I’ve got a new phone! It’s not the best or the latest, but it doesn’t need to be, I only text and make the occasional call.
It’s got bluetooth, FM radio, music player and a camera, four more things than my last one did! Lol!
It’s the Samsung E250, it is a slide action phone with a nice big clear screen on it, at least bigger than my old one! Lol!
But I’m not to sure about the keypad, it’s recessed inside the phone and is hidden when the phone is closed. This makes the keypad small, especially for typing texts!
It’s still new, so I’m still getting use to it!
Well, a week has gone by since my last post.
The only thing that really stands out from last week is the fact that I have brought myself a new mobile.
It is nothing special, seeing as I only need a phone to make and receive calls and texts. I don’t need any of the fancy gadgets and battery sucking add ons that you can find on phones nowadays.
Ok, I admit it, Bluetooth would of been nice, but it does have an inbuilt modem, and you can connect it to a computer with a USB cable.
The phone that I am getting is the Siemens AX72. Its just a simple phone, that is all I need.
Firefox 2 was released.
Guess who’s installed it 😀
And then promptly installed the British Dictionary for the spell checker 😉
No more spelling mistakes for me!
The new feature that I am interested in is the “restore pages after a crash” feature. Even though I very rarely suffer from total system shut downs, the last version of Firefox crashed at least once a day (it was something to do with flash)
Lets see if I will need it!
Another cool new feature is the updated tab bar, each tab has its own close button, and if you open a ton of them they scroll off the side of the tab bar. They can then be easily viewed by scrolling through them, or looking in the list of open tabs.
That is about it for last week. Next week I will be trained up on driving a forklift.
More then, bye.
Cool, its boxing day, and I have managed to make a Christmas present work on Linux with no frustration, and I have setup two other things that I have been putting off for a while.
First to the Christmas present, its a USB 2 8 in 1 card reader/writer with a slot for SD cards, just what I wanted!
Reading the pdf manual on the CD tells me that on Mac OS 10.3 and higher just needs plugging in. One deep breath and its plugged in, check dmesg and it has been recognised.
Plug in the SD card, its put in upside-down (weird!) and a new icon appears on my desktop.
It has been automatically mounted under /mnt/removable
All my files are there. Whoohoo 🙂
The second success is finally getting DVD playback.
I was Stumbling around the web when I came across xinehq.de I’ve already got the player installed, it just didn’t want to play DVDs!
A quick google for libdvdcss, a download of the rpm and its installed
I have now watched the first five minutes of both “The Italian Job” (original) and “Johnny English”
The third and final success is the installation of the Belkin bluetooth adapter that I brought when I brought my PDA, 3 years ago!
I plugged it in, the little blue light stared to flash, and I downloaded BlueZ and managed to scan and make a short, but successful connaction with my PDA.
I also managed to find the computer with the PDA
All that and I still managed to cook dinner!