* Posts by An Afternoon Alone

4 posts • joined 24 Feb 2009

Samsung Galaxy S II punters get a lick of Ice Cream Sarnie

An Afternoon Alone

Re: i don't want to come across as a clueless dimbo but

I have been using the teamhaksung ICS port for SGS and it really is very stable at this point. See here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1363593.

The CM 7.1.0 Galaxy S ROM (Gingerbread 2.3.7 iirc) linked above is also very good... but I would recommend the ICS goodness at this point.

None of this is for the faint hearted, but it is worth making the effort as the official Samsung ROM is quite dodgy in my experience. All of the ROMS mentioned here are more stable, with better battery life and performant than the last (leaked) version of the SGS Samsung ROM I was using (2.3.5 from samfirmware i think).

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Apple changed shape of Galaxy Tab in court filing

An Afternoon Alone
WTF?

App Drawer != Homescreen

wrt "When switched on, the text continues, both devices present an array of icons as shown in the image"

When I switch on my honeycomb devices I arrive at the home screen which is not in any way like the iPad app icon grid array. The photo show the App drawer of honeycomb, not the home screen. The picture and supporting text is very misleading in this regard. Were Samsung asleep at the back of the court?

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Travelodge blames 'vindictive individual' for email database breach

An Afternoon Alone
Facepalm

Reminds me of ..

.. when I received a marketing email from an Irish Travelodge hotel back in 2009. My email address was in the To: field along with several hundred other addresses... I emailed the sender the following message to which I never received a response. In retrospect I probably should have referenced Data Protection Law in order to elicit a response.

<snip>

Hello,

I would like to strongly complain about this email being sent in the form that it has been. Regardless of the fact that this is an unsolicited email, there are hundreds of addresses in the To: field of this email header. This is a well known means of proliferating spam. It is common practice in such a direct marketing mailshot to place such addresses in the Bcc: field. Perhaps your IT people would explain to you why this is the case.

Please remove my email address from your database immediately and confirm that this has been done by return email.

If anything, this sort of insecure marketing would give me much less confidence in the quality of your services and would certainly NOT encourage me to use Travelodge again.

Regards

P**** M*****

</snip>

Two weeks later I received more spam from these people, with zero addys in the To: field. I didn't get excited this time and have never heard from them since.

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Eircom to block Pirate Bay

An Afternoon Alone
Pirate

I love the irony that ...

... Eircom ads were turning up on TPB last year ....

http://www.mulley.net/2008/09/03/eircom-via-googles-doubleclick-advertises-on-piratebay/

but mainly I am worried that this sets a trend where commercial interests can limit access to information at odds with those interests.

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