Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Samsung Galaxy Tab

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Removing Samsung Kies Outlook Add in

In Outlook 2007:

  • Tools -> Trust Centre
  • Click "Add ins"
  • Select "Exchange Client Extensions" and click Go
  • Uncheck "Redemption Helper Outlook Extension"
  • Click OK.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Pictures on your Kindle

  • Connect Kindle via USB to your PC.
  • Go to the Kindle drive.
  • Create “Pictures” folder on your Kindle drive.
  • Now create sub-folders for your photo albums.
  • Drop images into these sub-folders.
  • Unplug your Kindle and go to the Home Page.
  • Press Alt-Z on home page
  • Select one of these photo albums

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Overlining text in Microsoft Word

Press: CTRL-F9
Type: EQ \x \to(text to be overlined)
Press: F9

To re-edit later, click on the overlined text and press SHIFT-F9

Sunday, September 5, 2010

How to sync your iPhone calendar with your Google Calendar

On your iPhone, go to settings, Mail, Contact, Calendars, Add Account, Other, Add CalDAV Account. Set server to and use your login.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Block SideWiki on your website

Put this javascript in the < head > section of your web pages:

<script charset="utf-8" type="text/javascript"> 

if( location.href.indexOf('#SWBLK') == -1){
  if( navigator.userAgent.indexOf('GTB') > 0 ){
    var theTime = new Date();
    location.href = location.href + '#SWBLK' + theTime.getTime();

Saturday, August 21, 2010

jQTouch form login with redirect example

First file, jqtform.html:

<meta charset="UTF-8" />
<title>jQTouch &beta;</title>
<style type="text/css" media="screen">@import "jqtouch/jqtouch.min.css";</style>
<style type="text/css" media="screen">@import 
<script src="jqtouch/jquery.1.3.2.min.js" type="text/javascript" 
<script src="jqtouch/jqtouch.min.js" type="application/x-javascript" 
<script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8">
var jQT = new $.jQTouch({});

$('body').bind('pageAnimationEnd', function(event, info){
if ($('#Success') && $('#Success')[0].innerHTML=='Success'){

<style type="text/css" media="screen">
body.fullscreen #home .info {
display: none;
<form id="myform" action="jqtform.php" method="POST" class="form">
<div class="toolbar">
<h1>Log in</h1>
<ul class="rounded">
<li><input type="text" name="username" value="" placeholder="Username" /></li>
<li><input type="password" name="password" value="" placeholder="Password" 
<a style="margin:0 10px;color:rgba(0,0,0,.9)" href="#" class="submit 

Second file, jqtform.php:

$title = "Wrong username or password";
if ($_POST["username"] && $_POST["password"]) {
if ($_POST["username"] =="jqtouch" && $_POST["password"] == "jqtouch") { 
$title = "Success";
<form id="myform" action="jqtform.php" method="POST" class="form">
<div class="toolbar">
<h1><?php echo $title ?></h1>
<ul class="rounded">
<li><input type="text" name="username" value="" placeholder="Username" /></li>
<li><input type="password" name="password" value="" placeholder="Password" 
<a style="margin:0 10px;color:rgba(0,0,0,.9)" href="#" class="submit 
<?php if ($title == "Success"){ ?>
<div id="Success">Success</div>
<?php } ?>

Friday, August 13, 2010

Permanently mounting a VirtualBox shared folder in a Ubuntu guest

Assuming your shared folder is called vbshared, first:

sudo mkdir /mnt/vbshared

Then, add the following line to the file  /etc/fstab:

vbshared /mnt/vbshared vboxsf defaults 0 0

Restart your Ubuntu guest.

Ubuntu Linux Folder Sharing Error: Failed to execute child process "testparm" (No such file or directory)

apt-get install samba-common-bin

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Share Folder Without Password in XP

Share to "ANONYMOUS LOGON" and set folder security to allow "ANONYMOUS LOGON" .

Monday, July 26, 2010

How to install Windows XP without USB, Floppy or CD Drive

  • Use a 2ndPC. Download WinToFlash to 2nd PC.
  • Put your target hard disk in a USB caddy and mount it in 2nd PC. 
  • Get your original XP CD onto 2nd PC. 
  • Run WinToFlash. Go to advanced mode. 
  • Select "Transfer Windows Setup to USB Drive", and click "Run". 
  • Select Windows source path as your XP CD, and the USB Drive as your target hard disk, and click "Run".
  • When completed, Mount your target hard disk in your target PC/laptop, and boot.
  • Select text mode (1st option) from the menu.
  • Set up Windows XP in normal fashion. 

