Android 2.2 for Samsung Galaxy S (GPS Fix)

After my last upgrade, I realised that my GPS was broken. I eventually found a fix using this page. In short, if it happens to you, type *#*#3214789650#*#* then go to SUPL / CP Settings and select FQDN Type / AUTO Config. Reboot the phone and that should be it. My other settings were identical […]

Android 2.2 for Samsung Galaxy S (after thoughts)

A friend of mine recently reviewed the Android Samsung Galaxy S vs the iPhone. I have a few points I wish to make about this 🙂 I stayed on stock Samsung Android 2.1 (Eclair) for a month. Then gradually switched to leaked Samsung firmware based on Froyo (2.2) up to the latest version (XXJPO). At […]


A chap at work made me discover a neat tool today, passook which allows you to create “readable” passwords based on some preferences. On Debian/Ubuntu, you will need to install that package dictionaries-common.

DNSSEC in a few easy steps

I meant to write a quick note about this quite some time ago but only got around it today. You will be needing Bind 9.7+ for this as it includes all the cool DNSSEC tools you need. If you are still wondering what DNSSEC is, i suggest your start with this site. So DNSSEC in […]

Sheeva Plug & cross compiled kernel

I am the happy owner of this this little cutie. I however recently discovered that it doesn’t play nice with the USB2 module (ehci-hcd) and since this is compiled directly in the kernel, you cannot just unload the module… Fortunately, there is a solution. I could compile it on this ARM device but I have […]

Bash reference

A friend of mine stepped onto a nice Bash guide for developers, i feel the need to share as this is fairly good 🙂