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Fighting my way through WINSCW builds

I’ve been trying to set up a reasonable build environment with scons-for-symbian (huge thanks to Jussi Toivola for that) where I can get unit tests running quick enough. If you ever do something wrong with the builds you are truly … Continue reading

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Machinery of Freedom

Read David Friedman’s Machinery of Freedom last week, pretty good stuff. I think Machinery of Freedom pretty neatly presents some real implementation options for a libertarian society. I especially enjoyed: The calculation that the working class could buy up all … Continue reading

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Resolving OS-X aliases

My external drive recently started making clicking noises instead of spinning up some of the time so I thought it would be a good time to buy a new one. I keep my photos on the external disk and manipulate … Continue reading

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E32DBMS (Symbian database) performance

(This is a brief overview – I did some measurements at G but never got round to ask permission to publish the data) Jaiku uses the Symbian databases heavily. All of the posts you see in the overview, by-author and … Continue reading

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Network fun on Symbian

Been writing some network code for S60, using the HTTP stack for the first time (Jaiku has its own, crappy, stack because it used to run on 6.1). Couple of things that wasted me a day, once again: I tried … Continue reading

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Perl lexicals lifetime brokenness with nested anon subs

5.8.8 has a nasty bug in the lifetime of lexicals that are referenced in a closure that is nested within an anon sub (that doesn’t reference those lexicals). The first time the code creating the anon sub is executed the … Continue reading

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‘Cannot find phone’ error in software updater

I’m reflashing one of our N95′s to take it into use. But for some reason the Nokia Software Updater wasn’t finding the phone even after all the drivers were installed, the computer rebooted, the phone reconnected etc. Turned out the … Continue reading

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TCP is not reliable, it’s just ordered

I gave a talk last Sunday in the Free and Open Source Developers’ European Meeting (FOSDEM) 2007 on how Jaiku uses Jabber, aka XMPP, (Slides with notes, even if I don’t usually do that). I realized that there was this … Continue reading

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Forum Nokia FUD

Recently, I and some other people participated in a Forum Nokia Discussions thread on how to reboot the phone gracefully. I pointed out the undocumented SysStartup::ShutdownAndRestart() function with some example code, which was promptly removed. This sparked the following discussion … Continue reading

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Problems with 9.1 SDK tools

I’m just documenting what we have done here. These are not cookbook like. YMMV. Handle with care. err_formatter.pl does not handle arguments in spaces in them correctly. The line that puts together the command must be changed to my $command … Continue reading

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