Upgrading to Raspberry Pi Model B+

Often my OpenELEC Raspberry Pi would get stuck at pre-boot. The culprit turned out to be a faulty SD card connector. Unclipping the connector pins (as suggested in the elaborate diagnostic wiki on eLinux.org) and soldering on an alternate low-profile SD card adapter (that I ordered from crazypi.com) fixed it.

By that time, I had already ordered the new Raspberry Pi Model B+. My first impression – this is how the original Model B should have been designed!

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A mentally costly experience of buying a lounger

Beware: Owner wouldn’t think twice before fleecing money from you. If you’re a sharp person and not easily fooled, try your luck.

The above was my original review on Google Plus. The owner called me up on seeing the review and asked me to remove it since in his opinion, nothing had gone wrong. As such, I am doing a follow-up on the review here.

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Review: Telebrands ‘Kevin Trudeu’s Memory Management Package’ commercial

All these books/course do nothing but “package” and remodel all those human memory management technique that are already available on the net or in books. If you are someone too lazy to research on the net or search through local bookstore and libraries, then I guess you can very well go for this and this-related products/books. Continue reading Review: Telebrands ‘Kevin Trudeu’s Memory Management Package’ commercial

Phone Review: Sony Ericsson Z610i

This review is on the cellphone Sony Ericsson Z610i. It is intended to be a buyer’s guide to make a choice of whether to buy this item or not. And also a process of making this yet to be popular phone come to some limelight.

About the phone

If you are looking for technical specifications of the phone, check out Sony Ericsson website http://www.sonyericsson.com/spg.jsp?cc=global&lc=en&ver=4001&template=pp1_1_1&zone=pp&lm=pp1&pid=10527.

In short, the phone is of a clamshell design with smooth glassy mirror-like surface. It has Bluetooth with A2DP stereo, GPRS, 3G, POP3 Email, MMS, Video call, etc. It also has dual camera with the main camera being 2 mega-pixel. There is an outer OLED display that is surprisingly visible only when it is active.

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Nokia 3300 Cellphone Review

Overall Phone Features: (as on Nokia Website and GSMArena)

  • Mobile music player for MP3 and AAC files
  • Stereo FM radio
  • Digital recorder from integrated FM radio and Audio Line-In
  • Music files as ringing tones
  • Music storage on multimedia card
  • Multimedia messaging & GPRS web access
  • Java™ games
  • For GSM 900/1800 networks
  • Xpress-on™ covers

Note: There are two variants of this phone, one released in America (with Qwerty keyboard and Bluetooth) and another for European and Asian market (without Qwerty keyboard and Bluetooth.) All the details here are with respect to the latter (Eurasian) model.

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