Android links - maps, dial a phone number

If you’ve used Google search from an Android device to search for a business, you’ve probably noticed the two interesting “buttons” to the right of the search listing - “Get Directions” and a button for the phone number. It turns out, these are pretty easy to implement.

The “Get …

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root on a Cyclades ACS console server

At work we have a Cyclades ACS16 console server (running Cyclades-ACS16-Linux V_3.2.0 (Jan/04/08)). While the docs claim all sorts of LDAP features, there’s nothing (either in the web GUI or the CLI configuration tool) to setup LDAP with TLS or required group membership …

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Motorola Droid - Volume way too low

I’m not sure how I did it, but I’ve had my Droid for a few hours under a week - the phone’s uptime is about 187 hours - and I’ve already got a major problem. Sometime this weekend, somehow, the volume for everything got set way too low …

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Weekend of Code (Android)

The Droid is here (literally, sitting in my pocket), and I have the next two days off of work - plus the weekend. Minus personal commitments, that’s about two full (call it 16 hour) days to get some work done. While I have lots of things that could use my …

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Running a script on USB drive insertion

Before I even get into how to do this, be warned: this is a really bad idea unless you can ensure total physical access control to the machine. About the only place I’d ever use it is in a non-networked embedded system in a secure location. Its original intent …

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Droid!

I don’t like writing posts with a low useful content quotient, but here goes.

After having only one new (i.e. not used) phone in eight years - and the one new one was a Treo 700p, obsolete when I bought it - I decided to bite the bullet. I bought …

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