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BESX_express_5.0.2.exe download problem!

Hello.

Just venting.

This is the third f@#$ing time i’ve tried to download the Blackberry Enterprise Server Express 5.0.2 from the dog slow blackberry site.

I HATE BLACKBERRIES!

Get an iPhone they just work. If you don’t like iPhones, get an Android phone they are heaps better than Blackberries. If you don’t like Android phones or iPhones, get a windows mobile phone… and if you don’t like them either, get a Nokia.

Check this screen shot.

Blackberry can go get f!@$ed!

The server just stops working for no reason every now and then. The error messages are so vague. The solutions are so long winded they might as well say “If you have a problem with your BES server, try just doing everything you can possibly do to fix it”.

Anyone else hate blackberries?

If you stumbled across this link hoping to find a way to download the BESX_express_5.0.2.exe file in a reasonable time frame (ie not 4-5 hours) then sorry to have wasted your time. BUT I will maybe save you a-lot of heart ache. CHECK THIS PIC! FFS AT 99%… THIS IS A F!@#ING JOKE!

Please share your frustrations. Would also love to hear from someone who has nothing but shiny gold emotions falling from blackberries arse.

Acer Aspire Revo R3610

Here are some pics of an Aspire Revo R3610. About to try load mythbuntu or mythdora onto it. Will keep you posted.

Specs:

Atom 330 processor
4gb RAM
320gb sata 5200rpm hdd
Gigabit lan
Wifi draft N
Hdmi
Optic audio
Nvidia ION
6USB
eSATA
15 pin vga
Kensington lock hole
Sd xd mmc card reader
Vesa mount for LCD

WordPress and iPhone

Hi all, just posting this from my new iPhone to prove I can. Can actually type quite fast and acurately! So far this wordpress 2 app would have to be the coolest! Might even encourage me to post more!

Until the next time!

Izzy

Facebook DNS Block Fix

Hi All,

If you have Facebook blocked at work, it could just be a simple cheap DNS block, where the administrator has replaced the DNS entry for facebook.com on your local DNS server.

Unfortunately, changing the DNS server that your local machine uses, may not always be the easiest way around it, as the local DNS server might have entries that are required for local access to intranet etc to work.

Below is a host file modification that will override the modified DNS server, and allow facebook to work:

#Valid 22/06/10
#START COPY
127.0.0.1 localhost
# FACEBOOK
69.63.181.11 facebook.com
66.220.153.11 www.facebook.com
69.63.181.22 login.facebook.com
69.63.180.168 register.facebook.com
66.220.153.11 en-gb.facebook.com
66.220.153.11 es-la.facebook.com
66.220.153.11 pt-br.facebook.com
66.220.153.11 fr-fr.facebook.com
66.220.153.11 de-de.facebook.com
66.220.153.11 it-it.facebook.com
66.220.153.11 ar-ar.facebook.com
66.220.153.11 hi-in.facebook.com
66.220.153.11 zh-cn.facebook.com
69.63.178.31 developer.facebook.com
69.63.178.31 developers.facebook.com
69.63.181.11 apps.facebook.com
69.63.181.11 www-college.facebook.com
210.9.88.51 platform.ak.facebook.com
210.9.88.48 creative.ak.facebook.com
66.220.153.11 new.facebook.com
66.220.153.11 tr-tr.facebook.com
66.220.153.11 es-es.facebook.com
66.220.153.11 el-gr.facebook.com
66.220.153.11 sv-se.facebook.com
66.220.153.11 da-dk.facebook.com
66.220.153.11 zh-hk.facebook.com
66.220.153.11 zh-tw.facebook.com
66.220.153.11 fi-fi.facebook.com
66.220.153.11 hs.facebook.com
66.220.153.11 id-id.facebook.com
66.220.153.11 ru-ru.facebook.com
66.220.153.11 hr-hr.facebook.com
69.63.181.31 m.facebook.com
66.220.153.11 nl-nl.facebook.com
66.220.153.11 nb-no.facebook.com
60.254.186.26 ja-jp.facebook.com
66.220.153.11 ko-kr.facebook.com
66.220.153.11 ms-my.facebook.com
66.220.153.11 sl-si.facebook.com
66.220.153.11 connect.facebook.com
66.220.153.11 cs-cz.facebook.com
66.220.153.11 pl-pl.facebook.com
69.63.179.70 secure.facebook.com
69.63.181.31 iphone.facebook.com
66.220.153.11 blog.facebook.com
69.63.176.184 0.channel24.facebook.com
122.252.42.110 s-static.ak.facebook.com
69.63.176.49 creativeupload.facebook.com
69.63.176.49 creativeupload-sf2p.facebook.com
69.63.176.42 upload.facebook.com
#END COPY

