22 January

A useful application of mobile phone cameras

Snapping photos of business cards was one of the reasons I chose a business phone with cam - even though OCR has to be done off-board, sadly. Now, a 2D Barcode Reader would be a real treat, provided more and more business cards utilize QRcodes in the near future! A sensible business feature for the top of the line Nokia business handset, I'd say... [Read More!]
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08 January

How to boot a real harddisk in VMWare

The knack is to install the VMWare SCSI driver (included with VMWare Tools) before booting the SATA or PATA harddisk and then to configure it in the VMX config file as follows:

scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"
scsi0:0.fileName = "win_raw.vmdk"
scsi0:0.deviceType = "rawDisk"
scsi0.present = "TRUE"
scsi0.virtualDev = "buslogic"
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06 January

Introducing the new Nokia E70 smartphone

Switched from my OPIE palmtop, that served me well for over two years to a Nokia Smartphone based on the Symbian Series60 platform. Mainly I wanted to consolidate my gadgetry into a more integrated device (in conjunction with a new mobile plan). [Read More!]
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