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Gmails Label Improvements Broke BetterGmail2

Today Gmail released their improved label support. This update provided some very nice features like drag and drop emails into labels. and changing the order of your labels.

This change did how ever break BetterGmail2 a Firefox add-on. The most noticeable change was the break in the “Sub Labels“. Some of my labels only fit on the screen because the first bit is removed and then indented. Ie I have Mailing List/Ubuntu-za which now only displays Mailing List/Ubu which is rather annoying. The reason for this naming convention is Gmails Imap support does this.

but if you try to add subfolders in your mail client, they’ll become labels that look like this: Folder/Subfolder.

I hope there will be a release patch for this soon.

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 General 2 Comments

Best Alarm Clock Ever

I got a G1 a while ago. I have found the Alarm to be pretty lacking in the sense you can’t change the default Snooze time out from 10mins to any thing else. This is way to long I will have fallen fast asleep by the time the next one goes off and the first one wont have done any thing.

Luckily Android is open-source and some one modified the pre-installed alarm to create Alarming!.

This new-and-improved alarm functionality allows for a “Captcha on Dismiss” this sounds kinda scary but really it is amazing! Often I will press the dismiss button instead of snooze and over sleep this makes it much harder by having to press random buttons on the screen to deactivate the alarm. See the image one their home page.

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Monday, June 22nd, 2009 General 2 Comments

ZA’s nokia store joins others in failing

Further more on Nokia’s music store fail I recently found out that The South African branch or what ever they call them launched a localized version of the music store.

Nokia has a large(55.07%) share of the mobile’s with in South Africa in fact they have the largest, Yes I know this is only from people downloading applications but most of these users will be tech savvy enough to be able to use a mobile music store.

Back to the problem at hand. With this huge potential market Nokia’s za version of the store is even worse then worldwide and uk at least even with their bugs they allow any browser(mobile/web) to view their site and is mostly usable.

Firstly viewing the site from firefox. “Unsupported Device”

Nokia Music Store does not currently support your device. Further information about Nokia Music Store and compatible devices can be found at the Nseries web site.
You can access the Nokia Music Store from a PC using Internet Explorer

So that is what I did using Useragnet Switcher set to N85 one of the required Nseries I get redirected to an error page

An error has occurred – we apologise for the inconvenience.
If you are using a mobile device please try reloading the Nokia Music Store
If you are using a PC with Internet Explorer click here to try the main Nokia Music site
If the problem persists, then click here and tell us which page you were trying to view

Nokia are you trying to get users to use your product? The Uk version is complaining about slow sales? Maybe their product just doesn’t work good enough.

Their profits seems to be falling quite drastically is laying off staff an attempt to fix this?

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Thursday, April 30th, 2009 General Comments Off on ZA’s nokia store joins others in failing

Android Is Expanding

Weechat Urlgrab Script

I have been using the devel version of weechat since the security issue was found.

I mentioned there was 2 scripts missing from the devel version that I used to use, weenotify, urlgrab.
weenotify was ported over by lavaramano

Urlgrab was another script that used extensively there wasn’t a port for it so I ported the original script.

My current Weechat Plugins
1) weeget – Weechat Script manager to install/update/remove scripts
2) iset – Provides added features for setting configuration vars.
3) urlgrab – Follows your buffers and detects urls (rather crudely currently) and adds them to memory allows opening of them in your favorite browser via /url N
4) notify – Uses Libnotify to alert users of private messages or highlights.
5) shell – Allows execution of shell commands from with in weechat.

Sunday, April 26th, 2009 General Comments Off on Weechat Urlgrab Script