*** Re-made to allow live up date on page refresh. Please go to http://www.armabloggin.com/facehost.php

Click Start/Run then type in “notepad c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts” (without the quotes) and press enter.

Copy and paste the above text between the start copy and end copy lines into the notepad file, and save.

Let me know if you have any problems with the above, and I might be able to fix them. Also if you want, I could make a myspace/youtube/or whatever else they may have blocked one for you by request.

Enjoy!

Could not start the user profile service service

I received the following message:

“Could not start the user profile service service”

In the system tray once logged in to the administrator user on windows sbs 2008.

When logging in as a non-administrator, I got the message:

“Please Wait For The User Profile Service”

Displayed for quite some time, before being able to see a black desktop with blank profile.

To fix it, after spending ages looking, I did the following:

Right click command prompt and run as administrator.

netsh
winsock reset
exit
exit

Then I rebooted the server as required, and the issue went away.

The issue occurred after performing windows updates, I am not sure which one kicked it off.

Hope this saves you some time!

Cannot start Microsoft Outlook. Cannot open the outlook window.

Hi All,

Had an issue where Outlook wouldn’t open up properly, and would show the following error message:

Microsoft Office Outlook

Cannot start Microsoft Outlook. Cannot open the outlook window.

Anyway, to fix it I went into Control Panel/Mail.

Then copied the default profile to a different name, then set the new one to default, and started outlook!

PRESTO!

Wireless 802.11N USB Adapter for long range P2P link

Hi All,

A mate and I are about to test out the following Wireless 802.11N USB adapters in an attempt to create a neighbourhood link that stretches 2kms.

We intend to create an antenna similar to the ones shown at http://www.usbwifi.orconhosting.net.nz/.

We found the cheap adapters at a decent Chinese wholesaler which had them at our doorstep within 3 days for next to nothing! The adapters work fine locally, but the real test will be when they are out on the roof going for the distance using a unidirectional antenna.

They’re obviously not designed for outdoor use, but we’re just going to wrap up the metal parts in tape, and hope for the best. Worst case we’ll be up for another set if it corrodes over time, and might end up trying silicone. For that price, who cares. If it works, we’ll save about $500 each in expensive wireless kit!

Will let you know our progress.

Specs of Adapter for those interested:

Manufacturer Specifications

  • Main Function: Wifi 802.11N USB Dongle for wireless internet (sometimes called WLAN network adapter)
  • Operating Wifi Standards: IEEE 802.11N (draft 2.0), IEEE 802.11G, IEEE 802.11B
  • Data Rates:
    - 802.11N: 300 / 150 / 108 / 81 / 54 / 27 Mbps (adaptive)
    - 802.11G: 54 / 48 / 36 / 24 / 18 / 12 / 9 / 6 Mbps (adaptive)
    - 802.11B: 11 / 5.5 / 2 / 1 Mbps (adaptive)
  • Operating Range: Up to 300M unobstructed and 150M with normal furnishings
  • Security:
    - 64/128-bit WEP Data Encryption
    - WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK, WPS, 802.11X Advanced Security
    - IV Expansion, Shared Key Authentication
    - Supports MIC
    - Supports Quality of Service (Q.O.S.) – WMM, WMM-PS
  • Modulation Method:
    - OFDM/CCK/16-QAM/64-QAM
  • Operation Mode:
    - Ad hoc
    - Infrastructure (access point is needed)
  • Operating Temperature: 0 C to 40 C
  • Operating Systems: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Mac OS X+
  • Interface: USB 2.0
  • Dimension: 88mm x 29mm x 12mm (L x W x D)
  • Manufacturer Ref: F7AB2FBCD044
  • Catalog Ref: Wi-Fi computer accessory

