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OpenVPN on Android 2.2 Japanese Jellyfish RLS7 - I performed the following steps to install OpenVPN on a ZTE Blade (Orange San Francisco) with Android 2.2 Japanese Jellyfish RLS7 installed. Install the android SDK so you can use the (adb shell command) Navigate into the platform-tools directory in a terminal and run “./adb shell” (without the quotes) Remount the /system directory so you can write to [...]

iPhone 3G iOS4 - Unexpected Roaming Data Charges - I recently read an article on the register reporting that a bug in Apple’s iOS 4 on their 3G model means that international data roaming is enabled even when the setting shows it is turned off. This prompted me to call o2 to check if I had incurred any data roaming charges whilst on [...]

Aperture 3 - AppleScript to Delete Referenced Masters on Network Drives - After reading an article on the new file handling capabilities of Aperture 3 I decided to give it a go. I had previously been using Lightroom 2 to edit photos but found the interface quite slow and not the nicest for organising many photos. For example I couldn’t sort the folder view by date. iPhoto [...]

Ubuntu 9.10 - Blinking Cursor on Boot Problem - I found that my Zotac ION 330 Ubuntu 9.10 system would, rather strangely, not boot when having a mouse plugged into my apple USB keyboard. I would just getting a blinking cursor after “grub” has momentarily flashed on the screen. It took some experimentation to find this. I first found that if [...]

ITV HD on MythTV - ITV HD (on Freesat) is provided not as a proper channel, it is only accessible by pressing the red button whilst an HD program is being shown on ITV. I wanted to enable my MythTV box to receive this channel and searched on Google to find out if it was possible. I found many articles [...]


BBC News :
  • Weather blights S Korea ferry search - Bad weather, murky water and strong currents are hampering the search for survivors of a stricken South Korean ferry, from which almost 300 people are missing.
  • Putin cautious on force in Ukraine - Russia's President Putin says he hopes he won't have to exercise his "right" to send troops into Ukraine, as crisis talks are held with Western leaders in Geneva.
  • Co-op Group reports 2.5bn loss - The Co-operative Group reports losses of 2.5bn, the worst results in its 150-year history, after what its chief executive calls a "disastrous" year.
  • Lorry driver held over M26 crash - A lorry driver is arrested following a five-vehicle pile up on the M26 in Kent in which two people died and seven others were injured.
  • Lamb takeaways 'often another meat' - Takeaway owners are to face a new testing programme, after a watchdog found nearly a third of lamb takeaways it checked contained a different meat.