Sunday, September 28, 2008

Hard reset (Default) on your Nokia e71

There will a time, you will find that your phone works slower and slower...or even hang!! Before you bring it to the center or technician to re-format it, you can maybe save your money and try perform a hard reset ( default/factory reset ).

Please always remind to backup your configurations and data FIRST! You can find the backup function in the Nokia Phone Suite application. Also remember to sync your address book either to Micosoft Outlook, OE or any raw data format. For SMS/MMS backup, you can change the storage location from phone memory to your external memory card.

To change the SMS/MMS storage location :

  1. Go to "Menu"-->"Communication"--->"Message"
  2. Click on "Options"-->"Settings".
  3. Select "Other"
  4. Change the options for "Memory in use" to "Memory card".


To hard reset :

  • Click " * # 7 3 7 0 # ".
  • Then it will request for your Lock Code, use "12345" unless you had previously changed it.

Everything will be back to the factory settings. What you need to do now is reinstall your applications, sync back the address book and restore the configuration data.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Display a cool clock on your e71

Just notice this a couple days ago, now you can use your Nokia e71 as your clock without pressing any buttons! And it is cool...I think! :P

Before enable this symbian clock, you need to press the center button to display the clock ( see the photo below ) :

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Now, you can have something like this ( see the photo below ) on standby mode :

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So, what you need to do is just go the any specific profile that you are using. Then "turn Off" the breathing light.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Free WiFi in Penang : Wireless@PENANG

Further to the Wireless@KL which I personally had an bad experience on it, never able success to get online thru it or even browse to it portal page! ( Just keep showing "under maintenance" ) It happen in most of the wireless@KL in the heart of the Kuala Lumpur!


Back to the topic, on this day 19th Sept 2008, Wireless@PENANG is launched by the Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng. Penangites is going to enjoy free wifi wireless network within Penang! Their target to complete it within 18 to 24 months.

It sounds great, isn't it? You can now login to your messenger tool like MSN, Yahoo! all day long using Wifi instead of expensive and unstable crap 2G or 3G network! You can even make voice call to your buddy using skype and it is all Free! Cool!

Again, back to the realistic. How stable and how brilliant the network maintenance will be ? How the team would handle the 2.4GHz RF interferences and hand-over ? It would some of the challenges ( there are actually more.. ) that the operator and the network builder have to iron it...

References :

The Edge Daily : Penangites to enjoy free WiFi services

 The Star : Penang launches statewide free WiFi project

Monday, September 15, 2008

How to send messages within a shell terminal in Linux ?

There are TWO(2) common methods that you can communicate and send messages between users in shell terminal in Linux. Most of the kernel is compiled with the package, i.e. wall and write.

Wall is a command to send message to everyone in the shell terminal, in the other word means broadcast the message.

( Refer Wall Manpage )

Example :

root@localhost:/# wall    ( press Enter )
Hello Testing...broadcast using wall
( Ctrl-D to broadcast )

Broadcast Message from josephlee@localhost
        (/dev/pts/2) at 22:21 ...

Hello Testing...broadcast using wall

Write is a command to send message to a specify user in the shell terminal. Normally you will also need "who" or "w" command to find out who is in the terminal.

( Refer Write Manpage )

Example :

write testuser    ( press Enter )
Testing 123...     ( Ctrl-D to send )

Message from josephlee@localhost on pts/2 at 22:26 ...
Testing 123...

Sunday, September 14, 2008

How to get WLAN MAC Address in Nokia e71 ?

There might one day you want to find your Nokia e71's wireless MAC address for whatever purpose e.g. configure a static fixed lease in your DHCP server, monitor the bandwidth usage etc. Or it may also useful when you are trying to 'hook' it to another wireless device which only able to configure and it is filtered by MAC address.

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So, this is way on how you can get your WLAN MAC address :

Press " *#62209526 "

Definition for MAC Address for those who don't know what it is...a definition from Wikipedia :

In computer networking, a Media Access Control address (MAC address) or Ethernet Hardware Address (EHA), hardware address, adapter address or physical address is a quasi-unique identifier assigned to most network adapters or network interface cards (NICs) by the manufacturer for identification. If assigned by the manufacturer, a MAC address usually encodes the manufacturer's registered identification number..... ( more here... )

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I got my Nokia e71!!

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This is my new phone, Nokia e71 !!

Wowow....just got it couple of weeks ago. Initially I was waiting for the WiMAX 802.16e ready handset, then I had made up my mind --->> "Don't wait anymore, it still need some times for WiMAX ready handset, especially those smart phone, to be in the market~"

Until Today, I strongly recommend for this phone, kudos Nokia!!Today onwards, I will post some info, useful applications and my experience on this phone beside posting the Networking & Linux related article.

My Nokia's phone software version :
( You may check yours by pressing the Mobile Secret Code *#0000# )

100.07.76  <--- Software version
08-06-2008  <--- Software release date
RM-346 <--- Compression Type
(C) Nokia E71-1 (26)

More specifications info from Malaysia Nokia Web

Monday, September 8, 2008

How to prevent MSN Messenger SPAM

Recently got lots of MSN messenger spamming...really irritating, sigh~ Look at the photos below for some example :



If you are using Windows Messenger :

  1. Click 'Start' and then 'Control Panel' .
  2. Click 'Administrative Tools'.
  3. Click 'Services'
  4. Locate 'Messenger', right-click select on your mouse and select 'Properties'
  5. Under 'General' tab / 'Startup Type' select 'disabled' from the drop down menu
  6. Click The 'Stop' button
  7. Click 'OK' to save

If you are using MSN Messenger :

  1. Click ‘MSN Messenger Service’..
  2. Click ‘Tools’, and select ‘Options’.
  3. In ‘Options’ dialog box, click ‘Privacy’ and select ‘Alert me when other users add me to their contact lists’.
  4. When someone tries to add you to their buddy list, a dialog box will ask if you want to allow him or her to contact you. If this request is from a stranger or someone you don't want to hear from, check 'Block this person from seeing when you are online and contacting you.'

If you still encounter the same problem after performing the steps above, try the steps below :

  1. Click ‘Messenger Service’.
  2. Click ‘Tools’, and select ‘Options’
  3. In the ‘Options’ dialog box, click ‘Privacy’, and select ‘All other users’ and click ‘Block’. This will prevent people who are not on your buddy list from sending you messages or adding you to their contact lists.


Note: New friends will also be prevented from adding you to their contact lists unless you add them to your list first.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Google is announcing it browser Chrome!


Rumours of a Google browser project since year 2004, now a posting in Google official blog has makes it much more tangible.


Google has stated that Chrome will be an open source application, with the terms described indicating a BSD or Apache permissive licence. A beta version for Windows will be released on September 2nd with Mac and Linux versions being developed. The company is hosting a press conference at its Mountain View, Calif., headquarters Tuesday at 11 a.m. PDT.


The comic book is now available on Google Books. It gives a "human-readable" or rather we called it "layman-readable" format for it technical details on this Google Chrome project.

More readings :