Wireless N USB Adapter

Wholesale electronics direct from China

Hi All,

I found this website selling wholesale electronic gadgets at great prices.

Check it out:

If you get anything, let me know your experience and the quality of the product. I will be adding some reviews on products shortly.

Pioneer DEH-P7050BT Bluetooth Head Unit and Nokia Phones

Ages ago I bought one of these head units, and had massive problems getting it to connect to my Nokia E51.

I spent ages doing research and finally found this on the Pioneer Europe website:

http://www.pioneer.eu/eur/content/support/support/update/deh_bt_update.html

They are instructions to upgrade the software on the head unit to work properly with Nokia N series phones (as well as E series obviously).

Hopefully I have saved you some time.

If you have any questions, drop a comment and I will respond or offer some advice.

All in all the deck is good. Audio quality is great, and have no issues with hearing, or people hearing me.

The mic is directional, so keep that in mind.

The menu is a bit fiddly, but once you know what to do, it is bearable.

If you still have issues after upgrading the software, I would recommend you delete all pairing etc on both the head unit and the phone, and start again from scratch. It seems to work best when pairing from the head unit rather then from the phone too.

Cheers

How do domains work?

What is a domain?

 

Domain names are a friendly way of displaying, and referring to a devices Internet Protocol (IP) address.

 

All devices connected directly to the internet have an IP address. 

 

Most web pages can be called directly by using the IP address in the web browser directly, unless they use virtual hosts to define the specific web hosting area.

 

Without domain names, we would need access Google by using the IP address. This would be difficult to remember!

 

An example of one of Googles many IPs is 74.125.45.100.

 

Instead a site like Google, or even this one, use domain names to help translate to this IP address in a humanly recognisable way.

 

How do I set a domain up?

 

To setup a domain name can be quite confusing if you are unfamiliar with how it works.

 

Domain registration.

 

Since the internet has existed, organisations like Ausregistry, and ICANN have existed to regulate domain name registration. The organisations sell and manage the rights to domain names on a yearly or bi-yearly basis.

 

To start with, you must find a suitable domain registrant. For Australians I would recommend Webcity. They have great prices, and excellent hosting packages to compliment.

 

The pricing of registration varies from registrant to registrant, so it pays to shop around.

 

For two years of .com.au hosting, I would expect to pay no more then $40AUD Inc. Registration for .com is cheaper, and is done yearly. I would expect to pay no more then $15AUD Inc per year.

 

Domain hosting.

 

Once you have found and registered your domain name, you will be given the opportunity to assign name servers. It is recommended you have at least two name server addresses assigned to the domain name.

 

The hosting information for these two name servers should reside on two separate servers to minimize downtime in case of failure.

 

You can setup your own name servers, but for the sake of about $10 a year, I would recommend having this hosted by a reputable company. Webcity can also help you out with this.

 

Setting your name servers under your domains registration can take up to 48 hours to propegate world wide. You will have to be patient if you need to change name servers.

 

The domain hosting information, commenly referred to as the domain zone file, contains information which tells the computer looking up the domain name, what to do.

