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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 :
  • Mosul battle: Hundreds treated over toxic fumes in Iraq - Hundreds of people in Iraq are treated for the effects of toxic gases after a sulphur plant is set alight in fighting with IS militants.
  • Northolt 'armed' stand-off: Homes evacuated - Police evacuate about 80 people from their homes in Northolt, north-west London, in a stand-off with a man reportedly armed with "dangerous items".
  • Bob Dylan's Nobel silence 'impolite and arrogant' - Bob Dylan's failure to acknowledge his Nobel Prize in literature is "impolite and arrogant", according to a member of the body that awards it.
  • Tube device arrest: Police link suspicious device find in Devon - Counter terrorism officers investigating an incident at a London Tube station find a suspicious device at a house in Devon.
  • Everest's first woman climber Junko Tabei dies at 77 - The first woman to ascend Everest, Japanese climber Junko Tabei, dies aged 77, her family say.