Wifi calling issue on Note 2

Searching for articles on problems with using T-Mobile’s wifi calling on the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note 2 returns multiple results, including an enlightening good discussion on the XDA forum. The phone doesn’t keep a consistent connection to the wifi calling service. I get an ERR Connection Refused, invalid certificate, …

Severely dead Mac

My poor little Mac died a painful death. What had apparently started weeks ago with random DVD drive openings, ended today with the machine going into an endless boot cycle. Today was not a good day for this to happen. I was already annoyed from idiots on the drive home …

New N900 Arrived and Unboxed

The N900 arrived and I’ve finally processed the pictures. I’ve been using the N900 about a week now and absolutely love it. It’s perfect for what I want to do. Here are the pictures of the unboxing. First, obligatory picture of the box. There are several progressive pictures: opening the …

Day in the life of a Geek

I am working from home today using a virtual private network (VPN) connection. I can then connect to my desktop Windows work machine using remote access. All of these connections are done through browsers so it’s pretty straightforward. Unfortunately, the VPN system we use is primarily setup for Windows and …

Concern over giant UK database

The BBC web site today reported that the Home Office of the UK is proposing development of an large communications database — greatly reducing privacy in net or mobile communications. The Communications Data Bill, due to be introduced in November in the Queen’s Speech in the UK, will create a …

Desktop Solution

The guy I purchased the Acer Aspire One from Craigslist also had an OS X desktop system available. He originally quoted me a very good price. However, from the time I bought the Aspire One to when I emailed a few days later about the desktop system, the price had …

Gmail Account Hacking Tool

If you use Gmail, beware: a new account-stealing tool is being released in to the wild. Just in time, Google is updating the web mail service with an option for usering secure-socket layers (SSL). If you have Gmail, you should turn this option on. Article summary: A tool that automatically …

Problem Fixed

I had two problems with WordPress since I updated to 2.5.1 last week: the trackback field disappeared and no one could leave comments on the posts. The issue turned out to be an incomplete upload of the wp-admin/inludes folder. Once I re-uploaded the folder, the trackback field and comments-enabled options …