Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Vimperator

I have been learning vi for the last few months, and in an effort to use it more, I have installed Vimperator on Firefox. It is basically an add-ons that can be installed on Firefox and what it does it that lets you browse a page using vi commands.

It is pretty nice, it allows me to browse a page without using the mouse. It gets very addictive actually because you come to a certain point where you even *feel lazy* to grab the mouse to browse the page.... Well, feeling lazy is a bit of an exaggeration... It's more than sometimes I am in the mood to use the mouse, sometimes I would rather keep my fingers on the keyboard.

Anyhow, it doesn't work well all the time though... But here is a command I found very useful for copying and pasting

1. / to search for something
2. i to enter carret mode
3. v to enter visual mode
4. move by j,k to select the text
5. y to yank the text
6. ctrl-v to paste later on...

that's it !

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Android without sim card

Here's how I managed to use android without a sim card:

Credits goes to this person: http://android-tricks.blogspot.com/2009/01/using-adp1-without-sim-card.html

Connect the device to your computer using the USB cable. You should be able to see a listing for your device if you run adb devices. Then execute the following commands.
  • $ adb shell
  • $ su
  • $ cd /data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases
  • $ sqlite3 settings.db
  • INSERT INTO system (name, value) VALUES ('device_provisioned', 1);
  • .exit
  • $ reboot
After reboot:
  • $ adb shell
  • am start -a android.intent.action.MAIN -n com.android.settings/.Settings