• My new phone

    Photo of phone showing button separated I decided to get the HP iPAQ rw6828. It arrived this week, but I’m wondering…. is it supposed to do this?

    Then there’s the debacle that they didn’t port my old number over to the new SIM that comes with this phone (my old phone is CDMA so didn’t have a SIM).

    It now looks like I’ll end up with the new number on the SIM just in time to send the new phone back to be fixed. I do wonder if a drop of glue might be an easier solution.

    I also noticed that Optus coverage around my house leaves a bit to be desired.

    Apart from the falling off button, the technology itself looks good so far.

  • Central Splitter installed

    I’ve finally got the C10100E Central Splitter (from MATS Systems) installed, and I’m pleased to see that the new connection speed is a reasonable amount faster than [previously recorded]/2006/04/adsl2-is-here.html). This also means that I’ve been able to relocate the modem and VoIP hardware into the storeroom (instead of sitting on the kitchen bench!)

    ADSL2+ (After Central Splitter) | | Upstream | Downstream | | — | — | — | | SNR Margin | 9.0 dB | 8.5 dB | | Line Attenuation | 22.5 dB | 33.5 dB | | Speed | 942,200 | 12,129,800 |

  • Windows Imaging Component RC1

    The Windows Imaging Component (WIC) provides WIC-enabled applications to display, edit, and access metadata for any image format for which a WIC-compliant CODEC is installed.

    This looks like it might be useful if you need to open or examine graphics files.

    It appears that it also comes as part of .NET Framework 3.0.