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  • EUR/USD Analysis: Approaches Strong Resistance June 19, 2018
    The Euro gained slight advantage against the US Dollar on Monday. It managed to breach the 55-hour SMA and test the 1.1650 mark this morning. Technical indicators are gradually recovering from the massive plunge that occurred last week. It is likely that the price continues to edge higher during the first part of the day […] The post EUR/USD Analysis: Approa […]
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  • USDJPY Analysis: Plunges Due To US Tariffs June 19, 2018
    Monday’s trading session was spent with very low volatility in the 110.40/60 range, thus leaving USD/JPY fluctuating around the 55– and 100-hour SMAs at 110.50. This lack of movement changed drastically early today. The US introducing new tariffs on China resulted in higher demand for the Yen as a safe-haven currency. This caused a 0.90% […] The post USDJPY […]
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  • GBP/USD Analysis: Remains At 2018 Low June 19, 2018
    GBP/USD continues to trade sideways for the second consecutive session. The pair even diminished its trading range on Monday, as it was restricted by the seven-month low of 1.3230 and the 55-hour SMA. It is expected that volatility increases today due to several fundamental releases; thus, one of these two barriers will be breached. Given […] The post GBP/US […]
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  • Gold Analysis: Trades Near 1,280.00 June 19, 2018
    XAU/USD introduced no changes to its overall price level on Monday. The pair was trading in a narrow range around the 1.280.00 mark, as it failed to accelerate following the 1.77% plunge on Friday. A fall below 1,275.00 – its 2018 low – was restricted by the monthly S1. It is expected that Gold picks […] The post Gold Analysis: Trades Near 1,280.00 appeared […]
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  • AUD/CHF 4H Chart: Breakout Alerts June 19, 2018
    The Australian Dollar has depreciated significantly against the Swiss Franc since the beginning of June. The decline started after the currency pair hit strong resistance cluster formed by the weekly and the monthly PPs near the 0.7570 mark. During the past week, the 55-, 100-, 200-hour SMAs has pressurized the AUD/CHF exchange rate further south, […] The po […]
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  • CHF/JPY 4H Chart: Falling Wedge June 19, 2018
    The Swiss Franc has been moving in several patterns against the Japanese Yen since the beginning of this year. The currency pair is currently trading in a falling wedge-like formation. After hitting the upper boundary of a dominant channel on June 13, the CHF/JPY exchange rate began a new wave down. As a result, the […] The post CHF/JPY 4H Chart: Falling Wed […]
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  • WTI Futures Erase Rally, Could Weaken Further In Short-Term June 19, 2018
    WTI futures have reversed back down again after finding resistance at the 65.95 resistance level, achieved on Monday, which overlaps with the 20- and 40- simple moving averages (SMAs) in the 4-hour chart. Additionally, the price dived below the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement level of the downleg from 72.87 to 63.55, near 65.75. Looking at momentum […] The post […]
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  • US President Trump Wants A Further $200 Billion Of Tariffs On China June 19, 2018
    While there was risk yesterday from Central Bankers very little was said to move the market. Instead the Trade War narrative boiled up again with the latest headlines that US President Trump is planning to impose an additional $200Bn in tariffs against China. The increase in intensity has markets rattled with stocks lower globally, Japan […] The post US Pres […]
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  • US Housing Starts And Building Permits Are Expected To Remain Steady June 19, 2018
    At 08:00 GMT, ECB President Mario Draghi is due to speak at the ECB Forum on Central Banking, in Portugal. EUR crosses can be impacted by any comments made. At 08:30 GMT, ECB’s Praet is due to chair a discussion on the Macroeconomics of price and wage setting. EUR crosses can be moved by any […] The post US Housing Starts And Building Permits Are Expected To […]
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  • GBPUSD Moves Slightly Above 6-Month Low, Further Losses Are Expected June 19, 2018
    GBPUSD decreased considerably in the previous week following the bounce off the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement level of the downleg from 1.4375 to 1.3200, near the 1.3475 resistance barrier. The cable is trying to pare some of its losses but remains weak as it is still developing below the mid-level of the Bollinger Band (20-day simple […] The post GBPUSD Moves […]
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