Thursday, December 15, 2011

Cool perks of some Silicon Valley companies

Makes you wonder if you'll ever get these kind of perks eh? ;-). This demographic is probably uptodate as of today but may very well change in the future. Tagged seems the nicest among the lot ... (I am very pro in telecommuting :-))

Thursday, December 08, 2011

iPhone Evolution

Unbelievable ... 4 million units of iPhone 4S in the first week of sales compared to 700k units of the original iPhone when it was first released to the world. Probably 5 million iPhone 5s next year :-)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Steve Jobs Biography by Walter Isaacson

This is what I am currently reading. Have went through a good quarter of the book and I will sum it up in one word so far : MAGICAL.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

iPhone 5 Rumor RoundUp Mini

The picture says it all ... and by the way Happy Birthday to my best friend Grace FLL, the Nando's fanatic! ;-)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Japan Earthquake Cartoon Done Right

It has been more than a week since the triple disaster in Japan (earthquake, tsunami and nuclear plant). As of today, people are still recovering from the earthquake and tsunami and at the same time having control of the nuclear situation in Fukushima Daiichi plant.

As I was on Twitter today, I stumbled across a picture of Ultraman and the tsunami. Where as a local Malaysian newspaper called Berita Harian decipits a controversial and insensitive cartoon of Ultraman running away from the tsunami, this picture that I came across was done right. You can compare them below.
This is the controversial and insensitive cartoon by Berita Harian. Please take note that a majority of the Malaysian people have reacted very strongly to this cartoon. The cartoon is in no way represent the feelings of Malaysians.
This cartoon is done right. It shows Ultraman saving people from the tsunami. Such cartoons aims to improve and promote hope to the Japanese people to never give up hope in the face of danger. Credits to Peter of J-List for sharing this.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Flash 10.1 on the Nokia N900 (non-hardware accelerated!)

Note: Do this with root access. If you don't know what root is, you shouldn't be messing with your N900

Replace the file in /usr/lib/browser/plugins with the file found here. Make sure that you already do a backup of the Flash 9 plugin and maybe move it to /opt to save some valuable space (note that the /usr resides in a paltry 256MB partition as opposed to your /home partition on the Nokia N900).

Also please take note that this plugin is BETA and is not hardware accelerated hence it will drain your battery rapidly.

Credits go to knownokia for this hack.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

iPhone or iPad Safari Cannot Open Links from Google Results?

Ensure that UAFaker or another program that deals with user agent customization are disabled to see if that fixes the problem.

SSH Not Working on iPhone?

Take note this is for jailbroken iPhones only.

Sometimes even though you have OpenSSH configured properly and have Automatic SSH installed on your iPhone, you may tend to lose SSH connectivity to your phone. As such is the world of IT ;-) especially when you get hit with a virus or some other program tend to screw your phone up.

You can always reinstall OpenSSH and Automatic SSH but the fix is lost after a reboot.

You can try the following to see if that restores your SSH before actually doing a hard reset or restore (if you never restored your phone before ... you are in for a long journey ... for me I did it way too many times in January 2011).

rm /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.ikey.bbot.plist
rm /bin/poc-bbot
rm /bin/sshpass

You can also try doing the following. Make sure you are root before doing this and that you already have MobileTerminal installed. As a practice and as an iPhone power user, ALWAYS install MobileTerminal as the first non-Cydia stock apps. And personally for me, I payed for an application called iFile (yes ... I know there are cracked versions but if you don't support good developers, you are just going to waste their efforts!) which made navigation and editing 10x easier!

Edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config and change the line


#ClientAliveInterval 0


ClientAliveInterval 60

According to man sshd_config, this line,

Sets a timeout interval in seconds after which if no data has been received from the client, sshd(8) will send a message through the encrypted channel to request a response from the client. The default is 0, indicating that these messages will not be sent to the client. This option applies to protocol version 2 only.

Restart the sshd daemon or better yet, reboot your iPhone for it to take effect.

Good luck!