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PC to SMS

PC to SMS

There are still people who only use feature phones or even simpler. How can one use a key board to send messages via SMS. Here are my notes, Twitter, ICQ and SMS gateways at the moment. I marked this as deprecated today.

The CMS states that this article was created in March 2017, but the content seems much older. I was looking at how to improve this wiki’s documentation of Skype, came across this note and think it’s way past its best; certainly there is the third party mysms and microsoft now offer software to link your phone which meets this requirement, called imaginatively “my phone“. 

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Hotpoint Fridge Freezer HMB312AAI

Hotpoint Fridge Freezer HMB312AAI

Our fridge freezer is a Hotpoint HMB 312I or maybe an HMB312AAI. I need some spare parts. I no longer own this fridge and some of the links have gone away; I have replaced them with web archive copies. I hope this is useful to someone!

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Exporting ello.co

Exporting ello.co

This it seems is no longer relevant. I have marked it deprecated. The ello URL syntax described i.e.  http://ello.co/username.json no longer works. They weren’t very helpful to the project when I first looked at it. This post morphed into a generic web login via scripts page. I will consider splitting it and making the ello stuff private (or even deleting it.) 

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Auto-translating a web page

Auto-translating a web page

This page was originally set up in 2015 when looking at using REST to invoke web site translations. My original code is still available on the test web site and below but Google & Babelfish have changed their APIs. I decided to refactor the page in 2022. The changes in the google API have been significant and my ambitions of including popular first languages in the UK led me to implement the gtranslate widget in 2022. This post has some use if you want to copy the version 2 code, but I have marked the page as ‘deprecated’.

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Mac Appstore won’t upgrade

I hit the problem with my Mac Book Mavericks build that the App Store wouldn’t run an Xcode Upgrade. It offers me the terms and conditions but there’s no continue button. A, now disappeared thread on the Mac support forums offers a very complex diagnostic process or proposes that you download a free application to ‘blow it through’. Having done this, ask for the Xcode upgrade using the App Store. It seems that it sets an environment variable or writes a cookie so that it knows you’ve signed in and agreed the new ToS and doesn’t offer the revised terms and conditions when you press the update button. Worked for me.

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File Transfer & Windows 8.1

I want and need a better, faster interface for ftp and my blog server. Obvs needs to be encrypted. It seems that Windows 8.1 does not offer sftp natively but recommends WEBDAV. On my various clients I have multiple operating systems, but mainly Windows.

The wise-ftp link failed today (24 Jul 22); the page is nearly eight years old and I also marked the page as deprecated.

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Yvette Cooper at Demos

This is/was a note on a speech made by Yvette Cooper called the challenges of a Digital World to our security and liberty. This has a link to the speech, but was made in May 2014, the world has moved on. As ever my review of Labour front-bench speeches proves/proved to optimistic. I have marked the article deprecated.

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Automating posts to Google+

Automating posts to Google+

I once wanted to post my blog stream to google+, but it seems overly difficult to do. Even harder now that Google have shit-canned it. This is now marked as deprecated, but overleaf/below are my notes when this seemed a good idea,

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Decorating Blockquotes

Now I have one of those pretty quote decorations in my quotes on this wiki. This post is deprecated. It should have been marked so when I adopted Nulis. You can read what I said in 2013 by using the Read More button. …

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delicious linkrolls

Time to revise this page. It was originally created to document the runes on how to use the delicious provided javascript linkroll generator, it then covered the slow and painful death of the service and my attempts to postpone the inevitable.  In late 2019, I found my backup copy and posted it to the blog, the consequent page became too large to edit and the rate of death of the links led me to delete the page. Writing soem tools might have been fun but the usefulness of the list was very questionable. I marked the post as deprecated in July 2022.