Thursday, October 25, 2007

What type of developer are you?

I came across this interesting link in mads kristensen blog , it was about testing what type of developer you are. I took the test are here is the result..

Your programmer personality type is:


You're a Planner.
You may be slow, but you'll usually find the best solution. If something's worth doing, it's worth doing right.

You like coding at a High level.
The world is made up of objects and components, you should create your programs in the same way.

You work best in a Solo situation.
The best way to program is by yourself. There's no communication problems, you know every part of the code allowing you to write the best programs possible.

You are a liBeral programmer.
Programming is a complex task and you should use white space and comments as freely as possible to help simplify the task. We're not writing on paper anymore so we can take up as much room as we need.

Take up the test here.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Low Volume problem in iPhone

I have having volume problem with my iPhone from the moment i bought it. I tried googling around for a firmware to fix it but couldn't find any answer even though many people have reported this problem. Atlast, I found the solution, don't laugh over this :)

I wanted to keep my iPhone clean so I haven't removed the sticker that comes on top of it and the sticker covers the receiver as well. So I made a small cut/hole on the sticker where the reciever is and boom I have the iPhone working in all its beauty and I can hear my friends on the other end clearly... I think there might be few folks out there who didn't realize so I am posting this so they could benefit from it ;)

iPhone SMS problems

I have been having problems with the SMS application in iPhone, it displayed 1 message but whenever i try to view my inbox it simply crashes and springboard gets displayed. After much googling, I found the answer here.

I found the problem is with ZYB... yup. the same cool service I blogged a while ago, which can get all the phone numbers from your cellphone stored in a central repository. Apparently a message they send has few alphanumeric characters which iphone can't open ;) cool hack.. So the simple solution is to use iBrickr to delete the /var/root/Library/SMS/sms.db file. Caution : This will delete all your messages that are stored in your inbox. You can also take the approach of installing SQLite and browsing thru the records and then deleting the malicious sms alone.

Battery that will last for 30 years

Next time when you buy your laptop make sure you ask for betavoltaic batteries ;) yeah... these batteries are currently under research and will soon be replacing the lithium-ion batteries. We have all been tired of having to charge our laptops every 2-3 hours, imagine if we could have a battery that could last for 30 years (that's the coolest thing I could imagine next only to iPhone)

Read here for more information.