[1st & 2nd Oct. 2011] Foundation Licence Study Course and Examinations Weekend

The two-day study coarse and examination will be conducted by Paul Hoffmann (VK5PH)

Where: Glenelg Scout Hall (see map below)
When: 0900 – 1700 hrs on 1st and 2nd October 2011, Upgrade examinations only around 1000 hrs on the Sunday 2nd

Costs:
Examination – $70 ($35 for students under 18yrs old)
New licence – $66 (this is the yearly licence fee thereafter)
Licence upgrade – $41 (N/A to Foundation Students)
Callsign – $5 for the next available callsign or $20.00 to select you own callsign from those available.
Incidentals (refreshments, postage, handouts) – $10 (N/A to scouting people)

For more information contact Paul
email: vk5ph @ wia.org.au (remove the spaces)
Phone: 0418 803 177

New Linux Counter update script

Linux Counter’s new update script is an all bash script that uses a secure connection with ‘curl’ or ‘wget’ to upload the user’s machine stats back to the Counter server, so no need to now worry about the problem of having a mail server to send machine stats.

I honestly think this script is a great improvement and hopefully more people will setup the new script to automatically update their stats via crontab.

Anyways you can get the new script here

OxygeN build.prop tweaks

Here is the build.prop I use on my Android OxygeN ROM with tweaks added that I have found to make my smartphone more enjoyable and snappier to use. The comments in the in the file tell what is happening. Also this build.prop has been modified for use in Australia (AU).

To use the build.prop file copy it to /system/build.prop with ‘root explorer‘ for example

# begin build properties
# autogenerated by buildinfo.sh
ro.build.id=GRJ22
ro.build.display.id=GRJ90
ro.build.version.incremental=eng.renan.20110824.225054
ro.build.version.sdk=10
ro.build.version.codename=REL
ro.build.version.release=2.3.5
ro.build.date=Wed Aug 24 22:51:07 BST 2011
ro.build.date.utc=0
ro.build.type=user
ro.build.user=renan
ro.build.host=ozone
ro.build.tags=test-keys
ro.product.model=HTC Desire
ro.product.brand=htc
ro.product.name=bravo
ro.product.device=bravo
ro.product.board=bravo
ro.product.cpu.abi=armeabi-v7a
ro.product.cpu.abi2=armeabi
ro.product.manufacturer=HTC
ro.product.locale.language=en
ro.product.locale.region=AU
ro.wifi.channels=14
ro.board.platform=qsd8k
# ro.build.product is obsolete; use ro.product.device
ro.build.product=bravo
# Do not try to parse ro.build.description or .fingerprint
ro.build.description=passion-user 2.3.4 GRJ22 121341 release-keys
ro.build.fingerprint=google/passion/passion:2.3.4/GRJ22/121341:user/release-keys
# end build properties

#
# ADDITIONAL_BUILD_PROPERTIES
#
ro.sf.lcd_density=240
rild.libpath=/system/lib/libhtc_ril.so
wifi.interface=eth0
#wifi.supplicant_scan_interval=15
ro.telephony.default_network=0
ro.opengles.version=131072
dalvik.vm.heapsize=32m
ro.media.dec.jpeg.memcap=20000000
ro.modversion=Oxygen-2.2.2
ro.rommanager.developerid=adamg
ro.config.ringtone=Sceptrum.ogg
ro.config.notification_sound=Castor.ogg
ro.config.alarm_alert=Alarm_Classic.ogg
ro.com.android.dateformat=dd-MM-yyyy
ro.com.android.dataroaming=false
ro.url.legal=http://www.google.com/intl/%s/mobile/android/basic/phone-legal.html
ro.url.legal.android_privacy=http://www.google.com/intl/%s/mobile/android/basic/privacy.html
ro.com.google.clientidbase=android-google
ro.com.android.wifi-watchlist=GoogleGuest
ro.error.receiver.system.apps=com.google.android.feedback
ro.setupwizard.enterprise_mode=1
keyguard.no_require_sim=true
persist.adb.notify=0
ro.ril.enable.managed.roaming=1
ro.ril.oem.nosim.ecclist=911,112,999,000,08,118,120,122,110,119,995
ro.ril.emc.mode=2
dalvik.vm.dexopt-flags=m=y
net.bt.name=Android
dalvik.vm.stack-trace-file=/data/anr/traces.txt

#
# ADDITIONAL ADDITIONAL_BUILD_PROPERTIES
#

# Hardware rendering (GPU)
debug.sf.hw=1

# Decrease dialing delay
ro.telephony.call_ring.delay=0

# improve scrolling responsiveness
windowsmgr.max_events_per_sec=150

# improve overall touch responsiveness
debug.performance.tuning=1
video.accelerate.hw=1

# battery saving by reducing wifi scan interval etc
wifi.supplicant_scan_interval=180
pm.sleep_mode=1
ro.ril.disable.power.collapse=0

# 3G signal tweaks
ro.ril.hsxpa=2
ro.ril.gprsclass=10 
ro.ril.hep=1
ro.ril.enable.dtm=1
ro.ril.hsdpa.category=10
ro.ril.enable.a53=1
ro.ril.enable.3g.prefix=1
ro.ril.htcmaskw1.bitmask=4294967295
ro.ril.htcmaskw1=14449
ro.ril.hsupa.category=5

# Fix some application issues
ro.kernel.android.checkjni=0

# Disable blackscreen issue after a call
ro.lge.proximity.delay=25
mot.proximity.delay=25

# hitting the volume rocker will not wake phone
ro.config.hwfeature_wakeupkey=0

# button lights on when screen is on
ro.mot.buttonlight.timeout=0

ro.config.hw_menu_unlockscreen=false
persist.sys.use_dithering=0
persist.sys.purgeable_assets=1
ro.mot.eri.losalert.delay=1000