I use the Nokia e61i as my mobile. Instead of my telco's data plan (which offers me a meagre 1GB per month) I simply prefer to use my home wireless LAN when I am at home. Until recently I used the wireless "access point" without any secure settings, but have had to move to WEP now due to cheeky neighbors.
Problem: Nokia's WLAN option kept prompting me for the WEP key *everytime* I would connect to my email or any website.
After googling for a good many days and bumbling around on Nokia's forums, I have finally figured out how to make Nokia remember the cotton-picking password. Simple answer: you need to lose your cached WLAN entry, which may be stored as a non-WEP access point.
Here are the more detailed steps:
- Delete your current WLAN access point you've created for the E61i. This is the secret sauce.
- Now, under
Tools > Settings > Connection > Access Points
Select Options and create a new access point using "default settings". We'll tweak them below.
- Under Connection Name, pick a name for your connection. This doesn't have to be your wireless network's SSID, but you can keep it under the same name.
- Under Data Bearer, select WLAN.
- Under WLAN Network Name, select manual entry and type in your SSID name.
- Under Network Status mark "Hidden".
- Network Mode will be the default: "Infrastructure".
- Under WLAN Security Mode, choose your security type. For instance, mine is WEP, so that's what I selected.
- Under WLAN Security Settings, go to WEP key settings and define your encryption level, format, and key. For instance, for WEP you might have 64 bit, ASCII, and "xyzabc" as your level, format, and key respectively. If you don't know this stuff, this entire tutorial is perhaps not for you, otherwise you know what these values are. (You can always login as admin user into your wireless router and reconfirm these settings for your specific case.)
That's it. You can now connect to some website or your email server on your mobile phone, select the WLAN with the name you chose in Step 3 above, and your Nokia e-series phone will remember your WEP password for good. Finally.
Among many new exciting features, WordPress 2.6 released the ability to store each and every revision of your posts, like an elaborate update history. Now this can be a pretty useful feature if you are only making substantive changes to your articles, but if you change a "the" or a preposition, this can be overkill.
The suggested workaround to disable this revision function is to enter a variable in your wp_config.php file. But this takes away the functionality from the entire blog.
Revision Control plugin for WordPress
I discovered a superb plugin today that makes this process very simple. It allows you to define the setting from the WordPress aministration interface on a Global basis. That is, to
- Disable All revisions for all posts/pages
- And override on a per-page/post basis.
For example, I can set Revisions to Disabled globally, and then enable it to store say 5 revisions for a Specific page(Without affecting any other pages).
You'll find some Info ( & Download link) on it here:
This is not MU compatible yet (untested).
Interesting technology for user interfaces. Check out the link and the video
Uninstall or upgrade ASAP
NYT is running a misleading (to put it politely) article titled "Corrupted PC's Find New Home In the Dumpster" which basically advocates throwing out your old PC and getting a new one if you get infected by worms or viruses. Yeah right and so forth
Robert Cringley of PBS isn't happy with merely a tech column. He wants his own TV show, downloadable from the PBS website of course in true geek spirit.
Can't get enough nerdiness on Slashdot and Kuro5hin? Starting Sept. 6, PBS will broadcast a Web-exclusive downloadable series featuring the best of the nerd lot.
Dubbed NerdTVâ„¢ ?, the series of 13 one-hour shows will be hosted by technology columnist and industry insider Robert X. Cringely.
Cringely, author of "Accidental Empires: How the Boys of Silicon Valley Make Their Millions, Battle Foreign Competition, and Still Can't Get a Date," will interview such nerd notables as Pay-Pal co-founder Max Levchin, original Macintosh programmer Andy Hertzfeld and Bill Joy, father of Berkeley UNIX.
In a column on pbs.org last week, Cringely offered a bunch of nerd-friendly production and format specs for the series and stressed that NerdTV will be distributed under a Creative Commons license, which means viewers can redistribute the shows at will. Which is an interesting development, the CC license is beginning to be heralded among music circles as well, because it affords an artist the ability to remix and mash licensed songs as they see fit for non-commercial purposes. Personally, I can't wait to make my own 'remixed' versions of Cringely's show for my own nefarious purposes.
Combination of Gmail's RSS reading functionality and Bit Torrent files available through RSS files. So you have no excuse now not to use all that gaping storage space in your Gmail account.
If, like me, you're tired of running into loads of spam on Technorati and Feedster these days, you know how exciting the prospect of blog-only searching by the two big tyke search engines is. Well Yahoo's making overtures (no pun intended).
If you've got Firefox, you've got to check it out.
Very pleasant Gecko-based interface and (almost) all the functions you need in an HTML editor.