Recently i realised that my phone number wasn’t showing up in the settings on my HTC Desire. After spending a while searching around i discovered that this was because the MSISDN number wasn’t set on my sim card. This is usually something that is set by your phone network operator but it seems like a lot of the time it doesn’t happen.
So i began hunting for a way to set this via Android. It appeared to be impossible! Everywhere i looked said “use an old phone” or “use an iphone” but i don’t have either. It does seem to be possible using the CyanogenMod rom but i didn’t fancy installing a whole new rom just to set my phone number.
I recently had an issue on my HTC Desire where it stopped showing photos in the messages application. I initially thought it was due to “Facebook for HTC Sense” that i had recently set up. It turns out however, that this is due an issue with Rom Manager’s “Fix Permissions”. A post on the AndroidForums site explains what to do to resolve it.
1 – Go to the market and download a terminal emulator (there are several free ones)
2 – Open the terminal emulator and type the following:
chmod 666 /data/data/com.android.providers.contacts/files/*
I set this up on my machine and then realised that the script had to be running all the time. While it only uses a small amount of memory I decided to script a way to run the script remotely, and also to kill it when I had finished printing.
This is the main file. It checks for two files based within your Dropbox. If the ‘launch’ file is found, it launches the printing script. If the ‘kill’ file is found it kills all wscript processes. This could cause problems if you run other wscript processes for other reasons but I do not know if it is possible to identify the process that deals with the printing script.
This file creates a scheduled task that runs every 1/2 hour. It launches the TogglePrinting.ps1 powershell script.
Once you’ve set up the files in the necessary places all you need to do to enable printing is to create Print.LAUNCH or Print.KILL in the PrintQueue\Log folder and wait till your scheduled task runs again (on the hour and 1/2 hour). Once it’s launched you don’t need to re-launch it unless you have killed it (or rebooted your machine)
You can find the files here. Any comments/improvements are welcomed. Please let me know if you use the scripts too
I take no responsibility for any loss of data etc from using the scripts... ...but there shouldn't be any problems!
DestroyTwitter is a Twitter client built to run on Mac, Windows, and Linux using Adobe AIR. It is completely free (although you can donate to support it) and is by far the best desktop client i have found for Twitter.
It supports theming, and there a large number of themes already available for download.
All the usual features are there, including:
- Reply to tweets
- ReTweet tweets
- See your replies, sent and direct messages
- Save tweets
- Search twitter
It is a brilliant twitter client and i definitely recommend it to anyone who is hooked on twitter and needs to get their ‘fix’ all the time! (and anyone else who uses twitter!)
Twibble is a mobile client for Twitter. It works on most (if not all) Java enabled smartphones including Nokia, Blackberry, and Sony Ericsson.
It has all of the standard features from a twitter client including:
- posting tweets via wifi, gprs, sms
- auto refresh
- send photos to twitpic (new beta version uploads to Mobypicture.com
- re-tweet (forward) of tweets
It is (so far) the best free twitter client for my N95. There are other alternatives that are a bit more polished but they are not free, and twibble still seems to be the best. The beta version adds support for showing avatars and uses less memory (amongst other things).
Go check it out!
As you can probably tell from the title of this post Joshua Radin played the Birmingham Academy 2 a couple of days ago. It was absolutely fantastic, and was made even better by the fact i got to meet him after the show.
Support was from Maria Taylor who was very good too.
Click below to see photos: