Sharing internet with Nokia 770 over bluetooth

It’s been a (very) long time since I have posted here (again), but I bought myself a Nokia 770 last week, and it took me a lot of time to get it on the net, so I thought I’d share how I got it to work. First off, some interesting links: Host to host bluetooth on the gentoo wiki Enable root access on the maemo wiki Bluetooth networking howto on the Maemo wiki
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Working on a little bot: HangBot

I’m working on a new Jabber bot: HangBot. It should be able to let the user play small text-based games. Atm, playing Hangman (which is the game the bot is named after) and some other basic functions work. The next task on the list is making the menu-class more flexible so other games can be added easily. The hangman game is finished (it works as it should), but I still need to find a good dictionary for the game to pick words from.
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Finally an index page for www.realnitro.be

Yesterday, I uploaded a new index page for realnitro.be. It’s a small page, just to have something that refers to this blog, to some sites I made and to my e-mail adress. (I might add my JID too.) I don’t know if the page is working in IE as it should, but I might look into that later today. Having passed my exams in july, I have a lot of free time (three months minus some vacation work), so I’ll probably be able to post some more interesting stuff on this blog for the months to come.
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First exam, Nokia 770

The exams have started in a bad way. Hardly anybody had enough time to answer all questions of our first exam (‘Transportverschijnselen’). Lets hope for the best. As some people already know, I’m going to buy a PDA (or something similar) in the near future. The ones I am/was interested in are: the Palm Lifedrive, Dell X30 or X50, or the (to be released) Nokia 770. The LifeDrive is too expensive and slow I’m afraid, and the Dell’s, well… they use Windows :-p .
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Sauerbraten, some news

It’s been quite a while since I posted here. So here’s a little update. I’m preparing for my exams, the first one is friday. I can feel the exam stress already, which is good, because I need some stress to study. (if there is no stess, I waste my time with surfing and gaming) I’ve got 5 exams this semester, 3 difficult ones, and 2 easy ones (surprisingly, the easy ones are computer-related ;-) ).
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Mabber.py

Some time ago, I wrote a small python script that notified me with a jabber message whenever a new e-mail has arrived on my UGent-account. I already was using a similar script, but I wanted to create one myself. And now it’s time to publish it. :-) What does it do: it notifies you with a jabber message when a new e-mail has arived What do I need: a jabber account for yourself and for the bot, access to procmail filters, python support on the procmail server, a jabber client and my scipt.
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Php gotcha, mail, FOSDEM

It has been a while since I have posted here, for two reasons: I didn’t have much to say, and last week was very busy. I did a rewrite of the gotcha php-code that is used for the Home I live in. It took me a while to decypher the old code (amazingly complex), and eventually it took me 4 evenings to finish the job. However, the gotcha that’s going on atm still uses the old code.
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Volkstuintielt.tk done

First of all: do not try to use a XHTML strict doctype with a .tk adress. It makes IE go maaaaaaaaaaad. The rendering of my site didn’t even come close to what it was supposed to be. (Firefox did the job nicely, btw. ;-) :-p ) The site had been around for a year and a half now. It used to contain three frames and a lot of crappy code, and looked even worse than it does now ( ;-) ).
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Lessons restarted, webdesigning

The lessons for the second semester started today. The classes in the morning were dropped, but the ones in the afternoon – Electric Networks – were terribly boring (as usual :roll: ). I’m changing the code of one of my sites to XHTML atm. I’m nearly finished, but it will probably look quite f*cked up in IE. I’ll reboot into windows tonight and check it out. If anyone has some feedback about the code, plz comment it, so I can learn from my mistakes.
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Finished!

Good bye exams! Mechanica was all right, but it should have been better (did some calculations that took me 3⁄4 of an hour, and I didn’t need them :‘( ). Atm, I’m updating my system, and hopefully I will get the hardware acceleration working, so I can check the new test release of TC:E out. My expectations are high, I hope this release is not as much of a disappointment as the other one was.
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