...stuff I do and things I like...

Monday, July 28 2008

OLSRd 0.5.5 for Maemo

I just updated my Maemo port of OLSRd.

The package is in my Chinook repository, this is here.

Direct download is here

btw. this is due to some bugging by Gramels :-) Do you have free Internet again?

Friday, July 18 2008

Short Talk on NFC Mobile Phones and Payment

at the Cast Workshop SmartCards und Bezahlsysteme here in Darmstadt. Looking forward to visit my employer of my undergrad days (Fraunhofer IGD).

Thursday, July 17 2008

PHS300 Firmware Upgrade

...now it fully supports the Huawai E220.

Finally CradlePoint updated the firmware for their mobile access point PHS300 that bridges your GPRS/UMTS/HSDPA USB device to wireless lan. The PHS300 supported the E220 already but it was not as nice as it could have been. Now it works like a charm. I can have my E220 plugged into the PHS and just need to flick the switch to have Internet access a couple of seconds later. Some other features they added are: support for a SIM pin and display of the GSM signal strength.

After this firmware upgrade the PHS300 is a really good piece of hardware that was totally worth the money.

Saturday, July 12 2008

iPhone 3G

I was at Media Markt (in Weiterstadt) this morning to buy some stuff and not only they have a Apple shop now they even had an iPhone 3G for everyone to play with (black version). I had 5 minutes with the device and I must say I kind of like it. Maybe I really buy one with out contract and sim lock from Belgium.

Thursday, July 03 2008

Aldi Akoya Mini / MSI Wind Madness

I just came back from Aldi (Darmstadt) without a new netbook and I even got there before 8am. They only had about 10 pieces of hardware and almost everybody in line before me got a black version. When it was my turn there was only one sliver version left. So I left. I probably just buy a real MSI Wind. Just 3-4 weeks of waiting.

This is so funny, I never had the Aldi computer/laptop buying experience before. I especially enjoyed the upset people behind me in line.

Tuesday, July 01 2008

RMV Handy Ticket Kontrolle

so heute war es endlich so weit, ich wurde beim Fahren mit dem RMV Handy Ticket kontrolliert. Das lustige daran war aber eher die Tatsache das das Ticket nicht kontrolliert wurde. Der Kontrolleur sagte nur er sehe das Handy Ticket heute zum ersten Mal und es waehre schon OK. Er wollte nicht mal sehen was das Display anzeigt, ich hab es ihm dann trotzdem unter die Nase gehalten. Ich warte ja seit zwei Monaten drauf mal kontrolliert zu werden und jetzt das. Joe wurde wohl in Frankfurt schon oefter kontrolliert mit dem Handy Ticket. Von ihm weiss ich das es wohl eine optisches Lesegeraet gibt mit dem der Kontrolleur den 2D-Barcode von dem Handy Display ablesen kann und so das Ticket zu verifizieren. Laut Joe hat das bis jetzt noch nie geklappt. Das hat ihm der Kontrolleur wohl jedesmal auch gesagt das das mit dem ablesen nicht klappt. Aber meistens haben die Kontrolleure wohl kein Lesegeraet dabei.

Echt ne super Sache dieses RMV Handy Ticket.