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Recent “N900″ related tweets from my talking robot in N900

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

I built a robot to pull recent tweets about “N900″ and read it loud to me. Here is the tweets spit to the screen while it reads it:

At Fri, 23 Jul 2010 05:26:26 +0000, shivaranjan wrote: @VineethJose good luck and let me know the status of ur N900 :)
At Fri, 23 Jul 2010 05:24:51 +0000, johnitc wrote: Brand New/Apple Iphone 3GS $300/Nokia N900 $350/Apple iPad Tablet PC 64GB Wif $450U BUY 2 GET 1 FR: Nice to take t…
At Fri, 23 Jul 2010 05:22:51 +0000, vineethjose wrote: Will try and f*ckup N900 with Android 2.2 port and Meego today! wish me luck!
At Fri, 23 Jul 2010 05:22:11 +0000, brrrrrbl wrote: @nicleeson On most phones but not all of them (e.g. my N900). gets it right for these, but is broken.
At Fri, 23 Jul 2010 05:18:27 +0000, AMShea wrote: Just got a new n900.  ‘Tis awesome.
At Fri, 23 Jul 2010 05:11:46 +0000, Gclassified wrote: Brand New Apple iPhone 4G,Apple iPhone 3G S,Nokia N97,Nokia N900,Nokia N86 8MP,BlackBerry⦠
At Fri, 23 Jul 2010 05:08:51 +0000, piyush_veere wrote: RT @FoneArena: Newegg and Nokia offering Nokia N900 and Nokia E72 for $1 -
At Fri, 23 Jul 2010 05:07:57 +0000, Expressus wrote: Nokia N900 Contracts -
At Fri, 23 Jul 2010 05:06:39 +0000, BECbandung wrote: New post: nokia n900 flash poblam

Great to have this while I am driving on the road!

N900 and Google Voice

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

I really had a difficult time with Google Voice Plugin for conversations and contacts.

1. From conversations app, “send IM to” I cannot pick Google Voice from the IM account list, even if I configured GV correctly (saying “signed in”) in my VOIP and IM Accounts. So I cannot use GV IM/SMS

2. From Phone app/dialpad, after entering the number I want to reach, and select call type to be GV, I got “Internet Connection Required”. I tested with both WIFI and tmobile 3g and internet is working OK (with Onion Tor Routing enabled) and I can dial out using Skypw with no issues at all.

3. From system contacts, I have Call/IM/SMS thru GV, but all complains about “Internet Connection Required”, the same above.

4. In Wifi, I can get DialCentral to work. But not with my 3g. DialCentral always says “ is not accessible” instead of log me in. I cannot use DailCentral in 3g.

So I end up not being able to use The One Ring both WIFI and 3g, and not being able to use DialCentral if in 3g.

Any help from you guys would be greatly appreciated.

N900; PR 1.2, Maemo 5

wordpress app in nokia n900

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

cannot upload any images. hanging there to load images…

still a buggy app. cannot upload images.

worst of all, it deletes ur posts without any confirmations or warnings. my suggestion: avoid using it.

it’s a shame that n900 has only those crappy apps and maemo select apps page has only 5 pages of apps without even a search function. compare with apple, nokia doesnot know a damn thing about how to attact customers. n900 is ok, but who will buy it without apps???

N900 tips: how to activate scim-googlepinyin?

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

You installed it, but just could not make it work.

Trick: check if there’s a file called /etc/event.d/scim; If yes, just delete it. Wola, after that, CTL+SPACE, you’ll see Chinese characters prompted.

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.

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:

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 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; used to have legal issues regarding taxes collection for online orders), neither does

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 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,

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 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

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

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, 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!

How to enable Eclipse/Glassfish remote debugging

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

You would normally enable jdb by adding debug options into your Java start up command by attaching debugging into JVM process, like the following:

DEBUG_OPTS=”-Xdebug -Xrunjdwp:transport= dt_socket,address=1044,server=y,suspend

You would consider adding this into your Glassfish’s(V2, in my case) start up script asadmin as below:

“$AS_JAVA”/bin/java “$DEBUG_OPTS” -Dcom.sun.aas.instanceName=server -Djava.libra
ry.path=”$AS_NSS”:”$AS_INSTALL/lib”:”$AS_ICU_LIB” -Dcom.sun.aas.configRoot=”$AS_
CONFIG” -Djava.endorsed.dirs=”$AS_INSTALL/lib/endorsed” -Dcom.sun.aas.processLau
ncher=”SE” -cp “$AS_DERBY_INSTALL/lib/derby.jar”:”$AS_INSTALL/jbi/lib/jbi-admin-
ib/install/applications/jmsra/imqjmsra.jar” -Dcom.sun.appserv.admin.pluggable.fe
n.enterprise.cli.framework.CLIMain “${@}”

Actually this will not work.

You have to log into the Glassfish admin console, under:

Application server

JVM General Settings

Enabled (check it)

Hit save

Restart Glassfish.

You’ll see Glassfish start up script spits the following message:

Listening for transport dt_socket at address: 9009
Application server is listening at address 9009 for debugger to attach using transport dt_socket

It started to listen at port 9009 by default instead of 1044.

You’ll configure your Eclipse accordingly to do remote debugging. Remember the port number 9009 instead of 1044.