Thursday, February 21 2013

IPv6 on Mobile
[03:40:59] matt [wronka.org]/Psi.generay T-Mobile supports native IPv6; I played around with it a bit on my N900 during their open beta phase. It's now mainstream, and rolled into their standard APN which anybody who's signed-up for an account in the last six years or so would probably be on (apparently some of my phones are still on the old Voicestream APNs which have at least recently still worked). According to them, only certain Android phones still work (half of them are Nexus brands). All recent Nokia phones (S40, Symbian) dating about at least five years should work fine too, the S40 phone I had has an option for it but I seem to recall it didn't work during the beta phase, and Nokia didn't want to support it.

Nokia Belle (S60) on the other hand was as easy as selecting "Advanced Options" from the network definition (when not connected) and changing the type from "IPv4" to "IPv6"; everything works from that point on. Well, except the native SIP client which wouldn't connect anymore (to my IPv4 server) and my J2ME Jabber client which wouldn't connect to (or resolve, I'm not sure which) the server. All synchronization, Opera Mobile, and in-built eMail worked fine; but the SIP client is a deal breaker.

Friday, March 30 2012

Smith Barney
[15:53:09] matt [wronka.org]/Trip Around the time Citi bought Smith Barney, they went from a usable, albeit non-stylish Web-based system for managing ones account to an Adobe Flash based system which suddenly left me stranded from my account. After finding a computer that ran Adobe's Flash plug-ins, it turns out you can't log-in with the Opera web browser for some confusing reason (it looks like bad scripting on Citi's part). I'm very happy I don't have any more shares with Smith Barney or Citi after finally being able to sell those.

Thursday, September 29 2011

[04:14:45] matt [wronka.org]/Merch I finally get to Internet that can log into the ekit management portal for my prepaid SIM-it doesn't seem to like Opera--and there is an unannounced outage. Horrible fail for a telecommunication company that explicitly targets travelling customers, many of whom only have sporadic access to the Internet. Ok, with cafés it might not be so bad, as this isn't a sat phone. Still, there appears no excuse for a telecommunication company that is selling mobile phone access not to announce scheduled downtime.

Thursday, February 24 2011

[15:36:21] matt [wronka.org]/Merch So far Fennec 4 preview on the N900 is a win. CSS support seems superior to the stock weblit browsers on Android and IOS, it's responsive, and very usable. My only complaint is that--unlike in Opera--there isn't a virtual keyboard in portrait mode.