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Forum: Maemo 5 / Fremantle 2010-09-08, 16:08
Replies: 237
Views: 63,708
Posted By dba
Re: How do you use multitasking in N900?

I sometimes have an open xterm in background, running ssh with port-forwarding. Useful for mail access to a machine on an otherwise inaccessible network. I'll also regularly fire up a window to...
Forum: Maemo 5 / Fremantle 2010-04-07, 02:03
Replies: 149
Views: 33,394
Posted By dba
Re: How bad is the mail client...

I'm Dave to my friends, and I do get on a bit don't I?

Thanks for that.

I think you'd be better served by addressing individual problems with individual brainstorms. Lumping many issues...
Forum: Maemo 5 / Fremantle 2010-04-06, 02:37
Replies: 149
Views: 33,394
Posted By dba
Re: How bad is the mail client...

That is an unfortunately titled brainstorm. Modest is arguably "useable" by many people already. A better title, if you wished to create a catch-all brainstorm for Modest, might be "Improve Modest...
Forum: Alternatives 2010-04-04, 17:23
Replies: 11
Views: 5,835
Posted By dba
Living in the past - MVS/370 on my N900

Back in the way early '80s, even before I became a dad, I was an operations and tech support manager for a mid-sized IBM mainframe installation. We had a room sized monster (by the standards of the...
Forum: Maemo 5 / Fremantle 2010-03-04, 04:09
Replies: 16
Views: 3,232
Posted By dba
Re: Do Not Alert on Emails

Thanks for the pointer to that bug, Andre.

I see I'm a bit late to the party. What I'd like to have is the ability to disable email alerts except those with headers containing one of:

Forum: Nokia N900 2010-03-02, 21:49
Replies: 7
Views: 1,332
Posted By dba
9300<->N900 sync worked, thanks

Just a final follow-up here for the benefit of the next person to use the power search button on t-m-o.

"Halloooo? Anybody?"
<sound of crickets>
My first attempts at getting the N900 to sync...
Forum: General 2010-02-22, 00:15
Replies: 417
Views: 44,900
Posted By dba
Re: what was your phone before n900??

Nokia 9300 with Blackberry Internet Service.
Forum: Nokia N900 2010-01-28, 14:49
Replies: 40
Views: 13,298
Posted By dba
Re: I want to write apps for N900. Should i learn C or C++?

Your age is irrelevant unless you are renting a car. I'm 40+ years older than you, yet don't doubt that you could teach me a thing or six.

You don't mention if you have another Linux machine...
Forum: Nokia N900 2010-01-23, 22:56
Replies: 3
Views: 1,731
Posted By dba
I'll guess: FAT32 filesystem doesn't support Unix...

I'll guess: FAT32 filesystem doesn't support Unix permissions.

(Please retitle your post.)
Forum: Nokia N900 2010-01-12, 19:12
Replies: 32
Views: 6,154
Posted By dba
Re: Emergency, help me please, thank you. full rootfs

Yeah, it's going to be noisy all right. ("Going to be", he says. :rolleyes:)

Immediately after posting my rant I went over to brainstorm, intending to propose that the installation of anything...
Forum: Nokia N900 2010-01-09, 19:17
Replies: 51
Views: 8,386
Posted By dba
Re: Wishlist (or what we miss)

Hardware-wise, I wish the N900 had come delivered with a compass. That noise-cancelling feature on the Nexus One looks particularly tasty, too. I wish there was more main memory associated with the...
Forum: Competitors 2010-01-06, 21:44
Replies: 24
Views: 3,917
Posted By dba
Re: Interesting read

asidana doesn't say, but the article s/he links to is an unsophisticated user's subjective comparison of smartphones (with the N900 ending up #1).
Forum: Nokia N900 2009-12-20, 04:50
Replies: 7
Views: 2,289
Posted By dba
Re: Emergency. my device is completely frozen. even power off switch does not work

Nota bene: cutting power is only a last resort sort of alternative. Filesystem corruption is not a pretty thing.
Forum: General 2009-12-08, 04:44
Replies: 15
Views: 4,403
Posted By dba
Re: Why Open Source Phones Still Fail

What Randall said: think "uncontrolled" rather than "unexpected". The article was clear about the disruptive nature of outsiders playing in the carriers' sandbox, and there are more active projects...
Forum: Community 2009-12-04, 02:21
Replies: 17
Views: 5,386
Posted By dba
Re: New N900 USER and DEVELOPER Sub Forums

I think our s/n ratio would benefit from a little more heavy-handed moderation.

In the meantime, does vBulletin support killfiles?
Forum: Nokia N900 2009-12-02, 22:32
Replies: 118
Views: 38,890
Posted By dba
Forum: Applications 2009-12-02, 04:29
Replies: 39
Views: 16,044
Posted By dba
Re: Can we expect IMAP IDLE on n900?

If you need imap-idle support, then consider voting for bug #3888 (
Forum: Nokia N900 2009-11-29, 18:17
Replies: 26
Views: 6,159
Posted By dba
Re: I'll buy N900, but I have questions about it :/

It's pretty much a meaningless question. They both do different things, and where their features intersect one is better in some ways and worse in others. "Apples" and oranges, y'know.

Asking if...
Forum: Applications 2009-11-02, 22:30
Replies: 46
Views: 14,380
Posted By dba
Re: FireFox (beta4)

I think I'm not enamored of the browser tabs off the left margin - Maemo already has a UI for switching to another webpage running in the background. How is this superior?
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