Power Saving device scams – they don’t save electricity nor do they reduce your power bill

The local free magazine had the local PoolMart pushing a GO4GREEN EnergySmart device with promises that it will save you up to 10% on your power bills. I had hoped that after the Earthwise PowerSavers device promoted by A Current Affair (ACA) and Today Tonight in January 2011 was exposed as being unable to meet […]

Purchasing Isopropyl Alcohol in Australia (aka IPA, rubbing alcohol, propan-2-ol, 2-propanol and isopropanol)

Isopropyl Alcohol also known as IPA, rubbing alcohol, propan-2-ol, 2-propanol and isopropanol is an incredibly handy solvent and cleaner. Do not confuse it with the cheaper propan-1-ol or 1-propanol as this damages plastics unlike Isopropyl Alcohol. Anything above 99% is suitable for most of the uses I’ve listed, the purer the better. It can be used for cleaning […]

Updating the B&N Nook Color using CyanogenMod 7 (CM7) firmware

I’ve been using the CyanogenMod 7 (CM7) firmware on a B&N Nook Colour for a while now and it brings with it Android 2.3 “Gingerbread” to not only the Nook Color but other devices as well. Installing the CM7 is easy by following the guide at xdadevelopers – Install CM7, OC kernel and Clockworkmod Keeping […]

Fatal error: Call to undefined function get_userdata() …… /wp-includes/capabilities.php on line 488

WordPress 3.1.1 site was down with error Error establishing a database connection. Checking the server logs showed memory errors [Fri Apr 15 18:03:41 2011] [error] [client xxx.xx.xxx.xx] (12)Cannot allocate memory: couldn’t create child process: /opt/suphp/sbin/suphp for /home/……/public_html/index.php, referer: http://www.google.ro/url?……… [Fri Apr 15 18:03:20 2011] [error] [client xx.xx.xxx.xx] (12)Cannot allocate memory: couldn’t create child process: /opt/suphp/sbin/suphp […]

Upgrading the Google Nexus One Froyo 2.2 (FRG83G) to Gingerbread 2.3 (GRI40) – Release Version

Gingerbread has finally been released for the Google Nexus One. I’ve just received the OTA update but you can direct download it from Google. Gingerbread 2.3 (GRI40) from Froyo 2.2 (FRG83G) More details to follow

Boycott the retailers pushing for GST on online overseas purchases

Retailers started complaining about the $1000 GST threshold on overseas goods imported by private individuals back in November 2010 and threw around many false and misleading claims to back up their position. Retailers call for GST on overseas sales In January the group of retailers grew and they have now launched advertising in the press […]

Upgrading the Google Nexus One Froyo 2.2 (FRF72) to Froyo 2.2 (FRF83) – Release Version

Download the 645kb update file from Google (signed-passion-FRF83-from-FRF72.684bd56a.zip) Follow the instructions here – Upgrading the Google Nexus One Eclair 2.1 to Froyo 2.2 – unrooted stock (note that step 9 may require you to press reboot )

Forcing the Google Nexus One to “phone home” for updates

To force your Google Nexus One to “phone home” for updates all you need to do is open the phone keypad and dial the following number *#*#2432546#*#* The number translates to *#*#checkin#*#* This will contact Google and check for updates and respond with a “checkin succeeded”

Upgrading the Google Nexus One Eclair 2.1 (FRF50) to Froyo 2.2 (FRF83) – Release Version

The release version of Froyo 2.2 has been released for Google Nexus One users. Download the 1828kb update file from Google (filename:  signed-passion-FRF83-from-FRF50.38d66b26.zip) Follow the instructions here – Upgrading the Google Nexus One Eclair 2.1 to Froyo 2.2 – unrooted stock (note that step 9 may require you to press reboot )

Updating Froyo 2.2 from FRF50 to FRF72

An update for Froyo 2.2 from FRF50 to FRF72 has been released and is available from Google’s website now. The update is similar to the Eclair 2.1 to Froyo 2.2 with one change. Download the 1.9mb update file from Google (signed-passion-FRF72-from-FRF50.bc033f9e.zip) Follow instructions here –  Upgrading the Google Nexus One Eclair 2.1 to Froyo 2.2 […]