Slatevision and Viglen Exaro Tablet PC driver files

These are the driver files for the FIC/Elonex Slatevision or Viglen Exaro Windows XP Tablet PC.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Convert MySQL database to UTF8


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

How to backup your Windows Mobile device before a ROM upgrade

Use SPB Backup demo. Backup to a memory card. Restore from created restoration exe after upgrade.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

HTC HD2 Review

This is not my first HTC smartphone. I have had a few versions already. They are always the same: Great on paper, nice in the hand, but unstable and unpredictable in use. The pros then:

1) Slim, weighty, and nice physical quality feel.
2) Fabulous screen. Large, bright and contrasty. Gives the iPhone a good run for its money in this department.
3) Good reception for phone, quite reasonable for the FM radio, loud enough handsfree mode.
4) Fantastic Wifi Router facility. I am using it now to write this on my laptop. However, O2 took this off their version. I had to download it off a 3rd party website. So beware, if you are buying from O2.
5) MP3 sound quality quite acceptable. Framerates fast enough to watch a decent video.

Now the cons:

1) The virtual keyboard and the touch screen. Simply the worst I have ever used on any device, bar none. And I have used a lot of mobile devices in my life. It is inaccurate and over sensitive. Switching between it and the iPhone is like night and day. The capacitive screen is too sensitive and not "debounced" properly. It often can't differentiate between a swipe, a hold and a press, resulting in numerous accidental calls when "swiping" through the contacts. Every other key press has to be corrected. Here is an example of an email to myself without corrections:

"Mary hsd a littlr lamb. Its fleece eas ss ehite sd dnoe. A.d every where thst msry er6 yhr lsmb eas sure to go"

And I was typing very slowly and carefully. The problem is that it registers the key as you release your finger (a cheap, lazy and ineffective debouncing trick), and if you don't lift you finger vertically off the screen, it will register the next key in the direction that you are lifting. Sometimes it will even register a key 3 keys away from the one that you hit. I text and email a lot, so this phone has been excruciating to use. I could go on and on about the keyboard, but you get the picture.
2) The atrocious battery life. Just to try and get a day's worth out of it means switching off *everything*: Wifi, Bluetooth, 3G, data services, backlight, in fact just about anything that might just make this phone useful. i never go anywhere without my USB charging lead and plug it into anything that resembles a USB port at every opportunity just to keep it going.
3) Windows Mobile stability. The complete lack of it. My son crashed it within 2 minutes of first turning it on. It requires a reboot several time a day just to stop it stuttering and freezing. However, I have to admit, I am a heavy user, using almost all the applications and every aspect of the phone all the time. This behavour is common to all the Windows Mobile phones tht I have used.
4) Speed, the lack of. For a phone with a 1GHz processor, I have laptops that run XP faster on half the CPU speed. The first few hours were fine, it felt speedy. But as the SMS and emails piled up, it slowly starts to grind. Switching between reading messages to answering them can take anything up to 10 seconds.
5) User Interface. HTC tried to overlay, and in some cases replace, the standard Windows Mobile interface. Whilst the end result looks "pretty", it is inconsistent. It looks like it has been designed by a team who never met each other. What works in one part of the inteface doesn't work in another part. Also, when they run out of ideas, they just dump you straight back into clunky black and white Windows Mobile interface.

I have spent the last few days wondering whether to send it back. But I think I will keep it for the Wifi router as I am almost dependent on it now. It work far better than the useless 3 "Mifi" router.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Outlook 2007 hyperlink error - "This Operation Has Been Cancelled Due to Restrictions in Effect on This Computer"

Registry corruption.

Solution: Exit Outlook. Install Firefox. Mke it default browser. Exit Firefox. Run Internet Explorer, make it default browser. Exit IE. Restart Outlook. Should work now.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Review of Asus 1005HA 10-inch Netbook

So far so good. There is a good quality feel to the package. Keyboard has good feel with well spaced keys for such a small device. It is slightly bigger than the original EEE PC. The only slightly negative points are that: 
1) Try as I might, I couldn't get the battery to last more than 6 hours, but I suppose that is with the Wifi on and using it fairly constantly, on average brightness. I guess to get it to last the claimed 8.5 hours, you will probably have to dim the screen a lot more and turn off the Wifi.

2) The cursor keys are strangely shaped and I kept hitting the wrong key.

3) The dimpled trackpad area doesn't feel well designed and isn't as responsive as other laptops I have had.

4) The trackpad button is a rocker type affair for left and right clicks and takes a little more pressure to activate than I would like.

But that said, it is a great little laptop with a great battery life. I will probably be buying a couple for the rest of the family.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Disabling thumbs.db in Windows XP folders

Start Windows File Explorer. Go to menu: Tools, Folder Options, Check/Tick "Do not cache thumbnails"
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