Archives for: January 2009

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01/31/09

  07:14:10 pm, by The Dreamer   , 64 words  
Categories: iPod, Software, Wireless/iPhone

This morning I played Sudoku for the last time!

That is 4 daily puzzles using the Magmic Sudoku app on my Blackberry. That's because I got my iPhone 3G today.

I had been playing it on and off for over 2 years...more on than off. I reached a ranking of #49.

But, Magmic doesn't have a Sudoku app for the iPhone 3G...and I'm going to miss it :`(

Anybody know of a comparable app for the iPhone?

01/28/09

  08:12:29 am, by The Dreamer   , 226 words  
Categories: General, Software

Living Dangerously at DreamHost.com

I had a vague recollection of seeing in some newsletter that there was a chance to live dangerously and get upgraded at DreamHost.com. But, there were some restrictions....as I recall the biggest was the change of path in homedir.

I was fairly certain that b2evolution was safe as well as the various 1-click installed sites I have. But, I did have some other stuff that I knew wasn't. And, I had been meaning to do something about it.

Well, a while back I had fixed that code... or rather removed it because it had stopped working, and I didn't feel like spending a lot of time of rewriting it....so I updated/resurrected a previous version of the code elsewhere. The updating was mostly in updating path names....

While I was looking at upgrading b2evolution from 2.4.5 to 2.4.6, I wondered what about this upgrade offer at DreamHost. So, I went and found the old copy of the newsletter and decided that I would go ahead and click the link.

I guess now I have unlimited space and unlimited bandwidth with dreamhost. Not really a big deal, since I was no where near using a fraction of the space of bandwidth now. One of these days I hope that all changes :>>

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  07:53:00 am, by The Dreamer   , 23 words  
Categories: Software

Upgraded to b2evolution 2.4.6

Link: http://b2evolution.net/news/2009/01/12/b2evo-2-4-6-new-year-released-stable

nothing to see, it was a pretty straight forward upgrade. And, the biggest thing that I wanted from the fix...nobody should notice.

:lalala:

01/25/09

  08:48:58 pm, by The Dreamer   , 19 words  
Categories: DVDs / NetFlix, TiVo HD / Premiere / Elite

Netflix: College Road Trip

Link: http://www.netflix.com/Movie/College_Road_Trip/70090307?trkid=226871

I rated this 3 stars

:rs::rs::rs::ys::ys:

Must remember that >| on TiVo remote jumps to end of movie when watching NetFlix.

01/19/09

01/12/09

  06:58:21 pm, by The Dreamer   , 66 words  
Categories: VoIP, Home

What a difference the phone makes

The Panasonic Dect 6.0 Series Cordless Phone seems to have made a big difference in the quality of my other VoIP service. So, guess most of the poor audio issues were due to the Uniden 2.4Ghz cordless phone I was using previously with this service.

Guess this means I don't need two separate VoIP services anymore, and that I can get rid of one to save money....

01/11/09

  03:19:56 pm, by The Dreamer   , 494 words  
Categories: Stuff, VoIP, Home

Panasonic Dect 6.0 Series 3 Handset Cordless Phone System with Answering System (KX-TG1033S)

I had been thinking a long time about replacing my cordless phone system at home. Mainly because it was a 2.4GHz system, though I had held off because I the VoIP service that it is attached is kind of noisy and I only have 100 minutes per month with it.

But, I had been eyeballing a Panasonic DECT 6.0 based cordless phone system. Then two months ago, I was at LISA and went on the Fry's BoF. Trying to think of stuff I wanted to buy while at Fry's...I looked at their cordless phone section. And, remembered that I've been wanting to get this system for a while.

I couldn't remember whether I wanted a 3 handset or a 4 handset system, they were all cheaper than online prices I had seen elsewhere....but the 3 handset system was on sale for further savings. So, I grabbed it. Though looks like I wanted a 4 handset system (someday I plan to declutter the other bedroom and make use of it, so a handset in that location would be useful). Guess I'll have to take the expensive route of adding a handset later (though it can't be too much later, in case newer models come out and obsolete the system I have).

Today, I was sitting around thinking of what else I could do to fill out my weekend...and I decided that this might be the day to finally set it up.

Preliminary testing, shows that most of the noise that I experienced with using this VoIP service have gone away.

Guess it makes sense...it is probably hard for a 2.4GHz phone to be clear when surrounded by tons of 2.4GHz WiFi and other devices around my condo.

I had considered other frequencies....but 900Mhz cordless phones are scarce, and I never had much success with them in the past. I already have a Panasonic 5.8GHz cordless phone, which is on my other VoIP service and it works well...but the intent was that the VoIP service that does provide me with a local number should be my primary (and perhaps prompt me to discontinue the other one). And, at the time I was using 5.8Ghz wireless rear surrounds....which the 5.8GHz cordless phone would prevent from working (noted in some previous blog posting).

So, that pretty much left 1.9Ghz DECT as the frequency I hadn't tried yet.

So far so good....maybe if it works out well, it may finally be time to get rid of Vonage....I would prefer to stay with them, since they were my first and other than the lack of a local number (and the annoying calls that aren't for me that I get on it, they way they appear seems to indicate that the person they are calling is continuing to give out this number as theirs)....they've been good.

If I do, I'll probably have to upgrade the other VoIP to 'unlimited' calling. With Vonage I just have the 500 minute calling plan, which is adequate for my usage....but 100 minutes isn't.

01/09/09

  11:10:57 am, by The Dreamer   , 44 words  
Categories: Software

Norton Antivirus 2009 still hates BOINC

I never did get a conclusion from my support issue with Symantec, but at some point in recent history...I had turned advanced protection back on.

Now it is interfering with Hydrogen@Home.

My subscription runs out in a week....what should I get to replace this?

01/07/09

  11:02:43 pm, by The Dreamer   , 117 words  
Categories: Home, Furnishings

Select Comfort Firmness Controller

Well, among the packages that UPS brought today....was the replacement (refurbished) Firmness Controller for my Select Number 5000 bed.

I got the bed in October of 2004...so its over 5 years old. Though this is my 3rd refurbished Firmness Controller....it was just September that I had gotten one. Hopefully this'll be the 3rd time's a charm.

I did find myself checking out new beds the other day....did notice on the Select Number site that it seems my model of bed can only be ordered with wireless remotes now. I had chosen wired remotes when I bought the bed. Wonder if that's saying something.... :?:

Still no luck on that reason to need to buy a dual chambered Select Number bed.... &#59;)

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