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Tizen SDK Larkspur 1.0 (2012)


Submitted by marcin on Sat 12-May-2012

Many years ago Windows systems were more popular. Microsoft created CHM then. It was compressed archive/file including HTML files (with CSS, Java Script, etc.) with additional TOC, indexes and similar things. I have used it for various purposes and even today it's possible to open and read many of these files. Example for it can be "The HTML Reference Library 4.0" (my conversion of original release prepared by Stephen Le Hunte).

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Tizen
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Comment about Geimini - quo vadis Android... (2011, version 2.0)


Submitted by marcin on Sat 05-Feb-2011

The most popular desktop operating system is still Windows XP (it's visible in many reports and logs). Many people were complaining over years about problems with its' security (there were also written from time to time some very fast spreading viruses or worms using some bugs inside) or privacy (Microsoft was suspected and criticized for collecting some user data or statistics).

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GSM
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Comment about Geimini - quo vadis Android... (2011, version 1.1)


Submitted by marcin on Mon 10-Jan-2011

"New Android Trojan... It contains botnet capabilities... It's stealing many user data..." - many sites were writing such alarming notes about Geimini during last weeks (including Mobile-Review).

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Why (not) Samsung ? Why (not) Android ? Few comments from using Samsung Galaxy S... (2010, version 1.01)


Submitted by marcin on Fri 29-Oct-2010

8/16 GB disk space, Bluetooth, Wifi, camera (or more precise: two), headphones 3,5 mm jack, microphone and speakers, micro-USB, micro-SD card reader, FM radio with RDS, graphic accelerator, internal modem. Is it new computer model ?

No - it's Samsung Galaxy S. 4" touchscreen, proximity sensor, big battery, Android and some other make, that it's probably the best phone released during this year... Samsung already sold more than 5 millions of units and is planning to sell 10 millions to the end of 2010. Is it ideal ?

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GSM
Nokia
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Thinking about Windows 7 (2008-2009)


Submitted by marcin on Sun 27-Dec-2009

I'm observing Windows 7 blog and I have a lot of comments... I will try to update this page from time to time. Maybe not too many people will read this page, but... I don't search my 5 minutes of fame too.

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x86
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Why you should not touch Windows 6.x and Linux (2009)


Submitted by marcin on Sun 11-Oct-2009

I’m using various operating systems for making some tasks. In this article I will show, that some solutions used in currently in the most popular or known (in my opinion) operating systems are obsolete. I hope that it will start some discussion here and there…

To be clear: I don’t think, that everything everywhere is wrong. But Windows environment seems to collapse after Windows XP and we still won’t have Linux too popular in desktops (because of some fundamental problems). Details are provided below.

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Vista
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x86
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100 reasons why you shouldn't touch Vista (2007-2009)


Submitted by marcin on Tue 10-Mar-2009

This document contains summary of various disadvantages available in Windows Vista collected from various sources and own experiences. I hope, that this page become popular and somebody from MS decide about eliminating some of described here issues in next Windows version.

Although for some users this system can be good and although author likes some new features inside, generally doesn't recommend this system now.

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Vista
x86
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Windows 7 Beta 1


Submitted by marcin on Sun 18-Jan-2009

Here is list of problems with beta 1 (build 7000). I was using laters VMWare Player, 10 GB HDD + 1 GB RAM (PC with 3 GB RAM and C2D 7300).

Installation and upgrade

  1. No extended partition creating during setup
  2. No directory selecting for system (it's always installed in Windows directory on selected disk)
  3. There is created additional partition 200 MB

Security and privacy

  1. There is disabled by default displaying files extensions...

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Windows 7
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N82 review (2008)


Submitted by marcin on Wed 30-Jul-2008

In many places you can read about about excellent features of Symbian devices. This article will show some their advantages and disadvantages in normal life on N82 example... In many places I will speak about iPhone and other too...

Battery

The more advanced phone, the shortest battery life. This is how we can describe devices created by Nokia and many other manufacturers. My question is: can't be created and produced for example 1600 mAh batteries (like in PDA) for them ?

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Nokia
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Gammu+ internals


Submitted by marcin on Mon 07-Apr-2008

I will want to document some internals of project here... This page will grow with project...

First of all, let's start to explain what we need to comunicate with phone... The most important is OS driver for medium used for communication (irda, BT, cable). It's external (for example provided by hardware manufacturer) and installed in OS.

We can separate our project into two things:

  • common part (in common directory)
  • client applications (for example command-line version from gplus directory)

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nx6325 (2007)


Submitted by marcin on Sat 02-Jun-2007

Page moved from the gammu.org... Page was updated by me before June 2007 and later updated by other people on the gammu.org (I have marked it here by italic). This is rather in IRC or blog blog than article - you have been warned ;)

Currently new/used notebooks are cheaper and cheaper. If you want something for development, something 64 bit capable, you can consider the HP NX6325. We will describe problems with this family of notebooks here and give all kinds of possible tips...

Buying

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Cellular technology history (2006 - 2007)


Submitted by marcin on Sun 20-May-2007

This text was written mainly by Marcin Wiącek, one of main authors of the software presented here. Information here was written from the point of view and knowledge of a man living in Europe. It was collected from many (official and unofficial) sources and is provided only to give a more complete historical info.

This can be treat as blog, roadmap, some Nokia related story or many other things. You can choose the best interpretation here...and probably each one will be good.

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Nokia
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MS Windows (2007)


Submitted by marcin on Fri 23-Feb-2007

These are my random thoughts about MS Windows for x86... IMHO, we can speak about few time periods:
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198x - Windows 1.x, 2.x
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1990 - Windows 3.0. First more widely accepted and used

1992 - Windows 3.1 (Janus). Only protected mode, new: True Type fonts

1993 - Windows 3.11. APM

Summary: 16-bit time. Microsoft cooperated with IBM and there was OS/2 created during this time. First tries of making graphic subsystem (there was DirectX from it created). There were first network releases (Windows for WorkGroups).
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Vista
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Nokia keypad codes (2006)


Submitted by marcin on Wed 26-Jul-2006

This page describes keypad codes in Nokia phones.

There are given numeric representation, but also codes using chars. How to read them ?

Look, where you have char on phone keypad and press numeric key connected with it. And the same for each next. Example: *efr0# = *3370#

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Phone information

*#0000#
*#9999# *#170602112302# *#682371158412125#
*#3110# *#3810# *#5190# *#6120# *#837# *#6190# *#8110#

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