚

Other little things about the graffiti come to mind.
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Making a Courier IMAP SSL sertificate.

Sunday, December 4th, 2005

I run Courier IMAP over SSL to my mail server, until now with the self signed server certificate Debian set up for me, but I’ve finally managed to create a ‘real’ server certificate following the instruction at http://milliwaysconsulting.net/support/systems/courier-ssl.html.

The certificate is signed by CAcert.org. (more…)

External storage on the Nokia 770

Thursday, December 1st, 2005

The Nokia 770 has limited storage capacity. RS-MMC cards exist up to 1Gb and phones seldom has more, most a lot less.

To watch movies or listen to music you need more storage capacity.

Looking a bit around on a 770 with an Xterm reveals that the kernel has support for both ext2 and ext3 filesystems often used on harddisks, and it has support for the nfs network file system.

On a system with limited ressources like the tablet such features would not have been enabled unless they serve a purpose. (more…)