Archive for April, 2010

N900 and t mobile

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Prepaid plan works well. Tested it yesterday and all is working. Skype, im, all is working. Web is non standard port like 8080 only. Not too bad at all.

Here is a picture taken using n900 cam. Not bad.

N900 and t mobile

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Prepaid plan works well. Tested it yesterday and all is working. Skype, im, all is working. Web is non standard port like 8080 only. Not too bad at all.

Here is a picture taken using n900 cam. Not bad.

在ipad上阅读中文PDF的问题‏

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

这是我用WORD文件转成的PDF文件,用以测试用ipad是否能阅读PDF文件。

通过email传来的《文明小史》等PDF文件无法在ipad,ipod 和我的XP 电脑上test-pdf阅读,所以应该是email 所传pdf 文件本身的问题。

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进一步测试表明,用我刚刚生成的pdf文件,在ipad上作为email附件阅读没有问题,ezshare PDF阅读器或者用浏览器看都没有问题。

Nokia N900: A Bike Dashboard?

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Look at this:

Nokia N900 Becomes A Bike Dashboard

Bike Dashboard is a N900 device turned bicycle computer mounted on the handlebar of a bike with a number of sensors and features such as displaying speed, mapped routes with GPS, distance traveled, bike’s light control and even a horn.

To get more details, see:

http://www.psfk.com/2010/04/nokia-n900-becomes-a-bike-dashboard.html

Nokia N900

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Ended up buying it and try to see if I can integrate it with Google contacts, voice and maps. I am also trying to buy a data only plan to play with it.

I’d appreciate any inputs you might have on the above topics.

BTW, when you bought stuff from dell.com(small business), did Dell charge you a tax when you bought your N900 there online? I was surprised they did charge tax this time… They did not do this before ( a friend of mine confirmed this but he bought studd from Dell about a year ago; Dell.com used to have legal issues regarding taxes collection for online orders), neither does Amazon.com.

Sent an email to Dell, they automate the response saying they collect taxes for all states. In receipt it was noted as IVR??? What’s that?

By the way, talking about the shopping experience online with dell.com. Surprisedly they only give you one chance to view the receipt, once you passed that page, you have nowhere to find a complete receipt! It took minutes, not seconds, for online order to show up in order history. You HAVE TO add your email again to ask them to notify you if they start shipping your phone.(I was a registered user with email address as log in. Did you hear me, Dell.com?)

They did not automatically sent you an email right after the order. I have to manually input my email address to send the order confirmation page to my email address.

All in all, I like Amazon way better. I bought lots of stuff from Amazon.com and took for granted that I can always get my complete receipt any time, and that I should get a confirmation email the minute I placed the order. But all those do not happen at dell.com.

Just a surprise to me as dell.com only deal with online orders. They have to do something to keep up with other e-commerce web sites.

Ipod touch: jailbreak’ed!

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Finally tonight I got iPod touch jailbreaked!

You have to have redra0n and 3.1.2 firmware ready for iphone os 3.1.3. I know this is tricky as per iPhone dev team this is a loophole.

You’d be careful every upgrade past 3.1.2 from apple could wiie out your jailbreak data!

Ebay ProStores: how about one-month free trial?

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Ebay’s ProStores is an e-commerce website hosting company owned by eBay. Formerly known as Kurant StoreSense, ProStores was acquired by eBay Inc. by the end of 2004 changing the name to ProStores by eBay.

ProStores’ feature set ranges from simple wizard-driven website and e-commerce capabilities to sophisticated site design tools, advanced e-commerce functionality and high-end e-business management. In addition, smaller merchants can also manage the entire process of posting and selling products on eBay using the interface they use to manage their online ProStores. ProStores also provides merchants with the tools to better reach and retain customers with the support of several popular online shopping search engines, including Google Base, Yahoo Shopping, Shopping.com. It also offers inventory management, supplier communication and integration with Quickbooks and Dreamweaver.

(Contents adapted from Wikipedia)

This is a good place to test water in eBay. Good news is, they are now offering
One Month Free Trial! at ProStores. Take this opportunity and see what you can get from eBay and report to us as comments in this blog.

Good luck!

Proof of a big girl

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Yesterday during dinner time, mm did not cry even without sitting by mom; this is a Big improvement.

Mm also had soup with her rice; she used to have rice without soup. This the first time in recent time. Or is this because the tomato/egg soup mom prepared too good to resist?

We did not tellmm until she finishes dinner. Yy know what I meant but kept the secret till mmfinishrs her dinner.

Ipad

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Got one yesterday on it’s first day release. This is a bigger iPod touch, - I am not joking, it ya exactly bigger iPod touch, no built-in mic or web cam what so ever. By the Way, if you need mic for voice memo or voip calls, buy an apple earphone with remote and mic. It is available in applestore or online And costs about thirty bucks. I tried one in apple store in a mall yesterday.Being the first release of ipad, it’s so crowded over there, so I can not tell if the recotding quality is up to par. But it did record the sound.

Some apps are only avialble for ipad.

Today

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Sent y to dr jones. Have to ask her to take lxp at night instead of morning to avoid being too sleepying during the day.

Y and the famly Yogoed a bit in the
Morning. Huilan yoga is smothg but the connection from youku is Lind of spotty after halfway through.

Took a walk in the afternoon. Yy is scootering and mm is biking-her small bike with supporting wheels.