HTC Evo 4g is pretty cool

Just picked up an Evo 4g to replace my Palm Pre and pretty happy so far, 4 days of use. I will miss my WebOS but I still have the palm pixi for work to fill the void.
The Evo is a whole other world from the Pre, just based on the screen real estate alone. I will be posting more about the Evo and my use of applications on the Android platform in the near future.

official google reader in the Android market

showed up on Monday but not much news about it. Checking it out now and looks pretty sweet for us google reader fans.

HP dm3t Ubuntu - toggle touchpad on/off

I found the following fix on this website,

Step 1 - create a script to toggle the touchpad.

Create a script in /usr/local/bin named (don't forget to make it executable)


if [ -e /tmp/mouse-disabled ]; then
rm -f /tmp/mouse-disabled
xinput set-int-prop 'ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse' 'Device Enabled' 8 1
touch /tmp/mouse-disabled
xinput set-int-prop 'ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse' 'Device Enabled' 8 0

Step 2 - create a keyboard shortcut to execute this script when the key above the touchpad is pressed.

* Go to System > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts
* Click on Add to add a new shortcut
* * name = Toggle Touchpad
* * command = /usr/local/bin/
* click the word 'disabled' next to the new shortcut and press the key above the touchpad
* close the keyboard shortcuts menu

HP DM3T Linux touch pad scrolling issue

Ever since I loaded Ubuntu 10.04 on my HP dm3t laptop the scrolling on the right side of the touch pad has not worked. I found a fix on this web site,

sudo modprobe -r psmouse
sudo modprobe psmouse proto=imps

to make this permanent, place

modprobe psmouse proto=imps

in /etc/modprobe.d/options

JoikuSpot 3.0 released

You can download this update from
This corrects the Nokia N97 Maps issue with the previous version of JoikuSpot.

Nokia N97 wireless static IP address

Menu > Settings > Connectivity > Destinations

Enter the "destination" containing the access point that is your WLAN. Edit that access point.

Options > Advanced settings > IPv4 settings

Enter the phone's IP address and you will then be prompted to enter other key pieces of information such as the subnet mask, default gateway and nameserver addresses.

I really like my Nokia N97 camera

I'm no photographer, but I like this picture taken with my N97 camera phone.

JoikuSpot and Nokia n97 BUG!

I have found a serious issue with JoikuSpot Professional and Nokia n97 maps v3.04. Everytime I start up Maps and initiate a search, the screen goes white and the phone crashes. I have been able to duplicate this over and over. After uninstalling JoikuSpot, Maps works fine. I was running the latest JoikuSpot Professional.

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