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social media done wrong again:

I can’t guarantee that these people actually have hired somebody or if they even ran a spam bot accross wordpress sites, but it pretty much looks like it.

Let me break it down for all of you people out there who are even playing with the thought of blasting your nonsense through the web in the hope of gaining a couple of links to your pityful site.

It is not cool to spam blogs with random things and a URL to your own website like this:

Plissee fürs Wohnzimmer günstig kaufen

The text in the comment body was the following:

The panel van edition specially designed for the British General Publish Office, and applied by the two postmen and telephone engineers was called the Bedford HA110 right here, and had a specially tuned engine. Detuned in fact, in order that it produced a mighty 27 bhp! The joke in the time was that it absolutely was reserved for carrying 2nd class letters, which did not offer up coming day delivery.

Which first of all is completely unrelated to the post it was left on and secondly, doesn’t have anything to do with them.

Even if it’s pretty hard to prove that they actually did send off that spam bot, they are still doing social media wrong, because all of their currently 38 tweets look exactly like this with varying products:

I’m begging you guys, whoever did your social media and PR stuff, fire them. Thank you.

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Cyanogen Mod on Huawei 8650/8652 or AT & T Fusion on Mac OS X

cyanogen mod on huawei h8652 h8650 Cyanogen Mod on Huawei 8650/8652 or AT & T Fusion on Mac OS X

I have previously reported troubles and tips for rooting my AT&T Fusion, which is a low budget smartphone that has an exchangeable sim card, which is great for everybody who wants to buy a phone in the US and bring it back to Europe or elsewhere.

Anyways, I was still stuck on one topic and in a conversation with Lennart he doubted, that a Cyanogen Mod image for my crappy hardware probably existed.

But it does! icon biggrin Cyanogen Mod on Huawei 8650/8652 or AT & T Fusion on Mac OS X

After being frustrated with the bloatware on my phone, I found a thread in the android forums called:

Huawei Fusion (U8652) Roms, C7 mod & root!, which is a great help.

Remove the bundled apps on this at&t phone

I finally could remove apps like:

  • Documents To Go
  • Layar
  • AT&T billing bla bla
  • AT&T tons of other stuff

This thread works great, besides, for Mac users, there is no real instructions and the .bat files don’t really work. Although, as you might sense already, there is a solution for that!

First of all, forget the drivers download, you don’t need it.

Just download the Android SDK and fastboot, start it and download the platform tools, after that copy the adb file to the clockwork mod folder and run the commands in the ClockWorkMOD (Bootloader-Volum DOWN+ POWER).bat file by hand.

This is what actually is in the file:

adb-windows.exe reboot bootloader
timeout /t 5
fastboot-windows.exe flash recovery recovery.img

What you have to run after putting the adb file in this directory:

./adb reboot bootloader && ./fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

Now in my case, after also booting to recovery mode, operating with the VOL+ and VOL- keys and installing Cyanogen Mod, it was stuck in an endless boot loop (I played around with some advanced features and did not clear the dalvik cache)

Cyanogen Mod and the infinite boot loop

If you’re stuck in an endless loop, boot it to recovery mode again, clear all the caches and re-install cyanogen mod. That worked for me, if it doesn’t for you, go for google, that’s what brought me here with a phone that runs like thrice as fast.

So how is the Cyanogen Mod so far

All I can say is faster, prettier and not messing up my entire internal storage.

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First personal contact

Mentioned previously, I have some disagreements with my current university. For not leaving out the positive parts I have to say that the prompt reaction after my blog post is very appreciated. Prior to the meeting I had with the administration today, the big relief had already settled in, that and C# are not the only ways to a bachelor degree. We in fact are allowed to code with whatever we want and for now I think we have to choose PHP or C# for an exam project. This hopefully will not be the case on the day I leave this place.

So in contrast to my previous university, my blog post had an impact, I was listened to and encouraged to help to improve this, although the general happiness about the post itself was limited.

This is definitely and environment I can work with. Correcting the link from the previous post, that was sent to us ( I have no received the correct link which leads to a framework, that is supposed to make cross platform API involving development easier: Does anyone have any experience with this framework?

Wrapping up, it was a nice first day and I’m looking forward to doing cool stuff with interesting people.

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First Contact

All summer I was excited to see how my new studies at the Erhvervsakademi Lillebælt in Odense as a Web Developer would be like. Next monday will be my first day and I’m already frustrated with the incompetence of this institution.
My future coding teacher failed to use the BCC field in his email client and published my email address to a bunch of people I didn’t know. At this point I want to state, that I would accept a formal apology.
C# and (very valuable and great technologies which surely have a future in the field, cough cough) are in the curriculum and I feel the need to abuse this blog as a watchblog for all this university/school/whatever screws up.

Secondly, they again use Fronter, a dysfunctional spy system to determine absence and engagement of students which suffers from incredibly bad usability and which I believe is a complete disaster. Oh they failed to sign me up for that too (without asking of course).

As a Mac/Linux user I feel discriminated by the requirement of Microsoft Visual Studio for development. I also without being asked have been signed up for some Microsoft Development Network (thanks a bunch). I have no idea how anyone in their right mind could stick to this proprietary solutions, while the real world is full of Linux servers, asynchronous, non-blocking I/O and everything you can wish for. Did somebody snuggle with the lobby too much?

Teachers obviously don’t feel obligated to call back.

Hello to one more place who does not seem to care about either privacy or being open about what they are going to teach. If they ANYWHERE would have mentioned this proprietary garbage, I would not have signed up at this place.

Also great is, that part of our curriculum obviously is a webshop for womens swim wear (no joke, the URL is in the file I was sent):
I hope my teacher will personally promote the sexy swim wear that is advertised in the front page slide show.

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Can’t find my Wifi with my android phone

A quite embarrassing fact, both for me as a geek and for Android 2.3 and probably other versions, or maybe the low hardware quality of some phones. I could not find my wifi, but all I had to do was to switch the channel of my wifi to a lower number. It was on channel 12, switched to channel 1 and my phone could find it.

My router configuration now:

Security: WPA/WPA2

Channel: 1 (instead of 12)

My Phone:

Linux; U; Android 2.3.5; en-us; Huawei-U8652 Build/HuaweiU8652B855)

Fixed! (looking forward to a more up to date smartphone.)

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