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June 24, 2006

out with the old, in with the new

your friendly neighborhood happyfunboy finally did it…

bye bye

he’s tossed out sage, the firefox extension, as his primary rss reader.

as handy as it is…

they call him...the bandit

it doesn’t hold a candle to rss bandit.


that logo looks like a pirate!

and just in time for the sequel to pirates of the caribbean, to boot.

i love it when a plan comes together…

|| posted by chris under freebie, opinion, thumbs up, utility belt || comments (1) || ||

June 24, 2006

wm5 device emulator index

since it took so long to finish… and the funcave doesn’t have certain helpful amenities, like categorization… here’s a handy index to all the posts in the recent series on windows mobile 5 & device emulator. enjoy!

|| posted by chris under funlab, index, mobility || comments (11) || ||

June 23, 2006

which marvel superhero are you?

this should come as little to no surprise to the folks who know me…


how could your friendly neighborhood happyfunboy be any superhero but the lone sentinel of the spaceways?

|| posted by chris under more cowbell, nostalgia || comments (4) || ||

June 21, 2006

wm5 device emulator: direct push action

Well, we’ve made it to the main goal of the Device Emulator 1.0 Funlab series…

Direct Push emulation!

Here’s an outline of the equipment we’re using for this Funlab environment:

  • HP laptop, which includes…
    • Separate wired and wireless Ethernet connections
    • Virtual PC running Small Business Server 2003 Standard Edition
      • 2 virtual Ethernet interfaces
      • Self-signed certificate
      • Remote Web Workplace enabled
      • Outlook Web Access enabled
      • Outlook Mobile Access enabled
    • Device Emulator 1.0
      • Windows Mobile 5 with MSFP
    • Internet Explorer
  • Wireless/wired router
    • Serving IP addresses via DHCP
    • Internet access
      • Only used to test connectivity here & there

So that you can see how everything is laid out, both physically and logically, check out the network map of this Funlab environment… 

Continue reading this post at the Funboard (free registration required)

|| posted by chris under funlab, mobility, virtualization || comments (6) || ||

June 19, 2006

welcome to hellsouth

the screaming reptilian from florida noted earlier that cingular released the msfp upgrade for windows mobile 5 devices today.


now before anyone lets any pigeons loose…

might want to take note of a couple things.

in their usual ham-handed fashion, cingular’s fumbled the release process from the start.

visiting the msfp download page will have you searching fruitlessly for the upgrade & leave you with nothing but the following message at the bottom:

Check back soon for the download link to the required updated firmware for the 8125 and 2125. We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with the download.

also, as per usual, hellsouth wants you to smile and grit your teeth while they make you squeal like a piggy for any added functionality.

the special data plan rates for direct push for both windows mobile pocket pcs & smart phones are $5 & $10 higher, respectively, per month than what those plans previously cost.

which, quite frankly…

should surprise absolutely no one.

|| posted by chris under mobility, rant, thumbs down || comments (2) || ||

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